Saturday, 10. January 2015

Microplastics in the ocean: biologists study effects on marine animals

The study marks the launch of a series of investigations aimed at forming a risk matrix on the sensitivity of different marine species to microplastic pollution.

http://tinyurl.com/p5rg9so



http://www.sharenews-blog.com:8090/helma/twoday/sharenews/search?q=pollution

Warmer Pacific Ocean could release millions of tons of seafloor methane

Off the West Coast of the United States, methane gas is trapped in frozen layers below the seafloor.

http://www.washington.edu/news/2014/12/09/warmer-pacific-ocean-could-release-millions-of-tons-of-seafloor-methane/

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The Methane Monster Roars

Dahr Jamail, Truthout: Losing Arctic sea ice due to rising global temperatures means releasing larger amounts of previously trapped methane into the atmosphere. This process will magnify the effects of climate disruption, which, scientists warn, threaten all plants, animals and humans on earth.

http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/28490-the-methane-monster-roars



From the Concorde to Sci-Fi Climate Solutions

Almuth Ernsting, Truthout: Touting *sci-fi climate solutions*, untested technologies not really scalable to the dimensions of our climate change crisis. dangerously delays the day when we actually reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/28801-from-the-concorde-to-sci-fi-climate-solutions



Climate Change Is Violence

Rebecca Solnit, Trinity University Press: If you're poor, the only way you're likely to injure someone is the old traditional way: artisanal violence. But if you're tremendously wealthy, you can practice industrial-scale violence without any manual labor on your own part. Climate change is global-scale violence against places and species.

http://truth-out.org/progressivepicks/item/28933-climate-change-is-violence

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Losing the Climate Fight: Has 400 ppm Become Planet s New Normal?
http://www.commondreams.org/news/2015/01/13/losing-climate-fight-has-400-ppm-become-planets-new-normal

Humans Have Brought World s Oceans to Brink of 'Major Extinction Event'
http://www.commondreams.org/news/2015/01/16/humans-have-brought-worlds-oceans-brink-major-extinction-event

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Ocean Life Faces Mass Extinction, Broad Study Says

By Carl Zimmer

Humans are on the verge of causing unprecedented damage to the oceans and the animals living in them.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article40713.htm



Scientists issue stark warning as Earth passes into 'danger zone'

Human activity over the past century and a half has pushed the Earth into critical mode, say scientists. New research published today finds four out of nine 'planetary boundaries' have now been crossed.

http://www.carbonbrief.org/blog/2015/01/scientists-issue-stark-warning-as-earth-passes-into-danger-zone/



The oceans are warming so fast, they keep breaking scientists' charts

Wow, was this a bad year for those who deny the reality and the significance of human-induced climate change.

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/climate-consensus-97-per-cent/2015/jan/22/oceans-warming-so-fast-they-keep-breaking-scientists-charts


From Information Clearing House

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Arctic ice cap slides into the Ocean

Satellite images have revealed that a remote Arctic ice cap has thinned by more than 50 metres since 2012, about one sixth of its original thickness, and that it is now flowing 25 times faster.

http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/3654/arctic_ice_cap_slides_into_the_ocean



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Sklaven des Wachstums

Mit einer düsteren Zukunftssaussicht beginnt der Demografieexperte Reiner Klingholz sein Buch *Sklaven des Wachstums*.

http://www.sonnenseite.com/de/tipps/sklaven-des-wachstums.html



Es reicht: Abrechnung mit dem Wachstumswahn

In seinem Buch *Es reicht!* präsentiert die Gallionsfigur der französischen Wachstumskritik, Serge Latouche, ein Politik-Programm jenseits des Wachstums. Ein provokantes Plädoyer für Suffizienz, Einfachheit und bescheidene Fülle.

http://www.sonnenseite.com/de/tipps/es-reicht-abrechnung-mit-dem-wachstumswahn.html



http://www.sharenews-blog.com:8090/helma/twoday/sharenews/search?q=Wachstum
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http://www.sharenews-blog.com:8090/helma/twoday/sharenews/search?q=Sklave

2014 brachte weltweit Wärmerekorde

Nachdem bereits vor einigen Wochen ein vorausichtlicher Wärmerekord für Europa gemeldet worden war, sehen die neuesten Daten der US-amerikanischen Wetterbehörde NOAA auch einen weltweiten Temperaturhöchststand für 2014.

http://www.sonnenseite.com/de/umwelt/2014-brachte-weltweit-waermerekorde.html



Vier von neun *planetaren Belastungsgrenzen* bereits überschritten

Vier von neun planetaren Grenzen sind durch den Einfluss des Menschen bereits überschritten: Klimawandel, Biodiversität, Landnutzung und biogeochemische Kreisläufe.

http://www.sonnenseite.com/de/zukunft/vier-von-neun-planetaren-belastungsgrenzen-bereits-ueberschritten.html



http://www.sharenews-blog.com:8090/helma/twoday/sharenews/search?q=Klimawandel
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41 Prozent der Amphibien vom Aussterben bedroht

Überfischung und Landwirtschaft bedrohen eine große Zahl wildlebender Tiere, wie eine Analyse des Magazins *Nature* zeigt.

http://www.sonnenseite.com/de/umwelt/41-prozent-der-amphibien-vom-aussterben-bedroht.html



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Bürgerenergie fördern statt abwürgen

Video-Interview: Fabian Zuber, Geschäftsführer des Bündnis Bürgerenergie e.V., fordert mehr Möglichkeiten für die Bürgerbeteiligung an der Energiewende. Die Entscheidung der Bundesregierung, große Solarparks nur noch über Ausschreibungen zu fördern, hält er für kontraproduktiv.

http://www.sonnenseite.com/de/politik/buergerenergie-foerdern-statt-abwuergen.html



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