Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Russia’s environmental safeguards

An array of government-endorsed amendments to federal law on the Continental Shelf of the Russian Federation aim to protect Russia from catastrophes like the one in the Gulf of Mexico. The amendments are also of great significance to the upcoming development of hydrocarbon fields in the Arctic.


Food Demand to Double by 2050

"Agriculture's greenhouse gas emissions could double by 2050 if current trends in global food production continue. Global agriculture already accounts for a third of all greenhouse gas emissions," University of Minnesota's Ecology Professor David Tilman said.
Read more: Study Says Global Food Demand to Double by 2050
MedIndia http://www.medindia.net/news/Study-Says-Global-Food-Demand-to-Double-by-2050-93926-1.htm#ixzz1f6P2E9gP

The Gulf of Maine Salmon Declining

Stocks of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar), which have been steadily declining for the past few decades, are facing new challenges in the Gulf of Maine, where changing spring wind patterns, warming sea surface temperatures and new predators along altered migration routes are affecting their survival.