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Ice sheet melting: it’s not just about sea level rise

You've probably heard that climate change is melting the polar ice caps - but what does this actually mean? It refers to the Greenland and Antarctic Ice Sheets, which are large systems of interconnected glaciers, kilometres thick. They are formed by snow falling on land,... click to read more

  • Kaitlin Naughten | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at British Antarctic Survey, Natural Environment Research Council, Cambridge, UK
Views 203
Reading time 4 min
published on Sep 13, 2019
Warm waters hide in the unlikeliest of places – under the Arctic sea ice

The Polar Regions are a central control and indicator of the Earth's climate. Ice and snow at the poles reflect solar radiation back into space, which helps to keep the Earth cool. However, in recent decades, air temperatures in the Arctic have been rising at... click to read more

  • Mary-Louise Timmermans | Professor at The Department of Geology & Geophysics, Yale University, Connecticut, USA
Views 457
Reading time 3.5 min
published on Jul 31, 2019
A world without lake ice?

Seasonal lake ice cover is rapidly disappearing, and with it, ecosystem services that support human life and culture. Lake ice provides natural resources such as fresh water, food, transportation, and renewable energy. But it also supports emotional wellbeing by connecting remote communities through ice roads... click to read more

  • Sapna Sharma | Associate Professor at Department of Biology, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Simon R. Watson | Research Associate at Department of Biology, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Catherine O’Reilly | Associate Professor at Department of Geography, Geology, and the Environment, Illinois State University, Normal, IL, USA
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Reading time 3.5 min
published on Jul 19, 2019
High extinction risk for wild coffee species and implications for coffee sector sustainability

It has been estimated that coffee farming provides livelihoods for around 100 million people worldwide, most of which are smallholder farmers. For many coffee producing countries, coffee exports make up a significant and critically important proportion of their export earnings. Despite the number of producers... click to read more

  • Aaron P. Davis | Senior Research Leader at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK
Views 636
Reading time 4 min
published on Jul 5, 2019
Compressed air energy storage: a technology that (porous) rocks!

Climate Change is caused, in parts, by the increase in greenhouse gas emissions, such as carbon dioxide, to the atmosphere. One of the main sources of carbon dioxide is power plants. Hence, more and more renewable energy sources, commonly known as "renewables", such as wind,... click to read more

  • Julien Mouli-Castillo | Postdoctoral Research Assistant at The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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Reading time 3.5 min
published on May 16, 2019