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Climate change 'more serious' as emissions soar

10 years ago from SciDev

Carbon emissions are far higher than expected, so climate change is likely to be more severe than predicted, warns an IPCC member.

Biofuels boom could fuel rainforest destruction

10 years ago from Science Blog

Farmers across the tropics might raze forests to plant biofuel crops, according to new research by Holly Gibbs, a postdoctoral researcher at Stanford's Woods Institute for the Environment. read more

US petroleum dependency factor of history

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When the Drake Oil Well in Titusville, Pennsylvania began seeping crude oil 150 years ago, humanity allowed itself to become engulfed in the ecology of oil, according to a Penn...

Scientists see boom for biotechnology

10 years ago from Physorg

The promising potential of biotechnology remains largely unused, especially in such crucial areas as healthcare and production of environmentally friendly fuels, scientists said.

Aussie drought due to Indian Ocean

10 years ago from Science Alert

Researchers have found that the current understanding of Australian climate may be wrong – a strong influence from the Indian Ocean explains many failed forecasts.

Beating poverty could save fish

10 years ago from Science Alert

A study has shown that the unhealthiest reef fisheries are those near developing societies, and the researchers suggest that beating poverty could also save fish.

Texas researchers provide emissions data for livestock industry

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A group of Texas-based researchers provided answers for the nation's cattle feeding industry after it was given a very short window by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to begin reporting...

Antibiotic resistance: A rising concern in marine ecosystems

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A team of scientists, speaking at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, called for new awareness of the potential for antibiotic-resistant illnesses from the...

Biofuels, like politics, are local

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Field work and computer simulations in Michigan and Wisconsin are helping biofuels researchers understand the basics of getting home-grown energy from the field to consumers. Preliminary results presented today suggest...

Seeing the forest and the trees helps cut atmospheric carbon dioxide

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Putting a price tag on carbon dioxide emitted by different land use practices could dramatically change the way that land is used - forests become increasingly valuable for storing carbon...

Cheap love costs the Earth

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Ecology and conservation biologist at the University of Leicester, Dr David Harper, who has conducted research for over 25 years at Lake Naivasha in Kenya, today warned that cut-price Valentine...

Mass Media Often Failing In Its Coverage Of Global Warming, Says Climate Researcher

10 years ago from Science Daily

What is wrong with reporting on global warming? "The problem is CNN just fired their science team. Why didn't they fire their economics team or their sports team?" "Why don't...

Wave Hello to Your Children, Wave Goodbye to Fish

10 years ago from Science NOW

Plus more from our roundup of stories from this year's AAAS meeting

Obama may be tough on Canada's tar sands

10 years ago from News @ Nature

How will future US emissions regulations affect North America's biggest oil owner?

Oxford prof suggests lynx to cull deer

10 years ago from UPI

LONDON, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- A British ecologist says lynx should be reintroduced in parts of Britain to help cull deer that are destroying crops and woodlands.

'CO2 reduction treaties useless'

10 years ago from BBC News: Science & Nature

A new report says that treaties, such as the Kyoto Protocol, which aim to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, are useless.

Plumes of arctic haze traced to Russia, Kazakhstan

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Smoke from forest fires, agricultural burning may be substantial part of springtime plumes.

Penguins Marching into Trouble

10 years ago from Newswise - Scinews

A combination of changing weather patterns, overfishing, pollution, and other factors have conspired to drive penguin populations into a precipitous decline, according to long-term research funded by the Wildlife Conservation...

Telus Q4 revenue climbs 5%

10 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

Telus Corp. said Friday that its fourth-quarter revenues rose by 5.3 per cent year-over-year, but its bottom line was off by 29 per cent.

Darwin anniversary heralds new conservation research era for Northern Ireland

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On the bicentenary of the birth of eminent biologist Charles Darwin a new GBP2m research contract has been launched to conserve and protect Northern Ireland's natural heritage. Queen's University Belfast...

Changing ocean conditions turning penguins into long-distance commuters

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Imagine you live in the suburbs of Chicago and you must commute hundreds of miles to a job in Iowa just to put food on the table. Magellanic penguins living...

New method to eliminate ibuprofen from polluted waters using ultrasound

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An international team of scientists, in which researchers from the University of Barcelona (UB) have participated, has applied ultrasound treatment that enables ibuprofen to be eliminated from waters polluted with...

US Atlantic cod population to drop by half by 2050

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A University of British Columbia researcher put a number to the impact of climate change on world fisheries at today's Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of...

Earthquake Strikes Indonesia, Injures 42

10 years ago from CBSNews - Science

A powerful earthquake off eastern Indonesia briefly triggered a tsunami warning, causing a stampede of residents to higher ground. Hundreds of buildings were damaged and at least 42 people injured,...

(Not So) Great Lakes Cleanup

10 years ago from Scientific American

A most-wanted list of toxic substances – including PCBs, dioxins, mercury, lead and pesticide – has lingered in western New York’s Eighteenmile Creek for decades, leaving its salmon, trout and...

Putting the "Green" into Greenhouses

10 years ago from Scientific American

Roses and other cut flowers are always in season--if more popular perhaps on Valentine's Day--thanks to greenhouses. These hothouses provide a warm, safe environment in which all kinds of plants...

Blooms Away: The Real Price of Flowers

10 years ago from Scientific American

Roses are red… They are also fragile and almost always flown to the U.S. from warmer climes in South America, where roughly 80 percent of our roses take root; to...