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.

10 Things A Planet Needs to Make it Habitable

The Alien Next Door

artist rendition of Kepler 186f Using the latest Kepler telescope, scientists have recently discovered close to 140 Earth-like planets among thousands of exotic exoplanets in the galaxy. The one common ingredient that makes a planet habitable, Batalha tells us, is the need for liquid water.

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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

Destroying the Planet for Beef

Green Prophet

Few ideas are more absurd to me than this: because people refuse to cut back on beef consumption, catastrophic levels of methane are being released into the atmosphere each year. billion of them on the planet.

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How homeschooling could help the Planet

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Homeschooling could be of great benefit to the Planet, not to speak of the children. As far as the Planet if concerned the fact is that if every child would be homeschooled millions of school bus journeys and even more car journeys in a day would become history. Homeschooling is a win/win for all including the Planet.

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What Do The Planet Earth, the Human Brain and Schumann Resonance.

The Alien Next Door

The Alien Next Door Musings of Nina Munteanu, SF writer and Ecologist Wednesday, October 20, 2010 What Do The Planet Earth, the Human Brain and Schumann Resonance Have in Common? We are a gestalt culmination of light, wave-pulse, matter and motion resonating with this beloved planet Earth.

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Brighter Planet Launches #earthtweet Tweet-a-Thon

Green (Living) Review

— Environmental Start-up and Partners Turn Twitterers into Climate Change Advocates — Middlebury, VT – Brighter Planet , a Vermont-based environmental start-up, launches this week #earthtweet , an online campaign to raise awareness of the fight against climate change. We believe many people are doing good things to combat climate change and wanted to cut through the noise and allow them to organize and converse in real time,” said Patti Prairie, CEO of Brighter Planet.

How Siberia’s methane craters affect the whole planet

Green Prophet

This is worrisome because methane is far more potent than carbon dioxide when it comes to trapping greenhouse gases in our atmosphere – the one atmosphere that everyone on planet Earth shares.

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A Dustier Planet, Your Dustier Lungs

Green Prophet

Studies conclude that there really is more dust in the atmosphere. A study at Cornell Unversity conducted in January 2011 by Natalie Mahowald, professor of Earth and atmospheric sciences , reports doubling of the amount of dust in our atmosphere in the last century.

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New Dietary Guidelines One of Many Tools for Protecting Planet

Conservancy Talk

They also mention the amount of heat-trapping greenhouse gases in the atmosphere – livestock and crop production generate more greenhouse gas emissions than the entire transportation industry. That adds up to more beef production per acre and less heat-trapping gas in the atmosphere.

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The Solution Is the Soil: How Organic Farming Can Feed the World and Save the Planet

Green (Living) Review

One man, backed by many, marches on Washington to tell lawmakers and the world that ''there is hope right beneath our feet.''

How Humanity can act on Moving Planet Day

Green Blog

However 24 September 2011 is “Moving Planet Day” on which hundreds of thousands of people around the world will be demanding effective action against man-made climate change. A key sponsor is 350.org which wants atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) concentration to be no more than 350 parts per million (ppm). 300.org, which demands that atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) be returned ASAP to 300 parts per million (ppm) from the current 394 ppm (increasing at 2.4

The Zero Waste Solution: Untrashing the Planet One Community at a Time – Book Review

Green (Living) Review

The book offers detailed information on how communities can battle incinerators that emit dangerous particles into the atmosphere.

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Water Condensers: Technology to Save the Planet?

Environmental News Network

Condensation is a natural occurrence of water forming due to temperature variations essentially pulling the water out of the atmosphere. The more humid an area is, the more water vapor that is available in the atmosphere to condense. By: Guest Contributor, Linda Bailey.

Paddle For The Planet This World Environment Day

Green Prophet

Started by a crew of Dubai-based watermen distressed by the state of our oceans but determined to give back in a postive and meaningful way, Paddle for the Planet aims to help establish and support a patchwork of marine reserves across the globe.

The Habitable Planet - A Systems Approach to Environmental Science

The Green Changemakers

Course Overview The Habitable Planet is a multimedia course for high school teachers and adult learners interested in studying environmental science. Many Planets, One Earth 2. Atmosphere 3. Atmospheric Pollution 12.

Surprise: Biodegradable Packaging Still Bad for the Planet

Green (Living) Review

Some landfill sites have installed gas-capturing systems to keep some gases generated by waste out of the atmosphere. Too many sites do not have any capturing facility at all and just vent the gasses into the atmosphere, which is a bad state of affairs. By Michael Smith (Veshengro) Many companies say that their packaging will biodegrade in landfills and they make those claims in a way that makes people believe that that feature is a benefit.

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Building Cities that Think Like Planets

The Green Changemakers

From a planetary perspective, the emergence and rapid expansion of cities across the globe may represent another turning point in the life of our planet. If we are to think like a planet, the challenge will be to deal with scales and events far removed from everyday human experience.

A warmer world may bring more local, less global, temperature variability

Green (Living) Review

Unforced, or natural, temperature variability can be caused by interactions between the atmosphere, ocean currents and sea ice. On the second run, the scientists doubled the model’s atmospheric carbon dioxide levels to simulate projected future conditions. “In

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One Planet Living

The Green Changemakers

[link] Guiding Principles - Take action Individuals Government Businesses Guiding Principles of One Planet Living ® To achieve a sustainable future, we need to design communities which enable people to live sustainably. Download the One Planet Living Communities Manual here PDF 1.2

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Iron supplements for the planet

Eco Friendly Daily

Thus, the resulting growth of plankton would remove carbon from the atmosphere. A controversial venture is currently underway. A company, Planktos Corporation , is testing the idea that marine plankton are the solution for carbon emissions.

Terra Tech Corp Company Offers 5 Earth Day Friendly Tips to Eat for a Healthier Body and Planet

Green (Living) Review

OTCBB: TRTC.OB), a leader in sustainable urban agricultural products has 5 Earth Day friendly tips on how to eat for a healthier body and planet. Irvine,CA, April 2012 : Our nation’s current agricultural system is oftentimes at odds with the health of the planet and ourselves.

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Don’t Just Complain, Blame, or Worry. Do Something: How You Can Take Action for a Sustainable Planet

Conservancy Talk

But right now I want to focus on what actions all of us can take as individuals to help put our planet on the right path. But all of the CO2 emissions of that fossil fuel use must be offset by sequestering carbon from the atmosphere in forests and soils.

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Study: Troposphere Warming Along With Planet’s Surface

Eco Friendly Daily

The troposphere is the closest level of the planet’s atmosphere to the surface of the planet. The study involved scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the UK’s Met Office and the University of Reading.

Hubble Captures Jupiter’s Great Entourage of Moons

The Alien Next Door

In his article Plait gives good instructions on how to find and watch Jupiter (the planet, that is) if you have a telescope or even binoculars. Traces of carbon, ethane, hydrogen sulfide, neon, oxygen, phosphine and sulfur, benzene, and hydrocarbons exist in Jupiter’s atmosphere.

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New Photos of our Neighbour: The Planet Mars

Eco Friendly Daily

A NASA spacecraft orbiting Mars is using the most powerful cameras ever pointed at the Red Planet to study its climate cycles and whether there is enough water to support a manned mission, scientists at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory said on Monday.

The Message of the Astronauts to COP 21.

Elephant Journal

The astronauts made a collective call for our attention about the dire consequences of greenhouse emissions and climate change for Planet Earth. On December 5th, this video was played and watched by world leaders at the 21st United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris.

How Can I Contribute Towards Making Our Planet Greener?

Eco Friendly Daily

Also moving close to your workplace would help in a big way, not just that you travel less but also do your bit towards reducing the poisonous gases being emitted into the atmosphere. -

Methane Bubbles Trapped in Arctic Ice Are Gorgeous and Explosive

Wend Magazine

…and they contribute to the greenouse gases suffocating the planet. Apparently, the total methane that could be unleashed from these frozen lakes is ten times more than is already in the atmosphere.

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Study Says That Aircraft Condensation Is Warming Planet by Trapping Heat

Eco Friendly Daily

The journal Nature Climate Change said about the findings, “Aircraft condensation trails and the clouds that form from them may be causing more warming today than all the aircraft-emitted carbon dioxide (CO2) that has accumulated in the atmosphere since the start of aviation.”.

It’s Earth Day! How are you saving the planet today?

Green Living Ideas

If you are looking for some ways to celebrate Earth Day, check out some of the activities available across the US today: Earth Day events with NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration): Check this interactive map and learn about Earth Day events in your area. GlassDharma has offered over 1000 free glass straws to those who have taken the Planet Care Pledge. The first Earth Day was held April 22, 1970, in a much different place and time.

Latest UN Environment Report Describes a 'Threatened Planet

The Green Changemakers

Link source : The United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) has released its latest detailed report, "Global Environment Outlook: environment for development (GEO-4)," which examines the state of the planet from a number of different aspects. The reports assess the current state of the "global atmosphere, land, water and biodiversity." Atmosphere 3.

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Online course: The Habitable Planet - A Systems Approach to Environmental Science

The Green Changemakers

Course Overview The Habitable Planet is a multimedia course for high school teachers and adult learners interested in studying environmental science. Many Planets, One Earth 2. Atmosphere 3. Atmospheric Pollution 12. The Web site provides access to course content and activities developed by leading scientists and researchers in the field.

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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.

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The Carbon Underground: Reversing Global Warming

Green (Living) Review

If humanity wishes to preserve a planet similar to that on which civilization developed and to which life on Earth is adapted, paleoclimate evidence and ongoing climate change suggest that CO2 will need to be reduced from its current levels [398 ppm.]

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

Environmental Economics

Until today: Negotiators from more than 170 countries on Saturday reached a legally binding accord to counter climate change by cutting the worldwide use of a powerful planet-warming chemical used in air-conditioners and refrigerators. But the outcome could have an equal or even greater impact on efforts to slow the heating of the planet. That would be a major step toward averting an atmospheric temperature increase of 3.6

Climate Records Shattered in 2013

Green (Living) Review

In fact, 2013 was somewhere between the second- and sixth- hottest year on record for the planet since record keeping began in 1880, according to the climate report, released Thursday (July 17) by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

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EPA: Reducing greenhouse gas emissions

Environmental Economics

These changes are linked to the climbing levels of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases in our atmosphere, caused by human activities such as burning fossil fuels for energy. By taking action to reduce emissions of the greenhouse gas pollution that warms our planet, we can reduce the risks we will face from future climate change. EPA, From the EPA climate change webpage : We are already experiencing the effects of climate change.

Environmental Appreciation- 10 Interesting Facts about Clouds

Hug a Tree with Me

Gliding lazily through the atmosphere making funny shapes, clouds have the ability to lift our spirits and warm our hearts with their tranquil presence. Every planet with an atmosphere has clouds, though not all are made up of the chemicals and water that earth clouds are made up of.

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.

Automakers Back Call for Fuel Economy Standards - Compass

Sierra Club Compass

During his first term as President, Barack Obama took historic steps to mitigate the climate crisis our planet is facing. That means half the fill-ups for consumers and half the climate-disrupting pollution in our atmosphere.  Compass.

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Plant Life Expected to Be on Mars By the Year 2021


NASA''s researchers have proposed an experiment that would send plant seeds up to Mars in a rover with the hopes they will grow in the planet''s atmosphere. Read More The post Plant Life Expected to Be on Mars By the Year 2021 appeared first on Ecorazzi. News Science Top News

Sustainable forests can cut global emissions by half

Green (Living) Review

We need to significantly reduce our greenhouse gas emissions to avoid potentially irreversible effects on our planet that could put the very existence of our society at risk. Politicians should place greater emphasis on the forest as a means of tackling the climate challenges.