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August 26, 2015

Researchers in Africa are hunting for a different kind of treasure. This treasure comes in the form of archived weather records tucked away in remote meteorological offices, and they just may foretell the future of the African continent. African nations have joined the quest to digitize these old records and gather new data to improve local climate modeling.

October 29, 2014

Rainforest Connection uses simple devices created from discarded cellphones to listen out for illegal logging activities and provide rangers with real-time alerts. The organization was founded in 2012 by Topher White, who gave a talk about his work at TEDxCERN last month. White’s system has already helped stop illegal logging in Indonesia and further pilot projects are set to be launched soon in both Brazil and Cameroon.

August 20, 2014

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July 16, 2014

A case study published in The International Journal of Business Process Integration and Management demonstrates that the adoption of integrated cloud-computing solutions can lead to significant cost savings for businesses, as well as large reductions in the size of an organization's carbon footprint.

May 14, 2014

One of Antarctica’s biggest ice streams, the Pine Island Glacier, may be in uncontrollable retreat, with the potential risk of raising global sea levels by up to 1 cm by the year 2031. Discover the role that high-performance computing played in enabling this research.

June 12, 2013

Sea level is projected to rise by up to a meter by 2100 due to human-caused increases in greenhouse gases. However, a new study indicates that cutting four kinds of heat-trapping emissions could have an impact this century. Such progress is possible because these pollutants cycle through the atmosphere relatively quickly.


June 5, 2013

Despite global agreements to reduce the emissions of greenhouse gases, current efforts may prove inadequate without more effective – and more affordable – carbon control technologies. A recent breakthrough means next generation carbon scrubbers may soon be at hand.

May 15, 2013

With preparations for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's 5th Assessment Report now entering their final stages, find out how climate models have evolved in the last 40 years and how grid computing is helping to project future climate.

Eleni Katragkou, a climate scientist from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece, discussed many of these issues during an exciting plenary session at the recent EGI Community Forum 2013.

February 27, 2013

Climate change is having a catastrophic impact on the environment in central Asia, where the Tien Shan glacier lost nearly 2 km3 of ice per year between 1955 and 2000. However, a greater capacity to share meteorological data at a local and international level could help mitigate future natural hazards. Discover how the CAREN and GÉANT networks are helping scientists in the region to achieve this.

September 12, 2012

With satellite data showing that the area of Arctic sea ice lost per day is now roughly equal to the size of the Czech Republic, iSGTW casts its spotlight on the computing infrastructure behind the observations.



August 15, 2012

Climate simulations carried out using the XSEDE grid-computing infrastructure predict that the US is likely to be affected by the levels of extreme drought it is currently experiencing in 20 years out of every 50 by the end of this century.