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Running out of reptiles
...s, which may take years to reach maturity. Global climate
changes may also present problems for reptiles, according to the BioScience article, and some population declines have been noted for which a cause cannot be discerned. Many populations thought to be in decline simply have not been monitored over...
INEEL creates a method to link energy use, greenhouse gases
...e preventing the gases from contributing to global climate
change, according to Shropshire. Shropshire and ... Although the effect of greenhouse gases on global climate
change is still being debated by scientists, Moore says that doesn't prevent others from trying to d...
Marathon runners, swimmers, and cross-country skiers beware: intensive exercise is bad for your lungs
...skiers who train near the coast enjoy a more humid climate
and therefore run less risk of becoming asthmatic, as opposed to the centrally located Swedes who are exposed to a cold, dry atmosphere. Kai-Hkon Carlsen insisted that the main cause of the disorders was definitely the intensive training which the sk...
150-year global ice record reveals major warming trend
...e of the largest and longest records of observable climate
data ever assembled. University of Wisconsin-Madis...erated models that have been developed to estimate climate
change from greenhouse gases over a 125-year time period, he says. The findings also correspond to a...
Warming trend seen in late freeze, early thaw of northern waterways, say Science researchers
...locales as Wisconsin and Japan chronicles a recent climate
warming trend in the Northern Hemisphere, say rese...uthors, but could be related to other "drivers" of climate
change, such as fluctuations in solar activity, as well. "This is exciting as a climate
Turning down the Sun
...e Sun. Nicola Jones wonders if we would be solving climate
problems, or just creating more ARE you doing yo...t disconcerting, you're not alone. Ken Caldeira, a climate
researcher from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California, is terrified by the whole ...
October Geology and GSA Today highlights
...esizes what presently is known and not known about climate
change. He succinctly lays out the problems with ... problems for development of policies to deal with climate
change. He concludes that greater emphasis on observational data would frame the discussion more me...
Geological Society of America: Annual Meeting 2000
...Wenyue Xu, Georgia Institute of Technology, Global climate
change and methane emission from the seafloor. ...Easterbrook Distinguished Scientist Award, The big climate
amplifier: Ocean circulation-sea ice extent-storminess-dustiness-cloud albedo Geoffrey O. Seltzer, ...
Bio-X awards $3 million in grants for imaginative interdisciplinary research and education projects
...for studying coral reefs and their impact on world climate
change. ``The healthy functioning of coral reefs is of great importance,`` write Koseff and Dunbar, ``not only because of their amazing beauty, but also for the numerous marine organisms that comprise a reef`s ecological community. Coral reefs are co...
University of Wisconsin-Madison scientist is named ESA president
..., ecosystem management, ozone depletion and global climate
change, sustainable ecological systems, ecological restoration and biotechnology. Carpenter is an ecosystem ecologist known for his work on large scale experiments and adaptive ecosystem management. His work has studied food chains, and several f...
NSF awards $52.5 million in grants to study biocomplexity
...at extend from the submolecular to mass changes in climate
with potential for worldwide impact. "Past investments in molecular biology, remote sensing, information science, and mathematics have yielded tremendous advances and powerful new technologies and tools that now make biocomplexity research possible,...
Scientists discuss ecological forecasting
...nticipate fresh water supplies help to prepare for climate
change? This is just one key ecological forec...at large, said Clark. The ability to forecast climate
several crop seasons ahead is recognized as a major step toward future management of global food res...
Finding by Syracuse University and University of Michigan researchers reveals secret to mass extinction events
...e that is revolutionizing the way scientists study climate
and temperature change, researchers at Syracuse Un...e made of calcium carbonate, to determine seasonal climate
conditions during a fish's lifetime. Because the chemical composition of otoliths changes with the t...
Researchers uncover secret to mass extinction events
...s revolutionizing the way scientists study ancient climate
and temperature change, researchers at the Univers...e made of calcium carbonate, to determine seasonal climate
conditions during a fish's lifetime. Because the chemical composition of otoliths changes with the ...
Media Advisory 2: Fall Meeting: Abstracts, press conferences, press registration
...at have we learned? Coping with uncertainties in climate
change research and policy activities Effects of natural hazards in prehistoric times Fire in boreal forests The science of carbon sequestration Microbial survival and interaction with minerals The impact of volcanic activity on Earth's...
November GEOLOGY and GSA TODAY highlights
...ers and Lisa Cirbus Sloan This paper documents a climate
modeling study that investigates the role of high concentrations of atmospheric methane and polar clouds in explaining the high-latitude faunal migrations that occurred approximately 55 million years ago. The model results indicate that such high-lat...
Wild salmon vulnerable to climate change, Science study reports
... salmon, the imperiled fish are also vulnerable to climate
change, suggests a new study in the 27 October iss...population swings that seem to be related to known climate
changes from this period. Climate's impact on wild salmon has been uncertain, because existing popul...
Prepare now for next El Nino, says UN/NCAR study
...gests ways to improve societalresponses to extreme climate
events. "The 1997-98 event was a wake-up call," sa...any others: Involve the heads of states early in climate
disaster policy and action Create regional organizations focused strictly on El Nino impacts Desig...
Destroying coral reefs
...rtain that coral reefs are being damaged by global climate
change, the Bali meeting heard last week. The fi...ide, he says. "You don't even need to believe in climate
change," adds Joan Kleypas of the National Center for Atmospheric Research, also in Boulder. "You ju...
Researchers study oldest oak east of the Mississippi
...nterested in what the tree can tell them about the climate
and ecology in the region over nearly four centuri...Ohio. Scientists use this information to track how climate
and drought conditions affect tree growth. The undisturbed old-growth forest provides a clear pictur...
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