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Climate vulnerability maps developed for Himalayan states

Climate vulnerability maps developed for Himalayan states

Receding apple lines, changing cropping patterns, more disasters like landslides and floods, drying springs in hills, spread of vector-borne diseases and so on. Such...
Icebergs in Ilulissat Icefjord, Greenland Credit: United Nations Photo

Sea ice acts as ‘pacemaker’ for abrupt climate change

The last glacial period was marked by pronounced millennial-scale variability in ocean circulation and global climate. Shifts in sea ice cover within the Nordic...
A leaf and flower of tulip-poplar (Liriodendron tulipifera), the tallest documented tree in the eastern US. Fast-growing and productive, this species is important for both forest products and the carbon cycle. Photos: Neil Pederson

New tree rings analysis method may open insights to past climate

Accounting for both climate change and natural disturbances—which typically result in greenhouse gas emissions—is necessary to begin managing forest carbon sequestration. Gaining a complete...
Water towers of Asia contain less water than estimated

Water towers of Asia contain less water than estimated

The Himalayas are often called the water towers of Asia because of the vast amount of water locked in the form of ice in...
A new MIT study finds that over the coming decades climate change will affect the ocean’s color, intensifying its blue regions and its green ones.

Much of the surface ocean will shift in color by end of 21st century

The Earth's climate has changed throughout history. Just in the last 650,000 years, there have been seven cycles of glacial advance and retreat, with...
extreme rainfall events and floods

Understanding link between extreme rainfall events and floods

It has been reported that extreme rainfall events are increasing over India and widespread floods have increased threefold over the last several decades from...
World’s most popular coffee species are going extinct, study

World’s most popular coffee species are going extinct, study

In a new study by the Kew Royal Botanic Gardens, scientists suggest that factors such as climate change, deforestation, droughts, and plant diseases are putting the...
New study questions Kerala flood link with climate change

New study questions Kerala flood link with climate change

The frequency and intensity of extreme weather events in India appears to be going up, as projected by various scientific assessments on climate change....
Climate change harming male fertility

Climate change harming male fertility

A recent study by the University of East Anglia recommends that climate change could pose a threat to male fertility. The study discloses that the sperm...

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