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Researchers call for phasing out of cigarette sales in Australia

tobacco smoking

Researchers from Australia’s University of Queensland’s (UQ) School of Public Health have called for a restriction on tobacco sales in Australia as the next step towards phasing out tobacco-related products completely. According to scientists, tobacco smoking is dangerous to health This is contained in a perspective article published in the Medical Journal of Australia (MJA) on Monday, November 15, 2021. ...

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Researchers use lightning data to improve short-term rainfall forecast accuracy

Lightning

Chinese researchers have improved the accuracy of short-term forecasts for convective rainfall using lightning data. Lightning Lightning is the result of strong convection. It can effectively indicate the upward motion and the microphysical processes of cold clouds in thunderstorms. Lightning detection and location technology had witnessed rapid development in recent years. At present, the 3D lightning mapping technology has reduced ...

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OAU VC tasks researchers on new approach to mitigating effects of climate change

Prof Eyitope Ogunbodede

The Vice Chancellor, Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), lle-Ife, Prof. Eyitope Ogunbodede, has urged researchers to think of new ways of mitigating the effects of climate change in Nigeria. Prof Eyitope Ogunbodede Ogunbodede made the call during the 2020/2021 Research Review of Institute of Agricultural Research and Training (IAR&T), Ibadan and 33rd South-West Research Extension Farmers Input Linkage System (REFILS) workshop, in ...

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Israeli researchers develop method for predicting pest attacks on fields

Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Israeli researchers have developed a tool for predicting population development of harmful insects in agricultural fields, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HUJI) said on Monday, April 5, 2021. Hebrew University of Jerusalem The new method can reduce the use of pesticides, which are high cost and cause environmental damage, HUJI added. The tool was developed in a study published in ...

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‘Carbon Law’ offers pathway to halve emissions, say researchers

Johan-Rockström

On the eve of this year’s Earth hour (March 25), researchers are proposing a solution in the Friday, March 24, 2017 edition of the journal Science for the global economy to rapidly reduce carbon emissions. The authors argue that a carbon roadmap, driven by a simple rule of thumb or “carbon law” of halving emissions every decade, could catalyse disruptive ...

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As UNESCO-IHE brings water journalists, researchers together

UNESCO-IHE

For over 20 years, Ishraga Abbas has practiced professional journalism in Sudan – one of the most water-stressed countries on the earth, where she has had an ambiguous relationship with water researchers. She actually does not remember teaming up with any water researcher to work on a water story based on the researcher’s findings. In the answer to the obvious ...

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