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2014-07-07 10:09:09

Monash University The equivalent of one-third of Melbourne’s water use could be saved each year through the implementation of efficiency measures that deal with climate change, according to a new study. Researchers at the Monash Sustainability Institute analysed the water-saving potential of 74 options for reducing greenhouse gas emissions identified in ClimateWorks Australia’s award-winning Low Carbon Growth Plan for Australia.  The research was published this week in...

2014-06-10 08:22:51

Stress, Anxiety, PTSD Among Likely Impacts to Overall Well-Being WASHINGTON, June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Climate change will have significant negative impacts on Americans' health and psychological well-being, due to an increase in the frequency and severity of climate-related natural disasters and other climate-related changes in the environment and weather. Likely effects, which will increase as climate change's physical impacts accelerate, include stress, anxiety,...

2014-02-04 11:18:36

Demographic changes this century mean that elderly will be most vulnerable to impact of climate change The number of annual excess deaths caused by hot weather in England and Wales is projected to surge by 257% by the middle of the century, as a result of climate change and population growth, concludes research published online in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. The elderly (75+) will be most at risk, particularly in the South and the Midlands, the findings suggest....

2013-08-13 10:14:25

The ability of cities to combat the cause of climate change and to adapt to future weather patterns depends on where we live, new research suggests. Scientists at Newcastle University, UK, have revealed a "postcode lottery of preparedness" across the UK based on what each city is doing to not only reduce greenhouse emissions but also adapt to future climate change and extremes of weather such as flooding and drought. Devising a new way of ranking cities - the 'Urban Climate Change...

2013-02-11 16:24:57

Scientists identify security risks from climate change, and recommend investments in monitoring and forecasting to prepare for growing threats Increasingly frequent extreme weather events such as droughts, floods, severe storms, and heat waves have focused the attention of climate scientists on the connections between greenhouse warming and extreme weather. Because of the potential threat to U.S. national security, a new study was conducted to explore the forces driving extreme weather...

2013-02-05 13:49:13

According to a new technical report, the effects of climate change will continue to threaten the health and vitality of U.S. coastal communities' social, economic and natural systems. The report, Coastal Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerabilities: a technical input to the 2013 National Climate Assessment, authored by leading scientists and experts, emphasizes the need for increased coordination and planning to ensure U.S. coastal communities are resilient against the effects of climate change....

2012-05-13 23:00:45

Energy production faces unprecedented uncertainty. Increased awareness about the effects of climate change and dependence on fossil fuels has prompted policymakers and scientists to rethink their strategies. The Renewable Energy industry in Australia has both benefited from and been a victim of these changing tides, as increased investment and support has been offset by delayed implementation and political populism. For these reasons, industry research firm IBISWorld has updated its report on...

2012-04-21 23:01:45

One Stop Green completes a solar photovoltaic install for a 3.86kW system in Piney Point, Texas that includes expansion for additional modules. Houston, Texas (PRWEB) April 21, 2012 After conducting an initial site survey and identifying the ideal area for a solar photovoltaic system, One Stop Green, an online retailer for energy efficient products and installer of solar photovoltaic systems for residential and commercial properties, has completed the installation of a 3.86kW system, which...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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