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ScienceDaily -14 hours ago

Cell structure linked to longevity of slow-growing Ponderosa Pines

Slow-growing ponderosa pines may have a better chance of surviving longer than fast-growing ones, especially as climate change increases the frequency and intensity of drought, according to new research from the University of Montana....

Elsevier -21 hours ago

Are the combined effects of warming and drought on foliar C:N:P:K stoichiometry in a subtropical forest greater than their individual effects?

Publication date: 15 September 2019Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 448Author(s): Qiufang Zhang, Jiacong Zhou, Xiaojie Li, Zhijie Yang, Yong Zheng, Jian Wang, Weisheng Lin, Jinsheng Xie, Yuehmin Chen, Yusheng YangAbstractCarbon (C), nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P), and, more recently, potassium (K) have been examined in ecological stoichiometry because they are the most abundant elements...

Elsevier -21 hours ago

Seed origin drives differences in survival and growth traits of cork oak (Quercus suber L.) populations

Publication date: 15 September 2019Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 448Author(s): Teresa Sampaio, Elsa Gonçalves, Maria S. Patrício, Tânia M. Cota, M. Helena AlmeidaAbstractCork oak (Quercus suber L.) has a high ecological and social value and supplies raw materials for the cork industry, a relevant contributor to the economies of Mediterranean countries. Understanding the adaptati...

Elsevier -21 hours ago

Tree species dynamics in Swiss forests as affected by site, stand and management: A retrospective analysis

Publication date: 15 September 2019Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 448Author(s): Petia Simeonova Nikolova, Brigitte Rohner, Jürgen Zell, Peter BrangAbstractKnowledge regarding tree species dynamics is essential to understand forest responses to the environment, and to evaluate management options in adapting forest ecosystems to future climates. As maintaining tree species diversity ...

WRI -2 days ago

Local Communities Aren’t Just Climate Victims. They’re Climate Adaptation Leaders

Local Communities Aren’t Just Climate Victims. They’re Climate Adaptation Leaders Comments|Add Comment|PrintCommunity farming in Democratic Republic of the Congo. Photo by Russell Watkins/Department for International Development “Poor and vulnerable” is a common refrain in climate change stories. It’s a phrase used with good reason, to highlight how climate change disproportionately af...

Mongabay -2 days ago

Shift to renewable energy could have biodiversity cost, researchers caution

Climate change has widely reported negative consequences, including exacerbating severe weather patterns, harming wildlife and potentially worsening human conflict and migration. In an attempt to minimize these planetary changes, the Paris Agreement set the ambitious goal of limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 degrees Fahrenheit) above pre-industrial levels by reducing greenhouse g...

CBD -2 days ago

Boaty McBoatface makes significant climate change discovery on first mission

(CNN)The British research submarine Boaty McBoatface has made an impressive debut in the scientific arena, discovering a significant link between Antarctic winds and rising sea temperatures on its maiden outing....

CBD -2 days ago

How climate change affects crops in India

Researchers found that the yields from grains such as millet, sorghum, and maize are more resilient to extreme weather in India; their yields vary significantly less due to year-to-year changes in climate and generally experience smaller declines during droughts....

CBD -2 days ago

Climate change threatens commercial fishers from Maine to North Carolina

Most fishing communities from North Carolina to Maine are projected to face declining fishing options unless they adapt to climate change by catching different species or fishing in different areas, according to a new study....

CBD -2 days ago

Rights are at the root of fighting climate change

The climate crisis is one of the greatest challenges of our time, leading a million youth around the globe to pour onto the streets, demanding political leaders wake up to this destruction of our planet. And it comes not a moment too soon....

CBD -2 days ago

Canadians are worried about climate change, but many don't want to pay taxes to fight it: Poll

CBC News poll finds about half of Canadians unwilling to pay more to help the cause...

CBD -2 days ago

UN oceans treaty 'essential' to combat 'unprecedented pressure' on the world's seas - UN chief

The oceans are not only under "unprecedented pressure" due to climate change, but "half of all living coral has been lost in the past 150 years", United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said on Monday, addressing the latest gathering of nations which are party to the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea....