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Released: 27-Apr-2020 5:25 PM EDT
Poor Amazonians go hungry despite living in one of the most biodiverse places on Earth
Lancaster University

Poorer rural Amazonians are going hungry despite living in one of the most biodiverse areas on the planet - a new study reveals.

Released: 16-Apr-2020 12:00 PM EDT
Climate change: Extreme coastal flooding events in the US expected to rise
Scientific Reports

Extreme flooding events in some US coastal areas could double every five years if sea levels continue to rise as expected, a study published in Scientific Reports suggests. Today's 'once-in-a-lifetime' extreme water levels -- which are currently reached once every 50 years -- may be exceeded daily along most of the US coastline before the end of the 21st century.

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Released: 5-Mar-2020 10:00 AM EST
More Pavement, More Problems
Johns Hopkins University

Think your daily coffee, boutique gym membership and airport lounge access cost a lot? There may be an additional, hidden cost to those luxuries of urban living, says a new Johns Hopkins University study: more flooding. For every percentage point increase in roads, parking lots and other impervious surfaces that prevent water from flowing into the ground, annual floods increase on average by 3.3%, the researchers found.

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Released: 28-Feb-2020 1:20 PM EST
Study reveals Missoula Floods impact on past abrupt climate changes
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

A new study shows for the first time how massive flood events in the eastern North Pacific Ocean—known as the Missoula Floods—may have in part triggered abrupt climate changes in the Northern Hemisphere during the last deglaciation (approximately 19,000–11,700 years ago). The findings are contrary to the long held notion that cooling was primarily driven by changes in North Atlantic circulation.

Released: 30-Jan-2020 3:35 PM EST
Outcomes published following Iowa State workshop discussing land use, infrastructure issues within Mississippi River watershed
Iowa State University

A new network of researchers and community officials is working to find solutions to some of the biggest challenges within the Mississippi River watershed.

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Released: 27-Jan-2020 3:40 PM EST
Earth's most biodiverse ecosystems face a perfect storm
Lancaster University

A combination of climate change, extreme weather and pressure from local human activity is causing a collapse in global biodiversity and ecosystems across the tropics, new research shows.

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