News tagged with climate change

Has consumer capitalism hit a Powerwall?

The enormous amount of press that Tesla received last month over the announcement of its battery storage system – the Powerwall – cannot be put down to just clever marketing. There are so many reasons why it has grab ...

dateJun 10, 2015 in Energy & Green Tech
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Predicting tree mortality

A combination of drought, heat and insects is responsible for the death of more than 12 million trees in California, according to a new study from UC Santa Barbara's National Center for Ecological Analysis ...

dateJun 09, 2015 in Environment
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Improving climate change communication

A new report from The University of Nottingham looks at whether climate scientists threaten their own scientific credibility when trying to make their research accessible to members of the public.

dateJun 09, 2015 in Environment
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Global citizens 'very concerned' about climate

The widest global effort yet to gauge citizens' views on climate change showed 79 percent to be "very concerned" about its effects, but less than half support a carbon tax to curb emissions, organisers said ...

dateJun 07, 2015 in Environment
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Climate change could wipe out Australian mammals

Australian native animals could be under threat of extinction from climate change, with a unique longitudinal study by Deakin University scientists finding our small mammal populations are suffering the ravages of long-term ...

dateJun 05, 2015 in Ecology
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Corals need more than warm water to grow

Ecologists from Massey University, the Australian Institute of Marine Science and the University of Queensland have debunked a commonly held belief that ocean warming will lead to coral reef expansion into ...

dateJun 05, 2015 in Environment
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