New measurements from Northern Sweden show less methane emission than feared

On the left is a pond vegetation controlled by high water levels and on the right a drier tundra vegetation, which is becoming more prevalent in areas where the water level is low and the soil dries out in summer. In areas where permafrost disappears, new studies show that the release of methane can be… Continue reading New measurements from Northern Sweden show less methane emission than feared

Dolphins Use Coral to Treat Skin Conditions

According to a new research study published in iScience, specific species of dolphins can experience skin irritation or different kinds of skin conditions. However, much like humans would go to a doctor for treatment, the Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphin also has a source they go to for treatment: coral reefs. Specifically, researchers noted that dolphins engaged… Continue reading Dolphins Use Coral to Treat Skin Conditions

High Resolution Imaging Reveals Puzzling Features Deep in Earth’s Interior

Animation of the Earth’s layers. New research led by the University of Cambridge is the first to obtain a detailed ‘image’ of an unusual pocket of rock at the boundary layer with Earth’s core, some three thousand kilometers beneath the surface. The mysterious area of rock, which is located almost directly beneath the Hawaiian Islands,… Continue reading High Resolution Imaging Reveals Puzzling Features Deep in Earth’s Interior

Bonn – One of the Oldest Cities in Germany

This satellite image, which features the German city of Bonn, was captured by the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission. With its high-resolution optical camera, it can image up to 10 m ground resolution. Credit: Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2020), processed by ESA, CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO ESA’s Living Planet Symposium – one of the largest Earth… Continue reading Bonn – One of the Oldest Cities in Germany

Climate Crisis Is Driving Cousins of Zazu, From the Lion King, to Local Extinction

Southern yellow-billed hornbill at study site. Credit: Nicholas Pattinson The yellow-billed hornbill, cousins of fan-favorite Zazu from The Lion King, faces local extinction due to the climate crisis. Between 2008 and 2019, researchers investigated the effects of high air temperature and drought on the breeding success of southern yellow-billed hornbills in the Kalahari Desert in… Continue reading Climate Crisis Is Driving Cousins of Zazu, From the Lion King, to Local Extinction

Scientists explain why meridional heat transport is underestimated

Schematic diagram of the energy flow over the Atlantic. Credit: Ning Cao, Chunlei Liu The Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC) is a phenomenon responsible for transporting ocean heat northward through the Atlantic Ocean. This process significantly influences the Arctic and North Atlantic oceanic climate and the Eurasian continental climate. The corresponding cross-equatorial northward heat transport… Continue reading Scientists explain why meridional heat transport is underestimated

How do typhoons trigger coastal algal blooms?

Schematic map for typhoon influence on the ECS continental shelf by three types of typhoon-induced upwelling. Credit: IOCAS A research team led by Prof. Yin Baoshu from the Institute of Oceanology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (IOCAS) has revealed how typhoons trigger coastal algal blooms. The study was published in Journal of Geophysical Research:… Continue reading How do typhoons trigger coastal algal blooms?

Study Finds That Climate Change Will Negatively Impact Human Sleep Around the World

A new study finds that increasing ambient temperatures negatively impact human sleep around the globe. Most research looking at the impact of climate change on human life has focused on how extreme weather events affect economic and societal health outcomes on a broad scale. Yet climate change may also have a strong influence on fundamental… Continue reading Study Finds That Climate Change Will Negatively Impact Human Sleep Around the World

Million-Year-Old Arctic Sedimentary Record Sheds Light on Climate Mystery That Has Puzzled Scientists

Lake El´gygytgyn is an impact crater lake located in the Chukotka Autonomous Okrug in northeast Siberia. Credit: UMass Amherst Oldest continuous arctic record is a step toward understanding dramatic shift in glacial cycles. New research is the first to provide a continuous look at a shift in climate, called the Mid-Pleistocene Transition, that has puzzled… Continue reading Million-Year-Old Arctic Sedimentary Record Sheds Light on Climate Mystery That Has Puzzled Scientists

Why we need a blue carbon investment roadmap

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain As the world’s scientists research ways to slow the ongoing impact of climate change, blue carbon continues to surface as an effective natural climate solution. However, uncertainty in almost every area—including social, governance, financial and technical—is proving challenging to overcome, according to Deakin’s Blue Carbon Lab Director Professor Peter Macreadie. In… Continue reading Why we need a blue carbon investment roadmap