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Saturday, January 19, 2013

Amazon rainforest showing signs of degradation due to climate change, NASA warns Raw Story

Amazon rainforest showing signs of degradation due to climate change, NASA warns Raw Story http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/01/19/amazon-rainforest-showing-signs-of-degradation-due-to-climate-change-nasa-warns/

Don’t Ignore the Drought Rolling Stone

Don’t Ignore the Drought Rolling Stone
http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/dont-ignore-the-drought-20130117

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Friday, January 18, 2013

Climate change's effects on temperate rain forests surprisingly complex

Climate change's effects on temperate rain forests surprisingly complex
Longer, warmer growing seasons associated with a changing climate are altering growing conditions in temperate rain forests, but not all plant species will be negatively affected, according to research conducted by the U.S. Forest Service's Pacific Northwest Research Station. http://phys.org/news/2013-01-climate-effects-temperate-forests-surprisingly.html#nwlt

Study provides new insights on drought predictions in East Africa

Study provides new insights on drought predictions in East Africa
(Phys.org)—With more than 40 million people living under exceptional drought conditions in East Africa, the ability to make accurate predictions of drought has never been more important. In the aftermath of widespread famine and a humanitarian crisis caused by the 2010-2011 drought in the Horn of Africa—possibly the worst drought in 60 years— researchers are striving to determine whether drying trends will continue. http://phys.org/news/2013-01-insights-drought-east-africa.html#nwlt

Study finds severe climate jeopardizing Amazon forest

Study finds severe climate jeopardizing Amazon forest
(Phys.org)—An area of the Amazon rainforest twice the size of California continues to suffer from the effects of a megadrought that began in 2005, finds a new NASA-led study. These results, together with observed recurrences of droughts every few years and associated damage to the forests in southern and western Amazonia in the past decade, suggest these rainforests may be showing the first signs of potential large-scale degradation due to climate change. http://phys.org/news/2013-01-severe-climate-jeopardizing-amazon-forest.html#nwlt

Climate change to profoundly affect the Midwest in coming decades

Climate change to profoundly affect the Midwest in coming decades
In the coming decades, climate change will lead to more frequent and more intense Midwest heat waves while degrading air and water quality and threatening public health. Intense rainstorms and floods will become more common, and existing risks to the Great Lakes will be exacerbated. http://phys.org/news/2013-01-climate-profoundly-affect-midwest-decades.html#nwlt

TEPCO: Record high radiation level found in fish

TEPCO: Record high radiation level found in fish
A fish contaminated with radiation levels more than 2,500 times the legal limit has been caught near Japan's crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, its operator said Friday. http://phys.org/news/2013-01-tepco-high-fish.html#nwlt

All Data Released by EU on GM Corn LInked to Cancer

All Data Released by EU on GM Corn Linked to Cancer
http://www.darkgovernment.com/news/all-data-released-by-eu-on-gm-corn-linked-to-cancer/


Genetically modified test plants at a biotechnology lab at Litoral university in
Santa Fe, Argentina, August 2012. The EU's food safety agency has challenged its
doubters, making available all the scientific information used to clear a
genetically modified corn which a French researcher had linked to cancer.

The EU's food safety agency challenged its doubters on [...]
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Insect Based Vaccine Approved by FDA

Insect Based Vaccine Approved by FDA
http://www.darkgovernment.com/news/insect-based-vaccine-approved-by-fda/


Amid the most severe influenza season in more than a decade, federal health
officials on Wednesday approved a next-generation, insect-based flu vaccine that
sidesteps the thorniest parts of production -- and will be used immediately in
people willing to test it.

Food and Drug Administration officials gave the nod to Flublok, the first
vaccine made by [...]
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Thursday, January 17, 2013

NASA Prepares for Launch of Next Earth Observation Satellite

NASA Prepares for Launch of Next Earth Observation Satellite

Washington DC (SPX) Jan 16, 2013
NASA's Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) is scheduled to launch Feb. 11 from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. A joint NASA and U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) mission, LDCM will add to the longest continuous data record of Earth's surface as viewed from space. LDCM is the eighth satellite in the Landsat series, which began in 1972. The mission will extend more than 40 years of ghttp://www.spacedaily.com/reports/NASA_Prepares_for_Launch_of_Next_Earth_Observation_Satellite_999.html

EU hints at insecticide ban over threat to bees

EU hints at insecticide ban over threat to bees

Brussels (AFP) Jan 16, 2013
The European Commission hinted on Wednesday that it could ban several insecticides, some made by German chemicals giant Bayer, after scientists found disturbing evidence of harm to bees. The EU's food saftey agency had reported "disturbing conclusions on three types of insecticides," a spokesman for EU Health Commissioner Tonio Borg said. Following the findings, the Commission would be whttp://www.seeddaily.com/reports/EU_hints_at_insecticide_ban_over_threat_to_bees_999.html
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Global warming opening up Russia's Arctic

Global warming opening up Russia's Arctic

Moscow (UPI) Jan 16, 2013
Russian state-owned energy firms are preparing to move into the country's offshore polar regions. On Jan. 15 Russian Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich's told journalists that the state-controlled Rosneft and Gazprom energy companies are to receive licenses to develop the 12 and 17 arctic continental shelf sectors. The decision is raising concerns among the country's private energyhttp://www.terradaily.com/reports/Global_warming_opening_up_Russias_Arctic_999.html
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Soot is number two human cause of global warming: study

Soot is number two human cause of global warming: study

Washington (AFP) Jan 16, 2013
Soot is the second-biggest human contributor to global warming behind carbon dioxide, and its impact on climate change has until now been sharply underestimated, a new study has revealed. In the study published Tuesday in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, researchers admit that the uncertainties on the impact of soot are "substantial" - meaning it could be an even greater thhttp://www.terradaily.com/reports/Soot_is_number_two_human_cause_of_global_warming_study_999.html
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New research to support the huge potential of tidal power

New research to support the huge potential of tidal power
(Phys.org)—New research from a global group of scientists and engineers, including from the University of Southampton, has been published in a special issue journal of the Royal Society. The work is in support of tidal power, which has the potential to provide more than 20 per cent of the UK's electricity demand. http://phys.org/news/2013-01-huge-potential-tidal-power.html#nwlt

Extreme weather events a potent force for arctic overwintering populations

Extreme weather events a potent force for arctic overwintering populations
Climate change is known to affect the population dynamics of single species, such as reindeer or caribou, but the effect of climate at the community level has been much more difficult to document. Now, a group of Norwegian scientists has found that extreme climate events cause synchronized population fluctuations among all vertebrate species in a relatively simple high arctic community. These findings may be a bellwether of the radical changes in ecosystem stability that could result from anticipated future increases in extreme events. The findings are published in the 18 January issue of Science. http://phys.org/news/2013-01-extreme-weather-events-potent-arctic.html#nwlt

BP's Big Plan: Burn It. Burn It All.

BP's Big Plan: Burn It. Burn It All.
http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/01/17

'Iceberg Cowboys': Exxon's Outrageous Plan for Drilling the North Atlantic

'Iceberg Cowboys': Exxon's Outrageous Plan for Drilling the North Atlantic
http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/01/17-2

Study Shows Impact of Keystone XL Pipeline More Disastrous Than Previously Thought

Study Shows Impact of Keystone XL Pipeline More Disastrous Than Previously Thought
http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/01/17-4

Rich NASA Data Set Reveals a Warming World

Mike Orcutt

January 16, 2013

Rich NASA Data Set Reveals a Warming World

A helpful visualization of historical temperatures shows dramatic variation in the local effects of global warming.

http://www.technologyreview.com/view/509951/rich-nasa-dataset-reveals-a-warming-world/?utm_campaign=newsletters&utm_source=newsletter-daily-all&utm_medium=email&utm_content=20130117

New Oil Sands Pipeline Plan Would Dramatically Increase Carbon Emissions

New Oil Sands Pipeline Plan Would Dramatically Increase Carbon Emissions

New Oil Sands Pipeline Plan Would Dramatically Increase Carbon Emissionshttp://theenergycollective.com/simondonner/170066/new-oil-sands-pipeline-plan-would-even-more-dramatically-increase-carbon-emission?utm_source=tec_newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=newsletter&inf_contact_key=767bb688a1d7037c7f078e61e964f3037a92da81a3071629c7f371d32110a510