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  • A shrinking home for endemic birds

    Source:The Hindu / 26-Apr-2017

    Researchers from four American universities who analysed range maps used by the influential global authority, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), found that for 17 of 18 bird species, the distribution was smaller than IUCN estimates. Read More OnRead More On

  • India's outsized coal plans would wipe out Paris climate goals

    Source:Science Daily / 26-Apr-2017

    India will not be able to meet its Paris climate agreement commitments in the coming years if it carries through with plans to construct nearly 370 coal-fired power plants, according to University of California, Irvine and CoalSwarm researchers. Read More On

  • Heavy precipitation speeds carbon exchange in tropics

    Source:Science Daily / 25-Apr-2017

    New research by the University of Montana and its partner institutions gives insight into how forests globally will respond to long-term climate change. Cory Cleveland, a UM professor of terrestrial ecosystem ecology, said that previous research in the wet tropics -- where much of global forest productivity occurs -- indicates that the increased rainfall that may occur with climate change would cause declines in plant growth. Read More On