Advertisements


Alaska thunderstorms may triple with climate change

Warming temperatures will potentially alter the climate in Alaska so profoundly later this century that the number of thunderstorms will triple, increasing the risks of widespread flash flooding, landslides, and lightning-induced wildfires, new resea.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgFeb 23rd, 2021

Will audio-only apps change our use of social networks?

From Clubhouse to Twitter's Spaces, LJ Rich looks at the rise of a new type of social network......»»

Category: hdrSource:  bbcRelated News11 hr. 53 min. ago

Scientists use forest color to gauge permafrost depth

Scientists regularly use remote sensing drones and satellites to record how climate change affects permafrost thaw rates—methods that work well in barren tundra landscapes where there's nothing to obstruct the view......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News14 hr. 52 min. ago

Three possible futures for global climate scepticism

Climate change skepticism has been present in politics for as long as climate change itself. Part of a wider outlook of environmental skepticism, it encompasses a range of views from outright denial that the world is warming through to attempts to do.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News18 hr. 24 min. ago

Oaks adapt drought resistance to local conditions

As climate change brings an increase in the frequency and severity of droughts, forest dieback is a key cause for concern: forests act as reservoirs of biodiversity and also allow vast amounts of carbon to be stored, reducing the so-called greenhouse.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News18 hr. 24 min. ago

Littlest shop of horrors: Hungry green algae prefer to eat bacteria alive

New research suggests that the ability of green algae to eat bacteria is likely much more widespread than previously thought, a finding that could be crucial to environmental and climate science. The work, led by scientists at the American Museum of.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News19 hr. 52 min. ago

Social tipping points: slouching toward climate salvation

The world appears to have finally woken up to the existential threat of global warming, and the drive to fix the problem is accelerating across the board......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News19 hr. 52 min. ago

CO2 pollution bounces back, climate goals at risk: IEA

Global CO2 emissions have returned to pre-pandemic levels and then some, threatening to put climate treaty targets for capping global warming out of reach, the International Energy Agency said Tuesday......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMar 2nd, 2021

Health risks to babies on the front line of climate change

Extreme rainfall associated with climate change is causing harm to babies in some of the most forgotten places on the planet setting in motion a chain of disadvantage down the generations, according to new research. Researchers found babies born to m.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated NewsMar 1st, 2021

4D bioengineering materials bend, curve like natural tissue

Researchers have developed new 4D hydrogels -- 3D materials that have the ability to change shape over time in response to stimuli -- that can morph multiple times in a preprogrammed or on-demand manner in response to external trigger signals......»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated NewsMar 1st, 2021

Hydrogel injection may change the way the heart muscle heals after a heart attack

Researchers have developed an injectable hydrogel that could help repair and prevent further damage to the heart muscle after a heart attack......»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated NewsMar 1st, 2021

Due to climate change, Miami Beach moving away from palm trees to create more shade

Whether swaying in the background of a Super Bowl glamour shot or printed on Art Deco-themed postcards, palm trees are synonymous with the sun-and-fun allure of Miami Beach. In a city with nearly 50,000 trees, more than half have fronds......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMar 1st, 2021

Scientists use lipid nanoparticles to precisely target gene editing to the liver

The genome editing technology CRISPR has emerged as a powerful new tool that can change the way we treat disease. The challenge when altering the genetics of our cells, however, is how to do it safely, effectively, and specifically targeted to the ge.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMar 1st, 2021

Cities Are Starting To Ban New Gas Stations

Petaluma, California, has voted to outlaw new gas stations, the first of what climate activists hope will be numerous cities and counties to do so. From a report: The movement aims to accelerate the shift to electric vehicles. "This is not a ban on t.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsMar 1st, 2021

Border Disputes Threaten Climate Science in the Himalayas

Cross-border teams of scientists need to collaborate on climate models, even as their countries’ militaries clash......»»

Category: gadgetSource:  wiredRelated NewsMar 1st, 2021

The Raging Evolutionary War Between Humans and Covid-19

Fighting the pandemic isn’t only about vaccines and drugs. It’s about understanding how viruses mutate and change inside us, and among us......»»

Category: gadgetSource:  wiredRelated NewsMar 1st, 2021

Understanding the spatial and temporal dimensions of landscape dynamics

The Earth's surface is subject to continual changes that dynamically shape natural landscapes. Global phenomena like climate change play a role, as do short-term, local events of natural or human origin. The 3-D Geospatial Data Processing (3DGeo) res.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMar 1st, 2021

New study identifies mountain snowpack most "at-risk" from climate change

As the planet warms, scientists expect that mountain snowpack should melt progressively earlier in the year. However, observations in the U.S. show that as temperatures have risen, snowpack melt is relatively unaffected in some regions while others c.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMar 1st, 2021

How "great" was the great oxygenation event?

Around 2.5 billion years ago, our planet experienced what was possibly the greatest change in its history: According to the geological record, molecular oxygen suddenly went from nonexistent to becoming freely available everywhere. Evidence for the G.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMar 1st, 2021

New research highlights health risks to babies on the front line of climate change

Extreme rainfall associated with climate change is causing harm to babies in some of the most forgotten places on the planet setting in motion a chain of disadvantage down the generations, according to new research in Nature Sustainability......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMar 1st, 2021

Carbon capture can"t solve the climate problem without individual actions

Geoengineering projects focused on reducing greenhouse gas emissions like large-scale tree planting, carbon removal, and carbon storage may mitigate climate change, but not without the widespread adoption of electric cars, according to a new study. T.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated NewsMar 1st, 2021