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June 28, 2022

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Pioneering Study Shows Climate Played Crucial Role in Changing Location of Ancient Coral Reefs

Prehistoric coral reefs dating back up to 250 million years extended much further away from the Earth's equator than today, new research has ...

Large-Scale Ocean Sanctuaries Could Protect Coral Reefs from Climate Change

Earth's oceans are home to some of the most diverse ecosystems on the planet, but warming temperatures are causing many marine animals, including coral, to die ...

Invasive Species and Climate Change Impact Coastal Estuaries

Native species in California's estuaries are expected to experience greater declines as invasive species interact with climate change, according to a new ...

'Lost' Coral Species Resurrected

With about one-third of the world's corals currently under threat of extinction due to climate change, researchers have made the encouraging discovery of a 'lost' species of coral that had been ...
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Modern Wind Turbines Can More Than Compensate for Decline in Global Wind Resource

Wind energy contributes significantly to the energy sector's sustainable, low-CO2 transformation. However, the efficiency of wind turbines depends on available wind resources and the technical ...

Lessons from the Past: How Cold-Water Corals Respond to Global Warming

Corals react to changes in their environment. This is true for tropical as well as cold-water corals and includes, among others, changes in temperature, salinity and pH values. Researchers have now ...

Why Confronting Invasive Species Is One of the Best Ways to Prepare for Climate Change

New research finds that the ecological effect of invasive species alone is comparable to the combined effects of invasives plus warming temperatures, drought or nitrogen deposition. This suggests ...

Shifting Signatures of Climate Change Reshuffle Northern Species

Analysis of long-term monitoring data for almost 1,500 species in Finland shows that four decades of climate change has led species to shift between the 'better' and 'worse' parts ...

People Must Be 'Heart' of Climate Action

Tackling the climate crisis can only be achieved by 'placing people at the heart of climate action', researchers ...

Adopting Low-Carbon Energy Can Reduce Racial Disparities in Air Pollution

Switching to low carbon fuels for transportation, cooking, heating, power generation and other needs would help fight climate change and also reduce racial and ethnic disparities in exposure to air ...

Climate Change Increases Risks of Tree Death

All of that carbon in trees and forests worldwide could be thrown back into the atmosphere if the trees burn up in a forest fire. Trees also stop scrubbing carbon dioxide from the air if they die due ...

Changing Climate Impacts Biodiversity in Protected Areas Globally

A recent study provides insights for developing climate-smart conservation strategies by looking at the global network of protected areas, evaluating potential for shifts in where plants and animals ...

Protecting Species for the Good of Global Climate

Until now, measures to protect climate and biodiversity have often been developed in parallel. However, this is now considered outdated because many approaches can protect both climate and ...

Lesser Known Ozone Layer's Outsized Role in Planet Warming

New research has identified a lesser-known form of ozone playing a big role in heating the Southern Ocean -- one of Earth's main cooling ...

Warming Climate and Agriculture Halve Insect Populations in Some Areas

Climate change and intensive agricultural land use have already been responsible for a 49% reduction in the number of insects in the most impacted parts of the world, finds a new ...

Urgent Action Required to Protect World's Coral Reefs from Disappearing Within Three Decades, Warn Experts

Environmental scientists have published a series of significant recommendations to protect, conserve and study the world's coral reefs -- the 'canaries in the coal mine' of climate ...

Groundwater Level Threatens to Fall in Germany Due to Climate Change

Climate change directly affects groundwater resources. Groundwater levels in Germany threaten to fall in the next ...

Climate Change Will Reshuffle Marine Ecosystems in Unexpected Ways

Warming of the oceans due to climate change will mean fewer productive fish species to catch in the future, according to a new study that found as temperatures warm, predator-prey interactions will ...

The Global 'Plastic Flood' Reaches the Arctic

Even the High North can't escape the global threat of plastic pollution. An international review study shows, the flood of plastic has reached all spheres of the Arctic: large quantities of ...

Ozone May Be Heating the Planet More Than We Realize

New research reveals ozone in the lower atmosphere in particular contributed to warming in the Southern Ocean - which absorbs much of the planet's excess heat - more than previously realized. ...

Nature-Based Carbon Removal Can Help Protect Us from a Warming Planet

A new study finds that temporary nature-based carbon removal can lower global peak warming levels but only if complemented by ambitious fossil fuel emission ...

Warming Oceans Are Getting Louder

Climate change is speeding sound transmission in the oceans and the way it varies over the globe with physical properties of the oceans. Two 'acoustic hotspots' of future sound speed ...

Indian Forest Loss 'Worse Than Feared' Due to Climate Change

A national-scale study of the relationship between forest loss and rainfall and temperature trends in India reveals climate change may have contributed to huge declines during last two decades, ...

Large Mammals Can Help Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation

A new study investigates whether protecting and restoring large animal wildlife can help to support climate change ...

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