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It's not just the heat – it's the ozone

During heat waves – when ozone production rises – plants' ozone absorption is curtailed, leaving more pollution in the air, and costing an estimated 460 lives in the UK in the hot summer of 2006.

dateJul 19, 2013 in Environment
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Leading the battle to protect the Amazon

England's wettest year on record. Severe heat waves in Russia. Droughts in the US. The past year has been characterised by extreme weather across the world. Protecting the Amazon rainforest – one of the ...

dateJan 10, 2013 in Environment
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Water fleas genetically adapt to climate change

The water flea has genetically adapted to climate change. Biologists from KU Leuven, Belgium, compared 'resurrected' water fleas—hatched from 40-year-old eggs—with more recent specimens. The project was ...

dateMay 11, 2015 in Ecology
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Researcher reports on urban "heat islands"

With longer and hotter heat waves in the offing, a Harvard professor has put the urban "heat island" under the microscope, finding smaller heat islands—mainly occupied by the poor—within city limits, ...

dateSep 26, 2014 in Environment
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New index measures the magnitude of heat waves

JRC scientists have developed a new index to measure the magnitude of heat waves, in cooperation with colleagues from five research organisations. According to the index projections, under the worst climate scenario of temperature ...

dateNov 05, 2014 in Environment
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