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Water scarcity and climate change through 2095

What will a global water scarcity map look like in 2095? Radically different, according to scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, depending on the type and the stringency of the climate mitigation policies chosen ...

dateAug 18, 2014 in Environment
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Unprecedented, man-made trends in ocean's acidity

Recent carbon dioxide emissions have pushed the level of seawater acidity far above the range of the natural variability that existed for thousands of years, affecting the calcification rates of shell-forming organism. These ...

dateJan 22, 2012 in Environment
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Australia swaps summer for Christmas snow

Snow fell in Australia on Monday, as the usual hot and summery December weather was replaced in parts by icy gusts sweeping up from the Southern Ocean, giving the country a taste of a white Christmas.

dateDec 20, 2010 in Environment
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Electricity from trees

Plants have long been known as the lungs of the earth, but a new finding has found they may also play a role in electrifying the atmosphere.

dateMar 21, 2012 in Environment
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Time to find a second Earth, WWF says

Carbon pollution and over-use of Earth's natural resources have become so critical that, on current trends, we will need a second planet to meet our needs by 2030, the WWF said on Wednesday.

dateOct 13, 2010 in Environment
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