ScienceDaily: Lightning reshapes rocks at the atomic level

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News     Lightning reshapes rocks at the atomic level   Posted: 05 Aug 2015 04:17 PM PDT A lightning strike can reshape a mineral’s crystal structure, according to a new study. Researchers once believed only meteorites could do so. From a million miles away, NASA camera …

Marine industries at risk on both coasts as oceans acidify

Subject: Wishful Thinking – Methane plumes & Ocean Acidification   More precursors/signals:   1.  Methane plumes from the arctic.  This precursor event has a high probability of rapidly accelerating the timeframes for climate change impacts and increasing them to much more devastating levels. 2.  Oysters shells dissolving on both coasts …

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News: Borneo deforested 30 percent over past 40 years

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News   Borneo deforested 30 percent over past 40 years Posted: 16 Jul 2014 11:13 AM PDT Forest cover in Borneo may have declined by up to 30% over the past 40 years, according to a new study. he native forests of Borneo have been increasingly impacted …

Why a Melting Arctic Could Sink the Global Economy

  Why a Melting Arctic Could Sink the Global Economy SOURCE: AP/Brennan Linsley An Inuit hunter and fisherman steers his boat past a melting iceberg and along a fjord leading away from the edge of the Greenland Ice Sheet. By Cathleen Kelly | Center for American Progress,  March 19, 2014 Download the …

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News: New results from inside the ozone hole

  ScienceDaily: Top Environment News New results from inside the ozone hole Posted: 11 Dec 2013 03:56 PM PST Scientists have revealed the inner workings of the ozone hole that forms annually over Antarctica and found that declining chlorine in the stratosphere has not yet caused a recovery of the …

ScienceDaily: Social amoebae travel with a posse: Tiny single-celled organisms have amazingly complicated social lives

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News Social amoebae travel with a posse: Tiny single-celled organisms have amazingly complicated social lives Natural affinities — unrecognized until now — may have set stage for life to ignite Mini-monsters of the forest floor Ice-free Arctic winters could explain amplified warming during Pliocene Large Gulf dead …

Where Has All the Ice Gone?

Eco-Economy Indicators Ice Melting MARCH 07, 2013 Where Has All the Ice Gone? Emily E. Adams As the earth warms, glaciers and ice sheets are melting and seas are rising. Over the last century, the global average sea level rose by 17 centimeters (7 inches). This century, as waters warm …

Canada’s Forests Key to Earth’s Water: Report

Published on Thursday, March 17, 2011 by Agence France Presse OTTAWA — Canada must limit large-scale industrial activity in its boreal forest, the world’s largest intact timberland, to preserve millions of lakes and rivers critical to forming Arctic sea ice, a new report said Wednesday. Canada must limit large-scale industrial …