cienceAtNASAPublished on Jun 21, 2013
Visit http://science.nasa.gov/ for breaking science news. Arctic permafrost soils contain more accumulated carbon than all the human fossil-fuel emissions since 1850 combined. Warming Arctic permafrost, poised to release its own gases into the atmosphere, could be the “sleeping giant” of climate change.
Published on Feb 25, 2013
Visit http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/… for more. Two weeks after an asteroid exploded over Russia’s Ural mountains, scientists are making progress understanding the origin and make-up of the unexpected space rock. This week’s ScienceCast presents their latest results.
Hundreds of thousands of homes are at risk of chronic flooding due to sea level rise over the coming decades. The implications for coastal residents, communities, and the economy are profound.
Sea levels are rising. Tides are inching higher. High-tide floods are becoming more frequent and reaching farther inland. And hundreds of US coastal communities will soon face chronic, disruptive flooding that directly affects people’s homes, lives, and properties.
Yet property values in most coastal real estate markets do not currently reflect this risk. And most homeowners, communities, and investors are not aware of the financial losses they may soon face.
This analysis looks at what’s at risk for US coastal real estate from sea level rise—and the challenges and choices we face now and in the decades to come.
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Published on Jul 6, 2013
The colonial Dutch empire was one of the wealthiest European empires, with colonies in Aica, the America’s and the Dutch East indies (now Indonesia),much of this wealth came from piracy, slavery and smuggling in the early centuries of this vast empire. This short film primarily explores the Slave trade, which enriched an empire, and changed the social fabric of the nations which it traded with, forever. Explore the brief history of the Dutch slave trade, from its origins to the final end of a once lucrative trade. Useful Source: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00DUK8Z5O