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Rising sea levels and stronger storms increase flood danger

New research has found rising sea levels and stronger storms associated with climate change will produce longer-lasting, more intense periods of flooding.

Rising sea levels and stronger storms increase flood danger

Renewables does not need to be hindered by energy storage, study finds
(Mon 21/09)
Much of the United States' energy policy is based on the assumption that clean renewable sources like wind and solar will require huge quantities of storage before they can make a significant dent in the greenhouse gas ... Read more

Garden bird feeders pose a disease risk to wild flocks, study finds
(Thu 17/09)
Wild songbirds that eat at garden bird feeders have an increased risk of acquiring disease, which can be transmitted throughout the rest of their flock, according to an international research team.... Read more

Ban on plastic "microbeads" is the best way to protect ocean life, study finds
(Thu 17/09)
An outright ban on the common use of plastic "microbeads" from products that enter wastewater is the best way to protect water quality, wildlife, and resources used by people, a group of conservation scientists suggest... Read more

Desert spread costs trillions of dollars in lost benefits of nature
(Tue 15/09)
To better inform the trade-offs involved in land use choices around the world, experts have assessed the value of ecosystem services provided by land resources such as food, poverty reduction, clean water, climate and di... Read more



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Rising sea levels and stronger storms increase flood danger
(Mon 21/09)
New research has found rising sea levels and stronger storms associated with climate change will produce longer-lasting, more intense periods of flooding.

Renewables does not need to be hindered by energy storage, study finds
(Mon 21/09)
Much of the United States' energy policy is based on the assumption that clean renewable sources like wind and solar will require huge quantities of storage before they can make a significant dent in the greenhouse gas

Garden bird feeders pose a disease risk to wild flocks, study finds
(Thu 17/09)
Wild songbirds that eat at garden bird feeders have an increased risk of acquiring disease, which can be transmitted throughout the rest of their flock, according to an international research team.

Ban on plastic "microbeads" is the best way to protect ocean life, study finds
(Thu 17/09)
An outright ban on the common use of plastic "microbeads" from products that enter wastewater is the best way to protect water quality, wildlife, and resources used by people, a group of conservation scientists suggest

Desert spread costs trillions of dollars in lost benefits of nature
(Tue 15/09)
To better inform the trade-offs involved in land use choices around the world, experts have assessed the value of ecosystem services provided by land resources such as food, poverty reduction, clean water, climate and di

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World's best tennis players feel the scorching heat of climate change
(Mon 14/09)
Melbourne summer temperatures have been steadily climbing over the past 25 years, but even more so during the two weeks of the Australian Open in late January, new data analysis reveals.

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Burning all fossil fuels would cause entire Antarctica to thaw
(Sun 13/09)
Burning all of the world's available fossil-fuel resources would result in the complete melting of the Antarctic ice sheet, a new study shows.

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How an industrial blot on the landscape turns to a green oasis
(Thu 10/09)
Ecologists have called for the biodiversity of brownfield sites to be given more recognition and protection after a study co-ordinated by the University of York revealed two former collieries were surprisingly rich in pl

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Study finds huge cash and carbon savings to be made in aviation and shipping
(Thu 10/09)
There remains a massive untapped potential for fuel efficiency gains in both aviation and shipping sectors that would cut costs and reduce emissions, according to a new paper from the New Climate Economy.

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Industrial Revolution triggered reverse of 1,800 years of ocean cooling
(Thu 10/09)
Volcanic eruptions could have been the cause of the progressive cooling of ocean surfaces over a period of 1,800 years that came to an abrupt halt with the advent of the industrial revolution, according to new research.

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Met Office supports wind energy industry with new research
(Wed 09/09)
A new investigation by the Met Office reveals that the wind energy industry lacks an in depth understanding of complex wind shear and is calling for future collaboration to aid in mitigating its ill effects on an already

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Artificial plants could make the carbon-neutral fuels of the future
(Tue 08/09)
Scientists have taken a big step towards a future of artificial plants using sunshine to make gasoline and natural gas without adding any greenhouse gases to the atmosphere.

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Trees play vital role in reducing traffic pollution levels in cities
(Fri 04/09)
Trees in cities throughout the UK could be significantly improving air quality by decreasing pollution levels for pedestrians, researchers from the University of Leicester have found.

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Adapting to climate change requires coastal management rethink
(Fri 04/09)
Coastal decision-makers must move away from considering physical and economic forces in isolation to fully recognise and explain changes to coastlines, according to new research from Cardiff University.

Poorly bumblebees head to "pharmacy" plants, study finds
(Wed 02/09)
Bumblebees infected with a common parasite are drawn to flowers whose nectar and pollen have a medicinal effect, a new show has found. The findings suggest that plant chemistry could help combat the decline of bee specie