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March 22, 2019

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Research Investigates Impact of Climate Change on Glacier-Fed Rivers in Peru

Mar. 21, 2019 — Remote communities in the Peruvian Andes, as well as communities downstream, depend on the water from melting glaciers and mountain ecosystems to provide them with food and power, and to support ... read more

Scientists Study Fish to Learn How to Adapt to the Impacts of Climate Change

Mar. 19, 2019 — Freshwater biodiversity is rapidly declining worldwide, and nature-based solutions which increase the resilience of ecological communities are becoming increasingly important in helping communities ... read more

Mar. 19, 2019 — A newly discovered parasitic cycle, in which ocean bacteria keep phytoplankton on an energy-sapping treadmill of nutrient detoxification, may offer a preview of what further ocean warming will ... read more

Uncertain Projections Help to Reveal the Truth About Future Climate Change

Mar. 18, 2019 — Scientists explain how differing climate model projections can be used collectively to reduce uncertainties in future climate ... read more

Mar. 18, 2019 — Inuit communities' travel skills and regional knowledge have helped mitigate the effects of Arctic climate change on travel conditions, according to a new ... read more

Rising Global Shipping Traffic Could Lead to Surge in Invasive Species

Mar. 18, 2019 — Rising global maritime traffic could lead to sharp increases in invasive species around the world over the next 30 years, according to a new study. The findings suggest that shipping growth will far ... read more

Mar. 18, 2019 — Environmental damage costs society enormous amounts of money -- and often leaves future generations to foot the bill. Now, a new ISO standard will help companies valuate and manage the impact of ... read more

Climate Change Negatively Affects Waterbirds in the American West

Mar. 18, 2019 — New research shows that recent climate change is having profound effects on wetlands across the American West - affecting birds that use these wetlands for breeding, migration and ... read more

Green Tech Startups See Boost in Patents and Investment When Partnering With Government

Mar. 18, 2019 — Collaboration between government and startups could help meet the climate challenge while growing small businesses. Findings could inform discussions on Green New Deal or any 'forward-looking ... read more

Mar. 18, 2019 — Nitric oxide (NO) is a central molecule of the global nitrogen cycle. A study reveals that microorganisms can grow on NO. Their results change our view of the earth's nitrogen cycle and how ... read more

Using Thoreau, Scientists Measure the Impact of Climate Change on Wildflowers

Mar. 14, 2019 — A new study is using observations made by Henry David Thoreau -- 19th-century American naturalist, social reformer, and philosopher -- to explore the effects of climate change on tree leaf-out and, ... read more

Sources and Sinks: What Drives Long-Term Climatic Trends?

Mar. 14, 2019 — For the entire history of our species, humans have lived on a planet capped by a chunk of ice at each pole. But Earth has been ice-free for about 75 percent of the time since complex life first ... read more

Role of Sea Urchins on California Kelp

Mar. 14, 2019 — California sheephead and spiny lobsters may be helping control sea urchin populations in Southern California kelp forests, where sea otters -- a top urchin predator -- have long been missing, ... read more

Major Cosmic Impact 12,800 Years Ago

Mar. 13, 2019 — When geologists set out years ago to examine signs of a major cosmic impact that occurred toward the end of the Pleistocene epoch, little did they know just how far-reaching the projected climatic ... read more

Mar. 13, 2019 — Climate change could contribute to the demographic collapse of the painted turtle, a species that has temperature-dependent sex determination. A scientist is sounding the alarm about the painted ... read more

How Marine Snow Cools the Planet

Mar. 13, 2019 — Researchers have mapped out how carbonate formations formed from 'marine snow' have helped regulate Earth's temperature over 120 million years. Researchers also warn that global ... read more

Potential Impacts of Future Heat Waves on Humans and Wildlife

Mar. 12, 2019 — Climate change is often talked about in terms of averages, like the goal set by the Paris Agreement to limit the Earth's temperature increase to 2 degrees Celsius. What such numbers fail to ... read more

Mar. 12, 2019 — New research suggests climate change makes it increasingly difficult for tree seedlings to regenerate following wildfires in low-elevation forests, which could contribute to abrupt forest ... read more

Scientists Go to Extremes to Reveal Make-Up of Earth's Core

Mar. 12, 2019 — Experiments conducted at extreme conditions are giving scientists new insights into the chemical make-up of the Earth's ... read more

Climate Change: Heat-Induced Heart Attack Risk on the Rise

Mar. 12, 2019 — Heart attack, or myocardial infarction, is the number one cause of death worldwide. A new study shows that the risk of suffering a heat-induced heart attack has increased significantly in recent ... read more

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