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Sun & Wind Provide 100% Of Mediterranean Island’s Power

The ECOreport reposts news from Tilos, Greece, where the sun & wind provide 100% of Mediterranean island’s power

Originally Posted on University of East Anglia News

Tilos, a tiny Greek island nestled between Kos and Rhodes, is at the vanguard of a renewable energy revolution thanks to an initiative by the University of East Anglia (UEA) and the University of Applied Sciences in Piraeus that has just been recognised by two important EU Commission awards.

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Flower-rich Habitats Enable Bumblebee Survival

The ECOreport reposts news of a study from the U.K., Flower-rich Habitats Enable Bumblebee Survival

Originally Published on University of East Anglia News

New research involving UEA has revealed for the first time that flower-rich habitats are key to enhancing the survival of bumblebee families between years.
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Fossil Fuel Emissions Did Not Grow In 2015

The ECOreport reposts good news from the downturn in coal consumption, Fossil Fuel Emissions Did Not Grow In 2015

Originally Published on University of East Anglia News

Global carbon emissions from burning fossil fuels did not grow in 2015 and are projected to rise only slightly in 2016, marking three years of almost no growth, according to researchers at the University of East Anglia (UEA) and the Global Carbon Project.

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Fish Species Adapting To Warmer Oceans

The ECOreport reposts a good cilmate change story, fish species adapting to warmer oceans

Originally Published on University of East Anglia News

Some fish species are adapting to survive environmental changes without significant genetic evolution, according to research from the University of East Anglia and Dalhousie University, Canada.

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Tropical Hardwood Forests At Risk

The ECOreport republishes new of a study showing Tropical Hardwood Forests at risk of eradication

Originally Published on University of East Anglia News

Widely hailed as a renewable natural resource, tropical timber from old-growth tropical forests is selectively logged worldwide at an unprecedented scale. But research from the University of East Anglia reveals that these sources of timber are far from sustainable or entirely environmentally friendly. A study published today in PLOS ONE reveals that once prime tropical hardwoods – such as Brazilian cedars, ipe (Brazilian walnut), and rosewood – have been logged, they do not grow back to commercial levels and are at risk from disappearing altogether.

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The UK’s Identity & Future Under Brexit

The ECOreport reposts another collection of Op-Eds, the UK’s Identity & Future Under Brexit

Originally Published on University of East Anglia News

Impact on: UK governance, national identity and the future of the UK

Prof Thomas Otte, professor diplomatic history, School of History:

“In so far as domestic affairs are concerned, the referendum has plunged the UK in a deep, constitutional crisis. The vote to leave amounts to a vote of no-confidence in the prime minister and his government, whose policy has been rejected, however marginally. But it was also a vote of no-confidence in the political and economic elite.

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Near Zero Emissions Needed, Study Says

The ECOreport reposts news from the Antarctic:  Near Zero Emissions Needed, Study Says

Originally Published on the University of East Anglia News

Carbon dioxide (CO2) levels in the atmosphere have reached a milestone at the British Antarctic Survey’s (BAS) Halley Research Station in Antarctica – according to UEA and BAS scientists.

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Most Severe Climate Changes In Poorest Nations

The ECOreport reposts study confirming the Most Severe Climate Changes In Poorest Nations

Originally Published on University of East Anglia News

Many of the world’s poorest countries are expected to experience daily heat extremes due to climate change sooner than wealthier nations – according to research from an international team including UEA.

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Global Temperatures Are Set To Reach 1˚C Above

Global temperatures are set To reach 1˚C above, they have actually been slightly higher than that for the first nine months this year

Press Release from the University of East Anglia

Limiting warming to no more than 2˚C has become the target for global climate policy.

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