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August 24, 2016

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August 24, 2016

Global Climate Models Do Not Easily Downscale for Regional Predictions

Aug. 24, 2016 — One size does not always fit all, especially when it comes to global climate models, according to climate researchers who caution users of climate model projections to take into account the increased ... read more

And the Oscar Goes to ... Climate Change

Aug. 4, 2016 — New research finds that Tweets and Google searches about climate change set new record highs after Leonardo DiCaprio's Academy Awards acceptance speech, suggesting celebrity advocacy for social ... read more

Researchers Work to Understand Causes of Search and Rescue in the Arctic

Aug. 3, 2016 — Search and rescue operations in Nunavut have more than doubled over the past decade. In the communities of the vast northern Canadian territory, it's commonly felt that climate change is one ... read more

Mountain Environments More Vulnerable to Climate Change Than Previously Reported

Aug. 2, 2016 — New research by a forest landscape ecology professor shows that organisms will face more hardships as they relocate when climate change makes their current homes ... read more

Oceans Are Full of Barriers for Small Organisms

Aug. 1, 2016 — Subtle and short-lived differences in ocean salinity or temperature function as physical barriers for phytoplankton, and result in a patchy distribution of the oceans' most important food ... read more

July 21, 2016 — A new NASA-led study finds that almost one-fifth of the global warming that has occurred in the past 150 years has been missed by historical records due to quirks in how global temperatures were ... read more

July 20, 2016 — A new study of population trends among 46 ecologically diverse bird species in North America overturns a long-held assumption that the climate conditions occupied by a species do not change over ... read more

July 15, 2016 — An international research team has calculated the costs and benefits of calcification for phytoplankton and the impact of climate change on their important role in the world's oceans, a new ... read more

July 12, 2016 — The Northeast Pacific's largest marine heatwave on record was at least in part caused by El Niño climate patterns. And unusually warm water events in that ocean could potentially become more ... read more

Health Issues Due to Sea Level Rise Impact Communities in South Florida

July 12, 2016 — The Florida Institute for Health Innovation released a report today on communities from Palm Beach to Key West with the greatest risk for adverse health effects of sea level rise and mapped zones ... read more

Climate Tipping Points: What Do They Mean for Society?

July 11, 2016 — The phrase "tipping point" passed its own tipping point and caught fire after author Malcolm Gladwell's so-named 2000 book. It's now frequently used in discussions about climate ... read more

July 8, 2016 — The resurgence of Zika virus has raised anxieties about the spread of infectious disease by mosquitoes; climate change and species invasions are strong themes on the minds of infectious disease ... read more

Researchers Identify Human Fingerprint on Indo-Pacific Warm Pool Growth

July 1, 2016 — Scientists have provided the first quantitative attribution of the Indo-Pacific warm pool (IPWP) warming and its expansion over the course of the past 60 years, examining human influences and natural ... read more

June 29, 2016 — Climate change is already reshuffling the UK's wildlife calendar, and it's likely this will continue into the future, according to new ... read more

June 28, 2016 — A common close partnership which sees baby fish sheltering from predators among the poisonous tentacles of jellyfish will be harmed under predicted ocean acidification, a new study has ... read more

Better Information Needed to Understand Extreme Weather

June 23, 2016 — Scientists need more credible and relevant information to help communities become more resilient to extreme weather events such as floods, an expert has ... read more

94 Million-Year-Old Climate Change Event Holds Clues for Future

June 22, 2016 — A major climate event millions of years ago that caused substantial change to the ocean’s ecological systems may hold clues as to how the Earth will respond to future climate change, a researcher ... read more

Fossil Fuel Combustion Endangers Children's Health in Two Significant Ways: Scientist Reviews the Evidence

June 21, 2016 — Fossil fuel combustion and associated air pollution and carbon dioxide has been identified as the root cause of much of the ill health of children today. Because of their inherent biological ... read more

Crop Breeding Is Not Keeping Pace With Climate Change

June 20, 2016 — Crop yields will fall within the next decade due to climate change unless immediate action is taken to speed up the introduction of new and improved varieties, experts have ... read more

Climate Scientists Are More Credible When They Practice What They Preach

June 16, 2016 — Americans are more likely to follow advice about personal energy use from climate scientists who minimize their own carbon footprint, according to new research. Scientists used two large online ... read more

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