July 14th, 2010
Daily News, Los Angeles: The polluting of L.A.’s groundwater is a slow-motion disaster. Los Angeles’ only groundwater supply is slowly being polluted by toxic chemicals. Within five years, the city could have to look elsewhere for water if clean-up efforts aren’t accelerated, this article says.
TreeHugger: Rising Greenhouse Gases Amplify Sea Level Rise in Indian Ocean. Sea levels in the Indian Ocean are rising faster than the world average no thanks to climate change, a study in Nature Geoscience has found.
Metro: Save Our Seas – Public urged to help conservationists target troubled spots. Natural England are asking ocean lovers to let them know what’s happening in their corner of the sea to help improve scientific knowledge.
NASA: Researchers Witness Overnight Breakup, Retreat of Greenland Glacier. A chunk of ice an eighth the size of Manhattan, New York, fell off Greenland’s Jakobshavn Isbrae glacier literally overnight.
EurekAlert: Staggering tree loss from 2005 Amazon storm. An enormous storm wiped out 500,000 trees in the Amazon, far more than scientists suspected, the American Geophysical Union (AGU) say in this press release. It’s the first time researchers have made a ‘body count’ of lost trees and they now think storms could be quite important to how these rainforests work.
ScienceNews: Africa’s bumper crop of dust. The dust thrown into the atmosphere from Africa has skyrocketed since commercial agriculture started in the 1800s, a study in Nature has found.
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