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Deforestation causes reduced rainfall in Ganga Basin, Northeast India

Using satellite data and regional climate models, IIT Bombay researchers have found that deforestation (converting woody savanna to crop land) in northeast India and north-central India has led to a 100-200 mm reduction in summer monsoon rainfall in these two regions. 538 more words


Natural and anthropogenic drivers of cultural shift

Here is the abstract of my latest paper on Easter Island published in Quaternary Science Reviews.

Abstract: Easter Island (Rapa Nui) is a remote Pacific island known for its megalithic statues, the  533 more words


Palm Oil Could Kill Off Wild Orangutans in Just 10 Years

Orangutans are being killed by widespread deforestation in Indonesia and Malaysia, a practice that makes room for palm oil plantations.

In the past 25 years, 76 million acres of Indonesian forests have disappeared. 242 more words


Weeping Woodlands

Beyond the urban sprawl and the fringe of concrete civilisation was heard a thunderous reverberation

A harsh demonic grating of electric saws and frenzied verbal agitation… 340 more words


Brazils Problem with Development - Road to Rio or Ruins?

Brazil has a problem, a big problem. It isn’t one that the World cup or the Olympics will solve. Brazil ranks within the top 10 economies in the world, however on a per capita basis in ranks outside the top 100, behind the likes of Lebanon, Chile and Botswana to name but a few.   1,292 more words


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By Vicky Lam

The issue selected by me for this subject is “Climate change, global warming, biodiversity and coral reefs”. I choose this issue in particular global warming because this is a global issue and a scientific challenge that has adverse impacts on everyone like you and me on Earth if this issue is not recognized or addressed. 1,851 more words