ScienceDaily: Top Environment News: Computer sims: In climatic tug of war, carbon released from thawing permafrost wins handily

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News Computer sims: In climatic tug of war, carbon released from thawing permafrost wins handily Posted: 18 Mar 2015 12:39 PM PDT There will be a lot more carbon released from thawing permafrost than the amount taken in by more Arctic vegetation, according to new computer simulations. …

Science for Environment Policy, Issue 385: A service from the European Commission

news alert Issue 385, 11 September 2014  Science for Environment Policy About this service Contact the Editor Subscribe to this News Alert Survey Please feed back on our service: SfEP survey to end in one week’s time We have been conducting a survey to assess how Science for Environment Policy …

5 Industries Worried About Peak Oil

5 Industries Worried About Peak Oil The debate over the impact of peak oil has been raging for decades. Although few deny that the end of mass oil consumption is drawing nearer, educated estimates now range between 2020 and 2030. But more important than the timeframe of peak oil are its …

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News: Trees save lives, reduce respiratory problems

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News Trees save lives, reduce respiratory problems Posted: 25 Jul 2014 01:35 PM PDT In the first broad-scale estimate of air pollution removal by trees nationwide, scientists have calculated that trees are saving more than 850 human lives a year and preventing 670,000 incidences of acute respiratory …

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News: Earthquakes: The next ‘Big One’ for the San Francisco Bay Area may be a cluster of major quakes

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News     Earthquakes: The next ‘Big One’ for the San Francisco Bay Area may be a cluster of major quakes Posted: 19 May 2014 03:45 PM PDT A cluster of closely timed earthquakes over 100 years in the 17th and 18th centuries released as much accumulated …

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News     Nature can, selectively, buffer human-caused global warming, say scientists Posted: 02 Feb 2014 08:10 AM PST Can naturally occurring processes selectively buffer the full brunt of global warming caused by greenhouse gas emissions resulting from human activities? Yes, says a group of researchers in …

Earth Policy Release – China and the Soybean Challenge

  China and the Soybean Challenge  Lester R. Brown www.earth-policy.org/books/fpep/fpepch9 Earth Policy Release Full Planet, empty plates November 6, 2013 Some 3,000 years ago, farmers in eastern china domesticated the soybean. In 1765, the first soybeans arrived in North America, but they did not soon catch on as a crop. …

Green Futures: The Rise of Indoor Cropping

The Rise of Indoor Cropping   By Tess Riley  It’s commonly accepted that record food prices were one of the key triggers for the Arab Spring. This year in Zimbabwe, critical levels of crop failure put over two million people at risk of chronic malnutrition. Even a prosperous state like Singapore, …

Science Daily – October 11th

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News     Complex relationship between phosphorus levels, nitrogen removal in lakes New antiviral response discovered in mammals Innate virus-killing power discovered in mammals How red crabs on Christmas Island speak for the tropics How microbes survive in freezing conditions As sea level rises, Everglades’ freshwater plants …

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News: Stronger winds may explain puzzling growth of sea ice in Antarctica, model shows

  ScienceDaily: Top Environment News       Stronger winds may explain puzzling growth of sea ice in Antarctica, model shows Posted: 17 Sep 2013 09:19 PM PDT Much attention is paid to melting sea ice in the Arctic. But less clear is the situation on the other side of …