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February 6, 2016

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February 6, 2016

New Tool for Gauging Public Opinion Reveals Skepticism of Climate Engineering

Feb. 1, 2016 — Members of the public find the risks of climate engineering technology more likely than any of the benefits, according to an article. Such research is crucial because even if the goal of reducing ... read more

Survey Shows Aussies' Love and Concern for Great Barrier Reef

Jan. 29, 2016 — More than three quarters of Australians regard the Great Barrier Reef as part of their national identity and nearly 90 percent believe it is under threat from climate change, a new report ... read more

How Will Climate Policy Affect Energy Access Goals?

Jan. 14, 2016 — Without new subsidies and policies to support increased energy access, new climate policies could push access to modern energy out of reach for millions in Asia. Currently, three billion people ... read more

Long-Term Observations Hold Key to Climate Change Impact Assessment

Jan. 8, 2016 — Most ocean data sets are far too short for the accurate detection of trends resulting from global climate change, according to research. A new study will help to make decisions about where, and for ... read more

Jan. 7, 2016 — Outdated land management practices, a dearth of local decision-making bodies with real powers, a lack of long-term planning, along with long-standing educational and financial disempowerment and ... read more

Jan. 6, 2016 — A direct link has been shown between the greatest increase in Phanerozoic marine biodiversity and the onset of a sudden icehouse. The onset of sudden icehouse conditions during the Mid Ordovician was ... read more

Researchers Link Climate-Induced Disasters, Food Security Across Time, Place

Dec. 28, 2015 — Societal vulnerability to food shortage causes susceptibility to dangerous outcomes from climate challenges, new research confirms. This research shows that social factors like limited networks and ... read more

Dec. 22, 2015 — Corals may survive better in warm oceans where the water is clouded by floating particles, new research finds. The work shows that moderate levels of turbidity -- cloudy water -- could lower stress ... read more

Dec. 21, 2015 — Ice particles from sea spray affect the phase structure of clouds and their radiative impacts, a new study reveals. Researchers now say that sea spray is a unique, underappreciated source of what are ... read more

Dec. 21, 2015 — Estimates of future global temperatures based on recent observations must account for the differing characteristics of each important driver of recent climate change, according to a new ... read more

Dec. 18, 2015 — Estimates of future global temperatures based on recent observations must account for the differing characteristics of each important driver of recent climate change, according to a new ... read more

Dec. 18, 2015 — Will carbon uptake increase or decrease due to global warming? A new model experiment shows that uncertainties in modelled biological production makes the answer ... read more

Dec. 16, 2015 — Researchers have investigated what climate models have to say about how phytoplankton and ocean ecosystems will respond to the profound changes that Earth is ... read more

Dec. 14, 2015 — Scientists have discovered enhanced weathering of rock could counter human-made fossil fuel CO2 emissions and help to protect our ... read more

Accountability After Paris Agreement?

Dec. 14, 2015 — Who can and should hold states to account for how they live up to their commitments last Saturday made in Paris and beyond? The provisions on the table for formal mechanisms for states to hold each ... read more

Dec. 14, 2015 — New hydrophone surveys of migration gateways to the Arctic show that recent extremes in sea ice loss has opened new waters to humpback and fin whales that once ranged through the far north only in ... read more

Dec. 11, 2015 — Scientists are studying past changes in sea level in order to make accurate future predictions of this consequence of climate change, and they're looking down to Earth's core to do so. ... read more

Dec. 11, 2015 — Tropical groundwater may prove to be a climate-resilient source of freshwater in the tropics as intense rainfall favors the replenishment of these resources, according to a new ... read more

Volcanic Event Caused Ice Age During Jurassic Period

Dec. 11, 2015 — Pioneering new research has shed new light on the causes behind an 'ice-age' that took place on Earth around 170 million years ... read more

Functions of Global Ocean Microbiome Key to Understanding Environmental Changes

Dec. 10, 2015 — The billions of marine microorganisms present in every liter of seawater represent a structured ecological community that regulates how Earth functions in practically every way, from energy ... read more

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