Category: Ranga Myneni

Green Heart of Africa Turning Brown

April 25th, 2014 in 2014, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, Ranga Myneni, RESEARCH @ BU 0 comments

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Africa’s Congo rainforest, the second-largest tropical rainforest in the world, has lost its much greenness over the past decade, a new analysis of satellite data shows…

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“Previous research used the satellite-measured vegetation greenness to investigate the effects of two severe short-term droughts in the Amazon rainforest, while little attention has been paid to African rainforest due the lack of ground measurements.”

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Why climate change is good for the world

October 17th, 2013 in 2013, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, Ranga Myneni 0 comments

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Climate change has done more good than harm so far and is likely to continue doing so for most of this century…

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Canada’s north greening as world gets warmer

March 13th, 2013 in 2013, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, GlobalPost, Newsmakers, Ranga Myneni, RESEARCH @ BU 0 comments

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The northern part of the world is going green according to a new study…

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“Higher northern latitudes are getting warmer, arctic sea ice and the duration of snow cover are diminishing, the growing season is getting longer and plants are growing more.”

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Some Resilience Seen in Northern and Tropical Flora in a Warming Climate

March 11th, 2013 in 2013, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, Ranga Myneni, RESEARCH @ BU 0 comments

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Separate comprehensive studies published in the last couple of days in Nature Climate Change and Nature Geoscience find that from the northern tundra to the tropical forests, plant communities are showing substantial capacity to tolerate global warming…

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“Higher northern latitudes are getting warmer, Arctic sea ice and the duration of snow cover are diminishing, the growing season is getting longer and plants are growing more.”

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Amplified Greenhouse Effect Shifts North’s Growing Seasons

March 10th, 2013 in 2013, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, Ranga Myneni, RESEARCH @ BU, Science News 0 comments

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Vegetation growth at Earth’s northern latitudes increasingly resembles lusher latitudes to the south, according to a NASA-funded study based on a 30-year record of land surface and newly improved satellite data sets…

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“Higher northern latitudes are getting warmer, Arctic sea ice and the duration of snow cover are diminishing, the growing season is getting longer and plants are growing more. In the north’s Arctic and boreal areas, the characteristics of the seasons are changing, leading to great disruptions for plants and related ecosystems.”

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Study finds climate change is making Arctic seasons more like south

March 10th, 2013 in 2013, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, Ranga Myneni, RESEARCH @ BU 0 comments

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Newly published research says climate change has already altered seasons in the Arctic to make them more like southern regions…

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“In any given year, you start with a horizontal line that’s the temperature profile of the equatorial regions. Gradually, you build up a bell shape as you go further north.”

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How Fossil Fuels Have Greened the Planet

January 5th, 2013 in 2013, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, Ranga Myneni, Wall Street Journal 0 comments

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Did you know that the Earth is getting greener, quite literally?…

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Europe loses sight of Earth

April 24th, 2012 in 2012, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Nature, Newsmakers, Ranga Myneni 0 comments

Nature
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With hopes fading fast for the crippled Earth-observing satellite Envisat, researchers are warning that delays to its replacements will leave Europe lacking vital monitoring data for years to come…

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