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Monday, June 20th, 2016

International Team Investigating Marine Species Adaptation

CHARLOTTE, NC- Animals can adapt to their environment through changes to their DNA, but more recently, research has shown that non-genetic components may be important, too. UNC Charlotte biological sciences professor Adam Reitzel is leading an international team to investigate how epigenetic regulations and microbial communities are influencing the adaptation of coastal marine species to

Friday, March 18th, 2016

Plants’ Ability to Adapt Could Change Conventional Wisdom on Climate Change

MINNEAPOLIS/ST.PAUL, March 16, 2016—Plants speed up their respiratory metabolism as temperatures rise, leading to a long-held concern that as climate warms the elevated carbon release from a ramped-up metabolism could flip global forests from a long-term carbon sink to a carbon source, further accelerating climate change. However, a new University of Minnesota study with more

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

Extreme Weather Driving Countries to Adapt to Climate Change

COPENHAGEN, Oct. 14, 2014—Adapting to climate change has reached the political agenda in most European countries, according to the most comprehensive analysis of adaptation in Europe published to date. Extreme weather events and EU policies were the most common reasons for beginning to address adaptation.

Monday, June 30th, 2014

EPA Releases New Policy Statement on Climate Change Adaptation

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today released a new policy statement on climate change adaptation to help the nation prepare for and respond to the impacts of a changing climate.  The policy commits the Agency to work with states, tribes, and local communities to increase their resilience to extreme weather events and prepare for the