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NASA finds 2012 sustained long-term climate warming trend

NASA scientists say 2012 was the ninth warmest of any year since 1880, continuing a long-term trend of rising global temperatures. With the exception of 1998, the nine warmest years in the 132-year record all have occurred since 2000, with 2010 and 2005 ranking as the hottest years on record.

Posted: Jan 16th, 2013

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Iconic beach resorts may not survive sea level rises

A leading coastal scientist has warned that some of the world's best known beach resorts may not survive projected sea level rises and that problems caused by changing sea levels are compounded by a lack of political will and short-term coastal management initiatives.

Posted: Jan 16th, 2013

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A cooler planet by design

Many of us get frustrated with the slow pace of international action on climate change. But powerless as we feel, we can still make a difference by rethinking the way we design our lives.

Posted: Jan 16th, 2013

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One step closer to hydrogen production from photoelectrochemical water-splitting

A validated multi-physics numerical model that accounts for charge and species conservation, fluid flow, and electrochemical processes has been used to analyze the performance of solar-driven photoelectrochemical water-splitting systems. The modeling has provided an in-depth analysis of conceptual designs, proof-of-concepts, feasibility investigations, and quantification of performance.

Posted: Jan 15th, 2013

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The Nature Conservancy and six universities creating new brand of scientist to solve global issues

To meet 21st-century food, water and energy challenges, the world needs more women and men with interdisciplinary training and access to world problems on the ground. As a result, Cornell and five other universities have partnered with The Nature Conservancy to establish the NatureNet Science Fellows Program, which is intended to help develop a new breed of interdisciplinary scientists with academic savvy, and skills and opportunity to solve real-world problems.

Posted: Jan 15th, 2013

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Where there's smoke or smog, there's climate change

In addition to causing smoggy skies and chronic coughs, soot - or black carbon - turns out to be the number two contributor to global warming. It's second only to carbon dioxide, according to a four-year assessment by an international panel.

Posted: Jan 15th, 2013

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