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Climate Change Will More Than Double the Risk of Intense Tropical Cyclones by 2050

Human-caused climate change will make strong tropical cyclones twice as frequent by the middle of the century, putting large parts of the world at risk, according to a new study published in Scientific Advances. The analysis also projects that maximum wind speeds associated with these cyclones could increase by around 20%. Despite being amongst the […]

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Solar and wind energy sites mapped globally for the first time

Researchers at the University of Southampton have mapped the global locations of major renewable energy sites, providing a valuable resource to help assess their potential environmental impact. Their study, published in the Nature journal Scientific Data, shows where solar and wind farms are based around the world – demonstrating both their infrastructure density in different regions […]

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Threatened birds and mammals have irreplaceable roles in the natural world

February 24, 2020 – A new study led from the University of Southampton has shown that threatened birds and mammals are often ecologically distinct and irreplaceable in their environment. Mammals such as the Asian Elephant and the Sumatran Rhinoceros, and birds such as the Great Indian Bustard, Amsterdam Albatross and the Somali Ostrich are both […]

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Earth and Moon pummelled by more asteroids since the age of the dinosaurs began

January 22, 2019 – The number of asteroids colliding with the Earth and Moon has increased by up to three times over the past 290 million years, according to a major new study involving the University of Southampton. These findings, published in Science, challenge our previous understanding of Earth’s history. Scientists have tried to understand […]

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Global temperature targets will be missed within decades unless carbon emissions reversed

Jan. 23, 2018 – New projections by researchers from the Universities of Southampton and Liverpool, and the Australian National University in Canberra, could be the catalyst the world has sought to determine how best to meet its obligations to reduce carbon emissions and better manage global warming as defined by the Paris Agreement. In their […]

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Study reveals substantial evidence of holographic universe

Jan. 30, 2017 – A UK, Canadian and Italian study has provided what researchers believe is the first observational evidence that our universe could be a vast and complex hologram. Theoretical physicists and astrophysicists, investigating irregularities in the cosmic microwave background (the ‘afterglow’ of the Big Bang), have found there is substantial evidence supporting a […]

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