Thursday 09 February 2012
Billions of tons of water lost from world's glaciers, satellite revealsThe Independent | 09 Feb 2012
The total volume of water that has melted from all of the world's polar ice sheets, ice caps and mountain glaciers over the past decade would repeatedly fill Britain's largest lake, Windemere, more than 13,000 times, according to one of the most comprehensive studies of the Earth's frozen "cryosphere".
Beijing to cut air pollution by 15 percent by 2015Reuters | 09 Feb 2012
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's heavily polluted capital, Beijing, plans to reduce air pollution levels by 15 percent by 2015 and 30 percent by 2020 through phasing out old cars, relocating factories and planting new forests, state media said on Thursday.
Africa: Climate Conversations - Green Development Is a Slippery FishAllAfrica.com | 09 Feb 2012
[AlertNet] The paradigm shift towards sustainable development envisaged in the historic Agenda 21 adopted at the first Rio conference in 1992 and confirmed in the 2002 Johannesburg Plan of Implementation is missing in the "zero draft outcome document" for June's U.N. Conference on Sustainable Development, popularly known as the Rio+20 summit.
South Africa: Become a Trees for Zambia Ambassador - GreenpopAllAfrica.com | 09 Feb 2012
[Biz-Community] Greenpop has launched a fundraising initiative in order to raise the trees it plans to plant in Zambia this July. Those who participate qualify for a competition that will allow the person who sells the most trees travel to Zambia with Greenpop, for free.
Ocean warming causes elephant seals to dive deeperScienceDaily.com | 09 Feb 2012
Global warming is having an effect on the dive behavior and search for food of southern elephant seals. Researchers have discovered that the seals dive deeper for food when in warmer water. The scientists attribute this behavior to the migration of prey to greater depths and now wish to check this theory using a new sensor which registers the feeding of the animals below water.
Global sea level rise: NASA mission takes stock of Earth's melting land iceScienceDaily.com | 09 Feb 2012
In the first comprehensive satellite study of its kind, researchers have used NASA data to calculate how much Earth's melting land ice is adding to global sea level rise. Using satellite measurements from the NASA/German Aerospace Center Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE), the...
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