A large marine heatwave would double the rate of the climate change impacts on fisheries species in the northeast Pacific by 2050, says a recently released study by researchers from the University of British Columbia and University of Bern.
The fragmentation of water service in the US among thousands of community systems, most of which are small and rely on local funding, leaves many households vulnerable to water contamination or loss of service as droughts become more frequent, a Duke University analysis finds. Households in low-income or predominantly minority neighborhoods face the highest risks. Making sure their taps don't run dry will require a fundamental re-evaluation of how water systems are managed and funded.
A group of researchers with experience in treating high altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE) have written to correct the misconception in medical social media forums and elsewhere that the lung injury seen in COVID-19 is not like typical acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and is instead like HAPE.
A landmark 10 article collection published in the April 16 issue of New Phytologist helps clarify the evolution of oaks and identify key genes involved in oak adaptation to environmental transitions and resistance to pathogens. It also addresses the implications and history of oak hybridization, and traces genomic evidence for an estimated 56 million years of oak evolution.
As global climate change leads to more hot and dry weather, the resulting droughts are stressing plants, making them less able to remove ozone from the air -- despite laws successfully limiting pollution. With hot and dry summers expected to become more frequent over the coming decades, this has significant implications for European policymakers, report an international team of scientists led by Meiyun Lin, an atmospheric researcher at Princeton University and NOAA's Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory.
Why relying on new technology won't save the planet Overreliance on promises of new technology to solve climate change is enabling delay, say researchers from Lancaster University. Their research in Nature Climate Change calls for an end to a longstanding cycle of technological promises and reframed climate change targets. They argue instead for cultural, social and political transformation to enable widespread deployment of both behavioural and technological responses to climate change.
Researchers from the universities of Palermo (Italy), Tsukuba (Japan) and Plymouth (UK) showed that elevated dissolved CO2 conditions can lead to a 45% decrease of fish diversity.
The new Special Issue of peer-reviewed journal Advances in Atmospheric Sciences on 'Antarctic Meteorology and Climate: Past Present and Future' highlights recent advancements in Antarctic weather and climate research.
The expansion of farmlands to meet the growing food demand of the world's ever expanding population places a heavy burden on natural ecosystems. A new IIASA study however shows that about half the land currently needed to grow food crops could be spared if attainable crop yields were achieved globally and crops were grown where they are most productive.
Extreme flooding events in some US coastal areas could double every five years if sea levels continue to rise as expected, a study published in Scientific Reports suggests. Today's 'once-in-a-lifetime' extreme water levels -- which are currently reached once every 50 years -- may be exceeded daily along most of the US coastline before the end of the 21st century.