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Biodiversity loss in warming oceans | Stanford News – Stanford University News

A fossil study from Stanford University suggests the diversity of life in the world’s oceans declined time and again over the past 145 million years during periods of extreme warming. Many other factors are also expected to negatively impact habitat…

Global warming causes depletion in biodiversity: Study – Zee News

Washington: New research by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln suggests that temperature can largely explain why the greatest variety of aquatic life resides in the tropics but also why it has not always and, amid record-fast global warming, soon may not…

Study indicates global warming could reduce biodiversity in tropics – Times of India

WASHINGTON: New research by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln suggests that temperature can largely explain why the greatest variety of aquatic life resides in the tropics but also why it has not always and, amid record-fast global warming, soon may not…

Study indicates global warming could reduce biodiversity in tropics – ANI News

Washington [US], May 7 (ANI): New research by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln suggests that temperature can largely explain why the greatest variety of aquatic life resides in the tropics but also why it has not always and, amid record-fast global…

Local impacts from fracking the Eagle Ford

(Stanford University) Stanford scientists simulated the local risk of damaging or nuisance-level shaking caused by hydraulic fracturing across the Eagle Ford shale formation in Texas. The results could inform a new approach to managing human-caused earthquakes.

Physics Prof. Concludes Doubling CO2 Adds Just 0.5°C; ‘Cannot Affect Climate’

A new CO2 climate sensitivity study suggests that beyond the 300 ppm threshold, “any further increase of (anthropogenic) CO2 cannot lead to an appreciably stronger absorption of radiation, and consequently cannot affect the earth’s climate.” Dr. Schildknecht is a Bielefeld…

New Geology articles published online ahead of print in April

(Geological Society of America) Thirty-one new articles were published online ahead of print for Geology in April. Topics include shocked zircon from the Chicxulub impact crater; the Holocene Sonoran Desert; the architecture of the Congo Basin; the southern Death Valley fault; missing water from the Qiangtang Basin; sulfide inclusions in diamonds; how Himalayan collision stems from subduction; ghost-dune hollows; and the history of the Larsen C Ice Shelf. These Geology articles are online at https://geology.geoscienceworld.org/content/early/recent.

Reversing warming quickly could prevent worst climate change effects: Study – Mongabay.com

Irreversible and catastrophic environmental tipping points could still be avoided, even if we exceed global emission reduction targets — provided the world is able to reverse overshoot quickly, according to researchers. Simple mathematical models of four earth system tipping elements…

Urgent methane cuts needed to rein in climate change, UN says – Thomson Reuters Foundation

Cutting methane emissions can have a climate impact sooner as methane has a much higher heat-trapping potential than CO2 and breaks down more quickly By Emma Farge and Kate Abnett GENEVA/BRUSSELS, April 27 (Reuters) – Deep cuts in methane emissions,…

How do slow anomalies beneath subducting slabs affect giant megathrust earthquakes?

(Chinese Academy of Sciences Headquarters) Dr. FAN Jianke from the Institute of Oceanology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (IOCAS) and Prof. ZHAO Dapeng from Tohoku University investigated the oceanic asthenosphere structure of six subduction zones to revealed how slow anomalies beneath subducting slabs affect giant megathrust earthquakes.