Wildfire smoke’s effects are getting worse

The far-reaching effects of wildfires and wildfire smoke are a growing problem, researchers say. Climate change is the "straw that broke the camel's back."

Josie Garthwaite-Stanford • futurity
Jan. 15, 2021 ~11 min

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Warming oceans will be extra hard on big fish

Large fish will find it particularly difficult to extract oxygen from warming oceans, researchers report.

Katherine Gombay-McGill • futurity
Jan. 14, 2021 ~3 min

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Extreme droughts may hit 2X as many people by century’s end

Global land area and the number of people suffering from the effects of extreme drought could more than double by the late 21st century, experts warn.

Kim Ward-Michigan State • futurity
Jan. 12, 2021 ~4 min

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We may have caused 2 degrees of warming already

Although we've already created the emissions, researchers predict enough damage is done to cause 2 degrees Celsius increase in global warming.

Texas A&M University • futurity
Jan. 7, 2021 ~5 min

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‘Blood test’ can pinpoint overheated, unhealthy corals

A new method works like a blood test to identify heat-stressed corals that need protection from warming ocean waters linked to climate change.

Todd Bates-Rutgers • futurity
Jan. 4, 2021 ~4 min

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Sea ice algae could shed light on past and future climate

Researchers have found a molecule in algae follows the ebbs and flows of sea ice. That could let them reconstruct past ice to shed light on climate change.

Kevin Stacey-Brown • futurity
Jan. 4, 2021 ~6 min

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Hungry sea anemones snack on algae under their own skin

When food becomes scarce, sea anemones turn to their Plan B: Relying on their symbiotic relationship with algae under their skin.

Rahasson Ager - UC Irvine • futurity
Dec. 31, 2020 ~5 min

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Coral survivors show some cope better with heatwaves

"Understanding how some corals can survive prolonged heatwaves could provide an opportunity to mitigate the impact of marine heatwaves on coral reefs..."

U. Washington • futurity
Dec. 30, 2020 ~5 min

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Carbon emissions from ride hailing are worse than we knew

New research digs into carbon emissions from ride-hailing services with an eye towards disentangling those stats from other emissions sources.

U. Oregon • futurity
Dec. 29, 2020 ~6 min

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We’ll cross the global warming threshold in 6-21 years

We'll likely cross the threshold for dangerous global warming between 2027 and 2042, a new approach to climate modeling indicates.

Shirley Cardenas-McGill • futurity
Dec. 23, 2020 ~5 min

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