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May 27, 2017

Fuel from the Air Technology Provides a Path to New Business for OPEC Countries

May 24, 2017 — Pioneering technology makes OPEC countries prime regions to produce synthetic fuels. This could be a key asset in phasing out fossil fuels after the Paris Agreement, while also keeping some of the ... read more

Pope's Encyclical Boosted His Credibility on Climate Change, Especially Among Liberals

May 23, 2017 — The Pope's 2015 encyclical on climate change did not directly influence people's beliefs about the seriousness of climate change or its effect on the poor, a study has found. The papal ... read more

May 18, 2017 — In 2013, researchers studying mosses and microbes growing at the southern end of the Antarctic Peninsula documented unprecedented ecological change over the last 50 years, driven by warming ... read more

GIS: A Powerful Tool to Be Used With Caution

May 18, 2017 — A recent study provides a new perspective on the severe impacts of escalating climate change on the heritage resources of Canadian Arctic. Referring to the application of Geographic Information ... read more

May 18, 2017 — Temperatures in the Arctic are increasing twice as fast as in the rest of the globe, while the Antarctic is warming at a much slower rate. A new study shows that land height could be a 'game ... read more

Not All Cool Pavements Are Created Equal

May 18, 2017 — Cool pavements can help keep cities cool, right? Yes, but according to new research many reflective pavements have some unexpected drawbacks relative to conventional pavements when considering the ... read more

May 17, 2017 — A Greenland ice core providing a first glimpse at the history of reactive oxidants shows that for big temperature swings in the past 100,000 years, reactive oxidants are actually higher in cold ... read more

Fate of Marine Carbon in Last Steps Toward Sequestration

May 17, 2017 — New research explains how an ancient group of cells in the dark ocean wrings the last bit of energy from carbon molecules resistant to ... read more

May 17, 2017 — Scientists have discovered a refuge for corals where the environment protects otherwise sensitive species to the increasing severity of climate ... read more

May 17, 2017 — Researchers say they may have found the cause of the first mass extinction of ... read more

May 17, 2017 — Water reservoirs created by damming rivers could have significant impacts on the world's carbon cycle and climate system that aren't being accounted for, a new study ... read more

May 16, 2017 — The sediments of Lake Van in Eastern Anatolia (Turkey) are a valuable climate archive. Now, using the salinity measured in sediment porewater, scientists have reconstructed the huge lake-level ... read more

May 15, 2017 — One million miles from Earth, a NASA camera is capturing unexpected flashes of light reflecting off our ... read more

May 15, 2017 — The most extreme rain events in most regions of the world will increase in intensity by 3 to 15 percent, depending on region, for every degree Celsius that the planet warms, say ... read more

May 15, 2017 — Scientists have modeled how extremes in precipitation, drought, extreme heat and ocean temperatures will change in Australia at global temperatures 1.5°C and 2°C above pre-industrial conditions. It ... read more

May 12, 2017 — Dramatic drops in oceanic oxygen, which cause mass extinctions of sea life, come to a natural end -- but it takes about a million ... read more

Some Forests Have Been Hiding in Plain Sight

May 11, 2017 — A new estimate of dryland forests suggests that the global forest cover is at least 9 percent higher than previously thought. The finding will help reduce uncertainties surrounding terrestrial carbon ... read more

May 11, 2017 — Glaciers around the world are disappearing before our eyes, and the implications for people are wide-ranging and troubling, a glacier expert concludes in a new ... read more

May 11, 2017 — As the oceans ebb and flow, the resulting waves and splashes form tiny bubbles.The bubbles burst and release a vapor -- called sea spray aerosol -- into the air. This aerosol scatters sunlight and is ... read more

Distance at Which Supernova Would Spark Mass Extinctions on Earth

May 11, 2017 — KU researcher Adrian Melott examines the effects of a supernova on Earth's biology in new research to appear in Astrophysical Journal. The KU researcher and colleagues argue the estimated ... read more

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