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Environment Counts | Evidence for vast quantities of water deep in Earth’s mantle :

fresh water Published by geoff on 2014-03-13 It has been suggested that the Earth’s transition zone, at depths between 410 and 660 kilometres, could be a major repository for water. A transition zone containing significant quantities of water may have a key role in plate tectonics. The types of rocks in this zone which include ringwoodite, […]


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Environment Counts | Record low arctic sea ice extent :

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

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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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