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Environment Counts | Evidence of local species extinctions resulting from climate change :

Published by geoff on 2016-12-29 Many studies have reported evidence that species have shifted their geographic ranges, often further north (south) in the northern (southern) hemisphere, as the world has warmed – see example of northern range extension of a northern orchid. These studies also provide valuable data on extinctions in localized areas. As ranges […]


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Environment Counts | China joins Japan, U.S. and Canada in launching greenhouse gas observing satellites :

Published by geoff on 2016-12-26 On December 21, 2016 China launched a 620 kg micro-satellite on a Long March-2D rocket to monitor its greenhouse gas emissions. The TanSat satellite is in a sun synchronous orbit 700 km above the earth and will monitor the concentration, distribution and flow of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. TanSat […]


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Environment Counts | Canada introduces price on carbon :

Published by geoff on 2016-12-10 The Canadian government has announced a a pan-Canadian policy on climate change including a floor price on carbon beginning in 2018. The Paris agreement commits Canada to a 30 per cent reduction in greenhouse gases from 2005 levels by 2030. The floor price of carbon starts at a minimum of […]


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Environment Counts | Data show that 2013 will be among 10 warmest years on record

Data show that 2013 will be among 10 warmest years on record Author: Graham – Published At: 2013-11-28 07:43 – (1019 Reads) In its November 2013 annual report, the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) has confirmed that global land temperatures for the first nine months of the year are sixth highest on average, equal to 2012. […]


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Environment Counts | Record low arctic sea ice extent :

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Environment Counts | Rapid thinning of the Pine Island glacier also occurred 8,000 years ago :

Published by geoff on 2014-02-21 Pine Island Glacier, a major outlet of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet, has been undergoing rapid thinning and retreat for the past two decades. Pine Island Glacier This study shows that Pine Island Glacier also experienced rapid thinning of about a meter per year, which is comparable to modern rates, […]

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Environment Counts | WHO links 23% of global deaths to the environment :

Published by geoff on 2016-03-15 The World Health Organization (WHO) has released statistics linking 23% of global deaths or roughly 12.6 million deaths a year to the environment. Deaths linked to the environment The most common causes of death linked to the environment are stroke, ischaemic heart disease, unintentional injuries (accidents and natural disasters), cancers, […]

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Environment Counts | Change in plankton responsible for rapidly increasing nutrient production in North Pacific since 1850 :

Published by geoff on 2013-12-21 The North Pacific subtropical gyre (NPSG) is a major source of carbon and other nutrients to the deep ocean. Primary production in the NPSG has increased in recent decades due to a shift in the dominant forms of plankton to nitrogen-fixing. As a proxy for nitrogen-supported nutrient production in the […]

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