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Droughts trigger tree ‘heart attacks’

29 April, 2016 – Research identifying survival traits in different tree species could prove vital in helping to reduce the massive losses caused by heat extremes as the world warms.

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Summer swelter will be no joy for US

28 April, 2016 – Scientists warn that the current pleasures of warmer weather will pall for US citizens as climate change brings extreme temperature rises and unhealthy levels of atmospheric ozone.


Hungry world need not fell its forests

27 April, 2016 – The rapidly growing human population can feed itself without worsening climate change by destroying the planet’s forests, researchers say.

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Chernobyl marks 30 rancorous years

26 April, 2016 – Bitter arguments rage on about the nuclear industry after the catastrophic loss of trust when the Chernobyl and Fukushima reactors met their spectacular and lethal ends.

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Climate brings hard times for tea

24 April, 2016 – Research in China shows that the changing pattern of longer and heavier monsoon rainfall in east Asia is having a detrimental effect on the yield and quality of tea.


Forest guardians pay a heavy price

23 April, 2016 – To buy time to switch away from climate-damaging fossil fuels the world must conserve its tropical forests – and the people who live in them, researchers say.

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Climate scientists’ high degree of concern

22 April, 2016 – As world leaders meet in New York today to sign the Paris Agreement on climate change, researchers warn that lack of ambition on limiting global warming could have devastating effects.

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Trees share their survival skills

21 April, 2016 – Swiss experiment on the interdependence of trees gets to the roots of the role forests play in managing atmospheric carbon for the rest of the living world.


US-Canada pact eases Arctic fears

20 April, 2016 − Low oil prices have reduced pressure to exploit Arctic fossil fuels and boosted hopes that the region’s fragile environment and indigenous people may be better protected.

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Climate deniers get a reality check

19 April, 2016 – Despite aggressive attempts to convince the public otherwise, new analysis of the vast body of research shows 97% of scientists agree that human activities are fuelling climate change.

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