Uneven rates of sea level rise tied to climate change

From Eurekalert Public Release: 3-Dec-2018 Findings could help improve regional sea level forecasts National Center for Atmospheric Research/University Corporation for Atmospheric Research The pattern of uneven sea level rise over the last quarter century has been driven in part by human-caused climate change, not just natural variability, according to a new study. The findings suggest…

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New machine learning method predicts additions to global list of threatened plant species

From Eurekalert Public Release: 3-Dec-2018 Researchers created and trained a machine learning algorithm to assign risk probabilities to 150,000 plant species worldwide University of Maryland The International Union for Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species is a powerful tool for researchers and policymakers working to stem the tide of species loss across…

Now visible: Comet as big as the full moon

Hyperactive comet 46P/Wirtanen is approaching Earth for one of the closest Earth-comet encounters of the Space Age. Observers report that the comet’s gaseous green atmosphere now covers a patch of sky as large as the full Moon–and it is growing larger. On Dec. 16th, Comet 46P/Wirtanenwill approach Earth less than 11.5 million km away–making it one…

Holistic, network approach to life science needed to solve systemic environmental problems

Biting my tongue.  Biting my tongue.  Biting my tongue~ctm From Eurekalert Public Release: 30-Nov-2018 International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis Achieving a sustainable world will require a paradigm shift in the way we approach life sciences and ecology, according to a new book cowritten by IIASA researcher Brian Fath, with a focus on a holistic,…