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July 3, 2023

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Worse Than Diesel and Gasoline? Bioenergy as Bad as Fossils If There Is No Pricing of CO2 Emissions from Land-Use Change, Experts Argue

Demand for modern biofuels is expected to grow substantially in order to mitigate climate emissions. However, they are far from being a climate neutral alternative to gasoline and diesel. A new study shows that under current land-use regulations, ...

New Study Reveals Global Reservoirs Are Becoming Emptier

Over the past two decades, global reservoirs have become increasingly empty despite an overall increase in total storage capacity due to the construction of new reservoirs. Researchers used a new approach with satellite data to estimate the storage variations of 7,245 global reservoirs from 1999 to ...

Flooding Tackled by Helping Citizens Take Action

Scientists have developed a new method that empowers citizens to identify solutions to climate change ...

Conservation Policies Risk Damaging Global Biodiversity, Researchers Argue

Rewilding, organic farming and the 'nature friendly farming' measures included in some government conservation policies risk worsening the global biodiversity crisis by reducing how much food is produced in a region, driving up food imports and increasing environmental damage ...

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Cities Can Benefit from Complex Supply Chains

During the early days of the pandemic, consumers faced shortages and abrupt price increases on common goods ranging from toilet paper and coffee to bicycles and lumber. While the complexity of supply ...

Cities Will Need More Resilient Electricity Networks to Cope With Extreme Weather

Dense urban areas amplify the effects of higher temperatures, due to the phenomenon of heat islands in cities. This makes cities more vulnerable to extreme climate events. Large investments in the ...

Global Natural History Initiative Builds Groundbreaking Database to Address 21st Century Challenges

A group of natural history museums has mapped the total collections from 73 of the world's largest natural history museums in 28 countries. This is the first step of an ambitious effort to ...

The Global Economics of Climate Action

Climate change has serious consequences for the environment and people and is a major threat to economic stability. A new assessment reviews innovative, integrated research that underpins the ...

Review of World Water Resources

最近的研究提供了一个概述planet's freshwater supplies and strategies for sustainably managing ...

Tech Could Help BC Farmers Reach Customers, Mitigate Climate Change Impacts

Technology exists that the BC government could leverage to help small farmers connect directly with consumers and also mitigate climate change impacts, say new ...

Diverse Approach Key to Carbon Removal

Researchers find that 10 gigatons of carbon dioxide may need to be pulled from Earth's atmosphere and oceans annually to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees. A diverse suite of carbon dioxide ...

How Climate Change Threatens Asia's Water Tower

Tibet is known as the 'Water Tower of Asia,' providing water to about 2 billion people and supporting critical ecosystems in High Mountain Asia and the Tibetan Plateau, where many of the ...

Pioneering Study Shows Flood Risks Can Still Be Considerably Reduced If All Global Promises to Cut Carbon Emissions Are Kept

Annual damage caused by flooding in the UK could increase by more than a fifth over the next century due to climate change unless all international pledges to reduce carbon emissions are met, ...

News You Can Use -- To Better Predict Food Crisis Outbreaks

A team of researchers has developed a machine learning model that draws from the contents of news articles to effectively predict locations that face risks of food insecurity. The model, which could ...

Sea Level Rise Poses Particular Risk for Asian Megacities

Sea level rise this century may disproportionately affect certain Asian megacities, according to new research that looks at the effects of natural sea level fluctuations in addition to climate ...


丽芙·发展中国家支付的最高价格ing With Large Carnivores

A team of researchers has highlighted human-wildlife conflict as one of the globe's most pressing human development and conservation dilemmas. New research looked at 133 countries where 18 large ...

Diets Rich in Food from the Ocean and Freshwater Sources Can Help Address Nutritional and Environmental Challenges

Blue foods -- those that come from the ocean or freshwater environments -- have tremendous potential to help address several global challenges. With careful implementation of policies that leverage ...

Rationing: A Fairer Way to Fight Climate Change?

World War II-style rationing could be an effective way to reduce carbon emissions, according to new ...

Feedback Loops Make Climate Action Even More Urgent, Scientists Say

Researchers have identified 26 global warming accelerators known as amplifying feedback loops that the researchers say aren't being properly included in climate models. They note that the ...

Building Higher Islands Could Save the Maldives from Sea-Level Rise, Says Study

Artificially raising island heights or building completely new higher islands have been proposed as solutions to sea-level rise in the Maldives and other low-lying nations. Researchers show that ...

Acceleration of Global Sea Level Rise Imminent Past 1.8 Degrees Planetary Warming

A study shows that an irreversible loss of the ice sheets, and a corresponding acceleration of sea level rise, may be imminent if global temperature cannot be stabilized below 1.8 degrees ...

New Land Creation on Waterfronts Increasing, Study Finds

Humans are artificially expanding cities' coastlines by extending industrial ports and creating luxury residential waterfronts. Developers have added over 2,350 square kilometers of land (900 ...

What Makes People Care About the Environment?

A new study analyzes the factors that drive environmental concern among Europeans in an effort to understand how we can bolster popular support for combating climate ...

New Zealand One of Few Island Nations With Potential to Produce Enough Food in a Nuclear Winter, Researchers Say

New Zealand is one of only a few island nations that could continue to produce enough food to feed its population in a nuclear winter, researchers have ...

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