Stories indexed under: Climate change
- New techniques sharpen climate record found in fossil shells Oct. 18, 2013 Locked inside the fossil shells of a marine plankton are the secrets of past climate.
- Report examines sensitivity of coastal areas to climate change Aug. 7, 2013 A new study of the nation’s coastal areas and surrounding communities examines the potential risks that these areas would face from a changing climate.
- Delving into a climate puzzle with the push of a button July 10, 2013 As University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate student Jen Kaiser settles into life in Smyrna, Tenn., this summer, her days develop a rhythm. She wakes up early, checks the weather forecast, and heads to Sewart Air Force Base.
- Understanding the past and predicting the future by looking across space and time May 23, 2013 Studying complex systems like ecosystems can get messy, especially when trying to predict how they interact with other big unknowns like climate change.
- Decline in snow cover spells trouble for many plants, animals May 6, 2013 For plants and animals forced to tough out harsh winter weather, the coverlet of snow that blankets the north country is a refuge, a stable beneath-the-snow habitat that gives essential respite from biting winds and subzero temperatures.
- Filmmaker, glaciologist, artist to receive honorary degrees May 17 April 23, 2013 Honorary degrees will be bestowed on three individuals considered to be pioneers in their fields at UW–Madison commencement in May. One is a groundbreaking documentary filmmaker, another is a trailblazing glaciologist, and the third is a world-renowned glass artist.
- Thin clouds drove Greenland’s record-breaking 2012 ice melt April 3, 2013 If the sheet of ice covering Greenland were to melt in its entirety tomorrow, global sea levels would rise by 24 feet.
- Publication tells how climate change data affect natural resource decisions Feb. 26, 2013 A wide array of natural and human systems are feeling the effects of Wisconsin's changing climate. But the state is adapting in a variety of ways to a warmer, wetter climate that is projected to see more frequent droughts, heat waves and heavy rainfalls by mid-century.
- In the eastern U.S., spring flowers keep pace with warming climate Jan. 16, 2013 Using the meticulous phenological records of two iconic American naturalists, Henry David Thoreau and Aldo Leopold, scientists have demonstrated that native plants in the eastern United States are flowering as much as a month earlier in response to a warming climate.