Posts tagged with "climate change"

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Lawrence Livermore research finds early Mesoamericans affected by climate change

Jan. 27, 2015 -  
Scientists have reconstructed the past climate for the region around Cantona, a large fortified city in highland Mexico, and found the population drastically declined in the past, at least in part because of climate change. The research appears in the online edition of the Proceedings of the...
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Top 10 science and technology stories of 2014

Dec. 17, 2014 -  
In 2014, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) built on a 62-year tradition of translating basic science into technologies that ensure national security, address pressing real world problems and expand the boundaries of fundamental science. The top stories of the year are a reflection of...
For article California to experience more droughts, wildfires in the future

California to experience more droughts, wildfires in the future

May 7, 2014 -  
California will experience increased heat, drought and insect outbreaks and more wildfires, according to a new report released Tuesday by the White House. The National Climate Assessment report also explains how California will have to deal with declining water supplies, reduced agricultural yields...
For article Change in Pacific nitrogen content tied to climate change

Change in Pacific nitrogen content tied to climate change

Dec. 15, 2013 -  
Using deep sea corals gathered near the Hawaiian Islands, a Lawrence Livermore scientist, in collaboration with UC Santa Cruz colleagues, has determined that a long-term shift in nitrogen content in the Pacific Ocean has occurred as a result of climate change. Overall nitrogen fixation in the North...
For article LLNL scientists find precipitation, global warming link

LLNL scientists find precipitation, global warming link

Nov. 11, 2013 -  
The rain in Spain may lie mainly on the plain, but the location and intensity of that rain is changing not only in Spain but around the globe. A new study by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory scientists shows that observed changes in global (ocean and land) precipitation are directly affected...
For article LLNL wins four tech transfer regional awards

LLNL wins four tech transfer regional awards

Nov. 1, 2013 -  
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has again received recognition this year for its work to move breakthrough technologies into the commercial marketplace. Livermore researchers and tech transfer professionals garnered four awards in the Federal Laboratory Consortium's (FLC) Far West...
For article Former Lawrence Fellow David Lobell receives MacArthur fellowship

Former Lawrence Fellow David Lobell receives MacArthur fellowship

Sept. 30, 2013 -  
Former Lawrence Fellow David Lobell , who has done groundbreaking work on the agricultural impacts of climate change, has received a MacArthur fellowship. He is among 24 individuals honored this year by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation , which recognizes exceptionally creative...
For article Lawrence Livermore study finds human activity affects vertical structure of atmospheric temperature

Lawrence Livermore study finds human activity affects vertical structure of atmospheric temperature

Sept. 17, 2013 -  
Human influences have directly impacted the latitude/altitude pattern of atmospheric temperature. That is the conclusion of a new report by scientists from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and six other scientific institutions. The research compares multiple satellite records of atmospheric...
For article Guilderson takes the guess work out of climate change

Guilderson takes the guess work out of climate change

May 30, 2012 -  
Climate change and the carbon cycle are tied so closely that geochemist Tom Guilderson can study an isotope of carbon and find out how the climate has varied in the past, how rapidly it changed and the external and internal factors that may have affected it. That was the subject of Guilderson's...
For article Increased production of smelly sulfur compound in Southern Ocean tied to climate change

Increased production of smelly sulfur compound in Southern Ocean tied to climate change

June 23, 2011 -  
LIVERMORE, Calif. -- An organic compound that smells like cabbage and has been called the "smell of the sea" could be more sensitive to global climate change than commonly believed. In a recent report, a Livermore researcher, along with colleagues from Los Alamos and Oak Ridge national laboratories...