Assessing the effect of climate change on upwelling ecosystems is essential to be able to predict the future of marine resources. The zones concerned by this upwelling of cold deep water, which is very rich in nutrients, provide up to 20 % of global production of fish. Since the 1990s, the theory adopted by the majority of the scientific community affirmed that these phenomena were intensifying. ... read more >>
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Utah has sent a message to Nevada: What flows into Utah stays in Utah, even if Las Vegas is thirsty. ... read more >>
A recent invention called the Slingshot could provide freshwater to those with some of the most limited access. Inventor Dean Kamen, best known as the man behind the Segway, has partnered with Coca-Cola to place his machines throughout developing nations in Africa and Central America in hopes of eliminating the millions of deaths each year related to waterborne disease. ... read more >>
With 40 new fracking sites due to be set up in the next two years, ministers want to use the tax revenue from operators to reduce bills for hard-pressed households.
Green taxes, which help pay for onshore wind farms, currently account for about 10 per cent of the average energy bill, and the proportion is expected to rise to a third by 2020.
However, George Osborne has indicated that he is look ... read more >>
Scientist have been researching into why icicles would have ripples in the shape. The other question bothering scientist is why, regardless of size or shape. Do the icicles always have the ripples in the same wave length. Well to the first question, the reason why icicles have ripples has been determined to be, due to the impurities of the water that is freezing to form the icicles. ... read more >>
A week ago the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) delivered to massive media coverage an unsettling message – climate change is real, humans are the main cause of it, and unless we stop the warming of the planet, in 50 years life as we know will be no more. The problem now is that despite innumerous attempts, world consensus on how to do it has proved impossible to reach. But, wi ... read more >>
Last month, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a new report showing that most of the planet’s warming in recent decades is human-caused. The report serves as a dire warning that we must drastically reduce the amount of greenhouse gases we spew into the atmosphere, or face irreversible and very damaging impacts.
Also among the IPCC’s findings was that methane traps even ... read more >>
Montana’s largest utility company, NorthWestern Energy, is moving to diversify its energy mix – an increasing trend in the industry. Seeing the regulatory noose tightening on coal, and questioning the long-term promise of natural gas, the company recently announced plans to buy Montana’s 11 hydroelectric dams from their Pennsylvanian owners. By adding 630 megawatts of stable hydro to a portfolio ... read more >>
The number of large projects to capture and bury carbon dioxide has fallen, a report says, even though scientists say such projects are needed to fight climate change. ... read more >>
A Tory minister has lashed out at the BBC over its coverage of climate change, claiming it gives too much prominence to sceptics.
Greg Barker suggested "the sceptic press" often used research that had not been peer-reviewed to bolster its position and accused the "Sunday newspapers" of presenting comment as science.
But the climate minister honed in on the way the publicly funded BBC stil ... read more >>