Community action and climate change

So why did rural Nebraska become the centre of the KXL debate? The original KXL route traversed through the ecologically sensitive Nebraskan Sandhills, which...

Palaeoclimate: Aerosols shift lake ecosystem

Like clockwork, summer monsoon rains come and go, governing and impacting the lives of more than 100 million people living on the Chinese Loess...

Increase in acidifying water in the western Arctic Ocean

Observations and analytical methods. We collected data during two Chinese National Arctic Research Expedition (CHINARE) cruises (01 August–08 September 2008, and 20 July–30 August, 2010) in the western Arctic...

The key role of forests in meeting climate targets requires science for credible mitigation

Figure 2 compares the historical LULUCF trend from our analysis with three other well-known global LULUCF data sets: (i) latest country reports to UNFCCC (refs 13,15,16,20); (ii) FAOSTAT...

Slower snowmelt in a warmer world

We use a mix of historical data analysis and controlled regional climate model simulations to test the hypothesis of slower snowmelt in a warmer...

Aerosol-weakened summer monsoons decrease lake fertilization on the Chinese Loess Plateau

The Chinese Loess Plateau (CLP) is the cradle of Chinese civilization, and environmental changes in this region have influenced the historical trajectory of ancient...

Biosphere–atmosphere interactions: Deforestation size influences rainfall

The average size of cleared areas in the Amazon (pictured) has increased over many regions since the 1980s. Deforestation modifies regional moisture cycling as...

Regional dry-season climate changes due to three decades of Amazonian deforestation

Region and period of investigation. The study is performed over the deforested regions of the Brazilian state of Rondônia, which lie between 65° W, 60°...

Long-term warming amplifies shifts in the carbon cycle of experimental ponds

Respiration and methanogenesis respond more strongly to temperature change than photosynthesis6, 7, 8, 9. Consequently, warming has been shown to increase CO2 and CH4...

Species’ traits influenced their response to recent climate change

Using ISI Web of Knowledge we conducted a systematic literature search of all relevant articles—published between 1990 and 2015—that reported an observed change in...

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