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Waterfront cities in Europe set sail for climate resilience

In the medieval Belgian city of Bruges, the urban administration has been seeking a new home and decided to move into an old hospital rather than construct a building.  Elsewhere in Bruges, famous for its picture-postcard setting amid winding canals and cobbled streets, work is underway to connect the historic centre with the

Harmonising Innovation and Nature: The Future of Green Engineering

In an epoch increasingly delineated by the imperative call towards sustainability, green engineering stands as a luminary of hope, heralding a confluence of innovation and ecological guardianship poised to redefine the contours of our planet’s destiny. This exploration ventures into the labyrinthine domain of green engineering, examining its capacity to sculpt a sustainable

Carbon-neutral beef? Argentina’s new certification could promote more climate-friendly livestock production – if it’s done right

ph. Cattle are major producers of methane, a potent greenhouse gas. AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano Paul Winters, University of Notre Dame In Argentina, where beef is a symbol of national pride, a government-led partnership has started certifying certain livestock as carbon neutral. It’s a big step that shouldn’t be underestimated, but getting the

The Ramifications of Climatic Alterations upon Asiatic Nations

Climatic alterations emerge as a paramount challenge within the contemporary epoch, with Asiatic territories at the vanguard, confronting its stern repercussions. The extensive and variegated continent of Asia, domicile to beyond 4.5 billion souls, harbours a plethora of ecosystems, ranging from the towering summits of the Himalayas to the expansive, low-lying coastal vicinities.

The Role of Geology in Shaping Civilisations

In the chronicles of yesteryears, the intricate nexus between geology and the evolution of civilizations has been both profound and multifaceted. This discourse explores the various ways in which the very substratum of our planet has influenced, moulded, and at times, steered the trajectory of human history. The Cornerstone of Civilizations: Geological Wealth

The Sahara Desert used to be a green savannah – new research explains why

Edward Armstrong, University of Helsinki Algeria’s Tassili N’Ajjer plateau is Africa’s largest national park. Among its vast sandstone formations is perhaps the world’s largest art museum. Over 15,000 etchings and paintings are exhibited there, some as much as 11,000 years old according to scientific dating techniques, representing a unique ethnological and climatological record

How El Niño and La Niña climate patterns form

by Clark Merrefield, The Journalist’s Resource Trade winds usually push warm water across the Pacific westward toward Oceania and Asia, causing cold water to surface along the coastlines of the tropical Americas, including parts of Mexico, Central America and South America. But every few years, trade winds weaken during the early spring, and

The disagreement between two climate scientists that will decide our future

ph. Vladi333/Shutterstock Robert Chris, The Open University and Hugh Hunt, University of Cambridge Getting to net zero emissions by mid-century is conventionally understood as humanity’s best hope for keeping Earth’s surface temperature (already 1.2°C above its pre-industrial level) from increasing well beyond 1.5°C – potentially reaching a point at which it could cause