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February 25, 2017

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February 25, 2017

Preferential Trade Agreements Enhance Global Trade at the Expense of Its Resilience

Feb. 16, 2017 — The global commodity trade is a complex system where its network structure, which may arise from bilateral and multilateral agreements, affects its growth and resilience. At time of economic shocks, ... read more

Early Warning System Flags Global Financial Crises

Feb. 14, 2017 — Researchers have developed a new 'early warning system' that could help policymakers around the world take action to avert or lessen the impact of financial ... read more

Teens in Poorest Families Go Hungry More Than Younger Kids

Feb. 13, 2017 — In very poor families, teenagers are going hungry twice as often as their younger siblings, a study ... read more

New Research to Help Preserve the Benefits People Receive from Nature

Feb. 9, 2017 — Humans rely on things that come from nature -- including clean air, water, food, and timber. But how can we tell if these natural services that people rely on, are at risk of being lost, potentially ... read more

Feb. 7, 2017 — An international team has, for the first time, developed a way of combining anonymized data from mobile phones and satellite imagery data to create high resolution maps to measure ... read more

Aftershock Nepal: Changing Perceptions Through Student Journalism

Feb. 6, 2017 — When the earthquake hit Nepal in 2015, the newspapers were full of stories of the tragic event, the devastation left following the natural disaster, and the heroic clean-up effort on the ground. Less ... read more

Nanoparticle Fertilizer Could Contribute to New 'Green Revolution'

Jan. 25, 2017 — The 'Green Revolution' of the '60s and '70s has been credited with helping to feed billions around the world, with fertilizers being one of the key drivers spurring the ... read more

Jan. 23, 2017 — Trees may be easy to spot on the plains of Africa but they are often overlooked as a source of income for farmers. A new study shows trees on farms may help reduce rural poverty and maintain ... read more

Jan. 18, 2017 — Coastal countries are highly prone to sea-level rise, which leads to salt-water intrusion and increased salinity levels in agricultural land. Also typical for these regions are floods and ... read more

Three Questions Climate Science Must Answer

Jan. 17, 2017 — In a new article, experts outline three key questions that are needed to direct the next generation of climate ... read more

Climate Change Forecast: More Intense Deluges and Downpours Down Under

Jan. 17, 2017 — Expect strong increases in rainfall during extreme precipitation events in Australia as a result of global warming making Dorothy Mackellar's now classic view of Australia as a country of ... read more

Affordable Water in the US: A Burgeoning Crisis

Jan. 12, 2017 — If water rates continue rising at projected amounts, the number of US households unable to afford water could triple in five years, to nearly 36 percent, finds new ... read more

Jan. 11, 2017 — Temperatures across the northeastern United States will increase much faster than the global average, results of a new study suggest, so that the 2-degrees Celsius warming target adopted in the ... read more

The Fire Through the Smoke: Working for Transparency in Climate Projections

Jan. 4, 2017 — To help policymakers more confidently prepare for the effects of climate change, a group of preeminent climate scientists evaluated the scientific work and expert judgments behind the most recent ... read more

Dec. 29, 2016 — Each year, around 88 million tons of food is discarded in the EU. This is something that researchers wants to do something about. They are now giving companies in the food supply chain specific tools ... read more

Dec. 22, 2016 — If countries abide by the Paris Agreement global warming target of 1.5 degrees Celsius, potential fish catches could increase by six million metric tons per year, according to a new ... read more

China: Carbon Dioxide Footprint of Wealthy Households Reaches European Level

Dec. 20, 2016 — Between 2007 and 2012 the overall carbon dioxide footprint of Chinese households increased by 19 per cent. 75 per cent of this gain can be attributed to increased levels of consumption by the middle ... read more

Dec. 19, 2016 — Researchers from Utah State University, Boston University, The George Washington University and the University of Oxford report findings from analysis of experiential basis for skepticism about ... read more

New Report Calls for Forward-Looking Analysis and a Review of Restoration Goals for the Everglades

Dec. 15, 2016 — To ensure the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP) is responsive to changing environmental conditions like climate change and sea-level rise, as well as to changes in water management, a ... read more

Dec. 6, 2016 — Essential Biodiversity Variables (EBVs) have the potential to help stop species loss. An international research team is using an analogy to explain what these variables are. Just as the price of a ... read more

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