(University of Delaware) Similar to the election needle and the stock market index, scientists have developed a new tracking system to detect danger to rainforests around the world. The data to build the index was culled from advanced satellite measurements of climate and vegetation of each tropical region on Earth.
Left to its own devices, nature is an artwork of balance and cycles. Carbon dioxide, for example — the most abundant global warming gas — produced by the likes of oceans, erupting volcanoes and decomposing life, is absorbed by forests…
William Martínez, who as a child worked on a sugarcane plantation in rural Nicaragua, learned the hard way what many in the US and Canada are now realising: that rising temperatures are costing lives and livelihoods. Martínez, along with fellow…
(University at Buffalo) Scientists from the U.S. and South Africa are launching a campaign to map marine, freshwater, and terrestrial species and ecosystems in one of Earth’s biodiversity hotspots: the Greater Cape Floristic Region at the southwestern edge of South Africa.
Scientists say under RCP 8.5 scenario, a temperature increase of about 4.3 degrees Celsius by 2100 relative to pre-industrial temperature may happen
The scoping study will be conducted over three years and analyse impact up till 2050
(City University of Hong Kong) The State Key Laboratory of Marine Pollution (SKLMP) at City University of Hong Kong (CityU) has been endorsed by the United Nations (UN) to initiate a ten-year ‘Global Estuaries Monitoring (GEM)’ Programme to collect and study environmental pollutants in the estuaries of major cities around the globe so as to formulate a long-term policy of promoting clean estuaries.
(Institute for Basic Science) A new study published in the journal Science Advances by an international research team from the IBS Center for Climate Physics, Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology and other centers uncovers a new mechanism linking climate trend in Antarctica to rainfall occurrences in the tropics.
Written by AZoCleantechJun 21 2021 In the last few decades, sea-level rise combined with waves, tides and storm surges has increased the overtopping of artificial and natural coastal protection by almost 50%. The finding was revealed by an international study coordinated by…
(Institut de recherche pour le développement) The combination of sea level rise, tides, storm surge and waves has increased the overtopping of natural and artificial coastal protection by nearly 50% in the last two decades. This revelation comes from an international study coordinated by IRD, involving international partners . The study was published in the prestigious scientific journal Nature Communications on June 18th 2021.