ScienceDaily: Top Environment News: Scientists find origins of teamwork in our nearest relative the chimpanzee

Jay Owen Earth Systems Science

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News Scientists find origins of teamwork in our nearest relative the chimpanzee Tourist-fed stingrays change their ways Slabs of ancient tectonic plate still lodged under California Skulls of early humans carry telltale signs of inbreeding Human microbe study provides insight into health, disease Petroleum use, greenhouse gas …

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News:When hungry, Gulf of Mexico algae go toxic

Jay Owen Earth Systems Science

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News When hungry, Gulf of Mexico algae go toxic European invader outcompetes Canadian plants even outside its usual temperature range Canadian Arctic glacier melt accelerating, irreversible, projections suggest Four dinosaur egg species identified in Lleida, Spain Sri Lankan snake study reveals new species, rich biodiversity in island …

Where Has All the Ice Gone?

Jay Owen Earth Systems Science

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 …

[green-tech] fire and brimstone II: a better fix on the Green Sky threat

Jay Owen Earth Systems Science

Background Peter Ward’s important classic, Under a Green Sky, presents us with some important questions: how close are we to the time when emanations of H2S to the atmosphere (“brimstone”) or radiation induced by a new ozone hole (“fire”) start growing to the point where all higher mammals on earth, …

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News

Jay Owen Earth Systems Science

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News Future sea level rise from melting ice sheets may be substantially greater than IPCC estimates Posted: 06 Jan 2013 11:57 AM PST Future sea level rise due to the melting of the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets could be substantially larger than estimated in Climate Change …

Roots of deadly 2010 India flood identified; Findings could improve warnings

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Roots of deadly 2010 India flood identified; Findings could improve warnings Posted: 13 Nov 2012 12:11 PM PST New research indicates that flash flooding that swept through the mountain town of Leh, India, in 2010 was set off by a string of unusual weather events similar to those that caused …