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Antarctica melting faster than expected

February 28th, 2009

By Marice Richter
Green Right Now

Scientists have new evidence of global warming and the perils it poses to millions of people around the world.

A study released this week by International Polar Year 2007-2008 reports that glaciers in Antarctica are melting faster than expected and the thaw is occurring in a much larger area than originally believed.

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Melting permafrost will release more carbon

September 26th, 2008

By John DeFore

We’re already used to worrying about at least one set of issues when it comes to melting caused by global warming: that water entering oceans from disintegrating arctic ice may cause sea levels to rise worldwide.

Now scientists suggest that another sort of melting could not only be caused by climate change, but could in itself accelerate it. At issue is not polar icecaps but permafrost, the frozen ground found in the far north.

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The carbon competition: US and China both take black

August 8th, 2008

By Barbara Kessler In the race for top carbon emissions polluter, the United States is still Number One, but China is sprinting forward and could soon edge into the lead. The current Olympics host nation accounted for a “staggering 57 percent of the growth of emissions” worldwide this century, and will likely surpass the U.S. [...]

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Typhoons are Nature’s Way to Control Carbon

July 28th, 2008

By John DeFore Here’s a mad-scientist fantasy for those who favor controlling carbon as part of the solution to climate change: Learn to love typhoons (well, one aspect of them). But researchers from Ohio State University have made discoveries about those storms that, as a university report puts it, “could help scientists make better estimates of how [...]

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CEOs Envision A Green Industrial Revolution And Urge G8 Leaders To Endorse Carbon Cuts

June 24th, 2008

By Barbara Kessler Chief Executive Officers concerned about climate change – including the chiefs of Royal Dutch Shell, Alcoa, BP, British Airways, Deutsche Bank, Tokyo Electric Power, Duke Energy, Citi, Airbus SAS, France Electric, DuPont and Nike – have issued a statement to the G-8 national leaders urging them to support a “new international climate [...]

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