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

Jay Owen Earth Systems Science

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 …

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Climate regulations could cost fossil-fuel firms trillions. Should they be worried? By Brad Plumer, Published: October 25 at 1:17 pmE-mail the writer If the world ever got serious about addressing climate change, fossil-fuel companies could stand to lose billions of dollars — maybe trillions. These firms all have large reserves …

Science Daily: Top Environment News – October 10th

Jay Owen Earth Systems Science

Urgent new time frame for climate change revealed by massive analysis Longer life for humans linked to further loss of endangered species Water and lava, but curiously, no explosion Historic trends predict future global reforestation unlikely Secret of cattle ticks’ resistance to pesticide Urgent new time frame for climate change …

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News: Climate change will upset vital ocean chemical cycles

Jay Owen Earth Systems Science

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News Climate change will upset vital ocean chemical cycles Posted: 08 Sep 2013 10:57 AM PDT New research shows that rising ocean temperatures will upset natural cycles of carbon dioxide, nitrogen and phosphorus. Plankton plays an important role in the ocean’s carbon cycle by removing half of …

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News: NASA data reveals mega-canyon under Greenland ice sheet

Jay Owen Earth Systems Science

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News   ·          NASA data reveals mega-canyon under Greenland ice sheet Posted: 29 Aug 2013 11:16 AM PDT Data from a NASA airborne science mission reveals evidence of a large and previously unknown canyon hidden under a mile of Greenland ice. The canyon has the characteristics of …

Media Slammed For ‘Surprisingly Limited Analysis’ Of Major Report On Climate Change’s ‘New Normal’

Jay Owen Earth Systems Science

Media Slammed For ‘Surprisingly Limited Analysis’ Of Major Report On Climate Change’s ‘New Normal’ By Joe Romm on August 13, 2013 at 5:28 pm The Columbia Journalism Review has criticized the NY Times and other major media outlets for inadequate coverage of NOAA’s annual State of the Climate report. In its critique, CJR points …

16 Favorite Things Climate Change is Ruining

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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: Glimpse into the future of acidic oceans shows ecosystems transformed

Jay Owen Earth Systems Science

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News Glimpse into the future of acidic oceans shows ecosystems transformed Finding the Goldilocks sites to store carbon dioxide underground Innovative study estimates extent to which air pollution in China shortens human lives  NASA’s polar robotic ranger passes first Greenland test  Dead zone’ impacts Chesapeake Bay fishes …

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News: Researcher sheds light on M.O. of unusual RNA molecules

Jay Owen Nature/Biomimicry

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News Researcher sheds light on M.O. of unusual RNA molecules Muscle power: Bats power take-off using recycled energy The evolution of fins to limbs in the land invasion race Flipping fish adapt to land living Treating oil spills with chemical dispersants: Is the cure worse than the …