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Citizen Science Campaign to Aid Disaster Response


For the next few weeks researchers are testing a new system to aid disaster damage mapping, providing much-needed real-time data to help communities recover and rebuild after disaster.
16-May-2017 9:25 AM EDT Add to Favorites

“Traveling” Droughts Bring New Possibilities for Prediction

Droughts can travel hundreds to thousands of kilometers from where they started, like a slow-moving hurricane. A new study sheds light on how these droughts evolve in space and time, bringing vital new insight for water managers.
7-Mar-2017 3:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Oil Production Releases More Methane Than Previously Thought

Emissions of methane and ethane from oil production have been substantially higher than previously estimated, particularly before 2005.
1-Feb-2017 3:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Changing Rainfall Patterns Linked to Water Security in India

Changes in precipitation, which are linked to the warming of the Indian Ocean, are the main reason for recent changes in groundwater storage in India.
10-Jan-2017 3:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Tool Helps Cities to Plan Electric Bus Routes, and Calculate the Benefits


Researchers have developed a new tool for cities to optimize electric bus systems, which has now been used in Sweden’s first wireless charging bus system, launched in December.
9-Jan-2017 4:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Informing Action on a Historic Climate Agreement

The Paris Agreement on climate change goes into effect today, but while the agreement set ambitious targets for tackling climate change, scientists say there is a long way to go to achieve it. Research suggests pathways to get the world on track.
4-Nov-2016 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Risk Analysis for Common Ground on Climate Loss and Damage

The Paris Agreement included groundbreaking text on the need for a mechanism to help identify risks beyond adaptation and support the victims of climate-related loss and damage—but how exactly it will work remains unclear. New IIASA research lends...
19-Oct-2016 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Can Palm Oil Be Sustainable?

A new study shows to where and to what extent palm oil plantations could be expanded, while avoiding further deforestation in pristine and carbon-rich tropical forests.
21-Jul-2016 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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