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Environment : 2011 rewrote the record books


The ecologically tumultuous year saw record greenhouse gas emissions, melting Arctic sea ice, natural disasters and extreme weather – and the world’s second worst nuclear disaster. The year 2011 was another ecologically tumultuous year with greenhouse gases rise to record … Continue reading

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Weather satellite budget cuts a ‘disaster in the making’


Jane Lubchenco, head of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency, criticises GOP moves to cut funding for critical satellite «America and Europe face a “disaster in the making” because of Congress budget cuts to a critical weather satellite, one of Barack … Continue reading

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Global warming study finds no grounds for climate sceptics’ concerns


Independent investigation of the key issues sceptics claim can skew global warming figures reports that they have no real effect The world is getting warmer, countering the doubts of climate change sceptics about the validity of some of the scientific … Continue reading

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First global portrait of greenhouse gases emerges from pole-to-pole flights


BOULDER—A three-year series of research flights from the Arctic to the Antarctic has successfully produced an unprecedented portrait of greenhouse gases and particles in the atmosphere, scientists announced today.  The far-reaching field project, known as HIPPO, is enabling researchers to … Continue reading

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Eat, Prey, Rain


What do a herd of gazelles and a fluffy mass of clouds have in common? A mathematical formula that describes the population dynamics of such prey animals as gazelles and their predators has been used to model the relationship between … Continue reading

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Stratospheric Pollution Helps Slow Global Warming


Scientific American: Particles of sulfuric acid–injected by volcanoes or humans–have slowed the pace of climate change in the past decade Despite significant pyrotechnics and air travel disruption last year, the Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajokull simply didn’t put that many aerosols into … Continue reading

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Experts create first legal roadmap to tackle local ocean acidification hotspots


Coastal communities hard hit by ocean acidification hotspots have more options than they may realize, says an interdisciplinary team of science and legal experts. In a paper published in the journal Science, experts from Stanford University‘s Center for Ocean Solutions … Continue reading

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