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New clues to predict tipping points for marsh survival

Sea-level rise, sediment starvation and other environmental woes pose increasing threats to coastal wetlands worldwide. But a new study could help stem the losses by giving scientists a broader understanding of which wetlands are most at risk and why. The study assessed wetland distribution and resilience in hundreds of US estuaries at five different spatial scales. Its findings will help guide future efforts to preserve or restore threatened wetlands.

Source: Duke University

From Science Daily

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/02/190213124417.htm

February 14th, 2019|Conservation Science, News|0 Comments

Five explosive things the 2018 eruption taught us about Kilauea

The eruption has ended, but scientists are just beginning to analyze the data

From Science News

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/five-explosive-things-2018-eruption-taught-us-about-kilauea

February 14th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Millions of tons of plastic waste could be turned into clean fuels, other products

A new chemical conversion process could transform the world’s polyolefin waste, a form of plastic, into useful products, such as clean fuels and other items. The conversion process incorporates selective extraction and hydrothermal liquefaction. Once the plastic is converted into naphtha, it can be used as a feedstock for other chemicals or further separated into specialty solvents or other products.

Source: Purdue University

From Science Daily

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/02/190206131956.htm

February 7th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Climate change might not slow ocean circulation as much as thought

New findings from an international ocean observing network are calling into question the long-standing idea that global warming might slow down a big chunk of the ocean’s “conveyor belt.”

From Science News

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/climate-change-might-not-slow-ocean-circulation-much-thought

February 7th, 2019|News|0 Comments

2018 Was 4th Hottest Year On Record For The Globe

Earth’s long-term warming trend continued in 2018 as persistent warmth across large swaths of land and ocean resulted in the globe’s fourth hottest year in NOAA’s 139-year climate record.

From Environmental News Network

https://www.enn.com/articles/56666-2018-was-4th-hottest-year-on-record-for-the-globe

February 7th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Global Commission Calls for a Food Revolution to Solve World’s Climate & Nutrition Problems

To stabilize climate and get people healthy, the world needs to overhaul its diet and agriculture systems, the EAT-Lancet commission says. That includes less meat.

BY GEORGINA GUSTIN

From Inside Climate News

https://insideclimatenews.org/news/16012019/global-food-agriculture-revolution-eat-lancet-commission-climate-change-health-nutrition-report-less-meat

January 30th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Climate Change Tipping Point Could Be Coming Sooner Than We Think

Global carbon emissions reached a record high in 2018, rising by an estimated 3.4 percent in the U.S. alone.

Source: Columbia University

From Environmental News Network:

https://www.enn.com/articles/56506-climate-change-tipping-point-could-be-coming-sooner-than-we-think

January 23rd, 2019|Climate and Energy, News|Comments Off on Climate Change Tipping Point Could Be Coming Sooner Than We Think

Dim the Lights: An Effort to Save the Night Sky

The ability to go outside, look up at the night sky, and see the Milky Way is becoming increasingly rare.

The glow of artificial lighting hides our galaxy from more than one third of people worldwide. The problem is especially pronounced in industrialized countries. Only 20 percent of North Americans can see the Milky Way without the aid of a telescope.

From the Chronicle of Philanthropy

https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Saving-the-Night-Sky-/245363?cid=cpfd_home

January 17th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Dim the Lights: An Effort to Save the Night Sky

Marine mammals and sea turtles recovering after Endangered Species Act protection

More than three-quarters of marine mammal and sea turtle populations have significantly increased after listing of the US Endangered Species Act (ESA), according to a new study.

Source: PLOS

From Science Daily

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/01/190116140626.htm

January 17th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Marine mammals and sea turtles recovering after Endangered Species Act protection

Researchers Led By Georgia State Economist Find A Global Tax On Carbon May Be Feasible

There is a consistently high level of public support across nations for a global carbon tax if the tax policy is carefully designed, according to a survey of people in the United States, India, the United Kingdom, South Africa and Australia.

Georgia State University

From the Environmental News Network

https://www.enn.com/articles/56444-researchers-led-by-georgia-state-economist-find-a-global-tax-on-carbon-may-be-feasible

January 17th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Researchers Led By Georgia State Economist Find A Global Tax On Carbon May Be Feasible