News tagged with climate

Half-a-degree makes a huge difference

A jump in global temperature of two degrees Celsius would double the severity of crop failures, water shortages and heatwaves in many regions compared to a rise of 1.5 C, according to a study released Thursday.

dateApr 21, 2016 in Environment
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Paperbark tree to unlock climate change

Synonymous with the Australian landscape, the paperbark tree is most recognised for its distinctive bark, but it is the leaves that have found themselves at the centre of research which could provide crucial insights into ...

dateApr 22, 2016 in Environment
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Plants boost extreme temperatures by 5 C

Heatwaves from Europe to China are likely to be more intense and result in maximum temperatures that are 3°C to 5°C warmer than previously estimated by the middle of the century - all because of the way plants on the ground ...

dateMar 21, 2016 in Environment
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