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Cuba: Sea levels to rise more than 30 in. by 2100

Cuba: Sea levels to rise more than 30 in. by 2100

Cuban scientists warn that right now it is urgent to preserve mangroves, coral reefs, sea grass and sand beaches. Each of these ecosystems is a natural barrier to defend the coasts from the impact of climate change and sea level rise. Most of the 400 beaches of Cuba’s territory are affected by erosion with a receding coastline estimated at 1.2 meters per year.

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2011 Ashden Awards international finalists, in pictures

2011 Ashden Awards international finalists, in pictures

Eight sustainable energy pioneers from Africa and Asia have been selected as international finalists for the prestigious Ashden Awards for sustainable energy 2011.

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Italy says Yes to a nuclear energy free future

Italy says Yes to a nuclear energy free future

In the past weekend Italians’ were called to cast their vote on four referendums, one of which was about the production of nuclear energy in Italy. 95% of voters have chosen for a future free of nuclear energy.

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One million Bangladesh Homes on Solar Power

One million Bangladesh Homes on Solar Power

The number of households in electricity-starved Bangladesh using solar panels has crossed the one million mark, the fastest expansion of solar use in the world.

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Human Activities Produce More Carbon Dioxide Emissions Than Do Volcanoes

Human Activities Produce More Carbon Dioxide Emissions Than Do Volcanoes

On average, human activities put out in just three to five days, the equivalent amount of carbon dioxide that volcanoes produce globally each year.

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Arctic Melt Raises Sea Levels and Reinforces Global Warming

Arctic Melt Raises Sea Levels and Reinforces Global Warming

If you want to see global warming’s signature, look to the Arctic. Up north, the air is warming and the ice is melting. For two decades, scientists have predicted these things would happen as the Earth warms, and now we see that the Arctic is changing much as expected. Melting Arctic ice is also contributing significantly to sea level rise.

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Major flooding on the Mississippi River to cause large Gulf of Mexico dead zone

Major flooding on the Mississippi River to cause large Gulf of Mexico dead zone

Scientists are predicting the hypoxic zone could measure between 8,500 and 9,421 square miles, or an area roughly the size of New Hampshire.

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Fukushima Citizens Remain Highly Exposed to Radiations

Fukushima Citizens Remain Highly Exposed to Radiations

Greenpeace International Executive Director Dr Kumi Naidoo unveiled a sample of contaminated soil from a Fukushima playground at a Tokyo press conference, criticising the Japanese government’s response to the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear crisis, and its ongoing failure to protect the health and welfare of its people.

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City Pavement Affects Weather and Foster Build-up of Polluted Air

City Pavement Affects Weather and Foster Build-up of Polluted Air

Urban development is exacerbating air pollution in coastal regions, new research says. The study, led by researchers at the U.S. National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), found that the sprawl of strip malls and other paved areas can affect weather patterns, trapping pollutants and hurting air quality during the summer months.

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