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August 12, 2020

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Study Predicts Millions of Unsellable Homes Could Upend Market

Millions of American homes could become unsellable - or could be sold at significant losses to their senior-citizen owners - between now and 2040, according to new ...

Landmarks Facing Climate Threats Could 'Transform'

Researchers asked whether heritage sites threatened by climate change should be allowed to adapt and ...

New Global Study Shows 'Best of the Last' Tropical Forests Urgently Need Protection

The world's 'best of the last' tropical forests are at significant risk of being lost, according to a new article. Of these pristine forests that ...

Blanket of Rock Debris Offers Glaciers More Protection from Climate Change Than Previously Known

A new study which provides a global estimate of rock cover on the Earth's glaciers has revealed that the expanse of rock debris on glaciers, a factor ...
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Countries Transitioning to Zero Carbon Should Look at More Than Technology Cost

A 'one-size-fits-all' approach to producing cleaner energy based on cost alone could create social inequalities, finds a new ...

Analysis Pinpoints Most Important Forests for Biodiversity and Conservation in Central Africa

A new study produced new analyses to pinpoint the most important forests for biodiversity conservation remaining in Central ...

How Fish Stocks Will Change in Warming Seas

New research out today highlights the future effects of climate change on important fish stocks for south-west UK ...

COVID Recovery Choices Shape Future Climate

A new study warns that even with some lockdown measures staying in place to the end of 2021, without more structural interventions global temperatures will only be roughly 0.01°C lower than expected ...

Strategy for Sustainable Aquaculture, the World's Fastest Growing Food Sector

As the population grows, and the global standard of living improves, humanity's appetite for seafood is increasing. In 2020 seafood consumption reached an all-time high, with an average of 20kg ...

COVID-19 Provides Rare Opportunities for Studying Natural and Human Systems

Researchers hypothesize outcomes of the pandemic's unprecedented socioeconomic disruption and outline research priorities for advancing our understanding of humans' impact on the ...

Combating a Pandemic Is 500 Times More Expensive Than Preventing One, Research Suggests

The failure to protect tropical rain forests has cost trillions of dollars stemming from the coronavirus pandemic, which has wreaked economic havoc and caused historic levels of unemployment in the ...

Offshore Wind Power Now So Cheap It Could Pay Money Back to Consumers

The latest round of offshore wind farms to be built in the UK could reduce household energy bills by producing electricity very ...

Plastic Flow Into Ocean Expected to Triple by 2040, Action Could Stem Tide More Than 80%

A new analysis finds that without immediate and sustained action, the annual flow of plastic into the ocean could nearly triple by 2040. The study also identifies solutions that could cut this volume ...

African Vulture Poisoning Has Global Disease and Biodiversity Implications

Researchers have produced recommendations for vulture poisoning control in Southern Africa. Vultures act as nature's most critical scavengers, working as ecosystem garbage disposals and ...

What Happens in Vegas, May Come from the Arctic?

Ancient climate records from Leviathan Cave, located in the southern Great Basin, show that Nevada was even hotter and drier in the past than it is today, and that one 4,000-year period in particular ...

International Analysis Narrows Range of Climate's Sensitivity to CO2

The most advanced and comprehensive analysis of climate sensitivity yet undertaken has revealed with more confidence than ever before how sensitive the Earth's climate is to carbon dioxide. The ...

A massive global study of the world's reefs has found sharks are 'functionally extinct' on nearly one in five of the reefs ...

Evidence of 'Hormone Disruptor' Chemical Threats Grows

A growing number of chemicals in pesticides, flame retardants, and certain plastics have been linked to widespread health problems including infertility, diabetes, and impaired brain development, a ...

Making Comprehensive Water Resources Modeling More Accessible

A new large-scale, open source hydrological and water resources model will support and enable different stakeholder groups and scientific communities to engage with a hydrological model and support ...

Free Trade Can Prevent Hunger Caused by Climate Change

Researchers investigated the effects of trade on hunger in the world as a result of climate change. The conclusion is clear: international trade can compensate for regional food shortages and reduce ...

Changes in Farming Urgent to Rescue Biodiversity

Humans depend on farming for their survival but this activity takes up more than one-third of the world's landmass and endangers 62% of all threatened species. However, agricultural landscapes ...

Geoengineering Is Just a Partial Solution to Fight Climate Change

Could we create massive sulfuric acid clouds that limit global warming and help meet the 2015 Paris international climate goals, while reducing unintended impacts? Yes, in theory, according to a new ...

Predicting the Biodiversity of Rivers

Biodiversity and thus the state of river ecosystems can now be predicted by combining environmental DNA with hydrological methods, researchers have found. Using the river Thur as an example, the ...

Dietary Guidelines Are Not Compatible With Global Health and Environmental Targets

Most dietary guidelines are not compatible with global health and environmental targets, finds a new ...

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