Norway spurs $400mn rainforest fund at Davos
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Norway on Thursday said it will raise $400 million to encourage Brazil's farmers to stop destroying the rainforests, launching a fund also backed by food giants Unilever and Nestle.
New study will help find the best locations for thermal power stations in Iceland
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A new research article, with lead authors from the University of Gothenburg, gives indications of the best places in Iceland to build thermal power stations.
Research recommends composting as a viable option for solid waste management in Sri Lanka
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Solid waste management is growing as a major problem in urban Sri Lanka with a rising population and rapid urbanization. The present system of open dumping has caused environmental and public health hazards, a research study ...
Advanced biomass cookstoves provide benefits in field settings, but less than expected from lab testing
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Researchers from North Carolina State University and the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine have found that while advanced wood-burning cookstoves can provide benefits to the environment and climate, these benefits are ...
How anthropogenic forest fires may have impacted Earth's climate over 10 000 years ago
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Recently paleoclimatologist William Ruddiman suggested that humans may have had a significant impact on the Earth's climate already thousands of years ago—through carbon and methane emissions originating from biomass burning ...
Rooftop observatory tracks hurricane rain and winter snow
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On Friday night, while most of North Carolina braced against the biting sleet and snow with hot cocoa and Netflix, a suite of research instruments stood tall above Duke's campus, quietly gathering data on the the storm.
Listen to the Earth smash another global temperature record
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Federal science agencies announced Wednesday that 2016 was the warmest year on record, beating the previous record of global temperature set in 2015, which had beat the previous record set in 2014.
Harvests in the U.S. to suffer from climate change, according to study
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Some of the most important crops risk substantial damage from rising temperatures. To better assess how climate change caused by human greenhouse gas emissions will likely impact wheat, maize and soybean, an international ...
Climate science bedeviled by 'tipping points'
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Of the many things that keep climate scientists awake at night, tipping points may be the scariest.
Even in Alaska, temps as low as -59 are hard to handle
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Cynthia Erickson woke up early, hoping her four furnaces were working.