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Public Release: 3-Aug-2015
Journal of Glaciology
Glaciers melt faster than ever
Glacier decline in the first decade of the 21st century has reached a historical record, since the onset of direct observations. Glacier melt is a global phenomenon and will continue even without further climate change. This is shown in the latest study by the World Glacier Monitoring Service under the lead of the University of Zurich, Switzerland.

Contact: Michael Zemp
michael.zemp@geo.uzh.ch
41-446-355-139
University of Zurich

Public Release: 31-Jul-2015
PLOS ONE
Agrarian settlements drive severe tropical deforestation across the Amazon
Resettlement projects in the Amazon are driving severe tropical deforestation -- according to new research from the University of East Anglia. Widely hailed as a socially responsible and 'innocuous' strategy of land redistribution, agrarian reform settlements have been created throughout the Brazilian Amazon since the early 1970s at an unprecedented scale. But a PLOS ONE study reveals that these farmer resettlement projects are far from environmentally friendly or socio-economically beneficial.

Contact: Lisa Horton
l.horton@uea.ac.uk
44-016-035-92764
University of East Anglia

Public Release: 31-Jul-2015
Nature Communications
Birds, bugs and blanket bogs -- Scientists warn an entire eco-system is under threat
Several rare upland bird species are being put at risk together with other ecosystem functions by the effects of climate change on the UK's blanket bogs, ecologists at the University of York have discovered.
Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Contact: Alistair Keely
alistair.keely@york.ac.uk
44-019-043-22029
University of York

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Rhone Glacier (2 of 2)

Rhone Glacier (2 of 2)
This is the Rhone Glacier in June 2014.

Contact: Michael Zemp
michael.zemp@geo.uzh.ch
41-446-355-139
University of Zurich

Rhone Glacier

Rhone Glacier
Rhone Glacier, June 2007

Contact: Michael Zemp
michael.zemp@geo.uzh.ch
41-446-355-139
University of Zurich

NASA video: A Tale of 2 Extremes: Rainfall Across the US

NASA video: A Tale of 2 Extremes: Rainfall Across the US

The United States has seen a tale of two extremes this year, with drenching rains in the eastern half of the country and persistent drought in the west. A new visualization of rainfall data ...

Contact: Ellen Gray
Ellen.t.gray@nasa.gov
301-286-1950
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

 

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