IIASA

Type: Organization
Name: IIASA
First reported Apr 23 2014 - Updated Apr 23 2014 - 1 reports

Vienna's Kaiser models soil microbes

Climate feedbacks from decomposition by soil microbes are one of the biggest uncertainties facing climate modelers. A new study from the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) and the University of Vienna shows that these feedbacks ... [Published SuperComputing - Apr 23 2014]
First reported Apr 22 2014 - Updated Apr 23 2014 - 1 reports

Single motherhood does not make women unhappy

Raising a child outside of marriage poses many challenges – but does not have a negative impact on women’s happiness, according to new research published in the Journal of Happiness Studies.Single motherhood is often seen as a reason for a number of life ... [Published Health Canal - Apr 22 2014]
First reported Apr 20 2014 - Updated Apr 20 2014 - 1 reports

Nutrient-rich forests absorb more carbon

The ability of forests to sequester carbon from the atmosphere depends on nutrients available in the forest soils, shows new research from an international team of researchers, including IIASA. The study, published in the journal Nature Climate Change, ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Apr 20 2014]
First reported Apr 14 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 2 reports

Nutrient-rich forests absorb more carbon -- ScienceDaily

The ability of forests to sequester carbon from the atmosphere depends on nutrients available in the forest soils, shows new research from an international team of researchers, including IIASA. The study, published in the journal Nature Climate Change, ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Apr 15 2014]
First reported Apr 11 2014 - Updated Apr 11 2014 - 1 reports

Post-IPCC, we have missed the glimmers of hope on the ground

This story follows on from another post about what the latest IPCC report says about climate impacts on our food supply.***Last week, development agency experts gathered to examine the impacts of climate change on food systems, as projected by the latest ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Apr 11 2014]
First reported Apr 07 2014 - Updated Apr 08 2014 - 2 reports

Tiny Greenhouse Gas Emitters Have A Big Impact

Of the uncertainties facing climate modelers, climate feedbacks from decomposition by soil microbes are among the biggest.  The dynamics among soil microbes allow them to work more efficiently and flexibly as they break down organic matter – spewing ... [Published Scientific Blogging - Apr 07 2014]
First reported Apr 06 2014 - Updated Apr 06 2014 - 1 reports

Why Humans Are Not Fated To Destroy The World

One often hears that we are in the midst of exponential population growth, and that the Earth cannot support many more people. Unless we take immediate measures to control population growth, the story goes, we are on a crash course for ecological and ... [Published Peak Oil - Apr 06 2014]
First reported Apr 02 2014 - Updated Apr 03 2014 - 2 reports

Environmental, health scare over revival of Nigeria’s coal mines

By Onche OdehPlans by the Nigerian government to revive the coal industry as an alternative means of power generation has been viewed as a venture that could come with dire consequences for the climate.This is because coal power plants have been identified ... [Published Nigeria Daily Independent - Apr 03 2014]
First reported Apr 01 2014 - Updated Apr 01 2014 - 1 reports

The Coal Power Industry Should Be Humanely Put to Sleep, Study Argues

According to a new paper published in yesterday's issue of the journal Technological Forecasting and Social Change, the time has come for coal-fired power plants to be humanely put to sleep. Besides, this should be done sooner rather than later in order ... [Published Softpedia - Apr 01 2014]
First reported Mar 31 2014 - Updated Mar 31 2014 - 1 reports

GLOBAL: IIASA warns coal-fired power plants face future problems

IIASA, the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, has warned that limiting climate change to 2ºC will mean shutting down coal-fired power plants, and that stringent climate policies could make the cost of emission so high that coal power ... [Published IWA Publishing - Mar 31 2014]
First reported Mar 25 2014 - Updated Mar 25 2014 - 1 reports

Earth's Main Challenges Concerning Water And Climate Change

A Q&A with Prof. Pavel Kabat, director and CEO of the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis ( IIASA ), AustriaInterviewed by Christian Loderer, AQUACONSULT GmbHIIASA is an interdisciplinary research institute with three core research themes ... [Published Water Online - Mar 25 2014]
First reported Mar 19 2014 - Updated Mar 19 2014 - 2 reports

EU could afford to lead international climate action

Major emitting countries may have to join the EU's effort much earlier to avoid a temporary overshoot of the 2 degree target, but even if they joined only in 2030, the overshoot would be limited to roughly 0.2 to 0.4 degrees Celsius. The initial unilateral ... [Published Brightsurf Science News - Mar 19 2014]

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"Previous climate models had simply looked at soil microbes as a black box" says Christina Kaiser, lead author of the study who conducted the work as a post-doctoral researcher at IIASA...
"Despite all of the difficulties and problems— or maybe because of them— the children are moved to the absolute center of the woman’s universe and they are the brightest aspect of their lives, ” says Monika Mynarska, Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University in Warsaw. "Moreover, children often give women the power to make decisions they had not been able to make before pregnancy.”"
"This paper produces the first evidence that to really understand the carbon cycle, you have to look into issues of nutrient cycling within the soil" says IIASA Ecosystems Services and Management Program Director Michael Obersteiner, who worked on the study as part of a new international research project...
...head of research at the organisation, argued that what people don't generally realise is that most food never crosses international borders. "When we use an expression like global food security, we have an assumption that everything gets grown in a global food basket" she says—an idea that favours monoculture

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Vienna's Kaiser models soil microbes [Published SuperComputing - Apr 23 2014]
Another Week of Climate Disruption News, April ... [Published ScienceBlogs : Combined Feed - Apr 22 2014]
Single motherhood does not make women unhappy [Published Health Canal - Apr 22 2014]
Nutrient-rich forests absorb more carbon [Published DailyMe.Com - Apr 20 2014]
Nutrient-rich forests absorb more carbon -- Sci... [Published DailyMe.Com - Apr 15 2014]
Nutrient-rich forests absorb more carbon [Published EurekAlert! - Apr 14 2014]
Post-IPCC, we have missed the glimmers of hope ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Apr 11 2014]
Tiny Greenhouse Gas Emitters Have A Big Impact [Published Scientific Blogging - Apr 07 2014]
The tiniest greenhouse gas emitters [Published EurekAlert! - Apr 07 2014]
Why Humans Are Not Fated To Destroy The World [Published Peak Oil - Apr 06 2014]
Environmental, health scare over revival of Nig... [Published Nigeria Daily Independent - Apr 03 2014]
Coal plants face ‘stranded capacity’ scenario w... [Published Power Engineering International - Apr 02 2014]
The Coal Power Industry Should Be Humanely Put ... [Published Softpedia - Apr 01 2014]
GLOBAL: IIASA warns coal-fired power plants fac... [Published IWA Publishing - Mar 31 2014]
Exclusive interview with Phindile Baleni, CEO, ... [Published ESI Africa - Mar 31 2014]
Earth's Main Challenges Concerning Water And Cl... [Published Water Online - Mar 25 2014]
5 Smart tips for a great week [Published All4Women - Mar 19 2014]
EU Could Afford to Lead International Climate A... [Published ScienceNewsline - Mar 19 2014]
EU could afford to lead international climate a... [Published Brightsurf Science News - Mar 19 2014]
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Another Week of Climate Disruption News, April ... [Published ScienceBlogs : Combined Feed - Apr 22 2014]
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Tiny Greenhouse Gas Emitters Have A Big Impact [Published Scientific Blogging - Apr 07 2014]
Of the uncertainties facing climate modelers, climate feedbacks from decomposition by soil microbes are among the biggest.  The dynamics among soil microbes allow them to work more efficiently and flexibly as they break down organic matter – spewing ...
European flood losses could increase four-fold ... [Published Water Conserve: News - Mar 03 2014]
Blue and Green: Losses from extreme floods in Europe could soar over the next 36 years, as climate change and socioeconomic development have an impact. In addition, extreme events will also become more frequent.The research, published in the journal Nature ...
Livestock bred on a high-calorie diet ‘mo... [Published The Malaysian Insider - Feb 25 2014]
Livestock bred on a high-calorie diet are more climate-friendly and more profitable to farmers, a new study has found.The International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) which conducted the study also said this type of diet would improve ...
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