#ClimateChange: Ice shelf holding pine iisland glacier could collapse within a decade

#ClimateChange: Ice shelf holding pine iisland glacier could collapse within a decade

The Pine Island Glacier is currently Antarctica’s greatest contributor to sea level rise, and, now, a new study warns that it could be closer to collapse than previously thought. The research, published in Science Advances Friday, found that the vulnerable glacier had sped up by 12 percent over the last three years as the ice …

#ClimateChange: Fish adapt to ocean acidification by modifying gene expression

#ClimateChange: Fish adapt to ocean acidification by modifying gene expression

Human-driven global change is challenging the scientific community to understand how marine species might adapt to predicted environmental conditions in the near-future (e.g. hypoxia, ocean warming, and ocean acidification). The effects of the uptake of anthropogenic atmospheric CO2 by oceans affects (i.e. ocean acidification) propagate across the biological hierarchy, from changes …

How to Celebrate the Second Digital Earth Day

How to Celebrate the Second Digital Earth Day

On Thursday, April 22, the world will celebrate Earth Day, the largest non-religious holiday on the globe. This Earth Day falls at a critical turning point. It is the second Earth Day since the start of the coronavirus pandemic and follows a year of devastating climate disasters, such as the …

#ClimateChange:This White Paint Could Help Fight the Climate Crisis

#ClimateChange:This White Paint Could Help Fight the Climate Crisis

Scientists at the University of Purdue have developed the whitest and coolest paint on record. Painting buildings white to help cool down cities has long been touted as a climate solution. However, the white paints currently on the market reflect only 80 to 90 percent of sunlight and cannot actually …

#ClimateChange: How much does planting trees help to combat climate change?

#ClimateChange: How much does planting trees help to combat climate change?

Is planting trees really an effective weapon to fight climate change? We met experts in northern Italy to hear their views in our latest episode of Climate Now. But before we dive into the woods, let’s have a quick look at the latest data for February from the Copernicus Climate Change …

#ClimateChange: Satellites are being used to help save the world´s coral reefs

#ClimateChange: Satellites are being used to help save the world´s coral reefs

Ambitious targets have been set to map all of the world’s coral reef systems by this summer using satellite imaging from space. It follows the discovery of a coral reef which exceeded the height of the Eiffel Tower in Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. The historic discovery last October alerted scientists …