7 results

7 results

Temperature inversion over the city of Grenoble, which places pollutants on the ground.

18/11/20

Air pollution: a new indicator for measuring health impacts

Researchers from IRD, the CNRS and UGA took part in a European study of sources of fine particulate matter that are harmful to health, coordinated by the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI, Switzerland). Their results, published in the journal Nature on 18 November 2020, reveal the harmful nature of...

Inondations à Ouagadougou

20/09/19

Combating climate change: a worthwhile investment

Investing to limit global warming to 1.5 °C between now and 2050 would cost four to five times less than repairing the harm that a 2 °C temperature increase would cause to people, ecosystems and infrastructures. This statistic comes from an international study to which IRD and CNRS researchers have...

L'eau souterraine joue un rôle central dans l’alimentation durable en eau des populations d'Afrique subsaharienne.

07/08/19

Observed controls on resilience of groundwater to climate variability in sub-Saharan Africa

Groundwater – a vital source of water for drinking and irrigation across sub-Saharan Africa – is, to a certain extent, resilient to climate variability and change, according to a new study co-led by IRD with University College London and Cardiff University. The research published on August 7, 2019...

matières plaqtiques

Plastic Matters: Wild lives

Plastics have gradually transformed Vietnamese lifestyles since the country opened up to international trade in the late 1980s and the gradual importation of new consumer goods made from polymers. The country has, in a few years, shifted from an economy marked by shortages to a system of production...

 Fonte des glaces, Equateur

Earth system

Understanding global changes, quantifying hazards and mitigating risks, prospecting for new resources: These are the main goals of the research teams studying continental environments.

PSF-South VEMAZOC (2019-2021)

The Sahel region has been identified as the most vulnerable location to climate change on the planet. The considerable variation in rainfall from one year to another against a backdrop of intense pressure on water resources (the population is set to double by 2050) has led this zone to be classified...

PSF-South HGP-MEKONG (2020-2022)

The problems associated with underground water in South Cambodia and Vietnam, which share the Mekong Delta region, are linked to the integrated strategy for managing water resources in rural and urban areas.