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Climate Change and Aerosols: New Research

    How much influence do aerosols such as this smog have on climate?   Flickr/freddie boyNew research published this week in Nature gives us a better idea of how much aerosols produced by people are influencing climate change. Aerosols — tiny particles produced naturally and by burning fossil fuels — work against ... keep reading

Written by James Whitmore- Editor at The Conversation in November 2013, about Climate Change, Emissions

Tesla CEO to Advise UK Government on Electric Cars

LONDON, UK, November 8, 2013 (ENS) – Britain’s Coalition government has called on Elon Musk, CEO and co-founder of U.S. electric car company Tesla Motors, to personally advise the government on how to get British drivers into electric vehicles more quickly. During a speech on the environment Thursday at ... keep reading

Written by Environmental News Service in November 2013, about Clean Technologies, Economics, Transport

Role of Natural Aerosols in Climate Uncertainties Underestimated

    Natural aerosols, such as emissions from volcanoes or plants, may contribute more uncertainty than previously thought to estimates of how the climate might respond to greenhouse gas emissions. Aerosols generated by human activity have been linked to climate-modelling uncertainties but the impact of natural aerosols has been underestimated, according to ... keep reading

Written by Celsias in November 2013, about Climate Change

What do Young People Really Know About Climate Change?

The next generation will be the ones to feel the increasing effects of climate change. But how much do they really know about it? After all, it’s one thing to say: yes, I believe in climate change. But another to say: yes, I understand it and how it works ... keep reading

Written by Vaille Dawson & Katherine Carson/ The Conversation in November 2013, about Children and Families, Climate Change, Education

Is Straw Germany's Next Big Energy Resource?

Straw from agriculture could play an important role in the future energy mix for Germany. Up until now it has been underutilised as a biomass residue and waste material. These were the conclusions of a study conducted by the TLL (Thueringian regional institute for agriculture), the DBFZ (German biomass research ... keep reading

Written by Tilo Arnhold, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, original article: Renewable Energy World. in November 2013, about Biofuels & Alternative Energy, Carbon Sequestration, Clean Technologies, Climate Change, Earth, Soil, & Landscape, Green energy

Depleting Marine Ecosystems Discovered to be Effective Carbon Sinks.

Researchers at the University of Western Australia have found out that some marine plant ecosystems can develop strategies to adapt to, and even mitigate, climate change.  Professor Carlos Duarte, Director of UWA's Oceans Institute  said seagrass, mangrove and salt-march ecosystems ranked among the world's most intense carbon sinks ... keep reading

Written by Celsias in November 2013, about Carbon Sequestration, Climate Change, Deforestation, Environment & Wildlife, Rivers, Lakes, and Oceans

South African Initiative Aimed for Travellers

  A significant event that could change the face of travel went largely unnoticed last month. In exchange for good karma and positive marketing & PR, a South African company called Greenpop has begun an initiative that lets travellers off-set their carbon footprint. According to a Greenpop spokesperson, Trees for Travel allows ... keep reading

Written by Celsias in November 2013, about Consumerism, Travel

Greenpeace 30 Moved to St Petersburg Jail

Russian authorities continue to hold the Greenpeace 30 in detention, despite pledging to lift the piracy charges held against the activists. The activists have been held for more than a month. Russia’s powerful Investigative Committee announced last week that the piracy charges – which carry a 15-year jail sentence – would ... keep reading

Written by Daniel F in November 2013, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Climate Change, Coal & Oil

When Will Waste Peak?

    Already rubbish (trash) is being generated faster than other environmental pollutants, including greenhouse gases. Writing in a Nature Comment piece, Daniel Hoornweg and co-authors use ‘business-as-usual’ projections to predict that by 2100, solid-waste generation rates will exceed 11 million tonnes per day — more than three times today’s rate. The ... keep reading

Written by Celsias in October 2013, about Earth, Soil, & Landscape, Population, Recycling

Strong EU Support for Arctic 30

Parliaments in democracies the world over are places of vigorous discussion and sometimes fierce debate. Views on either side of the political spectrum are often radically divergent. With members from political parties in all of the European Union’s 28 member states, the European Parliament is no different. It was ... keep reading

Written by Joris den Blanken /Greenpeace EU in October 2013, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Climate Change, Coal & Oil, Politics & Government

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