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Atmospheric Carbon Levels Hitting New Highs

The level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is hitting new highs. Scientists are reporting that the level of concentration is gradually increasing and chances are it will exceed the 400 parts per million (ppm). This is a level that has not been experienced on earth for around 4 million years. Researchers at the Mauna [...]

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Could Weeds Give The Answers To Handling Climate Change

It is no doubt that the planet is experiencing a serious climate change and if the phrase “survival of the fittest” originating from the evolutionary theory is something to by, then the means to understand and be able to cope with the changes has to be found. Luckily, we always seem to have all the [...]

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Animal Herbivore Species May Mitigate the Effects of Global Warming on Plant Communities

Experts in science and ecological studies fear for the current stability and ecological repercussions of plant communities as global warming increases. A study conducted by Eric Post from Penn State university, suggests that the answer to these fears lies in the biological interaction herbivores have with their plant community, as much as it does with [...]

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The effect of climate change on regional fish population

In recent decades, climate change has been a big concern for the world. Everyone from individual countries to scholars and world leaders have been pondering on the fate of the planet, especially in respect to man’s activities. With the UN Climate Change Conference already under way in the city of Doha, Qatar, a new study [...]

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Carbon from salt marshes may slow global warming

According to a recently released report, by an an environmental scientist in Virginia, rising ocean levels along with warmer climates, allows the marshes to more quickly absorb CO2 from the atmosphere. The report was circulated in the September 27th issue of Nature magazine. According to the theory of the greenhouse gas effect, emission of carbon [...]

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Extreme Climate Patterns

The current rise in hot temperatures witnessed in different parts of the world is signs of global warming getting worse. This is evident with the recent heat waves which have seen different parts of the world receiving extremely high temperatures. Summer seasons in 1950s experienced average temperatures which were neither high nor low. In 1980s, [...]

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Global temperatures threaten Greenland

Current studies indicate that the Ice sheet in Greenland could be more sensitive to increase in global temperatures that previously thought. According to scholars, a slight increase of temperature from the current levels to about 0.90 C could obligate the Ice sheet to widespread melting. It is believed that most of the scholar works on [...]

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