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Climate Change in Antarctica 1° (1 reply)

The Antarctic ice sheet has been looked as a whole that was completely in balance (accumulation equaled ablation). However in recent times it has been noticed that the ice is melting (in the western parts of Antarctica) at a rate much faster than it is accumulating ice (in the eastern ...

Started by Olivia B. in May, about Climate Change, Environment & Wildlife, Water

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Water water everywhere....? 1° (1 reply)

Water covers approximately 70% of the Earth’s surface, of which only 2.5% is freshwater, and of this small percentage, only 0.3% freshwater is available in lakes and rivers. The future of the world’s water supply is uncertain due to rising population, increasing urbanization and the pressures of climate change. Consequently, ...

Started by Benjamin W. in March 2012, about Climate Change, Water

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Financing microgeneration in Bermuda and elsewhere 2° (2 replies)

As the economy continues its tailspin towards terminal velocity, many will find the costs of installing renewable energy systems a deal breaker. Though the costs of systems are dropping, PV panel prices are set to decrease by as much as 40% by year end, (http://www.worldchanging.com/archives/009478.html) and will continue to drop ...

Started by C Robb W. in March 2009, about Biofuels & Alternative Energy, Clean Technologies, Climate Change, Coal & Oil, Electric vehicles, Emissions, Energy Saving, Green energy, Industry & Business, Politics & Government, Solar

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Voluntary Carbon Market (VCM). 3° (3 replies)

Voluntary carbon market (VCM) is still a problem many developing states. Can great investment on Climate change adaptation and mitigation knowledge make the 'sinking boat' float?

Started by Joseph Bukula in November 2012, about Air Quality, Carbon Sequestration, Carbon Trading, Clean Technologies, Climate Change, Coal & Oil, Economics, Emissions, Energy Saving, Environment & Wildlife, Environmental Disasters, Green energy, Pollution, Transport

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Green Washing - Have you been fooled? 7° (7 replies)

I recently had the opportunity to attend a conference that addressed "Green Washing". I always thought that I was careful in the things that I purchased, using "green" products and purchasing from manufacturers who utilized "green" practices in their manufacturing process, but I learned there were a lot of manufacturers ...

Started by Virginia L. in July 2008, about Agriculture & Food, Clean Technologies, Climate Change, Consumerism, Deforestation, Energy Saving, Environment & Wildlife, Health, Industry & Business, Media, Recycling

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Environmental Projections for the Anthropocene Epoch [Infographic] 3° (3 replies)

This infographic shows the effect of population and consumption on the environment. http://earthandeconomy.com/infographics/anthropocene-epoch.html Amidst a sea of statistical probabilities, one thing is for certain, there certainly will be no shortage of environmental projections for what our post-industrial revolution world should expect by 2100—increasing C02; increasing population; food and water shortages; ...

Started by Greg K. in July 2012, about Agriculture & Food, Climate Change, Population, Water, Weather

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Growing Nature in Barren Environments?? 2° (2 replies)

Everyday on the news or radio we all hear something related to the rising CO2 emission and global warming. Just this past week, I heard on NPR about the rainforest only absorbing half of CO2 emissions as 10 years ago. So sad. So i have an idea that i would ...

Started by Andrew C. in April, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Agriculture & Food, Air Quality, Carbon Trading, Clean Technologies, Climate Change, Deforestation, Earth, Soil, & Landscape, Economics, Education, Emissions, Environment & Wildlife, Food, Genetic Modification, Green energy, Lifestyle & Behavior, Organic, Pollution, Poverty & Development, Recycling, Rivers, Lakes, and Oceans, Smart Growth, Water

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Science: A Political Debate 1° (1 reply)

A study was done in order to establish how Americans feel about climate change, whether they believe it is happening, and what is causing it. Nearly all Americans agreed that climate change is in fact occurring, however there was a split difference between what people identified as the cause of ...

Started by Olivia B. in May, about Climate Change, Politics & Government

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Arctic meltdown is scaring, climate change in progres! 1° (1 reply)

Recently, I travelled to Eastern Europe and I was really surprised to witness two different seasons in the same day. In the morning, it was raining cats and dogs and after a while sometime in the noon, it was burning outside. This suddenly reminded me the documentary I watched on ...

Started by Jason M. in August 2014, about Climate Change

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Ancient Climate and Evolution Research 2° (2 replies)

Will life adapt to new climate changes and how has it dealt with different climates in the past? I am studying the environment 500 million years ago during the Cambrian period, when we see an Explosion of life in the fossil record - the "Cambrian Explosion". Follow the link to ...

Started by Anna W. in October 2014, about Climate Change, Earth, Soil, & Landscape, Environment & Wildlife, Rivers, Lakes, and Oceans

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