2018_Hemp_Farming_Act_00055

Environmental Policy News — ScienceDaily Environmental Policy. Read policy recommendations from scientists and scientific organizations on many aspects of environmental policy. Background research available.

Global Warming News — ScienceDaily Global Warming Research. Learn about the causes and effects of global warming. Consider possible global warming solutions. Read predictions of rising sea levels, coral reef bleaching and mass extinctions climate change may cause.

  • Reconstructing global climate through Earth’s history
    on August 13, 2020 at 7:22 pm

    Accurate temperature estimates of ancient oceans are vital because they are the best tool for reconstructing global climate conditions in the past. While climate models provide scenarios of what the world could look like in the future, paleoclimate studies (study of past climates) provide insight into what the world did look like in the past.

  • Restoration helps forests recover faster
    on August 13, 2020 at 6:23 pm

    Actively restored forests recover above ground biomass faster than areas left to regenerate naturally after being logged, according to a long-term study on Borneo lowland rainforest.

  • Warming Greenland ice sheet passes point of no return
    on August 13, 2020 at 4:35 pm

    Nearly 40 years of satellite data from Greenland shows that glaciers on the island have shrunk so much that even if global warming were to stop today, the ice sheet would continue shrinking.

  • Ancient genomes suggest woolly rhinos went extinct due to climate change, not overhunting
    on August 13, 2020 at 3:31 pm

    Although overhunting led to the demise of some prehistoric megafauna after the last ice age, a new study found that the extinction of the woolly rhinoceros may have been caused by climate change. By sequencing ancient DNA from 14 woolly rhinos, researchers found that their population remained stable and diverse until only a few thousand years before it disappeared from Siberia, when temperatures likely rose too high.

  • Researchers make green chemistry advance with new catalyst for reduction of carbon dioxide
    on August 13, 2020 at 2:06 pm

    Researchers have made a key advance in the green chemistry pursuit of converting the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide into reusable forms of carbon via electrochemical reduction.

Exotic Species News — ScienceDaily Learn how invasive species threaten ecosystems. Read current research on biodiversity loss due to introduced species and more.

  • Restoration helps forests recover faster
    on August 13, 2020 at 6:23 pm

    Actively restored forests recover above ground biomass faster than areas left to regenerate naturally after being logged, according to a long-term study on Borneo lowland rainforest.

  • Snowshoe hare carcasses feed more then the usual suspects
    on August 13, 2020 at 5:45 pm

    What do lynx, flying squirrels, ravens, and wolverines have in common? They will all scavenge from snowshoe hare carcasses under the right conditions, according to ecologists. And they’re not alone. In fact, researchers documented 24 different species feeding from snowshoe hare carcasses in Canada’s northern boreal forest.

  • Mutations may have saved brown howlers from yellow fever virus
    on August 12, 2020 at 7:36 pm

    From 2007 to 2009, a devastating yellow fever virus outbreak nearly decimated brown and black and gold howler monkey populations at El Parque El Piñalito in northeastern Argentina. An international research team tested if howlers who survived the outbreak had any genetic variations that may have kept them alive. In brown howlers, they found two mutations on immune genes that resulted in amino acid changes in the part of the protein that detects the disease.

  • Warming threat to tropical forests risks release of carbon from soil
    on August 12, 2020 at 6:41 pm

    Billions of tons of carbon dioxide risk being lost into the atmosphere due to tropical forest soils being significantly more sensitive to climate change than previously thought.

  • Forest growth in drier climates will be impacted by reduced snowpack
    on August 10, 2020 at 6:09 pm

    A new study suggests that future reductions in seasonal snowpack as a result of climate change may negatively influence forest growth in semi-arid climates, but less so in wetter climates.

Exotic Species News — ScienceDaily Learn how invasive species threaten ecosystems. Read current research on biodiversity loss due to introduced species and more.

  • Restoration helps forests recover faster
    on August 13, 2020 at 6:23 pm

    Actively restored forests recover above ground biomass faster than areas left to regenerate naturally after being logged, according to a long-term study on Borneo lowland rainforest.

  • Snowshoe hare carcasses feed more then the usual suspects
    on August 13, 2020 at 5:45 pm

    What do lynx, flying squirrels, ravens, and wolverines have in common? They will all scavenge from snowshoe hare carcasses under the right conditions, according to ecologists. And they’re not alone. In fact, researchers documented 24 different species feeding from snowshoe hare carcasses in Canada’s northern boreal forest.

  • Mutations may have saved brown howlers from yellow fever virus
    on August 12, 2020 at 7:36 pm

    From 2007 to 2009, a devastating yellow fever virus outbreak nearly decimated brown and black and gold howler monkey populations at El Parque El Piñalito in northeastern Argentina. An international research team tested if howlers who survived the outbreak had any genetic variations that may have kept them alive. In brown howlers, they found two mutations on immune genes that resulted in amino acid changes in the part of the protein that detects the disease.

  • Warming threat to tropical forests risks release of carbon from soil
    on August 12, 2020 at 6:41 pm

    Billions of tons of carbon dioxide risk being lost into the atmosphere due to tropical forest soils being significantly more sensitive to climate change than previously thought.

  • Forest growth in drier climates will be impacted by reduced snowpack
    on August 10, 2020 at 6:09 pm

    A new study suggests that future reductions in seasonal snowpack as a result of climate change may negatively influence forest growth in semi-arid climates, but less so in wetter climates.

Water News — ScienceDaily Learn about Earth’s water resources. Read current research on the water cycle, water pollution, groundwater depletion and lake protection.

Drought News — ScienceDaily Drought Research. Read where droughts are predicted, and what can be done about them.

  • Forest growth in drier climates will be impacted by reduced snowpack
    on August 10, 2020 at 6:09 pm

    A new study suggests that future reductions in seasonal snowpack as a result of climate change may negatively influence forest growth in semi-arid climates, but less so in wetter climates.

  • Predicting drought in the American West just got more difficult
    on August 8, 2020 at 12:57 pm

    A new study of more than 1,000 years of North American droughts and global conditions found that forecasting a lack of precipitation is rarely straightforward.

  • Small trees offer hope for rainforests
    on August 4, 2020 at 11:07 pm

    Small trees that grow up in drought conditions could form the basis of more drought-resistant rainforests, new research suggests.

  • Exploring the sustainability of the Indian sugar industry
    on August 3, 2020 at 2:52 pm

    Researchers analyzed the interconnected food, water and energy challenges that arise from the sugar industry in India – the second-largest producer of sugar worldwide – and how the political economy drives those challenges.

  • What happens in Vegas, may come from the Arctic?
    on July 22, 2020 at 6:27 pm

    Ancient climate records from Leviathan Cave, located in the southern Great Basin, show that Nevada was even hotter and drier in the past than it is today, and that one 4,000-year period in particular may represent a true, ”worst-case” scenario picture for the Southwest and the Colorado River Basin — and the millions of people who rely on its water supply.

Wildfires News — ScienceDaily Learn about the science of wildfires — risk factors, smoke emissions, effective controls, role in forest ecology and long-term problems.