(University of California - Santa Barbara) When UC Santa Barbara doctoral student Seeta Sistla and her advisor, environmental studies professor Josh Schimel, went north not long ago to study how long-term warming in the Arctic affects carbon storage, they had made certain assumptions.
(Michigan Technological University) Most scientists who have studied climate change agree that human activity is its primary cause, an analysis of 20 years of abstracts in peer-reviewed journals shows.
(DOE/Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory) The distortion of the ancient shoreline and flooding surface of the US Atlantic Coastal Plain are the direct result of fluctuations in topography in the region and could have implications on understanding long-term climate change, according to a new study.
(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) A team of scientists has won a berth on a tiny satellite to explore one of NASA's most important frontiers in climate studies: The imbalance in Earth's energy budget and the extent to which fast-changing phenomena, like clouds, contribute to that imbalance.
(Dartmouth College) A new Dartmouth College study finds human-caused climate change may have little impact on many species of tropical lizards, contradicting a host of recent studies that predict their widespread extinction in a rapidly warming planet.
(University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences) Two University of Illinois scientists have developed an environmentally friendly and more economical way of pretreating Miscanthus in the biofuel production process.
(University of British Columbia) Climate change has been impacting global fisheries for the past four decades by driving species towards cooler, deeper waters, according to University of British Columbia scientists.
(University of California - Santa Barbara) After taking a rented camper outfitted with special equipment to measure methane on a cross-continent drive, a UC Santa Barbara scientist has found that methane emissions across large parts of the US are higher than currently known, confirming what other more local studies have found.
(University of Toronto) To reach Canada's goal of reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to 17 per cent below the 2005 level by the year 2020, federal and provincial governments must reach agreement on what portion of the total GHG reduction will be provided by each province say researchers from the University of Toronto's School of the Environment.
(Institute of Physics) A comprehensive analysis of peer-reviewed articles on the topic of global warming and climate change has revealed an overwhelming consensus among scientists that recent warming is human-caused.