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Australia's dry June is a sign of what's to come

This June was the seventh-warmest and second-driest on record for Australia. Parts of the southwest and southeast saw record dry conditions as frontal systems passed further south than normal and high pressure exerted its ...

dateJul 06, 2017 in Environment
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Deadly heatwaves will continue to rise, study finds

Seventy-four percent of the world's population will be exposed to deadly heatwaves by 2100 if carbon gas emissions continue to rise at current rates, according to a study published in Nature Climate Change. Even if emissions ...

dateJun 19, 2017 in Environment
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Fungi awake bacteria from their slumber

When a soil dries out, this has a negative impact on the activity of soil bacteria. Using an innovative combination of state-of-the-art analysis and imaging techniques, researchers at UFZ have now discovered that fungi increase ...

dateJun 07, 2017 in Cell & Microbiology
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Climate instability over the past 720,000 years

A research group formed by 64 researchers from the National Institute of Polar Research, the University of Tokyo, and other organizations has analyzed atmospheric temperatures and dust for the past 720,000 years using an ...

dateMay 03, 2017 in Earth Sciences
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