Posts Tagged United States

As Water Scarcity Increases, Desalination Plants Are on the Rise…

After decades of slow progress, desalination is increasingly being used to provide drinking water around the globe. Costs for processing salt water for drinking water have dropped, but it remains an expensive option and one that creates environmental problems that must be addressed… Read about this rise in desalination processes here at Yale Environment 360: […]

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As High-Tide Flooding Worsens, More Pollution Is Washing to the Sea…

As sea levels rise, high-tide flooding is becoming a growing problem in many parts of the globe, including cities on the U.S. East Coast. Now, new research shows that as these waters recede, they carry toxic pollutants and excess nutrients into rivers, bays, and oceans… Read this article at Yale Environment 360: https://e360.yale.edu/features/as-high-tide-flooding-worsens-more-pollution-is-washing-to-the-sea

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For a Warming World, A New Strategy for Protecting Watersheds…

In increasingly arid regions such as the western U.S., water managers are learning that careful management and restoration of watershed ecosystems, including thinning trees and conducting prescribed burns, are important tools in coping with a hotter, drier climate… Read the article at Yale Environment 360: https://e360.yale.edu/features/why-restoring-watersheds-is-a-new-priority-in-a-warming-world

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Why is sea level rising faster in some places along the US East Coast than others?…

The following article from ScienceDaily.com presents an explanation on differences in sea level rise in various coastal areas of the United States… Read about it here: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/12/181219133236.htm

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Climate Solutions: Is It Feasible to Remove Enough CO2 from the Air?…

Yale Environment 360 interviews the chair of a US scientific panel regarding technologies for removing CO2 from the atmosphere…  Read the interview here: https://e360.yale.edu/features/negative-emissions-is-it-feasible-to-remove-co2-from-the-air

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Daylight Saving Time 2018: A Guide to the When, Why, What and How…

Apart from the United States of America, parts of Europe, Canada, Australia have adopted Daylight Saving Time, an energy conserving tradition started by Benjamin Franklin an exceptionally long time ago. Some persons think it should be stopped altogether, entire countries don’t use it, and some States think relevant legislation regarding it should be amended. Well […]

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As Seas Rise, Americans Use Nature to Fight Worsening Erosion…

A report from climatecentral.org: http://www.climatecentral.org/news/americans-use-nature-to-fight-erosion-sea-level-rise-21884

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A slice of Summer poetry (Cultural Weekly)…

Check out a review of the poetic arts in America at Cultural Weekly: https://www.culturalweekly.com/slice-summer-poetry/

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Rivers in the Sky: How Deforestation Is Affecting Global Water Cycles…

The following report but Fred Pearce for Yale Environment 360, focuses on the ongoing effects of deforestation of tropical forests on the global water cycle, including precipitation shifts and droughts in some of the world’s key agricultural areas. Read the full report here: https://e360.yale.edu/features/how-deforestation-affecting-global-water-cycles-climate-change

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Air pollution contributes significantly to diabetes globally…

Summary: New research links outdoor air pollution — even at levels deemed safe — to an increased risk of diabetes globally, according to a new study. The findings raise the possibility that reducing pollution may lead to a drop in diabetes cases in heavily polluted countries such as India and less polluted ones such as […]

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Hawaii volcano: Lava flow evaporates Hawaii’s largest freshwater lake within hours…

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Drought & Deluge in 2018…

The following report is from climatecentral.org: http://www.climatecentral.org/gallery/maps/drought-deluge-in-2018

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Where Water is Scarce, Communities Turn to Reusing Wastewater…

Recycling wastewater, capturing stormwater, and recharging aquifers, just a few ways that very dry places harshly affected by drinking water stortages are attempting to deal with the issue… Read about what California and Australia are doing in this report from Yale Environment 360: https://e360.yale.edu/features/instead-of-more-dams-communities-turn-to-reusing-wastewater

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Atlantic Ocean Circulation at weakest point in 1,600 years…

Summary:  New research provides evidence that a key cog in the global ocean circulation system hasn’t been running at peak strength since the mid-1800s and is currently at its weakest point in the past 1,600 years. If the system continues to weaken, it could disrupt weather patterns from the United States and Europe to the […]

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California’s Spreading Wildfires: What Are Katabatic Winds?…

Source (livescience.com): California’s Spreading Wildfires: What Are Katabatic Winds?

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Humans still evolving, large-scale study of genetic data shows…

Summary:  In a study analyzing the genomes of 210,000 people in the United States and Britain, researchers have found that the genetic variants linked to Alzheimer’s disease and heavy smoking are less frequent in people with longer lifespans, suggesting that natural selection is weeding out these unfavorable variants in both populations… Read about it here […]

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How sun, salt and glass could help solve our energy needs… 

“It looks like a set from a sci-fi epic, but this solar plant in the scorching Nevada desert has a far more practical purpose…” Read the article at theguardian.com : How sun, salt and glass could help solve our energy needs… 

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The glacier born of fire…

from BBC travel : The infamous 1980 eruption of Washington’s Mt St Helens killed 57 people, devastated the landscape – and created one of the youngest and healthiest glaciers on the planet… See article here: The glacier born of fire… article from:

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