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Svalbard seed vault melting permafrost. The vault is supposed to be unlocked only for deposits, which happen three or four times a year bu t now workers are trying to waterproof the tunnel leading in and create wasy to channel water and melting permafrost away from thestructure
Radioactive railcars? Here’s what’s happening at the Hanford nuclear waste site. A tunnel collapse at U.S. site in Washington state prompted fears spreading contamination.
¶ For the first time, scientists have created a global map measuring the cooling effect forests have by regulating the exchange of water and energy between the Earth’s surface and the atmosphere. According to a new paper, in many locations, this cooling effect works in concert with forests’ absorption of carbon dioxide. [Science Daily] - <See more
Energy and Climate Change - If it’s not Sustainable, its Condition is Terminal.
7 surprising facts about Neanderthals. This long-gone relative was more sophisticated tan we realize
Nuclear Non Proliferation Treaty & breached now by all the nuclear states? - - Posted: March 27, 2017 at 7:21 am - Autho: Christina MacPherson - Categories :2 WORLD, weapons and war - Nuclear states are in breach of the Non-Proliferation Treaty.Jim Pragnell - Oxford, Kent The UN conference to negotiate a global multilateral nuclear ban treaty begins its substantive session on 27 March. All the nuclear states, including the UK, are boycotting the conference, because they prefer a step-by-step approach within the framework of the Non-Proliferation Treaty - The NPT, concluded in 1968, required the nuclear states to pursue negotiations to bring about nuclear disarmament at an early date. Nearly 50 years on, it can reasonably be concluded that they are in breach.
Another tiny measurement of radioactive iodine at Svanhovd. Norwegian Radiation Protection Authorities (NRPA) without any suspected source.
researchers race to find the source of microplastics choking the world’s oceans. Groundbreaking research into one of the world’s most complex pollution problems is underway at B.C. labs
If you eat seafood, you are eating thousands of pieces of plastic.Seafood fans are ingesting up to 11,000 tiny pieces of plastic a year with unknown health effects, a new study reveals. Ocean pollution is getting ingested by marine life in the…
As Groundwater Dwindles, a Global Food Shock Looms. By mid-century, says a new study, some of the biggest grain-producing regions could run dry.
3 Dams to Be Removed in American West to Restore Rivers. A new $50 million fund will help communities remove “deadbeat dams,” starting in California, Oregon, and Washington.