Fish farms may hold key to studying the impact of rising CO2 on marine life, and if fish could adapt to climate change.
Two powerful typhoons have hit the Philippines in less than a week. Sarika was followed by Typhoon Haima. Using satellite data, NASA estimated the intense rainfall generated by these two typhoons.
Most US adults surveyed agree e-cigarette use should not be allowed in places where smoking is prohibited, yet one-third of them allow the devices to be used within their home. Fewer than half said they knew that exhaled e-cigarette vapors contain nicotine that deposits on indoor surfaces. The abstract, 'Household rules about e-cigarette use and beliefs about harms to children,' will be presented at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) 2016 National Conference & Exhibition in San Francisco on Oct. 22.
Since 2013, scientists of the 'Observation, Prediction and Analysis of severe Convection of China (OPACC)' project have published 224 papers on convective weather in peer-reviewed journals. To help publicize the OPACC project, and the research results so far, Advances in Atmospheric Sciences -- sponsored by the Institute of Atmospheric Physics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and published by Springer -- organized a special collection of 16 original papers spanning the October and November 2016 issues.
The Paris Agreement included groundbreaking text on the need for a mechanism to help identify risks beyond adaptation and support the victims of climate-related loss and damage -- but how exactly it will work remains unclear. New IIASA research lends insight to policymakers on how to move forward.
A new study published in The Cryosphere, an European Geosciences Union journal, has found that Bolivian glaciers shrunk by 43 percent between 1986 and 2014, and will continue to diminish if temperatures in the region continue to increase. 'On top of that, glacier recession is leaving lakes that could burst and wash away villages or infrastructure downstream,' says lead-author Simon Cook, a lecturer at the Manchester Metropolitan University in the UK.
Stanford and Oxford scientists have created new perovskite solar cells that that could rival and even outperform conventional cells made of silicon. The novel technology is made with tin and other inexpensive, abundant materials.
A new multiyear study has shown for the first time how changes in ocean temperature affect a key species of phytoplankton. The study tracked levels of Synechococcus -- a tiny bacterium common in marine ecosystems -- near the coast of Massachusetts over a 13-year period. As ocean temperatures increased during that time, annual blooms of Synechococcus occurred up to four weeks earlier than usual because cells divide faster in warmer conditions, the study found.
Populations of coral reef fish in shallower, more vulnerable habitats likely owe at least some of their sustainability to the prodigious reproductive abilities of large, old counterparts that dwell at greater depths, a recent study suggests.
Tropical Depression Sarika made landfall early on Oct. 19 as NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed overhead and provided an image of the storm.