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Early Green, Early Brown – Climate Change Leads to Earlier Senescence in Alpine Plants

Global warming is leading to longer growing seasons worldwide, with many plants growing earlier in spring and continuing longer in autumn thanks to warmer temperatures—so the general opinion.

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World’s Food Production Footprint on Climate and Environment

By the time the food we eat gets to our table, it has travelled a long way – from production, processing and distribution to all of us consumers.

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Risk of Population Disruption as a Result of Decarbonisation

Research led by University of Queensland (UQ) and including the University of Göttingen analysed the effects of decarbonisation strategies by linking global resource inventories with demographic systems to generate a matrix showing the risks and benefits.

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How a Policy to Address a Groundwater Shortage Inadvertently Increase Air Pollution in Northern India

New research from Harvard University finds that a government policy that delayed rice planting in northwest India may have had an unintended consequence for air quality in the region. 

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NASA Sensors to Help Detect Methane Emitted by Landfills

A nonprofit group, Carbon Mapper, will use data from NASA’s EMIT mission, plus current airborne and future satellite instruments, to survey waste sites for methane emissions.

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Latest International Water Satellite Packs an Engineering Punch

Meet the scientific heart of the Surface Water and Ocean Topography mission, which will see Earth’s water in higher definition than ever before.

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Weight of Microplastics Raining on Auckland Equal to 3 Million Plastic Bottles Yearly, Study Finds

Some 74 million metric tons of microplastics, the equivalent of more than 3 million plastic bottles, are falling on Auckland yearly, new research finds.

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Study Finds Flightless Puffins Vulnerable to Winter Storms for Two Months a Year

Puffins lose the ability to fly for up to two months every year – twice as long as previously believed.

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Winter Sandstorm in China

On December 12, 2022, waves of sand and dust streamed over northern China, degrading air quality in several cities.

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Worst Drought on Record Parches Horn of Africa

As the end of 2022 draws near, the Horn of Africa is experiencing the longest and most severe drought on record, threatening millions of people with starvation.

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