What Is Biochar Gardening?

CBS – MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The mayor of Minneapolis and the chairman of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux signed an agreement Tuesday that promotes the use of biochar. Jim Doten, Minneapolis’ environmental services’ supervisor, says it’s a product similar to cooking charcoal that’s used for gardening. “They really increase the soil fertility, it increases crop yields,…

NASA: Four Decades of Sea Ice From Space

NASA: One of the most visible signs of climate change in recent years was not even visible at all until a few decades ago. The sea ice cap that covers the Arctic Ocean has been changing dramatically, especially in the last 15 years. Its ice is thinner and more vulnerable – and at its summer minimum…

Meeresspiegel könnte schneller als gedacht ansteigen

Das Potsdam-Institut für Klimafolgenforschung, berichtete am 14 August über eine neue Studie zum Klimawandel und dem Meeresspiegelanstieg. Der Eisverlust in der Antarktis könnte noch in diesem Jahrhundert bis zu 37 Zentimeter zum globalen Meeresspiegelanstieg beitragen, zeigt eine neue Studie. Erstmals hat ein internationales Team von Wissenschaftlern auf der Basis physikalischer Computersimulationen eine umfassende Einschätzung des…

Experts: Arctic craters could be ‘Visible Effect’ of Global Warming

The preliminary results from scientists studying the mysterious holes (craters), that began emerging in recent times in Siberia, indicate that climate change may be a cause. The Russian crater research team led by Alexei Plekhanov of the Scientific Centre of Arctic Studies, explained a possible mechanism, in a Nature interview. The past two summers were…

Sandmücken wandern in Deutschland ein, Gefahr durch Infektionskrankheit

Der SPIEGEL berichtet am 4 August über die potenzielle Gefahr durch die mit dem Klimawandel eingewanderte Sandmücke. SPIEGEL: Der Klimawandel verändert Lebensräume – und kann damit auch die Gesundheit von Deutschen bedrohen. Forscher haben jetzt Sandmücken, potenzielle Überträger der gefährlichen Leishmaniose, in Hessen gefunden – so weit nördlich wie nie zuvor. “Es handelt sich um…

Methanexplosionen reissen Löcher in die sibirische Erde

Andrej Plechanow vom Zentrum für arktische Studien in Salechard berichtet, dass ungewöhnlich heiße Sommer von 2012 und 2013 die Ursache sein könnten. Permafrostboden sei aufgetaut, kollabiert und habe dabei im Untergrund eingeschlossenes Methan freigesetzt, welches dann mit Macht durch die Erdoberfläche schoss. SPIEGEL: Methanhydrate finden sich zwar üblicherweise erst ab Tiefen von mindestens 100 Metern, doch das könnte…

Cyanobacteria blooms (harmful algae blooms) and climate change

A  contamination with the hepatotoxic microcystin, of the water supply in Toledo, Ohio, resulted in warnings for approx. 500,000 residents not to drink or use tap water. NBC: Sewage from treatment plants and fertilizer from farms streamed into the lake, triggering an algae bloom near an intake valve that sends water to Toledo and more than a dozen surrounding communities. The…

Sen. Whitehouse: Climate Change is Real and Noncontroversial

July 28, 2014- Sen. Klobuchar called for Unanimous Consent to pass a resolution acknowledging that climate change is occurring and that it will continue to pose an ongoing risk. Sen. Inhofe objected to the resolution, and Sen. Whitehouse offered this in response. Follow Sen. Whitehouse on facebook Related Bush-Era EPA Administrator Baffles Fox Business Hosts:…

Novel climate proxy reveals CO2 content of Earth’s atmosphere, of the past 400 million years

The study New constraints on atmospheric CO2 concentration for the Phanerozoic (DOI: 10.1002/2014GL060457), by Peter J. Franks, Dana L. Royer, David J. Beerling , Peter K. Van de Water, David J. Cantrill, Margaret M. Barbour, and Joseph A. Berry, estimates CO2 in Earth history based on a new climate proxy. Estimates are in particular based…

Republicans sue President Obama, interfering with top priorities such as climate change

Maybe climate change will take a center stage (this time finally) during the next elections? GOP Sets House Vote on Obama `High Crimes’ Lawsuit Bloomberg – Republican political analyst Joe Watkins, U.S. Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz, a Democrat from Florida, and Bloomberg’s Peter Cook discuss today’s House of Representatives vote on a potential lawsuit against…

Exploring NASA’s new Eyes on Earth App


Testing the new Eyes on Earth application from NASA, Vital Signs, look at events in real time and history – downloaded from eyes.nasa.gov

Music
Candytron Picknick in the Meadows by Tammo “kb” Hinrichs http://music.kebby.org/track/candytron http://music.kebby.org/track/picknick-in-the-meadows
Kasparov by Ronny Pries https://www.scenemusic.net/demovibes/song/3090/

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