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Whitest Paint Ever Developed Could Help Slow Global Warming – My Modern Met

Professor Xiulin Ruan with a sample of the whitest paint yet developed. (Photo: Jared Pike/Purdue University) Combatting the rise in global temperatures requires creative science and innovative thinking. An exciting, new development was recently announced in the journal ACS Applied…

Alpine plants are losing their white “protective coat”

(University of Basel) Snow cover in the Alps has been melting almost three days earlier per decade since the 1960s. This trend is temperature-related and cannot be compensated by heavier snowfall. By the end of the century, snow cover at 2,500 meters could disappear a month earlier than today, as simulations by environmental scientists at the University of Basel demonstrate.

Annotated Bibliography: Synthetic Turf and Climate, health, biodiversity and microplastics pollution issues

Increasing use of synthetic surfaces and synthetic turf is problematic for Several reasons.  Synthetic turf is: Derived from fossil fuel petrochemical industry Produces greenhouse gas emissions during manufacturing and as it degrades Increases landfill at end of life Produces micro-plastic…

Russia Vulnerable to Climate Change, Causing Expensive Natural Disasters – Insurance Journal

Article 0 Comments The residents of Irkutsk, one of Russia’s coldest regions, are used to harsh winters. But when the temperature dropped to negative 60 degrees Celsius (-76 Fahrenheit) last January, even they had to submit to the elements. “Please…

Snow chaos in Europe caused by melting sea-ice in the Arctic

(UiT The Arctic University of Norway) The April snow falling on fruit blossoms in Europe these days may be directly connected to the loss of the sea ice in the Barents Sea in the Arctic.  That was definitely the case in 2018 when the sudden cold spell known as “Beast from the East” descended on the mid-latitudes of the continent,  a new study in Nature Geoscience shows.

Modeling past and future glacial floods in northern Greenland

(Hokkaido University) Hokkaido University researchers have clarified different causes of past glacial river floods in the far north of Greenland, and what it means for the region’s residents as the climate changes.

Global warming could lead to the melting of more than a third of Antarctic ice shelves – EurekAlert

A new study conducted jointly by the Univerisyt of Liege (Belgium) and the University of Reading (England) suggests that 34% of the Antarctic ice shelves could disappear by the end of the century if the planet warms up by 4°C…

A Few Degrees of Warming Could Melt Antarctica’s Ice Shelves – The Maritime Executive

The end of the Larsen B ice shelf, 2002 (NASA) By Ella Gilbert 04-11-2021 01:47:58 Images of colossal chunks of ice plunging into the sea accompany almost every news story about climate change. It can often make the problem seem…

Over a third of Antarctic ice shelf could collapse as climate change warms the Earth – Space.com

Over a third of the Antarctic ice shelf is at risk of collapsing as Earth continues to warm.  In a new study, scientists at the University of Reading have found that as climate change continues, if Earth’s global temperature rises…

Global Warming Could Lead to Collapse of More than One-Third of Antarctic Ice Shelf – AZoCleantech

Written by AZoCleantechApr 9 2021 A new study shows that over one-third of the Antarctic’s ice shelf area could be at risk of crumbling into the sea if global temperatures increase to 4°C above pre-industrial levels. Image Credit: AndreAnita/shutterstock.com The comprehensive study…