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32-year study suggests hidden climate change impacts

A 32-year study of subarctic forest moths in Finnish Lapland suggests that scientists may be underestimating the impacts of climate change on animals and plants because much of the harm is hidden from view.

32-year study suggests hidden climate change impacts
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Quantum dots could transform home windows into solar panels
(Mon 14/04)
A house window that doubles as a solar panel is a step closer to commercial reality, thanks to recent quantum-dot work by Los Alamos National Laboratory researchers in collaboration with scientists from University of Mil... Read more

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Study finds odds that global warming is natural are "slim to none"
(Sat 12/04)
An analysis of temperature data since 1500 virtually rules out the possibility that global warming in the industrial era is just a natural fluctuation in the earth's climate, according to a new study. ... Read more

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Study finds golf courses are actually good for the environment
(Thu 10/04)
There are more than 18,300 golf courses in the US covering over 2.7 million acres, but popular opinion suggests they have a negative impact on the environment. ... Read more

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Trees could be used to make energy storage devices of the future
(Mon 07/04)
Trees may soon play a major role in making high-tech energy storage devices following a fundamental chemical discovery by scientists at Oregon State University.... Read more



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32-year study suggests hidden climate change impacts
(Tue 15/04)
A 32-year study of subarctic forest moths in Finnish Lapland suggests that scientists may be underestimating the impacts of climate change on animals and plants because much of the harm is hidden from view.

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Quantum dots could transform home windows into solar panels
(Mon 14/04)
A house window that doubles as a solar panel is a step closer to commercial reality, thanks to recent quantum-dot work by Los Alamos National Laboratory researchers in collaboration with scientists from University of Mil

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Study finds odds that global warming is natural are "slim to none"
(Sat 12/04)
An analysis of temperature data since 1500 virtually rules out the possibility that global warming in the industrial era is just a natural fluctuation in the earth's climate, according to a new study.

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Study finds golf courses are actually good for the environment
(Thu 10/04)
There are more than 18,300 golf courses in the US covering over 2.7 million acres, but popular opinion suggests they have a negative impact on the environment.

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Trees could be used to make energy storage devices of the future
(Mon 07/04)
Trees may soon play a major role in making high-tech energy storage devices following a fundamental chemical discovery by scientists at Oregon State University.

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Health benefits of 'green exercise' for kids revealed in new study
(Mon 07/04)
Children who are exposed to scenes of nature while exercising are more likely to experience health-enhancing effects after activity, according to a new Coventry University study.

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Wild bees improve farm revenues by boosting crop yields
(Thu 03/04)
Investing in habitat that attracts and supports wild bees in farms is not only an effective approach to helping enhance crop pollination, but it can also pay for itself in four years or less, according to Michigan State

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Traffic congestion increases fuel efficiency of hybrid vehicles
(Tue 01/04)
What makes cities in India and China so frustrating to drive in—heavy traffic, aggressive driving style, few freeways—makes them ideal for saving fuel with hybrid vehicles, according to new research by scientists at

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Using more wood for construction can slash global carbon emissions
(Tue 01/04)
A Yale University-led study has found that using more wood and less steel and concrete in building and bridge construction would substantially reduce global carbon dioxide emissions and fossil fuel consumption.

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Meeting climate targets may require reducing diet of meat and dairy
(Mon 31/03)
Greenhouse gas emissions from food production may threaten the UN climate target of limiting global warming to 2 degrees Celsius, according to research at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden.

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Canada invests in joining the marine energy research race with the UK
(Mon 31/03)
The Canadian Government has announced plans to fund projects in the tidal energy sector as it looks to narrow the research gap with fellow marine power pioneers the UK.

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Pilot project studies customer response to real time energy prices
(Fri 28/03)
One of Norway’s largest power companies, Nord-Trøndelag Elektrisitetsverk Nett (NTE), has begun an innovative pilot project to ascertain whether customers will respond to fluctuating energy prices in real time.

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Antarctic ice study finds global sea levels could rise even faster
(Wed 26/03)
Six massive glaciers in West Antarctica are moving faster than they did 40 years ago, causing more ice to discharge into the ocean and global sea level to rise, according to new research.

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Climate change causes river threat from build-up of weeds
(Wed 26/03)
One of the most serious threats to global biodiversity and the leisure and tourism industries is set to increase with climate change according to new research by Queen's University Belfast.

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British bird is an unlikely winner from the changing climate
(Mon 24/03)
Climate change may be bad news for billions, but scientists at the University of Sheffield have discovered one unlikely winner – a tiny British bird, the long-tailed tit.