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Tropical soils ‘highly sensitive’ to global warming – University of Leeds

Global warming is likely to cause a decline in the number of species of microbes that live in tropical soils – and that could threaten the biodiversity of rainforests and increase carbon emissions. In a new study, scientists – led by…

What melting Tibetan glaciers reveal about disease and global warming – Eco-Business

“More research is needed for the identification of changes in microbial diversity in the different Himalayan regions. [It has been] established that unidentified microbial communities now predominate in the Indo-Tibetan region, northeast Himalayas and even in the western Himalayas (Ladakh),”…

Tropical soils highly sensitive to global warming, warn researchers – Newswise

Newswise — Global warming is likely to cause a decline in the number of species of microbes that live in tropical soils which could threaten the biodiversity of rainforests and increase carbon emissions, according to new research. Microorganisms, which include…

Brain-eating amoebas could become more common due to climate change, officials say – KOLD

TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) – Just one month after a swimmer died from a brain-eating amoeba, investigators in Nebraska are looking into another potential case involving a child. An expert with the University of Arizona said these cases could…

Scientists Get $1 Million Prize to Fight Climate Change With ‘Photosynthesis 2.0’ – The Wall Street Journal

A team of German scientists want to improve on nature to create a more efficient way of removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Tobias Erb, managing director of the Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology, was awarded Wednesday a roughly…

Marine RNA Viruses Could Play a Key Role in Fighting Global Warming – News18

Ocean waters are home to a huge array of RNA virus species, and incredibly, some of them may in fact help store carbon on the ocean floor. This surprising discovery was made by American scientists from Ohio State University who…

Microbial Responses to Climate Change in Three Major Ecosystems – AZoCleantech

Climate change is now generally accepted as humanity’s most serious contemporary challenge. According to a report released by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the situation has worsened, with 3.3 billion people globally vulnerable to climate change. This article…

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