Mussels in the lakes, themselves invasive species, may not be able to outcompete Asian carp for food, as previously thought
Jonathan Overpeck"Biologists obs the spread of invasive Asian carp up the Mississippi River Basin had identified 2 possible barriers— 1 structural, 1 biological—that could keep the nemesis fish from invading the Great Lakes...Climate change may nix the biological one"
Energy companies are marketing a new fuel: 'renewable' natural gas. But it's not the same from a climate change perspective as wind or solar energy.
Jonathan Overpeck"The key issue is that methane isn’t just a fuel – it’s also a potent greenhouse gas that contributes to climate change. Any methane that is manufactured intentionally, whether from biogenic or other sources, will contribute to climate change"
The Sacramento region is preparing for the long-term impacts of the climate crisis when it comes to water supply. Central to the plan is an innovative groundwater storage program with two to three times the space of Folsom Lake.
Jonathan OverpeckDuring good (wet) times, we need to store more water, and there will never be enough dams. Groundwater storage makes sense.
Global warming is turning clear mountain lakes green in the western United States because of an increase in algae blooms "without historical precedent", researchers reported on Tuesday.
Jonathan OverpeckThis is a surprise... and, no a good one: "She noted that the amounts of algae documented in the study would more typically be found in highly polluted areas, such as those prone to agricultural run-off, and not in unsullied mountain environments."
Extreme ocean surface waves with a devastating impact on coastal communities and infrastructure in the Arctic may become larger due to climate change, according to a new study.
Jonathan OverpeckThis has been predicted for some time as sea ice retreats due to warming: "new research projects the annual maximum wave height will get up to two to three times higher than it is now along coastlines in areas of the Arctic"
Arizona’s governor claimed "it’s safe out there." Then coronavirus cases skyrocketed.
Jonathan Overpeck"As bad as Arizona’s coronavirus outbreak seems right now, the state is very likely still undercounting a lot of cases, since it doesn’t have enough testing to pick up all the new infections."
Siberian fires are releasing record amounts of carbon dioxide after months of unseasonably warm temperatures in the Arctic, even surpassing last year's blazes.
Jonathan OverpeckNo surprise - getting worse. "Siberian fires are releasing record amounts of carbon dioxide after months of unseasonably warm temperatures in the Arctic, even surpassing last year's blazes"
Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology filed a lawsuit in District Court in Boston Wednesday morning against the Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, according to University President Lawrence...