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Environment Counts | Peak Water

Peak Water Author: Rick Higgins – Published At: 2011-07-20 20:49 – (1065 Reads) In the past few years, discussions about the possibility of resource crises around water, energy, and food have introduced new terms and concepts into the public debate. Energy experts predict that the world is approaching, or has even passed, the point of […]


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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 | Reconstruction of North Atlantic surface temperature and salinity from 818 to 1780 AD

Reconstruction of North Atlantic surface temperature and salinity from 818 to 1780 AD Author: Geoff Zeiss – Published At: 2014-07-20 12:39 – (1208 Reads) The Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC) is a global ocean current system which transports heat and nutrients throughout most of the Earth’s oceans and has a strong influence on the Earth’s […]


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Environment Counts | Causes of Antarctica ice loss found to be complex

Causes of Antarctica ice loss found to be complex Author: Geoff Zeiss – Published At: 2012-07-14 22:27 – (1116 Reads) Nearly 90% of Antarctica’s ice loss is discharged through ice shelves, floating glaciers, into the ocean. The ice shelves also affect the flow of the adjacent grounded ice. Recent examples of sudden break-up events along […]


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Environment Counts | Estimated ice loss for major ice-covered areas of the Earth

Estimated ice loss for major ice-covered areas of the Earth Author: Geoff Zeiss – Published At: 2012-03-06 01:37 – (1189 Reads) Mass loss estimated using GRACE data have previously been published for the Greenland and Antarctica ice sheets. Recently Jacob, Wahr, Pfeffer and Swenson have computed mass balance results from GRACE for every region of […]


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Environment Counts | Polar bears losing weight as sea ice extent declines :

Published by geoff on 2016-04-06 Sea ice is declining over much of the Arctic. In Hudson Bay the ice melts completely each summer and earlier break-ups are resulting in longer ice-free seasons. A new study examined ice trends trends for 1980–2012 in Southern Hudson Bay. Southern Hudson Bay The researchers compiled break-up and freeze-up dates […]


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Environment Counts | Antarctic sea-ice may be thicker than previously thought :

sea-ice Published by geoff on 2014-12-05 Recent advances in autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) technology have opened up access to the underside of sea-ice. 3D maps of Antarctic sea-ice have been compiled for ten floes using measurements by an autonomous underwater vehicle in the near-coastal regions of the Weddell, Bellingshausen, and Wilkes Land sectors. Antarctic sea-ice […]


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Environment Counts | Massive collapse of Antarctica ice shelf likely due to surface warming :

Published by geoff on 2014-09-11 In February to March of 2002, the Larsen-B ice shelf in the Antarctica catastrophically collapsed in one season with a loss of 3,250 square km of floating ice. Larsen B had been stable for 12,000 years since the last glacial period. Larsen B ice sheet collapse Source NASA Radiocarbon-constrained chronologies […]


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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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A source of independent, understandable andevidence-based information and insights on a range ofcurrent environmental matters, assisiting people to maketheir own judgments. We do not advocate particular positions.

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Environment Counts | Causes of Antarctica ice loss found to be complex

Causes of Antarctica ice loss found to be complex Author: Geoff Zeiss – Published At: 2012-07-14 22:27 – (1116 Reads) Nearly 90% of Antarctica’s ice loss is discharged through ice shelves, floating glaciers, into the ocean. The ice shelves also affect the flow of the adjacent grounded ice. Recent examples of sudden break-up events along […]

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Environment Counts | Estimated ice loss for major ice-covered areas of the Earth

Estimated ice loss for major ice-covered areas of the Earth Author: Geoff Zeiss – Published At: 2012-03-06 01:37 – (1189 Reads) Mass loss estimated using GRACE data have previously been published for the Greenland and Antarctica ice sheets. Recently Jacob, Wahr, Pfeffer and Swenson have computed mass balance results from GRACE for every region of […]

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