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Study: Solar Geoengineering May Not be a Long-Term Solution for Climate Change

Seeding the atmosphere with aerosols would not prevent high atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations from destabilizing low-lying clouds, opening the door to extreme warming Pumping aerosols into the atmosphere to reflect sunlight, thus cooling Earth, is one last-ditch method for dealing with climate change. According to new research from Caltech, however, such solar geoengineering may fail […]

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Not so fast: modeling shows ecosystems can survive environmental change — up to a point

A Skoltech researcher and her colleagues from Canada and Chile experimented with mathematical evolutionary models to explore how well ecosystems can keep up with changing environmental conditions — a question all too relevant in our current ecological situation. They found that the speed of this change ultimately holds the key to species survival, so just […]

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Not so fast: modeling shows ecosystems can survive environmental change — up to a point

A Skoltech researcher and her colleagues from Canada and Chile experimented with mathematical evolutionary models to explore how well ecosystems can keep up with changing environmental conditions — a question all too relevant in our current ecological situation. They found that the speed of this change ultimately holds the key to species survival, so just […]

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Engineering a Way Out of Climate Change: Genetically Modified Organisms Could be the Key

Scientists explain how genetically engineered organisms can help us diminish atmospheric carbon and tackle climate change Fighting the imminent climate change crisis has now become a global priority. In this regard, scientists in the US have discussed how gene editing technology can modify plants and organisms to reduce atmospheric CO2 and slow down climate change. […]

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A Change of Heart | Technology Org

For the first time, medication has impacted heart muscle thickness and function for patients with the most common inherited heart condition, rather than simply addressing their symptoms. “This is the first study to show a favourable impact of a medication on cardiac structure and function in any form of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy,” says Sara Saberi, M.D., […]

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New Strategy to “Buffer” Climate Change: Developing Cheaper, Eco-Friendly Solar Cells

New study develops a novel eco-friendly buffer for solar panels, which could tip the scale in the renewable energy transition Solar power is an eco-friendly alternative to conventional, non-renewable sources of energy. However, current solar panels require the use of toxic materials as buffers, which is not sustainable. To this end, a team of scientists […]

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FSU researcher leads international project on how tropical clouds change with climate

A Florida State University climate scientist is leading an international project aimed at generating a better understanding of the role tropical clouds play in a warming climate. Allison Wing, assistant professor of meteorology in the Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Science, is the lead organizer of the 41-member project, which is simulating how clouds could […]

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Climate Change Will Give Rise to More Cancers

Climate change will bring an acute toll worldwide, with rising temperatures, wildfires and poor air quality, accompanied by higher rates of cancer, especially lung, skin and gastrointestinal cancers, according to a new report from UC San Francisco. In an analysis of nearly five dozen published scientific papers, the researchers provided a synopsis of future effects […]