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Did climate change help spark the Syrian war?

A new study says a record drought that ravaged Syria in 2006-2010 was likely stoked by ongoing manmade climate change, and that the drought may have helped propel the 2011 Syrian uprising. Researchers say ...

dateMar 02, 2015 in Environment
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Banksias differ on resilience to climate change

Research into the germination requirements of four Banksia species (Proteaceae) endemic to the South West Australian Floristic Region (SWAFR) has found certain species may be more vulnerable to climate change ...

dateFeb 27, 2015 in Ecology
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Amaranth seeds may prevent chronic diseases

The tiny seed of an amaranth grain may be able to help prevent cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and cancer, according to a review of existing research in Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety published by the ...

dateFeb 19, 2015 in Biotechnology
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Predicting plant responses to drought

A new U.S. Geological Survey study shows how plants' vulnerability to drought varies across the landscape; factors such as plant structure and soil type where the plant is growing can either make them more vulnerable or protect ...

dateFeb 10, 2015 in Ecology
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Sao Paulo warns of severe water rationing

Authorities in Sao Paulo, Brazil's richest state and economic hub, have warned they are considering severe water rationing if the country's worst drought in 80 years continues.

dateJan 28, 2015 in Environment
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