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New book on climate change adaptation in Indian agriculture

Climate change and agriculture in India is the focus of a new peer-reviewed book, based on seven years of field work.

Climate can explain intestinal trouble

Chronic inflammation of the colon is more common in colder regions. Climate, particularly temperature, can have an influence on the reasons behind the disease, scientists believe.

Huge meltwater reservoir found under Greenland ice

A reservoir of meltwater the size of Ireland has been found within Greenland’s ice sheet. The reservoir may increase the melting of the inland ice in the future and provides fundamental new insights into the dynamics of the Greenland ice cap.

Reindeer genes show clear influence from last Ice Age

The genes of modern reindeer help scientists understand how past climates affected the species - and give clues as to how reindeer will handle future climate change.

OPINION: Should India invest in Arctic oil?

In an unusual twist of events, the second most populous country in the world has become an unlikely player in the far flung Arctic high north.

Less ice in Greenland 3,000 years ago than today

A new method for dating ancient sea shells reveals that the Greenland Ice Sheet was smaller between 3,000 and 5,000 years ago than it is today. The new study also indicates that the inland ice is more robust than previously thought.

The best way to remove substances from rainwater

Is rainwater clean? Can it be harmful to aquatic life? And what happens when rainwater from cities is discharged to the aquatic environment?

Students tote ecosystems in rucksacks

What key discoveries do researchers make about climate change when they use students as sherpas to shuffle ecosystems around on Norway’s west coast fjord landscapes?

Warmer in Southern Europe, wetter in the North

European scientists have joined forces in a report to politicians. This is what we can expect of extreme weather in times ahead.

Microscopic arms race rages on the seabed

The ocean floor contains viruses and bacteria locked in a constant struggle for survival. This has a great effect on the carbon cycle in the ocean and thus also affects how much CO2 is released into the atmosphere.