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Mitigating the impacts of extreme weather

Extreme weather events such as heavy rainfall, storms, floods or forest fires can considerably damage roads, railways, communication systems and power lines. Now, researchers within the EU-funded RAIN project—due to be ...

dateJan 09, 2015 in Environment
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Global warming's influence on extreme weather

Extreme climate and weather events such as record high temperatures, intense downpours and severe storm surges are becoming more common in many parts of the world. But because high-quality weather records go back only about ...

dateDec 12, 2014 in Environment
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Weathering the storm

Old-timers sharing childhood stories about growing up in Maine sometimes recount hiking 10 miles uphill in 3 feet of snow to get to school—and home.

dateSep 03, 2014 in Environment
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2013 New Zealand's warmest winter on record

The world continued to warm last year, according to the State of the Climate in 2013 report, with some Southern Hemisphere countries, including New Zealand, having one of their warmest years on record.

dateJul 18, 2014 in Environment
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Climate-resilient wheat

JIC scientists have discovered that changing temperatures can have a big effect on resistance to yellow rust, one of the most serious diseases of wheat.

dateJan 20, 2014 in Biotechnology
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