The warming of Australian estuaries

Estuaries on the southeast coast of Australia are warming at twice the rate of oceans and the atmosphere, according to a new study. The findings are based on more than 6200 temperature observations taken over 12 years in 166 rivers, lakes and lagoons along the entire 1100-kilometre coastline of the state of New South Wales.  … Continue reading The warming of Australian estuaries

Your backyard could reduce global warming

Australian researchers found during an extreme heatwave that backyard gardens lowered land surface temperatures by five to six degrees Celsius more than similar non-vegetated areas. Hot summers can cause city temperatures to soar one to three degrees higher than surrounding areas, creating “urban heat islands” due to excess concrete, people, air conditioning, machinery and the … Continue reading Your backyard could reduce global warming