University of Queensland researchers have found that humanity is at risk without more diverse, ambitious and area-specific conservation targets. Associate Professor Martine Maron, Dr. Jeremy Simmonds and Professor James Watson from UQ's School of Earth and Environmental Sciences say current targets lack the scope required to support the critical services that nature provides.
The close collaboration between the Met Office and the China Meteorological Administration-National Satellite Meteorological Center helped support China in generating high quality satellite data for weather and climate services.
The Ayeyawady River delta in Myanmar is home to millions of people, and is a hub of agricultural activity. Unlike other large rivers across the world, however, the Ayeyawady has been relatively untouched by large infrastructure and dam projects for the past 50 years, and its geologic evolution has never previously been studied.
Scientists from the University of Maryland, the University of Leeds and the University of California, San Diego, have reviewed decades of satellite measurements to reveal how and why Antarctica's glaciers, ice shelves and sea ice are changing. Their report, published in a special Antarctica-focused issue of the journal Nature on June 14, 2018, explains how ice shelf thinning and collapse have triggered an increase in the continent's contribution to sea level rise.
Surface air temperature (SAT) is a very important hydrological and climatic variable in western China and the ability to predict SAT skillfully is an important target for science.A tea, pf Chinese and British scientists reveal useful predictions of SAT in western China, using the GloSea5 operational forecast system from the UK Met Office.
Decisions made in the next decade will determine whether Antarctica suffers dramatic changes that cause more than one metre of global sea level rise.
Agricultural activity by humans more than 2,000 years ago had a more significant and lasting impact on the environment than previously thought. The finding -- discovered by a team of international researchers led by the University of British Columbia -- is reported in a new study published today in the journal Science Advances.
One of the major concerns in climate change studies is how the thermal conditions for the living environment of human beings will change in the future. Scientists found that a general increase in effective temperature in the future leads to a large increase in population exposure to very hot days.
Water samples from UK rivers contained significantly higher concentrations of microplastics downstream from wastewater treatment plants, according to one of the first studies to determine potential sources of microplastics pollution.
Research highlights of the Climate Science for Service Partnership China appear on June 7, 2018 in a special issue of Advances of Atmospheric Sciences, a journal published by Springer.