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Better Desalination Technology, Key to Solving World’s Water Shortage

Better Desalination Technology, Key to Solving World’s Water Shortage

With 1.8 billion people predicted to live in areas of extreme water scarcity by 2025, desalination, the removal of salt from water, is increasingly being proposed as a solution, but officials and experts need to commit to overcoming obstacles that make the process expensive, unsustainable and inefficient, a Yale University study found.

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Slowing climate change by targeting gases other than carbon dioxide

Slowing climate change by targeting gases other than carbon dioxide

A new study, conducted by NOAA scientists, shows that even if carbon dioxide remains the undisputed king of recent climate change, other greenhouse gases measurably contribute to the problem, and there are short-term opportunities to influence the trajectory of climate change.

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Ice-shelf collapse from subsurface warming as a trigger for Heinrich events.

Ice-shelf collapse from subsurface warming as a trigger for Heinrich events.

An analysis of prehistoric “Heinrich events”creating mass discharges of icebergs into the North Atlantic Ocean, make it clear that very small amounts of subsurface warming of water can trigger a rapid collapse of ice shelves, scientists say.

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Blue Carbon Initiative: Buried Treasure For Climate and Coastal Communities

Blue Carbon Initiative: Buried Treasure For Climate and Coastal Communities

Dubbed “blue carbon” for their ability to sequester and store huge amounts of carbon, mangroves, seagrasses, and salt marshes- show great climate mitigation potential, immediately available and cost-effective, for removing greenhouse gases already in the atmosphere. The Blue Carbon Initiative program, draw the world’s attention to the crucial role of these direly threaten coastal ecosystems, in the fight against carbon emissions.

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UN climate change conference and the world security

UN climate change conference and the world security

The UN Security Council expressed concern that the possible adverse effects of climate change could aggravate certain existing threats to international peace and security and that the loss of territory in some States due to sea-level rise, particularly in small low-lying island States, could have possible security implications.

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Huge Ice Island Near Labrador ‘s Coast

Huge Ice Island Near Labrador ‘s Coast

Nearly 11 months after calving off of the northwestern coast of Greenland, a massive ice island, the size of Manhattan, is now caught up in ocean currents off the coast of Labrador, Canada. The ice island stretched roughly 62 square kilometers in area and weighed between 3.5 and 4 billion tons.

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Rising Oceans: Too Late to Turn the Tide?

Rising Oceans: Too Late to Turn the Tide?

Unless we dramatically curb global warming, we are in for centuries of sea level rise at a rate of up to three feet per century. Much of the world’s population lives relatively close to sea level, thus this is going to have huge impacts, especially on poor countries.

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Global Climate Change: A Primer

Global Climate Change: A Primer

This timely, informative book is exactly what the public needs to understand the ongoing disruption of the earth’s climate. The authors present an excellent summary of what we know, and what we don’t know, about the planet’s climate. A book by Orrin H. Pilkey, Keith C. Pilkey, illustrated with batik art by Mary Edna Fraser
, and published by Duke University Press.

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Forests soak up third of fossil fuel emissions: study

Forests soak up third of fossil fuel emissions: study

An international team of climate scientists released a study showing the role global forests have played as regulators of the atmosphere. This is the first complete and global evidence of the overwhelming role of forests in removing anthropogenic carbon dioxide.

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