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This black hole spins at nearly the speed of light

This black hole spins at nearly the speed of light | Earth and Climate, Science and Math | Scoop.it
For the first time ever, scientists say they have conclusively measured the rate at which a supermassive black hole spins. And like all things related to black holes, the results are predictably...
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Climate Change May Dry Up Important U.S. Reservoirs | The Energy Collective

Climate Change May Dry Up Important U.S. Reservoirs | The Energy Collective | Earth and Climate, Science and Math | Scoop.it
As climate change makes the regions of the West, Southwest, and Great Plains warmer and drier, water demand will continue to increase, and the combined effect will place an ever greater burden on the country’s fresh water supplies.
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Good news about climate change? Evolving technology could make cleaning the air more profitable than fouling it

Good news about climate change? Evolving technology could make cleaning the air more profitable than fouling it | Earth and Climate, Science and Math | Scoop.it
In the wake of the hottest and driest summer in memory throughout much of North America, and Super-storm Sandy that flooded cities and ravaged large swaths of the Mid-Atlantic coast, many now recognize that the climate change isn’t just real, but...
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Plankton Pumping Iron May Impact Climate - LiveScience.com

Plankton Pumping Iron May Impact Climate - LiveScience.com | Earth and Climate, Science and Math | Scoop.it
Plankton Pumping Iron May Impact Climate
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Plankton Pumping Iron May Impact Climate. Cat Wolner, National Science Foundation. Date: 13 February ...
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Siberian Caves Reveal Advancing Permafrost Thaw: Scientific American

Siberian Caves Reveal Advancing Permafrost Thaw: Scientific American | Earth and Climate, Science and Math | Scoop.it
Melting of significant portions of Arctic permafrost could accelerate climate change into a catastrophe
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Chinese Air Quality is So Bad, Traffic Police Ordered to Wear Anti-Smog Nasal Filters

Chinese Air Quality is So Bad, Traffic Police Ordered to Wear Anti-Smog Nasal Filters | Earth and Climate, Science and Math | Scoop.it
Shanghai's traffic police department has distributed nasal smog filters to more than 200 officers to protect against skyrocketing pollution.
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China needs major help getting its smog problem under control. I think a worldwide conference of the leading minds in this area need to work on this soon. Its effect will reach beyond China, most assuredly, if allowed to continue.

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Greenland ice SIMPLY WOULD NOT MELT in baking +8°C era 120k years ago • The Register

Greenland ice SIMPLY WOULD NOT MELT in baking +8°C era 120k years ago • The Register | Earth and Climate, Science and Math | Scoop.it
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interesting scientific debate about melting ice sheet. there's data to back up both sides, i bet.

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Warming climate to lift humidity, heat stress: US report

Warming climate to lift humidity, heat stress: US report | Earth and Climate, Science and Math | Scoop.it
Earth's increasingly hot, wet climate has cut the amount of work people can do in the worst heat by about 10 per cent in the past six decades, and that loss in labor capacity could double by mid-century, US government scientists say.
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US protesters urge Obama to act on global warming

US protesters urge Obama to act on global warming | Earth and Climate, Science and Math | Scoop.it
Washington (AFP) Feb 17, 2013 - Tens of thousands of protesters gathered in Washington Sunday to generate pressure on President Barack Obama to take concrete measures to fight global warming.

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Major methane release is almost inevitable - environment - 21 February 2013 - New Scientist

Major methane release is almost inevitable - environment - 21 February 2013 - New Scientist | Earth and Climate, Science and Math | Scoop.it
A global temperature rise of just 1.5 °C destroyed much of Siberia's permafrost, suggesting that large-scale melting is just around the corner (RT @newscientist: Major methane release nearly inevitable - a few tenths of a degree more warming, and ...
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