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North America does not absorb as much carbon dioxide as it emits, say Colorado State University researchers and others in current 'Science'
...d reabsorbing carbon is the principal force behind climate
change, and for decadesresearchers have been conce...ndmodels, shows that increasing carbon dioxide and climate
trends result in a small uptake of carbon--atenth of what the atmospheric analyses indicate. Analyse...
New science resources available from the ESA
... oceans, mountain ranges, rivers, and inhospitable climate
zones to invade and colonize new lands. It also describes how some conditions allow these invasive species to multiply to great numbers, the potential they pose for severe environmental damage, and how people can control or prevent their outbreaks. ...
Life sciences designated a Missouri lead industry
... and how it can play a role in creating a positive climate
for continued growth of Missouri's life sciences industry. A consolidated report prepared by the Department of Economic Development based on each department's life sciences review is due to the Governor no later than May 1, 2000. Also created by t...
White House honors Hutchinson Center Scientist with Presidential Early Career Award
...ssistant professor of medicine; and Nate Mantua, a climate
scientist (please see editor's note for more information). Eight federal departments together nominate the recipients of this annual award; the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, a branch of the National Institutes of Health, ...
UC Irvine researchers discover how airborne sea salt particles may influence air pollution levels
...ds of the earth's surface, so to understand global climate
issues and the chemistry of air pollution in coast...he fate of a number of trace gases vital to global climate
issues." In continuing this research, Dabdub will introduce this information on sea salt chlorine cr...
Environmental issues fail to capture national interest, says Temple University professor on eve of 30th Earth Day celebration
...that need addressing, such as urban sprawl, global climate
issues, and environmental issues outside the Unites States "which over time are going to be very critical." He points to the fact that much of the world's population doesn't have access to good, clean drinking water. Mason remains optimistic about...
Carbon diem: Grants awarded to research that seizes excess carbon dioxide
...arming. "If fossil energy is beginning to turn the climate
in a different direction," says INEEL's Dick Rice, manager of this lab's fossil energy technologies department, "than we need to start looking at carbon dioxide management." One way to manage that carbon dioxide is to remove it from sources before i...
Spring meeting press conferences
...d appraisals of potential future feedbacks between climate
change and carbon cycling. These developments will...ts. Doing so may become even more difficult as the climate
changes. We must understand better the water cycle and more closely couple scientific knowledge with...
June 'Geology' and 'GSA Today' highlights
...e production of DMS provides a direct link between climate
and marine phytoplankton productivity. The study demonstrates that high DMS production is correlated with glaciated periods. The authors conclude that equatorial regions help to cool the earth during glaciated intervals in Earth history by being site...
Stanford study supports novel rainforest protection plan
...irst proposed at the 1997 United Nations summit on climate
change in Kyoto, Japan. The goal of the summit was...t 50 years, the Earth could undergo a catastrophic climate
change, according to the United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP). "The resulting likely temper...
Research indicates global warming could impact songbird populations
...prepares to release a report predicting widespread climate
changes due to global warming, a new study at Dart...h College and Tulane University suggests that such climate
changes could influence the number of songbirds populating the nation's woodlands and parks. In a ...
National Science Foundation awards research grant for $1.1 million to UA Museum
...aracteristics and factors that affect the changing climate
of the Far North. "Insects are the most diverse land organisms and are strong indicators of changes in an ecosystem," said UAMuseum Chief Curator Joe Cook, who also works as the curator of mammalogy. "The addition of an insectcollection will make the...
Protracted cooling could camouflage effects of global warming
...t has important implications for monitoring future climate
change. "Appearances can indeed be deceiving," sa...there also is a residual factor at work within the climate
system," Schlesinger said. "This factor played a significant role in the warmings observed during 1...
Study: fertilized lakes less stable than previously thought
...tivities that obscures impacts of long-term global climate
change, diminishes bio-diversity and reduces the effectiveness of scientific experiments and management strategies," the report said....
Scientists look to nature to cut greenhouse emissions
... near boiling point temperatures in hot springs, a climate
similar to that of a coal-fired power plant. But their ultimate goal is to create technology that can use any type of algae found in abundance in the world. "We hope to make this a process that doesn't depend on any specific organism, to be used by...
Trans-pacific air pollution is worse than was suspected,says new study
...s trying to generatereliable predictions of global climate
change. "Previous research has shown that every spring there aremassive dust storms in Asia that transport soil eastward toJapan and across the Pacific to the United States. Now we'vefound that sulfate and organic aerosols are also present, andin rou...
Grasslands, deserts, mountains and fire
...ys, mountain environments are of great interest in climate
change studies because scientists have learned tha...ch monitors high-elevation vegetation responses to climate
change. Based in Austria, the project monitors 65 sites in 31 countries. USGS studies some of these ...
Taking the pulse of giants: Detecting change and its consequences in western mountain ecosystems
...rds. Graumlich will outline the current trends in climate
and tree growth and examine them in respect to lon...imatic change and forest response to prospects for climate
change in the 21st century. Throughout the West, the suppression of fire during the last century ...
Arctic temperatures warmest in past four centuries, study says
...ed alarmingly in a very short period, according to climate
data, said Serreze. Parts of Alaska and northern ...he winter months over the past 30 years. "We have climate
evidence from the past four centuries gleaned from ice cores, lake cores and tree rings that don't s...
Chillis - a red hot export?
... capital of South Australia, but its Mediterranean climate
lends itself to a Mediterranean cuisine. Most gardens can boast a good crop of tomatoes, grape vines prosper, while olives do so well that they have gone feral, invading the Adelaide Hills as a serious environmental pest. With a touch of global warm...
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