Updated : Mar 26, 2020 in Research Articles

How Stable is Deep Ocean Circulation in Warmer Climate?

If circulation of deep waters in the Atlantic stops or slows due to climate change, it could cause cooling in northern North America and Europe…

Updated : Mar 25, 2020 in Feature

Cornell students sketch Ossining’s budding waterfront ideas

ITHACA, N.Y. – The banks of the Hudson River shore at Ossining, New York, may seem tranquil now, but the Westchester County town – and…

Updated : Mar 20, 2020 in Research Articles

Impact of a second Dust Bowl would be felt worldwide

The American Dust Bowl of the 1930s - captured by the novels of John Steinbeck - was an environmental and socio-economic disaster that worsened the…

Updated : Mar 17, 2020 in Expert Pitch

Social distancing means more online shopping and that’s good for climate change, right? Maybe not…

As we now become accustomed to the world of social distancing, where we may be encouraged to do our shopping online for the foreseeable future,…

Updated : Mar 16, 2020 in Research Articles

If you’re poor, poverty is an environmental issue

ITHACA, N.Y. – In 2017, when interviewers asked Latino community members in San Antonio, Texas, about their top environmental concerns, the answers took researchers by…

Updated : Mar 12, 2020 in Expert Pitch

Trump floodplain buyout plan bold, but ‘uncoordinated’

The Trump administration is pushing cities to use eminent domain in order to remove homeowners from flood zones — threatening to withhold federal funds those…

Updated : Mar 06, 2020 in Feature

MBA Climate Summit: Embracing Opportunities, Mitigating Challenges

By Dave Hendrick   Understanding the challenges and opportunities presented by global climate change linked the speakers, presentations and dialogues at ClimateCAP: The Global MBA Summit…

Updated : Mar 05, 2020 in Research Articles

Beneath the Ice: FSU researchers find newly uncovered Arctic landscape plays important role in carbon cycle

By: Bill Wellock | Published: March 5, 2020 | 2:17 pm | SHARE: As the ice sheet covering most of Greenland retreats, Florida State University…

Updated : Mar 05, 2020 in Feature

The Lungs and Climate Change

DOWNLOADABLE VIDEO  LOS ANGELES (March 5, 2020) -- From California to Australia, wildfires are growing in frequency and ferocity. Climate scientists draw a direct line…

Updated : Mar 03, 2020 in Research Articles

Global climate trend since Dec. 1 1978: +0.134 C per decade

Global Temperature Report: February 2020 Global climate trend since Dec. 1 1978: +0.134 C per decade   February Temperatures (preliminary) Global composite temp.:  +0.76 C…

Updated : Mar 03, 2020 in Feature Tip Sheet

How JCAP Is Making Solar Fuels Shine

Since its founding in 2010, the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis (JCAP) has made significant progress in the pursuit of a sustainable energy industry that…

Updated : Feb 28, 2020 in Research Articles

How much does black carbon contribute to climate warming?

Researchers at Michigan Technological University and Brookhaven National Laboratory, along with partners at other universities, industry, and national labs, have determined that while the shape…

Updated : Feb 28, 2020 in Research Articles

Containing methane and its contribution to global warming

Methane is a gas that deserves more attention in the climate debate as it contributes to almost half of human-made global warming in the short-term.…

Updated : Feb 27, 2020 in Research Articles

FAU Poll Shows Florida Democrats, Republicans and Independents Concerned About Impact of Climate Change on Future Generations

Floridians from all major political parties believe climate change is real and are concerned about its impact on future generations in the state, according to…

Updated : Feb 26, 2020 in Research Articles

CT scanning wheat grains for stress tolerance

Scientists have developed a computed tomography (CT) scanning method for screening large samples of wheat for drought and heat tolerance. They believe the new system…

Updated : Feb 24, 2020 in Research Articles

Quadrupling turbines, U.S. can meet 2030 wind-energy goals

ITHACA, N.Y. – The United States could generate 20% of its electricity from wind within 10 years, without requiring any additional land, according to Cornell…

Updated : Feb 20, 2020 in Research Articles

Newly found bacteria fights climate change, soil pollutants

ITHACA, N.Y. – Cornell University researchers have found a new species of soil bacteria that is particularly adept at breaking down organic matter, including the…

Updated : Feb 19, 2020 in Research Articles

Veggie-loving fish could be the new white meat

Irvine, Calif., Feb. 19, 2020 — A secret to survival amid rising global temperatures could be dwelling in the tidepools of the U.S. West Coast.…

Updated : Feb 17, 2020 in Research Articles

Mediterranean rainfall immediately affected by greenhouse gas changes

Mediterranean-type climates face immediate drops in rainfall when greenhouse gases rise, but this could be interrupted quickly if emissions are cut. This is the finding…

Updated : Feb 14, 2020 in Research Articles

Satellite image data reveals rapid decline of China’s intertidal wetlands

Using archives of satellite imaging data, a study in Frontiers in Earth Science has conducted the most in-depth study of China's intertidal wetlands to date and found…

Updated : Feb 12, 2020 in Research Articles

Do soils need a low-salt diet?

February 12, 2020 – Doctors often tell their patients to reduce their salt intake as part of a healthy lifestyle. When we start looking at food…

Updated : Feb 11, 2020 in Feature

Around the world, Cornell fellows guide climate action

ITHACA, N.Y. - Social activist Emmanuel Niyoyabikoze, founder of the Greening Burundi Project, aims to plant 1 million trees in the African Republic of Burundi, which has…

Updated : Feb 10, 2020 in Research Articles

Soil nutrients limit carbon uptake to slow climate change

Nitrogen and phosphorus found in soils are limiting the amount of carbon uptake stored in plants and soils. But maps of where this occurs across…

Updated : Feb 07, 2020 in Research Articles

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

Global Temperature Report: January 2020 Global climate trend since Dec. 1 1978: +0.13 C per decade January Temperatures (preliminary) Global composite temp.: +0.56 C (+1.01…

Updated : Feb 05, 2020 in Research Articles

First-of-its-kind study examines toll of nuclear war on world’s oceans

A nuclear war, even a relatively contained conflict, wouldn’t just have devastating consequences for life on land. It could also take a toll on the…

Updated : Feb 05, 2020 in Research Articles

Global Cooling After Nuclear War Would Harm Ocean Life

A nuclear war that cooled Earth could worsen the impact of ocean acidification on corals, clams, oysters and other marine life with shells or skeletons,…

Updated : Feb 03, 2020 in Research Articles

Past climate safe havens now most vulnerable

The profound threat of future climate change to biodiversity demands that scientists seek ever more effective ways to identify the most vulnerable species, communities, and…

Updated : Feb 03, 2020 in Research Articles

Save Your Soybeans and Corn, Iowa’s ‘Goldilocks’ Period Won’t Last

WASHINGTON, D.C., February 3, 2020 -- Over the past few decades, Iowa’s agriculture has experienced a period of consistently high yields. The perfect distribution and…

Updated : Jan 30, 2020 in Research Articles

California can become carbon neutral by 2045

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientists have identified a robust suite of technologies to help California clear the last hurdle and become carbon neutral –…

Updated : Jan 29, 2020 in Research Articles

Fungal decisions can affect climate

January 29, 2020 – When we think of climate change, we tend to think about greenhouse gases, fossil fuels and pollution. Most of us don’t…

Updated : Jan 29, 2020 in Research Articles

Scientists Find Far Higher than Expected Rate of Underwater Glacial Melting

Tidewater glaciers, the massive rivers of ice that end in the ocean, may be melting underwater much faster than previously thought, according to a Rutgers…

Updated : Jan 28, 2020 in Research Articles

Robotic Submarine Snaps First Images at Foundation of Notorious Antarctic Glacier

During an unprecedented scientific campaign on an Antarctic glacier notorious for contributions to sea-level, researchers took first-ever images at the glacier’s foundations on the ocean…

Updated : Jan 27, 2020 in Research Articles

Contradicting prevalent view, UCI oceanographers predict increase in phytoplankton

UCIUNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, IRVINE NEWS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENOTE TO EDITORS: PHOTO AVAILABLE AThttps://news.uci.edu/2020/01/27/contradicting-prevalent-view-uci-oceanographers-predict-increase-in-phytoplankton  Contact:      Brian Bell                   …

Updated : Jan 27, 2020 in Research Articles

Children to bear the burden of negative health effects from climate change

The grim effects that climate change will have on pediatric health outcomes was the focus of a “Viewpoint” article published in the Journal of Clinical…

Updated : Jan 24, 2020 in Research Articles

Increasing opportunities for sustainable behavior

To mitigate climate change and safeguard ecosystems, we need to make drastic changes in our consumption and transport behaviors. A new IIASA study shows how…

Updated : Jan 23, 2020 in Expert Pitch

Rutgers Expert Available to Discuss Doomsday Clock and Nuclear and Climate Threats

New Brunswick, N.J. (Jan. 23, 2020) – Rutgers University–New Brunswick Professor Alan Robock, an expert on nuclear winter, climate change and geoengineering, is available to discuss the…

Updated : Jan 23, 2020 in Research Articles

Efforts to improve vehicle fuel efficiency may come at a high cost to the climate, public health

New automotive technology that promises enhanced fuel efficiency may have a serious downside, including significant climate and public health impacts, according to research from the…

Updated : Jan 23, 2020 in Research Articles

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore Lab Foundation, ClimateWorks to unveil report on California’s road to carbon neutrality

WHO: Scientists and leaders from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in collaboration with the Livermore Lab Foundation and ClimateWorks WHAT: LLNL will host a briefing to…

Updated : Jan 16, 2020 in Research Articles

Diverse cropping systems don’t increase carbon storage compared to corn-soybean rotations

AMES, Iowa – Integrating perennial crops into corn and soybean rotations doesn’t consistently increase the ability of soils to store carbon, according to a new…

Updated : Jan 15, 2020 in Research Articles

Reconnecting with nature key for sustainability

People who live in more built up areas and spend less free-time in nature are also less likely to take actions that benefit the environment,…

Updated : Jan 15, 2020 in Research Articles

Are sinking soils in the Everglades related to climate change?

January 15, 2020 – Characterized by alligators, airboats, and catfish, the Everglades is a region of swampy wetlands in southern Florida. In addition to the area’s…

Updated : Jan 14, 2020 in Policy

WHOI scientist to provide testimony on climate science and solutions

Richard Murray, Deputy Director and Vice President for Research at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), will testify before the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology…

Updated : Jan 12, 2020 in Research Articles

Climate change unlikely to drive sugar maples north

Climate is an important factor in determining a plant species’ growing zone. Some studies suggest that by the turn of the next century, climate change…

Updated : Jan 09, 2020 in Feature Expert

Investigating the ocean’s influence on Australia’s drought

Australia is burning. But to understand how the relentless heat, blazing wild fires, and bone-dry conditions have reached such extremes, scientists at Woods Hole Oceanographic…

Updated : Jan 08, 2020 in Expert Pitch

Rutgers Expert Available to Discuss 2019 Climate, Weather Events in N.J.

New Brunswick, N.J. (Jan. 8, 2020) – Rutgers University–New Brunswick Professor David A. Robinson is available for interviews on New Jersey’s weather and climate in 2019, including the…

Updated : Jan 08, 2020 in Research Articles

Connector fungi offer new clues to fate of nitrogen in warming tundra

Like a long-distance food delivery app with no apparent highway, fungi that associate with shallow-rooted shrubs in the tundra are accessing deep stores of nitrogen…

Updated : Jan 07, 2020 in Expert Pitch

University of Redlands professor says climate disruption will cause subtropical high pressure over Australia to gain strength, expand desert conditions

Dr. Timothy Krantz, an environmental scientist at the University of Redlands, can speak to the climate changes causing the extreme fire conditions in Australia and…

Updated : Jan 07, 2020 in Expert Pitch

As Australia burns, experts available to discuss lasting impacts on wildlife, human health

Two dozen people and an estimated 480 million animals have been killed in Australia during unprecedented early-season bushfires that have scorched 18 million acres, destroyed…

Updated : Jan 06, 2020 in Research Articles

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

Global Temperature Report: December 2019 Global climate trend since Dec. 1 1978: +0.13 C per decade December Temperatures (preliminary) Global composite temp.: +0.56 C (+1.01…

Updated : Dec 23, 2019 in Expert Pitch

Rutgers Expert Available to Discuss Greenland Ice Sheet Study

New Brunswick, N.J. (Dec. 23, 2019) – The southern Greenland Ice Sheet may experience precipitous melting this century due to a much smaller temperature increase than…