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Reducing black carbon emissions from diesel engines, wood and coal burners would curb global warming

January 17th, 2013 by International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme

Black carbon is the second largest man-made contributor to global warming and its influence on climate has been greatly underestimated, according to the first quantitative and comprehensive analysis of this issue. The landmark study published in the paper ‘Bounding the role of black carbon in the climate system: A scientific assessment‘ in the Journal of […]

Greenland and Antarctica ice loss accelerating

November 29th, 2012 by University of Washington

Forty-seven research scientists from 26 laboratories have reconciled their measurements of ice sheet changes in Antarctica and Greenland during the past two decades and found that ice has been lost faster during the last decade. The results, published in the paper “A Reconciled Estimate of Ice-Sheet Mass Balance” in the journal Science, roughly halve the […]

Two severe Amazon droughts in five years alarms scientists

February 4th, 2011 by University of Leeds

New research shows that the 2010 Amazon drought may have been even more devastating to the region’s rain forests than the unusual 2005 drought, which was previously billed as a one-in-100 year event. Analyses of rainfall across 5.3 million square kilometres of Amazonia during the 2010 dry season, published in Science, shows that the drought […]