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Rio+20: UN Conference on Sustainable Development kicks off with call to action

Rio+20: UN Conference on Sustainable Development kicks off with call to action | Climate - Water - Ecology - People and Sustainability post Rio+20 | Scoop.it
More than 100 Heads of State and government today gathered in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, for the start of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), which seeks to shape new policies to promote global prosperity, reduce poverty...
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Rio+20 was held in Rio in 2013, since then this is all what the World today is concerned about: quality of life
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What happened to the lobbyists who tried to reshape the US view of climate change?

What happened to the lobbyists who tried to reshape the US view of climate change? | Climate - Water - Ecology - People and Sustainability post Rio+20 | Scoop.it
In 1998 major fossil fuel companies put $2m behind a plan that would effectively fuel the fires of climate science scepticism among the American public. We reveal where the 12 people behind that plan are now
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Webinar: Global Woodfuel Data Mapping

This webinar showcases the initial results of an Alliance funded research project to develop an innovative woodfuel database and geospatial mapping tool. The...
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This webinar probably initiated this Nature article:

http://www.nature.com/nclimate/journal/v5/n3/full/nclimate2491.html?WT.ec_id=NCLIMATE-201503

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Branson's Carbon War Room Partners With Rocky Mountain Institute To Build Low Carbon Future

Branson's Carbon War Room Partners With Rocky Mountain Institute To Build Low Carbon Future | Climate - Water - Ecology - People and Sustainability post Rio+20 | Scoop.it
VideoRichard Branson's Carbon War Room recently partnered with Rocky Mountain Institute to accelerate a global shift to a low carbon future. Jules Kortenhorst, CEO of Rocky Mountain Institute noted, "The energy revolution is accelerating; the implications for businesses around the world are enormous. Now is the time to be part of [...]
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Introduction to the Water and Energy Challenge

Introduction to the Water and Energy Challenge | Climate - Water - Ecology - People and Sustainability post Rio+20 | Scoop.it
New SBC Energy Institute FactBook "Introduction to the Water and Energy Challenge" highlights the local water-energy equation.
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For Three Billion Years, Microorganisms Were the Only Inhabitants of the Earth

For Three Billion Years, Microorganisms Were the Only Inhabitants of the Earth | Climate - Water - Ecology - People and Sustainability post Rio+20 | Scoop.it
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It takes 3BY for microorganisms to carefully craft our atmospheric environment, and in 50 years we just ruin it... Humans!! O_o

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O passado remoto de um grande rio

Em entrevista concedida à equipe de Pesquisa FAPESP, o geofísico Victor Sacek, do Instituto de Astronomia Geofísica e Ciências Atmosféricas da USP, apresenta...
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Recycling and reusing coal ash in the construction industry

Recycling and reusing coal ash in the construction industry | Climate - Water - Ecology - People and Sustainability post Rio+20 | Scoop.it
The disposal of coal ash is a controversial issue in the US. Using more of its in the manufacture of construction materials is a good solution.
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Poland's shale gas revolution evaporates in face of environmental protests

Poland's shale gas revolution evaporates in face of environmental protests | Climate - Water - Ecology - People and Sustainability post Rio+20 | Scoop.it
Fear and loathing stalk Poland’s shale fields, where a 400-day site occupation stopped a Chevron drill earlier this year
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Countries could leave UN climate body if Paris fails – Todd Stern

Countries could leave UN climate body if Paris fails – Todd Stern | Climate - Water - Ecology - People and Sustainability post Rio+20 | Scoop.it
NEWS: Lead US envoy says future of global climate governance is at stake during climate negotiations in 2015
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The Guardians of the Earth

The Guardians of the Earth | Climate - Water - Ecology - People and Sustainability post Rio+20 | Scoop.it
This is my first LinkedIn post, forgive my lack of professionalism, I will try to learn fast :-).The R&D in Brazil is growing steadily and getting into speed with international level. Recently there was this conference on biodiversity from FAPESP A couple of very interesting talks were held talking about the nitrogen and carbon cycles and how the anthropogenic factor modified it.You can find the Nitrogen Cycle presentation here:Biota - Biodiversidade e Ciclagem de Nitrógeno (Parte 1) The Carbon Cycle presentation is found below. It is actually part of the same video, I just pinpoin
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New warning system enables prediction of extreme rainfall events in the Andes

New warning system enables prediction of extreme rainfall events in the Andes | Climate - Water - Ecology - People and Sustainability post Rio+20 | Scoop.it
Research study conducted by Brazilian and German scientists applied the methodology of complex networks to meteorological data obtained by satellites.
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Sea-level rise scenarios and coastal risk management

The IPCC's global mean sea-level rise scenarios do not necessarily provide the right information for coastal decision-making and risk management.
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Rivers in the Sky? No, it’s not science fiction. - IEAGHG - Carbon Capture and Storage

Rivers in the Sky? No, it’s not science fiction. - IEAGHG - Carbon Capture and Storage | Climate - Water - Ecology - People and Sustainability post Rio+20 | Scoop.it
Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is one of the technologies that has the potential to mitigate the effects of climate change. In simple terms, CO2 can be captured from power stations or other large emission sources, transported via pipelines or ships and injected very deep underground into suitable geological storage formations where it will remain safe and secure and not contribute to global warming and climate change.
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Study identifies mechanisms used by plants to control assimilation of nitrogen

Study identifies mechanisms used by plants to control assimilation of nitrogen | Climate - Water - Ecology - People and Sustainability post Rio+20 | Scoop.it
Discovery by scientists in Brazil and at Edinburgh University could lead to the development of crop varieties that are less dependent on nitrogen-based fertilizers.
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UN Climate Chief: Carbon Bubble Is Now a Reality » EcoWatch

UN Climate Chief: Carbon Bubble Is Now a Reality » EcoWatch | Climate - Water - Ecology - People and Sustainability post Rio+20 | Scoop.it
As oil prices plunge and climate impacts of fossil fuels become more pressing, UN climate chief Christina Figueres warned that investors stand to lose
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Geochemical research enhances climate models

Geochemical research enhances climate models | Climate - Water - Ecology - People and Sustainability post Rio+20 | Scoop.it
Materials collected from caves and lakebeds help us understand past climate change and how natural factors and human intervention combine to determine future climate change.
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Political appointments spur concerns for Amazon

Political appointments spur concerns for Amazon | Climate - Water - Ecology - People and Sustainability post Rio+20 | Scoop.it
Environmentalists worried after Brazilian president picks ministers with ties to agriculture lobby.
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Bacteria help to treat water used by oil refineries

Bacteria help to treat water used by oil refineries | Climate - Water - Ecology - People and Sustainability post Rio+20 | Scoop.it
Microorganisms identified by researchers are able to eliminate toxic contaminants found in industrial wastewater; findings from the study were presented at the Brazil-U.K. Frontiers of Engineering meeting.
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Microorganisms identified by researchers are able to eliminate toxic contaminants found in industrial wastewater; findings from the study were presented at the Brazil-U.K. Frontiers of Engineering meeting

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UN climate change talks: Global warming negotiators can't stand the heat

UN climate change talks: Global warming negotiators can't stand the heat | Climate - Water - Ecology - People and Sustainability post Rio+20 | Scoop.it
Temperatures are rising at the UN's climate change summit in Peru, where delegates complain their overheating venue is harming deliberations
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Sensitivity of climate to cumulative carbon emissions due to compensation of ocean heat and carbon uptake : Nature Geoscience : Nature Publishing Group

Sensitivity of climate to cumulative carbon emissions due to compensation of ocean heat and carbon uptake : Nature Geoscience : Nature Publishing Group | Climate - Water - Ecology - People and Sustainability post Rio+20 | Scoop.it
Transient global warming is nearly proportional to cumulative carbon emissions. A theoretically derived equation shows that this relationship stems from the partially opposing climate effects of oceanic uptake of heat and carbon.
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