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Dead Sea drought

Dead Sea warns of unprecedented drought

29 March, 2017 – A 30-metre layer of salt discovered beneath the Dead Sea reveals drought worse than any in human history – and it could happen again.

soil microbes

Soil microbes hold key to climate puzzle

28 March, 2017 − Scientific studies cast new light on the complex role soil microbes play in affecting ecosystems, atmospheric carbon levels and the climate.

gold mining

Rainforest pays high price for gold mining

10 March, 2017 – Destruction of the Guiana Shield’s tropical rainforest in South America is linked to increased gold mining as the precious metal’s price rises.

forests

Forests key to mitigating climate change

9 March, 2017 – Drought and unsustainable practices are placing forests at risk, yet they are crucial to the reduction of the greenhouse gas emissions that fuel global warming.

Human impact on Amazon is nothing new

8 March, 2017 – New studies show the effect of climate change on fish in the Amazon, and find evidence that human impact on the rainforest goes back thousands of years.

US wildfires

Most US wildfires started by humans

7 March, 2017 – Between 1992 and 2012, humans were more responsible than natural causes for wildfires in the US, due to population growth, urban expansion and global warming.

Regular Ice Age pattern shows how we got here

LONDON, 5 March, 2017 – How much summer sunlight strikes the Earth’s far north helps to reveal when an Ice Age will occur, scientists say, aiding understanding of human history.

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