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Rate of Ocean Warming Vastly Underestimated: Study

Rate of Ocean Warming Vastly Underestimated: Study | Earth Changes | Scoop.it
The ocean is getting warmer at a rate that far outpaces previous estimates, a new study published Sunday has discovered. Since 1970, the top 700 meters (roughly 2,296 feet) of the ocean have been heating up 24 to 55 percent faster than scientists have been estimating, the report, published in Nature Climate Change, found—a massive miscalculation that was caused by “poor sampling of the Southern Hemisphere, and limitations of the analysis methods.”
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Growing into an Earth change network - The Daily R-r-r-ibbit

Growing into an Earth change network - The Daily R-r-r-ibbit | Earth Changes | Scoop.it

The decade from 1978 to 1988 marked a new level of experience for me, and growth into service within an interdimensional Earth change network. I began to receive clairaudient and clairsentient signals that served to shift my awareness toward incoming interdimensional energy transmissions, and to alert me to possible trouble spots on Earth itself. Dreams and meditations related to work with a network of interdimensional partners, and people on Earth who had a similar calling, continued. On many occasions I was able to correlate these experiences with evidence of earthquakes, eruptions, flooding or other natural events following within 24-48 hours of my inner alert system being activated.

 

In this post, I’ll share some of the key experiences that illustrate this process.

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Earthquakes Still Rocking Iceland’s Barðarbunga | Science Blogs | WIRED

Earthquakes Still Rocking Iceland’s Barðarbunga | Science Blogs | WIRED | Earth Changes | Scoop.it
The latest report from the Icelandic Meteorological Office (IMO) says that over 2,600 earthquakes, most less than magnitude 3, have occurred since the morning of August 16.
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Land, irrigation water, greenhouse gas, and reactive nitrogen burdens of meat, eggs, and dairy production in the United States

Land, irrigation water, greenhouse gas, and reactive nitrogen burdens of meat, eggs, and dairy production in the United States | Earth Changes | Scoop.it

Livestock-based food production is an important and pervasive way humans impact the environment. It causes about one-fifth of global greenhouse gas emissions, and is the key land user and source of water pollution by nutrient overabundance. It also competes with biodiversity, and promotes species extinctions. Empowering consumers to make choices that mitigate some of these impacts through devising and disseminating numerically sound information is thus a key socioenvironmental priority. Unfortunately, currently available knowledge is incomplete and hampered by reliance on divergent methodologies that afford no general comparison of relative impacts of animal-based products. To overcome these hurdles, we introduce a methodology that facilitates such a comparison. We show that minimizing beef consumption mitigates the environmental costs of diet most effectively.

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USGS: Recent Chilean Earthquakes Signal Potential for Similar Future Events (8/13/2014)

USGS: Recent Chilean Earthquakes Signal Potential for Similar Future Events (8/13/2014) | Earth Changes | Scoop.it
Despite the magnitude 8.2 earthquake that hit northern Chile in April 2014, the plate boundary in that region is still capable of hosting shocks of the same size or even greater in the near future, according to new research presented in Nature. 
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New England’s Cod in Crisis

New England’s Cod in Crisis | Earth Changes | Scoop.it

The already bad news about Atlantic cod in New England just got worse. Scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Fisheries Service have found that the cod population in the Gulf of Maine is at an all-time low. Virtually every indicator of the stock condition declined in the past year, to the point that the total of adult fish, known as spawning biomass, is estimated to be just 3 or 4 percent of a healthy, sustainable population. Researchers also found very few young fish, another bad sign. In a notice issued Aug. 1, scientists warned fishery managers in the region that the new analysis presented “a grim picture for the recovery of this iconic fish.”

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Anti-Anxiety Meds We're Flushing Down the Toilet Could Be Increasing the Lifespan of Fish

Anti-Anxiety Meds We're Flushing Down the Toilet Could Be Increasing the Lifespan of Fish | Earth Changes | Scoop.it

But the thing is, as much as we like to complain about pollutants that kill fish, pollutants that extend their lives are just as problematic. Even if the perch are coming out ahead, there’s no telling what effect the drugs could be having on other species. And as co-author Tomas Brodin noted, ”a therapeutic effect leading to increased survival of one species may generate a proportional increase in mortality of that species’ prey, which may have cascading ecological consequences that need consideration.” Mess with one part of a complex food chain, and consequences can arise in unexpected ways.

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Feds to Phase Out GMO Farms and Neonicotinoid Pesticides at Wildlife Refuges

Feds to Phase Out GMO Farms and Neonicotinoid Pesticides at Wildlife Refuges | Earth Changes | Scoop.it
After facing lawsuits from environmental groups, the US Fish and Wildlife Service will phase out the use of GMOs and controversial neonicotinoid pesticides at farming projects on national wildlife refuges.
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An Infrared View of California Drought : Image of the Day

An Infrared View of California Drought : Image of the Day | Earth Changes | Scoop.it
Two reservoirs in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada show the effects of long-term drought.
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Hurricane Bertha growing in size and could hit UK with torrential rain and high winds this weekend

Hurricane Bertha growing in size and could hit UK with torrential rain and high winds this weekend | Earth Changes | Scoop.it
Strong winds, torrential rains and large waves next weekend could put the brakes on the recent glorious weather experienced in the UK, thanks to a hurricane making its way over from the Caribbean.
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Two Big Storms Are Headed For Hawaii

Two Big Storms Are Headed For Hawaii | Earth Changes | Scoop.it

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii residents loaded up on bottled water and canned meat Tuesday to prepare for the unusual threat of a hurricane and tropical storm barreling toward the islands.

Two big storms so close together is rare in the eastern Pacific, and Hurricane Iselle could make landfall by Friday and Tropical Storm Julio could hit two or three days later, weather officials said.

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In addition to these Pacific storms, Hurricane Bertha could hit the UK by this weekend: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/uk-weather-hurricane-bertha-heading-towards-uk-9648289.html

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Will Climate Change Lead to Conflict or Cooperation? | Inter Press Service

Will Climate Change Lead to Conflict or Cooperation? | Inter Press Service | Earth Changes | Scoop.it

In recent years, scientists and the United Nations have been increasing their focus on climate conflict. The debate ranges from sensational reports that say the world will soon erupt into water wars to those who do not think the topic is worthy of discussion at all.

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Scientists Say Logging Was One Of The Reasons The 2009 Black Saturday Bushfires Were So Intense

Scientists Say Logging Was One Of The Reasons The 2009 Black Saturday Bushfires Were So Intense | Earth Changes | Scoop.it
Logging in Victorian forests was at least partly to blame for the severity of the 2009 Black Saturday fires reaching the intensity of the nuclear explosions at Hiroshima and Nagasaki, leading Australian ecological scientists have found.
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Transitional Times or the End Times - NationofChange

Transitional Times or the End Times - NationofChange | Earth Changes | Scoop.it
The nature of modernity itself needs re-defining, the purpose of life re-evaluating, a new civilization built. And if one looks beneath the chaos and surface detritus, if one connects the diverse movements, developments and actions, the embryonic signs of a new time, of peaceful potential and unity can be seen – heralds of a new and just civilization. One rooted in altogether different values to the existing ideologically driven paradigm, based on perennial values of goodness known and extolled for millennia, but largely unexpressed: values of peace, brotherhood, freedom and justice, tolerance, cooperation and understanding. Nothing radically revolutionary, but ideals re-assessed, re-discovered, understood and pragmatically applied to the forms, political, economic and social, which draw the shape of the society in which we live.
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As Hawaii Lava Flow Threatens Homes, One Family Tells How They've Been Spared 3 Times

As Hawaii Lava Flow Threatens Homes, One Family Tells How They've Been Spared 3 Times | Earth Changes | Scoop.it

It's been a rough month for Hawaii's Big Island. One month after Hurricane Iselle tore through the island's Puna district, there's now another force of nature threatening the area: a lava flow that has been slowly creeping toward homes through the Wao Kele o Puna forest reserve..

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Significant Earthquake Swarm Hits Iceland’s Barðarbunga | Science Blogs | WIRED

Significant Earthquake Swarm Hits Iceland’s Barðarbunga | Science Blogs | WIRED | Earth Changes | Scoop.it
A cluster of earthquakes in Iceland signal that an eruption might be in the works near remote Barðarbunga.
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Scientists Say Greenhouse Gas Emissions Continue to Wreak Havoc on Climate

Scientists Say Greenhouse Gas Emissions Continue to Wreak Havoc on Climate | Earth Changes | Scoop.it

Two new scientific studies, reported by Climate News Network, have added still more links between human-caused release of greenhouse gases and climate change.

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Devil in the Deep Blue Sea: How Many Dead Zones Are Out There?

Devil in the Deep Blue Sea: How Many Dead Zones Are Out There? | Earth Changes | Scoop.it

A stretch of the Gulf of Mexico spanning more than 5,000 square miles along the Louisiana coast is nearly devoid of marine life this summer, according to a study released this week. Caused largely by nutrient runoff from farm fertilizer, this oxygen-deprived “dead zone” is approximately the size of Connecticut. Although slightly smaller than last summer’s edition, the Gulf dead zone is still touted by some as the largest in the U.S. and costs $82 million annually in diminished tourism and fishing yield. Which makes you wonder…

 

How many other dead zones are out there?

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Increase in Ocean Acidification Threatens Longevity of Shellfish and Coral

Increase in Ocean Acidification Threatens Longevity of Shellfish and Coral | Earth Changes | Scoop.it

The good news is that populations of animals naturally adapt to changes in their environments—and evolutionary changes to help some species cope with ocean acidification are already underway. The bad news is that changes in oceanic pH levels might be happening too quickly for animals to adapt, threatening scores of marine species with extinction.

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USGS Report: Chloride Contamination of Wichita’s Water Supply Inevitable Unless Actions Taken (8/7/2014)

USGS Report: Chloride Contamination of Wichita’s Water Supply Inevitable Unless Actions Taken (8/7/2014) | Earth Changes | Scoop.it
Chloride contamination of Wichita’s water-supply wells is inevitable unless actions are taken, according to U.S. Geological Survey scientists and authors of a new modeling report describing chloride movement in the area´s aquifer.
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France approves landmark Climate Bill

France approves landmark Climate Bill | Earth Changes | Scoop.it

The French government has approved its long-awaited Energy Bill, clearing the way for it to go before Parliament this autumn and be ratified in 2015. This is a major step for the nation that will be hosting the 2015 UN climate summit, where a new global climate deal is expected to be agreed.

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New Volcano Eruption on Jupiter's Io --10,000 Xs Iceland's 2010 Event

New Volcano Eruption on Jupiter's Io --10,000 Xs Iceland's 2010 Event | Earth Changes | Scoop.it

During the middle of 2013, Jupiter’s moon Io came alive with volcanism. Now, an image from the Gemini Observatory captures what is one of the brightest volcanoes ever seen in our solar system. The image below, obtained on August 29, 2013, reveals the magnitude of the eruption that was the “grand finale” in a series of eruptions on the distant moon. Io’s volcanism is caused by the tidal push-and-pull of massive Jupiter, which heats the satellite’s interior – making it our Solar System’s most volcanically active known body.

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Hurricane Bertha growing in size and could hit UK with torrential rain and high winds this weekend

Hurricane Bertha growing in size and could hit UK with torrential rain and high winds this weekend | Earth Changes | Scoop.it
Strong winds, torrential rains and large waves next weekend could put the brakes on the recent glorious weather experienced in the UK, thanks to a hurricane making its way over from the Caribbean.
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Water Crisis: California Farmers Drill Deeper as Drought Drags on, #Fracking and Privatization Continue

Water Crisis: California Farmers Drill Deeper as Drought Drags on, #Fracking and Privatization Continue | Earth Changes | Scoop.it

Using diesel powered drills, California farmers desperately dig deep into the earth’s crust to try to hit gold – not black gold, but blue – the state is still dying of thirst as the drought drags on. It seems ironic when fracking has been confirmed to contaminate 4 state’s drinking water, and polluting water supplies for agriculture, while the oil and gas industries keep making plans to frack more.

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Study Links Wildlife Decline to Human Trafficking, Other Social Problems

Study Links Wildlife Decline to Human Trafficking, Other Social Problems | Earth Changes | Scoop.it

Just when fisheries are on the decline for fish and need cheap labor, child slavery and child labor are on the rise. Coincidence or not? Scientists are finding links.

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