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Seismic Signs Of Escaping Methane Under The Sea

Somewhere off the eastern coast of North Carolina, a frozen mixture of water and methane gas tucked in seabed sediments is starting to break down.

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Algae Biofuels Aren’t Sustainable,Yet

This week, the National Academy of Sciences released a report on the Sustainability of Algae Biofuels. The report’s conclusions are not the most optimistic on algae biofuels, albeit highlights the future potential of algae biofuels and the steps needed to ensure its sustainable development.

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Warmer Future Oceans Could Cause Phytoplankton to Thrive Near Poles, Shrink in Tropics

In the future, warmer waters could significantly change ocean distribution of populations of phytoplankton, tiny organisms that could have a major effect on climate change.

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Do The Math : A Global Movement, by 350.ORG

“Do The Math” refers to the simple and terrifying new reality of the climate crisis: the fossil fuel industry currently has 2,795 gigatons of carbon in their reserves, five times more than the maximum 565 gigatons the world can emit and keep warming below 2°C, a goal agreed to by nearly every nation on earth, including the United States.

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Arctic Summer Wind Shift Could Affect Sea Ice

Changes in summer Arctic wind patterns contribute not only to an unprecedented loss of Arctic sea ice, but could also bring about shifts in North American and European weather, according to a new NOAA-led study.

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Climate change: EU rebrands green energy campaign

The European Commission believes that policies to cut greenhouse gases will only work if individuals share the vision of a low-carbon society.

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Sea Change in Climate Adaptation Planning in Cuba

Climate change exposes Cuba not only to more destructive hurricanes, but also to higher temperatures, recurrent drought and intense rains, while the projected rise in the sea level will endanger coastal areas.

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Arctic sea ice shatters previous low records; Antarctic sea ice edges to record high.

This September, sea ice covering the Arctic Ocean fell to the lowest extent in the satellite record, which began in 1979.

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Venice Lagoon Research Indicates Rapid Climate Change in Coastal Regions

Researchers believe that this is partly as a result of a process known as the ‘urban heat island effect’; where regions experiencing rapid industrial and urban expansion produce vast amounts of heat, making the area warmer than its surroundings.

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