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Report Identifies Many Benefits From Restoring Degraded Bogs

The final report of the EPA-funded ‘Carbon Restore’ project shows that breathing new life into cut-away and degraded boglands would provide climate, biodiversity, water and economic benefits. UCD based Dr David Wilson led the ‘Carbon Restore’ project and it was

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NUI Galway Physicist Wins International Award

NUI Galway’s Professor Colin O’Dowd (pictured) has been awarded the Appleton Medal by the Institute of Physics for his ‘distinguished research in environmental and atmospheric physics’. In particular, the NUI Galway physicist was lauded for his work on the formation and

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Europe's Future Depends on Cities Resilient to Climate Change

Most of Europe’s wealth is generated in cities, and urban areas are particularly at risk due to climate change. Europe should seize the opportunity of improving quality of life while adapting to climate change in cities, according to a report

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Antarctic Octopus Points to New Evidence of Ice-Sheet Collapse

Scientists have found that genetic information on the Antarctic octopus supports studies indicating that the West Antarctic Ice Sheet could have collapsed during its history, possibly as recently as 200,000 years ago. The team, which included scientists from NUI Galway,

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Ireland Hosts World Congress on Water, Climate and Energy – 13–18 May – Dublin Convention Centre

Ireland is preparing to host a major international Congress on Water, Climate and Energy over six days at the Dublin Convention Centre, from 13th -18th May. Several hundred delegates from over 60 countries will debate with world experts in various

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NUI Galway to Host CARBOCHANGE Annual Meeting – 7-9th March, 2012

Over 75 scientists will gather at NUI Galway for the annual project meeting of CARBOCHANGE (Changes in carbon uptake and emissions by oceans in a changing climate) on 7-9 March. The meeting will take place in the Aula Maxima at

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Climate Change Could Mean Big Changes For Europe’s Forests

Though they have survived fires, insect outbreaks and logging, the forests of Europe may now face their biggest challenge ever – climate change. Disrupted weather patterns could intensify droughts, fires, storms, pest infestations, species loss, and other natural calamities harmful

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European Soils Must Be Protected

Two new EU reports show just how serious soil degradation has become in Europe. The reports show that between 1990 and 2006 at least 680 acres (275ha) of soil per day were permanently lost through soil sealing – the covering

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Climate Change Risk Assessment Shows UK Needs to Adapt

The UK is set to be amongst the best prepared nations for the implications of climate change following publication of a groundbreaking study into the threats the country faces. The Climate Change Risk Assessment (CCRA) highlights the top 100 challenges

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Global Warming Over Last Decade Hidden Below the Ocean

New research, published in the journal Nature Geoscience, has detected a sustained energy surplus in Earth’s climate and warming below the sea surface since 2000 that is consistent with the continued build up of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. Despite

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