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This Solar Geoengineering Idea Has a Goldilocks Problem

One potential problem with the concept of marine cloud brightening: the challenge of selecting salt particles that are just the right size to brighten marine clouds.

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September 2021 Was Earth’s 5th Warmest on Record

The first 9 months of the year ranked among the top-10 warmest

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Double-Dip La Nina Emerges

Climate pattern may influence remainder of hurricane season, winter ahead

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Pushing The Bounds Of Future Farming

A Texas A&M AgriLife research scientist is using controlled environment agriculture to make leaps in urban farming through automation, artificial intelligence and robotics.

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New Study Explores Maize Diversity for Fall Armyworm Resistance in a Warming World

CABI has contributed to new research which highlights the importance of and need for host plant resistance for fall armyworm (Spodoptera frudiperda) in maize as current maize production in Africa and Asia is under serious threat from the pest and exacerbated by climate change concerns.

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Climate Change and Human Pressure Mean Migration May Be “No Longer Worth It”, Say Researchers

Animals that migrate north to breed are being put at risk by ongoing climate change and increasing human pressure, losing earlier advantages for migration, declining in numbers and faring much worse than their resident counterparts, according to scientists writing in Trends in Ecology & Evolution.

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Expansion of Wind and Solar Power Too Slow to Stop Climate Change

​The production of renewable energy is increasing every year. But after analysing the growth rates of wind and solar power in 60 countries, researchers at Chalmers, Lund University and Central European University in Vienna, Austria conclude that virtually no country is moving sufficiently fast to avoid global warming of 1.5°C or even 2°C. 

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Plankton Head Polewards

Ocean warming caused by anthropogenic greenhouse-​gas emissions will prompt many species of marine plankton to seek out new habitats, in some cases as a matter of survival.

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How Can We Eat Without Cooking the Planet?

Talking in the latest of 10 videos from leading Oxford experts in the run up to the COP26 climate conference, Professor Jebb points out that agriculture accounts for more CO2 emissions than transportation, and she says ‘It is the single biggest cause of harm to nature.’

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Lakes Are Changing Worldwide

International research led by Luke Grant, Inne Vanderkelen and Prof Wim Thiery of the VUB research group BCLIMATE shows that global changes in lake temperature and ice cover are not due to natural climate variability and can only be explained by massive greenhouse gas emissions since the Industrial Revolution. 

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