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Op-Ed: The solar energy Lark

Newark - A company has built a solar energy farm near Newark in record time, but the true potential of this wonderful resource is being sadly neglected.

Global Warming May be More Rapid Than Predicted

The dire predictions about the effects of global warming may not have been dire enough according to some climate scientists.

Study Says Ocean Deserts Expanding

The least biologically productive areas of the oceans are expanding much faster than predicted, according to a new study by researchers at NOAA and the University of Hawaii. This change in ocean biology is linked to the warming of sea surface waters...

UN says desertification poses threat to 50 million in next ten years

Sub Saharan Africa and Asia are at risk from encroaching deserts, according to the United Nations University. A third of the world’s population is considered to be at risk. Land degradation and agricultural practices are considered the main culprits.

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Snow-covered deserts are rare  but that’s exactly what the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradi...
Snow-covered deserts are rare, but that’s exactly what the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite observed as it passed over the Taklimakan Desert in western China on Jan. 2, 2013.

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