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Puma Energy amplia sua participação no Fórum Econômico Mundial

CINGAPURA, 27 de abril de 2017 /PRNewswire/ — A Puma Energy, companhia de energia globalmente integrada das áreas de refino e distribuição, se orgulha de anunciar que incrementou sua participação como membro do Fórum Econômico Mundial ao se tornar Parceira Associada Estratégica e, como resultado disto, participará do próximo Fórum Econômico Mundial para a África, que terá lugar em Durban, ...

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More than 1.3 million affected by flooding and landslides in South America

Heavy rainfall unleashed by sea temperature changes has caused heavy rainfall throughout Peru, Colombia and Ecuador in the first quarter of 2016, affecting more than 1.3 million people. Although rainfall persists in some areas, it has begun to let up in other, OCHA reports. In Peru, the number of affected people continues to rise, totaling over 1.2 million, despite the receding water ...

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Extreme amounts of rain hit Dominican Republic

More than 17 000 people were forced to evacuate after dangerous weather system dumped extreme amounts of rain on the Dominican Republic over the past couple of days. Within 24 hours, some regions saw up to 400 mm (15.7 inches) of rain, causing rivers to overflow. This is the same weather system that dumped heavy rain on Jamaica and southern Haiti this ...

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Keystone supporters, opponents need to find a way to civilly disagree.

Nebraska protests played at least a part in President Barack Obama rejecting the Keystone XL pipeline as the project became a flashpoint in a national fight over fossil fuels and climate change. Local resistance to the still-popular project is gearing back up again now that President Donald Trump has reversed the Obama administration and given his blessing to the Keystone ...

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Tsunami formation: Study challenges long-held theory

A new NASA study is challenging a long-held theory that tsunamis form and acquire their energy mostly from vertical movement of the seafloor. An undisputed fact was that most tsunamis result from a massive shifting of the seafloor — usually from the subduction, or sliding, of one tectonic plate under another during an earthquake. Experiments conducted in wave tanks in ...

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Ocean warming to cancel increased carbon dioxide-driven productivity

University of Adelaide researchers have constructed a marine food web to show how climate change could affect our future fish supplies and marine biodiversity. Published today in Global Change Biology, the researchers found that high CO2 expected by the end of the century which causes ocean acidification will boost production at different levels of the food web, but ocean warming ...

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Wind, rain play key role in breeding patterns of migratory tree swallows

Wind and precipitation play a crucial role in advancing or delaying the breeding cycles of North American tree swallows, according to the results of a new University of Colorado Boulder-led study. The research, which appears in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B, sheds new light on how wet, windy weather can affect tree swallow nesting and underscores the ...

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Discovery in northern lakes may be key to understanding early life on Earth

A team of researchers has discovered that many Canadian lakes can provide new insights into ancient oceans, and their findings could advance research about greenhouse gas emissions, harmful algal blooms, and early life forms. Scientists from the University of Waterloo led the team of microbiologists, geochemists, and freshwater specialists in a surprising finding that lakes of the Boreal Shield may ...

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Arbor Day, FSC and America’s wood basket

Date: April 25, 2017 Author: Jill Schwartz There’s one day a year when trees around the world receive the extra love they deserve. It’s Arbor Day, which, this year falls on April 28th in the US. People are encouraged to plant trees on Arbor Day. Or simply take care of trees that are already standing. It’s one of the best ...

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Am I consuming BPA?

You have probably seen the label “BPA-free” on plastic bottles, food and beverage cans and other plastic food packaging materials. Have you wondered what exactly is BPA and why we are commonly seeing this label on our products recently? And what does this mean to the health and safety of consumers? Herein I will explain the chemistry of BPA and ...

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