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 …

Please join message to World Leaders on climate change, DDPP report launched

  It is Time to Act: 2 Degrees is the Limit This is your moment as a global citizen and leader to raise your voice to head off disastrous climate change. By clicking here you can add your name with many of the world’s leading scientists and climate experts to an urgent …

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News: Close-up of coral bleaching event

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News Close-up of coral bleaching event Posted: 03 Jun 2014 10:58 AM PDT Ecologists have shed light on exactly what happens to coral during periods of excessively high water temperatures. Their study documents a coral bleaching event in the Caribbean in minute detail and sheds light on …

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News: Local communities produce high-quality forest monitoring data, rivals that of professional foresters

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News     Local communities produce high-quality forest monitoring data, rivals that of professional foresters Posted: 28 Oct 2013 05:54 PM PDT A recent study by researchers at the Nairobi-based World Agroforestry Centre and European and Southeast Asian institutions finds that local communities — using simple tools …

Science Daily: Scientists shut down reproductive ability, desire in pest insects

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News     Scientists shut down reproductive ability, desire in pest insects Posted: 26 Aug 2013 03:29 PM PDT Entomologists have identified a neuropeptide named natalisin that regulates the sexual activity and reproductive ability of insects. The finding may open new possibilities for environmentally friendly pest management. …

16 Favorite Things Climate Change is Ruining

16 Of Your Favorite Things That Climate Change Is Totally Screwing Up By Ryan Koronowski on August 9, 2013 at 9:00 am When people talk about “climate impacts,” the images that usually come to mind are broiling heat waves, drought-parched creek beds, dangerous storm surges, the slowly-but-surely rising sea. These things can …

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News: Nitrogen has key role in estimating carbon dioxide emissions from land use change

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News Nitrogen has key role in estimating carbon dioxide emissions from land use change Something’s fishy in the tree of life: Largests and most comprehensive studies of fish phylogeny After major earthquake: A global murmur, then unusual silence Research harnesses solar-powered proteins to filter harmful antibiotics from …

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News: Seasonal patterns of tropical rainfall changes from global warming revealed

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News Seasonal patterns of tropical rainfall changes from global warming revealed Plant protein shape puzzle solved by molecular 3-D model Surprising findings on hydrogen production in green algae Shifts in physiological mechanisms let male bats balance the need to feed and the urge to breed Fish prone …

Ecocities Emerging – October 2011 Issue

Greetings, Welcome to the October 2011 edition of Ecocities Emerging, an initiative of Ecocity Builders and the International Ecocity Conference Series. “Why are we here?” It’s a question often posed philosophically. Posed practically, the answer is pretty straightforward – we’re here because our planet supports conditions for life, including human …