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Maps of the study region. These were created in QGIS using the ASTER Global Digital Elevation Model v3 as a basemap [13]: (a) All TIB 8 settlements, with elevation data displayed using a topographic color ramp. Important locations are ...

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Effect of climate on REC as quantified for Tibet. Credit: TPE Researchers from the Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research (ITP) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences have investigated how climate influences the amount of electricity used in Tibetan homes ...

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Long-term study suggests climate-friendly practices could increase crop yields and improve farm ecosystems

Credit: CC0 Public Domain An international team of researchers conducting a long-term study has found that climate-friendly farming practices could lead to higher crop yields, reduced costs and improved local ecosystems. In their paper published in the journal Nature ...

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Space Tourism and Rocket Launches May Affect Ozone Layer, Earth’s Climate [Study]

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G7 could roll back climate pledge over energy crisis: draft text

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Climate activists block IMF Paris office doors

Climate activists on Monday blocked entry to the International Monetary Fund’s Paris office with some gluing their hands to its doors, demanding developing countries’ debt be scrapped to help tackle climate change. The Paris protest is part of a ...

Ancient world adapted to climate change

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Researchers study plants sprouting from century-old seeds uncovered during Toronto Port Lands excavation

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Top predators could ’trap’ themselves trying to adapt to climate change

As climate change alters environments across the globe, scientists have discovered that in response, many species are shifting the timing of major life events, such as reproduction. With an earlier spring thaw, for example, some flowers bloom sooner. But scientists ...

How climate change is affecting extreme weather events around the world: new study

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Attribution science has led to major advances in linking the impacts of extreme weather and human-induced climate change, but large gaps in the published research still conceal the full extent of climate change damage, warns ...

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Google Cloud’s new sustainability platform aims to bring enterprise climate goals down to earth

If you ask most executives if they want to do the right thing by the planet, chances are they are going to say yes, even if they don’t know exactly what that involves. Some companies could exaggerate their intentions in ...

Drones and DNA tracking: we show how these high-tech tools are helping nature heal

Remote sensing with drones Genomics: valuable, yet misunderstood Where to from here? Technology has undoubtedly contributed to global biodiversity loss and ecosystem degradation. Where forests once stood, artificial lights now illuminate vast urban jungles. Where animals once roamed, huge ...

Climate change is affecting when and how violets reproduce

The common blue violet, Viola sororia, is native to eastern North America, including Missouri. This wildflower blooms in early spring, sometimes into late summer, producing blue-violet flowers or white blooms with purple veining. The genus name comes from the ...

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African wild dog pups. Credit: Bobby-Jo Vial As climate change alters environments across the globe, scientists have discovered that in response, many species are shifting the timing of major life events, such as reproduction. With an earlier spring thaw, ...

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Credit: CC0 Public Domain Among post-lithium-ion battery technologies, rechargeable magnesium (Mg) batteries utilizing divalent Mg2+ as charge carriers are expected to offer substantial improvements in volumetric energy density and sustainability of batteries. Now, a research team led by researchers ...

Drought increases rural suicide, and climate change will make drought worse

Credit: Shutterstock New research has found suicide increases during drought among men in Australia’s rural communities, and the problem may be exacerbated due to climate change. Our findings call for urgent plans for adaptation, and global action to mitigate ...

Coming increase in rocket launches will damage ozone, alter climate, study finds

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Climate warming causes new rivers to form on the surface of the Greenland ice sheet

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Green electronics project sets out to create compostable crop sensors

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Labor promised to fix Australia’s big water problem. These 6 things must top the to-do  list

What Labor promised What about the Murray-Darling Basin Plan? Water, water, everywhere During the federal election campaign, Labor promised to future-proof Australia’s water resources. Now, new Water Minister Tanya Plibersek must deliver on the policy – one vital to ...

The clean energy revolution isn’t just a techno-fix – it’s about capturing hearts and minds

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Climate damage caused by growing space tourism needs urgent mitigation

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Published today in the journal Earth’s Future, researchers from UCL, the University of Cambridge and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) used a 3D model to explore the impact of rocket launches and re-entry in 2019, ...

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