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Sunlight and the right microbes convert Arctic carbon into carbon dioxide

Sunlight and the right microbes convert Arctic carbon into carbon dioxide

2017-10-04 14:00:07, phys.org

Nearly half of the organic carbon stored in soil around the world is contained in Arctic permafrost, which has experienced rapid melting, and that organic material could be converted to greenhouse gases that would exacerbate global warming. When permafrost thaws, microbial consumption of those carbon reserves produces carbon dioxide – much of which eventually winds up in the atmosphere, but scientists have been unsure of just how the system works

 

Politics & Government

Barack Obama Bans New Oil, Gas Drilling Off Alaska, Part Of Atlantic Coast

Barack Obama Bans New Oil, Gas Drilling Off Alaska, Part Of Atlantic Coast

2016-12-21 12:10:08, ndtv.com

Washington: US President Barack Obama on Tuesday banned new oil and gas drilling in federal waters in the Atlantic and Arctic Oceans, in a push to leave his stamp on the environment before Republican Donald Trump takes office next month. Obama used a 1950s-era law called the Outer Continental Shelf Act that allows presidents to limit areas from mineral leasing and drilling. Environmental groups said that meant Trump's incoming administration

 

Sports

Domestic due paid: Risabh Pant gets record fortunes after Ranji prowess

Domestic due paid: Risabh Pant gets record fortunes after Ranji prowess

2016-12-06 18:35:51, dnaindia.com

Over three years, Pant will be seen endorsing SG cricket equipment across all formats of the game, according to a statement issued by Professional Management Group (PMG). Fast rising wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant has signed a three-year multi-crore deal with cricket equipment manufacturers Sanspareils Greenland (SG). Over three years, Pant will be seen endorsing SG cricket equipment across all formats of the game, according to a statement issued by Professional

 

Business

As the Arctic warms, the oil industry adapts to sustain ice-road season in Alaska

As the Arctic warms, the oil industry adapts to sustain ice-road season in Alaska

2016-12-12 20:22:43, adn.com

Alaska's North Slope oil industry is battling back as Earth has warmed, adopting new techniques to allow operators to start building ice roads as early as they did in the cooler 1970s to move the drilling rigs and people needed for winter oil exploration. The result is ice-road construction seasons that have become reliably longer in recent years — and an unmistakable irony, with the oil industry working to expand

 

Technology

Office 365 Now Available In 10 New Markets

Office 365 Now Available In 10 New Markets

2016-11-24 10:01:41, c-sharpcorner.com

Microsoft announced the availability of - Bhutan, Cambodia, Greenland, Guadeloupe, Laos, Maldives, Martinique, Mozambique, Myanmar and Vatican City. Microsoft has informed that with this particular launch, Office 365 is now available in 150 markets, and in 44 languages. Image Source: blogs.office.com Microsoft has provided with an estimate of 1.2 billion people around the world use Office – at school, at work and in their personal lives. “As our service expands,

 

Health

Buzz Aldrin leaves New Zealand after an unexpected stay in Christchurch Hospital

Buzz Aldrin leaves New Zealand after an unexpected stay in Christchurch Hospital

2016-12-09 15:28:13, stuff.co.nz

The spaceman has lifted off. Buzz Aldrin, the second man to walk on the surface of the moon, has left New Zealand after an unexpected stay at Christchurch Hospital. The 86-year-old astronaut was visiting Antarctica to experience conditions akin to those found on Mars. He broke the record for the oldest person to reach the South Pole, but also became ill with congestion in his lungs and altitude sickness.

 

Education

Temperature near North Pole jumped to 32 degrees today

Temperature near North Pole jumped to 32 degrees today

2016-12-22 20:18:01, adn.com

A weather buoy about 90 miles south of the North Pole registered a temperature at the melting point of 32 degrees (0 Celsius) early Thursday as a giant storm east of Greenland drew abnormally warm air northward. "It seems likely areas very close to or at the North Pole were at the freezing point today [Thursday]," said Zachary Labe, a doctoral student research Arctic climate and weather at the University

 

Family & Parenting

Entertainment & Arts

'Elf' musical delights at Civic Center

'Elf' musical delights at Civic Center

2016-12-31 03:01:42, oklahoman.com

It wasn't only the magic of Christmas, but the pure enthusiasm of its title character that made a production of “Elf” so delightful. The Broadway musical, based on a 2003 movie with Will Ferrell, opened Tuesday at Civic Center Music Hall, 201 N Walker. Spenser Micetich was wonderful as Buddy, the human baby who got into Santa's bag by mistake and was raised at the North Pole. Comically larger and

 

Life & Style

10 tips for preventing frozen pipes

10 tips for preventing frozen pipes

2016-12-15 09:19:58, chicagotribune.com

With an arctic freeze descending, there is no time to waste in guarding against plumbing problems associated with cold weather. Any hassle and extra expense is easily prevented with a couple of hours of chores. Some of this you may have done already. But if not, plumbing experts recommend taking these winterization precautions before the truly cold weather arrives. 1. Disconnect outside water hoses. If left connected during freezing temperatures,

 

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