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Young And Old Song Sparrows Experience Climate Change Differently
2013-08-12 15:52:50

University of California - Davis What's good for adults is not always best for the young, and vice versa. At least that is the case with song sparrows and how they experience the effects of climate change, according to two recent studies by scientists at the University of California, Davis, and Point Blue Conservation Science. Both studies show the importance of considering the various stages and ages of individuals in a species -- from babies to juveniles to adults -- to best predict...

2013-07-31 10:30:29

Wildlife Conservation Society study finds impending economic growth and climate change impacts require long-term adaptation efforts to conserve Myanmar's unique biodiversity Long isolated by economic and political sanctions, Myanmar returns to the international community amid high expectations and challenges associated with protecting the country's great natural wealth from the impacts of economic growth and climate change. In a new study, scientists from the Wildlife Conservation...

2013-06-27 23:33:27

In the wake of President Obama’s plan to adapt to a changing global climate, AGRION continues to examine and develop the microgrid market as a vehicle for preparing for weather intensification, power outages, and the next Super Storm. New York, NY (PRWEB) June 27, 2013 AGRION, the global network for energy, cleantech, and sustainability, created the Microgrid Taskforce in September 2012 to drive demonstration projects, engaging participants like PG&E, the California Public Utilities...

2013-05-21 23:02:26

Research focuses on efforts to invest in infrastructure projects today that address future climate change impact on vulnerable, low-income communities Boston, MA (PRWEB) May 21, 2013 In a just released paper, How Philanthropy Can Help Communities Advance Climate Change Adaptation, The Bridgespan Group reflects conversations with leaders of pioneering climate adaptation efforts and identifies five investment models funders can follow to catalyze climate adaptation practices. According to...

2013-04-08 23:04:06

Feeding the Planet in a Warming World, a new report by The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) and the London School of Economics (LSE), argues for enhanced investment in research and development of plant and animal genetics and new agricultural practices to address the twin impacts of climate change and population growth on food production. Washington, DC (PRWEB) April 08, 2013 The ever widening effect of climate change on the planet requires the development of...

Dragonflies As Climate Change Prognosticators
2013-03-06 17:25:19

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Scientists exploring the speed and scope of climate change have often looked at flora and fauna in a particular region as a major indicator. Many of these plant species will adjust their inner clock leading to earlier and earlier periods of bloom. However, not all biological life forms are able to adjust to a change in climate so quickly, according to a recent report published by the European Environmental Agency. It is for...

2013-02-18 13:10:23

As our climate changes, the way we engineer our cities must, too. That's the message that University of New Hampshire professor Paul Kirshen, an author of a recent report that assessed Boston's vulnerability to coastal flooding, will deliver at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Annual Meeting February 14-18, 2013, in Boston. Kirshen will speak about water infrastructure management under a changing climate at the "Effective Science for Community Adaptation to...

2013-02-13 17:32:53

Climate Change experts examine rebuilding New research has come up with ways to quickly assess flood damage to houses while also showing most people didn't intend to make changes to reduce their vulnerability after the 2010-11 floods in Australia. Two separate reports from the National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility released today show how lessons learned from households affected by the 2010-11 Australian floods can minimize damage under current and future climates. The...


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humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'