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Southampton Varsity project to help delta residents adapt to climate change

Last Updated: Monday, April 07, 2014, 21:03

Researchers from the University of Southampton are leading an international project to understand the effect of climate change on people living in deltas in South Asia and Africa, and how they respond.

Arid areas absorb unexpectedly high amounts of atmospheric carbon

Last Updated: Monday, April 07, 2014, 21:06

A new research, conducted over a period of ten years in Mojave Desert, has found that arid areas absorb an unexpectedly large amount of carbon as levels of carbon dioxide increase in the atmosphere.

Hole over tropical West Pacific reinforcing ozone depletion in polar regions

Last Updated: Monday, April 07, 2014, 10:37

Researchers have found that an atmospheric hole over the tropical West Pacific is reinforcing ozone depletion in the polar regions and could have a significant influence on the climate of the Earth.

How avalanches are triggered in Himalayas revealed

Last Updated: Saturday, April 05, 2014, 11:58

Researchers have said that the amount of snow needed to trigger an avalanche in the Himalayans can be up to four times smaller than in the Alps.

Climate: UN experts see options to brake juggernaut

Last Updated: Saturday, April 05, 2014, 09:51

A week after publishing the starkest warning yet on the risks of climate change, UN experts meet in Berlin from Monday to assess options for limiting the threat.

Coming, bio-engineered trees that produce paper

Last Updated: Friday, April 04, 2014, 11:43

In a breakthrough for pulp and paper industry and environment lovers alike, researchers have genetically engineered trees that would be easier to break down to produce paper and biofuel.

London smog forces British PM Cameron to skip jog

Last Updated: Thursday, April 03, 2014, 20:04

The thick blanket of smog caused by dust from Africa`s Sahara desert that is engulfing the city of London today even forced British Prime Minister David Cameron to cancel his daily morning jog.

Scientists find world`s oldest weather report in Egypt?

Last Updated: Thursday, April 03, 2014, 19:48

Scientists suggest that an inscription on a 3,500-year-old stone block from Egypt may be one of the world`s oldest weather reports.

UK researchers to study ways to curb TB in cattle

Last Updated: Thursday, April 03, 2014, 19:43

UK researchers are embarking on a 1-million-pound study to establish the extent to which badgers are responsible for spreading tuberculosis (TB) in cattle.

Why Arctic ice is disappearing more rapidly than expected

Last Updated: Thursday, April 03, 2014, 19:23

In a new study, researchers have discovered unexpected climate-driven changes in the mighty Mackenzie River`s ice breakup.