UK experts warn of Trump climate science clampdown
10 hours ago
More than 100 of Britain's top climate scientists on Monday urged Prime Minister Theresa May to press US President-elect Donald Trump to safeguard government-led research on global warming.
Climate change could kill off parasites, destabilizing ecosystems
Jan 13, 2017
Photogenic animals, from polar bears to people, aren't the only creatures under threat from global climate change. A new review led by UC Berkeley suggests the phenomenon threatens parasites with extinction, which could have ...
New study shows where carbon finance should—and shouldn't—drive conservation efforts
Jan 12, 2017
The world's forests are crucial to slowing climate change, but they're often destroyed to make room for farms, mines, and other economic ventures. One possible solution to deforestation is carbon finance: giving companies ...
Northeast US temperatures are decades ahead of global average
Jan 11, 2017
Results of a new study by researchers at the Northeast Climate Science Center (NECSC) at the University of Massachusetts Amherst suggest that temperatures across the northeastern United States will increase much faster than ...
Testing how species respond to climate change
Jan 10, 2017
Predicting how species will respond to climate change is a critical part of efforts to prevent widespread climate-driven extinction, or to predict its consequences for ecosystems.
Effect of methane on climate change could be 25% greater than we thought
Jan 10, 2017
Methane emissions caused by human activity may have a bigger impact on global warming than previously thought, scientists have found.
How bucking climate change accord would hinder fight against HIV/AIDS
Jan 10, 2017
The potential withdrawal of the United States from the Paris climate agreement has broad implications for society and the environment. While much attention has concentrated upon melting glaciers, rising sea levels and conflicts ...
Huge Antarctic ice block set to break off: scientists
Jan 06, 2017
A massive ice block nearly 100 times the area of Manhattan is poised to break off Antarctica's Larsen C ice shelf, scientists reported Friday.
Researchers explore link between tropical glaciers, water supply
Jan 04, 2017
Researchers in the College of Arts and Sciences are closer to understanding how the loss of glaciers in the Cordillera Blanca of Peru is affecting water resources in a region responding to global climate change.
Research suggests climate change affecting plants above ground more than below
Dec 23, 2016
It's a long way between central Pennsylvania and Greenland—at least 2,000 miles—but Laura Radville came to Penn State so she could study climate change in the "Iceberg capital of the world."