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Newly-hatched pterosaurs may have been able to fly

(University of Portsmouth) Newly-hatched pterosaurs may have been able to fly but their flying abilities may have been different from adult pterosaurs, according to a new study.Researchers from the Universities of Portsmouth and Bristol, along with palaeontologist Darren Naish, found that hatchling humerus bones were stronger than those of many adult pterosaurs, indicating that they would have been strong enough for flight.

Climate change to bring more intense storms across Europe – EurekAlert

Climate change is driving a large increase in intense, slow-moving storms, a new study by Newcastle University and the Met Office has found. Investigating how climate affects intense rainstorms across Europe, climate experts have shown there will be a significant…

Climate change to bring more intense storms across Europe

(Newcastle University) Investigating how climate affects intense rainstorms across Europe, climate experts have shown there will be a significant future increase in the occurrence of slow-moving intense rainstorms. The scientists estimate that these slow-moving storms may be 14 times more frequent across land by the end of the century. It is these slow-moving storms that have the potential for very high precipitation accumulations, with devastating impacts, as we saw in Germany and Belgium.

Dinosaurs were in decline before the end, according to new study

(University of Bristol) The death of the dinosaurs 66 million years ago was caused by the impact of a huge asteroid on the Earth. However, paleontologists have continued to debate whether they were already in decline or not before the impact.In a new study, published today in the journal Nature Communications, an international team of scientists, which includes the University of Bristol, show that they were already in decline for as much as ten million years before the final death blow.

Global Warming Already Responsible for 1 in 3 Heat-Related Deaths – SciTechDaily

New estimates suggest Central and South America and South-East Asia most affected regions. Between 1991 and 2018, more than a third of all deaths in which heat played a role were attributable to human-induced global warming, according to a new…

EU provides 15 million euros of funding for Arctic project

(Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research) 35 partners, led by the AWI, are developing a comprehensive environmental observing system for the Arctic as part of the Arctic PASSION project.

Study of harvey flooding aids in quantifying climate change

(DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) Researchers from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and Fathom Bristol used a hydraulic model to consider the degree to which human-caused climate change may have affected flooding in Houston in 2017 during Hurricane Harvey. Resources at the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center were used to quantify the increase in Houston flood area and depth and to host a portal where other scientists and the public can access and explore the resulting data.

Dinosaurs lived in greenhouse climate with hot summers

(Vrije Universiteit Brussel) Paleoclimatologist Niels de Winter and colleagues developed an innovative way to use the clumped isotope method to reconstruct climate in the geological past on the seasonal scale. They show that dinosaurs had to deal with hotter summers than previously thought. The results suggest that in the mid latitudes, seasonal temperatures will likely rise along with climate warming, while seasonal difference is maintained. This results in very high summer temperatures.

One in three heat-death attributed to global warming – Big News Network

London [UK], June 5 (ANI): According to a new study, between 1991 and 2018, more than a third of all deaths in which heat played a role were attributable to human-induced global warming. Published in the journal Nature Climate Change,…

Global warming blamed for 1 in 3 heat-related deaths – The Star Online

More than a third of summer heat-related fatalities are due to climate change, researchers said recently, warning of even higher death tolls as global temperatures climb. Previous research on how climate change affects human health has mostly projected future risks…

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