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 Wednesday, July 9th, 2014
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Friction and fractures inter-related, may explain earthquakes

In a major breakthrough that has implications for describing the mechanics that drive earthquakes, researchers have discovered that how things break (fracture) and how things slide (friction) are closely inter-related More...

By BioNews On Thursday, July 3rd, 2014
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Nature-inspired stronger materials a game-changer?

Drawing inspiration from the structure of bones and bamboo, researchers have created stronger, tougher materials that can be customised for a wide variety of applications Continue reading “Nature-inspired More...

By BioNews On Thursday, July 3rd, 2014
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Caribbean coral reefs may disappear within 20 years: Report

In 20 years’ time, most of the Caribbean coral reefs may disappear, since what is left of them currently does not exceed one-sixth of the original coral cover Continue reading “Caribbean coral reefs More...

By BioNews On Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014
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Harnessing sunlight to convert carbon dioxide into fuel

Using waste carbon dioxide and easily obtainable machined parts, researchers have devised an efficient method for harnessing sunlight to convert carbon dioxide into a potential alternative fuel known as formic 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...