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U.S. response to climate change

A comprehensive national response to climate change should be informed by reliable data coordinated through climate services and a greenhouse gas monitoring and management system to provide timely information tailored to decision makers at all levels.



Climate change doubters found wanting

The small number of scientists who are unconvinced that human beings have contributed significantly to climate change have far less expertise and prominence in climate research compared with scientists who are convinced, according to a study.



Coral can recover from climate change damage

A study by the University of Exeter provides the first evidence that coral reefs can recover from the devastating effects of climate change.



Controversial new climate change results

New data show that the balance between the airborne and the absorbed fraction of carbon dioxide has stayed approximately constant since 1850, despite emissions of carbon dioxide having risen.



Climate change linked to California droughts

California experienced centuries-long droughts in the past 20,000 years that coincided with the thawing of ice caps in the Arctic, according to a new study.



Climate change and coral spawning

What's the point of setting up marine reserves to protect coral reefs from pollution, ship groundings and overfishing if climate change could cause far more damage?



Do dust particles curb climate change?

Scientists report that the interaction between aerosols, clouds and precipitation is strongly dependent on factors that have not been adequately researched up to now.



New type of cancerous genetic change

Scientists have discovered that a novel genetic alteration - a second copy of an entire gene - is a cause of familial chordoma, an uncommon form of cancer arising in bones and frequently affecting the nervous system.



Is trash the solution to tackling climate change?

Converting the trash that fills the world's landfills into biofuel may be the answer to both the growing energy crisis and to tackling carbon emissions, claim scientists in Singapore and Switzerland.



Birds respond to climate change

If the climate is not quite right, birds will up and move rather than stick around and sweat it out, according to a new study led by biologists at the University of California.



Climate change spells a global health catastrophe

Scientists warn that failure to agree radical cuts in carbon dioxide emissions at the UN climate change conference in Copenhagen this December spells a global health catastrophe.



Climate change will lead to less ultraviolet radiation

Physicists have discovered that changes in the Earth's ozone layer due to climate change will reduce the amount of ultraviolet radiation in northern high latitude regions.



New emphases in Arctic climate change research

Much of circumpolar Arctic research focuses on the physical, direct changes resulting from climate warming such as sea ice retreat and temperature increases.



Biotechnology: When Proteins Change Partners

Scientists have illuminated how competition between proteins enhances combinatorial diversity during ubiquitination - the process that marks proteins for destruction.



How cells change gears

Researchers moved closer to unlocking the mystery of how human cells switch from proliferation mode to specialisation mode.



Climate change and infectious disease

A new review argues that climate change may have a negligible effect on pathogens or even reduce their ranges. The paper has sparked debate in the ecological community.



Electronic submission standards: opening the door to change

Outsourcing the management of submission software and related services could be the key to the dynamism and agility pharmaceutical companies now crave, says Gilbert Kampfner.



Change from high-fat diet can increase stress

Researchers find that mice withdrawn from high-fat or high-carbohydrates diets became anxious and showed changes in their brains indicating higher stress levels.



Resistance to change continues

There has been a dramatic shift in the drug discovery industry in recent years, with computing power and informatics becoming an integral part of the discovery and development process.



New colour change technique offers custom coding and marking

Combining chemistry, substrate conversion and laser energy, Sherwood Technology has developed a new technique for the marking and coding of packaging.



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