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Monitoring Marine Ecosystems: Ocean Acidification and New Efforts in Real Time Assessment

Monitoring Marine Ecosystems: Ocean Acidification and New Efforts in Real Time Assessment | green infographics | Scoop.it
Scientists have developed a satellite technique to capture a near real-time view of ocean acidification.

Their findings, published in the journal Environmental Science and Technology, showing how data from satellites that measure salinity and other ocean conditions could be combined to produce a new way of monitoring acidification.

Oceans are taking in about 90 percent of the excess heat created by human greenhouse gas emissions, but they’re also absorbing some of the carbon dioxide (CO2) itself. 

A set of chemical processes dissolves that CO2 and turns it into carbonic acid and sets off a complex changes to the chemistry of seawater, which dissolves shells and coral and creates a cascade effect that could disrupt entire marine ecosystems.

A recent study estimated $1 trillion annually in losses caused by ocean acidification by 2100, if left unmitigated. Some research has looked at “designer” corals and other creatures that could survive more acidic seas but more work needs to be done to figure out just what will thrive (or at least survive) the changing acidity...

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It Takes More Than Data to Make a Decision

It Takes More Than Data to Make a Decision | green infographics | Scoop.it
The Environmental Protection Agency last week launched its much-awaited database reporting on the greenhouse gas emissions of major power plants. You can go to ghgdata.epa.gov and find out how many tons of carbon dioxide, methane and other gases are being put out by facilities in your community or state.

It’s a major advance for transparency on greenhouse emissions, and analysts and activists will have a field day with the data. But will it really help the public move forward on making energy decisions?

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Amazing Planet Infographic

This is a very large Infographic from Our Amazing Planet that explores the highest peaks to the lowest depths on earth.

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More Than 800,000 Scientific Papers In One Beautiful Infographic

More Than 800,000 Scientific Papers In One Beautiful Infographic | green infographics | Scoop.it

ArXiv is an online archive that stores hundreds of thousands of scientific papers in physics, mathematics, and other fields. The citations in those papers link to one another, forming a web, but you're not going to see those connections just by sifting through the archive.

So physicist Damien George and Ph.D student Rob Knegjens took it on themselves to create Paperscape, an interactive infographic that beautifully and intuitively charts the papers.

The infographic is a mass of circles. Each circle represents a paper, and the bigger a circle is, the more highly cited it is. The papers are color-coded by discipline--pink for astrophysics, yellow for math, etc.--and papers that share many of the same citations are placed closer together.

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Jay Ratcliff's curator insight, September 6, 2013 1:35 PM

This is cool!  It is like the map of the Internet done last year sometime.

I lucked out and found the section about SNA in the lower left hand side of the map.  Look for Network under the Quantitative Finance section, go figure.

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Global Warning? | Visual.ly

Global Warning? | Visual.ly | green infographics | Scoop.it

This infographic explores the two sides of the ever growing debate on global warming and who is causing it. This infographic provides information for the argument most scientists give and the argument made by skeptics to determine what is more valid and the effects that could happen if we don't do anything about global warming.

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