Plants modulate the turning of the hydrologic cycle by reducing surface runoff, increasing the amount of water that enters the soil, and returning it slowly to the atmosphere by transpiration
It is easy to overlook the life under sea ice in the Antarctic, but as climate warms, sea ice will diminish and so will the growth of algae that depends on it
A lot of the costs of climate change will be borne by society at large, through taxes and insurance premiums.
In light of this assault on an environmental policy that did its job, what can a despairing environmentalist do?
If low levels of insecticides, many of them endocrine disruptors, are involved, humans are certainly exposed as well
No matter how much carbon they assimilate, the carbon uptake by an existing mature forest is not additional,
Over a similar lifetime, electric vehicles emit about 10-24% less greenhouse warming potential than conventional vehicles
As seen for the metabolism of birds, air travel by humans carries a large energetic cost.
Because many carbon offset projects relate to forests, wetlands and other natural land uses, they also may provide a significant benefit in some areas for conservation of land and ecosystems. My Master’s Project looked to find what role carbon offsets play in promoting conservation in North Carolina.