News tagged with climate change

Australia PM Abbott defends emissions target

Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Saturday defended Australia's carbon pollution reduction target as in line with those of other countries after the nation's climate change authority criticised the goal as "disappointing".

dateAug 15, 2015 in Environment
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The social value of flood alleviation

Climate change is predicted to increase the frequency and severity of flooding in coming years. For more effective flood alleviation, a recently published study recommends schemes that consider the social impact of floods ...

dateAug 07, 2015 in Environment
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Climate change forces scientists to speak up

A decade ago, whenever the topic of climate change would come up, Northeastern's Brian Helmuth would focus solely on the scientific facts while deliberately ignoring the potential long-term societal implications.

dateAug 13, 2015 in Environment
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Woodland concerns put into historical context

Given the time it takes for trees to grow, woodland researchers need to take a long view. A new book from Oxford University's Keith Kirby and Nottingham University's Charles Watkins certainly does that, covering 10,000 years ...

dateAug 05, 2015 in Environment
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Scientist proposes new approach for conserving species

While worldwide, land managers and conservationists are evaluating methods for preserving species, Paul Beier, a Regents' professor who researches wildlife ecology and conservation biology at NAU, believes one approach has ...

dateAug 03, 2015 in Ecology
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