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Carbon sequestration:A Process of Capture and Storage of Carbon Dioxide

Carbon sequestration is the process of capture and long-term storage of atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) and may refer specifically to: The process of removing carbon from the atmosphere and depositing it in a reservoir.When carried out deliberately, this may also … Continue reading

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Temperature Inversion and its Affects

Condition in which the temperature of the atmosphere increases with altitude in contrast to the normal decrease with altitude. When temperature inversion occurs, cold air underlies warmer air at higher altitudes. Temperature inversion may occur during the passage of a … Continue reading

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Ley Farming or Alternate Husbandry:An Ecofriendly System

Ley farming is an agricultural system where the field is alternately seeded for grain and left fallow. Another name for the method is “alternate husbandry”. In ley farming, the field is alternately used for grain or other cash crops for … Continue reading

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We Need to Pull Carbon Out of the Atmosphere to Save The Planet

The year saw the Arctic sea ice extent fall to a new and shocking low, while the U.S. experienced it warmest month ever on record (July), beating even Dust Bowl temperatures. Meanwhile, a flood of new research has convincingly connected … Continue reading

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Quick Post:Student finds Way of Turning Plastic into Biofuel

A method for generating biofuel by breaking down plastics using a low-cost catalyst will be developed further in the United Kingdom next month . The process was originally developed by a sixteen-year-old Egyptian student, Azza Abdel Hamid Faiad, from the Zahran … Continue reading

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Alpine Rail Tunnel Sparks Protests

It is a project of epic dimensions and it has been blocked for almost 20 years by a protest of epic tenacity and occasional violence.Italian plans for a 56-kilometre rail link under the Alps, four miles longer than the Channel tunnel … Continue reading

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High Productivity Farms Could be Better for Environment than Organic Farms

Inspite all buzz for orhganic farms,new research finds that farms that aim for high food production using environmentally-friendly practices could be better for the environment than both organic and conventional farms. A new study, led by Oxford University scientists    found that … Continue reading

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Nuclear Power is Environment Friendly

Some environmentalists opine that nuclear is a viable emissions-free option to dirty coal while renewable-energy technologies continue to advance. Instead of burning some material, nuclear power plants split uranium nuclei, as noted, without producing any air pollution .The heat that … Continue reading

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Stay Duration of Greenhouse Gases in Air

The air contains a mix of invisible greenhouse gases, each of which affects the climate over a different timescale. Photograph: First/zefa/Corbis Aside from water vapour, the four principal greenhouse gases are carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), nitrous oxide (N2O) and … Continue reading

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Amazon Fungus Will Eat Plastic Solving a Big Environmental Problem of Landfills

Popular Science reports that a group of students from Yale found the fungus during an expedition to Ecuador and learned it breaks down polyurethane. This plastic is one of those modern chemical compounds found in so many products and it … Continue reading

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2011 Ninth Warmest Year on Record

The global average surface temperature in 2011 was the ninth warmest since 1880, according to NASA .NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) in New York, which monitors global surface temperatures on an ongoing basis, released an  analysis that shows … Continue reading

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Green Infrastructure:A Must for India

Green infrastructure is strategically planned and managed networks of natural lands, working landscapes and other open spaces that conserve ecosystem values and functions and provide associated benefits to human populations. Green infrastructure is strategically planned and managed networks of natural … Continue reading

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New Initiative to Restore and Regenerate 150 million hectares of forest

Conservationists and politicians meeting in Bonn on Friday launched a new initiative to restore 150 million hectares (580,000 square miles) of deforested and degraded forests, reports the World Resources Institute (WRI), an NGO that is involved in the effort. Supporters … Continue reading

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Plants Can Purify Our Surroundings: NASA

 A NASA research document came to the conclusion that “house plants can purify and rejuvenate air within our houses and workplaces, safeguarding us all from any side effects connected with prevalent toxins such as formaldehyde, ammonia and also benzene.”� Trees … Continue reading

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Let’s save water..!!

Dear Readers Found this post and found it interesting. I am reblogging it to share it with you all. Enjoy Rashid March 22 is World Water Day. Puncha and Panchi learn a lot about water..!!   “Panchi… Your bucket is … Continue reading

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Forests are Expanding in the Northern Latitudes

According to a recent United Nations report, forested areas in Europe, North America, the Caucasus, and Central Asia have grown steadily over the past two decades. While tropical areas have steadily lost their forests to excessive logging and increased agriculture, … Continue reading

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Good News:Japan sees some stabilization in nuclear crisis

One of Japan’s six tsunami-crippled nuclear reactors appeared to stabilize on Saturday but the country suffered another blow after discovering traces of radiation in food and water from near the stricken power plant. Fire trucks sprayed water for nearly half … Continue reading

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Earth is Committed to a Warmer Climate

University of Washington research shows that the world is already committed to a warmer climate because of emissions that have occurred up to now. Even if all emissions were stopped now, temperatures would remain higher than pre-Industrial Revolution levels because … Continue reading

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Indian village on global map

In a boost to organic farming in Bihar, Sohdih village in Nalanda district has found a place on the global map through the global positioning system (GPS) for sowing potato over an area of 160 acres by using natural fertilizers … Continue reading

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Hamid Karzai accused NATO of illegally cutting down thousands of trees

Afghan President Hamid Karzai  accused NATO-led forces fighting an Islamic insurgency in his country of illegally cutting down thousands of trees. The US-backed leader said Western troops, part of a 140,000-strong US-led force deployed to Afghanistan to fight the Taliban, … Continue reading

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Dust in Earth’s atmosphere is increasing and contributing to climate change

The amount of dust in the Earth’s atmosphere has doubled over the last century, according to a new study; and the dramatic increase is influencing climate and ecology around the world. The study, led by Natalie Mahowald, associate professor of … Continue reading

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Montenegro town’s dream: from toxic dump to eco-tourism hub

Once reputed as the most polluted spot in Montenegro, the remote northern town of Mojkovac is trying to shake off the stigma, clean up and promote itself as a new Balkans eco-tourism hub. read here

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Troposphere is Also Warming since Decades

Not only is Earth’s surface warming, but the troposphere — the lowest level of the atmosphere, where weather occurs — is heating up too, U.S. and British meteorologists reported on Monday.In a review of four decades of data on troposphere … Continue reading

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Deepwater Oil Plume in Gulf Degraded by Microbes, Study Shows

In the aftermath of the explosion of BP’s Deepwater Horizon drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico, a dispersed oil plume was formed at a depth between 3,600 and 4,000 feet and extending some 10 miles out from the wellhead. … Continue reading

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Asian Rice Production may Slow Down due to Higher Temperatures

Production of rice — the world’s most important crop for ensuring food security and addressing poverty — will be thwarted as temperatures increase in rice-growing areas with continued climate change, according to a new study by an international team of … Continue reading

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U.K. layers climate shift on Google Earth

The U.K. government  launched a Google Earth layer that models what Earth might look like in the event of a significant worldwide rise in temperature. Specifically, the interactive map visually demonstrates what could happen if carbon emissions are not curbed, … Continue reading

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History of forests in India

There is enough evidence to show that dense forests once covered India. The changing forest composition and cover can be closely linked to the growth and change of civilizations. Over the years, as man progressed the forest began gradually depleting. … Continue reading

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Oil and the Arctic’s Dangerous Future

Would you risk a Gulf of Mexico-type oil spill in the pristine U.S. Arctic Ocean? Beginning July 1, we’ll all take that gamble. That’s when the Shell Oil Company plans to drill exploration wells in the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas … Continue reading

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Australia Hauls Japan into International Court Over Whaling

Australia will initiate legal action in the International Court of Justice in The Hague against Japan’s so-called “scientific” whaling in the Southern Ocean, three Rudd government ministers announced . read here

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Coca Cola is Not Showing Responsible Behavior In India

Interestingly some multinationals behave differently in different parts of the world. Coca-Cola is not alone. I have found an article about this by The New Ecologist.I am reproducing it here. Read and think. Coca-Cola is usually a company that makes … Continue reading

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Environmental Refugees

When major disasters hit or if sea levels rise drastically, millions of people are displaced and left without homes, food, or resources of any kind. These people are left to seek new homes and livelihoods, yet they are not offered … Continue reading

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Soil Production of C02 May Decline As World Warms

Contradicting earlier studies showing that soil microbes will emit more carbon dioxide as global warming intensifies, new research suggests that these microbes become less efficient over time in a warmer environment and would actually emit less CO2. The research, published … Continue reading

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Layers of Atmosphere:Ionosphere

The ionosphere is a name for the layer of the earth’s atmosphere that is ionized by solar  wind. Even though many believe the space around earth is a vacuum, it is not completely empty. The sun’s upper atmosphere (the corona) … Continue reading

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Biofuel Displacing Food Crops May Have Bigger Carbon Impact Than Thought

A report examining the impact of a global biofuels program on greenhouse gas emissions during the 21st century has found that carbon loss  from the displacement of food crops and pastures for biofuels crops may be twice as much as … Continue reading

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Protected Alaska Habitat for Polar Bears

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service  proposes that 200,000 square miles (518,000 sq km) of coastline and shallow Arctic Ocean waters be designated as critical habitat for threatened polar bear. The area, which would be the largest ever designated for an … Continue reading

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Plant Waste Used to Recover Waste Uranium

Researchers at the UK’s Birmingham University have recovered uranium from the radioactive waters of uranium mines using bacteria and inositol phosphate, a chemical parallel of a cheap waste material from plants. The same technology can also be used to clean … Continue reading

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Atrazine in US Drinking Water Found Widespread

A widely used pesticide known to impact wildlife development and, potentially, human health has contaminated watersheds and drinking water throughout much of the United States, according to a new report released today by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). Banned … Continue reading

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Pipeline spills crude into French nature reserve

In an ecological disaster, four thousand cubic meters (140,000 cu ft) of crude oil has spewed into a nature reserve on the edge of France’s Camargue national park after an underground pipe burst.The spill spread over 2 hectares (5 acres) … Continue reading

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Major Emitters’ Meet To Tackle Climate Change

Sixteen nations are responsible for 80 percent of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions. Now those nations, dubbed the “major emitters,” are sending representatives to a conference beginning Monday in Washington, D.C., to see if they can work together to slow … Continue reading

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Rich nation greenhouse gas emissions rise in 2007

Greenhouse gas emissions from industrialized nations rose by nearly one percent in 2007, led by strong gains in the United States, official data showed.Carbon emissions from countries signed up to the Kyoto Protocol climate pact edged up by 0.1 percent … Continue reading

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World’s 2nd Largest Solar Power Plant in Florida

Solar power plant in Florida could serve 11,000 people. Lauren Engineers & Constructors have signed a contract with Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) to develop the world’s second largest solar power plant in Indiantown, Florida. Using concentrated photovoltaic technology, … Continue reading

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New Tool For Study Of Air Quality Developed

Air quality models have achieved a great degree of sophistication over the last few years thanks mainly to scientific and computational advances. These are tools that simulate the dynamics of the atmosphere and estimate the impact of particular sources of … Continue reading

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And now Growing pollution Leads to “Global Dimming”

Visibility on clear days has declined in much of the world since the 1970s thanks to a rise in airborne pollutants, according to scientists  . They described a “global dimming” in particular over south and east Asia, South America, Australia … Continue reading

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Saltwater solution to save crops

Technology under development at the University of New South Wales could offer new hope to farmers in drought-affected and marginal areas by enabling crops to grow using salty groundwater. Associate Professor Greg Leslie, a chemical engineer at UNSW’s UNESCO Centre … Continue reading

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Don’t judge States on Wealth and Emissions: Singapore’s climate Envoy

Judging small, rich island nations purely on their wealth and emissions is unfair in climate change negotiations, Singapore’s climate envoy said on Saturday, as pressure builds on more countries to curb carbon pollution. Under the Kyoto Protocol, the U.N.’s main … Continue reading

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Waste could be crucial in search for cleaner fuels

What we throw away could soon be used to power our cars, if projects to produce ethanol from commercial waste are ramped up. Some companies are exploring the environmental and financial benefits of putting waste to good use and are … Continue reading

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