A new study, led by researchers at Princeton, unpacks income and racial disparities in energy use across neighborhoods and offers a roadmap for cities to reduce both carbon emissions and energy inequality.
CO2 emissions in Los Angeles and the Washington DC/Baltimore regions fell roughly 33% in April of 2020 compared with previous years, as roads emptied and economic activity slowed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new study in Geophysical Research Letters led by NIST and NASA. But while the emissions reductions are significant, the method that scientists used to measure them may have the greater long-term impact.
Many contemporary political conflicts are between those who would prioritize the needs of local or national communities and those with a more universal outlook. According to a new study by IASS researcher Silvia Weko, this split between 'communitarian' and 'cosmopolitan' Europeans is also evident in their attitudes towards European climate policy. Achieving climate neutrality without exacerbating societal divisions within and between countries will require the EU to strike a careful balance.
Carbon loss in Canadian peatland is projected to increase by 103 per cent under a high emission scenario, according to new research led by scientists from the University of Waterloo.
Ural (Russia) paleontologists were fortunate enough to discover pierced skull of a Pleistocene small cave bear. It was found at Imanay Cave. It is the largest deposit of the remains of a small cave bear in the world.
Antarctica has experienced significant temperature changes, especially since the last glacial period. An international collaboration including scientists from the CNRS1 has now challenged previously accepted estimates of these variations, using new measurements published on June 4, 2021 in Science. Their study highlights differences in behavior between East and West Antarctica, connected in particular to differing variations in their altitude.
The first double-blind experiment analysing the role of human decision-making in climate reconstructions has found that it can lead to substantially different results.
Fewer than ten common bacterial taxa are responsible for the majority of soil carbon cycling, a team led by researchers at Northern Arizona University announced. The study, which used a technique quantitative stable isotope probing, identified several soil microbial groups that play an outsized role in carbon processing and CO2 release, and suggests that communities found in wild soil may contain functional redundancies.
Concerned youths on Monday deliver an ocean policy vision for policy-makers to address the declining state of the world's ocean. A carbon neutral economy, preserving biodiversity, achieving sustainable seafood production, and reforming ocean governance are the four fundamental pillars supporting policy recommendations debuted in the Global Blue New Deal, an ocean policy framework built around crowd-sourced youth priorities.
The life of the microscopic algae that inhabit snow at high elevations is still relatively unknown. Researchers from the CNRS, CEA, Météo-France, INRAE and the l'Université Grenoble Alpes have therefore created the ALPALGA consortium to study this little-known world, threatened by global warming. Scientists will publish their initial results in Frontiers in Plant Science on June 7, 2021, describing for the first time the distribution of dozens of mountain microalgae species according to elevation.