Large Offshore Wind Farms Could Slow Down Incoming Hurricanes, New Study Concludes

February 26, 2014 by  
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Research from the University of Delaware and Stanford University concludes that offshore wind turbines could have an unexpected benefit alongside their primary goal of generating renewable energy. The research team suggests that offshore wind farms could reduce wind speeds , wave heights and storm surges resulting from hurricanes, weakening their impact before they reach land. Read the rest of Large Offshore Wind Farms Could Slow Down Incoming Hurricanes, New Study Concludes Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Climate Change , flooding , Hurricane Katrina , Hurricane Sandy , nature climate change , offshore wind farms , offshore wind farms slow down hurricanes , renewable energy , standford university , storm surge , unversity of delaware , Wind Farms        

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There is Still Time to Slow Shell-Melting Ocean Acidification, Say Researchers

August 26, 2013 by  
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Image via Shutterstock Researchers warn that rising concentrations of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere are gradually increasing acidification levels in our oceans as well . While this lower pH will prove to be particularly harmful to crustaceans such as crabs and lobster that have shells made mostly of calcium, the researchers also noted in their report Inhospitable Oceans published in the journal Nature Climate Change that taking swift action now to reduce greenhouse gas emissions could avert the worst damage. Read the rest of There is Still Time to Slow Shell-Melting Ocean Acidification, Say Researchers Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: carbon dioxide in the atmosphere , Climate Change , coral reefs , crustaceans at risk of acid oceans , global warming , greenhouse gas emissions , Inhospitable Oceans , lobster at risk , nature climate change , ocean acidification , Permian Triassic extinctions        

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Global Coral Bleaching Could Occur by 2056, New Study Shows

February 26, 2013 by  
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JonMilnes / Shutterstock Coral bleaching occurs when sea temperatures rise and kill algae that is the source of both color and food for most corals around the globe, and a new study shows that by 2056, there could be mass bleaching if current greenhouse gas emissions continue unabated. The results of NOAA’s Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies study published in the journal Nature Climate Change this week. Researchers used data from the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to demonstrate that unless significant measures are taken to reduce emissions, annual mass bleaching could occur in 74 percent of coral by 2045. Read the rest of Global Coral Bleaching Could Occur by 2056, New Study Shows Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: algae , carbon emissions , climate models , CO2 , coral bleaching , coral reef , Environment , environmental destruction , global warming , greenhouse gas emissions , IPCC , mass bleaching events , nature climate change , News , NOAA , science

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Researchers Say That Fish Could Get Smaller as the Seas Get Warmer Due to Climate Change

October 2, 2012 by  
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Adding to the concern over industrial commercial overfishing , researchers from the University of British Columbia have stated that changes in ocean and climate systems could lead to smaller fish. Their research, which was published in the journal Nature Climate Change , is the first-ever global projection of the potential reduction in the maximum size of fish in a warmer and less-oxygenated ocean. Read the rest of Researchers Say That Fish Could Get Smaller as the Seas Get Warmer Due to Climate Change Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: climate systems , fish stocks , marine life , nature climate change , overfishing , oxygen levels , Sea Levels , University of British Columbia , warming oceans

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Blom & Blom Rescues and Restores Industrial Lamps from Abandoned East German Factories

October 2, 2012 by  
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Rapidly Growing Arctic Forests are Releasing More CO2 Than They Absorb

July 2, 2012 by  
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It was previously believed that forest growth in the barren Arctic tundra would absorb the world’s CO2 emissions and slow global warming. However a new report from English and Scottish scientists reveals that as the trees start to grow closer to the North Pole, they are actually releasing more greenhouse gases than they absorb. Read the rest of Rapidly Growing Arctic Forests are Releasing More CO2 Than They Absorb Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Arctic , arctic emissions , arctic forest growth , arctic tundra , Climate Change , global co2 emissions , nature climate change

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