Bucking climate change, male sea turtles being born after multi-year hiatus: FAU researcher says

by Tyler Treadway, Treasure Coast Newspapers The boys are back in town. After more than a dozen years of nearly every sea turtle born on Florida beaches being female, a small but significant number of males were born last year, said Jeanette Wyneken, a biological sciences professor at Florida Atlantic University. Wyneken hasn’t finished her […]

Carbon dioxide in our atmosphere may soar to levels not seen in 56 million years

by Doyle Rice, USA TODAY Emissions of carbon dioxide – the greenhouse gas most responsible for global warming – could soar to levels not seen in 56 million years by the middle of next century, scientists warned in a study Wednesday. Though it won’t happen in our lifetimes, it could very well happen in the […]

‘Uninhabitable Earth’ spotlights 3 climate change misunderstandings

Interview between Rachel Martin and David Wallace, NPR Author David Wallace-Wells opens his new book, “The Uninhabitable Earth,” outlining three misunderstandings about climate change – first its speed… DAVID WALLACE-WELLS: More than half of all of the fossil fuel emissions that we’ve ever put into the atmosphere have come in the last 25 years, which […]

5 science teams racing climate change as the ecosystems they study disappear

by Bob Berwyn, InsideClimate News The landscapes and climate in many parts of the world could be nearly unrecognizable by the end of the century if greenhouse gas emissions continue at their current pace, research suggests. In the mountains and high latitudes, snow and ice are vanishing. In drier areas, large swaths of forests are […]

Report: Global warming could melt at least a third of Himalayan glaciers

by Danielle Preiss, NPR The forecast is dire for the glaciers of the Himalayas. According to a report released Monday, a third or more of them could be gone by 2100 — melted because of earth’s warming climate. And that could have disastrous effects on the water resources of some 240 million people. Representing five […]

Doomsday in Antarctica just got postponed a little

by Eric Holthaus, Grist There are a lot of daunting aspects of climate change, but few are more frightening than what’s happening right now at the bottom of the world. A few large glaciers in Antarctica have already passed over into slow-motion collapse mode. If these “doomsday glaciers” crumble, they would drown every coastal city […]

Global food system is broken, say world’s science academies

by Damian Carrington, The Guardian The global food system is broken, leaving billions of people either underfed or overweight and driving the planet towards climate catastrophe, according to 130 national academies of science and medicine across the world. Providing a healthy, affordable, and environmentally friendly diet for all people will require a radical transformation of […]

Carbon utilization technologies could reduce emissions by turning greenhouse gases into useful products

by The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine outlines a research agenda for improving the commercial viability of technologies that turn greenhouse gases from the burning of fossil fuels into useful products such as fuels, construction materials, and chemicals. The report urges […]

Floridians who missed voter registration deadline because of Hurricane Michael are out of luck

by Paola Rosa-Aquino, Grist Hurricane Michael slammed into the Florida Panhandle Wednesday afternoon. The third strongest storm to ever hit the United States, it brought 155 mph winds, heavy rainfall, and towering storm surges. While Floridians in Michael’s path were searching for refuge from the storm’s imminent fury, thousands of would-be voters missed the state’s […]

Climate change will cost U.S. more in economic damage than any other country but one

by Stacy Morford, InsideClimate News The United States stands to lose a lot more from climate change than it realizes. In a study published Monday, scientists estimate for the first time how much each country around the world will suffer in future economic damage from each new ton of carbon dioxide pumped into the atmosphere. […]