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The Environment

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…

Climate Change Threatens Economic Disruption Greater than the Financial Meltdown

Nov 24, 2010 at 10:29 | Charlotte Dudley

More than 250 of the world’s leading investors have issued an impassioned plea for policy action ahead of the UN climate talks this month, warning that inaction will risk economic…

The Impact of Climate Change on Water Supplies

Nov 22, 2010 at 09:03 | SciDev SciDev

For centuries, food production — and thus social development — has depended heavily on access to the water needed to grow crops or rear livestock. Having enough water is only…

An Optimistic View on Tackling Climate Change

Oct 29, 2010 at 12:27 | Open Democracy

Man-made climate change faces us with unprecedented challenges. A global warming of significantly more than 2°C might trigger irreversible tipping points in the Earth system and cause a transformation of…

Methane From Deepwater Horizon Spill Being Consumed by Microbes 100 Times Faster Than Expected

Oct 28, 2010 at 11:16 | David Gabel

The Deepwater Horizon spill was a horrible environmental disaster which caused the release of massive amounts of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico. Methane, a natural greenhouse gas, was…

The Global Warming Scam Hit by More Scandal

Oct 19, 2010 at 10:40 | Brian Westenhaus

For the scientifically adept and honest people global warming is a huge embarrassment.  Not only have the main base perpetrators been caught but also the institutions that house their activities…

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…

Climate Change a Major Factor in Weather Related Natural Disasters – Munich Re

Oct 04, 2010 at 13:11 | Charlotte Dudley

Reinsurance giant Munich Re has cited climate change as a major factor in the “marked increase” in worldwide weather-related natural disasters in the first nine months of the year. The…

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…

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…

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.…

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…

So, What Did Happen After the Chinese Oil-Spill?

Sep 09, 2010 at 14:17 | Professor Chris Rhodes

On the 16th of July, China experienced its first major oil-spill. The Chinese incident was also caused by an explosion (this time during the transfer of oil from a tanker…

What Will the Relief Well Find at Deepwater Horizon

Sep 09, 2010 at 10:06 | The Oil Drum

With Labor Day weekend, and the recovery of the blowout preventer from the Deepwater Horizon well in the Gulf of Mexico, the remaining parts of the operation are going to…

Another Oil Spill in The Gulf Of Mexico

Sep 07, 2010 at 10:43 | Andy Soos

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) today reopened to commercial and recreational fishing 5,130 square miles of Gulf waters stretching from the far eastern coast of Louisiana, through Mississippi,…

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…

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…

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,…

Microbes Dissolving the Oil Spill Much Faster Than Anticipated

Aug 25, 2010 at 10:38 | Environmental News Network

What is the real story about the "missing oil"? One study shows that most of the oil is gone, while another shows that there is still a whole lot of…

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