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Climate - Water - Ecology - People and Sustainability post Rio+20
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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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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Industrial air pollution has high economic cost

Industrial air pollution has high economic cost | Climate - Water - Ecology - People and Sustainability post Rio+20 | Scoop.it
Air pollution from Europe's largest industrial facilities cost society at least €59 billion, and possibly as much as €189 billion in 2012, according to an assessment published today by the European Environment Agency (EEA).
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Carbon dioxide accumulates as seas and forests struggle to absorb

Carbon dioxide accumulates as seas and forests struggle to absorb | Climate - Water - Ecology - People and Sustainability post Rio+20 | Scoop.it
Carbon dioxide is being accumulated in the atmosphere at the fastest rate since records began, as scientists warn that the oceans and forests may have absorbed so much CO2 that their crucial function as “carbon sinks” is now severely threatened.
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Large changes in carbon storage under different land-use regimes in subtropical seasonally dry forests of southern South America

Large changes in carbon storage under different land-use regimes in subtropical seasonally dry forests of southern South America | Climate - Water - Ecology - People and Sustainability post Rio+20 | Scoop.it
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Another example of deforestation reducing the carbon assimilation.

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Biota - Biodiversidade e Ciclagem de Nutrientes (Parte 1)

Biota: Ciclo de Conferências - 2014 Biodiversidade e Ciclagem de Nutrientes (http://www.fapesp.br/eventos/biota_nutrientes) No campo das relações entre biodi...
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Finding plants that eat metals: The story behind this important new discovery

Finding plants that eat metals: The story behind this important new discovery | Climate - Water - Ecology - People and Sustainability post Rio+20 | Scoop.it
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My question is: What do you do with plant that ate all this metal?

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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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Forest degradation in Brazil worries experts

Forest degradation in Brazil worries experts | Climate - Water - Ecology - People and Sustainability post Rio+20 | Scoop.it
Brazil needs to monitor the problem and identify the causes of reduced vegetation cover in biomes in addition to Amazônia, say researchers at an international workshop in Brasília.
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DO you know a major factor of jellyfish bloom? confere this study!

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Conclusion says that for this study, the marine nutrient concentration (Human-driven) provokes increase in jelly fish population.

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How spiders fix their webs?

How spiders fix their webs? | Climate - Water - Ecology - People and Sustainability post Rio+20 | Scoop.it
Understanding the structure and way of construction in spider silk is a challenge taken up by a research team of Kiel University. The scientists examined five different spider species regarding the adhesion and tensile strength of a particular silk they use to fix the main thread to a surface as shown in their new study published in J. R. Society Interface.
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A San Francisco, économiser l’eau n’a jamais été aussi excitant

A San Francisco, économiser l’eau n’a jamais été aussi excitant | Climate - Water - Ecology - People and Sustainability post Rio+20 | Scoop.it

La Californie est une région qui fait face à des périodes de sécheresses de plus en plus intenses et fréquentes. Ces sécheresses ont des conséquences extrêmement négatives dont notamment la diminution des stocks d’eau potable, vitaux à l’agriculture et au train de vie des habitants du Golden State. Pour arriver à économiser l’eau, la ville de San Francisco a lancé une campagne de sensibilisation audacieuse jouant sur des allusions, dirons-nous, assez « olé-olé ».

 


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Disasters Poised to Sweep Away Development Gains — Global Issues

Disasters Poised to Sweep Away Development Gains — Global Issues | Climate - Water - Ecology - People and Sustainability post Rio+20 | Scoop.it
UXBRIDGE, Canada, Jul 22 (IPS) - Ending extreme poverty and hunger will be impossible on a rapidly overheating planet plagued by punishing droughts, catastrophic floods and ever wilder weather, said climate activists involved in talks to set the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
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The nine planetary boundaries

The nine planetary boundaries | Climate - Water - Ecology - People and Sustainability post Rio+20 | Scoop.it
Advances the understanding of complex social-ecological systems with new insights into ecosystem management practices and long-term sustainability
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Une plante anti-pollution pour décontaminer les sols intoxiqués par les métaux lourds aux Philippines

Une plante anti-pollution pour décontaminer les sols intoxiqués par les métaux lourds aux Philippines | Climate - Water - Ecology - People and Sustainability post Rio+20 | Scoop.it
Les scientifiques de l’université de Los Banos dans la province de Laguna ont peut-être découvert la solution pour décontaminer les sols intoxiqués par les métaux lourds.
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Ma question du coup: vous en faites quoi de la plante avec tous les métaux lourds qu'elle contient?

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