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Studies show a link between global warming and reduced nutritional value of some grains

EarthTalk: Global Warming and Nutrition

EarthTalk® is a weekly environmental column made available to our readers from the editors of E/The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: Is it true that global warming is causing our crops to be less nutritious?  – William Persson, Glendale, OH It is difficult to say whether or not the climate change we are now experiencing is negatively impacting the nutritional quality…

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Plants are hard at work absorbing carbon

New Study Shows Plants Absorb Carbon From Atmosphere Faster Than Perviously Thought

New research just published in the journal Nature say that plants, trees, and soil are absorbing carbon about 25 percent faster than scientists previously thought. A team of scientists headed-up by Lisa Welp-Smith of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography have developed a new, more accurate, method of determining how much plants absorb and release carbon. The study estimates that global…

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Deep Ocean Argo Floats, New Approach Yield New Insights into Ocean Acidification

Thanks to the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration and a joint US-Canadian research team, it is now possible for marine scientists to use satellite data from five-foot-tall Argo floats that drift with deep ocean currents to remotely monitor ocean acidity (pH) and the total carbon dioxide (CO2) content of seawater to better understand changes in ocean chemistry.

1993 US Northwest Forest Plan Turns Public Forests into Carbon Sink

Successful in realizing its original goal, the 1993 US Northwest Forest Plan is yielding unanticipated benefits two decades later, turning northwest public forests into net carbon sinks for the first time in decades.

Michelle Bachmann and her understanding of CO2 and climate

Is CO2 a Natural Byproduct of – Nature?

CO2 and climate Ah, the magnificent grasp Congresswoman Michele Bachmann commands on the English language: “CO2 is a naturally occurring byproduct of nature.” As opposed to all the unnatural byproducts of nature? Her mangled language aside, Ms. Bachmann displays the simple-minded, even childish, assertion that more of a “good” – or in this case “natural” –  thing is the desired…

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Greenman’s Climate Denial Crock of the Week: A CO2 Starved Earth

Another installment of Climate Denial Crock of the Week from Peter Sinclair (aka Greenman3610)

Plants are hard at work absorbing carbon

Plant-a-Tree Program Helps Blogs Reduce Their Carbon Footprint

A moderately popular blog can be very energy intensive. From energy consumed by the computer (or computers) at the bloggers end, to the server farm where the the blogs files are hosted, to the readers’ computers, a typical blog getting about 15,000 visitors per month generates about 3.5 kilograms (kg) of carbon annually. All this was worked out in a…

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