Tag Archives: Climate forcing

12Dec/16

Scientists say methane surge requires ‘urgent attention’

Researchers are warning that combating climate change also requires more controls over the rate at which methane in the atmosphere is now rising.
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28Dec/15
Smoke billows from chimneys in central Rome, in front of St. Peters's Basilica dome.

Three-day ban on private cars starts in Italy’s Milan to lower air pollution levels

Smoggy Christmas in Italy prompts emergency measures, with Milan imposing a total ban on private cars in the city and its hinterland for three days to lower air pollution levels.

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30Nov/15

Plankton increase may be due to rising carbon dioxide levels

Johns Hopkins University researchers have expressed concern after finding a major increase in the world’s population of plankton, citing rising carbon dioxide levels as a potential cause.
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21Nov/15

NASA uses new tool to track rising carbon dioxide levels

NASA scientists use a new satellite to track rising carbon dioxide levels and urge policy leaders to reduce emissions ahead of the Paris climate summit.
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24Aug/15

Wars improve air quality in the Middle East

MAINZ, GERMANY, CAIRO, EGYPT, ATHENS, GREECE, ANBAR PROVINCE, IRAQ, ALEPPO, SYRIA
(REUTERS, SOCIAL MEDIA WEBSITE) – Amid the increase in death, displacement and overall chaos in the Middle East over the past five years, Professor Jos Lelieveld of the Max-Planck Institute, says he has spotted one area where statistics indicate a decrease. He says, air pollution has declined significantly.
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27Apr/15

Oxford-based start-up to use drones to plant one billion trees a year

UK (Next Media) – Oxford-based start-up Biocarbon Engineering is planning to fight industrial deforestation by planting 1 billion trees a year using drones.
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24Feb/15

Carbon dioxide released by the ocean thousands of years ago may have ended the ice age

UK (Next Media) – Recent research conducted by the University of Southampton and published in Nature magazine suggests that carbon dioxide released from the ocean played a large role in ending the most recent ice age.
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