Joanne Chory

Biologist Creating Super Plants To Combat Climate Change

Guest essay by Eric Worrall This is the only climate technology which really frightens me. This scientist thinks she has the key to curb climate change: super plants Adam Popescu in La Jolla, CaliforniaTue 16 Apr 2019 20.00 AEST Dr Joanne Chory hopes that genetic modifications to enhance plants’ natural carbon-fixing traits could play a key role…

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NoHype Weather -April Snowstorms: The Rule, Not the Exception

By Chris Martz  Last week, the Great Plains and upper Midwest were pummeled with a late-season blizzard. A wide swath of 10 to 20+ inches of snow buried parts of Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota, Minnesota, and Wisconsin, with the highest totals in the 20 to 30 inch range centered in far western Minnesota, and much…

El Niño Conditions Persist in the Pacific Ocean

An El Niño that began to form last fall has matured and is now fully entrenched across the Pacific Ocean. Changes in sea surface temperatures (SSTs) brought about by an El Niño affect the atmosphere, resulting in distinctive changes in the rainfall pattern across the Pacific Basin. These changes show up as anomalies or deviations…

Could climate change cause infertility?

University of Lincoln The scientific community has long held an understanding about the effect of temperature on sperm production in mammals, but this new study sheds light on how spermatogenesis in insects is hampered at extreme temperatures. In the new scientific paper, published in the Journal of Evolutionary Biology, and an academic letter recently published…