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Big data reveals we’re running out of time to save environment and ourselves

April 27, 2020 – The use of big data can help scientists’ chart not only the degradation of the environment but can be part of the solution to achieve sustainability, according to a new commentary paper. The paper, ‘Opportunities for big data in conservation and sustainability’, published today in Nature Communications, said increased computing speeds and data […]

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Climate-related disasters increase risks of conflict in vulnerable countries

April 2, 2020 – Researchers have found strong evidence that the risk for armed conflict is higher after a climate-related disaster, but only in vulnerable countries. Lead author Tobias Ide from the University of Melbourne said the disasters include storms, floods and droughts – the frequency and intensity of which will increase in the future, […]