カテゴリ:505 environm.( 110 )

P 7726 ローマの滅亡は年輪にあらわれていた、BBC

2011.01.14

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An extensive study of tree growth rings says there could be a link between the rise and fall of past civilisations and sudden shifts in Europe's climate.

A team of researchers based their findings on data from 9,000 wooden artifacts from the past 2,500 years.

They found that periods of warm, wet summers coincided with prosperity, while political turmoil occurred during times of climate instability.

The findings have been published online by the journal Science.

"Looking back on 2,500 years, there are examples where climate change impacted human history," co-author Ulf Buntgen, a paleoclimatologist at the Swiss Federal Research Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape, told the Science website.
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by jpflege | 2011-01-17 06:26 | 505 environm.

P 7450 OECD報告 環境保護における都市の役割

OECD, 2010.12.01

Cities and metropolitan regional governments should play a more prominent role in defining the wider response to climate change, according to a new report from the OECD.

Cities and Climate Change confirms that urban areas use most of the world’s energy and are responsible for most of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions. Cities are at the same time highly vulnerable to the rising sea levels, warmer temperatures and destructive storms expected to result from climate change: by 2070, 150 million city-dwellers, producing 9% of global GDP in coastal cities, will be exposed to the full brunt of climate change, according to the report.
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by jpflege | 2010-12-02 17:46 | 505 environm.

P 7438 メキシコでの国連温暖化防止会議

France24, 2010.11.29

Some 15,000 delegates gather at the Mexican resort of Cancun on Monday for an annual UN conference on climate change. Scientists say emissions should be cut 25-40 percent below 1990 levels by 2020 to prevent a dangerous rise in global temperatures.

The disruption may already have begun.

Researchers point to this summer’s historic heat wave in Russia and nationwide floods in Pakistan as portents of things to come. In the Arctic Ocean, the summer melt of the ice cap has reached unprecedented proportions in recent years, and studies suggest the summer ocean may be ice-free as early as this decade.

Here in Mexico, research points to a drying out and shrinking of farm output in some regions, which might lead to a greater exodus of Mexican migrants to the U.S.
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by jpflege | 2010-11-30 06:03 | 505 environm.

P 7141 Historic treaty on biodiversity

Aljazeera

Participants from nearly 200 countries have hammered out an agreement in the closing hours of the UN Convention on Biodiversity in Japan.

The treaty is significant in terms of a consensus among participating nations on how best to share and manage the benefits derived from the world's genetic resources.
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by jpflege | 2010-10-31 07:26 | 505 environm.

P 7125 World Bank to help gauge natural wealth

Japan Times 2010.10.29

The World Bank said Thursday in Nagoya it will begin a project to help developing countries integrate the economic benefits of nature into their state policies in an effort to save millions of people from poverty while making sure their natural assets are used in a sustainable way.
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by jpflege | 2010-10-30 01:13 | 505 environm.

P 7117 chilling-reality-globes-biodiversity

aljazeera 2010.10.26

Despite the fact the UN has designated 2010 as the international year of biodiversity, most people only have a rough inkling as to what exactly it means.
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by jpflege | 2010-10-29 10:33 | 505 environm.

P 7054 Nagoya biodiversity talks stall on cash and targets

BBC

Their warning comes halfway through the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) meeting in Nagoya, Japan.

During negotiations some countries have proposed weaker rather than stronger targets for protection, they say.

Some developing countries say the West is not meeting their concerns.
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by jpflege | 2010-10-24 03:26 | 505 environm.

P 6964 食料品のムダ(廃棄)

WELT ONLINE

Allein in Deutschland landen jährlich 20 Millionen Tonnen Lebensmittel im Müll. Das liegt unter anderem auch an den strengen EU-Normen.

*Verschwendung 浪費
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by jpflege | 2010-10-15 10:54 | 505 environm.

P 6949 ドイツ:新エネルギーの増大

WELT ONLINE

Auf die Bürger kommen Mehrkosten beim Strom zu. Die Umlage für erneuerbare Energien steigt von zwei auf 3,5 Cent pro Kilowattstunde.
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by jpflege | 2010-10-14 21:48 | 505 environm.

P 6885 ミュンヘン:原子力発電反対デモ

WELT ONLINE 2010.10.09

Nach 100.000 Demonstranten vor wenigen Wochen in Berlin protestierten wieder 50.000 Atomkraft-Gegner gegen Schwarz-Gelb – jetzt in München.

Mehrere zehntausend Menschen haben in München gegen die Atompolitik der schwarz-gelben Bundesregierung protestiert. Höhepunkt der Demonstration gegen verlängerte Laufzeiten der Atomkraftwerke war eine rund zehn Kilometer lange Menschenkette durch die Münchner Innenstadt. Daran nahmen nach Angaben der Organisatoren knapp 50.000 Menschen teil, die Polizei sprach hingegen nur von rund 25.000.
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by jpflege | 2010-10-10 07:38 | 505 environm.