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Building bridges across the Danube for climate change Slovakian and Hungarian schoolchildren discovered the effects of climate change along their shared border, the River Danube, thanks to a project funded by EU Regional and Urban Development.
European Commission, Friday 19 February 2021
How may global changes affect Finland's agricultural and food economy? The future development of Finland's agricultural and food economy depends significantly on changes happening in other countries and how Finland reacts to those changes. In the next few decades, societies will change in a way that is difficult to predict. Researchers have constructed four alternative scenarios of how the Finnish agri-food sector could change under different global circumstances.
SYKE Finnish Environment Institute, Wednesday 17 February 2021
Erratic weather slows down the economy If temperature varies strongly from day to day, the economy grows less. Through these seemingly small variations climate change may have strong effects on economic growth. This shows data analyzed by researchers from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), Columbia University and the Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change (MCC).
Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Tuesday 16 February 2021
Effects of ground-level ozone on vegetation modified by nitrogen and components of climate change This literature study summarises results of experiments in which the effects of ozone on plants has been investigated in combination with factors of climate change, enhanced concentration of carbon dioxide in the air as well as nitrogen deposition.
German Environment Agency (UBA), Monday 15 February 2021
Arctic permafrost releases more CO2 than once believed There may be greater CO2 emissions associated with thawing Arctic permafrost than ever imagined. An international team of researchers, has discovered that soil bacteria release CO2 previously thought to be trapped by iron. The finding presents a large new carbon footprint that is unaccounted for in current climate models.
University of Copenhagen, Tuesday 9 February 2021
Siberian inland waters are emitting high levels of greenhouse gasses New research shows that carbon emission rates in Western Siberia's inland rivers were higher than in lakes, that the combined emissions for the region were notably high, and that carbon emissions increased as the permafrost of the area increased.
Climate Impacts Research Centre (CIRC), Umeå University, Friday 5 February 2021
Alarming rise in global temperatures The United Nations Environment Programme published a story on global warming and climate change, which will be key topics of discussion at the fifth session of the United Nations Environment Assembly this month. With the speed at which temperatures are increasing, we may reach +1.5°C in the next 15 years.
United Nations Environment Programme, Thursday 4 February 2021
Drought periods in Europe became shorter and more intense Since the beginning of the 20th century, drought periods in Europe are shorter but more intense. Moreover, high temperatures, often accompanying these droughts, cause greater water loss from the soil. This has a significant negative effect on agriculture and vegetation in general, according to an international team of scientists.
Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, Thursday 4 February 2021
Climate Adaptation Summit 2021 The online international Climate Adaptation Summit (CAS) 2021 on 25 and 26 January convened global leaders and local stakeholders. The Adaptation Action Agenda was launched, setting out clear commitments to deliver concrete new endeavours and partnerships to make our world more resilient to the effects of climate change.
CAS 2021, Friday 29 January 2021
Arc­tic warm­ing and di­min­ish­ing sea ice are in­flu­en­cing the at­mo­sphere Researchers of the University of Helsinki have resolved for the first time, how the environment affects the formation of nanoparticles in the Arctic. The results give additional insight into the future of melting sea ice and the Arctic atmosphere.
University of Helsinki, Friday 29 January 2021
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