3X as much water as Earth's oceans found 700km deep in Earth's crust

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A reservoir of water three times the volume of all the oceans has been discovered deep beneath the Earth's surface. The finding could help explain where Earth's seas came from. The water is hidden inside a blue rock called ringwoodite that lies 700 kilometres underground in the mantle, the layer ...

Climate change is sucking nutrition from our crops, Research reveals

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According to research by Israeli scientists published in Nature this month, reveal that Crops that provide a large share of the global population with most of their dietary zinc and iron will have significantly reduced concentrations of those nutrients at the elevated levels of atmospheric CO2 anticipated by around 2050. ...

Climate change alert: Stonefruit trees blossom early in Italy

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As reported by Freshplaza, stonefruit trees blossom early in Italy giving a vibrant alert of Climate change. Giuseppe Di Liberto, chairman of Fruttapiù PO, told, "After a sudden increase in temperatures in February, which led to early blossoming, it now seems that we have gone back to a more wintry ...

Eco-labelling trend increases with growing GMO consumer awareness

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Growing consumer awareness about genetically modified organisms (GMO) is fuelling the growth of products marked with eco-labels, such as "organic." In fact, increased consumer interest in food origins will push organic food sales to reach $50 billion by 2018. North America is experiencing a surge in certified food product sales ...

Volcanic eruption creates a new island off the coast of Japan

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A new island has emerged after a powerful volcanic eruption in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Japan. The new island is 600ft in diameter and has appeared next to a small, uninhabited island called Nishinoshima. The mass of rock was forced from the sea following an eruption on ...

Typhoon spares banana production in Phillipines

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(Freshplaza)--Though the typhoon that recently hit the Philippines took a large toll on the country and its people, it largely spared a key banana-producing region. “We're quite lucky in that we were not badly hit by the last typhoon,” said Stephen Antig, executive director of the Pilipino Banana Growers and ...

Lions become the new ultimate status symbol in Persian Gulf

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(DailymailUK)--Lions have become the ultimate status symbol for the rich young men of the Gulf Arab states. As it is quite visible in the images of Humaid AlBuqaish with the lionh posing alongside his Mercedes or Lamborghini or motoring along in a speedboat. Showing off the Persian Gulf's latest 'ultimate ...

Brazil looks red as Amazon loses 28% more green cover

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Alarm bells are ringing in Brasilia as the Amazon region, the world’s biggest rainforest and ecosystem, is losing its forest cover at much faster rate than the planet can afford. Deforestation in Brazil’s Amazon region rose by 28 per cent over the past year, said Environment Minister Izabella Teixeira on ...

"Forest change mapped by Google Earth,"BBC News report

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(BBC News)--A new high-resolution global map of forest loss and gain has been created with the help of Google Earth.

Cyprus will import Fresh water from Lebnon because of dying trees

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(Greenprophet)--Cyprus has one of the worst fresh water shortage than other regional countries,  including Lebanon, Israel and Syria.  The problem is so bad that reservoirs have gone dry and trees are dying.
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