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AGU journal highlights -- Aug. 6, 2009

... plays an important role in mitigating climate change because it acts as a sink of atmospheric carbon ... only in the region where the land cover change took place, not in remote regions. While all ... for the next Intergovernmental Panel on Climate change assessment. Title: Uncertainties in climate ...

August 2009 Geology and GSA Today media highlights

... changes were not related to a sudden change in global mid-oceanic ridge length, but rather ... A record of rapid Holocene climate change preserved in hyrax middens from southwestern ... of sensitive indicators of past environmental change in the stratified fecal deposits (known as ...

Rodent size linked to human population and climate change

... mice northwest of Chicago -- and noted fast change among both. "I suspected they weren't unique ... locations to find links between morphological change and variables such as population density and ... and populations have the greatest ability to change has a crucial impact on being able to conserve ...

Humans 'damaging the oceans'

... Current Biology , says that rates of physical change in the oceans are unprecedented in some cases, and change in ocean life is likely to be equally quick. ... We may now be entering a new age in which climate change and other human-caused factors such as fishing ...

What scientists know about jewel beetle shimmer

... their glossy external skeletons that appear to change colors as the angle of view changes. Now they may ... in Atlanta recently discovered jewel beetles change color because of the light-reflecting properties ... could use the materials to paint automobiles that change color depending on a person's angle of view. More ...

Spring cold snap helps with stream ecosystem research

... Laboratory with further evidence that climate change could have negative effects on stream and forest ... paper published in this month's issue of Global change Biology titled "Unexpected effect of climate ... to the 2007 spring freeze" describes how a small change in canopy cover can dramatically impact a stream. ...

Warming climate threatens California fruit and nut production

... chill for each scenario and also quantified the change in area of a safe winter chill for certain crop ... for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate change Fourth Assessment Report (2007), the researchers ... The research team noted that growers may be able change some orchard management practices involving ...

Iowa State University researchers develop process for 'surgical' genetic changes

... site. Afterward, the cell carries the genetic change and passes the change on to its offspring. "It's like surgery, only ... 'The genome looks like this, this is exactly the change we want to make.' "That's the power of this ...

K-State plant pathologists develop online teaching modules used globally

... farmers to increase their capacity to adapt to change and build resilient livelihood systems in the ... could help policymakers understand how climate change can affect a particular plant disease, prompting a change in the strategies countries use to deal with the ...

Results from trials of DHA in Alzheimer's disease and age-related cognitive decline

... the trial. Co-primary outcomes were rate of change on the Alzheimer's disease assessment scale-cognitive (ADAS-cog) and rate of change on Clinical Dementia Scale-sum of the boxes ... However, DHA treatment did not slow the rate of change on tests of mental function (ADAS-cog), global ...

Seals quickly respond to gain and loss of habitat under climate change

... seals responded rapidly to climate and habitat change and established a new breeding site thousands of ... Science Foundation, shows how environmental change can drive the demographic and evolutionary ... Tracking these processes during periods of change reveals mechanisms for the establishment of ...

Report shows the power of US cities to mitigate climate change and steps they need to take to adapt

... risks and opportunities they face from climate change in order to take action and prepare themselves ... US cities identify risks associated with climate change and that the participants are in the early stages ... infrastructure and developing city-wide climate change design criteria The report says 14 cities see ...

International team of students and scientists on month-long field course in Siberian Arctic

... "The Arctic is central to the global climate change issue, and Russia has by far the largest share of ... before traveling to Siberia last year. Yet, that change is just likely beginning. I'm excited to return ... and as a result increasing the climate change back home through the increase of CO2 and methane ...

West Coast needs more research on fisheries, marine science, climate change

... ocean health, coastal hazards and climate change - among other topics - to support and protect the ... Physical ocean processes, related climate change and physical coastal hazards Water quality and ... and adaptability to hazards and climate change Additionally, stakeholders identified the ...

Chemical in blood may explain susceptibility to bladder pain

... females might transmit to fetuses a genetic change associated with the stress response. Buffington suggests that such a genetic change would mean offspring born to these mothers might ... the stress response cross the placenta, they can change gene expression in offspring," Buffington said. ...

Broecker: 'What we need are tougher measures against climate change'

... Frontiers of Knowledge Awards in the Climate change category, published an article in Science back ... to need to take tougher measures against climate change in the next few years", he contends. "It has ... finding: the fact that the Earth's climate can change abruptly in very short periods, at times less ...

Climate change could drive vast human migrations

... overuse of farmland. However, they say, climate change will eventually play a dominant role by ... Search of Shelter: Mapping the Effects of Climate change on Human Migration and Displacement, is based on a first-time global survey of environmental change and migration. It is illustrated with a series of ...

Author says challenging simple concepts can save planet

... the pressing issues of our time, such as climate change and world hunger. But she says our own ... economic growth. What we have to do, she says, is change our idea of what growth is. Right now, she says, ... also wants to challenge the idea, she says, that change is impossible. Recent history has shown that ...

Counting sheep in climate change predictions

... Climate change can have devastating effects on endangered ... at risk from disease or predators, and climate change is the only variable threat to the animals. In ... the researchers predicted the effect of climate change on the sheep population using a mathematical ...

From 'alarmed' to 'dismissive': The six ways Americans view global warming

... into six distinct groups regarding their climate change beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors, according to a ... director of the Yale Project on Climate change and a co-author of the report. "There is no ... including the Dismissive. "Too many climate change education and awareness campaigns have been like ...

Notre Dame researchers describe new tool for evaluating 'managed relocations'

... of preserving species endangered by rapid climate change and other environmental threats. The concept ... they contend that the rapid pace of climate change makes it critical that scientists and policy ... 2006, uses the lessons of past environmental change to understand how climate change, habitat ...

Stanford scientists find heat-tolerant coral reefs that may resist climate change

... the United Nations International Panel on Climate change concluded that the average surface temperature of ... to a calculation of the rates of environmental change versus the rates of adaptation." ... populations that may be more resistant to climate change and potentially prioritize their protection from ...

Human role in Indonesian polluting forest fires -- Guido van der Werf in Nature Geoscience

... population on Kalimantan was accompanied by a change in land use from small-scale subsistence ... Although the enormous influence of this man-made change was already suspected, this is the first time ... been substantiated by reliable data. Climate change In addition to the major human influences, ...

Climate change driving Michigan mammals north

... appears in the June issue of the journal Global change Biology . "When you read about changes in ... expansion pattern is what you'd expect if climate change is driving the advance, but could there be other ... well when forests are cut over." What's more, the change is happening even in the uncut forest of the ...

Scientists aim to bring indigenous people into climate change monitoring and policy

... in helping monitor the effects of global climate change and develop policy. In a special issue on traditional peoples and climate change in the May volume of " Global Environmental change " published by Elsevier, guest editors Dr. Jan ...

River delta areas can provide clue to environmental changes, Texas A&M prof says

... can serve as a history book of sorts on land-use change in these large drainage basins which is useful ... management decisions as related to climate change issues," Bianchi explains. "Although the ... don't know now because in many cases, land-use change by growing populations can be very short-term and ...

River delta areas can provide clue to environmental changes, Texas A&M prof says

... can serve as a history book of sorts on land-use change in these large drainage basins which is useful ... management decisions as related to climate change issues," Bianchi explains. "Although the ... don't know now because in many cases, land-use change by growing populations can be very short-term and ...

Aerosol: A key piece of the climate change puzzle

... Fitting all the different pieces of the climate change puzzle together is one of the major challenges of ... as the biggest source of uncertainty in climate change models. Being able to reduce uncertainty in ... potentially catastrophic consequences of climate change mean that policy makers are no longer satisfied ...

Better water use could reduce future food crises

... future water needs under the impacts of climate change and rapidly growing human demands for water may ... both "green" and "blue" water to adapt to climate change and to feed the future world population. The ... benefit from. "Not even by 2050 and under climate change will the country become water-short if both blue ...

Neuroscientists discover long-term potentiation in the olfactory bulb

... between brain cells, called synapses, could change their strength following brief periods of ... found that the brain circuit had the ability to change with experience was unexpectedly a connection ... that certain olfactory brain circuits can change with experience. This discovery provides a ...

Bowman Global Change says public engagement critical to solving climate crisis

... a paper defining the adjustments to climate change communication programs required to encourage ... The paper, entitled "A Turning Point in Climate change Communication Priorities," argues that current ... tied to environmental impact enable behavioral change and motivate the public to action. For example, ...

CI president receives Roger Tory Peterson Medal

... Hurt and Help," the lecture examined how climate change may present an opportunity to protect and invest ... crisis that threatens the planet, and how climate change exacerbates existing problems and creates new ... forests offers the multiple benefits of climate change mitigation, sustainable resource management and ...

Laughing hyenas, wailing levees, the sound of cheese and blaring bagpipes

... bolts. Their analysis of how these sounds change as the bolts unscrew has revealed certain ... the sounds. "Any slight relaxation in a joint can change the way it vibrates," says Guarino. Using a ... the team can pick out which ranges of frequencies change the most. Their results suggest that the ...

Wetlands likely source of methane from ancient warming event

... about the potential for present-day climate change to cause a thawing of Arctic permafrost and a ... may be the largest ice samples ever for a climate change study. The researchers cut away 15 tons of ice ... confirms that wetlands and moisture availability change dramatically along with abrupt climate change," ...

Conference tackles technology needed to address climate change

... do we have the technology? The second Climate change Technology Conference (CCTC 2009) is being held ... and administrative responses to climate change and global warming. Among the guest speakers ... for Hydrogen Energy. WHAT: 2nd Climate change Technology Conference WHO: The Right ...

'Super reefs' fend off climate change, study says

... East Africa are unusually resilient to climate change due to improved fisheries management and a ... conditions despite heavy pressure from climate change impacts and overfishing," noted Wildlife ... priority for conservation under predicted climate change scenarios where many reefs are expected to suffer ...

Saving the economy and saving the planet

... is used to reduce payroll taxes then climate change policy would not only address climate change but indeed would act as a direct stimulus package ... better able to respond to low-carbon and climate change agendas. "First, any fiscal stimulus in the ...

Plants could override climate change effects on wildfires

... drier climates predicted to occur under climate change scenarios has led many scientists to also predict ... in an area could override the effects of climate change on wildfire frequency. Philip Higuera of ... dampening or amplifying the impacts that climate change has on fire frequencies. "Climate is only one ...

Indigenous peoples at world summit to share climate change observations, coping techniques

... the Indigenous Peoples' Global Summit on Climate change is also designed to help strengthen the ... and recommendations to the December UN climate change conference in Copenhagen, at which a successor ... Indigenous Peoples in any post-Kyoto climate change regime adopted in Copenhagen. The Summit takes ...

Climate change may wake up 'sleeper' weeds

... Climate change will cause some of Australia's potential weeds to ... or south, east or west, and will these movements change them into full-blown pest species?" A recent ... ("alert" species). "We found that climate change will cause most of these weeds to shift south, ...
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