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Salinisation of rivers: a global environmental problem

The salinisation of rivers is a global problem that affects to countries all over the world and it causes a high environmental and economic cost, and poses a high risk to global health. Climate change and the increasing water consumption can worsen even more the future scene.

Posted: Jan 11th, 2013

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Long-term roadmap for energy-efficient buildings

A European consortium is organising a multi-sectoral partnership of stakeholders involved in defining research agendas for energy-efficient buildings. The goal is a long-term strategic research roadmap.

Posted: Jan 11th, 2013

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Compostable textiles

Scientists are developing novel textiles from 100 % renewable and natural materials. Groundcovers and insect screens are among the numerous products targeted for application of the eco-friendly technology.

Posted: Jan 11th, 2013

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Developing heat tolerant crops

With heatwaves predicted to increase in intensity and duration, the importance of heat tolerant crops is becoming increasingly urgent.

Posted: Jan 10th, 2013

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NASA chases climate change clues into the stratosphere

Starting this month, NASA will send a remotely piloted research aircraft as high as 65,000 feet over the tropical Pacific Ocean to probe unexplored regions of the upper atmosphere for answers to how a warming climate is changing Earth.

Posted: Jan 10th, 2013

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Mathematics and weather and climate research

How does mathematics improve our understanding of weather and climate? Can mathematicians determine whether an extreme meteorological event is an anomaly or part of a general trend? Presentations touching on these questions will be given at the annual national mathematics conference in San Diego, California.

Posted: Jan 9th, 2013

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