OO Dust in the Wind Could Speed Greenland’s Ice Melt
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OO El Niño 2014 Could Spell Disaster for Coral Reefs
OO Intact Amazon Forests Show Possible Signs Of Global Warming Impact
Ecosystems such as rainforests provide valuable services. Wikipedia.
Global Environmental Damage May Cost More Than US GDP says a new study, reports Mongabay.com. It added up all the world’s ecosystem services – from carbon storage and crop pollination, to recreation and flood mitigation – and found, every year, nature provides $145 trillion in benefits.
It also indicates that land use changes, most of which has been caused by humans, may be reducing these benefits by trillions of dollars every year.
Extreme heat and drought have contributed to an increase in devastating wildfires in Australia. Credit: 80 trading 24 at Wikimedia Commons
OO Australia: Record Heat Tied to Global Warming
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