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Study Measures Vulnerability Of Earth’s Lungs
2013-02-07 09:46:02

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Because they draw in carbon dioxide and breathe out oxygen, tropical rainforests are often called "the lungs of the planet." However, yearly variations in climate can cause the amount of carbon dioxide absorbed and released by these forests to vary considerably. A new study conducted by a team of scientists from the University of Exeter, the Met Office-Hadley Centre and the Natural Environmental Research Council´s (NERC) Centre...

Work Less, Play More America!
2013-02-06 04:10:01

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Americans could better pull their weight in reducing global climate change by shifting to a Western European work model, according to a new study by the liberal think tank Center for Economic Policy and Research (CEPR). Adopting such a policy - which would involve working fewer hours and enjoying longer vacations - would cut carbon emissions to such an extent that temperature increases would be half their projected amount by 2100,...

2013-01-30 10:24:01

Schemes that aim to regulate greenhouse gas emissions can limit consumers' attempts to reduce their carbon footprints, according to an economist at the University of East Anglia (UEA). Dr Grischa Perino suggests that some recommendations made by government agencies and environmental NGOs about how individuals can reduce GHG emissions are inappropriate in the European Union because of its Emissions Trading System (EU ETS), which caps emissions from certain industries, such as electricity...

Algae Fossils Help Unlock Climate Change Secrets
2013-01-23 10:46:06

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online One of the fastest warming regions on the planet — and the fastest warming part of the Southern Hemisphere — is the western Antarctic Peninsula. This warming has been the subject of scientific debate, especially in light of recent instrumental records of both atmospheric and oceanic warming from the region. Holding an equivalent of 5 meters of global sea level rise locked in ice, the Antarctic ice sheet is becoming...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.