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Researchers Explore Psychological Effects of Climate Change

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 16:26:00 EST

Wildfires, extreme storms and major weather events can seem like a distant threat, but for those whose lives have been directly impacted by these events, the threat hits much closer to home.(image)



Aid for Oceans and Fisheries in Developing World Drops by 30%

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 16:13:00 EST

Financial aid to fisheries in developing countries has declined by 30 percent, finds a new study from UBC and Stockholm Resilience Centre researchers, published in Marine Policy. Projects focusing on climate issues in fisheries had a 77 percent decline over the five years studied.(image)



Ocean Waters Prevent Release of Ancient Methane

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 16:06:00 EST

Ocean sediments are a massive storehouse for the potent greenhouse gas methane.(image)



Unexpected natural source of methane discovered

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 14:42:00 EST

Some nitrogen-fixing microorganisms contain an enzyme for the simultaneous production of ammonia and methane.(image)



Himawari-8 data assimilated simulation enables 10-minute updates of rain and flood predictions

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 14:42:00 EST

Using the power of Japan’s K computer, scientists from the RIKEN Advanced Institute for Computational Science and collaborators have shown that incorporating satellite data at frequent intervals—ten minutes in the case of this study—into weather prediction models can significantly improve the rainfall predictions of the models and allow more precise predictions of the rapid development of a typhoon.(image)



Coping With Climate Stress in Antarctica

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 14:42:00 EST

Some Antarctic fish living in the planet’s coldest waters are able to cope with the stress of rising carbon dioxide levels in the ocean. They can even tolerate slightly warmer waters. But they can’t deal with both stressors at the same time, according to a study from the University of California, Davis.(image)



No-fishing zones help endangered penguins

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 14:30:00 EST

Small no-fishing zones around colonies of African penguins can help this struggling species, new research shows.(image)