Friday 04 May 2012
Scientists core into California's Clear Lake to explore past climate changeScienceDaily.com | 04 May 2012
One of the oldest lakes in the world, Clear Lake in northern California has deep sediments that contain a record of the climate and local plants and animals going back perhaps 500,000 years. Scientists are drilling cores from the sediments to explore 130,000 years of this history and fine-tune models for predicting the fate of today's flora and fauna in the face of global warming and pressure from a growing human population.
Stalagmite research suggests Earth has two modes of responding to changeScienceDaily.com | 04 May 2012
By analyzing stalagmites, a team of researchers has determined that the climate signature in the tropics through four glacial cycles looks different in some ways and similar in others when compared to the climate signature at high latitudes. The results suggest that Earth's climate system might have two modes of responding to significant changes.
Kenya: Villagers Grow Their Way Out of Food AidAllAfrica.com | 04 May 2012
[AlertNet] Yatta - In the remote east Kenyan village of Makutano, Jane Mutinda Maingi is feeding maize to her Friesian dairy cow, bought just a week ago with proceeds from selling produce grown on her one-hectare plot.
Africa: Tropical Countries Struggle to Engage With Redd+AllAfrica.com | 04 May 2012
[SciDev.Net] Most tropical developing countries are struggling to monitor and report their greenhouse gas emissions from forest loss, and will need international support to implement the UN REDD+ scheme, according to a study.
Africa: Playing Games to Save the PlanetAllAfrica.com | 04 May 2012
[Worldwatch Institute] The Millennium Institute, the Biovision Foundation, and the game company, CodeSustainable, have collaborated to develop a computer game called Game Change Rio. In preparation for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development, or Rio+20 in June, this game hopes to educate players about sustainability issues and help shape new policy options for sustainable and equitable development.
Africa: Supporting Canada's Coasts Can Benefit Climate and EconomyAllAfrica.com | 04 May 2012
[UNEP] Montreal/Nairobi - Reversing the degradation of coastal ecosystems in Canada and elsewhere can play an important role in tackling climate change, while bringing additional benefits to biodiversity and the economies of coastal communities.
Helping to better manage the world's oceansfeedproxy.google.com | 04 May 2012
This brief published by The World Bank presents the sectoral results for sustainable ocean ecosystem management and the Bank's role in the creation of ...
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