The News for Thursday 21st of June 2018
"Forests in India are browning, according to a new study by the Hyderabad-based National Remote Sensing Centre of the Indian Space Research Organisation. The NRSC measured these changes in colour in 14 types of forest — from wet evergreen to thorn — between 2001 and 2014."
Photo credit: Sathish Kumar Periyasamy
Photo credit: Bebedi / Alamy Stock Photo
"A new industry is taking off in Alaska, as innovators help oil companies compensate for the irony that climate change is making oil exploration harder on the increasingly less frozen permafrost, NPR reported Monday."
Photo credit: NOAA
"The imbalanced sharing of net primary production between short-term human needs and maintenance of long-term ecosystem functions could compromise the ability of plantations to provide ecosystem services regulating climate, [etc]"
Photo credit: WRI/ James Anderson / Flickr
"As another monsoon season begins, huge numbers of homeless Bangladeshis are once again bracing themselves against the onslaught of floods and the sight of large chunks of land being devoured by rising water levels."
Photo credit: see #5 below
Headline #5 photo: By Michael Foley, World Bank - ARD, World Bank, CC BY 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=8655654
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