Govs. to gather to address global warming

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Organizers hope a gathering of governors this week will be as effective in addressing climate change as a similar event that launched the conservation movement a century ago. As many as 10 governors and leading experts

Warmer seas spell disaster for oceans

HANOI (AFP) – The future food security of millions of people is at risk because over-fishing, climate change and pollution are inflicting massive damage on the world’s oceans, marine scientists warned this week. The two-thirds of the planet covered by

Consumerism drives global warming

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Yangtze river drought crisis

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Climate events could reduce USA and China to third world status in less than 10 years

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In the recent documentary “An Inconvenient Truth”, Senator Al Gore pointed out that the Greenland ice sheet is melting faster than anyone ever expected. More than this, once it has gone sea levels could rise by up to twenty feet.

Is a Tsunami due to hit the UK?

In the UK we often have the perception that natural disasters always seem to happen elsewhere in the world. The closest we seem to get is remote viewing of these events through our TV sets and after a while we

Could diluted seas sink cargo shipping?

Freshwater pouring into northern oceans is slowly turning high-latitude waters less salty. Shrinking ice sheets and melting glaciers are partly responsible for the freshening effect and if salinity levels continue to drop, this could pose a threat to shipping particularly

Air Pollution Causes Bigger Hail

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Air pollution hugely increases the size of hail, and thus the amount of damage it can cause to crops and property, according to a study presented at the European Conference on Severe Storms. The interaction of man-made particles with airborne

Euphrates Could Dry Up By 2025

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A report released earlier this year by the United Nations Environment Protection agency (UNEP) predicts that the river Euphrates could dry up by 2025. The report indicated that due to global warming, lower rainfall and increased temperatures could cause the

Toxic Red Tide Blamed For Deaths Of Seabirds

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A Toxic Red Tide algae bloom in Southern California coastal waters has produced record levels of a toxic acid, scientists have reported. The chemical has been blamed in the deaths of numerous marine mammals and seabirds in recent months. Measurements