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Green Solution In Fight Against Greenhouse Gases
2012-09-24 04:53:29

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers are working on safer, more cost-effective carbon capture technology that could help overcome some of the obstacles currently facing projects designed to help reduce greenhouse gases and combat global climate changes, according to several recently published news reports. On Sunday, Reuters reporter Chris Wickham detailed a new material constructed from aluminum nitrate salt, inexpensive organic materials, and water...

Coastal Habitats Must Be Saved From Destruction
2012-09-07 10:40:16

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study, led by Duke University, estimates that destruction of coastal habitats may release as much as 1 billion tons of carbon into the atmosphere each year, which is about 10 times higher than previously reported. The analysis provides the most comprehensive estimate of global carbon emissions from the loss of these coastal habitats to date: 0.15 to 1.2 billion tons. The study, published online in PLOS ONE, suggest there is a...

2012-08-31 12:09:43

In a surprising finding, North Carolina State University researchers have shown that certain underground organisms thought to promote chemical interactions that make the soil a carbon sink actually play a more complex, dual role when atmospheric carbon levels rise. In a paper published in the Aug. 31 edition of Science, North Carolina State University researchers show that important and common soil microscopic organisms, arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF), play a role in sequestering...

Could The Carbon Rush Harm Wildlife?
2012-08-16 08:26:49

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Australian environmentalists are warning that the rush to plant trees to offset carbon emissions could have a harmful impact on the environment without careful management. A poorly planned plantation boom could result in needless land clearing, add to invasive species and damage the natural ecological processes. “It´s what we term ℠bio-perversity´, meaning that something which is done for the right...

Southern Ocean Mechanism Sequesters Carbon Emissions
2012-07-30 15:01:44

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Using a fleet of robotic floats, a team of British and Australian scientists have uncovered the mechanism in the Southern Ocean that sequesters around 40 percent of the world´s carbon emissions. A report on the team´s research, which was published this week in Nature Geoscience, showed that “mixed-layer depth, ocean currents, wind and eddies” create plunging currents that draw atmospheric carbon deep into the...

Persistent Drought Of 2000-04 Worst Drought In 800 Years
2012-07-30 07:41:25

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Western North America was plagued by a seemingly unending drought from 2000 to 2004 that left forests parched, riverbeds dry and, according to scientists, was the strongest such drought in 800 years, and could be a sign of a new “normal” standard for decades to come. The climatic extremes, which are linked to global warming, as bad as they have been, may be seen as the good old days, say a team of researchers, who...

Removing Carbon Dioxide From Air Important In Warmer World
2012-07-25 14:13:10

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Although their development and implementation can be costly, techniques to remove and store carbon dioxide from the atmosphere may become increasingly important as the planet potentially shifts into permanently warmer state, according to a paper about to be published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Economic and political costs often hamper the development of techniques that could potentially lower the...


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conjunto
  • A style of popular dance music originating along the border between Texas and Mexico, characterized by the use of accordion, drums, and 12-string bass guitar and traditionally based on polka, waltz, and bolero rhythms.
The word 'conjunto' comes through Spanish, from Latin coniūnctus, past participle of coniungere, to join together; see conjoin