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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...

Landsat Sets Standard For Maps Of World's Forests
2012-06-20 03:56:28

[ Watch the Video ] NASA's Earth-observing fleet of satellites provides a worldwide and unbiased view with standardized scientific data -- information crucial for tracking the health of the world's forests. Countries like Brazil are using data from NASA satellites to track and measure their forests in advance of a United Nations effort to reduce climate change by providing "carbon credits" for protected land. The concept is known as REDD+, which stands for Reducing Emissions from...


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holluschickie
  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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