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IPCC sea-level rise forecasts "not fit for purpose" for high-risk coastal areas

The sea-level rise scenarios of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) do not necessarily provide the right information for high-risk coastal decision-making and management, according to new research involv

IPCC sea-level rise forecasts
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Sardines head to the North Sea to escape the effects of climate change
(Wed 18/02)
Sardines, anchovies and mackerels play a crucial role in marine ecosystems, as well as having a high commercial value. However, the warming of waters makes them vanish from their usual seas and migrate north... Read more

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The need to lose the "sceptic" label in climate change debate
(Wed 18/02)
Labels such as “sceptic”, “denier” and “alarmist” are unhelpful to the climate change debate and lead to polarisation, according to the authors of new research.... Read more

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Scientists report new ozone-destroying gases are on the rise
(Tue 17/02)
Scientists have discovered a rapid increase of the amount of chemicals contributing to the depletion of the Ozone Layer, which are not controlled by a United Nations pollution treaty.... Read more

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Know your neighbour and save the planet, new study suggests
(Wed 11/02)
Socialising with neighbours leads to more planet-friendly action than spending time with friends or family, according to the findings of a new study.... Read more



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IPCC sea-level rise forecasts "not fit for purpose" for high-risk coastal areas
(Thu 26/02)
The sea-level rise scenarios of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) do not necessarily provide the right information for high-risk coastal decision-making and management, according to new research involv

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Sardines head to the North Sea to escape the effects of climate change
(Wed 18/02)
Sardines, anchovies and mackerels play a crucial role in marine ecosystems, as well as having a high commercial value. However, the warming of waters makes them vanish from their usual seas and migrate north

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The need to lose the "sceptic" label in climate change debate
(Wed 18/02)
Labels such as “sceptic”, “denier” and “alarmist” are unhelpful to the climate change debate and lead to polarisation, according to the authors of new research.

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Scientists report new ozone-destroying gases are on the rise
(Tue 17/02)
Scientists have discovered a rapid increase of the amount of chemicals contributing to the depletion of the Ozone Layer, which are not controlled by a United Nations pollution treaty.

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Know your neighbour and save the planet, new study suggests
(Wed 11/02)
Socialising with neighbours leads to more planet-friendly action than spending time with friends or family, according to the findings of a new study.

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Biomass generation with CCS could deliver carbon-negative energy
(Mon 09/02)
Generating electricity from biomass, such as urban waste and sustainably-sourced forest and crop residues, is one strategy for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, because it is carbon-neutral: it produces as much carbon a

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Study finds how unseen volcanoes influence Earth's long-term climate
(Fri 06/02)
The intensity of volcanic activity at deeply submerged mid-ocean ridges waxes and wanes on a roughly 100,000-year cycle, according to a new study that might help explain poorly understood variations in Earth's climate t

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Toshiba's pioneering battery puts electric buses on the road
(Fri 06/02)
Toshiba is building on the results of a groundbreaking trial that could pave the way for the future of transportation.

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Female fish prime their offspring to cope with climate change
(Tue 03/02)
Researchers have found that three-spined sticklebacks in the North Sea pass on information concerning their living environment to their offspring, without genetic changes.

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Study examines actions and attitude behind climate change belief
(Tue 03/02)
Strategies for building support for climate change mitigation policies should go beyond attempts to improve the public's understanding of science according to new research.

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Scientists study how crops can thrive despite climate change
(Mon 02/02)
Crops that can thrive in warming climates are a step closer, thanks to new insights into how temperature and light affect plant development.

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Europe's biomass boom will increase US forest sizes, study finds
(Fri 30/01)
Europe’s demand for wood pellets to generate renewable bioenergy will lead to an increase in US forestland as timber exports rise, according to US Forest Service scientists.

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Climate change will cause violent storms to get even stronger
(Thu 29/01)
Global warming will create a future climate were strong storms will get even stronger while weak storms become weaker, according to a study led by led by atmospheric physicists at the University of Toronto.

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Research warns of increasing risk of extinction for marine life
(Thu 29/01)
There is an increasing risk of extinction to our marine life, according to new research by the University of Sheffield.

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Cities should delve deeper to boost bike-to-work success, study finds
(Wed 28/01)
Cities that host bike-to-work events as their sole effort to increase commuter travel by bicycle may be missing a larger - perhaps more valuable - opportunity, according to a study involving the University of Colorado Bo