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Researchers Find Some Forests Crucial for Climate Change Mitigation, Biodiversity

A study by Oregon State University researchers has identified forests in the western United States that should be preserved for their potential to mitigate climate change through carbon sequestration, as well as to enhance biodiversity.

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Partisanship and Event Characteristics Shape Climate Change Discussions After Extreme Weather

Political affiliations, the presence of local environmental organizations and prior local media coverage of climate change play a role in how a community reacts to an extreme weather event, an article published today in Nature Climate Change concludes.

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NASA Examines Tropical Cyclone Belna’s Water Vapor Concentration

When NASA’s Aqua satellite passed over the Southern Indian Ocean, water vapor data provided information about the intensity of Tropical Cyclone Belna.

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IASS Presents First Emissions Inventory for Nepal

Data on emission amounts and sources have an important role to play in shaping policy on climate protection and air quality. 

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Highlighting the Importance and Vulnerability of the World’s Water Towers

Mountains and highlands are often referred to as natural “water towers” because they provide lowland communities with essential freshwater for drinking, irrigation, industry, food, and energy production. 

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Climate Change and the Threat to Global Breadbaskets

Extreme climatic conditions could lead to an increased risk of unusually low agricultural harvests if more than one global breadbasket is affected by adverse climate conditions at the same time. 

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Urban Growth Causes More Biodiversity Loss Outside of Cities

In a rapidly urbanising world, the conversion of natural habitats into urban areas leads to a significant loss of biodiversity in cities. 

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Conserve Now or Pay Later? New Study Compares Floodplain Protection Today to Predicted Future Flood Losses

A new study by scientists from The Nature Conservancy (TNC), the University of Bristol and flood analytics company Fathom, seeks to answer an important question related to flooding in the United States – pay now to protect undeveloped areas that are likely to flood in the future or allow developments to go ahead and pay for damage when it occurs.

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Newly Identified Jet-Stream Pattern Could Imperil Global Food Supplies, Says Study

Scientists have identified systematic meanders in the globe-circling northern jet stream that have caused simultaneous crop-damaging heat waves in widely separated breadbasket regions–a previously unquantified threat to global food production that, they say, could worsen with global warming. 

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Volcano F is the Origin of the Floating Stones

Since August a large accumulation of pumice has been drifting in the Southwest Pacific towards Australia.

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