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'Super-Corals' From Hawaii Could Be The Secret To Saving World's Reefs

Heat-tolerant super-corals might be the key to saving coral reefs from around the world from climate change. Researchers found species of coral reefs that can be transplanted while maintaining its ability to withstand heat stress.

Earth/Environment May 15, 2019

Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Hits Highest Level In Human History

Experts called it a scary milestone — carbon dioxide concentrations are at an unprecedented high. As of May, the Earth's atmospheric carbon dioxide levels reached 415 parts per million, the highest level in the history of mankind.

Earth/Environment May 14, 2019

Climate Change Responsible For Spread Of Deadly Frog Disease In UK

What is wiping out the frog population in UK ponds? Rising temperatures due to climate change are worsening the ranavirus epidemics threatening UK's frog population.

Animals May 12, 2019

Climate Change Causing Growth Spurt In Old Trees

Tree rings reveal that the old trees in the forests of notheastern China are experiencing a growth spurt because of climate change. What are the pros and cons of the growth spurt?

Earth/Environment May 10, 2019

Scientists Document Oldest Known Trees In Eastern North America

Researchers from the University of Arkansas have found the oldest living trees in eastern North America. The trees, which are located along the Black River in North Carolina, help provide scientists with new data on climate conditions in ancient times.

Earth/Environment May 10, 2019

Humans Place 1 Million Species At Risk Of Extinction

A new report revealed that 1 million of the planet's 8 million plant and animal species are threatened with extinction in the next few decades. Here's the thing: humans are to blame.

Earth/Environment May 8, 2019

Climate Change Favors Growth Of Fungus That Causes Banana Disease Black Sigatoka

Climate change favors the growth of a fungus that causes disease among bananas, a new study revealed. The findings of the report could have major implications on the food supply.

Earth/Environment May 8, 2019

El Niño Study Produces 400 Years Worth Of Data From Corals

Researchers analyzed coral records and reconstructed a comprehensive map of El Niño events for the past 400 years. They found that climate change might be causing more frequent and more intense El Niño events.

Earth/Environment May 7, 2019

Human 'Fingerprint' On Drought Goes Back 100 Years, How Is Drought Affecting The World Today?

Researchers have found a human 'fingerprint' in relation to the world's drought condition in the last 100 years. How is drought impacting the world today?

Earth/Environment May 3, 2019

Humans Can Be Blamed For Global Droughts As Far Back As 100 Years Ago

Researchers found a clear link between drought patterns and human-driven global warming. In data that goes back more than a hundred years, the team identifies three distinct periods when drought patterns changed in response to global warming.

Earth/Environment May 2, 2019

Scientists Solve Mystery Of Strange 'Sea' Appearing In Antarctica

Researchers revealed that the massive Maud Rise Polynya that appeared in Antarctica in 2017 was caused by a cyclone. They warned that more polynyas will appear as the frozen continent is exposed to intense cyclones caused by climate change.

Earth/Environment May 1, 2019

Oxford Lecturer's Strange Theory: Invisible Aliens Breed With Humans To Save Our Species

Young-hae Chi, a Korean lecturer at Oxford, wrote a book about the invisible aliens that walk on the surface of Earth. He said that the alien race is here to save humanity from extinction caused by climate change.

Space April 30, 2019

Soil Damage Is Accelerating Climate Change According To Report

The fight against climate change will not succeed if the world does not allow the soil to recover from deforestation and farming. The degradation of soil around the world could release more carbon into the atmosphere, contributing to warming.

Earth/Environment April 30, 2019

Ocean Warming Triggers Rapid Melting Of World's Largest Ice Shelf

A new study revealed that extreme ocean warming and solar heat are triggering the rapid melting of the world's largest ice shelf. The rapid ice melt can have a huge impact on rising sea levels.

Earth/Environment April 30, 2019

Australia's Great Barrier Reef Is Slowly Moving South

The Great Barrier Reef is slowly inching toward the south and away from the equator to escape the warmer temperatures of the ocean. The scientists, however, believe it won’t be able to leave Brisbane waters.

Earth/Environment April 29, 2019

Thousands Of Emperor Penguin Chicks In Antarctica Wiped Out Overnight

A colony of emperor penguin in Antarctica is practically wiped as a result of a collapsed ice shelf. The penguin species has failed to breed in the last three years due to the rapid change of ice in the region.

Animals April 27, 2019

1 In 5 Millennials Think Climate Change Will Lead To Human Extinction

A study commissioned by nonprofit The Recycling Partnership suggests that millennial Americans are keen on the impacts of climate change. As much as 20 percent of them believe it will lead to the end of life on the planet.

Earth/Environment April 24, 2019

Corals Recover After Bleaching Thanks To Soft Tissue

How do coral reefs survive and recover after bleaching events? Researchers in Hawaii sought to find out how coral reefs recover after bleaching and found that it's all thanks to a soft tissue.

Earth/Environment April 24, 2019

Greenland Is Melting 6 Times Faster Than It Did In The 1980s

Greenland ice sheets are melting six times faster than it did in the 1980s, a new study revealed. The findings of the study explain the contribution of Greenland's ice melt to global sea level rise.

Earth/Environment April 23, 2019

Celebrate Earth Day With NASA: Here's How To Share #PictureEarth Images

This year's Earth Day comes amid rising concern about climate change and its effects. NASA invited social media users to share their best photos of Earth and nature.

Earth/Environment April 21, 2019

Scientists Say Climate Change Led To Extreme Hurricane Maria Rainfall Levels

Scientists attributed the extreme precipitation of Hurricane Maria, which caused flooding and landslides in Puerto Rico, to climate change. The study adds to the evidence that human-induced warming is causing extreme weather events to become more common.

Earth/Environment April 19, 2019

Warming Of North Atlantic Affecting Jet Stream

A team of scientists discovered that the North Atlantic Warming Hole is a major factor in the changes in storm tracks and weather patterns. A tug-of-war exists presently between impacts of the arctic and impacts of the tropics.

Earth/Environment April 16, 2019

Climate Change Is Turning Parts Of The Arctic Brown

Extreme weather events in the Arctic are leaving a trail of vulnerable plants. Known as the Arctic browning, this phenomenon may affect the survival of the region in the midst of climate change.

Earth/Environment April 12, 2019

Brewing Storm: Thousands Of Amazon Employees Urge Jeff Bezos To Take Aggressive Action On Climate Change

Amazon workers' petition to address climate change is the largest environmental campaign made by tech workers to date. Over 4,200 employees participated in the campaign.

Earth/Environment April 11, 2019

New Study Links More Severe Allergy Season To Climate Change

A new study suggests that climate change is causing allergy season to become longer and more disruptive every year. The warmer the Earth gets, the more conducive the environment becomes for growing pollen-producing plants.

Public Health April 11, 2019

Earth Is Losing 390 Billion Tons Of Ice And Snow Per Year, A New Study Suggests

Climate change has taken a new grave turn, a recent study suggests. According to scientists, sea levels are rising, and glaciers are shrinking every year.

Earth/Environment April 10, 2019

UN Unveils Futuristic Floating City That Could Survive Real-Life Waterworld

A few decades ago, the concept of a floating city would be seen as complete fiction. Now, it's unveiled as a potential solution for humanity's survival.

Earth/Environment April 8, 2019

Climate Change May Expose Decades Worth Of Human Poop At Denali National Park In Alaska

Human poop buried in Mount Denali will soon resurface due to increasing temperatures. When it does, the poop will still smell and look bad, and the bacteria will remain biologically active.

Earth/Environment April 5, 2019

Recovery Of Great Barrier Reef Slows Down With Lower Number Of Baby Corals

The back-to-back bleaching events in 2016 and 2017 crashed the Great Barrier Reef's new coral recruitment. According to scientists, it would take 10 years for the world's largest coral reef system to recover.

Earth/Environment April 4, 2019

Warming Ocean Temperatures Putting Dolphins In Danger

The population of bottlenose dolphins in Shark Bay, Western Australia, is under threat, according to a new study. Their survival and reproduction rates declined since the marine heatwave in 2011.

Animals April 3, 2019

Cyclone That Hit Mozambique Shows Impact Of Climate Change On Poorest Populations

Cyclone Ida, which devastated Mozambique and other southern African countries in March, is proof that the negative impacts of climate change have started to manifest now. Experts warned that developing countries will be the hardest hit by extreme weather events.

Earth/Environment April 2, 2019

Climate-Driven Mosquito Boom Could Spread More Disease

Canada and northern Europe might become the new breeding grounds of mosquito if the global temperature continues to rise. A new study found that climate change will place more people at risk of Zika, dengue, yellow fever, and other diseases.

Public Health March 30, 2019

Climate Change Drove Neanderthals To Eat Each Other

A new study in France has revealed that Neanderthals were driven to eat each other due to abrupt climate change during the interglacial period. How did that happen?

Ancient March 30, 2019

Britain Suffering From Loss Of Pollinating Insects

Researchers warned that species of wild bees and hoverfly are disappearing. If the decline of pollinating insect populations continues, the researchers warned that it could lead to loss of natural resources in the future.

Animals March 28, 2019

New Study Proves Trees Are Crucial In Keeping Cities Cool

Trees are crucial in keeping cities and towns cool, a new study revealed. Researchers said the right amount of tree cover can keep temperatures cooler even during summertime.

Earth/Environment March 26, 2019

Alpine Tundras Emit More CO2 Than They Absorb

The thawing permafrost in Colorado’s alpine tundras may not bode well in the fight against climate change. A new study revealed it is emitting more carbon than it collects each year.

Earth/Environment March 26, 2019

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

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