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Identifying climate impact hotspots across sectors

One out of ten people on Earth is likely to live in a climate impact hotspot by the end of this century, if greenhouse gas emissions continue unabated. Many more are put at risk in a worst-case scenario of the combined impacts on crop yields, water availability, ecosystems, and health, according to a new study.

Posted: Aug 15th, 2013

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Electrochemical step towards a better hydrogen storage

Good metal-based systems for hydrogen storage cannot be developed without knowing how this element permeates through metals. Researchers at the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw managed to apply a user-friendly electrochemical method to study hydrogen diffusion in highly reactive metals.

Posted: Aug 14th, 2013

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The changing shape of solar

Researchers develop one of the first combined solar/thermal energy generators. It can suck up the heat of a hot summer's day and turn it into electricity.

Posted: Aug 13th, 2013

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Assessing the cost of climate change and its wider impact on society

Researchers for EU-funded project GLOBAL-IQ ('Impact Quantification of Global Changes') are contributing to the debate by assessing the socio-economic impacts of climate change on society. They will also evaluate the costs and benefits of possible mitigation and adaptation strategies.

Posted: Aug 6th, 2013

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