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October 26, 2016

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October 26, 2016

Risk Analysis for Common Ground on Climate Loss and Damage

Oct. 20, 2016 — The Paris Agreement included groundbreaking text on the need for a mechanism to help identify risks beyond adaptation and support the victims of climate-related loss and damage--but how exactly it ... read more

Oct. 17, 2016 — The humble bait worm wriggling on the hook at the end of angler's line may be considered a low value resource, but in the first global assessment of its value and impact, researchers have ... read more

Team Delivers a Champion in Carbon Dioxide Conversion

Oct. 13, 2016 — A research team has developed an innovative concept to convert carbon dioxide into valuable products. The new process, coined “super-dry” methane reforming, intensifies carbon dioxide conversion, ... read more

Healthy Soil Is Essential to a Circular Economy

Oct. 13, 2016 — To achieve the Dutch government's objective of realizing a circular economy in the Netherlands, it is essential to maintain the productivity of the country's farmland. Healthy soil produces ... read more

Salty Snow Could Affect Air Pollution in the Arctic

Oct. 12, 2016 — In pictures, the Arctic appears pristine and timeless with its barren lands and icy landscape. In reality, the area is rapidly changing. Scientists are working to understand the chemistry behind ... read more

China's Emission of Toxic Fluorinated Chemicals Highest in the World

Oct. 12, 2016 — China is today the largest emitter of certain toxic fluorinated chemicals in the world, researchers show after measuring the levels of 12 fluorinated substances at the mouths of 19 Chinese ... read more

Oct. 11, 2016 — The impact of old forest roads on the species diversity in the rainforest of Central Guyana has been the focus of recent research. Investigators reached the conclusion that the established roads may ... read more

Oct. 10, 2016 — Researchers set out to answer one not-so-simple question: Is it feasible to build and operate a high-speed passenger ferry solely powered by hydrogen fuel cells? The answer is ... read more

Effective Emissions Limits in Europe Could Save Thousands of Lives Every Year

Oct. 10, 2016 — Effective coal regulation could slash deaths from toxic fumes by 85%, saving 20,000 lives every year, say European ... read more

Oct. 10, 2016 — As a consequence of a warming Earth, the risk of a megadrought -- one that lasts more than 35 years -- in the American Southwest likely will rise from a low chance over the past thousand years to a ... read more

Oct. 10, 2016 — Amid efforts to restore native oyster populations on the West Coast, how are oysters expected to fare under climate change in the decades and centuries to come? Not too badly, according to a study, ... read more

Oct. 7, 2016 — For at least a billion years of the distant past, planet Earth should have been frozen over but wasn't. Scientists thought they knew why, but a new modeling study has fired the lead actor in ... read more

As the Climate Warms, We Are 'Primed' for Worse Storms Than Sandy

Oct. 6, 2016 — With the climate warming and the sea level rising, conditions are ripe for storms deadlier and more devastating than Sandy that put more people at risk, warns a geography professor who has served as ... read more

Climate Change to Have 'Little Effect' on Common Landslides

Oct. 6, 2016 — The frequency of common landslides is not likely to increase as a result of more rainstorms brought about by future climate change, new research has ... read more

Oct. 5, 2016 — Carbon dioxide levels in Earth's atmosphere passed a troubling milestone for good this summer and locked in levels of the heat-trapping gas not seen for millions of ... read more

Even If the Paris Agreement Is Implemented, Food and Water Supplies Remain at Risk

Oct. 5, 2016 — If all pledges made in last December's Paris climate agreement (COP21) to curb greenhouse gases are carried out to the end of the century, then risks still remain for staple crops in major ... read more

Oct. 5, 2016 — Scientists have new evidence that coral-reef fish -- who are capable of adapting to warmer temperatures brought about by global climate change -- will probably opt instead to relocate to cooler parts ... read more

Urban Warming Slows Tree Growth, Photosynthesis

Oct. 5, 2016 — New research finds that urban warming reduces growth and photosynthesis in city trees. The researchers found that insect pests are part of the problem, but that heat itself plays a more significant ... read more

Oct. 5, 2016 — The ocean circulation that is responsible for England's mild climate appears to be slowing down. The shift is not sudden or dramatic, as in the 2004 sci-fi movie "The Day After ... read more

Oct. 4, 2016 — When the local water management agency closes your favorite beach due to unhealthy water quality, how reliable are the tests they base their decisions on? As it turns out, those tests, as well as the ... read more

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