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Global Warming News
May 19, 2019

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In only 25 years, ocean melting has caused ice thinning to spread across West Antarctica so rapidly that a quarter of its glacier ice is now affected, according to a ... read more
An enormous volcanic eruption on Iceland in 1783-84 did not cause an extreme summer heat wave in Europe. But, as Benjamin Franklin speculated, the eruption triggered an ... read more
Data collected from over 1 million forest plots reveals patterns of where plant roots form symbiotic relationships with fungi ... read more
Accelerated tree growth caused by a warming climate does not necessarily translate into enhanced carbon storage, an international ... read more
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Climate change has already increased the spread and severity of a fatal disease caused by Ranavirus that infects common frogs (Rana temporaria) in the United Kingdom, according to new ... read more

Larch trees in the permafrost forests of northeastern China -- the northernmost tree species on Earth -- are growing faster as a result of climate change. A new study of growth rings from Dahurian ... read more

Urban Trees 'Live Fast, Die Young' Compared to Those in Rural Forests

Urban trees grow more quickly but die faster than rural trees, resulting in a net loss of street-tree carbon storage over time, according to a new study. The findings suggest that planting ... read more

Infrastructure development and other human-made changes have already fragmented or disrupted two-thirds of Earth's longest rivers. Dams and reservoirs are the leading contributors to ... read more

Occurrence of Back-to-Back Heat Waves Likely to Accelerate With Climate Change

Researchers have provided the first estimation of the potential damage from back-to-back, or compound, heat waves, which the authors found will increase as global warming continues. But government ... read more

Tsunami Signals to Measure Glacier Calving in Greenland

Scientists have employed a new method utilizing tsunami signals to calculate the calving magnitude of an ocean-terminating glacier in northwestern Greenland, uncovering correlations between calving ... read more

Ocean Activity Is Key Controller of Summer Monsoons

New research finds ocean activity may control the strength and intensity of summer monsoons. The results could help researchers predict how monsoons will change with warming ... read more

Arctic Rivers Provide Fingerprint of Carbon Release from Thawing Permafrost

The feedback between a warming climate and accelerated release of carbon currently frozen into permafrost around the Arctic is one of the grand challenges in current climate research. A study used ... read more

Genetic Adaptation to Climate Change

New research has shown that the threat of range losses for some species as a result of climate change could be overestimated because of the ability of certain animals to adapt to rising temperatures ... read more

Shipwrecks Off North Carolina, U.S. Coast Harbor Tropical Migrants

Shipwrecks and sunken structures off the North Carolina coast may act as stepping stones for tropical fish searching for favorable habitats at or beyond the edge of their normal geographic range. A ... read more

Coral experts around the world said it was impossible to extract a multi-century record of El Niño events. But now a persistent effort has produced the world's first 400-year long record of El ... read more

Oxygen Linked With the Boom and Bust of Early Animal Evolution

Extreme fluctuations in atmospheric oxygen levels corresponded with evolutionary surges and extinctions in animal biodiversity during the Cambrian explosion, finds a new ... read more

Nature is declining globally at rates unprecedented in human history -- and the rate of species extinctions is accelerating, with grave impacts on people around the world now likely, warns a landmark ... read more

Rethinking Digital Service Design Could Reduce Their Environmental Impact

Digital technology companies could reduce the carbon footprint of services like YouTube by changing how they are designed, experts ... read more

Climate change has raised the risk of a fungal disease that ravages banana crops, new research ... read more

Crowd Oil: Fuels from Air-Conditioning Systems

Researchers have proposed a method enabling air conditioning and ventilation systems to produce synthetic fuels from carbon dioxide (CO2) and water from the ambient air. Compact plants are to ... read more

Climate Extremes: Impact on Global Crop Yield Variations

Climate extremes, such as drought, heatwaves, heavy precipitation and more are responsible for 18 to 43 percent of variation in crop yields for maize, spring wheat, rice and soybeans. according to a ... read more

How Could a Changing Climate Affect Human Fertility?

Human adaptation to climate change may include changes in fertility, according to a new study. They found that, through its economic effects, climate change could have a substantial impact on ... read more

A new study of factors that cause corals stress suggests that localized attempts to curb pollution on reefs won't save them without a worldwide effort to reduce global ... read more

Forest fires are causing snow to melt earlier in the season, a trend occurring across the western US that may affect water supplies and trigger even more fires, according to a new ... read more

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