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…

Updated : Dec 20, 2019 in Research Articles

Genetic variation gives mussels a chance to adapt to climate change

Existing genetic variation in natural populations of Mediterranean mussels allows them to adapt to declining pH levels in seawater caused by carbon emissions. A new…

Updated : Dec 19, 2019 in Research Articles

Greenland ice loss is at ‘worse-case scenario’ levels, study finds

NEWS  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENOTE TO EDITORS: PHOTO AVAILABLE AThttps://news.uci.edu/2019/12/19/greenland-ice-loss-is-at-worse-case-scenario-levels-study-finds Contact:      Brian Bell                    949-824-8249       …

Updated : Dec 17, 2019 in Research Articles

New ice river detected at Arctic glacier adds to rising seas

ITHACA, N.Y. – Geologists, examining the desolate Vavilov ice cap on the northern fringe of Siberia in the Arctic Circle, have for the first time…

Updated : Dec 12, 2019 in Expert Pitch

Rutgers Experts Available to Discuss Report on Rising Seas and Changing Coastal Storms in N.J.

New Brunswick, N.J. (Dec. 12, 2019) – Rutgers University–New Brunswick experts are available to comment on “New Jersey’s Rising Seas and Changing Coastal Storms: A Report…

Updated : Dec 12, 2019 in Research Articles

UCI-led team releases high-precision map of Antarctic ice sheet bed topography

Irvine, Calif., Dec. 12, 2019 – A University of California, Irvine-led team of glaciologists has unveiled the most accurate portrait yet of the contours of…

Updated : Dec 09, 2019 in Research Articles

New England fishermen losing jobs due to climate

New England has a proud tradition of commercial fishing. But will it survive as the planet warms? For decades the biggest threat to the industry…

Updated : Dec 09, 2019 in Research Articles

Study: Favorable Environments for Large Hail Increasing Across U.S.

ALBANY, N.Y. (Dec. 9, 2019) – A group of atmospheric scientists have uncovered an environmental footprint that could help explain why the cost of hailstorm…

Updated : Dec 09, 2019 in Research Articles

Climate change and the threat to global breadbaskets

The findings of a new IIASA study show that these breadbaskets, the geographical areas responsible for growing much of the world’s food, are at risk…

Updated : Dec 09, 2019 in Research Articles

Highlighting the importance and vulnerability of the world’s water towers

Mountains and highlands are often referred to as natural “water towers” because they provide lowland communities with essential freshwater for drinking, irrigation, industry, food, and…

Updated : Dec 06, 2019 in Expert Pitch

6 Tips for Navigating Political Discussions at the Holiday Table

As families gear up to celebrate the winter holiday season together, a course of politics is likely their least favorite topic to dish up at…

Updated : Dec 05, 2019 in Research Articles

SDSC’s Comet Supercomputer Helps Researchers Predict Carbon Dioxide Levels

The Global Change Biology Journal earlier this year published  findings related to the Effects of 21st Century Climate, Land Use, and Disturbances on Ecosystem Carbon…

Updated : Dec 03, 2019 in Research Articles

Young tree swallows carry environmental stress into adulthood

ITHACA, N.Y. – Cornell University researchers have found that colder temperatures during tree swallows' development stage has an effect on swallows later in life. For…

Updated : Nov 26, 2019 in Expert Pitch

U.N. climate report shows governments, businesses lagging

A United Nations report released on Tuesday shows the world is on track to experience the worst consequences of climate change, with global temperatures rising…

Updated : Nov 22, 2019 in Announcement

BIDMC and Harvard University launch Climate and Human Health Fellowship

Boston, Mass. – Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC); the Harvard FXB Center for Health and Human Rights; and the Center for Climate, Health, and…

Updated : Nov 21, 2019 in Research Articles

Scientists First to Develop Rapid Cell Division in Marine Sponges

Vertebrate, insect, and plant cell lines are important tools for research in many disciplines, including human health, evolutionary and developmental biology, agriculture and toxicology. Cell…

Updated : Nov 19, 2019 in Research Articles

New danger for corals in warming oceans: metal pollution

ITHACA, N.Y. –Metal copper from agricultural runoff and marine paint leaching from boat hulls poses an emerging threat to soft coral sea fans in the…

Updated : Nov 18, 2019 in Research Articles

How much energy do we really need?

Two fundamental goals of humanity are to eradicate poverty and reduce climate change, and it is critical that the world knows whether achieving these goals…

Updated : Nov 18, 2019 in Expert Pitch

Planes, trains, automobiles: Experts to round out your holiday travel stories

With yet another busy season of holiday travel about to begin, Georgia Tech has experts who can help round out your travel stories. They can…

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…