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Washington DC to sink to new low as US capital to drop by six inches

New research confirms that the land under the Chesapeake Bay is sinking rapidly and projects that Washington, DC, could drop by six or more inches in the next century - adding to the problems of sea-level rise.

Washington DC to sink to new low as US capital to drop by six inches
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Study reveals which species are most at risk from UK's changing climate
(Wed 22/07)
Wasps, bees, ants and scores of southern species are likely to benefit from climate change in England while further north and in the uplands, breeding birds such as curlew and the much-loved cuckoo, will be put at great ... Read more

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Global biodiversity study uncovers wide risk to plant species
(Mon 20/07)
The first worldwide study of animals and the seeds they eat has overturned a long-held assumption - that large animals mainly eat large seeds.... Read more

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Climate change causes huge drop in bumblebee numbers, study finds
(Mon 13/07)
In the most comprehensive analysis of the impact of climate change on critical pollinators, researchers have found that rapid declines in bumblebee species across North America and Europe are strongly linked to climate c... Read more

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Volcanic eruptions can delay the full impacts of climate change
(Thu 09/07)
Although global concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere has continuously increased over the past decade, the mean global surface temperature has not followed the same path. Now a team of international reseac... Read more



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Washington DC to sink to new low as US capital to drop by six inches
(Tue 28/07)
New research confirms that the land under the Chesapeake Bay is sinking rapidly and projects that Washington, DC, could drop by six or more inches in the next century - adding to the problems of sea-level rise.

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Study reveals which species are most at risk from UK's changing climate
(Wed 22/07)
Wasps, bees, ants and scores of southern species are likely to benefit from climate change in England while further north and in the uplands, breeding birds such as curlew and the much-loved cuckoo, will be put at great

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Global biodiversity study uncovers wide risk to plant species
(Mon 20/07)
The first worldwide study of animals and the seeds they eat has overturned a long-held assumption - that large animals mainly eat large seeds.

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Climate change causes huge drop in bumblebee numbers, study finds
(Mon 13/07)
In the most comprehensive analysis of the impact of climate change on critical pollinators, researchers have found that rapid declines in bumblebee species across North America and Europe are strongly linked to climate c

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Volcanic eruptions can delay the full impacts of climate change
(Thu 09/07)
Although global concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere has continuously increased over the past decade, the mean global surface temperature has not followed the same path. Now a team of international reseac

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Climate change is linked to record-breaking levels of rainfall
(Wed 08/07)
Heavy rainfall is becoming an increasingly regular occurrence according to a study by scientists at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research that has detected a clear upward trend in the past few decades towards

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Reusable carrier bags can reveal what shoppers are likely to buy
(Wed 08/07)
Taking reusable bags to the supermarket can help identify the environmentally friendly shopper but a new study has now discovered the products they are more likely to buy.

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Could evaporation be key renewable energy technology of the future?
(Tue 16/06)
Scientists have made a breakthrough discovery that uses evaporation as a source of renewable energy that could soon generate as much power as a wind turbine.

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Promoting walking and cycling can deliver huge economic boost to cities
(Wed 10/06)
Cities around the world that encourage physical activity have a clear economic advantage, a summit of experts was told yesterday.

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Supermarkets should offer cookery lessons to help cut down on food waste
(Tue 09/06)
Supermarkets should offer shoppers cookery lessons as well as advice on proper storage to help cut down on food waste, according to a new study.

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Europe's forests can increase supply to match biomass demand
(Mon 08/06)
The supply of woody biomass from the forests across Europe can be increased significantly beyond the current level of resource use, according to new research.

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New study disputes existence of pause of global warming
(Fri 05/06)
An analysis using updated global surface temperature data disputes the existence of a 21st century global warming slowdown described in studies including the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) assess

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Pesticides damage future generations of bee colonies, study finds
(Thu 04/06)
A study of apple orchards found that pesticides harm wild bees, and fungicides labelled "safe for bees" also indirectly may threaten native pollinators.

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Study links fracking sites to increased risks during pregnancy
(Wed 03/06)
Pregnant women living close to natural gas wells drilled with hydraulic fracturing are a third more likely to have babies with lower than normal birth weights than women living further away, according to analysis.

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Fossil fuel burning triggers warming effect in less than 40 days
(Tue 02/06)
The heat generated by burning a fossil fuel is exceeded within just three months by the warming caused by the release of its carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, according to new research.