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RAINFALL patterns over east Africa have changed in a way that makes severe droughts more likely - and this means aid agencies need to rethink the way they operate.
This is the text of a speech given by Jonathan Watts at the 2012 China Environmental Press Awards in Beijing on April 10. The annual awards are co-organised by chinadialogue and The Guardian , in cooperation with Sina and with the support of the SEE Foundation.
The once rare brown argus butterfly is on the move , expanding its range and numbers in the U.K.
Biology :: Nature :: December 21, 2011 :: :: Email :: Print Transmission of infectious parasites slows with rising temperatures, researchers find. By Zoe Corbyn
It could be much more difficult than we thought to feed everyone in a warmer world. Satellite images of northern India have revealed that extreme temperatures are cutting wheat yields.
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They may be trickier than trees for environmental protesters to chain themselves to, but it turns out that seagrass ecosystems hold as much carbon per hectare as the world's forests – and are now among its most threatened ecosystems. In the past century, 29 per cent of seagrass has been destroyed globally ", mostly by water pollution, dredging for new developments, and climate change. With seagrass meadows disappearing at an annual rate of about 1.5 per cent, 299 million tonnes of carbon are also released back into the environment each year, according to research published this week in Nature Geoscience (DOI: 10.1038/ngeo1477).
Amazon may become greenhouse gas emitter Rain forest could go from sink to source By Devin Powell Web edition: January 23, 2012 Print edition: February 11, 2012; Vol.181 #3 (p. 5)
Fewer jobs, dwindling savings, piles of public debt -- there's not much reason to be thankful for the global recession. But one small silver lining is that it has slowed the rate at which we're turning the atmosphere into an over-amped electric blanket.
Want to stay on top of all the space news? Follow @universetoday on Twitter While average global temperature will still fluctuate from year to year, scientists focus on the decadal trend.
Energy & Sustainability :: Climatewire :: February 20, 2012 :: :: Email :: Print The distribution of wildlife on Earth is changing with the climate, making conditions more favorable to odd species such as trumpeter swans, beetles, marmots, albatross, killer whales and white-tailed deer By Lacey Johnson
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