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International Conference on Climate Change Opens in Lima, Peru

International Conference on Climate Change Opens in Lima, Peru

More than 100 international researches and government officials witnessed the inauguration of the International Conference on Climate Change called 'InterClima 2013' in Lima, Peru. Peru's Environment Minister, Manuel Pulgar Vidal, inaugurated the conference.

The prime motive behind the annual event is to assess the impact of the continued growth in emissions of greenhouse gases. Well, it will also assess that how encouraging clean energy production and sustainable development brings changes in experiences.

Underwater Glaciers Fjords, One of the Loudest Natural Marine Environments

Underwater Glaciers Fjords, One of the Loudest Natural Marine Environments

It has been said that sounds by bubbles are produced because of melting of ice. It makes underwater glacial fjords one of the loudest natural marine environments on earth. Scientists suggest that the reason behind making of such sound is that glaciers sizzle, when they disappear into warm water.

Researchers from the University of Alaska gave first evidence for the production of sound caused after warming of planet. It has been declared that the sizzling sound made by underwater glaciers fjords is one of the loudest natural marine environments on earth.

International Red List: Okapi Two Steps Away from Extinction

International Red List: Okapi Two Steps Away from Extinction

According to a latest report, a close relative of the giraffe known as okapi has been recently reclassified as endangered species by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature.

According to sources, the okapi is only found in the DR Congo and is presently facing considerable amount of threat of being endangered.

Spinning Ice Circle Seen in US River

Spinning Ice Circle Seen in US River

George Loegering, a 73 year old retired engineer, was totally amazed after seeing a large spinning circle of ice in the Sheyenne River. George said that at first, he was surprised and was unbelievable for him to realize it.

George had captured the images of that large disk and then used an internet to gather some more information regarding that disk. He also calculated the diameter of disk to be about 55 feet. George said that this spinning circle of an ice is not an unknown phenomenon, but can be rarely seen.

Methane Emissions 50% Higher Than EPA Estimates: Study

Methane Emissions 50% Higher Than EPA Estimates: Study

According to a new study, methane emissions from the oil and gas operations have been estimated to be about 50% higher that the statistics reported by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

It has also been estimated and analyzed by researchers that methane emissions in the United States are about five times higher in the places of the south-central region. These places include Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas.

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India and China Successful in Reducing Carbon Limit at UN Meeting

India and China Successful in Reducing Carbon Limit at UN Meeting

According to a latest report, the weakening of the latest global warming agreement by India as well as China has led to friction among other developing countries, who are trying their level best to settle down the fight against the climate change issue.

Mount Etna Erupted Again in Europe

Mount Etna Erupted Again in Europe

Mount Etna is the largest active stratovolcano in Europe, which stands to a height of about 10,992 feet. Mount Etna is of the height of two and half times higher than the second largest active volcano in Europe.

According to a new report, this volcano has erupted again with the volcanic ash spread over the nearby town, Taormina. The worst thing regarding the fact is that local natives were not being informed regarding this eruption. These people have always been complaining for years regarding the occasional eruption and ash rain from this volcano.

Shortage in Carbon Emission Budget, Says UN Climate

Shortage in Carbon Emission Budget, Says UN Climate

According to a new report, UN government now fears of fast shrinkage of the carbon emission budget. Global warming has been an issue from past many years across the world. It is basically caused by an increase in level of carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide and other harmful gases in the atmosphere.

The UN climate said that they feel ashamed of the earlier warnings given by them regarding the shortage of carbon budget. Smoke coming out of the chimneys, waste from various industries, burning of coal and many other factors are responsible for the emission of green house gases.

Two Volcanoes Erupt in Indonesia

Two Volcanoes Erupt in Indonesia

Two volcanoes that have erupted in Indonesia gave warnings for making preparations of flights and migration without any delay. The Indonesian Center for Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation has advised people not to approach within 2 miles (3.2 kilometers) of Mount Sinabung.

Mount Sinabung in North Sumatra province released volcanic residue as high as 8,000 meters (26,246 feet), says State volcanologist, Surono. The eruptions are highest in recent days.

World’s Oceans Acidification Level on Rise

World’s Oceans Acidification Level on Rise

A group of scientists have a strong statement on acidification. They have affirmed that world's oceans acidification level can increase by 170% by 2100.

With passage of time, oceans are becoming more acidic. Experts have levied the blame of the same on human emissions of CO2. Scientists were of the view that if the condition persisted in the same manner then around 30% of the species will not able to survive.

The study led by the International Biosphere-Geosphere Programme is said to be present at global climate meeting, which will be held in Poland in next week.

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