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Thu, 08 Sep 2016 00:00:00 EDT(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) NASA's Aqua satellite passed over the US Southwest and captured infrared data on the clouds associated with former Tropical Cyclone Newton.
Thu, 08 Sep 2016 00:00:00 EDT(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Satellite imagery showed that Post-Tropical Cyclone Hermine was just a swirl of clouds with no rainfall off the coast of southeastern Massachusetts on Thursday, Sept. 8. Just two days earlier, the GPM satellite saw that Hermine was still generating some rainfall.
Thu, 08 Sep 2016 00:00:00 EDT(University of Exeter) The effects of man-made climate change can hamper scientific projections of how key global weather patterns will act in the future, a new study has revealed.
Thu, 08 Sep 2016 00:00:00 EDT(Helmholtz Zentrum München - German Research Center for Environmental Health) Exposure to air pollution at the place of residence increases the risk of developing insulin resistance as a pre-diabetic state of type 2 diabetes. Scientists of Helmholtz Zentrum München, in collaboration with colleagues of the German Center for Diabetes Research, reported these results in the journal Diabetes.
Thu, 08 Sep 2016 00:00:00 EDT(Purdue University) An international group of biologists is calling for data collection on a global scale to improve forecasts of how climate change affects animals and plants.
Thu, 08 Sep 2016 00:00:00 EDT(DOE/Joint Genome Institute) The US Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute and the Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory have accepted 10 projects submitted during the 2017 call for proposals for their joint 'Facilities Integrating Collaborations for User Science' (FICUS) initiative. The accepted proposals will begin on Oct. 1, 2016 and fall under the following focused topic areas: Plant-Microbe Interactions, Biofuels and Bioproducts, and Biogeochemistry of Select Inorganics.
Thu, 08 Sep 2016 00:00:00 EDT(Natural Environment Research Council) A team of scientists has discovered an unexpected disruption in one of the most repeatable atmospheric patterns.
Thu, 08 Sep 2016 00:00:00 EDT(Wildlife Conservation Society) Researchers reporting in the journal Current Biology show catastrophic declines in wilderness areas around the world over the last 20 years.
Thu, 08 Sep 2016 00:00:00 EDT(University of Connecticut) An international group of 22 scientists is calling for a coordinated global effort to gather important species information that is urgently needed to improve predictions for the impact of climate change on future biodiversity.
Wed, 07 Sep 2016 00:00:00 EDT(Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute) Lakes bury more carbon than all the world's oceans combined. How will they respond to global warming?
Wed, 07 Sep 2016 00:00:00 EDT(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) NASA's Aqua satellite provided an infrared view of Tropical Storm Lester that showed a lack of thunderstorm development around its center of circulation.
Wed, 07 Sep 2016 00:00:00 EDT(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) NASA's Terra and Aqua satellites caught Hurricane Newton's two landfalls in Mexico.
Wed, 07 Sep 2016 00:00:00 EDT(Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs) Princeton University-led research found that China's reforestation program, the world's largest, overwhelmingly leads to the planting of monoculture forests that fall short of restoring the biodiversity of native forests -- and can even harm existing wildlife. The researchers found, however, that multi-species forests could be planted without detracting from the economic benefits China's poor and rural citizens receive for replanting forests.
Wed, 07 Sep 2016 00:00:00 EDT(University of California - Santa Barbara) According to a new study, turning lawn into a vegetable garden can reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Wed, 07 Sep 2016 00:00:00 EDT(American Geophysical Union) Extreme-weather winters becoming more common in US.The simultaneous occurrence of warm winters in the West and cold winters in the East has significantly increased in recent decades, according to new research published in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres.
Wed, 07 Sep 2016 00:00:00 EDT(Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Oceanographers from MIT and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution report that the northeast Pacific Ocean has absorbed an increasing amount of anthropogenic carbon dioxide over the last decade, at a rate that mirrors the increase of carbon dioxide emissions pumped into the atmosphere.
Wed, 07 Sep 2016 00:00:00 EDT(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) NOAA's National Hurricane Center issued their final warning on Post-Tropical Cyclone Hermine yesterday, Sept. 6 at 2 p.m. EDT. NASA's Aqua satellite captured an image of the storm at that time and showed clouds stretching from New Jersey to Maine.
Wed, 07 Sep 2016 00:00:00 EDT(University of Southampton) Scientists from the University of Southampton have reengineered the fundamental process of photosynthesis to power useful chemical reactions that could be used to produce biofuels, pharmaceuticals and fine chemicals.
Wed, 07 Sep 2016 00:00:00 EDT(DOE/Joint Genome Institute) In the transcriptome -- the set of its messenger RNA molecules that reflects actual biochemical activity by the organism -- of the most common ectomycorrhizal fungus Cenococcum geophilum, a team including DOE JGI researchers found specific adaptations that could help their hosts be more resistant to drought stress, a finding that could be useful in developing more plant feedstocks for bioenergy amidst the changing climate.
Wed, 07 Sep 2016 00:00:00 EDT(DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) Scientists at the Department of Energy's Berkeley Lab will lead or play key roles in developing 11 critical research applications for next-generation supercomputers as part of DOE's Exascale Computing Project.
Wed, 07 Sep 2016 00:00:00 EDT(University of Sussex) A new international effort to develop and disseminate 'transformative innovation policy' around the world will be launched by the Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU) at the University of Sussex this week.
Wed, 07 Sep 2016 00:00:00 EDT(University of Manchester) Preliminary findings from a mass participation study have indicated a link between weather conditions -- specifically rain and lack of sunshine -- and chronic pain.
Wed, 07 Sep 2016 00:00:00 EDT(North Carolina State University) The strongest predictors of North Carolina middle school students' beliefs in human-caused climate change: a science teacher's belief that global warming is happening and the students' own climate change knowledge.
Wed, 07 Sep 2016 00:00:00 EDT(American Chemical Society) Antibiotic-resistant bacteria, known as 'superbugs,' pose a major public health threat. Some officials have even warned of a post-antibiotic -- and sicker -- era. To better understand the problem, researchers have been piecing together its contributing factors. Now in the ACS journal Environmental Science & Technology, scientists report for the first time a link between antimicrobial substances such as triclosan in indoor dust and levels of antibiotic-resistance genes, which can transfer from one bacterial cell to another.
Wed, 07 Sep 2016 00:00:00 EDT(Central Ornithology Publication Office) It turns out being the early bird really does have its advantages. A new study in The Auk: Ornithological Advances shows that migrating birds fly faster and put more effort into staying on course in spring than in fall, racing to arrive to their breeding grounds as soon as possible to get an edge in raising the next generation.