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Team calls for integrated field research network in Midwest to address climate adaptation

URBANA, Ill. - From a global trade and agriculture perspective, the world heavily depends on the Midwest. The United States is the biggest exporter in the world of primary foodstuffs, such as corn and soybean, with most of that predominantly...Show More Summary

How Hairdressers Could Be A Secret Weapon Against Climate Change

5 days agoNews : Huffington Post

Are we looking in the wrong place when it comes to finding champions who can turn us away from our environmentally destructive ways? Researchers at a university in the United Kingdom believe that hairdressers, rather than politicians,...Show More Summary

Spanish missions triggered Native American population collapse, indirect impact on climate

New interdisciplinary research in the Southwest United States has resolved long-standing debates on the timing and magnitude of American Indian population collapse in the region. The severe and rapid collapse of Native American populations...Show More Summary

The Plague Is Still Alive And Well In The American West

last monthNews : Huffington Post

Small outbreaks of the plague still occur in the western United States, and now new research shows these clusters don't happen at random. Instead, they tend to pop up in areas that have certain mix of climates, animals and elevation,...Show More Summary

Young marine scientists making a difference at the Paris Climate Conference

Ocean more present than ever at the 21st conference of the parties Marine Scientists from France, the United Kingdom, the United States and Germany presented ocean research at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) 21st Conference of the Parties (COP 21) in Paris. Especially young scientists benefitted greatly from participating in the […]

Evergreens at risk

In a broad analysis of climate change scenarios, researchers see a grim future for evergreen forests in the Southwest region of the United States. Using field reports, validated regional predictions and computer models, they project a 72 percent loss of needleleaf evergreens by 2050, almost 100 percent by 2100.

Evergreens at risk

A research paper published today in Nature Climate Change predicts widespread death of needleleaf evergreen trees (NET) within the Southwest United States by the year 2100 under projected global warming scenarios. The research team that...Show More Summary

A field research network to address looming grain failures

The effects of climate change will continue to alter growing conditions in the Midwest United States, requiring urgent action by researchers to help farmers and other stakeholders adapt their practices. To preserve food security andShow More Summary

Vegetarian Diet Actually WORSE for the Environment per Calorie Than Consuming Meat

Contrary to recent headlines -- and a talk by actor Arnold Schwarzenegger at the United Nations Paris Climate Change Conference -- eating a vegetarian diet could contribute to climate change.In fact, according to new research from Carnegie...Show More Summary

Solar Marketing Lessons from EcoAmerica's Climate Change Research

The first and most important rule of talking to people in the United States about the subject of climate change is simple: Don’t actually talk about climate change. That’s the word from EcoAmerica, based on their latest research on climate messaging. read more

'Green News Report' -- December 3, 2015

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Historic United Nations climate talks (COP21) now underway in Paris; Governments and billionaires launch huge new investments in clean energy research and development; PLUS: Republicans working hard to undermine progress in any way they can... Show More Summary

New map boosts understanding of complex UN climate regime

Researchers have helped create a comprehensive and interactive map of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

New map boosts understanding of complex UN climate regime

Researchers from Queensland's Griffith University have helped create a comprehensive and interactive map of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). A unique tool for policy makers and anyone concerned with...Show More Summary

NEXUS Scholars: Making Local Stakeholders Equal Partners in Climate Research

This International Education Week, we are highlighting how international exchange programs develop the relationships between people and communities in the United States as well as around the world that are necessary to solve complex global issues.

Americans are conceiving fewer children on really hot days

The United States already has a worse infant mortality rate than Latvia and Israel, and according to researchers, climate change could make it even worse. Alan Barreca of Tulane University, Melanie Guldi of the University of CentralShow More Summary

The Need To Revisit The Climategate Revelations To Counter Mainstream Media Failure And The Paris Climate Conference Plans

Guest opinion: Dr. Tim Ball It is time to revisit the emails leaked from the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) at East Anglia. The first 1000 emails were released in November 2009 just prior to the Climate Conference of the Parties (COP) 15 scheduled for Copenhagen. They effectively stopped political plans for a replacement of the…

New, forward-thinking report addresses environmental research, education

The United States is at an environmental crossroads, states a new report. Climate change in the Arctic, urban growth in Phoenix, West Coast fisheries affected by El Niño, land-use change in New England, nutrients in watersheds in the Midwest--the report finds society is facing a wide array of environmental challenges.

Sweeping study of US farm data shows loss of crop diversity the past 34 years

Diverse agroecosystems are more resilient to variable weather from climate change, researchers say, upon concluding through study that across the United States, there has been a loss of crop diversity on farms.

National emissions plans too weak to limit climate change: study

BONN, Germany (Reuters) - National plans for limiting greenhouse gas emissions fall short of tough action needed to slow climate change under a United Nations agreement due in Paris in December, European researchers said on Wednesda...

USDA and Microsoft announces Innovation Challenge for food resilience in the US

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Microsoft Research are sponsoring the Innovation Challenge, a competition to develop data-driven software applications that help visualize and explore how climate change will affect the resiliency of food systems in the United States. Show More Summary

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