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Renewable Energy

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http://www.se4all.org/our-vision/our-objectives/renewable-energy/

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Energy from renewable resources—wind, water, the sun, biomass and geothermal energy—is inexhaustible and clean.

The costs of technologies to capture that energy are rapidly falling and becoming economically competitive with fossil fuels, while reducing the risk of climate change. Investing in renewable energy creates jobs, fosters economic growth, and improves energy security for countries that lack domestic fossil fuel resources. ... Read more about Renewable Energy

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Tracking How the World Guzzles Water

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JOANNA M. FOSTER
Tracking How the World Guzzles Water
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Arjen Hoekstra and Mesfin Mekonnen/PNAS Early EditionHumankind’s average annual water footprint from 1996 to 2005. 

With the world’s freshwater supplies under mounting pressure from pollution and galloping consumption, understanding the how, where and why of water use is more important than ever. ... Read more about Tracking How the World Guzzles Water

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Global Warming: 1880-2011

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http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/videogallery/index.html?media_id=95567951

Global temperatures have warmed significantly since 1880, the beginning of what scientists call the "modern record." At this time, the coverage provided by weather stations allowed for essentially global temperature data. As greenhouse gas emissions from energy production, industry and vehicles have increased, temperatures have climbed, most notably since the late 1970s. In this animation of temperature data from 1880-2011, reds indicate temperatures higher than the average during a baseline period of 1951-1980, while blues indicate lower temperatures than the baseline average. ... Read more about Global Warming: 1880-2011

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Quarterly Travel Forecast

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http://www.sandiego.org/downloads/1327011654.28410100_8c76753a3f/SDCVB%20-%20Dec%202011%20Forecast.pdf
A projection for the tourism industry in San Diego for December 2011 onward based on previous economic dat and trends

Electronic Atlas Maps U.S. Renewable Energy Resources

A new geospatial application developed by the U.S. Department of Energy's Nation
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A new geospatial application developed by the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) allows users to easily and accurately map potential renewable energy resources in the United States.

The interactive tool, RE Atlas, is free to use and available online at http://maps.nrel.gov/re_atlas. ... Read more about Electronic Atlas Maps U.S. Renewable Energy Resources

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Fish production falls due to ocean surface heating

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Analia Murias
Ocean warming may complicate the future of fisheries resources in several region
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A report by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) indicates that ocean surface water warming limits the upward movement of nutrients and this can cause a decrease in fish production.

The study adds that if the volume of the catch is reduced, the daily life of the population would also be affected.

In the document, UNDP experts warn that limiting the upward movement of nutrients from deeper and colder waters, a phenomenon known as resurgence, will hurt the large marine ecosystems of developing countries located in the warm areas of Asia, Africa and Latin America. ... Read more about Fish production falls due to ocean surface heating

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