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The Environment / Global Warming

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The Effects of Population Growth and Aging on Climate

Oct 18, 2010 at 08:29 | Andy Soos

Changes in population growth and composition, including aging and urbanization, could significantly affect global emissions of carbon dioxide over the next 40 years. The research, appearing in Proceedings of the…

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UK Climate Minister Calls for Massive Energy Efficiency Push, Warms to Nuclear

Sep 28, 2010 at 08:37 | Mark Nicholls

The UK’s forthcoming ‘Green Deal’ will create a quarter of a million jobs insulating homes, paid for by utilities in exchange for a share of the energy savings, according to…

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Carbon Particles Effect on Global Warming

Sep 25, 2010 at 13:38 | Professor Chris Rhodes

Black carbon particles from burning oil-based fuels and biomass, particularly in developing countries, are not only a health-hazard but may also contribute to global warming. The toxicity of carbon particles…

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UK Must Act Now to Adapt to Climate Change

Sep 17, 2010 at 09:05 | Jess McCabe

The UK has been urged to step up preparations for the impacts of climate change, as a report by an independent government adviser warns that little action has taken place.…

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The Paradox Faced by Environmentalists

Sep 14, 2010 at 08:03 | David Gabel

The signs are all around. Many places in the world show degradation of the air, water, and soil. Species becoming extinct as natural habitats are being destroyed. The emissions of…

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Dry Water to Join the Fight Against Global Warming

Sep 03, 2010 at 10:49 | Brian Westenhaus

Dry water was discovered in 1968 and got attention for its potential use in cosmetics. Scientists at the University of Hull, U.K. rediscovered it in 2006 in order to study…

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New Research on The Oceans and Carbon Dioxide Release

Sep 01, 2010 at 10:35 | David Gabel

Carbon Dioxide (CO2), a greenhouse gas, is intricately linked to global warming. The largest store of CO2 is the world's oceans. How the oceans sequester or release CO2 to or…

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Global Warming and Climate Models

Aug 30, 2010 at 09:03 | Andy Soos

Climate models use various methods to simulate the interactions of the atmosphere, oceans, land surface, and ice. All climate models take account of incoming energy as short wave electromagnetic radiation,…

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Ocean Acidification – The Other Carbon Problem

Aug 22, 2010 at 11:07 | Dave Cohen

Humankind's assault on the oceans continues apace. A short time ago, we considered the loss of 40% of the phytoplankton in the oceans since 1950. In my post How…

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Dwindling Hopes for Climate Accord

Aug 11, 2010 at 09:04 | ISN Security Watch

Heat waves and deadly floods notwithstanding, an effective global climate change treaty is not on the horizon. Delegates from 190 countries gathered in Bonn last week for the UN Climate…

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