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Measuring plant output reveals where food demand may outstrip supply

Study of net primary production in sub-Saharan Africa identifies vulnerable regions

Why are tornadoes clustering together?

Average number of US tornadoes each year remains same but numbers per month are reaching extremes, both high and low

Sea level rise over past century unmatched in 6000 years, says study

Research finds 20cm rise since start of 20th century, caused by global warming and the melting of polar ice, is unprecedented (from the Guardian)

Helping models reproduce Chinese haze

Solar radiation-aerosol interaction could be missing mechanism, scientists say

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Crop heat stress in the context of Earth System modelling Oct 2, 2014

Samuel Levis examines recent work on how best to evaluate crop heat stress during flowering

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Water, Energy and other resources

Water resource limits could become a major constraint on the operation of energy systems, fossil and nuclear plant especially, as climate change impacts. And there may be other resource constraints. However, most - but not all - renewables may be able to avoid these limits.

Land use and energy

Renewable energy systems can be land hungry, but this constraint may not always be a serious as sometimes claimed

Green energy transformations

A transition to a sustainable energy future looks possible and may not be costly, says the IEA, in a visionary report. With renewables getting cheaper, it does seem increasingly realistic.

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IOP Conf. Ser.: Earth Environ. Sci., Volume 16 (2013)