(USDA Forest Service - Northern Research Station) New research describes expected effects of a changing climate in southern Indiana, southern Illinois, and the Missouri Ozarks and assesses the vulnerability of forest ecosystems to these effects.
Several recent studies have generated a great deal of publicity for their claims that the warming climate is slowing the pace of the Gulf Stream. But 20 years of measurements find no evidence that the Gulf Stream is decreasing in strength, researchers report.
Spanish forest ecosystems will probably emit high quantities of carbon dioxide in the second half of the 21st century.
(Harvard University) Physicists at Harvard SEAS envision a device that would harvest energy from Earth's infrared emissions into outer space. Thanks to recent technological advances, the researchers say, Earth's warmth could soon be transformed into direct-current power, taking advantage of a vast and untapped energy source.
(Carnegie Institution) In many ways, plants act as chemical factories, using energy from sunlight to produce carbon-based energy and taking nutrients from the soil. How much does the portfolio of chemicals generated by plants vary, depending on the surrounding environment, and what can this tell us about how we interact with forests?
(Wiley) The open air plays of the Ancient Greeks may offer us a valuable insight into the Mediterranean climate of the time, reports new research in Weather. Using historical observations from artwork and plays, scientists identified 'halcyon days', of theater friendly weather in mid-winter.
A new study shows that the 1970s polynya within the Antarctic sea ice pack of the Weddell Sea may have been the last gasp of what was previously a more common feature of the Southern Ocean, and which is now suppressed due to the effects of climate change on ocean salinity.
(McGill University) A new study led by researchers from McGill University suggests that the the 1970s polynya in the Antarctic sea ice pack of the Weddell Sea may have been the last gasp of what was previously a more common feature of the Southern Ocean, and which is now suppressed due to the effects of climate change on ocean salinity.
(Stanford University) An international research team has discovered a potentially clean, low-cost way to convert carbon dioxide into methanol, a key ingredient in the production of plastics, adhesives and solvents, and a promising fuel for transportation.
(International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis) Losses from extreme floods in Europe could more than double by 2050, because of climate change and socioeconomic development. Understanding the risk posed by large-scale floods is of growing importance and will be key for managing climate adaptation.