According to a report dispatched last November 15 – a week before the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Warsaw – ocean acidification is predicted to spell trouble for coastal communities around the globe.
Bill Chameides of Duke University summarized a recent United States energy study conducted by Mort Webster of MIT for the journal Nature Climate Change, in contribution to National Geographic’s The Great Energy Challenge.
According to a recent study funded by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the United States’ wetlands are suffering from multiple threats, most notably from coastal development and intensive tropical storms. The study, led by Tom Dahl and co-author Susan-Marie Stedman of theContinue reading “Earth News Journal 36: United States Wetland Loss”
Water scarcity is devastating the land of California, and President Obama is proposing additional federal government welfare packages for the flailing farmers, according to a recent article from The New York Times.
One revolutionary project that has just finished construction is the Marmaray undersea tunnel in Istanbul, Turkey. According to a November article on the National Geographic Daily News website, this visionary transportation tube was designed to allow “commuters to take a train across the Bosphorus Strait and skip Istanbul’s notoriously congested roadways.”
The first study in recent years of carbon injection risks has confirmed a rather unintended consequence, earthquakes, according to a November article from the National Geographic Daily News collection. Published in the scientific journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the study blames a cluster of 18 small earthquakes in western Texas to theContinue reading “Earth News Journal 33: Earthquakes and Carbon Injections”