climate change

Fossils help predict climate change

Climate change and its consequences can be felt all over the world. More and more species are threatened with extinction. Not only mammals and insects, but also fish and marine organisms. The marine...

Reforestation may cause rivers to dry up

Trees are regarded as the lungs of the earth. That’s because they absorb and store carbon dioxide greenhouse gases as they grow. And that’s also why climate conservationists around the...

Electrical scam or stupid car lobby

Germany is split on the subject of electromobility. On the one hand, “green scientists” are in a hurry to make the transition from combustion to electric motors. This is the only way to...

Why climate change affects water supplies

We assume that water is an unlimited resource every time we turn on the tap. But experts warn that climate change will affect our water supplies. Freshwater is one of the most endangered ecosystems...

Global warming: grapes are ripening faster

How does a vintner know that the grapes are ripe? By the traditional method, they taste the grapes themselves. Like this: put the grape in your mouth, bite into it, let the juice run out and in...

Ancient wood helps reconstruct glacier formation

At the University of Innsbruck there is a marked expertise in dendrochronology, also known as tree-ring dating research. The aim of science is to date wood and to draw conclusions about...

How Potatoes Can Defy Climate Change

Whether as boiled, salted or fried potatoes, processed to fries or as chips – we Germans like them: the potato. About 60 kilograms is the average per capita consumption per year in our...

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