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Climate change made Harvey rainfall 15 percent more intense

A team of scientists from World Weather Attribution, including researchers from Rice University and other institutions in the United States and Europe, have found that human-caused climate change made the record rainfall that fell over Houston during Hurricane Harvey roughly three times more likely and 15 percent more intense.

US-based climate scientists to take research to France

It is a dream come true for U.S.-based climate scientists — the offer of all-expenses-paid life in France to advance their research in Europe instead of in the United States … Click to Continue »

US researchers flock to join Macron's climate change project

Eighteen climate scientists, 13 of them based in the United States, were on Monday named the first beneficiaries of the research grants linked to French President Macron’s “Make Our Planet Great Again” project, which will see them relocate to France.

BIOACID Science Portrait: Felix Ekardt (video, in German; English subtitles)

The jurist, philosopher and sociologist Prof. Felix Ekardt is founder and director of the Research Unit Sustainability and Climate Policy and external professor for public law and legal philosophy at Rostock University. As part of BIOACID,...Show More Summary

To drop carbon dioxide emissions, look to local transportation and housing

Local efforts in the transportation and residential-housing sectors could help the United States meet the greenhouse gas reduction commitment it made as a Paris Climate Accord signatory, according to new research.

Consumption is the bottleneck for sustainable development

(Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)) From ending poverty to improving wellbeing, gender equality, cities' resilience or climate action -- while synergies among most of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals...Show More Summary

Eradicating extreme poverty and slowing climate change are compatible goals, research shows

Ending extreme poverty by 2030 is the first of the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals. Meanwhile, plans set forth by the Paris Climate Agreement aim to keep global warming below 2 degrees Celsius. University of Maryland Geographical...Show More Summary

US govt scientist denied approval to discuss link between climate change and severe fires

Is the United States government blocking scientists from talking about climate change? Forest Service research ecologist William Jolly was slated to give a presentation titled "Climate-Induced Variations in Global Severe Fire Weather Conditions" at the International Fire Congress - but was denied approval to go to the conference. Show More Summary

Mapping the U.K.'s Many, Many Names for Streams

A few years ago, the climate adaptation researcher Ben Smith—then a Ph.D. student at Kings College London—was working on his dissertation, about the effectiveness of water restoration projects in the United Kingdom. As with most scholarly...Show More Summary

Warming seas could lead to 70 percent increase in hurricane-related financial loss

If oceans warm at a rate predicted by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the United Nation-sponsored group that assesses climate change research and issues periodic reports, expected financial losses caused by hurricanesShow More Summary

Warming seas could lead to 70 percent increase in hurricane-related financial loss

If oceans warm at a rate predicted by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the United Nation-sponsored group that assesses climate change research and issues periodic reports, expected financial losses caused by hurricanes could increase more than 70 percent by 2100, according to a study just published in the journal Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure.

Team researching how climate influences wildfire frequency

A team of researchers from the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources' School of Natural Resources and United States Forest Service are continuing an effort to research how climate influences wildfire frequency.

Warming unlikely to have major impact on animal agriculture in Northeast

(Penn State) Climate change will not significantly impair animal agriculture in the Northeast region of the United States, according to a multidisciplinary team of researchers, who point out there are many variables in the future scenario they envision.

Harassment of climate scientists has failed in court, but worked to disrupt research

By Jeremy Deaton People play dirty when they can’t win by playing fair. This is, more or less, the story of climate change denial in the United States. Scientists overwhelmingly agree that humans are altering the climate, reaping changes with potentially catastrophic consequences. Climate deniers can’t dispute the data. They can’t win on facts. Instead, they impugn the […]

Massive Antarctic volcanic eruptions linked to abrupt Southern hemisphere climate changes

New findings published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS) by Desert Research Institute (DRI) Professor Joseph R. McConnell, Ph.D., and colleagues document a 192-year series of volcanic eruptions in Antarctica that coincided with accelerated deglaciation about 17,700 years ago.

Electricity consumption in Europe will shift under climate change

(Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)) Rising temperatures due to greenhouse gas emissions will fundamentally change electricity consumption patterns in Europe. A team of scientists from Germany and the United States now...Show More Summary

As climate change warms the Northeast, some snowshoe hares stay brown all year

5 months agoNews : The Raw Story

By Duane Diefenbach, Adjunct Professor of Wildlife Ecology and Leader, Pennsylvania Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit, Pennsylvania State University. Denali National Park, Alaska. Tim Rains/NPS, CC BY The quintessential image of a snowshoe hare (Lepus americanus) is a pure white bunny...

Climate Models Overlook Hot Spots

The Southeastern part of the United States is seeing accelerated sea level rise thanks to "hot spots" according to research from the University of Florida.

This Ship Is Not Sinking—It's Flipping for Science

The United States research fleet is made up of dozens of vessels, large and small, that take scientists out to sea to collect data on the ocean and climate and marine life, and most of them look like regular old boats or barges. But not the Research Platform FLIP, short for Floating Instrument Platform. Show More Summary

Climate Change Will Hurt the Poor and Help The Wealthy

7 months agoNews : Newsweek: US

In the first analysis of its kind, researchers predict climate change will cost the United States dearly.

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