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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.

Relates to: Trendspotting, Energy Efficiency, Climate Prosperity, GTS, EM TV series, Reports You Need, Transforming Finance, Global Citizenship

Sentinel-1 helping Cyclone Roanu relief

Sentinel-1 helping Cyclone Roanu relief

Sentinel-1 helping Cyclone Roanu relief 26-05-2016 03:00 PM CEST Cyclone Roanu has claimed over 100 lives in Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, and has left tens of thousands in need of aid. Officials are looking to the sky for information on flooded areas to analyse the cyclone’s aftermath and support emergency response activities. [...]

Scientists team up with investors to assess climate risk

Scientists team up with investors to assess climate risk

Scientists team up with investors to assess climate risk Scientists team up with investors to assess climate risk Norwegian scientists have teamed up with some of the world’s leading investment firms to assess the financial risks associated with global warming. Launched this week, the Centre for International Climate and Environmental [...]

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News Chesapeake Bay health improves in 2015 Genetically engineered crops: Experiences and prospects Humans have been causing earthquakes in Texas since the 1920s Gone with the wind: Surprising potential to improve reliability in wind power Chance finding could transform plant production Cooling, time in [...]

ENB Vol. 12 No. 668 – Bonn Climate Change Conference – May 2016 – Issue #3

ENB Vol. 12 No. 668 – Bonn Climate Change Conference – May 2016 – Issue #3

Earth Negotiations Bulletin (ENB)Volume 12 Number 668 | Wednesday, 18 May 2016 Bonn Highlights Tuesday, 17 May 2016 | Bonn, Germany Languages: EN (HTML/PDF) FR HTML/PDF) (HTML/PDF) Visit our IISD/ENB Meeting Coverage from Bonn, Germany at:http://www.iisd.ca/climate/sb44/ The Bonn Climate Change Conference continued Tuesday [...]

Water for crops

Water for crops

Water for crops 12-05-2016 12:00 PM CEST By providing information on soil moisture around plant roots, ESA’s SMOS satellite is helping to forecast crop yield and monitor drought  

News Release: New Rules Limiting Methane Leakages Will Play Key Role in Slowing Climate Change

News Release: New Rules Limiting Methane Leakages Will Play Key Role in Slowing Climate Change

  New Rules Limiting Methane Leakages Will Play Key Role in Slowing Climate Change For more information, contact: Amaury Laporte at (202) 662-1884 or [email protected]   May 12 2016---"EESI has long called for action addressing methane leakages, and today we are delighted that EPA has released its new rules to reduce methane [...]

Science for Environment Policy: Ecosystems Services & Biodiversity video

Science for Environment Policy: Ecosystems Services & Biodiversity video

Ecosystem Services and Biodiversity video To keep Europe’s ecosystems healthy, we need to protect biodiversity. How can the ecosystem service approach help? And how can we capture people’s more deeply held values beyond mere money? Watch our short film about the different tools in the ecosystem services toolbox: or read the In-Depth [...]

Methane and carbon dioxide on the rise

Methane and carbon dioxide on the rise

Methane and carbon dioxide on the rise European Space Agency sent this email alert on 13-05-2016 12:00 PM CEST Methane and carbon dioxide on the rise 13-05-2016 12:00 PM CEST Satellite readings show that atmospheric methane and carbon dioxide are continuing to increase despite global efforts to reduce emissions.

Coastal Risk Consulting – Media Articles

Rising Sea Levels Won’t Doom U.S. Coastal Cities By Matthew E. Kahn In the summer of 2013, Rolling Stone published a long article titled “Goodbye, Miami,” which claimed that climate change will submerge much of the titular city. “By century’s end,” the article warned, “rising sea levels will turn the nation’s urban fantasyland [...]

CSRwire News Alert – Ceres Commends EPA for First Ever National Rule Today on Methane Pollution

CSRwire News Alert – Ceres Commends EPA for First Ever National Rule Today on Methane Pollution

BOSTON, Mass., May 12 /CSRwire/ - As the clean energy transition continues to pick up steam globally in the wake of the Paris Climate Agreement, the nonprofit sustainability Ceres and major investors welcomed today’s commitment from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to significantly cut methane emissions from the oil and gas [...]

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