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Environment Counts | Satellite data shows arid Middle East second only to India in ground water loss :

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 | 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 | The cryosphere and climate change – An EC perspective on the evidence presented in IPCC’s 5th Assessment Report

The cryosphere and climate change – An EC perspective on the evidence presented in IPCC’s 5th Assessment Report Author: Rick Higgins – Published At: 2014-11-16 11:08 – (4973 Reads) The term cryosphere refers to those parts of the Earth’s surface where water is in solid form. This includes ice in glaciers, ice sheets and sea […]


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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 | Climate change implications for fisheries and aquaculture

Climate change implications for fisheries and aquaculture Author: Rick Higgins – Published At: 2012-03-20 08:52 – (1203 Reads) Climate change is bringing substantial changes to the world’s capture fisheries, which are already under stress from overfishing and other anthropogenic influences. Inland fisheries – most of which are in developing African and Asian countries – are […]


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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 | 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 | Satellite data shows arid Middle East second only to India in ground water loss :

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 | 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 | The cryosphere and climate change – An EC perspective on the evidence presented in IPCC’s 5th Assessment Report

The cryosphere and climate change – An EC perspective on the evidence presented in IPCC’s 5th Assessment Report Author: Rick Higgins – Published At: 2014-11-16 11:08 – (4973 Reads) The term cryosphere refers to those parts of the Earth’s surface where water is in solid form. This includes ice in glaciers, ice sheets and sea […]

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