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  • Environmental News - Environment News, Space News, Earth Science News, Earth Sciences
    ve ever floated through a cold patch of water while swimming in the ocean you ve experienced a phenomenon called submarine groundwater discharge SGD 15 hours ago in Environment 12 0 Science predicts more frequent extreme events will shock the global food system A panel of British and American researchers speaking at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science AAAS in Washington DC will present updated research revealing how extreme events which 14 hours ago in Environment 22 1 Massive gas leak near Los Angeles plugged after 16 weeks A blowout at a natural gas well that leaked uncontrollably for 16 weeks and drove thousands of residents from their Los Angeles homes was plugged Thursday a utility said 20 hours ago in Environment 12 0 Radiation causes blindness in wild animals in Chernobyl This year marks 30 years since the Chernobyl nuclear accident Vast amounts of radioactive particles spread over large areas in Europe These particles mostly Cesium 137 cause a low but long term exposure to ionizing radiation Feb 10 2016 in Environment 198 9 Climate change will delay transatlantic flights Planes flying between Europe and North America will be spending more time in the air due to the effects of climate change a new study has shown Feb 09 2016 in Environment 1213 8 Radical carbon dioxide removal projects could be a risky business Radical new ways of removing CO2 from the atmosphere could prove to be a risky business according to an environmental scientist at the University of East Anglia Feb 10 2016 in Environment 66 4 What s nature worth Study helps put a price on groundwater and other natural capital Most people understand that investing in the future is important and that goes for conserving nature and natural resources too

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  • Environmental News - Environment News, Space News, Earth Science News, Earth Sciences
    If you ve ever floated through a cold patch of water while swimming in the ocean you ve experienced a phenomenon called submarine groundwater discharge SGD 15 hours ago in Environment 12 0 Science predicts more frequent extreme events will shock the global food system A panel of British and American researchers speaking at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science AAAS in Washington DC will present updated research revealing how extreme events which 14 hours ago in Environment 22 1 Massive gas leak near Los Angeles plugged after 16 weeks A blowout at a natural gas well that leaked uncontrollably for 16 weeks and drove thousands of residents from their Los Angeles homes was plugged Thursday a utility said 20 hours ago in Environment 12 0 Radiation causes blindness in wild animals in Chernobyl This year marks 30 years since the Chernobyl nuclear accident Vast amounts of radioactive particles spread over large areas in Europe These particles mostly Cesium 137 cause a low but long term exposure to ionizing radiation Feb 10 2016 in Environment 198 9 Climate change will delay transatlantic flights Planes flying between Europe and North America will be spending more time in the air due to the effects of climate change a new study has shown Feb 09 2016 in Environment 1213 8 Radical carbon dioxide removal projects could be a risky business Radical new ways of removing CO2 from the atmosphere could prove to be a risky business according to an environmental scientist at the University of East Anglia Feb 10 2016 in Environment 66 4 What s nature worth Study helps put a price on groundwater and other natural capital Most people understand that investing in the future is important and that goes for conserving nature and natural

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  • Environmental News - Environment News, Space News, Earth Science News, Earth Sciences
    companies extract oil by fracking according to statistics published by the Canadian province s energy regulatory agency Jan 16 2016 in Environment 529 8 Organic agriculture key to feeding the world sustainably Washington State University researchers have concluded that feeding a growing global population with sustainability goals in mind is possible Their review of hundreds of published studies provides evidence that organic farming Feb 03 2016 in Environment 2895 0 Nine year old boy plants seed that yields three trillion trees Talk about mighty oaks growing from little acorns A 9 year old s homework assignment has led to the world s most comprehensive tree counting project which in turn stands to increase the value of upcoming missions from NASA Jan 29 2016 in Environment 69 0 Studies show impact of forest management and deforestation on climate Phys org Two groups of researchers one studying forests in Europe the other forests around the world have found that forest management may not be the answer to slowing global warming that some had hoped and that forests Feb 05 2016 in Environment report 602 0 Online shopping might not be as green as we thought Logic suggests that online shopping is greener than traditional shopping After all when people shop from home they are not jumping into their cars one by one to travel to the mall or the big box store Feb 05 2016 in Environment 186 8 How 2 degrees rise means even higher temperatures where we live At the recent COP21 climate conference in Paris delegates reached an agreement that plans to limit global warming to well below two degrees Celsius This stems from the fact that scientists and politicians now agree the Jan 20 2016 in Environment 97 7 Scientists express concern over disposal of nuclear waste at

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  • Environmental News - Environment News, Space News, Earth Science News, Earth Sciences
    and outdoor air pollution More than half of deaths occur in two of the world s fastest growing economies China and India 11 hours ago in Environment 865 0 Romania asks UNESCO to protect planned open cast goldmine site Romania has asked the UN cultural agency UNESCO to give world heritage list status to a village where a Canadian firm is battling to locate a controversial open cast goldmine Feb 07 2016 in Environment 32 0 Ocean acidification makes coralline algae less robust Ocean acidification the ongoing decrease in the pH of the Earth s oceans caused by the uptake of CO2 from the atmosphere is affecting the formation of the skeleton of coralline algae which play an important part in marine Feb 08 2016 in Environment 69 0 Radical carbon dioxide removal projects could be a risky business Radical new ways of removing CO2 from the atmosphere could prove to be a risky business according to an environmental scientist at the University of East Anglia Feb 10 2016 in Environment 66 4 Climate change deteriorates water quality in the Himalayas affecting 40 percent of world s population A new study by Lappeenranta University of Technology LUT on the climate change and geochemical process of waters and lake sediments on the Tibetan Plateau show that global warming affects geochemical processes such as glacier Feb 10 2016 in Environment 12 1 Radiation causes blindness in wild animals in Chernobyl This year marks 30 years since the Chernobyl nuclear accident Vast amounts of radioactive particles spread over large areas in Europe These particles mostly Cesium 137 cause a low but long term exposure to ionizing radiation Feb 10 2016 in Environment 198 9 What s nature worth Study helps put a price on groundwater and other natural capital Most people understand that

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  • Environmental News - Environment News, Space News, Earth Science News, Earth Sciences
    company and Klaus Lackner from Columbia University have achieved the successful demonstration of a bold new technology to capture carbon from Apr 25 2007 in Environment 0 1 Sea surface temperatures reach highest level in 150 years Sea surface temperatures in the Northeast Shelf Large Marine Ecosystem during 2012 were the highest recorded in 150 years according to the latest Ecosystem Advisory issued by NOAA s Northeast Fisheries Science Center NEFSC Apr 26 2013 in Environment 0 93 Ban on microbeads offers best chance to protect oceans aquatic species An outright ban on the common use of plastic microbeads from products that enter wastewater is the best way to protect water quality wildlife and resources used by people a group of conservation scientists suggest in Sep 16 2015 in Environment 7295 6 Trouble in paradise Ocean acidification this way comes Double double toil and trouble Fire burn and caldron bubble Shakespeare Macbeth Jan 05 2012 in Environment 0 23 Not just the Koch brothers New study reveals funders behind the climate change denial effort A new study conducted by Drexel University s environmental sociologist Robert J Brulle PhD exposes the organizational underpinnings and funding behind the powerful climate change countermovement This study marks the first Dec 20 2013 in Environment 4 654 Researchers discover intact ghost ship off Hawai i Researchers from the University of Hawai i UH and NOAA s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries today announced the discovery of an intact ghost ship in 2 000 feet of water nearly 20 miles off the coast of Oahu Sitting Dec 05 2014 in Environment 0 1 How Much Energy Goes Into Making a Bottle of Water PhysOrg com Most people who buy bottled water have access to clean drinking water virtually for free in the US tap water costs

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  • Science predicts more frequent extreme events will shock the global food system
    uk assets pdfs review of responses to food production shocks pdf Impacts www foodsecurity ac uk assets pdfs country impacts of global grain production shocks pdf Provided by Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council 22 shares feedback to editors Tweet Favorites Email Print PDF Featured Last comments Popular Detection of gravitational waves would open new window on universe Feb 10 2016 58 Gravitational waves detected 100 years after Einstein s prediction Feb 11 2016 144 Scientists discover hidden galaxies behind the Milky Way Feb 09 2016 3 GPS tracking down to the centimeter Feb 11 2016 10 A metal that behaves like water Feb 11 2016 2 more Phys org on facebook Relevant PhysicsForums posts Greenhouse effect on planetary equilibrium temperature help Feb 11 2016 Scott found Amundsen Flag Feb 09 2016 Mag 6 4 Earthquake near Pingtung Taiwan Feb 06 2016 Direction of polar jet Feb 04 2016 Why does the heat in the atmosphere mostly go down Feb 03 2016 Hurricane reduction through ocean surface cooling Jan 30 2016 More from Earth Related Stories World food security more vulnerable than ever to climate change August 2 2013 A new study published today 2 August in Science has called for a climate smart food system to prevent climate change from slowing progress in eradicating global hunger More frequent extreme and adverse weather conditions threaten Europe s wheat production June 17 2014 European wheat production areas have to prepare for greater harvest losses in the future when global warming will lead to increased drought and heat waves in southern Europe and wet and cool conditions in the north especially Report suggests world food shocks likely to grow more common due to global warming August 17 2015 Phys org A report issued by the Global Food Security program offers dire warnings of disruptions to food supplies in the future due to changes in the environment wrought by global warning Titled Extreme weather and World Bank sets 16 billion plan for climate fight in Africa November 24 2015 The World Bank announced Tuesday a plan to help Africa weather climate shocks that requires 16 1 billion in financing through 2020 Food trade key against world hunger but keep it safe FAO December 9 2015 Expanding trade in agricultural products is key to alleviating world hunger but only if open trade policies do not endanger food security the UN food agency said in a report released Wednesday Drought heat take toll on global crops January 6 2016 Drought and extreme heat slashed global cereal harvests between 1964 and 2007 and the impact of these weather disasters was greatest in North America Europe and Australasia according to a new study published in Nature Recommended for you MyShake New app turns smartphones into worldwide seismic network February 12 2016 University of California Berkeley scientists are releasing a free Android app that taps a smartphone s ability to record ground shaking from an earthquake with the goal of creating a worldwide seismic detection network Poor air

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  • Researchers study reactions that occur when groundwater, saltwater meet in coastal aquifers
    he is connecting the physics to the biogeochemistry This will allow us to better manage and predict changes in our coastal ecosystems especially as our beaches and marshes are impacted by sea level rise It makes us realize that important things are happening under our feet as we sit on the beach says Michael The data might provide reasoning for beach managers and engineers to create gentle sloping beaches to create a large mixing zone The researchers also discovered that the mixing zone itself is not a stable feature in the subsurface It moved around a lot over time scales that for groundwater you wouldn t really expect since groundwater moves so slowly he says According to Heiss this tells the scientists that depending on the speed of the movement fewer reactions may occur in this mixing zone which could contribute to the extra nutrients to be deposited into coastal waters The study was funded in part by the National Science Foundation and conducted in collaboration with William Ullman professor of marine science and policy in the College of Earth Ocean and Environment and graduate student Kyra Kim who focused more on the biogeochemical aspects of the project Next steps The next step in the research is to model common chemical reactions known to occur in this zone such as denitrification and further investigate whether there are dynamics that can be controlled like beach slope to improve water quality The scientists are considering the role biology and chemistry play too Microbes for example help remove nitrate from the coastal ocean when they eat organic matter found in the ocean and breathe dissolved oxygen in the seawater They also consume oxygen found in groundwater and if given enough time can help convert nitrate into benign nitrogen gas the same way humans convert oxygen to carbon dioxide when they breathe All of these things are important for understanding the biogeochemical framework at work in this mixing zone Heiss says Explore further Researchers reveal that organic agriculture can pollute groundwater More information James W Heiss et al Coupled surface subsurface hydrologic measurements reveal infiltration recharge and discharge dynamics across the swash zone of a sandy beach Water Resources Research 2015 DOI 10 1002 2015WR017395 Journal reference Water Resources Research Provided by University of Delaware 12 shares feedback to editors Tweet Favorites Email Print PDF Featured Last comments Popular Detection of gravitational waves would open new window on universe Feb 10 2016 58 Gravitational waves detected 100 years after Einstein s prediction Feb 11 2016 144 Scientists discover hidden galaxies behind the Milky Way Feb 09 2016 3 GPS tracking down to the centimeter Feb 11 2016 10 A metal that behaves like water Feb 11 2016 2 more Phys org on facebook Relevant PhysicsForums posts Greenhouse effect on planetary equilibrium temperature help Feb 11 2016 Scott found Amundsen Flag Feb 09 2016 Mag 6 4 Earthquake near Pingtung Taiwan Feb 06 2016 Direction of polar jet Feb 04 2016 Why does the heat

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  • Massive gas leak near Los Angeles plugged after 16 weeks
    1970s the field of 115 wells was reused to store natural gas When demand and prices were low gas was injected at high pressure in the ground It was piped out during cold months or to fuel gas run electricity plants during energy spikes High tech equipment will be used to survey the ruptured pipe for clues about what went wrong after it is permanently sealed Residents who voluntarily moved out will have at least a week to return to their homes after inspectors use a five step process to certify it is safe SoCalGas has paid to relocate residents in hotels apartments and houses Hotel dwellers will have eight days to return home and those who moved to other accommodations can stay through the end of short term leases they signed In recent weeks 1 700 families have returned home as the rate of the leak dwindled and air filters were installed in their homes the company said Once the well is sealed though life for some may never return to normal The incident has focused attention on the aging facility and the state is investigating how Southern California would replace a major source of energy if it is shut down forever Many folks are concerned about plummeting home values now that Porter Ranch is associated with this disaster and others fear returning to unhealthy homes or a repeat incident Because this one well we know about is shut down it doesn t indicate anything about the rest of the facility said Matt Pakucko president of Save Porter Ranch a group advocating to shutter the facility People are terrified to go home Explore further US nuclear reactor turned off after radiation leak 12 shares feedback to editors 2016 The Associated Press All rights reserved Tweet Favorites Email Print PDF Featured Last comments Popular Detection of gravitational waves would open new window on universe Feb 10 2016 58 Gravitational waves detected 100 years after Einstein s prediction Feb 11 2016 144 Scientists discover hidden galaxies behind the Milky Way Feb 09 2016 3 GPS tracking down to the centimeter Feb 11 2016 10 A metal that behaves like water Feb 11 2016 2 more Phys org on facebook Relevant PhysicsForums posts Greenhouse effect on planetary equilibrium temperature help Feb 11 2016 Scott found Amundsen Flag Feb 09 2016 Mag 6 4 Earthquake near Pingtung Taiwan Feb 06 2016 Direction of polar jet Feb 04 2016 Why does the heat in the atmosphere mostly go down Feb 03 2016 Hurricane reduction through ocean surface cooling Jan 30 2016 More from Earth Related Stories US nuclear reactor turned off after radiation leak February 2 2012 A reactor at the San Onofre nuclear power plant near San Diego has been shut down after a radiation leak which was not big enough to cause public harm the US atomic safety agency said Wednesday Research finds long term effect of natural gas leakage December 2 2015 As natural gas production increases around the nation new

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