Study: Forest Fires Causing Earlier Snowmelt Across Western U.S., Affects Water Supplies

May 8th, 2019

Forest fires are causing snow to melt earlier in the season, a trend occurring across the western U.S. that may affect water supplies and trigger even more fires, according to a new study by a team of researchers at Portland State University, the Desert Research Institute, and the University of Nevada, Reno.

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IPBES Report:Species Extinction Accelerating, 33 Percent Of Marine Fish Stocks Overharvested

May 7th, 2019

Nature is declining globally at rates unprecedented in human history -- and the rate of species extinctions is accelerating, with grave impacts on people around the world now likely, warns a landmark new report from the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES).

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Climate Change

Study Tracks Impacts Of Global Warming On Droughts Back To 1900; ‘Unprecedented Drying’ Coming

May 1st, 2019

In an unusual new study, scientists say they have detected the fingerprint of human-driven global warming on patterns of drought and moisture across the world as far back as 1900.

Rising temperatures are well documented back at least that far, but this is the first time researchers have identified resulting long-term global effects on the water supplies that feed crops and cities

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Study Shows How Heavy Tropical Rains In Southeast Asia Contribute To California Heat Waves

April 17th, 2019

Heavy rain over the Indian Ocean and Southeast Asia and the eastern Pacific Ocean is a good indicator that temperatures in central California will reach 100 degrees in four to 16 days, according to a collaborative research team from the University of California Davis and the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Climate Center in Busan, South Korea.

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