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New York City Looks to a Climate Change Future - What About Others?

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March 5, 2015 - From the perspective of coastal southern Florida it takes little imagination to realize just what is at risk from rising sea levels, a consequence of global warming. The area where my wife, our dog and I are staying lies a little over one meter (3.3 feet) above sea level. Every rainstorm causes roadway flooding in front of our apartment.

New Organizations Emerge to Provide Policy and Strategies for Climate Change Adaptation

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March 3, 2015 - The 21st century is creating a whole new area of expertise and a business opportunity for organizations both private and public focused on mitigating and combating climate change.  Here is a brief overview of a few of these. If you know of others please let me know and I will endeavour to write about the work they are doing in this most important field.

Indonesia - The World's 6th Largest GHG Emitter Faces Coal Energy Challenge

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March 1, 2015 - In 2012 Indonesia's contribution to greenhouse gas (GHG) global emissions amounted to 4.5%. That placed them sixth, well behind the United States, China and Germany.

Mars One May Have 100 Volunteers But....

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February 27, 2015 - A few days away in Jamaica this week and I am feeling the vibe of that island even while sitting down to write about a journey far longer than a hop across the Caribbean from Florida to Montego Bay.

The Next Dietitian You Consult With May Be An Entomologist

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February 21, 2015 - By 2050 with more than 9 billion human mouths to feed let alone countless cattle, pigs, chickens and other meat, it is not surprising that food scientists are turning to the most prolific animals on Earth as a good source for protein. We are not talking about two and four-legged creatures, but those with six - insects.

New Maps Show Progress of Ocean Acidification

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February 20, 2015 - Since the Industrial Revolution began two centuries ago our oceans have absorbed a quarter of the excess carbon dioxide (CO2) humanity has been adding to the atmosphere.

Science, Technology and Islam - The Latest News

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February 19, 2015 - Some of you who are my readers may not know that when I graduated from university my degree was in Islamic Studies and Medieval History. I was very much aware of Islam's contribution to the science of mathematics, astronomy and chemistry during the golden age of the Islamic World, the 8th through the 10th century.

BASF Sees Tenfold Performance Improvement for EV Batteries

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February 19, 2015 - The common battery found in electric vehicles (EVs) these days is lithium-ion.

Was the Solar System Visited by a Rogue Star?

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February 18, 2015 - Some 70,000 years ago a binary star system is believed to have passed within 0.8 light years of our Sun.

The State of Carbon Capture and Sequestration

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February 17, 2015 - The Global Carbon Capture and Sequestration Institute (GCCS) in its most recent report tells us there are approximately a dozen large-scale CCS projects operating around the world. The total amount of captured carbon dioxide (CO2) amounts to less less than 30 million tons per year.

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