Climate

Tackling resilience: Finding order in chaos to help buffer against climate change
March 29, 2017 04:16 PM - Michelle Ma via University of Washington

"Resilience" is a buzzword often used in scientific literature to describe how animals, plants and landscapes can persist under climate change. It’s typically considered a good quality, suggesting that those with resilience can withstand or adapt as the climate continues to change.

But when it comes to actually figuring out what makes a species or an entire ecosystem resilient ” and how to promote that through restoration or management ” there is a lack of consensus in the scientific community.

Tackling resilience: Finding order in chaos to help buffer against climate change
March 29, 2017 04:16 PM - Michelle Ma via University of Washington

"Resilience" is a buzzword often used in scientific literature to describe how animals, plants and landscapes can persist under climate change. It’s typically considered a good quality, suggesting that those with resilience can withstand or adapt as the climate continues to change.

But when it comes to actually figuring out what makes a species or an entire ecosystem resilient ” and how to promote that through restoration or management ” there is a lack of consensus in the scientific community.

Solving the mystery of the Arctic's green ice
March 29, 2017 03:54 PM - Leah Burrows via John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

In 2011, researchers observed something that should be impossible — a massive bloom of phytoplankton growing under Arctic sea ice in conditions that should have been far too dark for anything requiring photosynthesis to survive. So, how was this bloom possible?

Using mathematical modeling, researchers from the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) found that thinning Arctic sea ice may be responsible for frequent and extensive phytoplankton blooms, potentially causing significant disruption in the Arctic food chain.  

Making Cows More Environmentally Friendly
March 29, 2017 01:18 PM - Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

Research reveals vicious cycle of climate change, cattle diet and rising methane 

"Weather whiplash" triggered by changing climate will degrade Midwest's drinking water, researcher says
March 29, 2017 01:14 PM - The University of Kansas

One consequence of global climate change is the likelihood of more extreme seesawing between drought and flood, a phenomenon dubbed “weather whiplash.”

"Weather whiplash" triggered by changing climate will degrade Midwest's drinking water, researcher says
March 29, 2017 01:14 PM - The University of Kansas

One consequence of global climate change is the likelihood of more extreme seesawing between drought and flood, a phenomenon dubbed “weather whiplash.”

Legends of the lost reservoirs
March 29, 2017 12:57 PM - University of Cincinnati

UC interdisciplinary researchers and global collaborators dig into the past to inspire modern water management strategies that can save time and money and may avoid negative effects on our climate.

Legends of the lost reservoirs
March 29, 2017 12:57 PM - University of Cincinnati

UC interdisciplinary researchers and global collaborators dig into the past to inspire modern water management strategies that can save time and money and may avoid negative effects on our climate.

It's Not Too Late to Conserve Water Resources in Rapidly Urbanizing Areas of Eastern Massachusetts
March 29, 2017 08:47 AM - University of Massachusetts Amherst

As climate change and population pressure both intensify in suburban areas northwest of Boston in th­e coming decades, a new study bywatershed scientist Timothy Randhir of the University of Massachusetts Amherstsuggests that threats to the area’s watershed such as water shortages and poor quality can be met if managers begin to act now.

World Meteorological Organization retires storm names Matthew and Otto
March 29, 2017 08:47 AM - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

You’ve heard the last of Matthew and Otto – at least as Atlantic storm names.

These two storms ravaged the Caribbean so much last year their names have been retired by the World Meteorological Organization’s Region IV Hurricane Committee, of which NOAA's National Hurricane Center is a member.

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