General Climate News

Agriculture in Southern Italy: planning ahead to address water risk Agriculture in the Mediterranean area is among the sectors most at risk due to the impacts of climate change. Climate models estimate a likely decrease in seasonal and annual rainfall across Mediterranean areas, with an increased risk of prolonged dry seasons, droughts and extreme rainfall events.
Managing water use efficiently, particularly in irrigation, becomes essential to ensure agricultural production.
Fondazione Centro Euro-Mediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatici, Wednesday 11 April 2018
Droughts mean fewer flowers for bees Bees could be at risk from climate change because more frequent droughts could cause plants to produce fewer flowers, new research shows.
University of Exeter, Wednesday 11 April 2018
Tree rings provide vital information for improved climate predictions Using a decade-long sequence of annual growth rings from pine trees, scientists have introduced a highly advanced technique for tracking the carbon metabolism of plants and its environmental controls.
Umea University, Monday 9 April 2018