Australian scientists released a study on Wednesday that suggests climate change may hinder plants’ natural defense mechanisms against insect predators.

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The study conducted by Western Sydney University found that the silicon that is naturally produced by plants in order to make them resistant to insectoid herbivores may be inhibited by increased levels of carbon in the atmosphere, increased levels which are caused by global warming.

Read more: Climate change may hinder plants’ ability to defend vs predators


New research provides insight into the role of independent monitoring approaches in enhancing transparency in the land use sector

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Many countries have included agriculture, forestry and other land use targets in their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to fight climate change as part of the Paris Agreement.

Read more: Increasing accountability in the Paris Agreement


Analyses of energy cycle offer a new explanation of climate change

Researchers know that more, and more dangerous, storms have begun to occur as the climate warms. A team of scientists has reported an underlying explanation, using meteorological satellite data gathered over a 35-year period.

Read more: Researchers report new understanding of global warming


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