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Smog causes partial car ban in Paris – But is the Diesel Industry to blame?

Smog causes partial car ban in Paris – But is the Diesel Industry to blame?

There’s a choking, Beijingian smog hanging over Parisian skies. Warm, still cond...

Climate change is happening, affecting all areas of the globe – I.P.C.C.

Climate change is happening, affecting all areas of the globe – I.P.C.C.

The effect of climate change is already being felt worldwide, according the Inte...

Hong Kong extends its registration tax exemption for E.V.s

Hong Kong extends its registration tax exemption for E.V.s

Hong Kong has passed a resolution that will extend its first registration tax ex...

Make a green choice by purchasing eco-clothing for your kids

Make a green choice by purchasing eco-clothing for your kids

There are several benefits of organic kid’s clothing. As people are becoming env...

Restoring the beauty of the Chesapeake Bay

Restoring the beauty of the Chesapeake Bay

The Chesapeake Bay is America’s largest estuary, which is a body of water that l...

Norway to invest in renewable energy

Norway to invest in renewable energy

Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg has announced that the country’s governmen...

Solenergy taps Philippines’ solar power potential

Solenergy taps Philippines’ solar power potential

Solar power system design and installation company Solenergy Systems Inc. has be...

Business

Smog causes partial car ban in Paris – But is the Diesel Industry to blame?

Smog causes partial car ban in Paris – But is the Diesel Industry to blame?

Monday, 07 April 2014

There’s a choking, Beijingian smog hanging over Parisian skies. Warm, still conditions have caused car fumes and chemicals to collect above the city a...

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Technology

Politics

Living Green

Environmental benefits of travelling and holidaying locally

Environmental benefits of travelling and holidaying locally

Sunday, 20 April 2014

Flying overseas can have a huge impact on the environment. A standard return eight hour flight for one person will generate a huge 3.4 tons of carbon....

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Renewables

Martifer Solar connects almost 80 MW worth of solar power in U.K.

Martifer Solar connects almost 80 MW worth of solar power in U.K.

Sunday, 20 April 2014

Martifer Solar has connected nearly 80 megawatts of solar photovoltaic power to the United Kingdom grid. The company, which is a subsidiary of Martif...

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Low-Carbon

GHG emissions from Agriculture have increased – U.N. F.A.O.

GHG emissions from Agriculture have increased – U.N. F.A.O.

Sunday, 20 April 2014

New estimates from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization show that greenhouse gas emissions from the agricultural sector have increased...

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Opinion

Restoring the beauty of the Chesapeake Bay

Restoring the beauty of the Chesapeake Bay

Thursday, 27 March 2014

The Chesapeake Bay is America’s largest estuary, which is a body of water that links rivers to the sea and acts as a bridge between freshwater and sal...

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Melting could make global sea level rise by up to 22 meters

Future generations will see global sea levels rise 12 to 22 meters higher than today's levels even if global warming is limited to 2 degrees Celsius as recommended by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, according to researchers from Rutgers University.

The researchers – led by Kenneth G. Miller, professor of earth and planetary sciences in the School of Arts and Sciences – studied rock and soil cores in Virginia, Eniwetok Atoll in the Pacific and New Zealand and came up with the conclusion.

They looked at the late Pliocene epoch 2.7 million to 3.2 million years ago, the last time the carbon dioxide level was at its current level, and atmospheric temperatures were 2 degrees Celsius higher than they are now.

They found that, under those conditions, the difference in water volume released was equivalent to what one would get if the entire Greenland and West Antarctic Ice Sheets plus some of the East Antarctic Ice Sheet melted.

"Such a rise of the modern oceans would swamp the world's coasts and affect as much as 70 percent of the world's population," said H. Richard Lane, program director of the National Science Foundation's Division of Earth Sciences, which funded the work.

The researchers pointed out that this melting of the ice sheets, though, would take from centuries to a few thousand years.

"The current trajectory for the 21st century global rise of sea level is 2 to 3 feet (0.8 to1 meter) due to warming of the oceans, partial melting of mountain glaciers, and partial melting of Greenland and Antarctica."

The research highlights the sensitivity of the earth's great ice sheets to temperature change, suggesting that even a modest rise in temperature results in a large sea-level rise. – EcoSeed Staff



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