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New research shows that El Niño contributes to insect collapse in the Amazon

Lancaster University

Hotter and drier El Niño events are having an alarming effect on biodiversity in the Amazon Rainforest and further add to a disturbing global insect collapse, scientists show.

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Released:
11-Feb-2020 2:50 PM EST
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Newswise: Researchers study the intricate link between climate and conflict

Researchers study the intricate link between climate and conflict

University of Notre Dame

New research from the University of Notre Dame is shedding light on the unexpected effects climate change could have on regional instability and violent conflict.

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3-Feb-2020 4:35 PM EST
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Newswise: Getting to the root of plant survival

Getting to the root of plant survival

University of Delaware

Researchers have new insight into plant survival after identifying hormones and proteins that interact to regulate root emergence. The findings may lead to the ability to control when and how many additional roots a plant can form – a key weapon in battling dry conditions caused by climate change.

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Released:
27-Jan-2020 3:45 PM EST
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27-Jan-2020 3:40 PM EST
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Widespread droughts affect southern California water sources six times a century

University of Arizona

Severe droughts happened simultaneously in the regions that supply water to Southern California almost six times per century on average since 1500, according to new University of Arizona-led research.

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13-Jan-2020 1:05 PM EST
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Newswise: Investigating the Ocean’s Influence on Australia’s Drought

Investigating the Ocean’s Influence on Australia’s Drought

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

To understand how the relentless heat, blazing wild fires, and bone-dry conditions have reached such extremes, scientists at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) are looking to the ocean.

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Released:
9-Jan-2020 4:00 PM EST
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Newswise: Droughts Spell Changes for Soil Microbes

Droughts Spell Changes for Soil Microbes

Department of Energy, Office of Science

Scientists predict a warming Earth will cause more droughts that are more severe in the grasslands of the central United States. This research found that soil drying affects the microbial community in several ways.

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Released:
27-Dec-2019 8:05 AM EST
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Last remaining glaciers in the Pacific will soon melt away

Ohio State University

The last remaining tropical glaciers between the Himalayas and the Andes will disappear in the next decade – and possibly sooner – due to climate change, a new study has found. The glaciers in Papua, Indonesia, are “the canaries in the coal mine” for other mountaintop glaciers around the world, one of the senior authors of the paper said.

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Released:
10-Dec-2019 12:05 PM EST
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Newswise: Rural decline not driven by water recovery

Rural decline not driven by water recovery

University of Adelaide

New research from the University of Adelaide has shown that climate and economic factors are the main drivers of farmers leaving their properties in the Murray-Darling Basin, not reduced water for irrigation as commonly claimed.

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Released:
5-Dec-2019 2:55 AM EST
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