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Aerosol pollution affects climate

10 years ago from Science Alert

Recent climate modelling has found that aerosol pollution may be an important factor in the Australian climate, likely to affect rainfall patterns.

'Frozen Smoke:' Ultimate Sponge For Cleaning Up Oil Spills

10 years ago from Science Daily

Scientists in Arizona and New Jersey are reporting that aerogels, a super-lightweight solid sometimes called "frozen smoke," may serve as the ultimate sponge for capturing oil from wastewater and effectively...

New findings on climate change and fisheries

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Scientists have for the first time calculated the likely impact of climate change on the distribution of more than 1,000 species of fish around the globe...

Masters of flight: Songbirds make massive migration journey at top speeds

10 years ago from Scientific American

In the midst of a brutal winter, it makes sense that anyone would want to head south asap, including, it seems, some common American songbirds, which new research shows zip...

Exploring hidden life`s abundance

10 years ago from Physorg

( -- Two miles below the surface of the Sargasso Sea lies a depression in the Earth`s crust filled with sediment and, scientists believe, teeming with life — exotic, microscopic,...

PHOTO IN THE NEWS: Koala Rescued From Australia Fires

10 years ago from National Geographic

Sam the koala, who is recuperating from severe burns, has become a bright spot amid deadly fires that have swept through Australia.

New tool maps dengue's climate spread

10 years ago from SciDev

A new mapping tool could be used to determine where dengue-carrying mosquitoes will spread in the developing world as the climate changes.

Mediterranean Sea Dried Up Five Million Years Ago

10 years ago from Science Daily

Upward movement of the Earth's crust transformed the Straits of Gibraltar into a dam. Approximately five million years ago, the Mediterranean Sea dried up after it was sealed off from...

Rift Zones: New Understanding Of Incredible Forces, Oil And Gas Reserves Beneath The Earth’s Surface

10 years ago from Science Daily

Researchers have developed a new model to explain the forming of rift zones. Rift zones are long cracks in the Earth's crust between the tectonic plates. They are generally over...

Next generation digital maps are laser sharp

10 years ago from Science Blog

Restoring habitat for spawning species of fish, such as Atlantic salmon, starts with a geological inventory of suitable rivers and streams, and the watershed systems that support them. But the...

BCE bumps up dividend

10 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

Sitting on a mountain of more than $3 billion in cash at the end of its fiscal year, BCE Inc. said Wednesday it is bumping up its common-share dividend.

Eye-in-the-Sea Platform First-Ever Constant Video Presence in the Deep Sea

10 years ago from Newswise - Scinews

The science community, and the world at large, will be able to peer into the deep ocean using the Eye-in-the-Sea (EITS) video platform for the Ocean Research and Conservation Association...

Digital information saved for future generations

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Portsmouth researchers are part of a bold rescue plan to recover and safeguard the rapidly vanishing technology and cultural information about the generation born and brought up in the digital...

Beneath the surface

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It was the geological collision between India and Asia millions of years ago that created one of the world's most distinctive places: The area around Lake Baikal in Siberia, which...

Oil Industry Ready to Work on Global Warming

10 years ago from NY Times Science

Confronted with a change of priorities in Washington, international oil executives are expressing an eagerness to work with President Obama to tackle global warming.

California Cheers Obama's Emissions Push

10 years ago from CBSNews - Science

California's been leading the push for stricter emissions and mileage standards. Ben Tracy reports on the reaction in the Golden State to the president's move today.

Matchup: Prius vs. Texas Pickup Trucks

10 years ago from CBSNews - Science

Since the pick up is the official vehicle of Texas, the neighbors sneered as I pulled into my driveway with a new Prius. But today was my day. Texans" were...

Calif. Rejects Bid For New Oil Drilling

10 years ago from CBSNews - Science

The State Lands Commission has rejected a proposal that could have led to the first new oil drilling project off the California coast in 40 years.

Drilling Leases Near Utah Parks Scrapped

10 years ago from CBSNews - Science

In a high-profile reversal of the Bush administration, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said the government is scrapping the lease of 77 parcels of federal land for oil and gas drilling...

Ships Collide In Antarctic Whaling Clash

10 years ago from CBSNews - Science

A group of radical anti-whaling activists said they were pelted with bloody chunks of whale meat and blubber after their boat collided with a Japanese whaling vessel in a dramatic...

Information superhighway`s trash yields a super highway asphalt

10 years ago from Physorg

Discarded electronic hardware, including bits and pieces that built the information superhighway, can be recycled into an additive that makes super-strong asphalt paving material for real highways, researchers in China...

China probes use of food additive in milk

10 years ago from CBC: Health

The safety of dairy products made by two companies in China is under investigation, the country's quality watchdog said Wednesday.

New deal with U.K. boosts Canadian access to Antarctic research stations

10 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

Canadian scientists will get better access to British research stations in the Antarctic under a new deal between the two countries. In return, it will be easier for British researchers...

Reducing CO2 through technology and smart growth

10 years ago from Physorg

A Georgia Tech City and Regional Planning study on climate change, published February 10, 2009 online by Environmental Science and Technology, shows that "smart growth" combined with the use of...

Long-term Recovery Of Reefs From Bleaching Requires Local Action To Increase Resilience

10 years ago from Science Daily

Scientists have assessed more than 25 years of data on reef ecosystems recovery from climate change-related episodes of coral bleaching. The new study represents the first comprehensive review of long-term...

Preventing Rangeland Erosion: Developing Better Management Practices in Iran

10 years ago from Newswise - Scinews

The rangelands of Iran have one of the world's longest history of agriculture development, but new pressures to feed an increasing population of humans and livestock in the region has...

Fishermen in 'dolphin rescue' off Philippines coast

10 years ago from BBC News: Science & Nature

Fishermen rescue about 200 dolphins stranded in shallow waters off the Philippines.