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Want to beat the heat? Plant a tree

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It has long been the rallying cry of environmentalists: “Plant trees to fight climate change.” But what exactly is the science behind the trees’ ability to cool the climate?

Posted: May 7th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Global warming: Heat stress hits labor productivity

Graphic charting ice sheet contribution to global sea level. Scientists on Thursday said that Antarctic and Greenland have contributed just over 11 millimeters to global sea levels since 1992. AFP

Heat stress from global warming may be having an impact on outdoor work productivity in hot regions like northern Australia, Southeast Asia and the southern United States, a study said Sunday.

Posted: February 25th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Study: Antarctic ice melting from warm water below

WASHINGTON – Antarctica’s massive ice shelves are shrinking because they are being eaten away from below by warm water, a new study finds. That suggests that future sea levels could rise faster than many scientists have been predicting. The western chunk of Antarctica is losing 23 feet of its floating ice sheet each year. Until [...]

Posted: April 26th, 2012 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

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