‘Earth Systems Science’
New research and scientific studies on the state of our planet, climate change, oceans, forests, land-use restoration of ecosystems damaged by human activities.
Carbon content of temperate forests overestimated, study suggests Algae could be a new green power source Storing solar energy underground for a cloudy day Electric mobility contributes decisively to climate protection Climate study finds evidence of global shift in the 1980s No substantive evidence for 'pause' in [...]
New satellite to measure plant health ESA plans to track the health of the world’s vegetation by detecting and measuring the faint glow that plants give off as they convert sunlight and the atmosphere’s carbon dioxide into energy.
Research models are evolving in response to the need for on-the-ground knowledge of climate change impacts on communities. Partnership between researcher and practitioner is vital for adaptive policy efforts (1). Transdisciplinary research teams present new opportunities by involving academics and local stakeholders, who actively conceive, enact, [...]
ScienceDaily: Top Environment News 'Changing the rules of the game' on collaborative climate change research Climate macroscope: New software for finding tipping points and critical network structures Methane feeds subsea ice mounds off Siberia Global energy demand has adverse effects on freshwater resources of less developed [...]
ScienceDaily: Top Environment News Earth's hidden groundwater mapped: Less than six per cent renewable within a human lifetime Earth's climate more sensitive to carbon dioxide than previously thought High yield crops a step closer in light of photosynthesis discovery Study ranks six American cities on preparation for climate [...]
GEO Bulletin Volume 220 Number 5 | Monday, 16 November 2015 Summary of the Twelfth Plenary Session of the Group on Earth Observations (GEO-XII) and Mexico City Ministerial Summit 9-13 November 2015 | Mexico City, Mexico Languages: EN (HTML/PDF) Visit our IISD/ENB+ Meeting Coverage from Mexico City, Mexico at: [...]
Desert farms could power flight with sunshine and seawater — The Conversation The aviation industry is a major source of greenhouse gas emissions. In 2011 aviation contributed around 3% of Australia’s emissions. Despite improvements in efficiency, global aviation emissions are expected to grow 70% by 2020 from 2005. While the industry is [...]
Detailed Report on Acceleration of Greenland's Glaciers Melting This does not surprise systems thinkers, who know of 10-20 accelerating feedback processes for Arctic and Antarctic ice melting. The problem has been that the uncertainty about just how fast these will go, and how fast sea levels will rise—combined with explicit political [...]
International effort reveals Greenland ice loss 13-11-2015 10:39 AM CET One of Greenland’s glaciers is losing five billion tonnes of ice a year to the ocean, according to researchers. While these new findings may be disturbing, they are reinforced by a concerted effort to map changes in ice sheets with different sensors from space [...]
ScienceDaily: Top Environment News Large landowners key to slowing deforestation in Brazil Faster way to assess ocean ecosystem health Climate change adaptation in high income countries: Some clear progress California 6th grade science books: Climate change a matter of opinion not scientific fact Sea urchin spurs new ideas for [...]