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May 19, 2017
A new paper from Science highlights how carbon removal shouldn’t be treated as a cure-all for climate change because the future of humanity can’t rely on untested technology.
May 11, 2017
Loss of ice can have ecological effects on aquatic species by changing stream water volume, water temperature and run-off timing in the higher elevations of the park. Tracking these small alpine glaciers has been instrumental in describing climate change effects on Glacier National Park to park management and the public.
May 5, 2017
If we believe that we can personally help stop climate change with individual actions — such as turning the thermostat down — then we are more likely to make a difference, according to new research.
April 24, 2017
Grasslands that feature diverse plant species have more carbon storage capacity than less-diverse grasslands, largely because the former produce more biomass, the researchers say.
April 20, 2017
Trending on Slate: Scientists should reconsider how they deploy knowledge.
April 14, 2017
A new poster series takes the landscapes that have inspired countless road trips and daydreams of summer vacation and imagines what they’ll look like in 2050 if climate change is allowed to continue unchecked.
April 7, 2017
Imitating old-growth forests enhances carbon storage in managed forestland far better than conventional forestry techniques, a fifteen-year study in Vermont shows. The new approach holds promise for landowners aiming to profit in carbon markets or contribute to climate change mitigation.
April 3, 2017
Conservation International reports on a groundbreaking conference in Australia that raised awareness about the full picture of mass species migration in response to climate change — and what it means for human well-being. The conference’s key findings were recently published in a global review in Science.
March 28, 2017
From the drought-plagued Valle del Cauca in Colombia to the High Plains of West Texas, farmers are learning to work with the land instead of against it.
March 23, 2017
Sugar maples may have far greater silica pumping power than expected, and also may be more profoundly affected by climate change as warmer winters damage their vulnerable roots.
Scientists are expressing increasing skepticism that we’re going to be able to get out of the climate change mess by relying on a variety of large-scale land-use and technical solutions that have been not only proposed but often relied upon in scientific calculations.
How two weeks in a Nicaraguan forest caused one would-be primatologist to rethink her career path.
Growing plants and then storing the carbon dioxide they have taken up from the atmosphere is no viable option to counteract unmitigated emissions from fossil fuel burning, a new study shows. The plantations would need to be so large, they would eliminate most natural ecosystems or reduce food production if ...
In his first foreign speech since leaving office, the former president takes up a cause better associated with his wife.
Source: Climate Home - If we are serious about holding global warming well below 2C as the Paris Agreement states, all sectors, industries and jobs will have to change.
Mayors in cities and towns along the Mississippi River are among about 1,000 people participating in a national meeting on climate adaptation in St. Paul this week.
The National Association of Manufacturers is trying to get out of a landmark climate change lawsuit that a group of children filed against the U.S. government.
The movement of the dentex, a fish living in rocky sea floors and marine lands in the Mediterranean and the Atlantic, is influenced by the changes in ocean temperatures, according to a study carried out in the Medes Islands. Regarding the climate change, which brings higher temperatures, this behavioral pattern ...
Restoring forests and other ecosystems is helping Fijians still recovering from Cyclone Winston to shore up against future storms.
Governments around the world are increasingly being challenged in court to do more to combat the threat of climate change.
The chemistry of shells of plankton called foraminifera are a record of past climate. Recent experiments show magnesium levels vary in foram shells due to different growth rates during daily light/dark cycles.
More children could wind up in hospital emergency rooms suffering from allergy-induced asthma if greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise and cause longer oak pollen seasons, according to a new study.
The warming climate has dramatically reduced the size of 39 glaciers in Montana since 1966, some by as much as 85 percent. On average, the glaciers have reduced by 39 percent and only 26 glaciers are now larger than 25 acres, which is used as a guideline for deciding if ...
A new analysis of Yellowstone grizzly bear diets reveals that grizzlies in the region continue to feed upon the products of an endangered tree species currently declining at the hands of climate change. Such changes are forcing some bears to look for more varied food sources. The researchers say the ...
Source: Inside Climate News - In a letter, 200 experts called on the next director-general of the World Health Organization to confront the role factory farming plays in climate change.
With two major reservoirs on the Colorado River, Lake Powell and Lake Mead, sitting half empty, will a new hydrologic reality be enough to push for big management changes? One conservation group hopes so.
This nature lover trekked nearly 75 miles over rough terrain to fight for her cause.
After leading the world in the creation of a landmark climate change agreement, Christiana Figueres is taking on a new role.
The sediments of Lake Van in Eastern Anatolia (Turkey) are a valuable climate archive. Now, using the salinity measured in sediment porewater, scientists have reconstructed the huge lake-level fluctuations that occurred over the past 250,000 years. This approach – based on simple physical concepts – is likely to be more ...
Scientists and the engineers who monitor the flow of the Mississippi are beginning to examine whether flood walls, levees and the other structures added to the river since the historic floods of 1993 have caused more flooding and misery.
The COMBO-CFB project has developed a new innovative concept to increase solar energy production in the energy system. According to this research, the concept can reduce fuel consumption and emissions stressing the climate by more than 33 per cent. The concept is based on the combination of concentrated solar power ...
Water reservoirs created by damming rivers could have significant impacts on the world's carbon cycle and climate system that aren't being accounted for, a new study concludes.
Nearly nine in 10 people say they are ready to make changes to their standard of living if it would prevent future climate catastrophe, a survey on global threats found Wednesday.
These conservative and religious voices work to get their communities on board.
The recent “sapphire rush” in Madagascar poses an urgent and destructive threat to the nation's forests and people.
The variability in gas exchange rates in small ponds increases with lake size -- an important finding since gas exchange variability is not well accounted for in global models of greenhouse gas emissions from inland waters.
The World Meteorological Organization has announced today world records for the highest reported historical death tolls from tropical cyclones, tornadoes, lightning and hailstorms. It marks the first time the official WMO Archive of Weather and Climate Extremes has broadened its scope from strictly temperature and weather records to address the ...
Lack of storage facilities forces farmers to sell their harvest at low prices - but changing that can help them get ahead.
A new study provides evidence that humans are capable of radically altering the world around us, and offers hope in the face of climate change.
CI experts traveled to Nicaragua to learn how McDonald's coffee roasters are helping local coffee farmers and their communities.
PennEast lacks permission to apply for permits Trenton, New Jersey (May 10, 2017) – U.S. Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman, along with other bipartisan state and local elected officials, concerned homeowners, and conservation leaders, today cited flaws in the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) review of pipelines, and called upon the ...
A New Kind of Car Guide Research Report by Climate Central Since 2010, when the Nissan Leaf became the first mainstream electric vehicle available in the U.S., the landscape for low-emissions cars has changed dramatically. Not only are there more electric car choices -- often marketed as zero-emissions ...
As “big” problems go, climate change is in a class of its own: maddeningly complex, almost intangible, and bespeaking a
Controversial fracked-gas pipeline proposed through Pennsylvania and New Jersey would wreck the climate on par with 14 coal-fired power plants. A study released today finds that, if built, the controversial PennEast Pipeline for fracked gas could contribute as much greenhouse gas pollution as 14 coal-fired power plants or 10 million ...
Restoring forests and other ecosystems is helping Fijians still recovering from Cyclone Winston to shore up against future storms.
New work in the Bahamas proves that economic prosperity and ecological health can go hand in hand.
Dining out? You may want to think twice before ordering the “surf and turf special.” The carbon footprint of a
Take a ride out to Block Island Wind Farm and follow an engineer to the top of a wind turbine in this 360° video. Built by Deepwater Wind, the project tests the viability of large-scale wind farming along the New England coast.
A handful of Republicans, including a California assemblyman and a former US congressman, say conservatives need to help shape plans to mitigate climate change.
Keeping habitats connected, so that species can move in response to environmental change, is crucial to ecosystem resilience.
Scientists have modeled factors driving mainland yellow-eyed penguin population decline and are calling for action to reduce regional threats. According to the researchers' prediction models, breeding success of the penguins will continue to decline to extinction by 2060 largely due to rising ocean temperatures.
The Dutch are attempting to "climate-proof" their port city of Rotterdam by changing its relationship with water. Other delta cities around the world will also need to innovate if they are to survive sea level rise.
In 2008, a group of airlines came to Boeing Co. with a big problem. The country was instituting policies to fight climate change, and one of them involved cutting emissions from jet fuel.
Climate change is making our planet more temperate and in turn has created a more favorable breeding ground for fungus, which could spell more health problems for future generations.
Through conservation agreements, indigenous Bolivian communities are expanding their incomes while leaving forests standing.
The government must find a way to proceed with green energy projects while maintaining responsibility for its environment.
Bipartisan Legislators Call on NJDEP to Reject PennEast Pipeline U.S. Representative Bonnie Watson Coleman, along with other state and local officials, homeowners and conservation leaders said there are flaws in the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s review of pipelines, including PennEast. Read more. Pipelines Opinion: Flawed Federal Reviews of PennEast Pipeline Ignores Risks By ...
At a new research lab in Canmore, Alta., scientists are studying the impact of climate change on water, glaciers and snow, and developing tools to predict and warn people about future floods.
Companies' disclosure of risks to their business from climate change could become mandatory in a few years as investor pressure gathers pace, climate finance experts said on Tuesday.
Last winter’s extreme storms notwithstanding, water remains scarce in this state. Between climate change and ongoing growth, California can’t afford to squander a single gallon.
Taking a dip at Sydney's beaches remains an attractive option even this far into the autumn, and the projections of climate change mean you soon won't have to be an ice-berger to swim year round.
Climate change could threaten reptiles by reducing the number of bacteria living in their guts, new research suggests.
It can’t be left to dysfunctional nation states to tackle - but as Oslo and Seoul have shown, metropolitan centres can rise to the challenge of global warming.
Conflict, poverty and disease prevented the collection of data on the state of Liberia’s ecosystems for decades — until now.
A Greenland ice core providing a first glimpse at the history of reactive oxidants shows that for big temperature swings in the past 100,000 years, reactive oxidants are actually higher in cold climates. This means that new mechanisms -- not just water vapor, plant and soil emissions -- must affect ...
News you might have missed from the world of conservation.
A new study in Science on climate change's effect on mass species migration reveals the impact on humans will be monumental.
This Earth Day (April 22), you could be forgiven for feeling gloomy about the state of our planet. No human
Farmers stand to lose a lot if worst-case climate projections come to pass.
New Caledonia experienced one of the worst floods in human memory. The role of ecosystem degradation and forest loss must not be overlooked.
A new estimate of dryland forests suggests that the global forest cover is at least 9 percent higher than previously thought. The finding will help reduce uncertainties surrounding terrestrial carbon sink estimates.
The most extreme rain events in most regions of the world will increase in intensity by 3 to 15 percent, depending on region, for every degree Celsius that the planet warms, say researchers.
As the oceans ebb and flow, the resulting waves and splashes form tiny bubbles.The bubbles burst and release a vapor -- called sea spray aerosol -- into the air. This aerosol scatters sunlight and is involved in forming clouds and ultimately climate. But no two bubbles are the same, researchers ...
Scientists have discovered a refuge for corals where the environment protects otherwise sensitive species to the increasing severity of climate change.
As climate change brings more unpredictable weather, good information can be a lifesaver for drought-hit pastoralists.
Climate change’s loss at the EPA has been a boon to its chemicals work, which has been the recipient of funds previously earmarked for greenhouse gases.
CI's Russ Mittermeier was part of the team that discovered two new species of Tarsier in Indonesia — a "Yoda-like" primate threatened by deforestation.
On the eve of the People's Climate March, former president of Iceland Ólafur Grímsson discusses why the time for climate change action ...
The documents, held by PriceWaterhouseCoopers, could provide a glimpse into the oil giant's calculations of the business risks posed by climate change.
New research shows that in order for some early birds to catch the worm they have to breed sooner.
Beavers, high elevation streams, and oyster reefs are just three of the weapons in the fight against climate change discussed in 14 Solutions to Problems Climate Change Poses for Conservation.
A recent study provides a new perspective on the severe impacts of escalating climate change on the heritage resources of Canadian Arctic. Referring to the application of Geographic Information System analytical methods in assessing the threat of shoreline erosion to archaeological sites, it details steps taken to review the quality ...
Land trusts are engaging in strategic conservation planning to build resilience and minimize vulnerabilities to impacts of climate change in different ways. Learn more.