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2008-12-18 15:40:58

Welsh scientists say a 25-year study suggests climate change might be hampering the recovery of Earth's rivers from the effects of acid rainfall. The research by Cardiff University Professor Steve Ormerod and biosciences researcher Isabelle Durance was undertaken in 14 middle-Wales rivers and involved assessing the number and variety of stream insects present each year.

2008-12-12 15:19:11

Climate change is hampering the long-term recovery of rivers from the effects of acid rain, as wet weather counteracts improvements, according to a new study by Cardiff University.


Word of the Day
prosopography
  • a study of the individuals in a group of people within a specific context and their relationships.
  • In rhetoric, the description of any one's personal appearance.
The word 'prosopography' comes from a Latin word meaning 'description of a person’s appearance' from Greek roots meaning 'face' or 'person' and 'writing'.