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July 28, 2015

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July 28, 2015

Greenhouse Gas Source Underestimated from the US Corn Belt, Study Shows

July 27, 2015 — Estimates of how much nitrous oxide, a significant greenhouse gas and stratospheric ozone-depleting substance, is being emitted in the central United States have been too low by as much as 40 ... read more

Ocean Acidification May Cause Dramatic Changes to Phytoplankton

July 20, 2015 — Marine biologists have found that an increased ocean acidification will dramatically affect global populations of phytoplankton -- microorganisms on the ocean surface that make up the base of the ... read more

Cool Summer of 2013 Boosted Arctic Sea Ice

July 20, 2015 — The volume of Arctic sea ice increased by a third after the summer of 2013 as the unusually cool air temperatures prevented the ice from melting, according to scientists. This suggests that the ice ... read more

Warming Slow-Down Not the End of Climate Change

July 20, 2015 — A slow-down in global warming is not a sign that climate change is ending, but a natural blip in an otherwise long-term upwards trend, research ... read more

July 20, 2015 — Marine species that already roam far and wide throughout our oceans are extending their territories further and faster in response to climate change, according to new research an international team ... read more

July 16, 2015 — A new study of ocean temperature measurements shows that in recent years, extra heat from greenhouse gases has been trapped in the subsurface waters of the Pacific and Indian oceans, thus accounting ... read more

July 16, 2015 — Some earlier research suggested that polar bears could, at least partially, compensate for longer summer food deprivation by entering a state of lowered activity and reduced metabolic rate similar to ... read more

Climate Change Just One of Many Risks to Trees in the Tropical Andes

July 16, 2015 — Scientists have provided the first robust assessment of climate change impacts on extinction risk in the tropical Andes, an area of global importance for biodiversity. ... read more

July 16, 2015 — The sun's activity could be affecting a key ocean circulation mechanism that plays an important role in regulating Greenland's climate, according to a new study. The phenomenon could be ... read more

Tradable Energy Quotas Offer Fair, Effective Route to Low Carbon Society

July 16, 2015 — To achieve public support for a transformation to a low carbon society, politicians would be advised to implement a quantity-based energy quota system, with a fixed and decreasing cap on total use, ... read more

Are Marine Ecosystems Headed Toward a New Productivity Regime?

July 16, 2015 — Phytoplankton have been projected to produce less organic material as the oceans' temperatures rise -- with carry-on effects for higher levels of the food web. Based on new climate model ... read more

July 15, 2015 — A research team has reconstructed the crystal structure of BAP, a protein involved in the process by which marine archaea release carbon, to determine how it functioned, as well as its larger role in ... read more

Accounting for Short-Lived Forcers in Carbon Budgets

July 15, 2015 — New research shows how measures to reduce emissions of short-lived climate forcers can impact global carbon budgets for limiting climate change to below 2 degrees C over pre-industrial ... read more

July 14, 2015 — As climate changes, many species are spreading beyond their historical ranges. Here biologists announce a method to predict which species decline as a result. Testing the method in Ontario, Canada, ... read more

July 13, 2015 — A collection of fossilized owl pellets in Utah suggests that when the Earth went through a period of rapid warming about 13,000 years ago, the small mammal community was stable, even as individual ... read more

July 13, 2015 — The Greenland ice sheet has been shown to accelerate in response to surface rainfall and melt associated with late-summer and autumnal cyclonic weather events, new research ... read more

July 13, 2015 — Due to climate change, not only atmospheric, but also oceanic, temperatures are rising. A new study shows that increases in sea surface temperature can contribute to the development of stronger ... read more

Air Travel and Climate: What Is the Link?

July 13, 2015 — What impact does a warming planet have on air travel and how might that, in turn, affect the rate of warming itself? A new study has found a connection between climate and airline flight times, ... read more

July 13, 2015 — Scientists are forging toward tunable carbon-capture materials with a new study that shows how chemical changes affect the abilities of enhanced buckyballs to confine greenhouse gases. In a recent ... read more

July 10, 2015 — The amount of heat flowing toward the base of the West Antarctic ice sheet from geothermal sources deep within the Earth is surprisingly high, according to a new study. The results provide important ... read more

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