Climate change-induced marine heat waves have been associated with mass mortality in some of the world’s most renowned coral reef systems.
A nearly $2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Biological & Environmental Research will fund efforts by a University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) team led by the director of the Earth System Science Center (ESSC) to understand how to more accurately model climate change.
Vegetation and soils are the main carbon sinks on land, as they currently absorb almost a third of carbon dioxide emissions caused by humans and thereby substantially help to slow down global warming.
The Pacific Northwest heat wave in 2021 killed hundreds, crumbled roads, melted power lines, and sparked a deadly wildfire when temperatures reached a top of 121 ?. The extreme temperatures astonished climate scientists.
An automated system that can detect the health of individual cells taken from end of life battery products, such as those used in EV’s, and sort them according to their state of health has been successfully developed in the UK. Cells with a state of health that is above 70% can then be repurposed for further use.
The ability of rainforests to store carbon can decrease in pace with climate change. This is due to photosynthesis rates in the leaves of rainforest species falling at higher temperatures and the trees' natural cooling systems failing during droughts.
Argonne scientists help communities, businesses, prepare for climate impacts that vary from region to region.
Trees have long been known to buffer humans from the worst effects of climate change by pulling carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Now new research shows just how much forests have been bulking up on that excess carbon.
Oak Ridge National Laboratory researchers are deploying their broad expertise in climate data and modeling to create science-based mitigation strategies for cities stressed by climate change as part of two U.S. Department of Energy Urban Integrated Field Laboratory projects.
Researchers have devised a method to determine the impact of climate change on the supply and variability of local renewable energy.