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Little Rock, Arkansas

 NASAOriginally Published by NASA Earth Observatory - The landscape is defined by hills to the west and by the river running through it, not to mention the oxbow lakes that water left behind.

How do you feed nine billion people?

Originally Published by ScienceDaily

– An international team of scientists has developed crop models to better forecast food production to feed a growing population — projected to reach 9 billion by mid-century — in the face of climate change.

Why did the 400ppm carbon milestone cause barely a ripple?

 the ecologistOriginally Published by the Ecologist - Earlier this month the concentration of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere reached 400ppm.

Can online environmental activism deliver change offline?

Originally Published by The Guardian

– Greenpeace’s Unfriend Coal campaign and the Wilderness Society’s petition to protect Victoria’s forests show ‘clicktivism’ can lead to people doing real things in the real world

Flooding in Eastern Germany

Originally Published by NASA Earth Observatory

– Unseasonably heavy rains produced the highest flood waters since 2002 along the Elbe River.

More pieces of the global warming puzzle assembled by recent research

 AlamyOriginally Published by The Guardian - Several important recent studies have helped to answer pressing climate questions.

Small island states told to build wider ocean expertise

Originally Published by ENN

– With rising concern about ocean degradation and the sustainable use of ocean resources, small island states must build scientific expertise that goes beyond their national needs and that benefits the oceans generally, a meeting of UN scientific experts has heard.

Colored Rains Often Begin with Dust

 NASAOriginally Published by NASA Earth Observatory - Saharan storms can send plumes of dust drifting north toward Europe.

Carbon emissions helping to make Earth greener

Originally Published by New Scientist

– Increased atmospheric carbon dioxide is stimulating photosynthesis and boosting Earth’s plant cover – but the long-term consequences remain unclear    

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