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23 May 2016

Why CO2 'Air Capture' Could Be Key to Slowing Global Warming

by RICHARD SCHIFFMAN
Physicist Klaus Lackner has long advocated deploying devices that extract carbon dioxide from the atmosphere to combat climate change. Now, as emissions keep soaring, Lackner says in a Yale Environment 360 interview that such “air capture” approaches may be our last best hope. READ MORE

27 Apr 2016

From Mass Coral Bleaching, A Scientist Looks for Lessons

by KATHERINE BAGLEY
For climate scientist Kim Cobb, this year’s massive bleaching of coral reefs is providing sobering insights into the impacts of global warming. Yale Environment 360 talked with Cobb about the bleaching events and the push to make reefs more resilient to rising temperatures. READ MORE

25 Apr 2016

Trouble in Paradise: A Blight Threatens Key Hawaiian Tree

by RICHARD SCHIFFMAN
The ʻohiʻa is Hawaii’s iconic tree, a keystone species that maintains healthy watersheds and provides habitat for numerous endangered birds. But a virulent fungal disease, possibly related to a warmer, drier climate, is now felling the island’s cherished 'ohi'a forests. READ MORE

21 Apr 2016

Climate Change Adds Urgency To Push to Save World’s Seeds

by VIRGINIA GEWIN
In the face of rising temperatures and worsening drought, the world’s repositories of agricultural seeds may hold the key to growing food under increasingly harsh conditions. But keeping these gene banks safe and viable is a complicated and expensive challenge. READ MORE

13 Apr 2016

How Satellites and Big Data Can Help to Save the Oceans

by DOUGLAS MCCAULEY
With new marine protected areas and an emerging U.N. treaty, global ocean conservation efforts are on the verge of a major advance. But to enforce these ambitious initiatives, new satellite-based technologies and newly available online data must be harnessed. READ MORE

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23 May 2016: Interview: CO2 'Air Capture' Could Be Key to Slowing Global Warming

20 May 2016: Obama Looking for Kids As Science Advisors to the White House

18 May 2016: Trees Sleep, With Branches And Leaves Drooping at Night, New Study Says

03 May 2016: A Sea Urchin's Mouth Could Make it Easier to Study Distant Planets

28 Apr 2016: Half of All Farmed Fish Have Deformed Ear Bones That Cause Hearing Loss

27 Apr 2016: Wooden Skypscrapers Grow in Popularity in Effort to Reduce Emissions

27 Apr 2016: From Mass Coral Bleaching, A Scientist Looks for Lessons

26 Apr 2016: Historical Citizen-Scientists’ Ice Records Confirm Global Temperature Rise

25 Apr 2016: Scientists Discover Antarctic Lake That Could Contain Unique Life Forms

20 Apr 2016: Entries Invited for Third Annual Yale Environment 360 Video Contest


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