Tag Archives: Oceans

International Scientific Congress on Climate Change: Day One from Copenhagen

In a run-up to the United Nations COP 15 Climate Change Conference this December, the Scientific Congress on Climate Change: Global Risks, Challenges, and Decisions got under way today in Copenhagen. Hosted by the University of Copenhagen, the conference is one of the world’s largest interdisciplinary meetings on climate change, with over 2000 participants from over 80 countries coming together to synthesize and “add …

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Earthtalk: Rising Seas and Buying a New Car Vs. Keeping a Well-Maintained Used Car

Earthtalk is a weekly environmental column made available to our readers from the editors of E/The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: With all the talk of rising seas, what could happen to the rivers that flow into the oceans? Will they reverse flow? Will rising seas back up into fresh water lakes? And what happens to our groundwater should saltwater flow backwards into it? – …

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Earthtalk: Greening Your School and the Climate and the Environmental Impacts of Ocean Water Desalinization

Earthtalk is a weekly environmental column made available to our readers from the editors of E/The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: I want to convince my high school to go green. What would it cost for a school to switch to all recycled paper products and all energy efficient lighting? -Danel Berman, via e-mail Greening your school is a great idea. It will not only …

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U.S. Could Experience Impacts of Climate Change Sooner Than Expected

The American Geophysical Union, meeting this week in San Francisco for their annual conference, released a report discussing the potential for abrupt climate change and the likely impacts it would have on the United States. The study, based on the latest scientific data and observations, updates the research of recent reports from key agencies and institutions, including the 2007 assessment from the Intergovernmental Panel …

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