Topic: Climate change

Corals Already Adapting to Global Warming, Scientists Say

June 25, 2015
A diver surveys temperature-tolerant corals in the Great Barrier Reef

Some coral populations already have genetic variants necessary to tolerate warm ocean waters, and humans can help to spread these genes, a team of scientists has found.

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CO2 Increase Can Intensify Future Droughts in Tropics

March 13, 2015

AUSTIN, Texas  A new study suggests that increases in atmospheric CO2 could intensify extreme droughts in tropical and subtropical regions such as Australia, the southwest and central United States, and southern Amazonia at much a faster rate than previously anticipated, explains University of Texas at Austin professor Rong Fu in a commentary in the March 13 edition of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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A 3-D View of the Greenland Ice Sheet Opens Window on Ice History

Jan. 23, 2015

Scientists using ice-penetrating radar data collected by NASA's Operation IceBridge and earlier airborne campaigns have built the first comprehensive map of layers deep inside the Greenland Ice Sheet, opening a window on past climate conditions and the ice sheet's potentially perilous future.

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Spike in Sea Turtle Rescues Linked to Warming Gulf Waters

Oct. 9, 2014

WHAT: Rehabilitated Sea Turtle Release

WHEN: 11 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 11
(The morning that the ABC program "Sea Rescue" features Texas sea turtles rescued by the University of Texas Marine Science Institute)

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Too Hot to Exercise? New Research Links Obesity to Temperature and Humidity

June 25, 2014

If you live in the South and have trouble exercising during the muggy summer months, you're not alone. New research by researchers at The University of Texas at Austin has found that adults are less physically active and more obese in counties where summers are hot, especially if they are also humid or rainy.

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