A Fallen Rising Star – Eos

With the passing of a veteran scientist, we can afford ourselves the satisfaction of looking back upon a fruitful scientific career; one with a long record of success in expanding the boundaries of our collective knowledge. Losing a young colleague before they hit their stride is a double blow. We are left bereft […]

Impact of rising sea temperatures on marine life — ScienceDaily

Global warming or climate change. It doesn’t matter what you call it. What matters is that right now it is having a direct and dramatic effect on marine environments across our planet. “More immediately pressing than future climate change is the increasing frequency and severity of extreme ‘underwater heatwaves’ that we are already seeing around […]

Study finds rising rates of food insecurity among older adults

From 2007 to 2016, food insecurity–or limited access to nutritious foods because of a lack of financial resources–increased significantly from 5.5% to 12.4% among older US adults, and the increase was more pronounced among individuals with lower income. The findings come from a study published in the Journal of the American Geriatric Society. The study, […]

Neurology patients faced with rising out-of-pocket costs for tests, office visits

MINNEAPOLIS – Just like with drug costs, the amount of money people pay out-of-pocket for diagnostic tests and office visits for neurologic conditions has risen over 15 years, according to a new study published in the December 23, 2020, online issue of issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. The […]

Rising temperatures lead to collapse of intact permafrost soils — ScienceDaily

Around a quarter of the ground in the northern hemisphere is permanently frozen. These areas are estimated to contain about twice as much carbon as the world’s current atmosphere. New research says that these permafrost soils are not only increasingly thawing out as the Earth becomes warmer, but also releasing that carbon, which accelerates the […]

Will Rising Temperatures Make Rice Too Toxic?

Rice feeds about half the world, but it is vulnerable to rising temperatures. Increased heat boosts the arsenic uptake from soil to rice plants, perhaps to toxic levels for infants. A new analysis presented at AGU’s virtual Fall Meeting 2020 revealed the root cause of this potentially poisonous transfer, providing another clue for […]

A Floating Buoy Fleet Could Help Scientists Track Rising Seas

As climate warms, thermal expansion of seawater and meltwater from ice over land that flows into the ocean both cause sea level rise, potentially threatening coastal communities and fragile coastal ecosystems. Rising sea levels therefore provide a way to measure climate change. Both local and global predictions of this rise rely on accurate […]

Animals are finding surprising ways to adapt to rising temperatures

A third of the world’s species could go extinct in 50 years due to climate change’s increased temperatures, researchers from the University of Arizona have found. (Alex Strachan from Pixabay/) At this point, the science is clear that sooner than later, we’ll have to say goodbye to a lot of animals and plant species around […]

Satellite to track rising seas as climate warms

Sentinel-6 is set to be hoisted into a low-Earth 1,300-kilometre (800-mile) orbit by a Space X Falcon 9 rocket from California on Saturday An Earth-observation satellite developed by European and US space agencies set to lift off Saturday will measure sea level rise, tracking changes threatening to disrupt tens of millions of lives within a […]