Ecology

Bigger storms ahead

We use cookies to give you the best experience possible. By continuing we’ll assume you’re on board with our cookie policy For the past 40 years – as far back as satellite records show – the frequency and intensity of tropical cyclones has remained relatively stable – about 90 of these storms spin through the […]

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Modern humans born from climate change: study

We use cookies to give you the best experience possible. By continuing we’ll assume you’re on board with our cookie policy Early human evolution was driven by short pulses of rapid environmental change in East Africa, according to new research from academics at UCL and The University of Manchester. The study, which is published in […]

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The ‘carbon footprint’ of power generation

We use cookies to give you the best experience possible. By continuing we’ll assume you’re on board with our cookie policy We are all aware of global warming; but fewer of us realise what exactly the notorious ‘carbon footprint’ implies. Prakash Nayak, chairman, IET Power Panel explains, outlining activities which generate the biggest and smallest carbon footprints […]

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Carbon capture and storage likely to cause earthquakes

We use cookies to give you the best experience possible. By continuing we’ll assume you’re on board with our cookie policy Carbon capture and storage, or CCS, is a major component of the world’s greenhouse gas reduction strategy. Involving injecting and storing carbon dioxidein underground geologic reservoirs, the method is used at several oil and […]

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Deforestation of sandy soils a greater threat to climate change

We use cookies to give you the best experience possible. By continuing we’ll assume you’re on board with our cookie policy Deforestation may have far greater consequences for climate change in some soils than in others, according to new research led by Yale University scientists – a finding that could provide critical insights into which […]

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Multiple metrics of climate change reveal unappreciated impacts on biodiversity

We use cookies to give you the best experience possible. By continuing we’ll assume you’re on board with our cookie policy Scientists use climate change metrics, such as changes in seasonality or the emergence of new climates, to predict how climate change will impact biodiversity levels. These climate change metrics are typically studied in isolation, […]

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Stanford University pledges divestment from coal companies

We use cookies to give you the best experience possible. By continuing we’ll assume you’re on board with our cookie policy Stanford University, yesterday became the wealthiest US university to pledge divestment from coal companies. The Stanford Board of Trustees decided to bar direct investments of endowment funds in publicly traded coal companies, according to […]

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Promising solution to plastic pollution: bioplastic made from shrimp shells

We use cookies to give you the best experience possible. By continuing we’ll assume you’re on board with our cookie policy For many people, ”plastic” is a one-word analog for environmental disaster. It is made from precious petroleum, after all, and once discarded in landfills and oceans, it takes centuries to degrade. Then came apparent […]

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11 Asian governments pledge to save the ”Ghost of the Mountain”

We use cookies to give you the best experience possible. By continuing we’ll assume you’re on board with our cookie policy The Kyrgyz Republic and representatives from 11 Central and South Asian countries made a historic pledge to protect and conserve snow leopards and their habitat in the high-mountain landscapes of Asia. Joined by conservation […]

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China worried as smog virtually shuts down major city

We use cookies to give you the best experience possible. By continuing we’ll assume you’re on board with our cookie policy Choking smog all but shut down one of northeastern China’s largest cities on Monday, in a harbinger of what could happen in other developing countries like India with a single-minded focus on industrial growth. […]

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India calls for public funding of $15-bn global climate fund

We use cookies to give you the best experience possible. By continuing we’ll assume you’re on board with our cookie policy India has called for majority funding of the proposed $15-billion Green Climate Fund by public financing in grant terms even as several countries are emphasising private sector investment and climate investment as panacea for […]

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Air pollution killing 3.3 mn people a year study

We use cookies to give you the best experience possible. By continuing we’ll assume you’re on board with our cookie policy Air contaminated with pollutants such as ozone and tiny particles could cause the premature death of about 6.6 million people a year by 2050 if nothing is done to improve air quality, scientists warned […]

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How clouds get their brightness

We use cookies to give you the best experience possible. By continuing we’ll assume you’re on board with our cookie policy How clouds form and how they help set the temperature of the earth are two of the big remaining questions in climate research. Now, a study of clouds over the world’s remotest ocean shows […]

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Discovery provides insights on how plants respond to elevated CO2 Levels

We use cookies to give you the best experience possible. By continuing we’ll assume you’re on board with our cookie policy Biologists at University of California, San Diego (UC San Diego) have solved a long-standing mystery concerning the way plants reduce the numbers of their breathing pores in response to rising carbon dioxide levels in […]

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What reasons do Dunlap and Catton give for the neglect of the physical environment in mainstream sociology

We use cookies to give you the best experience possible. By continuing we’ll assume you’re on board with our cookie policy There is a problem with the way humans interact and view their environment. This problem causes mankind to neglect, abuse and manipulate their surroundings with little or no regard for the consequences. Obviously, this […]

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