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Antarctica losing six times more ice mass annually now than 40 years ago

Univ. of California, Irvine

New research reveals that Antarctica experienced a sixfold increase in yearly ice mass loss between 1979 and 2017. The accelerated melting caused global sea levels to rise more than half an inch during that time. As the Antarctic ice sheet continues to melt away, multi-metre sea level rise will occur in the coming centuries.

  • UK: Caring for the hills protects us from flooding, says new research

    Univ of Manchester

    New research finds that restoration schemes reduce the level of flood risk to towns in valleys below the UK's Peak District. The restoration decreases the highest volume of water flow by 57 percent and triples the time between peak rain and flow. This research shows that flood control can be added to the many benefits of restoring damaged peatlands.

  • Mozambique: How agriculture has become resistant to climate change

    AFRIK 21

    In Mozambique, the Pilot Programme for Resilience to Climate Change provides training on climate-smart agriculture and practices, enabling farmers to adapt to climate change. The programme allowed Mozambicans to produce 754,287 tonnes of vegetables in 2016, and has also spurred the development of a vegetable processing unit that will be operational this year.

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