Archive for November 16th, 2017:

Europe steps in to cover US shortfall in funding climate science

Image copyright Getty Images French president Emmanuel Macron says that Europe will cover any shortfall in funding for the global climate body, the IPCC. The scientific organisation has faced uncertainty since President Donald Trump outlined plans earlier this year to cut US funding. The UK government also pledged to double their IPCC contribution. Speaking at

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‘Routine’ detection of space ripples

Image caption Comparison of black hole mergers seen by the laser interferometers. LVT151012 probably was a real event but it did not have the required confidence to be fully declared a formal detection Gravitational waves have been picked up from another black hole merger. It is the fifth time such an event has been validated,

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Nasa forecast: Which cities will flood as ice melts?

Media captionWhich cities might suffer as the ice melts A forecasting tool reveals which cities will be affected as different portions of the ice sheet melt, say scientists. It looks at the Earth’s spin and gravitational effects to predict how water will be “redistributed” globally. “This provides, for each city, a picture of which glaciers,

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