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May 1, 2016

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May 1, 2016

Landscape Ecology Must Play a Role in Policymaking

Apr. 27, 2016 — Landscape ecology considers the influence of time and space on environmental patterns. Because of this focus, it is uniquely positioned to inform crucial policy decisions -- in particular, those ... read more

Environmental Impacts of Demand-Side Technologies, Strategies for Carbon Mitigation

Apr. 25, 2016 — A new article aims to advance our understanding of life cycle environmental and natural resource implications of energy efficiency ... read more

Apr. 25, 2016 — Atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration was the major driver behind the global climatic shifts that occurred between 53 and 34 million years ago, according to new ... read more

Can Mountain-Climbing Bears Rescue Cherry Trees from Global Warming?

Apr. 25, 2016 — As the planet warms, one way for plants and animals to find their way to cooler territory is to move up higher into the mountains. Now, researchers have found that cherry trees are indeed making ... read more

Changing Climate Conditions in Michigan Pose an Emerging Public Health Threat

Apr. 25, 2016 — Changing climate conditions—including warmer temperatures and an increased frequency of heavy rainstorms—represent "an emerging threat to public health in Michigan," according to a new ... read more

Apr. 22, 2016 — The soaring canopy and dense understory of an old-growth forest could provide a buffer for plants and animals in a warming world, according to a new ... read more

Apr. 22, 2016 — Staghorns, the very corals responsible for establishing today's reefs, are now some of the most threatened coral species due to climate change and other human-made ... read more

Apr. 22, 2016 — Climate change is likely to worsen the situation of the largely drought-stricken hypersaline Urmia Lake in Iran. Even in the most optimistic climate change scenario and without any further human ... read more

Apr. 21, 2016 — A new study reveals that volcanic activity associated with the plate-tectonic movement of continents may be responsible for climatic shifts from hot to cold over tens and hundreds of millions of ... read more

US National Forests and Grasslands Could Yield Less Water in Future Climate

Apr. 21, 2016 — A warmer climate may lead to higher growth and productivity on US national forests and grasslands, but researchers say this could reduce quantities of freshwater flowing from most of these lands, ... read more

Apr. 21, 2016 — If emission rates continue unchecked, regions of the United States could experience between three and nine additional days per year of unhealthy ozone levels by 2050, according to a new ... read more

Crayfish May Help Restore Dirty Streams

Apr. 21, 2016 — While macroinvertebrates are a tasty food source for crayfish, a new study reveals a surprising finding: when crayfish were present in in-stream experimental enclosures, macroinvertebrate density was ... read more

1.5 C Vs 2 C Global Warming: New Study Shows Why Half a Degree Matters

Apr. 21, 2016 — Researchers have found substantially different climate change impacts for a global warming of 1.5°C and 2°C by 2100, the two temperature limits included in the Paris climate agreement. The ... read more

City, Corporate Actions Are Crucial to Global Climate Response, Researchers Say

Apr. 20, 2016 — When envoys from more than 130 nations, including 60 world leaders, convened to sign the Paris Climate Change Agreement, this historic deal was bolstered by contributions from hundreds of city mayors ... read more

Apr. 20, 2016 — The vast majority of Americans have experienced more favorable weather conditions over the past 40 years, researchers have found. The trend is projected to reverse over the course of the coming ... read more

Apr. 20, 2016 — Scientists can read old descriptions of eruptions and analyze ash deposits captured in polar ice, but consistently estimating the climate impact of past eruptions has been difficult. A new technique ... read more

Indian Monsoon: Novel Approach Allows Early Forecasting

Apr. 20, 2016 — The Indian monsoon's yearly onset and withdrawal can now be forecasted significantly earlier than previously possible. A team of scientists developed a novel prediction method based on a network ... read more

Apr. 19, 2016 — Ocean currents can carry objects to almost any place on the globe in less than a decade, faster than previously thought. While good for microorganisms such as phytoplankton that are essential to the ... read more

Feeding the World Without Further Deforestation Is Possible

Apr. 19, 2016 — Deforestation is necessary to feed the growing global population – this is a common belief that has now been disproven by researchers. In a new study, they present results that reveal that it is ... read more

Is Your Home Harming You? New Research Highlights Deadly Effects of Indoor Pollution

Apr. 19, 2016 — Indoor pollution from smoke, building materials and spores kills millions each year, say researchers. New work offers insight into ‘Sick Building Syndrome’ and how new smart cities could help ... read more

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