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Climate change is making Indian monsoon seasons more chaotic

| Apr 15, 2021 at 10:46 AM

If global warming continues unchecked, summer monsoon rainfall in India will become stronger and more erratic. A study predicts more extremely wet years in the future – with potentially grave consequences for more than one billion people’s well-being, economy, food systems and agriculture.

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Climate change has caused billions of dollars in flood damages

WNM | Apr 14, 2021 at 8:17 AM

Flooding has caused hundreds of billions of dollars in damage in the U.S. over the past three decades. Researchers found that 36 percent of the costs of flooding in the U.S. from 1988 to 2017 were a result of intensifying precipitation, consistent with predictions of global warming.

Researchers reveal cost of key climate solution

WNM | Apr 9, 2021 at 3:45 PM

A first comprehensive nationwide assessment estimates energy penalties from managing carbon dioxide storage reservoirs. The findings provide a framework for selecting reservoirs and making underground carbon storage more energy efficient.

African elephants’ range has shrunk greatly – study

WNM | Apr 6, 2021 at 10:16 AM

While about 18 million square kilometers of Africa – an area bigger than the whole of Russia – still has suitable habitat for elephants, the actual range of African elephants has shrunk to just 17 percent of what it could be due to human pressure and the killing of elephants for ivory.

Carbon-neutral “biofuel” from lakes

WNM | Apr 1, 2021 at 7:37 AM

Lakes store huge amounts of methane. A new study offers suggestions for how it can be extracted and used as an energy source in the form of methanol.

Asia and Europe are at high-risk of pesticide pollution

WNM | Mar 31, 2021 at 7:02 AM

A global map of agricultural land has revealed that 64 percent of land used for agriculture and food crops is at risk of pesticide pollution. Almost a third of these areas are considered to be at high-risk.