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July 30, 2012 Clue to carbon storage in the Southern OceanSource: The Conversation
Carbon emissions are drawn deep into the Southern Ocean by plunging currents, scientists have found, challenging the idea that carbon is locked away from the atmosphere by being absorbed across vast areas of ocean. The team of...
According to researchers, which way the public opinion winds blow on the issue of global warming is based on the current weather where live for as many as one American in twenty. Patrick Egan of New York University and Megan...
Source: Christian Science Monitor
Despite global talks to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, carbon dioxide production is up 3 percent in 2011, with three of the top five emitters being developing countries.
Dumping iron into the sea can bury carbon dioxide for centuries, potentially helping reduce the impact of climate change, according to a major new study. The work shows for the first time that much of the algae that blooms when...
July 12, 2012 New Study: Natural Gas is a Smart Move in Battle Against Global Warming,… But Is It Really?Source: Clean Tecnhica
The future may indeed be a combination of wind, solar, and nuclear power, but according to Cornell Professor Lawrence M. Cathles, using natural gas as an energy source is going to be vital as an intermediary step on that road,...
Source: Washington Post
Climate change no longer ranks first on the list of what Americans see as the world’s biggest environmental problem, according to a new Washington Post-Stanford University poll.
June 25, 2012 Most still unhappy with carbon tax: surveySource: ninemsn.com.ac
Just days out from the introduction of the federal government's carbon tax a majority of voters remain against the impost because they believe it will push up costs, a poll says.
June 22, 2012 Study Slashes Deforestation Carbon Emission EstimateSource: NASA
A new study with NASA participation has sharply reduced previous estimates of how much carbon was emitted into Earth's atmosphere from tropical deforestation in the early 2000s.
Source: LA Times
The notion of mitigating harmful carbon dioxide emissions by storing the gas underground is not practical because the process is likely to cause earthquakes that would release the gas anyway, according to a commentary published...
June 18, 2012 Study Finds Ancient Warming Greened AntarcticaSource: MarketWatch
WASHINGTON -- A new university-led study with NASA participation finds ancient Antarctica was much warmer and wetter than previously suspected. The climate was suitable to support substantial vegetation -- including stunted trees...
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