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The project aims to provide information on soil moisture, evapotranspiration and moisture limits on plant growth and crop yield at high resolution for areas at greatest risk in Africa and proposes to combiine a simple soil hydrological model, ...

Published on : Wed, 23/11/2016

Changes to winter weather conditions could threaten the long-term survival of coral in the region, upsetting fragile ecosystems that support an array of marine species, researchers say.

Marine life

Corals allow diverse forms of marine...

Published on : Tue, 22/11/2016

This will facilitate collaboration and partnership to aid representation of the research community at government level in the UK, and, where appropriate, help with the implementation of the ...

Published on : Thu, 17/11/2016

Oviraptorosaurs are a bizarre group of bird-like theropod dinosaurs, the derived forms of which have shortened, toothless skulls, and which diverged from close relatives by developing peculiar feeding adaptations. Although once among the most...

Published on : Fri, 11/11/2016

The University of Edinburgh has been awarded over GBP400,000 to lead three projects aimed at building resilience to future natural disasters.

These exciting interdisciplinary projects will integrate a wide range of relevant expertise across the...

Published on : Thu, 03/11/2016

A consumer tax levy on fossil fuels could provide a means of lowering their use or encouraging the adoption of cleaner alternatives, the research suggests.

Such a system – adopted from a tool devised by the economist Arthur Pigou in the 1920s...

Published on : Tue, 01/11/2016

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