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Cities release more heat to the atmosphere than the rural vegetated areas around them, but how much influence these urban "heat islands" have on global warming has been a matter of debate.
Our understanding of how clouds form may need to be revised, according to new research published in the journal Nature.
Supercomputer simulations by University of Washington researchers outline the potential risks and benefits of geoengineering.
Volcanic ash from small-scale eruptions and soot resulting from the burning of fossil fuels may be responsible by slowing the rate of global warming up by to 20-percent.
BEACHWOOD, Ohio, June 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Just over a year ago, Tremco Incorporated (Tremco) began a foundation-to-roof renovation of its 40-year-old headquarters into a showcase of sustainability that would achieve LEEDÂ® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold certification from the US Green Building Council's (USGBC).
According to new research, whitening clouds by spraying them with seawater could do more harm than good for climate change.
Recent climate modeling has shown that reducing the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere would give the Earth a wetter climate in the short term.
Geoengineering schemes involving ocean fertilization to affect climate have a low chance of success.
Terraforming -- Terraforming (literally, "Earth-shaping") is the process of modifying a planet, moon or other body to a more habitable atmosphere, temperature or ecology. The term was first used in a science fiction novel, 'Seetee Shock' (1940?) by Jack Williamson, but the actual concept is older than that. An example in fiction is 'First and Last Men' by Olaf Stapledon in which Venus is modified, after a long and destructive war with the original inhabitants, who naturally object to the...
- A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.