Reduce emissions of greenhouse gases that contribute to climate change

The study, published today in Nature Climate Change, showed that reaching the 3 energy-related objectives proposed by the United Nations in their Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All) initiative, launched in 2011, would reduce emissions of greenhouse gases that contribute to climate change and, in combination with other measures, could help keep … Seguir leyendo / Continue reading


Climate change impact on Arctic mammals

Researchers from Umeå University in Sweden have discovered that mammals living in the Arctic and sub-Arctic land areas in northern Europe could be positively affected by climate change between now and 2080 – if they succeed in adjusting their geographic ranges. Presented in the journal PLOS ONE, the study showed … Seguir leyendo / Continue reading

European Union declares 2013 the year of air

The European Union has been tackling air pollution since the 1970s. Steps like controlling emissions of harmful substances into the atmosphere and improving fuel quality have contributed to progress in this area, but the problem still remains. This is mainly as a result of human activities: the burning of fossil fuels … Seguir leyendo / Continue reading

Climate Change Clues Into The Stratosphere

Starting this month, NASA will send a remotely piloted research aircraft as high as 65,000 feet over the tropical Pacific Ocean to probe unexplored regions of the upper atmosphere for answers to how a warming climate is changing Earth. The first flights of the Airborne Tropical Tropopause Experiment (ATTREX), a … Seguir leyendo / Continue reading

Human Impacts on Mangrove Ecosystems

The effects of human activities on mangroves have far exceeded those of natural events over the past few decades. Economic development, rapid population growth and high population densities in coastal areas are the main drivers for mangrove degradation and loss. Although causes for loss can differ substantially amongst regions and countries, … Seguir leyendo / Continue reading