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Arial view of rainforest jungle in Brasil
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The increase was confirmed by an analysis of satellite images, contrasting with a drop in deforestation and the total number of fires detected in the Amazon. The Brazilian government’s says it is partnering with other institutions to combat wildfires.
São Paulo Research Foundation (Agência FAPESP)
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Researchers from IIT-Roorkee have claimed to have formulated a framework which can provide early warnings in the hills at least six hours in advance by studying rainfall patterns.
Times of India, the
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A team led by Penn State researchers reviewed studies from the past 30 years to examine whether rising temperatures are causing people to migrate out of the artic - or if, and why, they're deciding to stay.
Pennsylvania State University
Chittagong, Bangladesh, 05 August, 2023 Due to continuous heavy rain, roads in different areas of Chittagong were flooded on Saturday.
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A high-accuracy, low-cost sensor network may change the way urban floods are detected and monitored.
Eos - AGU
Wildfire in Australia
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New data on forest fires confirms what we’ve long feared: Forest fires are becoming more widespread, burning nearly twice as much tree cover today as they did 20 years ago.
World Resources Institute
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In her most recent study, Armstrong found that roughly 50% of those surveyed in the mid-south could not accurately define a tornado warning.
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
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Scientists at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory completed a study of how well vegetation survived extreme heat events in both urban and rural communities. The analysis informs pathways for climate mitigation and reducing the effect of urban heat islands.
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Yosemite National Park in Winter, California-USA
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Researchers report that episodes of heavy snowfall and rain likely contributed to a swarm of earthquakes over the past several years in northern Japan. The study is the first to show that climate conditions could initiate some quakes.
MIT News, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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Researchers from UC Irvine have found evidence of the molecular causes of the damaging impact heat stress causes on the gut, liver and brain. These findings point to the potential of developing precise prognostic and therapeutic interventions.
University of California, Irvine
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Around five and half millenia ago, northern Africa went through a dramatic transformation. The Sahara desert expanded and grasslands, forests and lakes favoured by humans disappeared.
Conversation Media Group, the

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