News tagged with local climate

Straw albedo mitigates extreme heat

Wheat fields are often tilled immediately after the crop is harvested, removing the light-coloured stubble and crop residues from the soil surface and bringing dark bare earth to the top. Post-harvest tilling is a widely ...

dateJun 23, 2014 in Environment
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Climate change hits home

Direct experience of extreme weather events increases concern about climate change and willingness to engage in energy-saving behaviour, according to a new research paper published in the first edition of the journal Nature ...

dateMar 20, 2011 in Environment
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Large dams can affect local climates, says new study

( -- Large dams could have the potential to significantly alter local rainfall in some regions, according to a team of researchers including Roger Pielke Sr., of the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental ...

dateFeb 10, 2011 in Environment
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The social value of flood alleviation

Climate change is predicted to increase the frequency and severity of flooding in coming years. For more effective flood alleviation, a recently published study recommends schemes that consider the social impact of floods ...

dateAug 07, 2015 in Environment
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