Category: Climate

El Niño’s warm water devastates coral reefs in Pacific ocean

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Originally Published by Earth & Climate News — ScienceDailyResearchers visited Christmas Island, the world’s largest coral atoll, to measure the effects of El Nino. Eighty percent of the coral is dead, they report. Corals are communities of animals that have tiny photosynthetic algae living inside them in a mutually beneficial relationship. Corals are very temperature-sensitive. […]

New heat wave formula can help public health agencies prepare for extreme temperatures

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Originally Published by EurekAlert! – Earth ScienceExtreme heat can pose several health risks, especially during sustained periods of high temperatures. However, a uniform definition of a heat wave doesn’t exist. As a result, public health agencies may be unsure of when to activate heat alerts, cooling centers and other protective measures. A University of Missouri […]

Climate change ‘to make flights longer’

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Originally Published by BBC News – Science & Environment Flights from the UK to the US could take longer due to the changes in the climate, according to a new study. Topic: Climate

Climate change in charts: from record global temperatures to science denial

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Originally Published by Environment | The GuardianThe world’s hottest year on record has prompted much media coverage. But there hasn’t been enough charts and graphs. Topic: Climate, Technology

Earth’s temperature depends on where you put thermometer

It’s not just the heat; it’s also the humidity. Together, they can be lethal, even if the heat doesn’t seem quite so extreme.

Originally Published by The Big Story When it comes to measuring global warming, it’s all about altitude. Topic: Climate

El Niño Should Be Near Its Peak

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Originally Published by NASA Earth ObservatoryPast events suggest the phenomenon winds down after December and January. But will this year follow the pattern? Topic: Climate

Assessing the impact of human-induced climate change

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Originally Published by EurekAlert! – Earth ScienceResearchers at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research develop and apply new method to determine whether specific climate impacts can be traced to human-caused emissions. Topic: Climate, People

Greenhouse gas can escape the deep ocean in surprising way

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Originally Published by Earth & Climate News — ScienceDailyCarbon dioxide can emerge from the deep ocean in a surprising way — a new piece of the global carbon “puzzle” that researchers must solve to fully understand major issues like climate change. Topic: Oceans

Air pollution: a dark cloud of filth poisons the world’s cities

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Originally Published by Environment | The Guardian The number of annual deaths caused by pollution around the world is now greater than malaria and HIV combined, according to a recent study, with scientists warning that fatalities could reach 6 million a year by 2050. Topic: Weather

Tree rings reveal growing synchrony

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Originally Published by environmentalresearchweb: all contentData from forests in Spain and Siberia provide non-visible early warning signal of climate damage. Topic: Biodiversity