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Global Warming Could Rob Liquors of Their Flavor – Eos

Many of the botanicals used in traditional medicines and to flavor spirits, from absinthe to eau de vie, grow in alpine regions near the toes of glacial ice. As the planet warms and glacial ice retreats, this unique environment is…

Earlier spring snowmelt in Alps threatens microbes in soil

A new study suggests that spring snowmelt in the Alps is occurring earlier in the year, and the earlier warming – due to climate change – threatens vitally important microbial communities in alpine soils.

Ecosystems across the globe ‘breathe’ differently in response to rising temperatures

(Cranfield University) Land stores vast amounts of carbon, but a new study led by Cranfield University’s Dr Alice Johnston suggests that how much of this carbon enters the atmosphere as temperatures rise depends on how far that land sits from the equator.

Low-level thinning can help restore redwood forests without affecting stream temperatures

(Oregon State University) CORVALLIS, Ore. – Selectively cutting trees in riparian zones to aid forest restoration can be done without adversely affecting streams’ water temperature as long as the thinning isn’t too intensive, new research by Oregon State University shows.

Climate change and the future of the Granite State –

By Jack Hurley New Hampshire is a wonderful place to live. For now, we are fortunate to have an abundant variety of mutually beneficial ecosystems, including forests, mountains, wetlands, lakes, rivers, and the ocean. Together they support essential plant and…

France and climate change: State failure and liability for environmental harm – JD Supra

While the technical feasibility of a decarbonised economy essentially based on renewable energies is taking shape,[1] the French Republic has just been found liable for environmental harm in relation to climate change by the French administrative judge. At stake, France’s…

URI researchers: Microbes deep beneath seafloor survive on byproducts of radioactive process

(University of Rhode Island) Research conducted by scientists at the University of Rhode Island published today in Nature Communications found that microbes living in ancient sediment below the seafloor are sustained primarily by chemicals created by the natural irradiation of water molecules. Results of this research may have implications for life on Mars.

Climate change-driven snowmelt in Alps triggers abrupt seasonal change – EurekAlert

IMAGE: Winter and summer at the field site, Hohe Mut, high up in the Austrian Alps. Photo credit: Richard Bardgett view more  Credit: Richard Bardgett Spring snowmelt in the Alps is occurring earlier in the year due to climate change and…