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Climate Change Severely Impacting Low Elevation Forest Growth

Low-elevation forests in the United States might soon disappear. Researchers found that forests damaged by wildfires in the past 30 years are increasingly becoming unsuitable for young trees to take root.

Earth/Environment March 12, 2019

Increasing Methane Levels In The Atmosphere Threaten Efforts To Fight Climate Change

Methane levels in the atmosphere stabilized in the beginning of the 21st century but started rising again in 2007. Such increases may make it more difficult to fight climate change.

Earth/Environment March 1, 2019

Earth's Fish Population Falling Due To Warming Oceans

The planet's fish stocks are also in trouble when it comes to climate change. A new analysis shows significant decreases in fisheries' productivity as a result of warming oceans.

Earth/Environment February 28, 2019

Cloud Loss Due To High Carbon Dioxide Levels Could Make Earth 14 Degrees Hotter, Climate Change Model Shows

Researchers warned the increasing concentration of carbon dioxide may lead to the disappearance of marine stratus clouds, which may worsen global warming. This may happen when carbon dioxide concentration reaches above 1,200 ppm.

Earth/Environment February 26, 2019

Mountain Pygmy Possums Starve As Main Food Source Is Almost Gone

Bogong moths thrive in caves and cracks in the Australian alpine mountains. But severe droughts have forced these insects to leave their habitat, making mountain pygmy possums hungry and unable to feed their young.

Animals February 26, 2019

Humans Get Used To Extreme Weather In A Matter Of Years, Says Study

A new study looked at how people will react to extreme weather conditions caused by global warming by analyzing tweets. Researchers found that people get used to abnormal temperatures pretty quickly.

Earth/Environment February 26, 2019

Botswana Mulls Lifting Elephant Hunting Ban And Turning Animal's Meat Into Pet Food

Climate change forced elephants to move out of their natural habitats in search for food and water. This poses greater risks on the destruction of crops and human lives.

Animals February 24, 2019

Wallace Smith Broecker, Scientist Who Popularized Term 'Global Warming', Dies At 87

Wallace Smith Broecker popularized the term global warming with a 1975 article where he predicted that increasing levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere could cause climate change. He died at a New York City hospital on Monday.

Earth/Environment February 19, 2019

Massive Drop In Insect Populations Could Spell Disaster For Humans As Well

During a review of scientific literature, researchers discovered that insect populations around the world are declining fast. They warned that every insect would go extinct in just a few decades.

Earth/Environment February 11, 2019

Oceans Will Change Color By End Of 21st Century Because Of Climate Change

By the year 2100, more than half of the world's oceans will change in color as a result of global warming. What are the factors that influence the colors of the world's seas?

Earth/Environment February 5, 2019

NASA Warns Climate Change Could Cause Increase In 'Extreme Storms'

NASA’s recent climate change study warns that an increase in atmospheric carbon dioxide may rise tropical ocean surface temperatures. Scientists predict that if the trend continues, it may cause an almost 60 percent increase in the frequency of extreme storms.

Earth/Environment February 4, 2019

Climate Change Is Causing Higher Birth Defect Rates, Warns Study

The extreme heat caused by climate change will lead to more cases of congenital heart disease in the United States, according to researchers. Between 2025 and 2035, as many as 7,000 new cases will be reported, especially in the Midwest.

Public Health January 31, 2019

3 Most Dangerous Pandemics Threatening Humanity Share Alarming Link, Says Report

Researchers blamed Big Food, the entities that have vested commercial interest, for the three pandemics that threaten humanity: obesity, undernutrition, and climate change. They call for political intervention to address the issues.

Public Health January 29, 2019

Research Shows Climate Change May Be Causing Groundwater 'Time Bomb'

A new study warned that climate change is endangering the groundwater system. The planet heating up means stronger storms and longer droughts, disrupting the overall balance of the largest freshwater supply in the world.

Earth/Environment January 25, 2019

Apple Thinks iPhone Demand Will Increase Because Of Climate Change: Wait, What?

Global warming will make people realize iPhones are super useful, which will increase their demand. It’s not just Apple that stands to benefit in this global disaster, though.

Apple January 24, 2019

Glaciers In North America Now Melting 4 Times Faster

New research found that the glaciers in North America are losing more ice on average in the past decade compared to the early 2000s. From 2010 to 2018, glaciers were losing 12.3 gigatons every year.

Earth/Environment January 21, 2019

Diet With More Beans And Less Beef Better For Planet And Health, Says Study

A diet that is rich in beans, vegetables, and fruits could be the way to fight global warming. However, to significantly reduce greenhouse gases emission, everyone around the world should switch to a mostly plant-based diet with less red meat.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 17, 2019

Waves Get Bigger And More Powerful Because Of Climate Change

Wave power of the world's oceans has increased by 0.4 percent per year since 1948. Researchers of the new study said powerful waves are linked to rising ocean temperatures.

Earth/Environment January 16, 2019

Depths Of Pacific Experiencing Drop In Temperatures From 'Little Ice Age'

Researchers found that the cool surface water during the Little Ice Age has only started reaching the bottom of the Pacific Ocean. While the world currently experiencing modern global warming, the depths of the Pacific has only started cooling.

Earth/Environment January 5, 2019

Supercolony Of Adélie Penguins Hidden For Millennia Discovered Because Of Birds' Pink Guano Visible From Space

The Adélie penguin is one of the two penguin species that lives on ice. Their population in the Antarctic Peninsula is threatened by habitat loss due to climate change.

Animals December 13, 2018

Animal Bites Likely To Rise Due To Climate Change And Land Development

Researchers warned that animal-related injuries are likely to rise because of warming temperatures and human activities that reduce the amount of land that serves as a habitat for animals. Who are the people most likely to be injured by animal bites?

Public Health December 13, 2018

Corals Are Developing Resistance To Heatwaves, Says Study

Researchers found that more individual coral reefs survived last year's mass bleaching event compared to 2016. They found that the 2016 marine heatwave killed more susceptible species, leaving the resilient ones to survive.

Earth/Environment December 11, 2018

International Report Says Climate Change Causing Cascading Health Issues

Climate change poses a serious health risk to the public, said 150 experts from the United States. The increasingly warming global temperature could bring extreme weather, food and water crisis, and diseases.

Public Health November 29, 2018

Drilling Causing 1/4 Of US Emissions, Says ESGS Report

A new report by a federal agency revealed that the extraction of fossil fuels from public lands contribute almost one-quarter of the U.S.'s carbon dioxide emission. The report was quietly released last weekend.

Earth/Environment November 28, 2018

Climate Change Could Have Damaging Effect On Male Insect Fertility Says Study

A new study discovered evidence that climate change is contributing to the collapse of biodiversity worldwide. After scientists had exposed the beetles to heatwaves, they found that the insects produced less sperm and fewer offsprings.

Animals November 14, 2018

Mountain Birds In Increasing Danger Of Extinction Due To Climate Change

The rapid warming of the temperature around the world has been threatening local bird populations in the Peruvian Andes. A new study resurveyed the area and found that eight species of birds have gone missing.

Animals October 30, 2018

Large-Scale Study Shows Global Warming Has Adverse Effects On Mental Health

A new study found that global warming might create new and worsened cases of mental illnesses in the United States. The changing climate and the frequency of natural disaster will further cause distress to Americans.

Earth/Environment October 10, 2018

Global Warming Made Hurricane Florence Much Worse

Experts believe that climate change likely made Hurricane Florence more dangerous. According to a senior scientist from the National Center for Atmospheric Research, Hurricane Florence brought as much as 50 percent rainfall, compared to if it happened 100 years ago.

Earth/Environment September 18, 2018

Scientists Unveil The Most Complete And Accurate Map Of Antarctica Ever Made

Reference Elevation Model of Antarctica or REMA was born out of the partnership between researchers from University of Minnesota and The Ohio State University. It is the most detailed map of the continent to date.

Earth/Environment September 10, 2018

Tsunami That Hit Alaska 3 Years Ago Was Caused By Melting Glacier

A new study assessed the debris left by the massive tsunami that hit Alaska three years ago. Researchers warned that more tsunamis might happen as global warming causes a glacial retreat, rising bodies of water, and permafrost thawing.

Earth/Environment September 8, 2018

Cold Climate Played Part In Driving Neanderthals To Extinction

Scientists believe that they have found the answer to the mystery of the sudden extinction of Neanderthals 40,000 years ago. Stalagmite layers revealed that Europe experienced cold and dry climate that might have wiped off Neanderthal populations.

Ancient September 1, 2018

Warming Climate May Cause Insect Pests To Eat More Crops: Study

New research finds that warming climate may increase the metabolism and population of crop pests, meaning larger pest population will hunger for more vital crops. Can farmers combat this issue?

Earth/Environment August 31, 2018

Deforestation Caused By Ancient Mayan Civilization Still Affecting Central American Soil Today

The earth continues to suffer from the massive deforestation caused by the rise of the Mayan Empire. According to research, soil from cleared lands can no longer store as much carbon as it used to.

Earth/Environment August 23, 2018

Saving The Great Barrier Reef: Keeping The World's Largest Reef System Alive

The Great Barrier Reef, home to a diverse marine ecosystem, could be destroyed by environmental threats including global warming. While the Australian government has implemented changes to minimize damage, saving the Reef requires global action.

Earth/Environment August 22, 2018

Abrupt Thawing Of Permafrost Below Arctic Lakes Poses Huge Climate Change Risks

A team of scientists found that the sudden thaw beneath Arctic lakes will have an impact to climate change. Within the century, researchers expect that a large amount of permafrost carbon will be released into the atmosphere.

Earth/Environment August 21, 2018

Scientists Figure Out How To Quickly Make Mineral That Removes Carbon Dioxide From The Atmosphere

Magnesite is capable of removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere to help fight climate change, but it is very slow to form naturally. Scientists, fortunately, have figured out a way to make the mineral in the lab cheaper and faster.

Earth/Environment August 17, 2018

Scientists Find Possible Link Between US Tornadoes And Melting Sea Ice In The Arctic

Researchers from the University of Illinois have found a potential link between tornadoes in the United States and sea ice in the Arctic. The study seeks to explain decreased tornado activity using climate and weather data gathered over a 30-year period.

Earth/Environment August 9, 2018

Climate Change And Mental Health: Rising Temperatures Increase Suicide Rates

Hotter temperature is correlated to increased incidents of suicide in the United States and Mexico. Researchers also found that hot weather is linked to increased use of depressive language on social media.

Healthy Living/Wellness July 24, 2018

World’s Oceans To Reach Acid Levels Highest In 14 Million Years

Researchers found that if carbon emissions continued at the rate they are going, the world’s oceans will reach peak acid levels in 14 million years. It poses a severe threat to coral reefs, shellfish, and other marine life.

Earth/Environment July 24, 2018

Humble Seaweed Floats Thousands Of Miles To Reach Antarctica’s Icy Shores

Researchers found rafts of kelp that drifted to the shores of Antarctica from 12,000 miles away. The humble seaweed’s journey is the first proof that Antarctica is not so isolated after all.

Earth/Environment July 18, 2018

Watch As Massive Iceberg Breaks Off From Greenland Glacier

Scientists recorded the moment where a four-mile long iceberg broke away from the Helheim Glacier in Greenland. All insights derived from the video would be significant to the study of climate change, the team said.

Earth/Environment July 10, 2018

Scientists Find Evidence Of Massive Freshwater Flood That Caused Abrupt Climate Change 13,000 Years Ago

A freshwater flood coming from Canada’s Mackenzie River flowed into the North Atlantic Ocean 13,000 years ago. This created extreme weather disturbances that abruptly caused a mini Ice Age.

Earth/Environment July 10, 2018

NASA Switches On Laser Light Of Climate Science Satellites GRACE Follow-On

The US space agency has switched on the LRI aboard the GRACE Follow-On satellites. The mission, a collaboration between NASA and the German Research Center for Geosciences, was launched in May.

Space July 9, 2018

Global Warming May Actually Be Twice As Hot As Climate Models Projected

Global warming may bring about the heat that’s twice as bad as what climate models project. In this scenario, polar ice caps could collapse and the desert could become green – effects that are underestimated in current forecasts.

July 6, 2018

Heat Wave Sweeps Across Northern Hemisphere, Some People Are Already Dying

Experts reported persistent heat wave that is sweeping across several regions in the Northern Hemisphere. Early this month, many cities had already broken their highest recorded temperatures in the past decades.

Earth/Environment July 6, 2018

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