Year 12 | 01 April 2020 | TO ENTER | TO REGISTER


Study predicts salt marshes will persist despite rising seas

The low-lying zone of salt-tolerant plants first and most impacted by rising waters—is where dynamic feedbacks operate most effectively to counter the increase in water levels

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Stanford researchers seek least destructive balance of agriculture vs. forests

Scientists show that deforestation can have vastly different impacts. For example, clearing intact forest can damage biodiversity and carbon storage up to four times more than clearing forest edges

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Risks from extreme weather are significant and increasing

Human societies are not resilient to extreme weather, according to a new report released by the Royal Society

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Variations in ice sheet height influence global climate

The researchers found that the climate effects in the simulations that considered both freshwater influx and changing topography were not simply the sum of the climate effects of each component considered separately

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Does it help conservation to put a price on nature?

Assigning an economic value to the benefits which nature provides might not always promote the conservation of biodiversity, and in some cases may lead to species loss and conflict, argues a University of Cambridge researcher

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Global efforts to protect 500 million farmers from climate change

Climate summit launches efforts toward food security for 9 billion people by 2050. More than 20 Governments, 30 organizations and companies announced they would join the newly launched Global Alliance for Climate-Smart Agriculture

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Study reveals economic impact of El Niño

El Niño has a significant impact on the world and local economies - and not always for the worst - and countries should plan ahead to mitigate its effects, according to a new Working Paper from the University of Cambridge

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High CO2 levels cause warming in the tropics

Higher concentrations of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere cause warming not only at high latitudes but also across tropical regions

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Sugar can is the future of the biofuel crops

New research demonstrates the high carbon costs of converting intact Brazilian savanna compared to the carbon gains obtained from converting underutilized pastureland for biofuel crops

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Invasive alien species: "The damage and costs continue to increase"

The Asian hornet, which first appeared in France in 2004,has been known to attack people and prey on native honeybee species

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Biofuels could not help climate change

Using corn crop residue to make ethanol and other biofuels reduces soil carbon and can generate more greenhouse gases than gasoline,

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