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‘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.

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ScienceDaily: Top Environment News: As permafrost soils thaw soil microbes amplify global climate change

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News: As permafrost soils thaw soil microbes amplify global climate change

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News As permafrost soils thaw soil microbes amplify global climate change Posted: 22 Oct 2014 10:14 AM PDT Scientists have discovered how an invisible menagerie of microbes in permafrost soils acts as global drivers of Earth processes such as climate via gas exchange between soils and the [...]

NASA Begins Sixth Year of Airborne Antarctic Ice Change Study

NASA Begins Sixth Year of Airborne Antarctic Ice Change Study

NASA Begins Sixth Year of Airborne Antarctic Ice Change Study NASA Begins Sixth Year of Airborne Antarctic Ice Change Study 10/16/2014 12:00 PM EDT   NASA is carrying out its sixth consecutive year of Operation IceBridge research flights over Antarctica to study changes in the continent’s ice sheet, [...]

Limiting global warming to 2 °C – why Victor and Kennel are wrong

Limiting global warming to 2 °C – why Victor and Kennel are wrong

Ethical Markets  posts this debate on the 2  degree Limit  while we continue to  focus on what all 191 UN member countries already agree : to  shift away from fossil energy and non-renewables to  cleaner,inclusive sustainable green economies worldwide . This is what we track in our Green Transition Scoreboard®  , now showing $5.7 trillion [...]

Saving our Seas – Tapping into the Wisdom of OceanElders

by Martha Shaw (New York, NY) - For 10,000 years, the ocean has been the life support system that has generously supplied us with air, food, and shelter in the embrace of a livable climate. In a perfect world, human beings might have fit nicely into the Earth’s ecosystem, in balance with the rest of nature. Over the last half-century however, [...]

Do you know how many ‘planets’ worth of resources we consume?

Do you know how many ‘planets’ worth of resources we consume?

Discover WWF's report on the state of the planet! View this email in your browser Do you know how many ‘planets’ worth of resources we consume? [...]

2014 Arctic Sea Ice Minimum Sixth Lowest on Record

2014 Arctic Sea Ice Minimum Sixth Lowest on Record 09/23/2014 You are subscribed to Earth News for NASA. This information has recently been updated, and is now available. 2014 Arctic Sea Ice Minimum Sixth Lowest on Record 09/22/2014 12:00 PM EDT   Arctic sea ice coverage continued its below-average trend this year as the [...]

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News: Fossil of ancient multicellular life sets evolutionary timeline back 60 million years

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News: Fossil of ancient multicellular life sets evolutionary timeline back 60 million years

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News Fossil of ancient multicellular life sets evolutionary timeline back 60 million years Posted: 24 Sep 2014 06:18 PM PDT Geobiologists shed new light on multicellular fossils from a time 60 million years before a vast growth spurt of life known as the Cambrian Explosion occurred on [...]

PRESS ADVISORY: U.S. CO2 Emissions Increase but Renewable Energy also Expands

SUN DAY CAMPAIGN (a campaign for a sustainable energy future) 6930 Carroll Avenue, Suite #340; Takoma Park, MD 20912 301-270-6477 x.11 [email protected] Twitter: Follow @SunDayCampaign News Advisory LATEST GOVERNMENT DATA REVEAL U.S. CO2 LEVELS ARE 2.74% HIGHER THAN 2013 AND 5.96% HIGHER THAN 2012   EVEN AS RENEWABLE [...]

69th General Debate Continues Discussion of Post-2015 Agenda, Highlights Biodiversity, SIDS Issues

69th General Debate Continues Discussion of Post-2015 Agenda, Highlights Biodiversity, SIDS Issues

  A compilation of items recently posted to the Sustainable Development Policy & Practice knowledgebase Notice: IISD Reporting Services invites you to complete a brief survey (by 30 September 2014) that we have designed to ensure that our [...]

WHO WILL FEED CHINA?

WHO WILL FEED CHINA?

WHO WILL FEED CHINA? www.earth-policy.org/blog/who_will_feed_china Earth Policy Release September 24, 2014 Twenty years ago, Lester Brown published an article in World Watch magazine entitled “Who Will Feed China?” A year later, he followed with a book of the same name. The article and book generated an enormous outcry [...]

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