Posts Tagged ‘Earth & Environment’

We’ve created a ‘bubble’ around the Earth

The effects of human activity have long been cited as a primary cause of global climate change, but new research from NASA has revealed that our use of technology also appears to be having an impact not just on the planet, but on Earth’s near-space environment as well. As the US space agency announced on […]

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How to predict brown carbon’s effect on climate

Researchers have uncovered key attributes of “brown carbon,” the particles from partially burned wood, that play an important role in … Continued

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Biomass burning poses a big climate problem

Wildfires and agricultural burning play a much bigger role in climate change and human health than previously thought, new calculations … Continued

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‘Lifemapper’ predicts where climate could send creatures

Since the 19th century, scientists have brought voucher specimens back from the field. Most now sit in research institutions around … Continued

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Visitors leave Antarctica open to invasive species

Antarctica’s ice-free areas—home to most of the continent’s biodiversity—needs better protection from human impact and climate change, say environmental scientists. … Continued

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