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World may Get Much Wetter With Global Warming Than Believed

The world might get unexpectedly wetter than earlier believed, a new study carried out by the California-based Remote Sensing Systems (RSS) has said. According to the satellite-based research undertaken by Frank Wentz and his colleagues, global temperatures have risen, but precipitation ha...

Climate Change Could Sting Allergy, Asthma Sufferers

...ence may be more dramatic than the rest of the United States, it's definitely not the only region that's experiencing change. "We're having warmer, wetter winters, which lead to long springs and an increase in seasonal allergens," said Dr. David Peden, director of the Center for Environmental Medicine, A...

Cleaner Air May Threaten Amazon Rainforest

...er. This pollution has been mainly in the northern hemisphere and has acted to limit warming in the tropical north Atlantic, which has kept the Amazon wetter then it would otherwise be, the scientists explained. "Reduced sulphur emissions in North America and Europe will see tropical rain-bands move nort...

Why are some groups of animals so diverse?

...illion years, most of Australia changed from humid and tropical to bone-dry desert. Living in the desert is stressful for animals that are adapted for wetter habitats, says Rabosky. But somewhere in the distant past, a few skinks developed the ability to survive in their increasingly arid world. It is the d...

Human Induced Global Warming Drying Up Arctic Ponds

...seen, in our lifetime, in front of our eyes, some of these ponds dry up. It is quite striking," National Geographic quoted him as saying. "In wetter years the now-dry ponds may again fill with water. But they won't be the same again, since many of the organisms that once lived in the ponds have pro...

Wet Distiller's Grains Could Play a Role in Cattle Diets

...er loads to feed the cattle," Brown said. "That would certainly factor into decisions at a commercial facility." The distiller's grains rations were wetter and more dense than those without distiller's grains, he said. The data suggests a feedlot would need to deliver 10 percent more feed if feed trucks a...
Wetter in Biological News

Pacific Northwest forests could store more carbon, help address greenhouse issues

...arge amounts of carbon even at very old ages," said Beverly Law, a professor of forest science at OSU. "The forests west of the Cascade Range are also wetter and less likely to be lost to fire. We suspected these forests might provide more opportunity for carbon storage than has been recognized, and these d...

In the warming West, climate most significant factor in fanning wildfires' flames

...e expected to burn, at least in northern portions of the West, corroborating what researchers have projected in previous studies. In addition, cooler, wetter areas that are relatively fire-free today, such as the west side of the Cascade Range, may be more prone to fire by mid-century if climate projections...

Climate change threatens Lake Baikal's unique biota

...and give birth on the ice, premature melting of the ice forces them into the water before molting and drastically reduces their fertility. A warmer, wetter climate may be the principal threat to Lake Baikal's unique biological heritage, but it is not the only one. The secondary effects of climate change, ...

Field Museum paleontologist leads study on two new dinosaurs from China

...st all Cretaceous localities in the Gobi Desert, whereas tyrannosaurs, ornithomimosaurs, and duck-billed dinosaurs tend to occur in rocks deposited in wetter environments. The fauna collected by the Chinese-American team in Gansu shows evidence of such environmental separations between different kinds. T...

Ecologists question effects of climate change on infectious diseases

...ting resources effectively, he says. Scientists have used the fact that infectious diseases are most prevalent in the tropics to argue that warmer, wetter conditions that might occur under climate change would lead to an increase in infectious disease transmission. However, Lafferty points out that clim...

Researchers examine role of climate change in disease spread

...or midges (Bluetongue), creatures whose activity and population increase in warm, moist environments, one would suspect that a transition to a warmer, wetter climate could have opened the door for their spread to a new region. According to Higgs, though, it's not that simple. "You can't disassociate arbovir...

February 2009 Geology and GSA Today media highlights

... thus suffered from a severe precipitation deficit during the Medieval Climate Anomaly. Subsequent centuries during the Little Ice Age show a markedly wetter climate. The medieval drought was strikingly synchronous with droughts experienced in various regions sensitive to El Nio-Southern Oscillation, worldw...

Climate-change set-back for acidified rivers

...ects of stream chemistry, and documented climatic variation such as warmer, wetter winters. With average acidity in rivers falling due to improvements in t...hat acid conditions during rainstorms kill sensitive animals. During recent wetter winters, upland streams have been acidified enough to cancel out up to 40 p...

Climate change setback for acidified rivers

...cts of stream chemistry, and documenting climatic variation such as warmer, wetter winters. With average acidity in rivers falling due to improvements in ...hat acid conditions during rainstorms kill sensitive animals. During recent wetter winters, upland streams have been acidified enough to cancel out up to 40 p...

December Geosphere media highlights

...ion due to opening and closing of seaways connecting ocean basins and growth of the East Antarctic Ice Sheetthese climate changes were from warmer and wetter to cooler and drier; and (2) intensification of the North American monsoon caused by opening of the Gulf of California at ca. 6 Ma. A dramatic increas...
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