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2012-04-23 22:22:36

Knowledge network to inform everything from local climate smart farming to global climate talks Today, recognizing the knowledge gap between the existing evidence of climate change and adaptation on the ground, researchers in Asia launched a novel learning platform to improve agricultural resilience to changing weather patterns, and to reduce emissions footprint. The Climate Smart Agriculture Learning Platform for South Asia, established by the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change,...

Americans Finally Warming Up To Climate Change
2012-04-19 04:49:07

After experiencing several years of severe weather, including extreme heat, droughts and tornadoes in unusual locations, it seems the public has finally come around to the idea of global warming. A poll released on Wednesday reveals many Americans believe the wild weather of late has been magnified due to global warming. The majority of Americans believe the weather has been getting worse, by a margin of 2 to 1. This survey is the most detailed of its kind, measuring the public´s...

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2012-03-29 11:45:45

In order to explain some of the weird weather occurring across the world over the past few years, scientists have begun to research the loss of arctic sea ice. They believe this ice is being lost due to greenhouse gases released by humans. Odd and sometimes dangerous weather phenomenon has scientists left without answers as to why these things are happening. Last year´s unusually hot summer has led into an unusually mild winter. Recently, spring seems to have sprung a bit early across...

Recent Extreme Weather Events Caused By Man-Made Global Warming: Scientists
2012-03-26 13:33:21

According to new study, extreme weather events that the Earth has experienced in the past decade were caused by global warming. The World Meteorological Organization said on Friday that last year was the eleventh hottest year on record for the earth. The U.S. suffered 14 weather events in 2011, causing over $1 billion in damages for each event. On March 13 and 19 this year, historical heat records exceeded in over 1,000 places in North America. Scientists at Germany's Potsdam...

2012-03-26 13:14:20

The past decade has been one of unprecedented weather extremes. Scientists of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) in Germany argue that the high incidence of extremes is not merely accidental. From the many single events a pattern emerges. At least for extreme rainfall and heat waves the link with human-caused global warming is clear, the scientists show in a new analysis of scientific evidence in the journal Nature Climate Change. Less clear is the link between warming...

2012-03-19 19:10:39

Spotlight: Climate change Health must be taken into account in climate change mitigation strategies. It is not widely appreciated that there are many benefits to health that are likely to accrue from a low carbon economy, say experts in a special supplement published on bmj.com today. They believe that health professionals "are uniquely placed to guide the climate change conversation towards better policies that are good for the planet and for people." It follows a high level meeting,...

2012-03-13 10:55:09

In recent years, the American public has grown increasingly skeptical of the existence of man-made climate change. Although pundits and scholars have suggested several reasons for this trend, a new study shows that the recent Great Recession has been a major factor. Lyle Scruggs, associate professor of political science in UConn´s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, suggests that this shift in opinion is related primarily to the public´s concern about the economy....

2012-03-05 22:44:38

Even if zero emissions of greenhouse gases were to be achieved, the world´s temperature would continue to rise by about a quarter of a degree over a decade. That´s a best-case scenario, according to a paper co-written by a Simon Fraser University researcher. New climate change research - Climate response to zeroed emissions of greenhouse gases and aerosols – published in Nature´s online journal, urges the public, governments and industries to wake up to a harsh new...


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endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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