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Current water resources in Europe and Africa

A new assessment of available water resources, published today by the Joint Research Centre (JRC), reveals that large areas in Spain and Eastern Europe have on average less than 200 mm freshwater available ...

Mar 14, 2012 5 / 5 (2) 0

Lord of the tree rings

Trees are outstanding historians. In fact, scientists dating back to Leonardo da Vinci recognized the value of trees. While others had figured out that you could determine the age of a tree by counting its ...

Apr 04, 2011 4.2 / 5 (5) 0

Climate change: Water reservoir glacier

Glaciers of large mountain regions contribute, to some extent considerably, to the water supply of certain populated areas. However, in a recent study conducted by Innsbruck glaciologists and climatologists ...

Nov 08, 2010 5 / 5 (4) 1

Going out on a (redwood tree) limb

How tall can a tree grow? Does sunlight or water limit the size and photosynthetic capacity of a leaf? Could constraints on leaf growth really determine the height of a tree? These are all questions that ...

Jun 28, 2010 5 / 5 (6) 0