study of materials for tropical climate characteristics

study: north pole once was tropical

'it's the first time we've looked at the arctic, and man, it was a big surprise to us,' said study co-author kathryn moran, an oceanographer at the university of rhode island. 'it's a new look to

extinction of lemurs would have huge implications for

an animal that could hold the key to life-threatening human diseases is on the verge of extinction, researchers say. nearly all of the world's lemurs reside in madagascar, an island nation off the

study: cut global warming, save lives

the calculations of lives saved were based on computer models that looked at pollution-caused illnesses in certain cities. the figures are also based on the world making dramatic changes in daily

study: northerners are hot stuff

people native to the far north evolved to produce more heat in their cells, a new study says. the researchers suggest this change is a climate-driven effect.

weather forcasters, are they true or false?

the study of chaos helps, but that definitively proves that even if we could empirically measure human effects, one missing minute factor could change the entire picture.

unexpected role of climate in bringing plague to medieval

a new study monday in the american journal of tropical medicine and hygiene found that land conversion for crops in east africa had doubled the numbers of rodents infested with plague-carrying fleas.

planet earth in peril

fossil fuel consumption and carbon emissions continued to rise in the 1990s, particularly in asia and north america, according to the study. signs of climate change linked to global warming were

tropical storms shifting paths; impact of climate change

as climate changes, fluctuating wind patterns could cause tropical storms to move toward or away from coastlines, for instance. and the study didn't examine landfall, where storms do the most damage.

study: forget all you know about sex

professor kaye wellings of the london school of hygiene and tropical medicines and her colleagues analyzed data from 59 countries worldwide. experts say data gleaned from the study will be useful

what makes a wine 'dry?'

take, for example, a taut, austere sauvignon blanc from sancerre in france, and a plush, tropical one from new zealand. same grape, completely different wine. same grape, completely different wine. hotter climates, especially in the new world i.e., not europe can be perceived as fruity because of the ripeness level the grapes are able to achieve before fermentation.

global warming may create new climates

some climates may disappear from earth entirely, not just from their current locations, while new climates could develop if the planet continues to warm, a study says. such changes would endanger

does global warming mean fewer hurricanes?

global warming could reduce how many hurricanes hit the united states, according to a new federal study that clashes with other research. the new study is the latest in a contentious scientific

climate change impact seen on 24 weird weather cases, noaa

an annual report released thursday by the national oceanic and atmospheric administration found climate change was a factor, however small or large, in 24 of 30 strange weather events.

borneo orangutans critically endangered and dying fast

the most dramatic declines were found in areas where tropical forests were cut down and converted to plantations for palm oil, which is used in a vast array of consumer products, and for timber.

world's rivers losing their flow

the flow of water in the world's largest rivers has declined over the past half-century, with significant changes found in about a third of the big rivers. an analysis of 925 major rivers from

global warming-hurricane link questioned

global warming isn't to blame for the recent jump in hurricanes in the atlantic, concludes a study by a prominent federal scientist whose position has shifted on the subject.

study: earth in for a 'wild ride'

the world especially the mediterranean region, brazil and the western united states will likely suffer more extended droughts, heavy rainfalls and longer heat waves over the next century

new study finds earth's marine life is at risk due to

the study comes on the heels of a report published by australian climate experts that warned human civilization faces 'an existential risk' from climate change by 2050.