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NASA Map Sees Earth's Trees in a New Light

NASA Map Sees Earth's Trees in a New Light

Global map of forest height produced from NASA's ICESAT/GLAS, MODIS and TRMM sensors. The map will advance our understanding of Earth's forest habitats and their role in Earth's carbon cycle. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech › Full image and caption PASADEN...

A Way to Protect Our Oceans (TED Talk)

 Joining the world's leading thinkers and doers at TED, the founder of the nonprofit ocean organization the TerraMar Project, talks about why the ocean is the most valuable resource on the planet and how to protect it. 

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Carbon cycle

Carbon cycle

The carbon cycle is the biogeochemical cycle by wh...

Oxygen cycle

Oxygen cycle

The oxygen cycle is the biogeochemical cycle that ...

NASA Map Sees Earth's Trees in a New Light

NASA Map Sees Earth'…

Global map of forest height produced from NASA's I...

Liquid Metal Battery -  Donald Sadoway and David Bradwell

Liquid Metal Battery…

Liquid Metal Battery Dr Donald Sadoway This is ...

How dependent are we on foreign oil?

How dependent are we…

The United States relied on net imports (imports m...

What is shale gas and why is it important?

What is shale gas an…

Natural gas is cleaner-burning than coal or oil. T...

Building a Future with Farmers: Lindsey Lusher Shute

Building a Future wi…

Building a Future with Farmers: Lindsey Lusher Shu...

What is the role of hydroelectric power in the United States?

What is the role of …

The importance of hydropower as a source of electr...

NASA Finds Polar Ice Adding More to Rising Seas

NASA Finds Polar Ice…

Store Glacier, West Greenland. A new NASA funded s...

NASA Study Sheds Light on Ozone Hole Chemistry

NASA Study Sheds Lig…

Map of chlorine monoxide, the primary agent of ozo...

Unprecedented Arctic Ozone Loss in 2011

Unprecedented Arctic…

The Microwave Limb Sounder (MLS) instrument on N...

NASA Satellite Survey Reveals Dramatic Arctic Sea Ice Thinning

NASA Satellite Surve…

ICESat measurements of the distribution of winter ...

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NASA Helps Pinpoint Glaciers' Role in Sea Level Rise

Global Warming

NASA Helps Pinpoint Glaciers' Role in Sea Level Rise

The Aletschglacier in Switzerland is the largest valley glacier in the Alps. Its volume loss since the middle of the 19th century is well visible from the trimlines to the right of the image. Credit: Frank Paul, University of Zurich › Larger image PASADENA, Calif. - A new study of glaciers worldwid...

DENR launches new code of practice to curb carbon footprint

Kalikasan

DENR launches new code of practice to curb carbon footprint

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) launched on Friday a new code of good practice for the refrigeration and air conditioning industry after the phase-out of chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and some other ozone-depleting substances (ODS). Condenser Units atop tha onr of the buildi...

DENR okays groundwork for Cagayan de Oro River Basin master plan

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DENR okays groundwork for Cagayan de Oro River Basin master plan

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has given the go signal to begin the groundwork for an integrated master plan to rehabilitate the 137,418-hectare Cagayan de Oro River Basin in order to reduce the impact of natural disasters. Cagayan de Oro, Northern Mindanao, Philippines ...

Carbon emissions are 'too high' to curb climate change

Climate Change

Carbon emissions are 'too high' to curb climate change

It is increasingly unlikely that global warming will be kept below an increase of 2C (3.6F) above pre-industrial levels, a study suggests. Data show that global CO2 emissions in 2012 hit 35.6bn tonnes, a 2.6% increase from 2011 and 58% above 1990 levels. The researchers say that emissions are the ...

Century-Old Science Helps Confirm Global Warming

Global Warming

Century-Old Science Helps Confirm Global Warming

Drawing of the HMS Challenger survey vessel preparing to measure ocean temperatures by lowering thermometers deep into the ocean on ropes in 1872. A new NASA and University of Tasmania study combined the ship's 135-plus-year-old measurements of ocean temperatures with modern observations to get a pi...

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Water–Efficient Showerheads

Water–Efficient Showerheads

WaterSense Products

Showering is one of the leading ways we use water in the home, accounting for nearly 17 percent of residential indoor water use – for the average family, that adds up to nearly 40 gallons per day. That’s nearly 1.2 trillion gallons of water used in...

Managing the magic of microbes: Jessica Green

Managing the magic of microbes: Jessica Green

Features

"Do you ever wonder why people in urban areas, even those in the plush clean houses of the rich, tend to have maladies like asthma, allergies and all sorts of ailments not common even among the poor living in rural areas, or even in developing countr...

Charlie Price - Aquaponics - Getting More out of Less

Charlie Price - Aquaponics - Getting More out of Less

Innovations

Charlie Price from the social enterprise Aquaponics UK, explores the role aquaponics can play in the future of our collective food supply. He provides an insight into both the applications for aquaponics but more specifically a new approach to urb...

Water–Efficient Faucets and Faucet Accessories

Water–Efficient Faucets and Faucet Accessories

WaterSense Products

Most of us know we can save water if we turn off the tap while brushing our teeth (as much as 3,000 gallons per year!), but did you know that there are products that will help save water when you turn on the tap too? WaterSense labeled faucets and fa...