13 Atmospheric Films for Fall.

Elephant Journal

Anticipation can be lovely, and preparing for a favorite season as simple as pouring some hot apple cider and sitting down to a fall film. However we savor the delights of anticipation, the important thing is that we make every moment count. Arts Family anticipation autumn fall films Halloween mood-setting movies seasonal changes

NASA Visualizes Unfortunate Truths About Our Atmosphere

Green Prophet

We know much about the long term history of carbon dioxide from ice core samples and a combination of atmospheric sampling and calculations based on known levels of industrial carbon consumption. billion tons of coal are consumed every year, so ignoring oil, gas and other significant CO2 producers, humans release approximately 20 billion tones of carbon dioxide into our atmosphere every year.


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A Dirty Solution to Cleaning the Atmosphere

Nature Conservancy - Science

Soils have twice as much carbon as the atmosphere. But microbes also carry out withdrawals when they use carbon for energy, respiring some to the atmosphere and returning some to the vault when their cells die. Since the amount of carbon held in soil is a balance of deposits and withdrawals, building up soil carbon requires both adding it to the soil and reducing its loss to the atmosphere. But soils will never be able to store all of the excess carbon in the atmosphere.

Lebanon Carpet Fire Causing More Atmospheric Pollution

Green Prophet

Black plumes go airborne from burning Byblos Carpet Factory fire in Lebanon. Lebanon has had more than its share of various air and surface pollution issues in recent years. Some of these issues have included dumping loads of garbage straight into the Mediterranean ; as well as a giant garbage mound in Sidon that is so serious that boats at sea smell it before seeing it.

Fire Up the Grill, Not the Atmosphere - NYTimes.com

Environmental Economics

Maybe an Independence Day meal of pan-fried potatoes and grilled peaches seems un-American. But the tradition of backyard grilling isn’t exactly Jeffersonian in pedigree. Independence Day feasts in the early 1800s featured such classic American fare as turtle soup. By midcentury, revelers were gathering en masse to buy parts of whole roast pigs from street vendors. (A A British visitor pondered, “What association can there be between roast pig and independence?”)

Rivers in the Atmosphere? How Water Moves in the Sky

Green Living Ideas

Atmospheric rivers —the Amazons of the air—are vast and unbroken streams of wind that carry water vapor from tropical oceans, moving thousands of miles through the sky. Atmospheric rivers are massive not only in their geographical extent, but in the amount of water vapor they transport. A typical atmospheric river is about 250 miles wide and one mile high, and carries as much moisture as seven to 15 Mississippi Rivers or one Amazon River.

EcoloBlue Atmospheric Water Generator Provides Clean Water, Water Security

Green Living Ideas

For daily drinking, cooking, and washing or for emergencies, the EcoloBlue Atmospheric Water Generator (AWG) from Molecule New Water Technologies* may be an option worth exploring. The post EcoloBlue Atmospheric Water Generator Provides Clean Water, Water Security appeared first on Green Living Ideas. Sponsored Posts advertorial atmospheric water generation clean water EcoloBlue sponsored Vertical gardening water water filtration

Atmospheric Ozone Recovering In Mid-latitudes, Report Shows

Eco Friendly Daily

Researchers attribute the improvement to both a reduction in ozone-depleting chemicals phased out by the global Montreal Protocol treaty and its amendments and to changes in atmospheric transport dynamics. Well finally some good news confirmed by NASA. The Ozone is recovering, if anything this is a confirmation that human beings can and do affect the environment and that if we want to make a difference we can.

Co2 in Atmosphere Hits Historic High of 400ppm


The level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has broken above 400 parts per million for the first time in human history, US monitors announced Friday, indicating a record level for greenhouse gases. Climate scientists say that the symbolic threshold should serve as a call for action to begin reversing the damage caused to the environment by human activities and heavy use of polluting fossil fuels.

Atmospheric Ozone Recovering In Mid-latitudes, Report Shows

Eco Friendly Daily

Researchers attribute the improvement to both a reduction in ozone-depleting chemicals phased out by the global Montreal Protocol treaty and its amendments and to changes in atmospheric transport dynamics. Well finally some good news confirmed by NASA. The Ozone is recovering, if anything this is a confirmation that human beings can and do affect the environment and that if we want to make a difference we can.

Permafrost :Twice As Much Carbon As The Atmosphere


Permafrost soils contain almost twice as much carbon as the atmosphere. As the climate warms, some of this carbon will be transferred to the atmosphere. Carbon released from thawing permafrost could lead to significant warming, even under low anthropogenic emissions scenarios, reports a study published online this week in Nature Geoscience. Andrew H.

Study proves increase in atmospheric nitrous oxide due to fertilizers


Ishan Sidhu: Conclusive evidence is found by the chemists at University of California, Berkeley, which proves that increase in the use of fertilizers during past 50 years has caused a dramatic increase in atmospheric nitrous oxide, a major greenhouse gas contributing in the climatic change of the world. Fertilizer use responsible for increase in nitrous oxide in atmosphere.

Should We Extend Property Rights to the Atmosphere?


While Australia aims to produce a fifth of its energy from renewable sources by 2020, non-renewable energy is still flourishing. But non-renewable energy sources such as coal and gas have a significant advantage over wind and solar energy: they can be owned. So, what do property rights have to do with reducing carbon emissions and moving to renewable energy? Coal and gas are non-renewable energy sources and are classed as minerals.

Indie green hotels band together to offer sustainable options for frequent travelers

Green Traveler Guides

Dearborn Detroit Michigan North America The Americas United States Adoba Hotel Dearborn/Detroit Atmosphere Hospitality Management Green Travel News Reuters Stash How can frequent travelers earn free stays and other perks at cool green hotels that aren''t part of big chains? Enter the nation''s largest point-based loyalty program for indie hotels. Indie green hotels band together to offer sustainable options for frequent travelers is a post from: Green Traveler Guides.

Mercury Releases Into the Atmosphere From Ancient to Modern Times


David Streets and colleagues explain that humans put mercury into the atmosphere by burning fossil fuels and through mining and industrial processes. In pursuit of riches and energy over the last 5,000 years, humans have released into the environment 385,000 tons of mercury, the source of numerous health concerns, according to a new study that challenges the idea that releases of the metal are on the decline. The report appears in ACS’ journal Environmental Science & Technology.

Kids Sue US Government To Force Action on Global Warming

Living Green & Saving Energy

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Researchers develop new CU-NOAA monitoring system to answer the murky atmospheric questions


Pratima Kalra: To make an in depth analysis of emissions in the atmosphere, it is imperative that we separate and compare emissions from manmade fossil fuels and other trace gases. New CU-NOAA monitoring system clarifies murky atmospheric CO2 questions. Along with the predominant study on CO2 analysis, the team also studied 22 other atmospheric gases and how they impact climate change, recovery of ozone layer, etc.

Kids Sue US Government To Force Action on Global Warming

Living Green & Saving Energy

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Rising Carbon Dioxide in Atmosphere Also Speeds Carbon Loss from Forest Soils


Elevated levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide accelerate carbon cycling and soil carbon loss in forests, new research led by an Indiana University biologis t has found. The new evidence supports an emerging view that although forests remove a substantial amount of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, much of the carbon is being stored in living woody biomass rather than as dead organic matter in soils.

Barbrix - a hip restaurant with a romantic atmosphere and vegan options

Eco-Vegan Girl

The atmosphere is romantic and comfortable. Tonight I joined some old friends at Barbrix, a small restaurant/wine bar in Silver Lake. I wasn't thrilled about driving there from Venice on a Friday night, but once I sat down at the table I was glad I did. Unfortunately, since I didn't plan on writing a review on it, I didn't take my camera, so there won't be any original photos - these are from their website. Here are the reasons I really enjoyed Barbrix: The food is impressive.

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Datong Museum’s passive design to keep it energy efficient and resistant to atmospheric corrosion


Pratima Kalra: China’s Museum of the 21st century, the Datong Museum is underway construction and most likely to open for public viewing in 2013. Designed by Foster + Partners, the main attraction of the 32,000 square feet venue will be the Grand Gallery. It is among the four major new buildings within the Datong Plaza with a top lit exhibition space rising to a height 37 meters, spanning across 80 meters to create a working space where artists will erect large scale works of art.

13 Books you Should Read this Fall.

Elephant Journal

Arts Inspiring (Wow) Literary Journal WAYLON: Today Only atmospheric autumn Autumn Equinox book books fall family Frankenstein Halloween happiness harry potter life list reading reading list Ruth Ware season seasonal reading self loveThis is autumn: season of hoodies, bonfires, crisp apples, crunching leaves, bright foliage, apple cider, hot chocolate, simmering soups and stews, festivals, fairs, and merry-making with costumes.

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10 Ways to Chair Meetings to Foster a Creative Atmosphere and Help Creative Thinking

The Green Changemakers

Create an atmosphere in which people consider all ideas. [link]. By Edward Glassman, PhD The creative climate in a meeting depends in large part on the actions of the leader. This person can make or break creative thinking. These suggestions to the chair can make a great deal of difference to the success of the meeting. Do not compete with other people to generate ideas. Support and build on the ideas of others. REASON: Leaders tend to favor their own ideas.

Deep Sea Mining: The Next Big Threat to our Oceans.

Elephant Journal

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The Green Buzz: Monday, January 27

Conservancy Talk

States as trustees of the atmosphere, an exploding cow sitcom, and climate change heats up at Davos in today’s green news. First case of its kind : Courts will determine whether or not, by repealing greenhouse gas regulations, the state of New Mexico has violated its public trust duty to protect the state’s atmosphere. ( Los Angeles Times ).

The Message of the Astronauts to COP 21.

Elephant Journal

Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Green Health & Wellness Non-New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) Sustainability (Business, Entrepreneurship, Livelihood) atmosphere Earth ecosystems environment global warming greenhouse life nature On December 5th, this video was played and watched by world leaders at the 21st United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris.

Quotes of the day

Environmental Economics

America's Finest News Source: According to a new report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, July was the hottest month since recordkeeping began in 1880, averaging 1.46 Everyone knows the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is always talking out of its ass.”.

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Earth now twice as dusty

Green Living Tips

The Earth's atmosphere is now twice as dusty than it was just a hundred. You're not imagining dust bunnies in your home seem to be breeding like, well, rabbits; or that the top of your fridge appears to have become a magnet for. filth. years ago

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"New Research Initiative to Update and Improve the Social Cost of Carbon"

Environmental Economics

From the inbox; Resources for the Future (RFF) is launching a multi-year, multidisciplinary research initiative to improve the methodology used to calculate the social cost of carbon—an economic tool used to quantify both the benefits to society of reducing carbon dioxide emissions from the atmosphere and the harm to society from emitting more carbon dioxide.

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Methane Bubbles Trapped in Arctic Ice Are Gorgeous and Explosive

Wend Magazine

Apparently, the total methane that could be unleashed from these frozen lakes is ten times more than is already in the atmosphere. …and they contribute to the greenouse gases suffocating the planet. The photos in the NPR article are gorgeous, but the information behind them is disconcerting. Oh well, let’s watch kids light the lakes on fire! No related posts. General

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"Earth: Recessionary Cooling Continues"

Environmental Economics

Ironman: Going by the level of carbon dioxide measured in the Earth's atmosphere in July 2015, it appears that Earth's economy continued its recessionary cooling in July 2015, with the trailing year moving average of the year over year change in the CO2 levels ticking up to be just barely above its June level. Not uncoincidentally, Earth's largest producer of atmospheric carbon dioxide, China, saw its national economy continue to sputter during the month.

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3 Ways Science is Making Climate-Friendly Behavior a No-Brainer

Nature Conservancy - Science

With our money and our choices, we vote daily on the ways our global ecosystems are used and on the amount of carbon dioxide we’re emitting into the atmosphere. Science shows us that our human behaviors actually provide plenty of […]. Latest Science

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EPA: The greenhouse effect

Environmental Economics

From the EPA's climage change webpage : Since the Industrial Revolution began around 1750, human activities have contributed substantially to climate change by adding CO 2  and other heat-trapping gases to the atmosphere. These greenhouse gas emissions have increased the greenhouse effect and caused Earth’s surface temperature to rise. The primary human activity affecting the amount and rate of climate change is greenhouse gas emissions from the burning of fossil fuels

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Warning: Carbon Dioxide levels have hit a new record high, over 400 PPM

Sustainability Ninja

For the first time in 2 million years we have hit a new milestone according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. We have surpassed 400 parts per million CO2 concentration in our atmosphere. This is the first time in modern history that the global average has been this high, proving that global warming is a real threat. NOAA Cheif Greenhouse Gas Scientist Peter Tans said “ It’s both disturbing and daunting.

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Using Climate Change Denial Logic in Other Situations

Environmental Economics

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration records go back to 1895. Feeling soggy? Last month was the wettest on record for the contiguous United States, according to federal meteorologists. On average 4.36 inches of rain and snow - mostly rain - fell over the Lower 48 in May, sloshing past October 2009 which had been the wettest month in U.S. records with 4.29 inches. NOAA climate scientist Jake Crouch calculated that comes to more than 200 trillion gallons of water in May.

Environmental Appreciation – Interesting Facts about Rainbows

Hug a Tree with Me

Interesting Facts about Rainbows: Rainbows are formed by the reflection and refraction of light and water in the atmosphere. The sight of a colorful rainbow is powerful enough to lighten the hearts of the grouchiest of souls. The playful round of colors and the mystical way in which it appears is truly awe-worthy. Read on to learn a few interesting facts about them.

Habitat Mash-up

10,000 Birds

By now the sun had emerged from behind rapidly dissipating clouds and assisted by the shower of rain made the atmosphere incredibly humid. The southwest peninsula of Trinidad is unfortunately rarely birded by visiting birders.

I knew nothing about "the obscure effort to amend the Montreal Protocol"

Environmental Economics

HFCs are just a small percentage of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, but they function as a sort of supercharged greenhouse gas, with 1,000 times the heat-trapping potency of carbon dioxide. And given the heat-trapping power of HFCs, scientists say the Kigali accord will stave off an increase of atmospheric temperatures of nearly one degree Fahrenheit. That would be a major step toward averting an atmospheric temperature increase of 3.6

Birdcast from eBird

10,000 Birds

The wonderful folks at eBird have teamed up with the National Atmospheric and Oceanic Administration in order to help predict and track migratory birds as they make their way from wintering grounds to breeding grounds in the United States and Canada.

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Helping the Environment by Reducing Energy Consumption

Living Green & Saving Energy

It is also a good way to safeguard the environment, since inefficient systems release harmful pollutants into the atmosphere. Maintaining your HVAC system regularly and properly is an easy yet effective way to decrease your energy consumption without sacrificing your comfort. Running the air conditioning throughout summer in order to stay comfortable can be very […]. carbon footprint reduce fossil fuels saving energy how to reduce carbon footprint save energy

The Emirates plan to live on Mars

Green Prophet

The first challenges are avoiding the powerful radiation that pierces Mar’s thin atmosphere, the low gravity, and creating an artificial temperature that permits human life. Meet Sheikh Mohammed on Mars? In 2017, the Emirates revealed plans to build cities on Mars.

Radio Waves Carry News of Climate Change

Green Prophet

The ionosphere, one of the regions of the upper atmosphere, plays an important role in global communications. Price and his team used simple radio antennae on the ground to measure radio waves broadcast by navigational transmitters around the globe, then compared information on the strength of these radio signals with data on temperature fluctuations in the upper atmosphere. Price, adding to measurements of ground and lower atmospheric temperatures to create a more holistic picture.

EconTalk Podcast: Martin Weitzman on Climate Change

Environmental Economics

Though Weitzman concedes that our knowledge of the climate is quite incomplete, he suggests that it is prudent to take serious measures, including possibly geo-engineering, to reduce the accumulation of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Russ Roberts: Is climate change the ultimate Black Swan? Martin Weitzman of Harvard University and co-author of Climate Shock talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the risks of climate change.