• New Study: Groundwater Resources In Africa Are Resilient To Climate Change

    • Date: 08/08/19
    • University College London

    Groundwater – a vital source of water for drinking and irrigation across sub-Saharan Africa – is resilient to climate variability and change, according to a new study led by UCL and Cardiff University. A consortium of 32 scientists from across Africa and beyond carried out the research, published in Nature, which shows how groundwater replenishment depends […]

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  • Strange Coral Spawning Improving Great Barrier Reef’s Resilience

    • Date: 07/08/19
    • University of Queensland

    A phenomenon that makes coral spawn more than once a year is improving the resilience of the Great Barrier Reef. The discovery was made by University of Queensland and CSIRO researchers investigating whether corals that split their spawning over multiple months are more successful at spreading their offspring across different reefs. Dr Karlo Hock, from […]

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  • Solar Cycles: Astronomers Claim They Have Solved One of The Sun’s Biggest Mysteries

    • Date: 31/07/19
    • Space.com

    Astronomers may have finally figured out what causes the sun’s 11-year cycle of activity, and it involves a “tsunami” of magnetic fields.  The sun, like other stars, goes through a cycle marked by a change in magnetic activity, levels of radiation, and the number and size of sunspots. While our sun’s 11-year cycle was discovered more than a […]

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  • Europe’s Heat Wave Non-Disaster: French 2019 Soft Wheat Crop 2nd Largest In History

    • Date: 30/07/19
    • Business Recorder

    PARIS: Farmers in France, the European Union’s largest grain producer, will harvest their second largest soft wheat crop in history this year at 39.17 million tonnes, as a record-breaking heatwave failed to hurt yields, consultancy Agritel said on Tuesday. That would be up 14.9% from last year’s weather-hit crop. Agritel projected the national yield of […]

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  • Burkina Faso Is Fighting Malaria — With Genetically Modified Mosquitoes

    • Date: 30/07/19
    • Public Radio International (PRI)

    Scientists hit a major turning point Monday in the small village of Bana in Burkina Faso — a west African country that experienced some 4,000 malaria deaths last year. They coated about 10,000 genetically modified mosquitoes in fluorescent dust and released them into the wild. Their purpose? To fight malaria.  It marks the first time that […]

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  • Will Solar Minimum Lead To Global Cooling?

    • Date: 20/07/19
    • Daily Express

    Cosmic rays are continuously getting stronger and that could mean Earth should brace itself for a deep solar minimum, scientists have warned. A decade ago, scientists noticed an all-time high in cosmic rays – rays which originate from deep space, not to be confused with solar rays which come from the Sun. Now, scientists have noticed […]

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  • Journal Criticised For Study Claiming Sun Is Causing Global Warming

    • Date: 17/07/19
    • New Scientist

    A high profile scientific journal is investigating how it came to publish a study suggesting that global warming is down to natural solar cycles. The paper was criticised by scientists for containing “very basic errors” about how Earth moves around the sun. The study was published online on 24 June by Scientific Reports, an open access journal […]

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  • New Science: Clouds And Solar Cycles Play Role In Climate Change

    • Date: 15/07/19
    • Graham Lloyd, The Australian

    Scientists have barely scratched the surface of the task of recognising and modelling natural cycles of climate change. Sand deposits near the Gobi Desert in China may seem a strange place to look for evidence that cosmic rays can control how clouds are formed and the impact they have on Earth’s climate. But Japanese scientists […]

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