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  • Obama calls Supreme Court emissions ruling 'unusual'
    shares feedback to editors 2016 AFP 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 Obama Power plant rule will shrink power prices June 2 2014 President Barack Obama says Americans electricity bills will shrink and their children will be healthier due to new emissions limits on power plants After mercury ruling higher scrutiny of Obama climate rules June 30 2015 Sweeping pollution limits at the center of President Barack Obama s climate change plan are facing increased scrutiny in the wake of a Supreme Court ruling that showed that the justices aren t afraid to thwart perceived overreach EPA chief Climate plan on track despite mercury ruling July 7 2015 A Supreme Court ruling that undermined a federal rule targeting mercury pollution will not affect the Obama administration s plan to limit greenhouse gas emissions to slow the effects of global warming the head of the Environmental EU hails Obama clean power plan as genuine effort to cut emissions August 3 2015 The EU on Monday hailed US President Barack Obama s clean power plan as a positive step to cut carbon emissions ahead of a global climate summit in Paris Fifteen US states try to block Obama clean power plan August 14 2015 Fifteen US states have petitioned a federal court to block new rules by President Barack Obama s administration to encourage clean power and cut harmful carbon emissions from power plants Supreme Court deals blow to Obama climate plan February 10 2016 The US Supreme Court has put on hold a sweeping plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from coal fueled power plants dealing a significant blow to President Barack Obama s efforts to rein in climate change 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 Catastrophic failure of ice age dam changed ocean circulation and climate February 12 2016 The catastrophic release of fresh water from a vast South American lake at the end of the last Ice Age was significant enough to change circulation in

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  • Carbon dioxide stored underground can find multiple ways to escape
    sandstone lost very little mass and the cement lost mass and became more porous These findings highlight the complexity of underground carbon sequestration which is a process under investigation as a method to reduce carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere The process of assessing whether a site is appropriate for injection has to be system specific and take into account not only the chemistry and composition of the rocks but also the ease with which water and carbon dioxide can flow through host rocks said Li Peilin Cao Penn State Ph D student collaborated on this research Explore further Despite rocky start Philae comet probe has raked in science data Provided by Pennsylvania State University 25 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 Despite rocky start Philae comet probe has raked in science data February 12 2016 Twelve years ago the European Space Agency ESA launched a spacecraft with a very precious cargo a robot laboratory designed to land on a comet and photograph prod and sniff its surface Getting water to all the right places for carbon sequestration November 16 2015 Coal fired power plants work hard to heat and cool homes but burning coal releases carbon dioxide that will need to be managed in the future Sequestering the gas can mean capturing it stripping it away from other pollutants Storing carbon dioxide deep underground in rock form June 17 2010 As carbon dioxide continues to burgeon in the atmosphere causing the Earth s climate to warm scientists are trying to find ways to remove the excess gas from the atmosphere and store it where it can cause no trouble Deep Carbon Quest underway to discover its quantity movements origins and forms in Earth March 4 2013 From Earth s surface to hundreds of kilometers deeper than oilmen drill the Deep Carbon Observatory DCO is investigating the surprising quantity of carbon in the deep dark Earth beyond photosynthesis Carbon storage project combines innovation and outreach February 20 2012 Geologists are hoping to learn a great deal about geologic carbon sequestration from injecting 1 million metric tons of carbon dioxide into sandstone 7 000 feet beneath Decatur Ill And they re hoping the public learns a

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  • Herpes outbreak, other marine viruses linked to coral bleaching event
    said NOAA estimated that by the end of last year almost 95 percent of U S coral reefs were exposed to ocean conditions that can cause corals to bleach If corals die there will be less shoreline protection from storms and fewer habitats for fish and other marine life Viruses are abundant normal and diverse residents of stony coral colonies the researchers noted in their study Viruses may become a serious threat only when their numbers reach extremely high levels which in this case was associated with other stressful environmental conditions scientists said Explore further Viral disease particularly from herpes gaining interest as possible cause of coral decline Provided by Oregon State University 15 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 Viral disease particularly from herpes gaining interest as possible cause of coral decline March 28 2012 As corals continue to decline in abundance around the world researchers are turning their attention to a possible cause that s almost totally unexplored viral disease Viruses linked to algae that control coral health July 12 2012 Scientists have discovered two viruses that appear to infect the single celled microalgae that reside in corals and are important for coral growth and health and they say the viruses could play a role in the serious decline New study uncovers why some threatened corals swap algae partners June 4 2015 A new research study showed why threatened Caribbean star corals sometimes swap partners to help them recover from bleaching events The findings are important to understand the fate of coral reefs as ocean waters warm due NOAA Warm oceans cause concern of coral bleaching Update July 6 2015 Abnormally warm ocean temperatures are creating conditions that threaten to kill coral across the equatorial Pacific north Pacific and western Atlantic oceans the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Monday Scientists Major coral bleaching crisis spreads worldwide October 8 2015 The bleaching of colorful coral is spreading into a worldwide devastating crisis scientists say and they predict it will likely get worse Even thermally tolerant corals are in hot water when it comes to bleaching December 2 2015 Scientists have discovered that corals adapted to naturally high temperatures such as those off the

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  • Testing detects algal toxins in Alaska marine mammals
    continue surveillance for algal toxins in marine mammals A stranded humpback whale carcass in Dutch Harbor Alaska Humpback whales were among the Alaska marine mammals that showed exposure to algal toxins according to new research Credit Kathy Burek Huntington Alaska Veterinary and Pathology Services Explore further Domoic acid from toxic algal blooms may cause seizures in California sea lions More information Kathi A Lefebvre et al Prevalence of algal toxins in Alaskan marine mammals foraging in a changing arctic and subarctic environment Harmful Algae 2016 DOI 10 1016 j hal 2016 01 007 Provided by NOAA Fisheries West Coast Region 53 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 Domoic acid from toxic algal blooms may cause seizures in California sea lions June 9 2008 Scientists reporting in the current issue of the online journal Marine Drugs state that an increase of epileptic seizures and behavioral abnormalities in California sea lions can result from low dose exposure to domoic Scientists discover way to detect low level exposure to seafood toxin in marine animals May 3 2012 Phys org NOAA scientists and their colleagues have discovered a biological marker in the blood of laboratory zebrafish and marine mammals that shows when they have been repeatedly exposed to low levels of domoic acid NOAA Fisheries mobilizes to gauge unprecedented West Coast toxic algal bloom June 15 2015 NOAA Fisheries Northwest Fisheries Science Center in Seattle has mobilized extra scientists to join a fisheries survey along the West Coast to chart an extensive harmful algal bloom that spans much of the West Coast and NOAA declares deaths of large whales in Gulf of Alaska an unusual mortality event August 21 2015 NOAA is declaring the recent deaths of 30 large whales in the western Gulf of Alaska an unusual mortality event triggering a focused expert investigation into the cause An unusual mortality event is a stranding event What was killing the young right whales New research finds a suspect October 26 2015 The baby whales suddenly began dying in 2005 And continued for several years running Sea lions exposed to algal toxin show impaired spatial memory December 14 2015 California sea lions exposed to the algal toxin domoic acid can

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  • India's smog-choked capital to resume car ban in April
    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 India court mulls ban on new diesel cars as Delhi chokes December 15 2015 India s top court on Tuesday said it was considering banning new diesel guzzling SUVs and luxury cars from the streets of New Delhi in a bid to improve the capital s notoriously toxic air India s top court slaps ban on new diesel cars in capital December 16 2015 India s top court Wednesday imposed a temporary ban on new diesel guzzling SUVs and other luxury cars in New Delhi in an attempt to clean up the world s most polluted capital Delhiites urged to accept controversial car ban plan December 24 2015 Delhi s firebrand Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal called on residents of India s capital Thursday to cooperate with his ambitious plans to clean up the toxic air of the world s most polluted city India court challenges Delhi to show car ban cuts smog January 6 2016 An Indian court on Wednesday challenged the Delhi city government to prove that its restrictions on cars were improving air quality in the world s most polluted capital Delhi court rejects challenge to car restrictions January 11 2016 A Delhi court on Monday rejected a legal challenge to driving restrictions aimed at reducing pollution in the smog choked Indian capital India s smog choked capital ends car ban trial January 14 2016 New Delhi wrapped up Friday a controversial trial of driving restrictions that took about a million cars off its roads with arguments still raging about whether it is the right approach to cutting smog in the world s most 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 Catastrophic failure of ice age dam changed ocean circulation and climate February 12 2016 The catastrophic release of fresh water from a vast South American lake at the end of the last Ice Age was significant enough to change circulation in the Pacific Ocean according to new research co authored by a PhD student Poor air quality kills 5 5 million worldwide annually February 12 2016

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  • Peat bog sheds new light on Greenland pollution
    petrol was phased out This has implications for ecosystem services and ecosystem recovery because it helps to demonstrate how long it takes for environments to recover from this type of atmospheric pollution Explore further Lake found in Sierra Nevada with the oldest remains of atmospheric contamination in southern Europe More information Noemí Silva Sánchez et al Climate changes lead pollution and soil erosion in south Greenland over the past 700years Quaternary Research 2015 DOI 10 1016 j yqres 2015 06 001 Provided by University of Aberdeen 5 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 Lake found in Sierra Nevada with the oldest remains of atmospheric contamination in southern Europe April 30 2013 Atmospheric contamination due to heavy metals is currently a severe problem of global proportions with important repercussions in public health However this type of pollution is not a recent fact and can even be detected Study shows no lead pollution in oilsands region October 24 2014 New research from a world renowned soil and water expert at the University of Alberta reveals that there s no atmospheric lead pollution in Alberta s oilsands region a finding that contradicts current scientific knowledge Study shows no lead pollution in the oil sands region of Alberta December 10 2014 Recent research from the University of Alberta reveals that contrary to current scientific knowledge there s no atmospheric lead pollution in the province s oil sands region Team finds earliest evidence of large scale human produced air pollution in South America February 9 2015 In the 16th century during its conquest of South America the Spanish Empire forced countless Incas to work extracting silver from the mountaintop mines of Potosí in what is now Bolivia then the largest source of silver Leaded gasoline once dominated the manmade lead emissions in South America March 30 2015 Until it was banned leaded gasoline dominated the manmade lead emissions in South America Recent mercury pollution on the rise but quick to change June 29 2015 A Dartmouth led study using a 600 year old ice core shows that global mercury pollution increased dramatically during the 20th century but that mercury concentrations in the atmosphere decreased faster than previously thought Recommended for

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  • Healing the soil: Repurposing abandoned urban lots starts with soil test
    neighborhoods are rife with poor soils There has been little reconstruction in the Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood since the 1930 s Approximately 78 percent of the residents are below the poverty line We definitely need to be at the table advocating for environmental justice in these communities that are wracked by poor soil quality says Montgomery Montgomery notes that community participation in this project is particularly important The point is not to have the university come in and dictate he says The Comer Center is driving this bus and that s how it should be Montgomery says they plan to hold planning sessions with the community to discover what they envision for the lots They will use the results of the soil test to better inform their next move Explore further Urban soil quality and compost More information James A Montgomery et al Soil Quality Assessment Is a Necessary First Step for Designing Urban Green Infrastructure Journal of Environment Quality 2016 DOI 10 2134 jeq2015 04 0192 Provided by American Society of Agronomy 8 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 Urban soil quality and compost October 15 2013 With higher populations and limited space urban areas are not often thought of as places for agriculture A recent surge in community gardens though is bringing agriculture and gardens into the cities And certain byproducts Researchers study possible benefits of residential prairie gardens November 11 2015 Prairie gardens offer Midwestern suburban dwellers an alternative option to the traditional grass lawn Their combination of native grasses like tall and wispy bluestem and sideoats and forbs such as the colorful yellow Researchers assess contaminants in New York City s community gardens December 7 2015 While community gardens provide benefits including urban green space opportunities for recreation art expression social gathering and improved diets urban gardening may also increase the opportunity for exposure to common One crop two ways multiple benefits January 6 2016 Nitrogen fixation is one of the best examples of cooperation in nature Soil microbes naturally occurring bacteria in the soil work with plants to pull nitrogen from the air They turn the nitrogen into a form the plant Ecologist s warning on Earth s imperiled soils

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  • Radical carbon dioxide removal projects could be a risky business
    invest in new research to investigate the viability and safety of the emit now remove later approach Some of the proposed CO2 removal schemes might provide a win win for climate and the environment others might be lose lose Present climate policy assumes that one or more of them will work at the scale required yet we just don t know if that is the case Scrutinize CO2 removal methods is published in Nature on Feb 10 2016 Explore further As carbon emissions climb so too has the Earth s capacity to remove CO2 from the atmosphere Journal reference Nature Provided by University of East Anglia 66 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 As carbon emissions climb so too has the Earth s capacity to remove CO2 from the atmosphere May 14 2015 A new paper co authored by Woods Hole Research Center Senior Scientist Richard A Houghton entitled Audit of the global carbon budget estimate errors and their impact on uptake uncertainty was published in the journal Can t we just remove carbon dioxide from the air to fix climate change Not yet August 4 2015 If we have put too much CO2 into the air wouldn t it make sense to find ways to remove it again Well yes it would But sadly it isn t likely to be easy or cheap and according to new research it isn t an adequate solution Northern lakes act as CO2 chimneys in a warming world November 10 2015 Many of the world s approximately 117 million lakes act as wet chimneys releasing large amounts of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide CO2 into the atmosphere The most recent estimates show that CO2 emissions from the world s Immediate and aggressive action is needed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions says new study December 8 2015 Greenhouse gas emissions must be reduced aggressively and immediately because there are significant constraints to large scale deployment of negative emissions technologies in the future says a new study led by Professor Enhanced rock weathering could counter fossil fuel emissions and protect our oceans December 14 2015 Scientists have discovered enhanced weathering of rock could counter man made fossil fuel CO2 emissions

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