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Thermohaline Circulation. Graphic by Robert Simmon, NASA. Minor modifications by Robert A. Rohde also released to the public domain - NASA Earth Observatory
Thermohaline Circulation. Graphic by Robert Simmon, NASA. Minor modifications by Robert A. Rohde also released to the public domain - NASA Earth Observatory


Past Climate Change Was Caused By Ocean, Not Just Atmosphere

Most of the concerns about climate change have focused on the amount of greenhouse gases that have been released into the atmosphere. But in a new study published in Science, a group of Rutgers researchers have found that circulation of the ocean plays an equally important role in regulating the earth’s climate. In their study, […]

India
India


Improved Electricity Access Has Little Impact On Climate Change

Improving household electricity access in India over the last 30 years contributed only marginally to the nation’s total carbon emissions growth during that time, according to a new study published in the journal Nature Climate Change. “Energy access is fundamental to development: it brings improvements to all aspects of life, including education, communication, and health,” […]

Typical region in the Okavango Delta, with free canals and lakes, swamps and islands. Photo by Teo Gómez, Wikipedia Commons.
Typical region in the Okavango Delta, with free canals and lakes, swamps and islands. Photo by Teo Gómez, Wikipedia Commons.


Mining As An Ally In Preserving Botswana’s Okavango Delta? – Analysis

By Ross Harvey Understandably, the mining industry is not perceived as a bastion of environmental preservation. That many of the world’s minerals and hydrocarbons are found in pristine environments is an unfortunate but inescapable reality. Guinea’s tier-one iron-ore deposit, for instance, is under one of Africa’s last remaining rain forests. More recently, Tsodilo Resources has […]

Screenshot from Ruptly video of cargo ship Simushir
Screenshot from Ruptly video of cargo ship Simushir


Russian Cargo Ship With 450 Tons Of Fuel Adrift Off British Columbia Coast

Canadian and US coast guards have been struggling to tow a 135-meter Russian cargo ship after it lost power in gale force wind conditions. As 450 tons of bunker oil and diesel were on board the ship, the situation prompted fears of an ecological disaster. Cargo ship Simushir went adrift on Thursday off the West […]