From EGU -- The Himalayas (South Asia) are home to the largest volume of ice outside the polar regions. The Dudh Kosi basin in Nepal Himalaya hosts some of the world’s highest mountain peaks, including Mt Everest, and a huge number of glaciers. A team of scientists have been researching how sensitive these glaciers could be to future climate change.
From EGU -- When we think of rainforests, we imagine remote regions of natural beauty, with pure air and none of the atmospheric pollution that we see in the big cities. However, an international team of researchers has found evidence of manmade pollution deep inside the rainforest of Borneo in Southeast Asia.
From EGU -- Since the Mediterranean region is often very dry, it was not easy to grow food, such as grain (wheat, oats and other cereals), in some parts of the Empire. Yet, the Romans managed to ensure that the people in their cities had enough food all year round. Scientist Brian Dermody wanted to find out how the Empire survived for so long in the challenging environment of the Mediterranean.
From EGU -- Imagine putting a mirror into space to reflect sunlight away from the Earth to combat global warming. It may sound like something out of a science fiction film, but this is exactly what some scientists, called geoengineers, have actually been considering in the ongoing battle against climate change.