Rising sea temperatures threaten Atlantic populations of Bulwer’s petrels

Science of The Total Environment (2022). DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2022.157352″ width=”800″ height=”395″/> Graphical abstract. Credit: Science of The Total Environment (2022). DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2022.157352 The impact of the rise in sea temperatures predicted by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) could affect the survival of the North Atlantic populations of Bulwer’s petrel in the Azores, Canary Islands … Read more

New technique to measure temperatures in combustion flames could lead to cleaner biofuels

Science Advances (2022). DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.abm7947″ width=”800″ height=”530″/> Measured and simulated krypton number densities in a sooting methane/air flame. (A) A photograph of the flame sized to the same spatial scale as (B). (B) Image plots of experimental (left) and simulated (right) krypton number densities throughout the flame. (C) Radial profiles of krypton number density at … Read more

Temperatures across the country are rising, and heat officers might be able to help

Credit: CC0 Public Domain For most of his career, David Hondula worked as a professor and environmental science researcher at Arizona State University studying the impact of the changing climate. Now, he is on the front lines for Phoenix putting what he knows into practice. Nearly a year ago, Hondula was hired by the city … Read more

New evidence that water separates into two different liquids at low temperatures

Credit: CC0 Public Domain A new kind of “phase transition” in water was first proposed 30 years ago in a study by researchers from Boston University. Because the transition has been predicted to occur at supercooled conditions, however, confirming its existence has been a challenge. That’s because at these low temperatures, water really does not … Read more

Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter finds lunar pits harbor comfortable temperatures

This is a spectacular high-Sun view of the Mare Tranquillitatis pit crater revealing boulders on an otherwise smooth floor. This image from LRO’s Narrow Angle Camera is 400 meters (1,312 feet) wide, north is up. Credit: NASA/Goddard/Arizona State University NASA-funded scientists have discovered shaded locations within pits on the Moon that always hover around a … Read more

Can infrastructure and tourism endure triple-digit temperatures, extreme weather during ‘danger season’?

Samuel Munoz, Assistant Professor in the Department of Marine & Environmental Sciences, says, “We’re going to keep breaking records.” Credit: Alyssa Stone/Northeastern University Elizabeth O’Connell of Northeastern University-London worked through Britain’s record breaking heat wave Tuesday at home with her curtains closed and a Dyson fan at her side. “Regular cold showers are a must,” … Read more

Novel multi-proton carrier complex as an efficient proton conductor at high temperatures

develop a highly symmetric ruthenium (III) complex with six imidazole-imidazolate groups for efficient high-temperature proton conduction in fuel cells. Credit: Tokyo University of Science As the world is moving towards more environment-friendly and sustainable sources of energy, fuel cells are receiving a lot of attention. The main advantage of fuel cells is that they use … Read more

Borrowed gene helps maize adapt to high elevations, cold temperatures

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Researchers at North Carolina State University show that an important gene in maize called HPC1 modulates certain chemical processes that contribute to flowering time, and has its origins in “teosinte mexicana,” a precursor to modern-day corn that grows wild in the highlands of Mexico . The findings provide insight into plant … Read more

Most major US cities are underprepared for rising temperatures

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain This month, Denver, Las Vegas and Phoenix all posted record high temperatures. And across the nation, Americans are ramping up for a scorching summer. Yet despite more frequent and intense heat waves on the horizon, cities are underprepared to deal with the challenge, according to a UCLA-led research team. Their new … Read more