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Researchers found that the atmosphere and ocean pushing on each other is important in creating the climate on the tropical Pacific.
In practice, the new warning system could help policymakers make decisions for how their population can stay healthy during extreme heat.
Researchers at UW–Madison's Space Science and Engineering Center are delivering up-to-the minute satellite data to NASA to assist efforts tracking and monitoring wildfires.
A visual tour of 100 acres of land being restored and conserved by UW–Madison's Susan and Steve Carpenter.
Lower consumption of beef, dairy, chicken, pork, and eggs accounted for more than 75% of the observed diet-related carbon dioxide savings during the study period.
Team members are forming a company and actively seeking additional funding from venture capitalists and other sources.
Building upon previous work, researchers are revising their understanding of the relationship between Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation and freshwater from melting polar ice.
The latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report urges immediate action to limit greenhouse gas emissions in all sectors of the economy, including energy, transportation, construction, manufacturing and agriculture.
During another time in which Earth warmed rapidly in conjunction with a spike in atmospheric carbon similar to our modern climate, seawater temperature and chemical changes decimated an important piece of the food web in the tropical Pacific Ocean.
A new UW–Madison study has implications for predicting coral reef survival and developing mitigation strategies against having their bony skeletons weakened by ocean acidification.
“For many, many lakes, they are a very serious problem,” says Grace Wilkinson of the UW–Madison Center for Limnology. “But algal blooms are not getting worse everywhere."
The online workbook integrates existing science curriculum subjects — such as heat, light, energy, and acids and bases — into a discussion of the properties and effects of greenhouse gases.
The research suggests that humanity’s dominant influence on ecosystems that is so visible today has its origin in the earliest civilizations and the rise of agriculture, deforestation and other ways our species has influenced the landscape.
The finding has important implications for the way we approach invasive species control and management, researchers say.
If actions similar to the Wisconsin utility's plan were also taken around the world, the researchers say, "it would be effective at keeping the planet under 1.5 degrees warming.”
More than 430,000 cell network transceivers covering approximately 85 million people are in areas the U.S. Forest Service considers at moderate or high wildfire risk.