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A balancing act for carbon stock preservation

More accurate data regarding the extent to which greenhouse gases stemming from human activity interplays with the balance of carbon stocks in Europe will soon be available to inform policies. But would that ...

dateMar 29, 2013 in Environment
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Canada pulls out of UN drought convention

Canada said Thursday it is pulling out of a UN convention that fights drought, mostly in Africa, becoming the only nation to walk away from a pact that Ottawa says is a waste of money.

dateMar 28, 2013 in Environment
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Distinguishing drought and water scarcity

Water resources can become strained by both natural factors such as drought and by human factors such as unsustainable use. Water resource managers can develop practices to reduce overuse of water resources, but they cannot ...

dateMar 15, 2013 in Environment
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The science of sinkholes

A devastating sinkhole occurred in Florida on February 28, 2013, raising questions and concerns about this incredible phenomenon. Around 20% of the U.S. lies in areas susceptible to sinkhole events, highlighting ...

dateMar 06, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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