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The world’s coral reefs face an uncertain future in the face of climate change and warming oceans, and scientists have been forced to get creative in conjuring up long-term solutions. Among those is the idea of developing new types of coral that are more resistant to heat, and researchers in Australia are reporting new success in this area through a technique known as “directed evolution.”Continu
Bag manufacturer Peak Design has donated 100% of the profits it made from the launch of its first tripod to charities dealing with the coronavirus response and with climate change. The four-day launch saw the company sell 2265 units of its new Travel Tripod, which generated $218,150.The funds were then split equally between the non-profits Centers for Disease Control Foundation which is assisting
Climate change is altering the living conditions of many species, and the common disease-carrying mosquito Aedes aegypti is no exception. A new study modeling the impact of rising temperatures on suitable habitats for these insects has found such regions are expanding at a steady rate, with the scientists warning the mosquitoes could become common in southern Europe within 10 years.Continue Readi
The Architects Climate Action Network's Save Safe Structural Timber campaign urges the UK government not to ban the use of cross-laminated timber and glulam as it could have a serious environmental impacts. Read more
As the climate continues to warm it is changing the natural environment in all kinds of ways, from "death events" on the Great Barrier Reef to the growth of vegetation in the upper reaches of the Himalayas. A massive study has now revealed global warming is also prompting the spread of wooded plant coverage on the world's savannas and tundras, which spells bad news for the environment.Continue Re
The United Nations and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) have released the Statement on the State of the Global Climate in 2019. This annual report confirms that last year was another record-breaker, continuing a worrying trend that indicates we’re drifting further off-track from meeting the targets of the 2015 Paris Agreement.Continue ReadingCategory: Environment, ScienceTags: Environm
From the Himalayas to the Arctic, global warming is making for longer and drier summer seasons with significant consequences to the landscape. Australia, which just experienced its hottest and driest year on record and was then ravaged by devastating bushfires at its end, is one telling example. A team of researchers taking stock of this alarming trend have crunched the numbers on the Australian
NASA and Air New Zealand have entered a first-of-a-kind agreement that will see the carrier equip one of its Q300 aircraft with special receivers to gather data for environmental monitoring. It is hoped this will assist scientists in better understanding hurricanes and tropical cyclones, but in the longer term help track trends associated with climate change.Continue ReadingCategory: Environment,
A scientist employed by the Dutch government has suggested building two dams to enclose the North Sea and defend northern Europe from rising sea levels. Read more
Although they're really just ice crystals, the contrails left by high-flying airliners are nonetheless not entirely innocuous. According to a new study, however, changing the altitude of flights by just 2,000 feet could greatly reduce their effect on the environment.Continue ReadingCategory: Environment, ScienceTags: Climate Crisis, Aircraft, Imperial College


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