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wheat
Rising Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide May Reduce Protein Levels In Crops
Apr 06, 2014 13:43 PM E
The atmosphere’s rising carbon levels may affect the nutritious quality of key dietary crops, according to a new study, which found that high levels of carbon dioxide is lowering their protein levels.
wind farm
Wind Farms Just Need To Get A Little Off The Checkerboard To Produce More Energy
Apr 01, 2014 17:42 PM E
A team of researchers at Johns Hopkins University has made a detailed study of the wake effects caused by airflow both within and around a wind farm.
Wildfire
UN: Climate Change Will Cause Conflict, Disaster, And Extinction; But Decisive Action Can Reduce Risks
Mar 30, 2014 23:42 PM E
The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released a dire report on the state of global warming. Its effects have already been devastating, they said; it's best to start preparing for the worst.
Natural Gas
U.S. Methane Strategy To Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions Targets Oil And Gas Industry
Mar 29, 2014 17:38 PM E
The White House on Friday unveiled a new methane reduction strategy that targets four polluting industries: landfills, coal, agriculture, and oil and gas.
Autumn
Fall Foliage Delayed: Studies Link Late Autumn And Early Spring To Climate Change
Mar 28, 2014 13:21 PM E
Late autumn and early spring are one of the symptoms of climate change. A new study has used satellite images over 25 years to get one of the most comprehensive and accurate pictures of that change.
Pipeline
In Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions From Methane, Environmentalists Want More Checks On Oil And Gas Industry
Mar 27, 2014 12:42 PM E
The White House will soon unveil a new strategy for reducing emissions of methane, a powerful greenhouse gas. The Environmental Defense Fund is calling for both incentives and regulations for the oil and gas industry.
Pine Island Glacier
Glaciers Melting Faster In West Antarctica Now Than 40 Years Ago: Study
Mar 27, 2014 09:58 AM E
The rate of glacial melt is increasing among six of the fastest-fraying Antarctic ice sheets, according to a study out this month.
Typhoon Haiyan
Extreme Weather In 2013 Caused By Man-Made Climate Change: UN Report
Mar 24, 2014 12:55 PM E
The UN weather agency reported Monday that man-made global warming caused extreme weather in 2013, from drought, flooding, frigid cold, and Typhoon Haiyan.
antarctica
Climate Change May Slow Down Deep Ocean Currents, Hindering Their Ability To Hold Carbon From Atmosphere
Mar 23, 2014 14:49 PM E
The ocean's deep currents allow for the absorption of carbon dioxide, but climate change may be slowing down these currents' movements, subsequently hindering their ability to hold on to carbon, which could lead to a warmer planet.
Dolphin Casualty
Seafood Waste: Fisheries Throw Away 20% Of Animals Caught In Nets
Mar 21, 2014 15:38 PM E
U.S. fisheries waste 2 billion pounds of sea life every year, leading to vast food inefficiency and threats to endangered species, according to a recent report from the environmental advocacy group Oceana.
Lake Boreal in Northern Sweden
Global Warming Creates More Global Warming: New Study Links Temperature To Methane Production
Mar 19, 2014 14:06 PM E
Small microbes feed on organic matter and release methane, a powerful greenhouse gas. New research calculates how higher temperatures could speed up that process and, in turn, global warming.
Drilling for Ancient Moss
Moss Survives 1600-Year Deep-Freeze In Antarctica
Mar 17, 2014 12:07 PM E
Moss that was under permafrost in the Antarctic sent out new shoots recently, with positive implications for plant survival during cliamte change.
Ozone Hole
Newly discovered man-made gases pose threat to ozone layer
Mar 15, 2014 16:48 PM E
Four newly-discovered gases damaging the ozone layer were not in the atmosphere before the 1960s, leading a team of researchers at the University of East Anglia in the UK to deduce the gases are man-made and possibly created by the use of insecticides or solvents for cleaning electronic components.
traffic
Traffic-Related Air Pollution Associated With Changes In Heart Health
Mar 11, 2014 11:55 AM E
The damaging effects of vehicular air pollution on the heart and lungs are well known.
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