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Forests worldwide face threat of die-off from climate change
(Tue 11/08)
Forests around the world are vulnerable to growing risks of drought and heat-induced tree mortality and forest die-off because of a rapidly warming Earth, according to new research.

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Scientists dismiss link between solar activity and climate change
(Mon 10/08)
Scientists have published new data that they claim discounts a link between solar activity and recent climate change.

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Public support for renewable energy soars to record-high levels
(Wed 05/08)
A new survey published today reveals strong public support and almost no opposition to onshore wind and solar farms.

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How butterflies can make solar energy cheaper and more efficient
(Mon 03/08)
The humble butterfly could hold the key to unlocking new techniques to make solar energy cheaper and more efficient, pioneering new research has shown.

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New study narrows the gap between climate models and reality
(Thu 30/07)
A new study led by a University of York scientist addresses an important question in climate science: how accurate are climate model projections?

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Washington DC to sink to new low as US capital to drop by six inches
(Tue 28/07)
New research confirms that the land under the Chesapeake Bay is sinking rapidly and projects that Washington, DC, could drop by six or more inches in the next century - adding to the problems of sea-level rise.

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Study reveals which species are most at risk from UK's changing climate
(Wed 22/07)
Wasps, bees, ants and scores of southern species are likely to benefit from climate change in England while further north and in the uplands, breeding birds such as curlew and the much-loved cuckoo, will be put at great

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Global biodiversity study uncovers wide risk to plant species
(Mon 20/07)
The first worldwide study of animals and the seeds they eat has overturned a long-held assumption - that large animals mainly eat large seeds.

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Climate change causes huge drop in bumblebee numbers, study finds
(Mon 13/07)
In the most comprehensive analysis of the impact of climate change on critical pollinators, researchers have found that rapid declines in bumblebee species across North America and Europe are strongly linked to climate c

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Volcanic eruptions can delay the full impacts of climate change
(Thu 09/07)
Although global concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere has continuously increased over the past decade, the mean global surface temperature has not followed the same path. Now a team of international reseac

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Climate change is linked to record-breaking levels of rainfall
(Wed 08/07)
Heavy rainfall is becoming an increasingly regular occurrence according to a study by scientists at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research that has detected a clear upward trend in the past few decades towards

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Reusable carrier bags can reveal what shoppers are likely to buy
(Wed 08/07)
Taking reusable bags to the supermarket can help identify the environmentally friendly shopper but a new study has now discovered the products they are more likely to buy.

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Could evaporation be key renewable energy technology of the future?
(Tue 16/06)
Scientists have made a breakthrough discovery that uses evaporation as a source of renewable energy that could soon generate as much power as a wind turbine.

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Promoting walking and cycling can deliver huge economic boost to cities
(Wed 10/06)
Cities around the world that encourage physical activity have a clear economic advantage, a summit of experts was told yesterday.

Supermarkets should offer cookery lessons to help cut down on food waste
(Tue 09/06)
Supermarkets should offer shoppers cookery lessons as well as advice on proper storage to help cut down on food waste, according to a new study.











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