Environment in Japanese
  • Animal:Doubutsu 動物
  • Cow:Ushi 牛
  • Horse:Uma 馬
  • Bear:Kuma 熊
  • Monkey:Saru 猿
  • Deer:Shika 鹿
  • Elephant:Zou 増
  • Tiger:Tora 虎
  • Bird:Tori 鳥
  • Pig:Buta 豚
  • Whale:Kujira 鯨
  • Fire:Kaji 火事
  • Air:Kuuki 空気
  • Environment:Kankyou 環境
  • Interest:Kanshin 関心
  • Ambulance:Kyuukyuusha 救急車
  • Police:Keisatsu 警察
  • Economic Conditions:Keiki 景気
  • Industrial Pollution:Kougai 公害
  • Factory:Koujyou 工場
  • Flood:Kouzui 洪水
  • Disaster:Saigai 災害
  • Earthquake:Jishin 地震
  • Nature:Shizen 自然
  • Recent:Saikin 最近
  • Society:Shakai 社会
  • World:Sekai 世界
  • The Earth:Chikyuu 地球
  • Hurricane:Harikeen ハリケーン
  • Crime:Hanzai 犯罪
  • Damage:Higai 被害
  • Forest:Mori 森
  • To Cause Something to Happen:Okosu 起こす
  • To Disappear:Nakunaru なくなる
  • To Prevent:Fusegu 防ぐ
  • To Protect:Mamoru 守る
  • I am against it:Hantaida 反対だ
  • Foul Smell:Akushuu 悪臭
  • Warming:Ondanka 温暖化
  • The surface of the sea:Kaimen 海面
  • Ground Sinkage:Jibanchinka 地盤沈下
  • Trash:Shoukyakujyou 焼却場
  • Soil Pollution:Dojyouosen 土壌汚染
  • Exhaust gas:Haiki Gasu 排気ガズ
  • Hazardous waste:yuugaiha Ikibutsu 有害廃棄物
  • Recycling:Risaikuru リサイクル
  • Pollution:Osen 汚染
  • Water Pollution:Suishitsuosen 水質汚染
  • To Pollute:Osensuru 汚染する
  • Important/critical:Jyuudaina 重大な

Study finds restoring wetlands can lessen soil sinkage, greenhouse gas emissions

Restoring wetlands can help reduce or reverse soil subsidence and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, according to research in California’s Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta by Dartmouth College researchers and their colleagues.

The study, which is one of the first to continually measure the fluctuations of both carbon and methane as they cycle through wetlands, appears in the journal by Global Change Biology.

Worldwide, agricultural drainage of organic soils has resulted in vast soil subsidence and contributed to increased atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations. The California Delta was drained more than a century ago for agriculture and human settlement and has since experienced subsidence rates that are among the highest in the world. It is recognized that drained agriculture in the Delta is unsustainable in the long-term. To help reverse subsidence and capture carbon, there is interest in restoring drained agricultural land-use types to flooded conditions, but flooding may increase methane emissions. Carbon dioxide is the primary greenhouse gas emitted through human activities, but pound for pound, methane’s impact on climate change is more than 20 times greater than carbon dioxide.

Researchers at Dartmouth, UC-Berkeley and UC-Davis installed monitoring equipment on three moveable four-meter towers, measuring carbon dioxide and methane concentrations above a pasture and a cornfield that had been drained and a flooded rice paddy, a newly restored wetland and a wetland that underwent restoration in 1997. They found that the drained sites were net carbon and greenhouse gas sources. Conversely, the restored wetlands were net sinks of atmospheric carbon dioxide, but they were large sources of methane emissions, says co-author Jaclyn Hatala Matthes, an assistant professor an assistant professor in Dartmouth’s Department of Geography. “However, we do expect that the methane emissions will stabilize over time,” she says. “We’ve seen that emissions tend to increase for the first few years, and that this increase is correlated with the increase in wetland plant growth and spread during this time.”

Read more here.

Image credit: Mathew Grimm

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Kansai International Airport is located on an artificial island in the middle of Osaka Bay, Japan. To create the island, a 30 meter (98-foot) layer of earth was created on top of the seafloor with 21 million cubic meters of landfill. The material was excavated from three separate mountains. As of 2008, the total cost of Kansai Airport was $20 billion USD, including land reclamation that has been necessary to prevent its continued sinkage (7.1 centimeters per year as of 2008) into the bay.

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anonymous asked:

Is levimika alive? I just joined the party and I'm like......oh shit am I late or something. Like where everybody at? Y'all best be coming out of hiding or are on vacation or some shit cos I am feeling pretty lonely here.

We’re alive! Through the years we’ve survived near sinkage so I can assure you we’re just as strong as our ship and we won’t ever die lmao. But the fandom does go into hibernation periods. 

When it’s like mid-month and there’s no new official material some of us become dormant. But we have the tendency to explode when something rivamika-relevant goes on (you should’ve seen how active the tag was during the Uprising arc and when the not-rivamika live action kiss happened. That’ll go down in history). Tbh all it takes is them being in the same panel to get us excited, so be sure to check the tag whenever they have scenes together in upcoming chapters, especially if when the Ackertalk happens (we will definitely lose our minds that day).

But don’t feel alone! I for one am ALWAYS down to talk about those adorable Ackerman’s and I try my best to contribute to the fandom frequently. So if you ever want to discuss them I’m here!