Scientists believe that by the end of this year, the level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, a new record. There is no indication that humanity worried about their future and come to his senses.The chances that global warming be kept at the level of two degrees from pre-industrial levels, rapidly melting. According to surveys of international research groups, carbon dioxide emissions in the current year will amount to 35.6 billion tons, which is 2.6% higher than in 2011 and 58% - in 1990.
The average emissions grew in 1980 by 1.9% a year in 1990 - by 1.0%, and in 2000 - as much as 3.1%. Read more [...]
In the World Ocean water deposited tons of iron from the ship's smoke, fertilizing phytoplankton and theoretically allowing it to pump out of the atmosphere more carbon dioxide.In the North Pacific is a large-scale geoengineering project. You did not know? Yes, no one knew!
Nobody planned annual discharge into the water about a thousand tons of iron on the area of 6,000,000 km ², but that is what is happening there.
The main routes of world shipping (image The Royal Society).
One of the most well-known geo-engineering solutions to the problem of global warming is to fertilize the water Read more [...]
Another study on the relationship between air pollution and autism showed that the Children exposed to particulate matter, this disease can strike twice as often.
"We do not want to say that air pollution causes autism - for some reason stipulated lead author Heather Volk of the University of Southern California (USA). - The point is that this is one of the factors of autism - a complex, multifactorial disorder. "
Can not breathe! (Photo by Kjell Steiro.)
In the hands of the investigator got about 500 children in California. Autism was diagnosed in about half of them. Finding out Read more [...]
According to the press service of the National Park, this foam is not dangerous or harmful to the environment. According to the head of the laboratory of marine ecology Atlantic Branch of the Institute of Oceanology of the candidate biological sciences Elena Ezhova, the foam on the water - a sign of the presence of large amounts of dissolved organic matter. Source of organic bloom of blue-green algae and their decomposition. However, except for inorganic forms a set of organic compounds, colloidal particles, and whole cell fragments, which together are usually called 'dissolved organic Read more [...]
In this documentary Leonardo DiCaprio is going to talk about the dangers of global warming and how to rehabilitate the planet's ecosystems. It's about sustainable development programs and support biological diversity, the development of new technologies recycling.
It turned out it was not just the smog. Chinese Academy of Sciences reports that the air high in suspended solids, which blanketed Beijing in January, was also filled with a lot of toxic organic chemicals. They are called photo-oxidants. And if the research results are confirmed, this means that the air over the capital of China is more deadly than previously thought. [Professor Li Xinsheng, University. Sun Yat-sen] "Nitrogen compounds found in smog, usually represent nitrogen dioxide. She, as well as sulfur dioxide, usually accumulate because of the exhaust gases. If the weather Read more [...]
Environmentalists from the Inter-regional community center "for the safety of Russian Roads" was carried on the analysis of the Department of Soil Science staff what what in the fight against snow and ice communal strew the streets of Moscow. Protovolednymi these reagents were not to be used halite and STDs.Environmentalists have borrowed the substance of the workers of housing in Moscow, which he scattered on the streets of the Central District of Moscow in the period between 9 and 20 January 2013. Probably continue to do so now. And not only in the Central District.
"Driving" Read more [...]
Salt River, which flows to the Donbass, bought a blood-red color. Local people believe that this is the work of some of the industrial giants, located near the town of Selidove.
About a month ago, the water in the river, which flows in the small town of Donbass is highlighted in red. In this case, the fish and the rest of its inhabitants were killed. The townspeople believe that the cause of this environmental anomalies are nearby mines. However, the management of the enterprises said that the mines do not work, and discharges into the river do not make.
Among the residents Selidovo panic reigns, Read more [...]