Mains to Rains website promotes steps towards sustainable gardening

Researchers at Cranfield University have worked with colleagues at the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) to launch a new website aimed at saving water in the garden. Gardeners visiting the Mains to Rains website can pledge to reduce their dependence on…

Study of harvey flooding aids in quantifying climate change

How much do the effects of climate change contribute to extreme weather events? It’s hard to say–the variables involved are plentiful, each event is unique, and we can only do so much to investigate what didn’t happen. But a new…

Feeling hot and bothered? It’s complicated

Rising temperatures are increasingly affecting the quality of life in many regions, setting new challenges for architects, urban planners and healthcare systems. Researchers at KAUST have analyzed discomfort due to outdoor heat across Saudi Arabia and neighboring regions to help…

Predicting the ocean: Improved forecast and insights for the Mediterranean and Black Seas

Marine forecasters face the challenge of predicting a very complex and constantly changing marine environment by applying ocean science, knowledge and technological skills to produce predictions of the state of the ocean . Operational forecasts are delivered daily in near…

The best strawberries to grow in hot locations

It’s strawberry season in many parts of the U.S, and supermarkets are teeming with these fresh heart-shaped treats. Although the bright red, juicy fruit can grow almost anywhere with lots of sunlight, production in some hot, dry regions is a…

Towards a better understanding of natural hazard risk and economic losses in Europe

The ” Science for Disaster Risk Management 2020: acting today, protecting tomorrow “, the second of its series, has been produced with the collaboration of more than 300 experts in disaster risk management. The participants come from different disciplines and…

Climate change significantly increases population displacement risk

Every year, millions of people around the world are displaced from their homes due to severe weather caused by climate change. According to the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, 10.3 million people were displaced as a result of…

The world’s oldest crater from a meteorite isn’t an impact crater after all

Several years after scientists discovered what was considered the oldest crater a meteorite made on the planet, another team found it’s actually the result of normal geological processes. During fieldwork at the Archean Maniitsoq structure in Greenland, an international team…

Data delivery system: The CMCC platform for obtaining and sharing climate data

Temperature, precipitation, ocean salinity, evapotranspiration, indicators: climate data relates not only to observations that represent our climate system in a specific location and time, but also to numerical models that simulate the climate of the past and the future. Data…