Simple forms of life are quick to colonise new 'desert' landscapes created by shrinking Arctic ice
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A team of researchers from the Universities of Bristol and Leeds collected soils from an 'alien-like' post-glaciation landscape in the Norwegian archipelago, Svalbard, which had only recently been uncovered after several ...
Studying insects' response to short term climate events
Oct 24, 2016
Studying the response of living organisms to climate change is essential in the face of what increasingly looks like an irreversible trend. However, unlike other species which have gathered much scientific attention, insects ...
Link between climate change and armed conflict is exaggerated – new study
Oct 18, 2016
Can climate change explain the conflict in Syria? Prince Charles once famously listed drought as a root cause of the war. Similar arguments have been made by other campaigners like UN climate envoy Mary Robinson, celebrities ...
Getting to a zero carbon future
Oct 17, 2016
Avoiding the worst consequences of climate change by reducing global carbon emissions to as close to zero as possible is one of humanity's most pressing challenges. The University of California San Diego has launched the ...
Extreme Antarctica ice melt provides glimpse of ecosystem response to global climate change
Oct 13, 2016
New research led by Portland State University glacier scientist Andrew Fountain reveals how a single warming event in Antarctica may be an indication of future ecosystem changes.
Powerful greenhouse gases in focus at global climate meeting
Oct 13, 2016
Greenhouse gases that are more powerful than carbon dioxide are the focus of a global gathering this week in Africa. Experts say cutting hydrofluorocarbons, or HFCs, is the fastest way to reduce global warming. The United ...
Climate change may help Ethiopia, increase the country's access to water
Oct 12, 2016
Despite the many disastrous impacts of climate change, there are some regions of the globe that might benefit from hotter temperatures.
Researcher leads worldwide effort to build largest-ever database monitoring temperatures of intertidal systems
Oct 12, 2016
In a promising step forward in the study of how climate change affects biodiversity, a group of 48 researchers led by Northeastern's Brian Helmuth, has created the largest-ever database recording temperature conditions from ...
Old forest roads offer survival perspectives for amphibians
Oct 11, 2016
Senckenberg scientists have studied the impact of old forest roads on the species diversity in the rainforest of Central Guyana. They reached the conclusion that the established roads may be of use for amphibians and should ...
Climate treaty ratified in race against the clock
Oct 06, 2016
The historic Paris climate pact dashed across the ratification finish line Wednesday to diplomatic cheers.