Research

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iScience, Volume 24, Issue 9, 2021,102999,

As large renewable capacities penetrate the European energy system and the climate faces significant alterations, the future operation of hydropower reservoirs might deviate from today. In this work, we first analyze the changes in hydropower operation required to balance a wind- and solar-dominated European energy system. Second, we apply runoff data obtained from combining five different global circulation models and two regional climate models to estimate future reservoir inflow at three CO2 emissions scenarios (RCP2.6, RCP4.5, and RCP8.5).

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The Lancet Public Health, Volume 6, September 2021

This Editorial discusses the IPCC report that came out in August 2021 and the need for climate change mitigation ahead of COP26
Elsevier, The Lancet Global Health, Volume 9, August 2021
Background: The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on mental health have been understudied among vulnerable populations, particularly in fragile and conflict-affected settings. We aimed to analyse how the pandemic is related to early changes in mental health and parenting stress among caregivers, many of whom are internally displaced persons (IDP), in a conflict-affected setting in Colombia. Methods: For this cohort study, we used longitudinal data from a psychosocial support programme in which 1376 caregivers were randomly assigned across four sequential cohorts.
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The Lancet Planetary Health, Volume 5, August 2021

This Personal View supports SDGs 13 and 3 by highlighting the risks and potential benefits and challenges of framing climate change as a human health issue. The paper discusses the need to for climate change academics to become more active in the political sphere in order to effect change.
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The Lancet Healthy Longevity, Volume 2, August 2021

This study supports SDGs 3 and 10 by quantifying gender differences in the ageing experience of people in Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) countries; in every country, key domains of societal ageing favour men, with older women at a disproportionately greater risk of chronic diseases and disability. This study highlights policy gaps and priorities for resource allocation to improve the ageing experience of older people in OECD countries.
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Animal Behaviour, Volume 178, August 2021

Sperm production and function are vulnerable to heat, and heatwave conditions are forecast to increase as our climate warms, so we examined these effects on female reproduction and mating behaviour in the flour beetle, Tribolium castaneum, a promiscuous ectotherm model in which fertility is damaged by environmental warming. We tested whether polyandrous matings, or polyandrous sperm stores, protect females against reduced male fertility caused by heatwave conditions, and whether females flexibly adjust their remating behaviour to enable fertility rescue. We found that polyandry protected females against reduced male fertility: monogamous matings with males exposed to heatwave conditions halved female offspring production, but opportunities to mate with five of these males allowed normal female reproductive output.
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Current Opinion in Green and Sustainable Chemistry, Volume 30, August 2021

Opportunities and challenges toward the electrocatalytic conversion of methane to methanol.
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Current Opinion in Green and Sustainable Chemistry, Volume 30, August 2021

A critical overview of the key challenges specifically related to (micro)plastics as they may undermine the implementation of sustainable strategies and action plans required to achieve the UN SDGs.

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