Wednesday 20 August, 2014

Human-induced water vapour next climate threat

The rising levels of water vapour in the upper troposphere – a key amplifier of global warming – owing to greenhouse gases will intensify climate change impacts over the next decades Continue reading “Human-induced water vapour next climate threat” »  More...

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By BioNews On Friday, July 11th, 2014
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New approach to improve hurricane intensity forecast

In what could offer a new method to aid in storm intensity prediction of hurricanes, researchers have found that physical conditions at the air-sea interface Continue reading “New approach to improve hurricane More...

By BioNews On Thursday, July 10th, 2014
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What makes cities warmer than countryside

Variation in how efficiently urban areas release heat back into the lower atmosphere – through the process of convection – is the dominant factor in the daytime “urban heat island” (UHI) More...

By BioNews On Thursday, July 10th, 2014
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How climate change affects parasites and disease spread

Though hosts might expand their geographical range due to global warming, the parasites do not always follow suit Continue reading “How climate change affects parasites and disease spread” »  More...

By BioNews On Wednesday, July 9th, 2014
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Grant carbon, development space to developing countries: Survey

Against the backdrop of over 190 countries pledging emission cuts for the post-2020 period, the new climate deals must ensure developing countries are granted the required “carbon and development space” More...

By BioNews On Sunday, June 22nd, 2014
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Leafing out and climate change

Global warming is generally expected to bring spring forward but a connected influx of plant species from warmer southern latitudes could counteract this effect Continue reading “Leafing out and climate change” More...

By BioNews On Monday, June 2nd, 2014
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Curb carbon emission to slow global warming: Study

Forget about positioning giant mirrors in space to reduce the amount of sunlight being trapped in the earth’s atmosphere or seeding clouds to reduce the amount of light entering earth’s atmosphere Continue More...

By BioNews On Monday, April 21st, 2014
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Biofuels from corn less beneficial than reported: Study

Biofuels from corn residue may be less beneficial than previously thought as a study has found using corn crop residue to make ethanol and other biofuels reduces soil carbon and can generate more greenhouse gases More...

By BioNews On Thursday, April 17th, 2014
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Global warming to hit your bubbly’s taste!

Climate change can not only play havoc with environment, it can also ruin the taste of your favourite bubbly Continue reading “Global warming to hit your bubbly’s taste!” »  More...

By BioNews On Monday, April 7th, 2014
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Food quality suffering as CO2 level rises: Study

In a first-of-its-kind research, scientists have discovered how the quality of our food is going down owing to a rise in carbon dioxide levels Continue reading “Food quality suffering as CO2 level rises: Study” More...