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Land-cover changes do not impact glacier loss

A new study shows that land-cover changes, in particular deforestation, in the vicinity of glaciers do not have an impact on glacier loss. However, the study, in which Innsbruck climate researcher were directly involved, ...

Feb 05, 2012 3.3 / 5 (4) 0

Overgrazed grasslands tied to locust outbreaks

While residents of the United States and much of Europe think of locust plagues as biblical references, locust swarms still have devastating effects on agriculture today, especially in developing countries ...

Jan 26, 2012 5 / 5 (4) 0 | with audio podcast

Looking ahead to local climate models

When research scientist Jim Kinter describes the interactions between the Earth's ocean, land and atmosphere, he talks of dancing. "The atmosphere and the ocean, and the atmosphere and the land surface have ...

Jul 15, 2011 5 / 5 (2) 5 | with audio podcast