Updated : Nov 15, 2019 in Research Articles

UNH Researchers Find Climate Change and Turf Seaweed Causing “Patchy” Seascape

DURHAM, N.H. – The effects of climate change are becoming more apparent, from the rapidly warming Gulf of Maine, to more frequent and severe storms…

Updated : Nov 14, 2019 in Research Articles

Researchers study impact of contaminants in floodwaters

Last spring’s historic flooding along the Missouri and Mississippi rivers may have distributed toxic contaminants along wide flood routes. Researchers know little about how these…

Updated : Nov 13, 2019 in Expert Pitch

Venice flooding highlights cultural ‘trauma’ of climate change

Venice, the Italian city and cultural mecca, is experiencing its highest tide in 50 years, with city streets experiencing severe flooding. The mayor says it…

Updated : Nov 12, 2019 in Research Articles

Applying biodiversity conservation research in practice

One million species are threatened with extinction, many of them already in the coming decades. This unprecedented loss of biodiversity threatens valuable ecosystems and human…

Updated : Nov 06, 2019 in Research Articles

Nature might be better than tech at reducing air pollution

Adding plants and trees to the landscapes near factories and other pollution sources could reduce air pollution by an average of 27 percent, new research…

Updated : Nov 06, 2019 in Research Articles

Global climate trend since Dec. 1 1978: +0.13 C per decade

Global Temperature Report: October 2019 Global climate trend since Dec. 1 1978: +0.13 C per decade October Temperatures (preliminary) Global composite temp.: +0.46 C (+0.83…

Updated : Nov 05, 2019 in Announcement

University of Redlands and Esri celebrate a decade of Redlands Forum learning and discourse

REDLANDS, California — Nov. 5, 2019 — What do anthropologist Dr. Jane Goodall, Atlantic reporter, and author James Fallows, and activist Ralph Nadar all have…

Updated : Nov 05, 2019 in Research Tip Sheet

News Brief: The APHA Meeting in Philadelphia

NEWS BRIEF: THE 2019 APHA MEETING IN PHILADELPHIA Study: Housing Insecurity Linked to Adverse Birth Outcomes, Including Low Birth Weight and Preterm Birth Infants born…

Updated : Nov 05, 2019 in Expert Pitch

Google worker climate demands signal growing activism in tech

In a letter drafted to Google’s chief financial officer this week, employees at the tech giant are demanding that their senior leadership sever contracts with…

Updated : Nov 04, 2019 in Research Articles

Lost trees hugely overrated as environmental threat, study finds

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Cutting down trees inevitably leads to more carbon in the environment, but deforestation’s contributions to climate change are vastly overestimated, according to…

Updated : Oct 29, 2019 in Expert Pitch

Rutgers Experts Can Discuss Climate Change Resilience on Sandy Anniversary

New Brunswick, N.J. (Oct. 29, 2019) – Rutgers University–New Brunswick experts Jeanne Herb and Lisa Auermuller are available for interviews on climate change resilience on the seventh…

Updated : Oct 29, 2019 in Higher Education Event

SUNY and CUNY Chancellors Convene National Conference at UAlbany to Explore Disaster Preparedness, Recovery, and Response In Face of Climate Change

Albany, N.Y. (Oct. 30, 2019) — State University of New York Chancellor Kristina M. Johnson and City University of New York Chancellor Félix V. Matos…

Updated : Oct 29, 2019 in Expert Pitch

Rutgers Expert Available to Discuss ‘New Jersey’s Rising Coastal Risk’ Report

New Brunswick, N.J. (Oct. 29, 2019) – Rutgers University–New Brunswick Professor  Robert E. Kopp is available to discuss “New Jersey’s Rising Coastal Risk,” a report released today…

Updated : Oct 28, 2019 in Feature

Project partners researchers, librarians and AI to fight hunger

ITHACA, N.Y. – For smallholder farmers in the developing world, adopting crops hardy enough to adapt to the droughts, floods, heat waves and frosts of…

Updated : Oct 28, 2019 in Research Articles

Improving governance is key for adaptive capacity

Governance in climate vulnerable countries will take decades to improve, substantially impeding the ability of nations to adapt to climate change and affecting billions of…

Updated : Oct 25, 2019 in Research Articles

Integrated solutions for the Indus Basin

New framework helps decision makers find science-based pathways to address water resources and connected sustainability challenges in the Indus River basin.  A new integrated modeling…

Updated : Oct 24, 2019 in Announcement

HARC Aims to Reduce Climate Risk in Urban and Coastal Systems with New Research Program

HOUSTON, TX - (Oct. 29, 2019) – HARC (the Houston Advanced Research Center) announced today the creation of a new research program to help reduce…

Updated : Oct 21, 2019 in Research Articles

Plant physiology will be major contributor to future river flooding, UCI study finds

Irvine, Calif., Oct. 21, 2019 – The next time a river overflows its banks, don’t just blame the rain clouds. Earth system scientists from the…

Updated : Oct 17, 2019 in Research Articles

Planting a trillion trees will not halt climate change

COLLEGE STATION - A group of 46 scientists from around the world, led by Joseph Veldman, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Ecosystem Science and…

Updated : Oct 16, 2019 in Announcement

Ag-to-energy farmland use is focus of new $2.4M grant

ITHACA, N.Y. – The U.S. Department of Agriculture and the National Science Foundation have awarded a three-year, $2.4 million grant to a team of Cornell…

Updated : Oct 16, 2019 in Expert Pitch

Rutgers Expert Can Discuss New Green Infrastructure in Linden, N.J.

New Brunswick, N.J. (Oct. 16, 2019) – Rutgers expert Qizhong (George) Guo is available to comment on two new porous parking lots in a vulnerable area…

Updated : Oct 16, 2019 in Research Articles

3-D Printed Coral Could Help Endangered Reefs

Natural disasters such as hurricanes often leave devastation in their wake. Residents living in affected areas are sometimes displaced or require temporary shelter while their…

Updated : Oct 16, 2019 in Expert Pitch

Rutgers Expert Can Discuss Proposed High Seas Biodiversity Treaty

New Brunswick, N.J. (Oct. 16, 2019) – Rutgers University environmental law expert Cymie R. Payne is available to comment on a proposed international treaty aimed…

Updated : Oct 11, 2019 in Research Articles

Population aging to create pockets of climate vulnerability in the US

Population aging projections across the US show a divide between cities and rural areas, which could lead to pockets of vulnerability to climate change.  Rural…

Updated : Oct 10, 2019 in Research Articles

Secrets to climate change adaptation uncovered in the European corn borer moth

MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. (October 10, 2019)—A team of biologists led by Tufts University has found two genes that may permit some insect species to survive climate…

Updated : Oct 09, 2019 in Research Articles

UCI-led team to study socioeconomic effects of coastal flooding in California

Irvine, Calif., Oct. 9, 2019 — Researchers at the University of California, Irvine are leading a new project with three other UC campuses to study…

Updated : Oct 08, 2019 in Research Articles

Believing in climate change doesn’t mean you are preparing for climate change, study finds

Believing in climate change has no effect on whether or not coastal homeowners are protecting their homes from climate change-related hazards, according to a new…

Updated : Oct 07, 2019 in Expert Pitch

Extinction Rebellion elevates sense of global climate crisis

CORNELL UNIVERSITY MEDIA RELATIONS OFFICE Oct. 7, 2019 Extinction Rebellion elevates sense of global climate crisis  Environmental activists kicked off two weeks of protests on…

Updated : Oct 04, 2019 in Research Articles

Global Temperature Report: September 2019

Global Temperature Report: September 2019 CAUTION: There appears to be a problem with the raw satellite data for September 2019. These September results are very…

Updated : Oct 03, 2019 in Expert Pitch

Rutgers Expert Can Discuss Exceedingly Dry, Warm September in N.J.

New Brunswick, N.J. (Oct. 3, 2019) – Rutgers University–New Brunswick Professor David A. Robinson, the New Jersey State Climatologist, can provide insight on one of the driest and warmest Septembers…

Updated : Oct 03, 2019 in Announcement

The American Institute of Physics Announces 2019 Science Communication Award Winners

WASHINGTON, D.C., October 3, 2019 -- Since 1968, the American Institute of Physics has recognized journalists, authors, reporters and other diverse writers for their efforts…

Updated : Sep 30, 2019 in Research Articles

FSU Researchers: Multifactor models reveal worse picture of climate change impact on marine life

Rising ocean temperatures have long been linked to negative impacts for marine life, but a Florida State University team has found that the long-term outlook…

Updated : Sep 30, 2019 in Research Articles

Brave new world: Simple changes in intensity of weather events “could be lethal”

Hurricane Dorian is the latest example of a frightening trend. Extreme weather events are becoming more frequent, more severe and more widespread as a consequence…

Updated : Sep 27, 2019 in Research Articles

Assessing the effects of climate change on future wheat production

Wheat is the world’s largest rain-fed crop in terms of harvested area and supplies about 20% of all calories consumed by humans. A new study…

Updated : Sep 20, 2019 in Expert Pitch

Study shows warming Arctic temperatures contributing to North American heat waves

The research team is comprised of Tom Ballinger, Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography at Texas State University, Dagmar Budikova, Department of Geography, Geology…

Updated : Sep 18, 2019 in Expert Pitch

Covering Trump’s rollback of California’s tailpipe emissions waiver? UC Berkeley expert available.

UC Berkeley Prof. David Vogel is available today to comment on the impact of President Trump's expected revocation of the waiver that allowed California to…

Updated : Sep 17, 2019 in Research Articles

UCI team uses machine learning to help tell which wildfires will burn out of control

Irvine, Calif., Sept. 17, 2019 – An interdisciplinary team of scientists at the University of California, Irvine has developed a new technique for predicting the…

Updated : Sep 16, 2019 in Research Articles

UCI scientists project northward expansion of Valley fever by end of 21st century

Irvine, Calif., Sept. 16, 2019 – Valley fever is endemic to hot and dry regions such as the southwestern United States and California’s San Joaquin…

Updated : Sep 13, 2019 in Feature

New report takes in-depth look at three factors contributing to sea level rise along the U.S. East Coast

Sea levels in many areas across the global ocean are rising. Since the turn of the 20th century, the seas have risen between six and…

Updated : Sep 11, 2019 in Research Articles

Violence and racism shape views of environmental issues

People living in marginalized communities in St. Louis, particularly African Americans, have been enduring, as one study participant said, “real problems” such as violence and…

Updated : Sep 11, 2019 in Research Articles

Soils Could Be Affected by Climate Change, Impacting Water and Food

Coasts, oceans, ecosystems, weather and human health all face impacts from climate change, and now valuable soils may also be affected. Climate change may reduce…

Updated : Sep 05, 2019 in Research Articles

CLIMATE CHANGE COULD BRING SHORT-TERM GAIN, LONG-TERM PAIN FOR LOGGERHEAD TURTLES

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Kathleen Haughney, University Communications (850) 644-1489; [email protected] @FSUResearch September 2019 CLIMATE CHANGE COULD BRING SHORT-TERM GAIN, LONG-TERM PAIN FOR LOGGERHEAD TURTLES TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — An overwhelming…

Updated : Sep 04, 2019 in Uncategorized

Pioneering new tech to recover 100% phosphorus and biocrude from manure and sludge

An engineer from Aarhus University has received EU funding for the launch of a new research project, which can have far-reaching and ground-breaking significance for…

Updated : Sep 04, 2019 in Uncategorized

Scientists to use advances in 3D imaging to predict effects of rising CO2 levels on crops

ST. LOUIS, MO, September 4, 2019 - Carbon dioxide (CO2) levels are higher than at any point in the past 800,000 years and in 2017,…

Updated : Sep 04, 2019 in Uncategorized

It is best not to fly to conferences

Several times a year, researchers from all over the world travel long distances in order to share their latest findings and establish contacts at conferences.…

Updated : Sep 04, 2019 in Uncategorized

Natural ways of cooling cities

Urban heat islands are a phenomenon where the temperature in a city is noticeably higher than in the surrounding rural area. When combined with the…

Updated : Sep 04, 2019 in Uncategorized

Putting a price on carbon pollution alone unlikely to help reach climate goals

Imperial researchers show that carbon taxes alone cannot reduce emissions enough to reach the Paris Agreement targets. The Paris Agreement, signed in 2015, requires nations…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Research Articles

Global Temperature Report: August 2019

Global climate trend since Dec. 1 1978: +0.13 C per decade August Temperatures (preliminary) Global composite temp.: +0.38 C (+0.68 °F) above seasonal average Northern…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Research Articles

Combining western science, Indigenous knowledge offers new approach to effects of climate change

When Jaime Yazzie began planning her research for her forestry thesis, her adviser asked her what species of trees she wanted to save. They would…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Expert Pitch

Earth Scientist Karthik Balaguru can speak on the rapid intensification of hurricanes (how quickly they develop in size and strength) which is something we saw happen with Dorian. He works in the Marine Sciences Laboratory @PNNLab

PNNL Earth Scientist Karthik Balaguru can speak on the rapid intensification of hurricanes (how quickly they develop in size and strength) which is something we…