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forest fires in the UK
2014-09-09 03:00:11

Climate change is expected to bring increased temperatures and longer droughts—conditions that will make forests more susceptible to fires.

2014-07-07 10:26:13

China’s richest provinces have an outsized environmental impact on the country’s water-scarce regions, according to new research from the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) and the University of Maryland.

Determining How Populations Age Based On Handshakes: Study
2014-05-09 10:12:09

How you shake hands can say a lot about you and a new study from researchers at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) in Vienna, Austria has found that a handshake can reveal how a population group is aging.

flooding in europe to double
2014-03-03 05:46:00

Losses from extreme floods in Europe could more than double by 2050, because of climate change and socioeconomic development. Understanding the risk posed by large-scale floods is of growing importance and will be key for managing climate adaptation.

Mitigating Climate Change Through Livestock System Transitions
2014-02-26 08:16:51

Livestock production is responsible for 12% of human-related greenhouse gas emissions, primarily coming from land use change and deforestation caused by expansion of agriculture, as well as methane released by the animals themselves, with a lesser amount coming from manure management and feed production.

2013-10-03 16:07:32

Wealth inequality can encourage people to cooperate when they would otherwise have no incentive to do so.

Trade-offs Between Food Security And Climate Change Mitigation Addressed By New Study
2013-07-16 12:20:30

Improving crop yields using sustainable methods could cut greenhouse gas emissions by as much as 12% per calorie produced according to a new study published in the journal Environmental Research Letters. At the same time, these changes could provide more food to people in need.

Study Shows Travel Choices For A Smaller Carbon Footprint
2013-06-17 12:52:02

Planes, trains, or automobiles: what's the most climate-friendly way to travel? A new study by researchers from IIASA and CICERO brings better estimates of how much personal travel impacts the climate.

2013-02-25 13:36:02

The new study in Nature Climate Change shows that reaching the 3 energy-related objectives proposed by the United Nations in their Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All) initiative, launched in 2011, would reduce emissions of greenhouse gases that contribute to climate change and, in combination with other measures, could help keep global temperature rise from exceeding the internationally agreed target level of 2°C.

2012-12-05 12:56:19

The study, by IIASA Evolution and Ecology Program postdoctoral fellow Tatsuya Sasaki, provides a simple new model that ties punishment by social exclusion to the benefits for the punisher.


Word of the Day
tourtiere
  • a meat pie that is usually eaten at Christmas in Quebec
The word 'tourtiere' comes from the French tourte, or passenger pigeon.
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