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How cities can use AI to adapt to climate change

Urban spaces are particularly susceptible to the effects of climate change, such as heat waves, floods, and storms. But which areas of a city are affected, and how can city planners respond?.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgJul 10th, 2024

America’s Aging Dams Are a Catastrophe Waiting to Happen

Climate change presents a growing threat to the nation’s nearly 92,000 dams, many of which are more than 100 years old, as heavy rainfall, flooding, and other forms of extreme weather become more common and severe......»»

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Study examines urban forests across the United States

In recent years, tree-planting campaigns have been underway in the United States, especially in cities, as part of climate mitigation efforts......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 12th, 2024

Restructuring middle managers—findings from a case study of a major bank

Middle managers play an important role in an organization undergoing structural change. They are the ones who must implement the changes, but conversely, as employees, they will be subject to the very changes they put in place. This can often put the.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 12th, 2024

How climate patterns contribute to coral bleaching in the Great Barrier Reef

A new study finds a significant impact of the Madden-Julian Oscillation (MJO) and El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) on coral bleaching events in the Great Barrier Reef (GBR)......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 12th, 2024

Accepting uncertainty in sustainable fisheries is essential in a rapidly changing Arctic, says researcher

Climate change is making it almost impossible to decide how much, where and what to sustainably fish as the fate of future fisheries is becoming increasingly uncertain. This is leading to a slow process or inaction in adapting fisheries and their man.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 12th, 2024

Lions in a Uganda park make a perilous journey across a 1.5 km stretch of water to find mates

Domestic cats will do almost anything to avoid contact with water. Not so for their wild cousins, though. Lions, tigers and jaguars have had to adapt to water and sometimes take the plunge for survival......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 12th, 2024

Researchers create groundbreaking cotton quality model to aid farmers

Does climate change have an impact on the quality of cotton? Mississippi State scientists hope to answer that question with a new way to monitor the environmental impacts on the cash crop throughout the growing season......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 12th, 2024

What flavor is that neutrino? Adding flavor helps to track neutrino movement in astrophysical systems

Neutrinos have a quantum mechanical property called "flavor." This flavor can transform as neutrinos move through space. A major challenge is to keep track of both the physical movement of the neutrinos and their change of flavor in astrophysical sys.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 12th, 2024

Scientists find new way global air churn makes particles

You can think of our atmosphere as a big chemistry set, a global churn of gaseous molecules and particles that constantly bounce off and change each other in complicated ways. While the particles are very small, often less than 1% of the thickness of.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 12th, 2024

History shows that humans are good for biodiversity… sometimes

Humans have been an important driver of vegetation change over thousands of years, and, in some places, had positive impacts on biodiversity, according to a new study......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 12th, 2024

Studies unravel climate pattern impacts on the Antarctic Ice Sheet

New Monash research has untangled the influence of regional climate drivers, including the Southern Annular Mode (SAM) and the El Niño-Southern Oscillation (El Niño), on the Antarctic Ice Sheet. Snow accumulation and surface melting are two importa.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 12th, 2024

Evolutionary biologists investigate how plant cold specialists can adapt to the environment

Plant cold specialists like the spoonworts have adapted well to the cold climates of the Ice Ages. As cold and warm periods alternated, they developed a number of species that also resulted in a proliferation of the genome......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 12th, 2024

Leaked Xiaomi Smart Band 9 renders suggest no change

Leaked renders of the upcoming Xiaomi Smart Band 9 show that there won’t be any major design changes to the fitness band. The post Leaked Xiaomi Smart Band 9 renders suggest no change appeared first on Phandroid. The Xiaomi Smart Band 8.....»»

Category: asiaSource:  phandroidRelated NewsJul 12th, 2024

"We can"t wait another year": disaster-hit nations call for climate aid

Countries on the frontlines of climate change have warned they cannot wait another year for long-sought aid to recover from disasters as floods and hurricanes wreak havoc across the globe......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 12th, 2024

Unprecedented warming threatens Earth"s lakes and their ecosystems

Lakes, with their rich biodiversity and important ecological services, face a concerning trend: rapidly increasing temperatures. A recent study published in Nature Geoscience by an international team of limnologists and climate modelers reveals that.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 12th, 2024

Popular climate assessment method can be enhanced to improve tipping point accuracy

The optimal fingerprinting method (OFM) has been used extensively to detect and attribute the effects of climate change. A recent analysis of the various assumptions used by OFM has revealed several ways the method could be improved to enhance its us.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 12th, 2024

Researchers explore the role of children in community participatory planning process

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child defined child-friendly cities as those that prioritize children's access to safe environments, health care, education, green spaces, and the right to participate in decision-making processes ab.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 12th, 2024

Illinois clean energy transition excludes key constituents in energy justice equation, study argues

Illinois has made transitioning to clean energy a major priority in recent years with the passage of the Future Energy Jobs Act (FEJA) in 2016 and the Climate and Equitable Jobs Act (CEJA) in 2021. Both pieces of legislation prioritize an equitable t.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 12th, 2024

Forest carbon storage has declined across much of the Western U.S., likely due to drought and fire

Forests have been embraced as a natural climate solution, due to their ability to soak up carbon dioxide from the atmosphere as they grow, locking it up in their trunks, branches, leaves, and roots. But a new study confirms widespread doubts about th.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 12th, 2024

Scientific definition of a planet says it must orbit our sun: A new proposal would change that

Planetary scientists are proposing a new definition of a planet to replace one that many researchers view as sun-centric and outdated. The current definition—established in 2006 by the International Astronomical Union (IAU), the organization that o.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 12th, 2024