Showing posts with label study. Show all posts
Showing posts with label study. Show all posts

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Sea levels rising faster than thought

Australian researchers have discover that sea levels are rising faster than previously thought due to incorrect data, a latest study showed.

Monday, May 04, 2015

Climate Change Speeds Extinctions

If increases in greenhouse gases stay on pace, species will go extinct at an ever-increasing rate, according to a study published last week (May 1) in Science. In the worst-case scenario, global warming will contribute to wiping out one of every six species.

Friday, May 01, 2015

One in three Europeans potentially exposed to asbestos, new UN study shows

UN, 30 April 2015 – A high-level meeting on environment and health in Europe today appealed urgently to all European countries to eliminate asbestos-related diseases, as a new United Nations report showed that one third of the 900 million people living in the region are potentially exposed to asbestos at work and in the environment.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Air pollution in Europe costs $1.6 trillion a year in deaths and diseases, UN study shows

UN, 28 April 2015 – The United Nations health agency reported today in first-of-its-kind study that air pollution across Europe is costing “a staggering” $1.6 trillion a year in deaths and diseases, which amounts to nearly one tenth of the region’s gross domestic product.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Sea level rise quickens more than thought in threat to coasts

Sea level rise in the past two decades has accelerated faster than previously thought in a sign of climate change threatening coasts from Florida to Bangladesh, a study said today.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Russian divers plan to reach 100-meter depth in Antarctica

An expedition to the Antarctica started out in Russia on Thursday with divers from the Republic of Tatarstan who plan to dive to a 100-meter depth near the Antarctic coast.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Ice Loss from Antarctic Glacier Unstoppable

A large portion of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet is melting rapidly, and appears to be in an irreversible state of decline. That assessment, from a new study by researchers at NASA and the University of California, Irvine, finds that there is nothing to stop the glaciers in the area from melting into the sea.

Glaciologist and lead author Eric Rignot told a news conference Monday that the melting will be a major contributor to sea level rises in the decades and centuries to come.

Monday, April 07, 2014

Bee health: what is the EU doing? -Questions & Answers

European Commission, MEMO, Brussels, 7 April 2014:
1. What has the European Commission done for better bee health?
The Commission contributes to bee health on many areas:
On the veterinary side, the Commission: created an EU Reference Laboratory for bee health in 2011; co-financed voluntary surveillance studies to estimate the extent of bee mortalities since 2012; trained hundreds of national veterinary officials in bee health under the Better Training for Safer Food initiative since 2010, and ran research projects to deal with honeybee health.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Securing crop biodiversity is key to feeding world’s growing population – UN study


30 January 2014 – Seeking to ensure that the world can feed a fast growing population, expected to exceed 9 billion by 2050, the United Nations today published voluntary international standards to improve conservation of the crops that are crucial to food security by preserving biodiversity in gene banks and in the field.
“As the world’s population grows and continues to face a wide range of climate, environmental and other challenges, maintaining a healthy variety of seeds and other plant genetic resources for the benefit of people in all countries will be essential to keeping agricultural and food systems sustainable and resilient, generation after generation,” UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Assistant Director-General Ren Wang said.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

New oil, gas discoveries off Lebanon coast. -New studies conducted in the field revealed large quantities of oil and gas

BEIRUT: Discoveries of oil and gas have been made off the coast of Beirut and Mount Lebanon, caretaker Energy Minister Gebran Bassil said in remarks published Saturday.

“There is a recent discovery of abundant quantities of oil and gas in the maritime zone off the coasts of Mount Lebanon and Beirut that extend at their northern and southern rims,” he told Al-Akhbar daily.

Bassil said that the new oil discovery was “scientific proof of the variety of our oil and gas resources.”
The minster also said that new studies conducted in the field revealed large quantities of oil and gas in both areas “that we need to know how to invest properly.”

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

China deep sea exploration vessel sets sail

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China’s most advanced deep sea exploration vessel, the "Ocean 6" has set sail for the Pacific Ocean. 

96 scientists will be on board, the biggest number of personnel ever for such a mission. 

On its 160 day voyage, the vessel will reach destinations such as Guam and Hawaii. It will explore mineral resources in the seabed and will also conduct geographic and sea biology studies. 

"Ocean 6" was designed and manufactured in China. Compared to other vessels of its kind, "Ocean 6" is bigger, safer, and provides a more comfortable living environment for the research team.

Friday, February 01, 2013

Are human-caused and natural global warming different? Study says yes.

 Human-triggered climate warming appears to leave a unique fingerprint on global rainfall rates compared with natural warming, according to a new study.
While rainfall rates increase whether the long-term warming trend is natural or not, the rate of increase appears to be higher during natural warming trends.
The result might help resolve a long-standing discrepancy between changes in rainfall projected in global climate models and changes projected by studying the historical record, researchers say............... 
Are human-caused and natural global warming different? Study says yes.

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