Wednesday 01 February 2012
Gambia: Media Training on Climate Change EndsAllAfrica.com | 01 Feb 2012
[Daily Observer] A three-day training workshop for media practitioners on climate change was concluded last Wednesday at the Tendaba Camp in the Lower River Region (LRR).
Tanzania: Norwegian Envoy Upbeat on UN Redd Payments in Post Kyoto EraAllAfrica.com | 01 Feb 2012
[Daily News] PAYMENTS to communities which conserve their forests to help mitigate effects of global warming will become real next year when Kyoto Protocol expires and United Nations members agree on adopting Reduction of Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD) initiative.
Are jellyfish increasing in world's oceans?ScienceDaily.com | 01 Feb 2012
A global study has questioned claims that jellyfish are increasing worldwide. Blooms, or proliferation, of jellyfish have shown a substantial, visible impact on coastal populations -- clogged nets for fishermen, stinging waters for tourists, even choked intake lines for power plants -- and recent...
Tropical cyclones to cause greater damage, researchers predictScienceDaily.com | 01 Feb 2012
Tropical cyclones will cause $109 billion in damages by 2100, according to researchers in a new paper. That figure represents an increased vulnerability from population and especially economic growth, as well as the effects of climate change. Greater vulnerability to cyclones is expected to increase global tropical damage to $56 billion by 2100 -- double the current damage -- from the current rate of $26 billion per year if the present climate remains stable.
First plants caused ice ages, new research revealsScienceDaily.com | 01 Feb 2012
New research reveals how the arrival of the first plants 470 million years ago triggered a series of ice ages. The research reveals the effects that the first land plants had on the climate during the Ordovician Period, which ended 444 million years ago. During this period the climate gradually cooled, leading to a series of 'ice ages.' This global cooling was caused by a dramatic reduction in atmospheric carbon, which this research now suggests was triggered by the arrival of plants.
What Will it Take to Bring EVs to the Mass Market?ClimateBiz | 01 Feb 2012
By all accounts, the electric vehicle industry appears to be a market on the brink of mainstream adoption, yet they're still falling short of expectations. What's the missing element?
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