Russian boreal forests undergoing vegetation change

Russian boreal forests undergoing vegetation change

Russia’s boreal forest – the largest continuous expanse of forest in the world, found in the country’s cold northern regions – is undergoing an accelerating large-scale shift in vegetation types as a result of globally and regionally warming climate.That in turn is

Will the Gulf Stream slow down?

Will the Gulf Stream slow down?

The Gulf Stream and North Atlantic Drift – which are part of the Atlantic thermohaline circulation – bring warm water, and with it warm air, from the tropical Atlantic to northern Europe. This helps keep Europe several degrees warmer than it would otherwise

Arctic ocean show significant increase in freshwater content

Arctic ocean show significant increase in freshwater content

Since the 1900, the freshwater content of the upper Arctic Ocean has increased by about 20 %. This corresponds to a rise of approx. 8,400 cubic kilometres and has the same magnitude as the volume of freshwater annually exported on average from this marine region in

Heavy floods or sinking of Southern Thailand

Heavy floods or sinking of Southern Thailand

Two airports closed, boat and south-bound train services suspended, and almost one million people affected as the flood in southern Thailand worsened. The death toll continues to climb. Since 23 March 2011 there has been a prolonged heavy rainfall causing flash floods

Stop Turkey Government’s plan to start its first Nuclear Plant

Stop Turkey Government’s plan to start its first Nuclear Plant

The Watchers are inviting you to sign a petition to “STOP Turkey Government’s plan to start its first Nuclear Plant”.From the petition article…Japan s Fukushima Daiichi power plant s radiation is still very alarming not only for the Japanese but for the Entire

Developing ozone hole approaches Scandinavia and Eastern Europe right now

Developing ozone hole approaches Scandinavia and Eastern Europe right now

An exceptionally large area of depleted ozone has formed over the North Pole, and scientists warn that it could settle over Scandinavia and Eastern Europe on 30-31 March.The fast-thinning Arctic ozone layer was first detected by an international network of over 30

Mt. Sakurajima exploded – Volcanic ash alert issued

Mt. Sakurajima exploded – Volcanic ash alert issued

Tokyo Volcanic Ash Advisory Center issued an ash warning for Sakurajima Volcano which is considered ‘very dangerous’.Sakurajima (also spelled Sakurashima or Sakura-jima, 桜島 in Japanese) volcano in southern Kyushu is one of the most active volcanoes in the

Dead spadefishes at Alabama, sei whale in Virginia

Dead spadefishes at Alabama, sei whale in Virginia

There had been reports of hundreds spadelfish washing up along three miles of the beaches at Alabama. There’s still no cause for the hundreds of dead fish that were found dead along the gulf shores over the weekend. They were also found along the gulf state pier

Deep-sea volcanoes could also explode

Deep-sea volcanoes could also explode

Between 75 and 80% of all volcanic activity on Earth takes place at deep-sea, mid-ocean ridges. Most of these volcanoes produce effusive lava flows rather than explosive eruptions, both because the levels of magmatic gas (which fuel the explosions and are made up of…

2011 arctic ice extent is down

2011 arctic ice extent is down

The 2011 maximum extent of Arctic sea ice appears to be tied for the lowest amount in area since satellite measurements began 32 year ago.Researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder said the maximum ice extent was 463,000 square miles below the 1979-2000