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Climate change turned Sandy into the Frankenstorm

News.com.au: CLIMATE change did not cause Sandy the Frankenstorm. But it gave her a big shot in the arm and turned her into the beast that she became. Continue reading

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2010 Amazon drought released more carbon than India’s annual emissions

Mongabay: The 2010 drought that affected much of the Amazon rainforest triggered the release of nearly 500 million tons of carbon (1.8 billion tons of carbon dioxide) into the atmosphere, or more than the total emissions from deforestation in the region over the period, estimates a new study published in the journal Environmental Research Letters. Christopher Potter from NASA Ames Research Centre and colleagues combined a carbon cycle simulation model with NASA satellite data which reflects the ‘greenness’… Continue reading

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Scientists generates hydrogen as an energy source from ethanol and sunlight

ScienceDaily: Scientists Generates Hydrogen as an Energy Source from Ethanol and Sunlight A team of researchers from the Universitat Polit?cnica de Catalunya, the University of Aberdeen (Scotland) and the University of Auckland (New Zealand) uses ethanol and sunlight to generate hydrogen as an energy source. Jordi Llorca, director of the Institute of Energy Technology and researcher at the Universitat Polit?cnica de Catalunya’s Nanoengineering Research Centre, is one of the authors of the study,… Continue reading

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