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Oregon power companies offset carbon through investment in Ecuadors rainforest
To combat global warming
while conserving biodiversity, Conservation International and the Jatun Sacha Foundation, an Ecuadorian conservation organization, have launched a carbon offsets project to reforest 680 acres of degraded pastureland in northwest Ecuador. This refore...
Increasing nitrogen in Earth's soils may signal global changes, say U. of Colorado researchers
...evolution began in roughly 1760, contributing to a warming
climate. "The nitrogen deposited on land might act like fertilizer and cause plants to grow more, at least for a while, which would suck up some carbon from the atmosphere," said Townsend, an associate at CU-Boulder's Arctic and Alpine Research Inst...
Scientists tackle the question: 'What will it really take to stop global warming?'
...e technologies in order to effectively slow global warming
and adverse regional climactic changes from the fo...g. CO2 emissions from fossil fuels trigger global warming
by enhancing the atmosphere's "greenhouse effect", which traps energy that would otherwise radiate f...
Fiery ice from the sea
...siderations, too who owns it? What about global warming
(because extra methane, when released, is another addition to the greenhouse gases)? And, naturally occurring submarine landslides, which in turn create tsunamis and cause costly damage to pipelines and undersea cables, may be caused by hydrate diss...
Scripps research gives tiny phytoplankton a large role in Earth's climate system
...ee-quarters of Earth's surface, hold a fundamental warming
influence on the planet by capturing and absorbing...hat the impact of phytoplankton extends beyond its warming
influence. Changes in Earth's surface reflection caused by increases or decreases in phytoplankton c...
Warming study indicates water problems in the West
...al or local climate changes associated with global warming
will be far more significant than apparently small...mply. New simulations by a group of leading global warming
and climate change researchers suggest the effects of rising temperatures will exacerbate problems w...
GSA release 02-55: Dec. Geology & GSA Today media highlights
...ene thermal maximum (PETM) and the dramatic global warming
that followed it 55 million years ago. Highlights ...ocene thermal maximum (PETM) was a dramatic global warming
event that occurred approximately 55 million years ago. The warming
is believed to have been the re...
A global warming Catch-22?
...ility of the ocean to buffer the effects of global warming
may hinge upon the interactions of tiny marine org... carbon dioxide is the prime suspect in the global warming
phenomenon. "Diatoms are the most important group of phytoplankton for removing carbon from the atm...
Coral layers good proxy for Atlantic climate cycles
... in the subtropical Atlantic. They find that peak warming
comes about every 12.5 years. "The recorded temperature data shows an important node at 12 to 15 years, but there is no way to pick it up except for the last 50 years when sea surface temperatures were recorded." Because temperature data only exist...
Malaria rise in Africa parallels warming trends
... the incidence of malaria in East Africa parallels warming
trends over the last several decades. The new find...glia in Norwich, UK. The new analysis found a mean warming
trend of 0.15 degrees Celsius per decade from 1970 to 1998 across the same East African region inclu...
URI biologists study predator-prey relationship between sand shrimp and flounder
... important given the anticipated effects of global warming
on marine and estuarine systems," said Taylor. "Additionally, research identifying the influence of climatic variability on predator-prey relationships is critical for predicting the effects of changes in water quality on food web dynamics and the ab...
Biologists raising baby loggerhead turtles for conservation find disturbing gender trend
...aid, "is we'll have to start thinking about global warming
and climate change. There are a whole string of other possibilities that we are going to consider."...
Without water, the body will shut down its need to ingest food
..., the world's population will be plagued by global warming
and continuous drought. Ensuring that the population of the affected countries is not subject to starvation will be a top priority for the international community. These findings will contribute to the development of an effective strategy....
Shifts in rice farming practices in China reduce greenhouse gas methane
...trous oxide," said Li. "Methane has a much greater warming
potential than CO2, but at the same time, methane is very sensitive to management practices." Currently, about 8 percent of global methane emissions come from the world's rice paddies. In an effort to reduce water use, farmers in China found that if...
January GEOLOGY and GSA TODAY media highlights
...espread droughts as well as floods in Asia. Global warming
and the El Nino Southern Oscillation have been men...meltwater pulse (MWP) 1a. Together with the Blling warming
(an abrupt rise in Northern Hemisphere air temperature of at least 5 C within a few decades during t...
January GSA BULLETIN media highlights
...ecame extinct during the cooling others during the warming
episode. Genesis of flood basalts and Basin and Range volcanic rocks from Steens Mountain to the Malheur River Gorge, Oregon Victor E. Camp, Department of Geological Sciences, San Diego State University, San Diego, California 92181, USA, et al. Pag...
Effects of global warming already being felt on plants and animals worldwide
is having a significant impact on hundreds of plan...ch study found a direct correlation between global warming
and biological change somewhere in the world. For example, several studies revealed that, as tempera...
Study employs backyard scientists to document global warming impact
...una are sending signals about the impact of global warming
a message that is being heard in backyards around...s of people across the world. The impact of global warming
often appears as an early arrival of spring and is seen at bird feeders, heard in the earlier croaki...
Polar bear headed for extinction, says University of Alberta scientist
Unless the pace of global warming
is abated, polar bears could disappear within 100 ...e on northern ecosystems. Derocher says if global warming
continues unchecked, some remnant populations of polar bears may manage to hang on in the high Canad...
From sardines to anchovies and back in 50 years
...." Similarly, he points out that studies of global warming
based on data collected over several decades could be strongly influenced by these natural, multi-decadal oscillations. Chavez admits that his article may be controversial and hopes that it will stimulate scientific discussion about these long-term ...
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