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.

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.

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

Elephant Journal

Nautilus Minerals will be the first company making a high-stakes gamble with our oceans' fragile ecosystem, and the first to commercialize on the natural.

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

EcoFriend

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.

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.

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.

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?”)

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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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LEED for Homes Point by Point – Energy & Atmosphere

Green Life Smart Life

Energy and Atmosphere : 21.5 Tagged: atmosphere, Energy, eNERGY sTAR FOR HOME STANDARDS, Home energy rating standard, LEED-H, NET ZERO, solar reflective index. Tags: About the Home Control Energy Good for the Planet Green Green Building Green Electronics Green Products Household LEED Water atmosphere eNERGY sTAR FOR HOME STANDARDS Home energy rating standard LEED-H NET ZERO solar reflective index

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.

Co2 in Atmosphere Hits Historic High of 400ppm

Celsias

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.

Permafrost :Twice As Much Carbon As The Atmosphere

Celsias

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.

Study proves increase in atmospheric nitrous oxide due to fertilizers

EcoFriend

Fertilizer use responsible for increase in nitrous oxide in atmosphere.

Should We Extend Property Rights to the Atmosphere?

Celsias

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.

Mercury Releases Into the Atmosphere From Ancient to Modern Times

Celsias

David Streets and colleagues explain that humans put mercury into the atmosphere by burning fossil fuels and through mining and industrial processes.

February 29, 2016 = 11:11—A Leap Year & Rare High Vibrational Day in Pisces.

Elephant Journal

As the numbers 29 and 2 only fall together once every four years there will be a rare and intriguing energy in the atmosphere. Not only is it a leap year, the leap day falls on a. Health & Wellness Love & Relationships (see below for Sexy) Non-New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) 11:11 change february 29 healing leap year Numerology pisces vibrational zodiac

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

Celsias

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.

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.

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.

Kids Sue US Government To Force Action on Global Warming

Living Green & Saving Energy

global warming Green News atmospheric trust litigation lawsuit by kids Mary WoodKids Sue US Government To Force Action on Global Warming.

Kids Sue US Government To Force Action on Global Warming

Living Green & Saving Energy

global warming Green News atmospheric trust litigation lawsuit by kids Mary WoodKids Sue US Government To Force Action on Global Warming.

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.

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

EcoFriend

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.

The Message of the Astronauts to COP 21.

Elephant Journal

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Sustainable forests can cut global emissions by half

Green (Living) Review

Growing, well-managed forest binds carbon dioxide, thus preventing it from entering the atmosphere," says Lena Ek, Chairman of Södra Skogsägarna. The world's forests contain more than 1,000 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide - more than all of the carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.

Ocean Surface Temperatures the Warmest In Over 135 Years

Eccorazzi

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Read More The post Ocean Surface Temperatures the Warmest In Over 135 Years appeared first on Ecorazzi.

Danger zone: Earth crosses four planetary boundaries

Green Blog

The science shows that these nine processes and systems regulate the stability and resilience of the Earth System – the interactions of land, ocean, atmosphere and life that together provide conditions upon which our societies depend.

2014 was the hottest year in recorded history

Green Blog

According to two separate analyses by scientists at NASA''s Goddard Institute of Space Studies (GISS) and the National Ocean Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the globally averaged temperature over land and ocean surfaces in 2014 was the highest since 1880 when modern records started.

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A Common Tragedy

Environmental Economics

Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, who voted in favor of the cuts. "It

Whisky Will Power 9,000 Homes With New Biomass Plant

Wend Magazine

This, compared to energy powered by coal, could save 46,000 tons of carbon dioxide from entering the atmosphere. Whisky (also spelled whiskey ) is “a spirit distilled from malted grain.&#

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. They discovered that climate change in the upper atmosphere — caused by an abundance of greenhouse gases — may lead to a greater absorption of radio waves.

Giant Plumes of Gurgling Methane Could Fast-Track Planetary Warming

Green Prophet

As global temperatures rise and this perennial ice begins to melt, previously frozen organic matter will thaw out and decompose, releasing huge quantities of greenhouse gases into our already saturated atmosphere.

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Hubble Captures Jupiter’s Great Entourage of Moons

The Alien Next Door

Traces of carbon, ethane, hydrogen sulfide, neon, oxygen, phosphine and sulfur, benzene, and hydrocarbons exist in Jupiter’s atmosphere.

Great News! Hawaiian Monk Seal Numbers on the Rise

Eccorazzi

According to researchers at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), in 2014, 121 monk seal pups were Read More The post Great News! The endangered Hawaiian Monk seal population is growing — slowly, but surely.

New Istanbul Airport Will Kill 658,000 Old Trees

Green Prophet

Carbon cycling is the natural transfer of carbon between the biosphere and earth’s atmosphere, Trees and plants are the primary transfer agents. Forests pull CO2 out of the atmosphere as part of photosynthesis.

What’s Your Climate Change Elevator Pitch?

Sightline Daily

She’s an atmospheric scientist who bridges climate science and political science at Texas Tech.

UAE to build a man-made mountain to increase rainfall

Green Prophet

based University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) on the first planning phase of the project, according to Arabian Business, backed by $400,000 in government funding.

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CO2 levels hits dreaded 400 ppm milestone

Green Blog

The level of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere reached a symbolic milestone late last week when it hit historic record levels of 400 parts per million (ppm). But 350 ppm is the level climate scientists have identified as the safe upper limit for CO2 in our atmosphere.

NASA Cameras Capture Awesome Video of Pennsylvania Meteor Crash

Sustainability Ninja

According to their calculations, the meteor that tore through the atmosphere at 45,000 miles an hour, was about two feet wide and likely weighed about a quarter of a ton.