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Wildfire -- It's Not Spreading Like Wildfire

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A new analysis of global data related to wildfire, published by the Royal Society, reveals major misconceptions about wildfire and its social and economic impacts.

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A 100 Million-Year Partnership on the Brink of Extinction

A symbiotic relationship that has existed since the time of the dinosaurs is at risk of ending, as habitat loss and environmental change mean that a species of Australian crayfish and the tiny worms that depend on them are both at serious risk of extinction.

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The Future of Sonar in Semiheated Oceans

Light doesn’t travel very far underwater so the navy uses sound to transmit messages. The speed of underwater sound depends on a combination of temperature, salinity and pressure. Understanding sound speed is crucial for transmitting messages, detecting enemy submarines and avoiding marine animals. As climate change elevates temperatures, understanding underwater sound speed will become increasingly important.

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Spring Comes Sooner to Urban Heat Islands, with Potential Consequences for Wildlife

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With spring now fully sprung, a new study by University of Wisconsin–Madison researchers shows that buds burst earlier in dense urban areas than in their suburban and rural surroundings. This may be music to urban gardeners’ ears, but that tune could be alarming to some native and migratory birds and bugs.

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What Weather Can You Expect This Summer? Experts Say Don't Be Caught Off Guard

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Scientists Discover Methane-Producing Microbes in California Rocks

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Deep in vents on the ocean floor, methane-producing microbes feed off chemical reactions between water and rock. Now evidence of this process has been found on land in a freshwater spring in California.

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We Need the Full Picture to Plan for Climate Change Impacts

How can society plan for the future if we only look at individual issues in isolation? Climate change impact studies typically focus on a single sector such as agriculture, forestry or water, ignoring the implications of how different sectors interact. A new study, published in Nature Climate Change, suggests that an integrated, cross-sectoral approach to climate change assessment is needed to provide a more complete picture of impacts that enables better informed decisions about climate adaptation.

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A History of Snowfall on Greenland, Hidden in Ancient Leaf Waxes

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Using aquatic leaf waxes as a record of ancient precipitation, scientists find that snowfall at a key location in western Greenland may have intensified from 6,000 to 4,000 years ago, when the planet’s Northern Hemisphere was warmer than it is today.

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Atmospheric Aerosols Can Significantly Cool Down Climate

It is possible to significantly slow down and even temporarily stop the progression of global warming by increasing the atmospheric aerosol concentration, shows a new study from the University of Eastern Finland. However, climate engineering does not remove the need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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Scientists Predict Extensive Ice Loss From Huge Antarctic Glacier

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Current rates of climate change could trigger instability in a major Antarctic glacier, ultimately leading to more than 2m of sea-level rise.

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Grant Allows Denniston and Team to Pursue Climate Research

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The National Science Foundation just announced that Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Iowa will receive grant money that will enable Cornell geologist Rhawn Denniston to continue his studies on past climate research. The grant will also provide support for student involvement in the research.

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Study: Paris Climate Goals Cannot Be Met Without Emissions Reductions From Farming

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Scientists have calculated, for the first time, the extent to which agricultural emissions must be reduced to meet the Paris climate agreement’s plan to limit warming to 2°C in 2100. Scientists estimate that the agriculture sector must reduce non-CO2 emissions by 1 gigaton per year in 2030. The analysis also revealed a major gap between the existing mitigation options for the agriculture sector and the reductions needed: current interventions would only deliver between 21-40% of mitigation required.

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Maize Genome ‘Dark Matter’ Discovery a Boon for Breeders

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In a landmark finding, Cornell University and Florida State University researchers report they have identified 1 to 2 percent of the maize genome that turns genes on and off, so they may now focus their attention on these areas for more efficient plant breeding.

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Protecting Sea Turtles, Juvenile Sea Stars, Wildfires to Increase in Alaska, and more in the Environment News Source

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Ocean Bacteria Are Programmed to Alter Climate Gases

SAR11, the most abundant plankton in the world's oceans, are pumping out massive amounts of two sulfur gases that play important roles in the Earth's atmosphere, researchers announced today in the journal Nature Microbiology.

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Top Stories 5-16-2016

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Learning to Live with Fire, Necessity for Forest Communities