More Canadians will soon be putting cleaner biofuels in their vehicles such as ethanol and biodiesel.
The most extensive and detailed study to date of 130 North American tree species concludes that expected climate change this century could shift their ranges northward by hundreds of kilometers and shrink the ranges by more than half.
A new data analysis undertaken by Dr. Susan Page of the University of Leicester Department of Geography and colleagues involved in the EU-funded CARBOPEAT and RESTORPEAT projects shows conclusively that large amounts of carbon dioxide are released from peatland in Southeast Asia when it is converted from natural swamp forest to plantations of oil palm or pulpwood trees.
Energy technologies will be crucial to successfully fighting against climate change and securing world and European energy supply.
A second season in Antarctica for the Antarctic Geological Drilling (ANDRILL) Program has exceeded all expectations, according to the co-chief scientists of the program's Southern McMurdo Sound Project.
Climate change is the largest environmental change expected this century. It is likely to intensify droughts, storms and floods, which will undoubtedly lead to environmental migrations and potential conflicts in the areas migrated to.
How can we prepare for the natural hazards that will result from environmental change? How can we predict the effect of climate change on the Alps and other regions of Switzerland? How can we assess whether the use of natural resources is sustainable? By bringing the way we measure and model the environment firmly into the 21st century.
Storing carbon dioxide deep below the earth’s surface could be a safe, long-term solution to one of the planet’s major contributors to climate change.
Practicing what they preach has prompted specialty materials company Rohm and Haas to update the roof of their nine-story global headquarters with an advanced polymer elastomeric roof coating. The resulting energy savings and reported long life of the renovated 40,000 square foot roof are just part of the story.
This is the urgent question arising from the study "Quaternary climate changes explain diversity among reptiles and amphibians", published in the journal Ecography.