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Contributor(s): Marta Jarzyna
One way species adapt to changing climatic conditions is by moving their geographic ranges in the direction of changing climatic niches, usually to either higher latitude or elevations. Successful range shifts, however, are contingent upon the ability of a species to migrate to the new,...
Contributor(s): Kevin Lane
Link to Article Reviewed: http://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/wp-content/uploads/122/11/ehp.1206132.alt.pdf Extreme heat events are anticipated to grow in number, intensity and length of duration as the effects of climate change increase over time. Increases in events such as heat waves from climate change...
Contributor(s): Adam Rosenblatt
Predicting the effects of climate change on the structure and function of ecosystems is difficult because most ecosystems are staggeringly complex, with many directly and indirectly interacting animal and plant species. A recent study by Christenson and colleagues attempts to track the effects of...
Contributor(s): Xavier Levine
During winter and spring 2014, waves of unusually cold temperatures hit northeastern regions of North America, noticeably effecting the US economy and hampering growth in the first quarter of 2014 (see CNS news link on a statement by Fed. Chairman Janet Yellen on this topic, here). A number of...
Urban centers have been warming at double the global rate the last half-century. High daily temperatures are associated with increased mortality. Sustained increases in temperatures projected under most climate models represent a significant public health problem that may increase weather-related...
Contributor(s): Srinath Krishnan
A new study considers the complications of projecting impacts on carbon uptake by Earth ecosystems as the planet warms. The synthesis of organic compounds by primary producers from atmospheric or aqueous carbon dioxide is known as primary production. Almost all organisms on Earth directly or...
Contributor(s): Maria Andrea Pinones
The Southern Annular Mode (SAM), the predominant mode of atmospheric variability in the Southern Ocean, has shifted to a positive polarity in recent years, resulting in a poleward displacement and strengthening of the circumpolar westerlies. In some regions of Antarctica, a positive SAM has been...

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