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Biofortification: A Risky Fix for Depleted Soils

Biofortification: A Risky Fix for Depleted Soils

Biofortification is a proposed solution…

The Environment

Switching to Renewable Energy Could SPEED UP Global Warming

Sep 13, 2011 at 07:42 | Robert Rapier

Study: Coal-Fired Power Plants Emit Pollutants That Keep the Earth CoolLast week a new study reported that replacing coal with natural gas might actually worsen climate change in…

Battling Climate Change by Restoring Land Contaminated by Chernobyl

Sep 09, 2011 at 07:27 | Christopher Cundy

An NGO is developing an emissions reduction project in Belarus that will restore peatland contaminated by fallout from the Chernobyl nuclear accident. APB Birdlife Belarus is tapping the carbon markets…

Sea Levels are Not Rapidly Rising - Nature Disagrees with IPCC

Sep 08, 2011 at 07:57 | MasterResource

“The short-term rate of global sea level rise has decreased by about 25% since the release of the AR4—and a new paper shows that some 15% of the observed rise…

A Look at Oil Spills and Oil Spill Prevention

Aug 18, 2011 at 07:58 | Andy Soos

Leaks happen whether anyone wants them to or not. All that can be done is to try to anticipate them and prevent them by useful maintenance and repairs before the…

Climate Change Policy and Data Manipulation

Jul 12, 2011 at 07:48 | Stuart Burns

The whole issue of climate change and government policy in response to global warming remains an issue of immense importance to the metals industry. As major consumers of energy and…

Emissions Targets in Doubt as CO2 Levels Reach Highest in History

Jun 02, 2011 at 08:02 | EcoSeed

The International Energy Agency reported that global carbon dioxide emissions reached its highest record in history last year, casting doubts whether various governments can meet the target emission level set.…

The Mirage of Western Countries Lowered Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Apr 29, 2011 at 08:05 | David Gabel

In many developed nations, increased energy efficiency has effectively lowered emissions of carbon dioxide. However, the cuts in advanced economies are merely an illusion, as manufacturing and dirty industries have…

Food Yields and Climate Change

Apr 11, 2011 at 07:59 | Green Futures

Even in rich countries, the shadow of food insecurity has returned, threatening to bring to an end a golden era of plenty. It had been quite a success story, with…

Private Investigators Findings on the Deepwater Horizon Commission Report

Feb 25, 2011 at 07:53 | David Whelpton

A Closer Look at The Commission Report on the Deepwater Horizon Disaster The National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling has released its report to…

Inaction on climate change is risky business

Feb 18, 2011 at 08:15 | William Becker

Like a family that has no homeowner’s insurance, no fire detectors, a gas leak in the basement and a bad case of denial, the global community remains unprepared for irreversible…

How High Could Temperatures Rise

Jan 18, 2011 at 08:11 | Andy Soos

In the ancient past temperatures on Earth appeared to have been much warmer than today. It is possible that temperatures may rise as high as then based on current climate…

The Big Winners in the Climate Change Money Game

Jan 12, 2011 at 10:29 | Al Fin

The amount of money being spent on climate change research this year is astounding. I urge you to read the document yourself. Here is the question to take away: what…

Methane Gas Concentration at Normal Levels in Gulf of Mexico Following Spill

Jan 12, 2011 at 10:27 | Andy Soos

There is a relationship between known hydrocarbon (oil and natural gas) discoveries at great depth in the Gulf of Mexico and hydrocarbon seepage such as Methane at the seafloor. Chemosynthetic…

Rivers are a Major Contributor to Greenhouse Gases

Dec 27, 2010 at 10:01 | Andy Soos

Nitrous oxide, commonly known as laughing gas, is a chemical compound with the formula N2O. At room temperature, it is a colorless non-flammable gas, with a slightly sweet odor and…

Cancun Climate Talks Prove Sceptics Wrong, But There is Still a Long Way to Go

Dec 24, 2010 at 09:26 | SciDev SciDev

The modest achievements of last week's climate talks in Mexico must not create a false sense of complacency. Ever since the high-profile collapse of last year's climate talks in Copenhagen,…

Deep Divide Over Kyoto Protocol Causing Trouble in Cancun

Dec 11, 2010 at 10:05 | Carbon Finance

UN climate talks in Cancún are making progress towards a future agreement, but a deep divide over the Kyoto Protocol is souring the prospects for a positive conclusion to this…

Future of UN climate talks hangs in the balance in Cancun

Dec 08, 2010 at 10:04 | Carbon Finance

The role of the UN in crafting an international response to climate change hangs in the balance, as negotiations commence in Cancún amid low expectations for progress. Invoking the Mayan…

The Compost Bomb: Peat and Global Warming

Dec 06, 2010 at 08:52 | Andy Soos

Peat, or turf, is an accumulation of partially decayed vegetation matter. Peat forms in wetland bogs, moors, and peat swamp forests. Peat is harvested as an important source of fuel…

The Impact Climate Change has on Food Supplies

Nov 30, 2010 at 08:27 | SciDev SciDev

Understanding how carbon dioxide impacts food quality is vital to tackle malnutrition effectively, says agricultural researcher Lewis Ziska. Researchers are focusing much attention on how to adapt agriculture to ensure…

CO2 Emissions Increase in 2010

Nov 25, 2010 at 11:16 | David Gabel

During the heart of the recession in 2009, CO2 emissions fell as economic activity slowed. Now that the world is seeing modest signs at recovery, the pace of economic activity…

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