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09-28-2022
Global warming will produce droughts that persist for years
Rising global temperatures are causing droughts that are both more frequent and longer lasting, posing significant risks to people and ecosystems. New research from the University of East Anglia (UEA) shows that a temperature increase of 1.5°C will lead to dangerous consequences in India, China, Ethiopia, Ghana, Brazil and Egypt.  These six countries were selected for the study because of their contrasting sizes and different levels of development. The countries range from tropical to temperate, with forest, grassland and desert habitats.  The paper, led by Dr. Jeff...
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10-27-2017
Good news! Peatland plants are equipped to survive climate change
Peatland plants play an important role in offsetting harmful carbon...
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10-27-2017
The top 10 documentaries about planet Earth
As environmental issues take center stage in world politics, citizens...
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10-27-2017
Marine reserves thrive more with habitat restoration strategies
Scientists have found that protected marine reserves can help oyster...
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10-26-2017
Climate change in real time: Europe drought matches predictions
Climate change projections had predicted drought conditions in Europe, and...
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10-26-2017
The last Yellowstone eruptions changed the planet
The last time the Yellowstone supervolcano erupted was 63,000 years...
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10-26-2017
Worldwide road building boom costly for the environment
It is projected that by the year 2050, there will...
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10-26-2017
Bamboo lemurs may starve to death due to climate change
Climate change could potentially cause some species who depend on...
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10-26-2017
New tiny chip can help combat methane emissions
Extracting and transporting natural gas inevitably releases methane into the...
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10-26-2017
Ancient oceans were colder than previously thought
A new study has found that ancient ocean temperatures were...
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10-25-2017
Conservation spending works but more could be done
Spending on conservation has been inconsistent throughout the world partly...
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10-25-2017
World’s first tsunami victim discovered after 6,000 years
In one of the deadliest natural disasters ever recorded, the...
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10-25-2017
Why oysters quickly close their shells
Oysters have extremely sensitive hearing and close their shells as...
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