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SDG 13 Climate Action

A study shows climate change may lead to a decline in pasture quality
SDG 13
A study shows climate change may lead to a decline in pasture quality

An increase in average temperature may render forage crops more fibrous and poorer in protein content. In the process, cattle will need to consume more food to reach slaughter weight and will produce more methane.


Scientists identify plant that flowers in Brazilian savanna one day after fire
SDG 13, SDG 15
Scientists identify plant that flowers in Brazilian savanna one day after fire

Rapid resprouting and flowering of Bulbostylis paradoxa is proof of the Cerrado biome’s superb resilience and its capacity to evolve through fire.


Crop-livestock integration boosts profitability and reduces emissions
SDG 12, SDG 13
Crop-livestock integration boosts profitability and reduces emissions

The results of a project involving Brazilian and British researchers show that integrated crop-livestock-pasture systems improve soil quality, increase cattle yields and benefit the environment.


Impact of climate change will be measured in South Atlantic
SDG 13
Impact of climate change will be measured in South Atlantic

Brazilian researchers are participating in an international collaboration that has anchored equipment at strategic locations in the South Atlantic to monitor possible changes in maritime currents.


Microorganisms are the main emitters of carbon in Amazonian waters
SDG 13
Microorganisms are the main emitters of carbon in Amazonian waters

Most of the carbon circulating in lakes, wetlands and floodplains comes not from phytoplankton, invertebrates and fish but from the microbial food web.


Scientists need to win hearts and minds on climate change, says FAPESP director
SDG 13, SDG 16
Scientists need to win hearts and minds on climate change, says FAPESP director

Research on the impact of climate change on the oceans will be increasingly important in the years ahead, according to participants attending the annual meeting of the FAPESP Research Program on Global Climate Change.


DNA sequencing can be used to manage and restore ecosystems
SDG 13
DNA sequencing can be used to manage and restore ecosystems

Technique known as DNA metabarcoding helps scientists identify species in an area and understand how they interact.


School of Advanced Science will discuss the importance of atmospheric aerosols
SDG 13
School of Advanced Science will discuss the importance of atmospheric aerosols

Young researchers and graduates from any country have until March 24 to apply for the event, which will be held at the University of São Paulo with FAPESP’s support.


Pollination is threatened by deforestation and agrochemicals in Brazil
SDG 13, SDG 15
Pollination is threatened by deforestation and agrochemicals in Brazil

Estimates for this ecosystem service’s share in 2018 Brazilian economy is around US$ 12 billion. Its decline puts Brazil’s food safety and biodiversity asset at risk, warn the first-ever local diagnosis of the problem.


Climate change may affect ecological interactions among species
SDG 13
Climate change may affect ecological interactions among species

Predator-prey equilibria are being disrupted by climate change, according to a study led by Brazilian researchers and published in Nature Climate Change.


Carbon gas storage cavern may begin operation in 2022
SDG 12, SDG 13
Carbon gas storage cavern may begin operation in 2022

The Research Center for Gas Innovation is developing technology to separate CO2 and methane in oil and gas exploration and store it in offshore salt caverns.


The Amazon Tall Tower Observatory, a tool to investigate links between tropical forest and global climate
SDG 13
The Amazon Tall Tower Observatory, a tool to investigate links between tropical forest and global climate

The 325 m tall tower, built by a partnership between Brazil and Germany, is the starting point for the collection and analysis of data that is deepening scientists’ understanding of the Amazon’s importance to the world.


Ecosystems can be restored by means of biodiversity engineering
SDG 13
Ecosystems can be restored by means of biodiversity engineering

Researchers show that the theoretical, methodological and technological conditions exist to manipulate the composition of ecological communities and preserve or restore the functions of an ecosystem.


New rule in revised Brazilian Forest Code may lead to increased legal deforestation in Amazon
SDG 13
New rule in revised Brazilian Forest Code may lead to increased legal deforestation in Amazon

Researchers show that up to 15 million hectares of forest risk losing protection owing to a new clause in the law under which state governments can reduce the extent of protected areas within private properties.


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