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May 22, 2019

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Infrastructure development and other human-made changes have already fragmented or disrupted two-thirds of Earth's longest rivers. Dams and reservoirs are the leading ... read more
Nature is declining globally at rates unprecedented in human history -- and the rate of species extinctions is accelerating, ... read more
Human-generated greenhouse gases and atmospheric particles were affecting global drought risk as far back as the early 20th century, according to a ... read more

New Studies Highlight Challenge of Meeting Paris Agreement Climate Goals

New research highlights the 'incredible challenge' of reaching the Paris Agreement without intense action and details the extreme temperatures parts of the planet will suffer if countries fail to ... read more
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Climate Change Could Undermine Children's Education and Development in the Tropics

A new study concludes that exposure to extreme heat and precipitation in prenatal and early childhood years in countries of the global tropics could make it harder for children to attain secondary ... read more

The Number of People Affected by Food Crises Remains at Alarming Levels

More than 113 million people across 53 countries experienced acute hunger requiring urgent food, nutrition and livelihoods assistance in 2018, according to a new ... read more

Trade War Imperils Amazon Rainforest, Experts Warn

Last year, the United States of America imposed tariffs of up to 25 percent on goods imported from China. The Chinese government reacted by imposing tariffs of 25 percent on US goods, including US ... read more

More Bang for the Climate Buck: Study Identifies Hotspots for Adaptation Funding

By combining the latest crop models and local expertise in Vietnam, Uganda and Nicaragua, scientists developed a process to pinpoint where cash crops and food security is most threatened by climate ... read more

White People's Eating Habits Produce Most Greenhouse Gases, Study Finds

White individuals disproportionately affect the environment through their eating habits by eating more foods that require more water and release more greenhouse gases through their production ... read more

Debt Relief Improves Psychological and Cognitive Function, Enabling Better Decision-Making

A new study demonstrates that reducing the number of debt accounts lowers the mental burden of the poor, thereby improving psychological and cognitive performance. This enables better ... read more

Citizen Science Programs Provide Valuable Data on Intermittent Rivers in Southwestern US

An OU-led project is showing how citizen science programs provide valuable data on rivers in southwestern United States. The ecological and hydrological data obtained from intermittent rivers (rivers ... read more

Research Investigates Impact of Climate Change on Glacier-Fed Rivers in Peru

Remote communities in the Peruvian Andes, as well as communities downstream, depend on the water from melting glaciers and mountain ecosystems to provide them with food and power, and to support ... read more

IPCC Is Underselling Climate Change

A new study has revealed that the language used by the global climate change watchdog, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), is overly conservative - and therefore the threats are ... read more

Rainfall Changes for Key Crops Predicted Even With Reduced Greenhouse Gas Emissions

By 2040, rainfall on wheat, soybean, rice and maize will have changed, even if Paris Agreement emissions targets are met; projections show parts of Europe, Africa, the Americas and Australia will be ... read more

Few Pathways to an Acceptable Climate Future Without Immediate Action

A new comprehensive study of climate change has painted over 5 million pictures of humanity's potential future, and few foretell an Earth that has not severely warmed. But with immediate action ... read more

New Study Uses Big Data to Analyze the International Food Trade

A new study looks at international food trade and whether it enhances or erodes equitable access to food across the planet. The researchers analyzed annual United Nations data on international food ... read more

Achieving Paris Climate Target Could Net Additional Billions in Fisheries Revenue

Achieving the Paris Agreement global warming target could protect millions of tons in annual worldwide fisheries catch, as well as billions of dollars of annual revenues for fishers, workers' ... read more

High CO2 Levels Can Destabilize Marine Layer Clouds

Computer modeling shows that marine stratus clouds could disappear if atmospheric CO2 levels climb high enough, raising global ... read more

CO<sub>2</sub> Emissions in Developed Economies Fall Due to Decreasing Fossil Fuel and Energy Use

Efforts to cut emissions of carbon dioxide and tackle climate change in developed economies are beginning to pay off according to new ... read more

Climate Goals of the Paris Agreement: Impact of Land Use

Significantly less than two degrees Celsius above pre-industrial times -- this is the temperature to which global warming should be limited, according to the Paris Climate Agreement. In a current ... read more

What Rising Seas Mean for Local Economies

High-tide flooding resulting from climate change is already disrupting the economy of Annapolis, Md. As sea levels rise, the impacts are expected to get worse for coastal ... read more

Climate Change Increases Potential for Conflict and Violence

Images of extensive flooding or fire-ravaged communities help us see how climate change is accelerating the severity of natural disasters. Researchers say what is not as clear is the indirect effect ... read more

Think Big, at Least When It Comes to Global Conservation

According to a group of international researchers, the potential for large countries to contribute to environmental protection is being overlooked. The researchers recently examined the leverage an ... read more

New Study Sheds Light on Illegal Wildlife Trade in Hong Kong

A study focusing on the type and volume of seizures relating to illegal wildlife trade in Hong Kong over the last five years illustrates the city's central role in global wildlife trafficking ... read more

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