Scientists in Brazil believe the loss of billions of litres of water released as vapour clouds by Amazon rainforest trees is the result of continuing deforestation and climate change - leading to devastating drough
Polar bears and hundreds of other majestic creatures depend on a healthy Arctic Ocean for survival, but their habitat is at risk. The federal government continues to move toward offshore oil drilling in this wild and wonderful environment
"A 2010 study led by Nadine Unger of NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) in New York City offers a better way to understand what's changing the Earth's climate by comparing and weighing in the climate impacts by different...."
1962 - disturbed by the profligate use of synthetic pesticides after World War II, and threatened by breast cancer,, Rachel Carson warned the public about the long term effects pesticides before her voice was silenced forever...
OSLO (Reuters) - Tiny marine algae can evolve fast enough to cope with climate change in a sign that some ocean life may be more resilient than thought to rising temperatures and acidification, a study showed.
Putting oil drilling rigs into sensitive waters could have catastrophic effects. Information is missing to assess the impacts of drilling, let alone responsibly manage it. And no technology currently exists to clean up oil spilled in frozen seas.
The State Department has approved a plan to allow Canadian company Enbridge to greatly increase the amount of dirty tar sands oil it brings into the U.S. through the Alberta Clipper pipeline, without conducting an environmental review.
"A lot of things we like to eat have calcium carbonate shells very sensitive to acidification," -R Feely, a senior scientist with NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Lab. [ a small drop in pHcause shells to dissolve. larvae/juveniles are more sensitive"]
..........That afternoon, they huddled with Bulgarian leaders, including prime minister Boyko Borissov, discussing everything from Syria's bloody civil war to their joint search for loose nukes. But the focus of the talks was fracking......visit site