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Hwange National Park is falling prey to climate change

By Learnmore NyoniHwange National Park is Zimbabwe’s largest wildlife sanctuary. It is located in the southwestern part of Zimbabwe, 330 km from Bulawayo. It has a faunal biodiversity with more than 100 types of mammals, including the “Big Five”, and more than 400 species of birds. It was declared a game reserve in 1928 by […]

Hampton Roads leaders seek climate funding to protect infrastructure

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Hampton Roads leaders and community advocates gathered in Norfolk on Friday to call for passage of funding to protect important infrastructure from the effects of climate change. Click here to subscribe to our email alerts on the latest news Union leaders, military veterans, Portsmouth Mayor Shannon Glover and Norfolk Councilwoman Andria […]

Science Moab talks to ecologist Liz Ballenger about protecting the park’s ecosystems from climate change | get out and go

Many efforts are underway with Southwest National Parks to restore degraded ecosystems. From monitoring non-native species to anticipating the effects of climate change, national parks in southeastern Utah are actively managed to maintain or restore their ecological function. Here, Science Moab talks with NPS Ecologist Liz Ballenger about what ecological restoration means for the Utah […]

Climate Change on the Slopes – The Bates Student

Steve Fuller The increase in artificial snow, partly due to climate change, is changing the way athletes around the world (and at Bates) ski. Here: Marat Washburn ’25 in an alpine ski race. Climate change poses challenges to the ski industry, both locally and at larger events, even at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. […]

Fact sheets help local CT leaders answer questions about climate change

Questions poured in by the dozens after the morning session of the 2015 Adapt CT Legal Workshop – six pages in fact. “After the lunch break, we asked people to ask questions in a box, and we covered some of them in large roundtables in the afternoon,” recalls Juliana Barrett, coastal habitat specialist from the […]

Policy makers must recognize the causes of climate change rather than limit the damage

College students have grown up in a time when climate change is at the forefront of public debate. Symptoms of climate change have been normalized, especially for those of us who live in the capricious conditions of South Florida. We adjust our plans when extreme weather systems cancel classes and force us inland for days. […]

Winter Olympians face climate change as snow takes center stage

A few months before the start of the 2022 Winter Games, more than 100 Olympic and Paralympic hopefuls converged in the Swiss village of Saas-Fee, nestled in the Alps. For professional snowboarders and skiers, the glaciers here often serve as a winter retreat here in late summer or early fall – a key training opportunity, […]

How a record heatwave fueled climate anxiety

As a record-breaking heatwave scorched the Pacific Northwest last summer, anxiety grew with the temperatures. Polls of residents in British Columbia – where the heat in some places exceeded 120 degrees Fahrenheit – suggest the disaster has caused an increase in negative mental health linked to climate change. The results of the surveys, recently published […]

No new oil and gas lease! Hearing on climate and offshore drilling

By Valerie Cleland At a House Natural Resources Committee hearing this week, committee members focused on the connection between offshore drilling in the Gulf of Mexico and U.S. climate goals. It’s clear: continuing to lease offshore oil and gas “business as usual” simply doesn’t put us on track to meet our climate goals. Every decision […]

Climate Coalition sues Murphy administration for inaction

Climate Coalition sues Murphy administration for inaction Trenton, NJ – EmpowerNJ today sued the Murphy administration for its failure to take enough meaningful action to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the face of an escalating climate crisis and to follow the law of the state and its own policies. Today’s appeal to the Superior […]

Human-caused climate change is affecting the sound of our ecosystems, says ecologist

The effects of climate change are often captured in photos and videos, but Bernie Krause is listening. As a soundscape ecologist and founder of Wild Sanctuary, an organization that archives the sounds of the natural world, Krause has been recording the sounds of habitats around the world for decades. His recordings capture the sound of […]

“Don’t Look Up”: Hollywood’s Introduction on Climate Denial Illustrates 5 Myths That Fuel the Rejection of Science

Gale Sinatra, University of Southern California and Barbara K. Hofer, Middlebury Every disaster movie seems to open with an ignored scientist. “Don’t Look” is no exception – in fact, people flatly ignore or deny the scientific evidence. Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence play astronomers who make a literally heartbreaking discovery, then attempt to persuade the […]

New study shows ecosystem protection takes priority over planting trees for carbon storage

Planting trees is a necessity to help remove carbon from the atmosphere. However, this is not enough. Yes, there has been a lot of awareness around tree planting. Even Elon Musk advocated for tree planting. However, a new study has found that protecting ecosystems should be the top priority. The study, published in Nature, stressed […]

Climate change to hit west coast power grid, 2 NCSU studies warn

RALEIGH – Two new studies by a researcher at North Carolina State University offer insight into what West Coast electricity consumers might experience in two different future scenarios: one where excessive heat from climate change is straining the power supply, and one where the grid shifts to renewables. energy while the climate follows historical trends. […]

Earth today | Adaptation Fund: Increasing Ecosystem Resilience in Uganda | News

SUBSISTENCE FARMING employs most of the labor force in Uganda and provides livelihoods for 68% of households. The country also experiences high rates of poverty and population growth and experiences a number of climate change impacts such as landslides and floods. Growing pressure and demand on natural resources for agriculture is exacerbating ecosystem degradation and […]

5 Ways Climate Change Will Affect Plants and Animals • The Revealer

Warming temperatures, stronger storms and rising seas present a cascade of challenges that researchers are working to understand. Scientists have reminded us once again that when it comes to climate change, we are all in this together. A to study published last month in Natural climate change concluded that at least 85% of the world’s […]

Alongside climate change, COP26 must respond to the crisis of ecosystems

Photo: Pixabay/Nordseher The upcoming COP26, which is due to take place from October 31 to November 12, will focus on global carbon emissions and the daunting challenges of keeping the global temperature rise to a manageable level. It’s already a lofty goal, but delegates gathered in Glasgow, Scotland, and their British hosts are also expected […]

Study suggests ways to determine ecosystem health

An international research group led by Bev Law, a researcher from Oregon State University, discovers three variables that determine the health of an earth’s ecosystem. Variables include the ability of vegetation to absorb carbon and its efficiency in using carbon and water. Metolius Stream Tower. Image credit: Oregon State University The study is important because […]

UofSC Professor: Human-induced climate change is devastating ocean ecosystems – UofSC News & Events

Erin Meyer-Gutbrod studies the movement of right whales, reef fish in response to climate change Published on: September 28, 2021; Updated on: September 28, 2021By Rose Cisneros and Bryan Gentry, [email protected], 803-576-7239 Warming oceans are pushing some marine populations out of their habitats and putting them at risk, according to a new study by Professor […]

Grim warning for Australia’s most endangered plants and animals

Aerial view of deforestation in Daly River, Northern Territory in 2008. Credit: Julian Murphy / WWF-Aus The first comprehensive list of threats to Australia’s most endangered plants and animals reveals brutal news about the future of some of the country’s favorite species. The study led by the University of Queensland compiled a dataset, listing threats […]

What could the disappearance of insects mean for the ecosystems that sustain us?

A few days ago, I opened a jar of honey that I hadn’t touched in months. The thick golden molasses was strewn with black spots – ants that had died after gorging on nectar. It was something I hadn’t seen in years. It now seems far away that a forgotten candy bar, a piece of […]

Both a research entity and a tourist attraction, Biosphere 2 is home to unique ecosystems

Biosphere 2 rises from the desert in Arizona. (Glen Rosales/For the Albuquerque Journal) ORACLE, Ariz. — Decades ago, the thought of a group of humans locked in a life-cycle experiment was pure science fiction — until a group of visionaries realized this on a pristine 40-acre slice of the Sonoran Desert north of Tucson. For […]

Leading Scientists Support Need To Consider Biomechanics – ScienceDaily

A team of scientists have developed a more accurate way to predict the effects of climate change on plants and animals, and whether some will survive. Frequently, environmentalists assess an organism’s fitness for climate by quantifying its functional traits. “These are physical properties that you can measure – the height, the diameter, the thickness of […]

Better predict how plants and animals

image: Trees and other organisms facing air or water flow will experience forces that could bend, break, or dislodge them. By understanding the variables that help resist these forces, as well as air or water speeds, scientists can use an ecomechanical model to make predictions about survival. see Following Credit: (Tim Higham / UCR) A […]

Better predict how plants and animals will withstand climatic extremes

A team of scientists have developed a more accurate way to predict the effects of climate change on plants and animals, and whether some will survive. Frequently, environmentalists assess an organism’s fitness for climate by quantifying its functional traits. Trees and other organisms facing the flow of air or water will experience forces that could […]

How plants and animals steal genes from other species to speed up evolution

Grassland in Uganda. Credit: Luke Dunning, author provided little did biologist Gregor Mendel know that his experiments with sweet peas in the garden of a monastery in Brno, Czech Republic, will lay the foundation for our understanding of modern genetics and heredity. His work in the 19th century helped scientists establish that parents transmit their […]