Research briefs

Banana plantation
High-moisture fruit crops like bananas may become a firefighter’s strongest ally in places with a Mediterranean climate. New research shows that buffers of high-moisture crops in wildland-urban interfaces significantly slows the advance of wildfires.
The Energy Mix
Shepherd leading a flock of goats in a sandy and dusty environment in Africa.
Khushbu Mishra, MRR Innovation Lab researcher and economist at Stetson University, recently published a paper on bundling insurance against drought with agricultural loans to encourage smallholder uptake of agricultural technology in northern Ghana.
University of California, Davis
Review with a colourful bridge going over it. Medium sized city in the background
In a unique study covering 49 deltas globally, researchers find that population growth and poor environmental governance might pose bigger threats than climate change to the sustainability of Asian and African deltas.
Lund University
A research team recently employed deep learning techniques to scrutinize dam operation patterns and assess their effectiveness. Their findings were published in the Journal of Hydrology.
Pohang University of Science and Technology
Climate change will affect every aspect of our health and wellbeing. But its potential harms go beyond the body’s ability to handle extreme heat, important as this is.
Conversation Media Group, the
Shifting water levels have driven a significant decline in navigation conditions in recent decades along the Mississippi River, a primary engine of commerce in the United States, research from the federal government and Princeton University shows.
Princeton University
The whole of the northern hemisphere suffered deterioration of air quality as a result of 2023's record-setting Canadian wildfires.
Chinese Academy of Sciences
Aerial view of floods in a Chinese city, 2017
Researchers from China Academy of Urban Planning & Design present a comprehensive approach to combat the challenges posed by climate change to urban water systems.
Chinese Academy of Sciences
Newswise Inc.
A waste picker walking on the street in Brazil
Brazilian study shows why waste pickers are essential to climate adaptation planning.
Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing (WIEGO) Limited
Researchers from Osaka University demonstrate that the steps we personally take to prevent the spread of disease depend on our own individual circumstances.
Osaka University

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