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Driving a Wedge into Historic Gaps of Climate Science

Evidence of historic marine life present in Alaskan permafrost is helping scientists reconstruct ancient changes in the ice cover over the Arctic Ocean.

Source: Hokkaido University

From Environmental News Network

2019-04-11T13:17:18-07:00April 11th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Driving a Wedge into Historic Gaps of Climate Science

Can We Address Climate Change Without Sacrificing Water Quality?

Strategies for limiting climate change must take into account their potential impact on water quality through nutrient overload, according to a new study from Carnegie’s Eva Sinha and Anna Michalak published by Nature Communications.

Source: Carnegie Institution for Science

From Environmental News Network

https://www.enn.com/articles/56880-can-we-address-climate-change-without-sacrificing-water-quality

2019-02-27T09:24:50-07:00February 27th, 2019|Climate and Energy, Land and Freshwater, News|Comments Off on Can We Address Climate Change Without Sacrificing Water Quality?

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

2019-02-14T09:43:56-07:00February 14th, 2019|Conservation Science, News|Comments Off on New clues to predict tipping points for marsh survival

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

2019-02-07T11:05:15-07:00February 7th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Millions of tons of plastic waste could be turned into clean fuels, other products

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

2019-02-07T10:53:18-07:00February 7th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Climate change might not slow ocean circulation as much as thought

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

2019-01-30T09:34:50-07:00January 30th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Global Commission Calls for a Food Revolution to Solve World’s Climate & Nutrition Problems