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Local ecosystem impacts from major developments could be irreversible

Research in desert environments has shown that ecosystems which suffer rapid and severe impacts from drought, climate, or land management decisions may not recover. Rapid changes to land use can reduce the opportunity for local species to adapt, and can … Continue reading

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Reflections on climate change

The complexity of climate change is poorly understood. Urban areas are often thought to contribute to global warming by acting as ‘heat islands’. Painting roofs white within an urban centre was expected to reflect more sunlight thus cooling urban centres. … Continue reading

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