In this interactive map of South Florida, you can see just how serious a threat sea level rise really is. The map was created by five experts to help illustrate the severity of sea level rise, and to help inspire action. The accompanying article discusses how three major sewage treatment plants will be “reduced to shrinking islands” over the next few decades, and that’s only the beginning of the trouble.
Yesterday, Japan successfully extracted natural gas from frozen methane hydrate deposits in the Pacific Ocean. Methane hydrate is a form of methane gas found frozen below the sea or in permanently frozen ground. It is expensive to extract methane hydrate, but Japan hopes to continue this path in order to produce their own energy from their own reserves. If successful, methane hydrate could provide Japan with natural gas for up to 100 years. According to CleanBiz.Asia, India is close behind.
If you were worried about running into dolphins armed with pistols and knives in the Black Sea, you can relax. Yesterday’s breaking news about dolphins that escaped from the Ukrainian military’s training facility was a hoax. Unfortunately, the fact remains that dolphins are still used for military purposes–not only in the Ukrainian military, but in the United States and other places as well.
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