ocean acidification Articles

  • To build a sustainable world, academics need to tear down the Ivory Tower

    Avoiding societal collapse means building bridges between science and the rest of the world. Until recently, Earth was so big compared with humanity’s impacts that its resources seemed limitless. But that is no longer the case. Thanks to rapid growth in both human population and per capita consumption, we are now on the edge of irrevocable damage to our planetary life ...


    By Ensia

  • When green is blue

    My colleagues and I have just worked out how much carbon there is in the world’s mangrove forests, give or take a bit. And we mapped it. And here’s why these findings are tremendously important. They quantify what some of us in marine conservation have been saying for a decade or more: ...


    By Wetlands International

  • 7 promising signs we’re moving toward a more sustainable world

    From enhancing transparency to taking lessons from catastrophe, people are working hard every day to pull our planet back from the brink. Every day, news headlines and science reports reflect a world increasingly impacted by unsustainable trends and catastrophic climate events. Oceans are becoming more acidic, with ...


    By Ensia

  • Why geoengineering can be only part of the climate solution

    Climate change is not a technological problem, so a technological fix is not enough. The failure of the Kyoto Protocol and the underlying process of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) has led to substantial interest in geoengineering technologies, under the usual (and not entirely irrational) view that if policy can’t work, perhaps technology ...


    By Ensia

  • Your guide to science and technology at Rio+20

    How will science and technology fare at the Rio+20 summit? Aisling Irwin looks at scientists' demands and assesses their chances. Is this the last chance for scientists to save the planet? The UN Conference on Sustainable Development — Rio+20 — enters its final phase of negotiations next week at a summit to be attended by more than 130 heads of state. At stake ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Joint action on climate change: Facts and figures

    Ilan Kelman examines the history, overlaps and conflicts between climate change, development and disasters. By the end of 2015, three global policy processes will have set the stage for how the world responds to major challenges facing humanity in the years to come. A voluntary agreement to tackle disasters was reached in ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • The Rationale for Accelerating Regionally Focused Climate Intervention Research

    Abstract Ten years ago, Paul Crutzen asked whether the time had come to consider undertaking research into intentionally intervening in the climate system so that it might be considered a policy option comparable to reducing emissions for limiting human-induced climate change. Crutzen’s article pointed out how little progress had been made in reducing emissions and suggested that ...


    By Climate Institute

  • From yeast, researchers learn how populations collapse

    Findings could help fishery and wildlife managers monitor their stocks before disaster strikes. Written by Anne Trafton, MIT News Office.You can read the original new in MIT NewsIn the early 1990s, overfishing led to the collapse of one of the most bountiful cod fisheries ...

  • The Pacific Coast Climate Agreement: West Coast Progress

    At the end of October, Christy Clark, BC’s Premier, signed a high profile agreement with the Governors of Washington, Oregon and California in which the four leaders make a strong and clear commitment to lead national and international policy on climate change. (1) What’s in the Small Print? So what was in the agreement? They affirm their “shared vision of ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Becoming a Zero Emissions Brewery

    Diverting 600 tons annually from landfills turn hops, grains, pallets, cardboard, glass, office paper and shrink wrap into major savings — and great beer! ALMOST AS FAMOUS for reducing its waste as for making great beer, Mad River Brewing Company of Blue Lake, California is renowned for its Steelhead and Jamaica ales as well as its ten Waste Reduction Awareness Program (WRAP) awards ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • FTIR gas analyzer supports carbon capture research - Case study

    The development of carbon capture and storage (CCS) technologies relies on the accurate measurement of carbon dioxide (CO2) in addition to a wide array of other gases because it is vitally important that the process does not impact upon the emissions of other greenhouse gases and potential pollutants. An advanced FTIR multiparameter gas analyser from Gasmet Technologies is therefore being ...


    By Gasmet Technologies Oy

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