A typical example of Adirondack Park water is Rondaxe Lake in Herkimer County, New York. However, Rondaxe, like thousands of lakes in temperate zones around the world, has been losing a global-warming battle to keep oxygen in its waters during the last quarter-century.
New research from Cornell University and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute shows a continually warming world is leading to extended, late-summer weeks of water stratification in lakes, which prompts oxygen deprivation in the water - provoking conditions called hypoxia (low oxygen) and anoxia (no oxygen) - and negative consequences for fish and other species.
Understanding the true impact and benefits that come with integrating renewable energy sources onto the grid could not only help governments and industry leaders achieve climate goals but could increase the use of wind power, improve air quality, and, therefore, deliver a range of public health benefits.
Salt marshes are a well-known carbon sink and can aid in carbon sequestration efforts. But they are also dynamic ecosystems that change with the seasons and tides.
Scientists working at the ongoing Department of Energy's (DOE) Spruce and Peatland Responses Under Changing Environments (SPRUCE) experiment use the site's northern Minnesota bog as a laboratory.
A cooling effect has been produced from cumulus clouds in trade-wind regions that cover around 20% of the planet.
According to a recent study, ocean acidification and global warming pose a threat to marine organisms like corals, bryozoans, mollusks, sea urchins, and crustaceans that assemble their skeletons and shells from calcium carbonate (chalk).
Researchers from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) have developed a carbonization method for converting waste paper into pure carbon, which could be used in lithium-ion batteries.
Triggered by climate change, a new model describes that water evaporating from the Arctic Ocean has been transported to the south and resulted in high snowfall in northern Eurasia in early winter and late autumn.
Researchers say that the Chilean Andes could face marked snow loss and roughly 10% less mountain water runoff with a global warming of approximately 2.5 degrees Celsius over the next 30 years. The study has implications for the California Sierra Nevada and highlights the need for carbon mitigation.