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Climate change ‘disrupts’ local plant diversity, study

Faster rates of climate change could be increasing the diversity of plant species in many places, according to research from the University of York.

15 Aug 2019 Current Biology

Ice sheets impact core elements of the Earth’s carbon cycle

The Earth's carbon cycle is crucial in controlling the greenhouse gas content of our atmosphere, and ultimately our climate.

15 Aug 2019 Nature Communications

Rapid metabolism change helped mammals to thrive in colder climate

Hedgehogs, rabbits, primates and even giraffe have all benefitted in the evolutionary race due to their ability to adapt their metabolism to cope with a changing climate, according to new research.

14 Aug 2019 Nature

Growth of wind energy points to future challenges, promise

Wind energy continues to capture larger shares of the electricity market; larger turbines and better maintenance are on the horizon.

13 Aug 2019 Applied Physics Reviews

New study shows impact of largescale tree death on carbon storage

Mapping the causes of tree death is important because it helps scientists understand how the world's carbon stocks - stored in forests - are affected by these disturbances and the frequency with which they occur.

12 Aug 2019 Nature Geoscience

First evidence of human-caused climate change melting the West Antarctic Ice Sheet

Ice loss in West Antarctica has increased substantially in the last few decades and is ongoing.

12 Aug 2019 Nature Geoscience

Arctic sea-ice loss has ‘minimal influence’ on severe cold winter weather, research shows

A new study has shed new light on the link between sea-ice loss and cold winters.

12 Aug 2019 Nature Climate Change

Icebergs delay Southern Hemisphere future warming

With a projected future retreat of the Antarctic ice sheet, scientists expect an intensification of iceberg discharge.

12 Aug 2019 Nature Climate Change

Why humans in Africa fled to the mountains during the last ice age

There they had enough water, built tools out of obsidian and relied mainly on giant rodents for nourishment.

8 Aug 2019 Science

Persistent plume

Analysis of massive 2017 cloud of wildfire smoke will help calibrate climate models, including modeling of nuclear winter, geoengineering

8 Aug 2019 Science

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