How New Car Wash Technology Saves Water

May 2, 2018 by  
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By Megan Pantak As global temperatures continue to warm and … The post How New Car Wash Technology Saves Water appeared first on Earth911.com.

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Record-breaking CO2 levels mark a new era in the worlds climate

October 25, 2016 by  
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Environmentalists around the world winced when global CO2 levels surged past 400 parts per million for the first time in recorded history in 2014. Now, it looks like that record is the new normal, as the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) believes 2016 will be the first full year to exceed the 400 ppm benchmark, in large part due to this year’s strong El Niño event. While CO2 emissions remained relatively static between 2014 and 2015, El Niño’s onset caused a dramatic carbon spike in the atmosphere. Due to the drought conditions it caused in tropical regions, vegetation was less able to soak up excess CO2. And that’s to say nothing of the carbon emissions from wildfires sparked by the dry weather. Though the extreme El Niño has passed, scientists expect the spike in CO2 levels to last for “many generations” to come. That’s terrifying – especially when you realize that the last time CO2 levels were regularly above 400 ppm was three to five million years ago. Prior to 1800 and the advent of industrialization, atmospheric levels averaged closer to 280 ppm, according to NOAA. Related: Highest CO2 concentrations on record comprise Earth’s new “permanent reality” The weather conditions that led to this new record have ended, but the damage we’re continuing to do to our environment is ongoing. The WMO argues that unless carbon emissions are dramatically slashed, humanity is likely to blow past the 2-degree global temperature rise that most scientists agree is necessary to avoid the worst effects of climate change. Petteri Taalas, Secretary-General of the organization, believes the new milestone is a wake-up call of sorts, and that “It is therefore of the utmost importance that the Paris Agreement does indeed enter into force well ahead of schedule on 4 November and that we fast-track its implementation.” We can only hope his warnings are taken into account when the 200 nations that have signed the Paris agreement meet in Morocco next month to discuss the next steps forward. Via BBC Images via Xenja Santarelli and The Power of Voice  

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How climate change will impact the global middle class

May 9, 2016 by  
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With risks such as flooding and food scarcity coming into sharer focus as global temperatures rise, expect more political phenomena such as Donald Trump.

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How will be feed a rapidly urbanizing society?

May 9, 2016 by  
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Innovations in trade and infrastructure will be integral to feeding tomorrow’s cities.

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Climate change poses a serious threat to global wheat crops

December 26, 2014 by  
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New studies reveal that increasing global temperatures are likely to put a damper on wheat crop yields. A six percent reduction in yields is expected for each 1.8 degree F (1 degree C) increase in temperature. Considering that current emissions levels could eventually lead to a global temperature increase of 9 degrees F (5 degrees C), this is very bad news. Read the rest of Climate change poses a serious threat to global wheat crops Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Climate Change , Environment , food , food crops , food supply , global temperatures , global warming , greenhouse gas emissions , hunger , population , wheat , wheat crops

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Ancient Antarctic Ice Could Reveal Clues to Earth’s Climate 1.5 Million Years Ago

November 7, 2013 by  
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  Image © Shutterstock Swiss scientists from the University of Bern are hoping that a 3 km long cross-section of Antarctic ice could reveal new information about climate change throughout the Earth’s history. Over the ages, built-up snow and air have been compressed into thick layers of ice that serve as a permanent record of global temperatures and the amount of greenhouse gasses in the atmosphere. Researchers believe that a new expedition would be able to extract ice cores dating back 1.5 million years, almost twice as far back as the current oldest samples, which extend 800,000 years. Read the rest of Ancient Antarctic Ice Could Reveal Clues to Earth’s Climate 1.5 Million Years Ago Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: ancient Earth climate , Antarctic expedition , antarctica , Climate Change , climate research , Earth climate cycles , global temperatures , greenhouse gases , Ice Age , ice core , million year old ice        

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Average Global Temperatures Poised to Soar Past 11,000-Year High

March 8, 2013 by  
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Image by Airs Science Team, NASA/JPL Is it getting hot in here? Absolutely. Don’t let the recent snowfall fool you: 2012 was the hottest year on record for the U.S. and the future isn’t looking much cooler. Recently published research suggests that planet Earth is about to experience a heat wave of monumental proportions. According to the authors of a study in the journal Science , global temperatures are poised to surpass an 11,000-year peak, meaning that by the end of the century, the planet is set to get hotter than at any time since the last Ice Age. Read the rest of Average Global Temperatures Poised to Soar Past 11,000-Year High Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: carbon emissions , Climate Change , extreme weather , global temperatures , global warming , heat wave , Ice Age , industrial revolution

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Caribbean Coral Reef Could Soon Be Extinct

September 11, 2012 by  
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The International Union for Conservation of Nature has released a report saying that the Caribbean’s iconic reefs are in sharp decline, with live coral coverage down to an average of just eight percent. Shockingly, due to overfishing, pollution, disease and bleaching caused by rising global temperatures, that is down 50% from what it was in the 1970s. Read the rest of Caribbean Coral Reef Could Soon Be Extinct Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: caribbean , caribbean coral reef , Climate Change , coral reef , global temperatures , International Union for Conservation of Nature

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Swifty Scooters: Beautiful Hand-Made Adult Kick Scooters Designed for Urban Mobility

September 11, 2012 by  
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A husband and wife team from the UK are the brains behind Swifty Scooters – a range of adult kick scooters that, through innovative design, “demonstrates a 21st century relevance to urban mobility, answering the need to save time and have fun.” Jason and Camilla Iftakhar , who are both graduates of the Royal College of Art , work together to design and hand-craft the scooters, whose parts are even locally sourced. The scooters are also designed to be ultra-slim and, when required, fold up so they can be carried onto public transport or stored away. Read the rest of Swifty Scooters: Beautiful Hand-Made Adult Kick Scooters Designed for Urban Mobility Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: adult kick scooters , Camilla Iftakhar , commuting , jason Iftakhar , kick scooters , public transport , swifty scooters , swifty scooters website , swiftyOne , SwiftyOne Chrone , urban mobility , urban scooters

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DuffyLondon’s Awesome Swing Table Suspends Guests From Swaying Seats

September 11, 2012 by  
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DuffyLondon ’s new Swing Table turns even the most boring board meeting or an everyday meal into a fun affair – guests can swing and sway while starting their first course or discussing the latest hot topic. The modular stand-alone unit can be set up in any room without construction of any kind! Read the rest of DuffyLondon’s Awesome Swing Table Suspends Guests From Swaying Seats Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: DuffyLondon , eco design , forest stewardship council certified , green design , MOdular table , sustainable design , Swing Table

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