Climate

Crystallization method offers new option for carbon capture from ambient air
January 9, 2017 12:04 PM - Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have found a simple, reliable process to capture carbon dioxide directly from ambient air, offering a new option for carbon capture and storage strategies to combat global warming. 

U of T researchers find plants evolving to adapt to urbanization-driven environmental conditions
January 9, 2017 11:52 AM - University of Toronto

A tiny plant is providing big clues about how urbanization is driving the evolution of living organisms.

New research from U of T reveals the first evidence that the common white clover changes genetically to adapt to urban environments.

Climate change and farming: let's be part of the solution!
January 9, 2017 11:23 AM - , The Ecologist

What with rising rainfall in the west, and hotter, drier summers in the east, British farmers place plenty of challenges from global warming, writes Anna Bowen. But there are also positive opportunities for agricultural innovators to adapt their farming systems to changing conditions, make their operations more resilient and sustainable, and make themselves part of the solution.

Rocky mountain haze
January 6, 2017 10:53 AM - The University of Utah

Many people head to the mountains in the summer to get above the haze of the cities and valleys. A new study finds that the haze could be catching up.

Great Barrier Reef almost drowned
January 6, 2017 10:38 AM - The University of Sydney

A unique analysis of the famous reef during rapid sea-level rise at the beginning of the Last Interglacial found it almost died. The PhD research shows the reef is resilient but questions remain about cumulative impacts.

Climate change could trigger strong sea level rise
January 5, 2017 04:08 PM - University of Bonn

About 15,000 years ago, the ocean around Antarctica has seen an abrupt sea level rise of several meters. It could happen again. An international team of scientists with the participation of the University of Bonn is now reporting its findings in the magazine Nature Scientific Reports.

Hot weather not to blame for Salmonella on egg farms
January 5, 2017 10:30 AM - University of Adelaide

New research conducted by the University of Adelaide shows there is no greater risk of Salmonella contamination in the production of free range eggs due to hot summer weather, compared with other seasons.

More frequent hurricanes not necessarily stronger on Atlantic coast
January 5, 2017 10:20 AM - University of Wisconsin-Madison

Active Atlantic hurricane periods, like the one we are in now, are not necessarily a harbinger of more, rapidly intensifying hurricanes along the U.S. coast, according to new research performed at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. 

More frequent hurricanes not necessarily stronger on Atlantic coast
January 5, 2017 10:20 AM - University of Wisconsin-Madison

Active Atlantic hurricane periods, like the one we are in now, are not necessarily a harbinger of more, rapidly intensifying hurricanes along the U.S. coast, according to new research performed at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. 

What Satellites Can Tell Us About How Animals Will Fare in a Changing Climate
December 27, 2016 07:37 AM - NASA

From the Arctic to the Mojave Desert, terrestrial and marine habitats are rapidly changing. These changes impact animals that are adapted to specific ecological niches, sometimes displacing them or reducing their numbers. From their privileged vantage point, satellites are particularly well-suited to observe habitat transformation and help scientists forecast impacts on the distribution, abundance and migration of animals.

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