There are new 16 studies that show how natural regeneration of forests, that is a low-cost alternative to tree planting, can contribute significantly to forest landscape restoration in tropical regions. This study reveals a number of ecological, environmental, and social factors that should be considered, and they outline a research agenda to help the use of natural regeneration in forest landscape restoration.
This study reveals ecological, environmental, and social factors that must be considered, and they outline a research agenda to support the use of natural regeneration in forest landscape restoration. Natural regeneration is a low-cost alternative for forest landscape restoration with benefits for biodiversity conservation. However, natural regeneration is a process that takes time it can help the environment in many beneficial ways. If a few environmental healthy habits are being used it can make a huge impact of the world after all, it the small things that matter.
Date: November 8, 2016 Source: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Where the world emits is more important than how much it emits, suggesting that the southward shift of emissions toward the equator is driving the increase in total ozone. Since the 1980s, air pollution has increased worldwide, but it has increased at a much faster pace in regions close to the equator. A global emissions map is creating more total ozone worldwide compared to the amount of pollution being emitted, signaling an effect that could be difficult to reign in without strategic policy planning. Even if there is a net reduction in global emissions, ozone levels may not decrease if emissions continue to shift toward the equator.
This new discovery impacts the science community dramatically because it is not all about on how much pollution is released, the more important factor is where it's released. Those with the fastest growth of emissions, such as decreasing emissions of ozone precursors in regions close to the equator are a lot more effective. Making new regulations around these areas will have a much better impact on global Ozone. Continuing observations of ozone across the tropics monitoring the situation and making model forecasts can guide decision making for controlling global ozone pollution.
Source: Living on Earth Date: November 26, 2016 Writer: Adam Wernick
Starting in January 2017, Republicans will control the White House and both branches of Congress, which can vastly have a different outlook for the US on issues related to the environment, global warming and energy. He vowed to abolish the Environmental Protection Agency. Republicans hold the majority in both houses of Congress and will control all of the committee chairmanship. Republican members of Congress have expressed strong opposition to any action on climate change.
Trump vowed to abolish the Environmental Protection Agency. However, he said that he'll 'refocus the Environmental Protection Agency on a core mission of ensuring clean air, and clean, safe drinking water for all Americans. His main issue is that every week they come out with new regulations. I understand this is hard especially for many Americans that own business's to keep up with these new regulations on a weekly bases. However, the reason for these new weekly regulations is that the rate of carbon emissions, and global warming is increasing in a much faster rate. Most Americans are ignorant and ignore this fact, which is why regulations should keep on being made.
Date: November 18, 2016 Source: American Chemical Society
The Paris Climate Agreement goes into effect to reduce global carbon emissions. To achieve this target, experts say capturing and storing carbon is part of the solution. Several projects throughout the world are trying to make that happen, however they have many side effects that can affect the world. Now, a new study has found that within two years, carbon dioxide injected into basalt transformed into solid rock. Lab studies on basalt have shown that the rock, which is found throughout the world, can rapidly convert CO2 into stable carbonate minerals. This evidence suggests that if CO2 could be locked into this solid form, it would be stowed away for good, unable to escape into the atmosphere. Researchers suggest that the formations could help permanently reduce carbon on a large scale.
Global carbon emissions had always been a huge problem in today's society. Reducing global carbon emissions can have a solution after all. Capturing and storing carbon must be part of the solution, now there is an easy solution within two years, carbon dioxide injected into basalt can be transformed into solid rock. This is a huge discovery because it is a reliable way to store carbon without it being released into the atmosphere.
By Andrea Thompson, Climate Central November 15, Live Science
There is still 2 months left of 2016, however scientist have recorded 2016 to be the hottest year on record. This year 2016 of the 17 hottest years in the books recorded in this century, the only exception being the intense El Niño year of 1998 has been the hottest year. Global temperatures in both 2015 and 2016 were al little bit higher from a strong El Niño, but the heat has built up in the atmosphere over decades, trapped by ever-rising levels of greenhouse gases. 2016 has record-high carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere and record-low Arctic sea ice levels during many months of this year. Negotiators in Morocco are concerned about the election of Donald Trump derailing the international climate action that has been taken place. He has promised to pull the U.S. out of the Paris agreement and also to dismantle the Clean Power Plan, which is aimed at reducing domestic greenhouse gas emissions.
The more our growing population emits green house gasses the hotter every year is going to be getting every year is getting hotter and hotter. It is an increasing global temperature that is slowly rising. Our population try's to limit the emission of green house gases, however it is not enough with only a small percentage actually reducing their carbon footprint. There is also a percent of our population that is ignorant, and does not take the emission of green house gasses seriously. They do not think it is harmful to our environment, however over time this will degrate our environment much more, if action is not taken soon. With the election of a new president that does not believe in global warming it is going to be difficult to reduce the emissions of green house gasses.