20 Apr '11, 8pm

Forest carbon map released for the US via @mongabay

Forest carbon map released for the US via @mongabay

Birnam Wood in the 21st Century: northern forest invading Arctic tundra as world warms (03/07/2011) In Shakespeare's play Macbeth the forest of Birnam Wood fulfills a seemingly impossible prophecy by moving to surround the murderous king (the marching trees are helped, of course, by an army of axe-wielding camouflaged Scots). The Arctic tundra may soon feel much like the doomed Macbeth with an army of trees (and invading species) closing in. In a recent study, researchers found that climate change is likely to push the northern forests of the boreal into the Arctic tundra—a trend that is already being confirmed in Alaska. Forest carbon conservation project launched in Arkansas (02/03/2011) The United States may not have capped its national greenhouse gas emissions, but the US state of California did cap its state emissions – and voters there seconded the state’s decision w...

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2011/0420-hance_us_carbonmap.html

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Elevation Map of Badain Jaran Desert [image] #NASA

Elevation Map of Badain Jaran Desert [image] #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 19 Apr '11, 10pm

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news.mongabay.com 22 Apr '11, 3am

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2011 green college guide released

2011 green college guide released

mnn.com 20 Apr '11, 6pm

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High Carbon Emitters ‘Are Valued Lower’ · Environmental Management & Energy News · Environmental Leader via @AddThis

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environmentalleader.com 20 Apr '11, 2pm

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Tropical countries aim for global forest pact

Tropical countries aim for global forest pact

news.mongabay.com 18 Apr '11, 4am

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grist.org 18 Apr '11, 11pm

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renewableenergyworld.com 20 Apr '11, 5pm

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treehugger.com 17 Apr '11, 3am

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treehugger.com 17 Apr '11, 3am

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grist.org 03 May '11, 4pm

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ecogeek.org 26 Apr '11, 8pm

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epa.gov 18 Apr '11, 6pm

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earthobservatory.nasa.gov 15 Apr '11, 10pm

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