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EU Leaders Agree On Climate Change Deal

10 years ago from CBSNews - Science

European leaders agreed to stick to an ambitious plan to fight global warming through emissions cuts and renewable energy, and on ways to share the hefty costs of setting a...

Climate change effects on imperiled Sierra frog examined

10 years ago from Biology News Net

Climate change can have significant impacts on high-elevation lakes and imperiled Sierra Nevada Yellow-legged frogs that depend upon them, according to U.S. Forest Service and University of California, Berkeley, scientists.

Expedition uncovers three never-before identified coral reefs off Florida's coast

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The team efforts of scientists and crew from the Waitt Institute for Discovery, Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute at Florida Atlantic University and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute have paid off with...

What Smell? Farmers Cozy Up To Manure

10 years ago from CBSNews - Science

High fertilizer costs have left some Iowa farmers coddling up to a previously shunned byproduct of the business - manure.

Bush Curbs Endangered Species Protections

10 years ago from CBSNews - Science

Just six weeks before President-elect Barack Obama takes office, the Bush administration issued revised endangered species regulations Wednesday to reduce the input of federal scientists and to block the law...

Mood mixed as climate summit ends

10 years ago from BBC News: Science & Nature

The UN climate summit concludes with satisfaction among many delegates, but criticism from environmentalists.

Commission agrees to cut tuna catches in Pacific

10 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- A commercial fishing commission agreed Friday to cut the catches of bigeye tuna in parts of the Pacific Ocean, a small step in an effort to save...

Mystery Of Gravity Fingers Mathematically Explained

10 years ago from Science Daily

Researchers recently found an elegant solution to a sticky scientific problem in basic fluid mechanics: why water doesn't soak into soil at an even rate, but instead forms what look...

Weather Forecasting: Mathematical Model Illuminates Polar Lows

10 years ago from Science Daily

Scientists have developed a mathematical method that enables a reconstruction of the occurrence of small-scale polar storms -- so-called polar lows -- in the North Atlantic.

Chile launches climate change plan

10 years ago from SciDev

The plan includes strategies for reducing the effects of climate change on health, availability of water and biodiversity.

Earth from Space: Snow-kissed Alps

10 years ago from European Space Agency

The snow-capped, crescent-shaped Alps and Italy’s Apennines mountain chain are shown in this Envisat image. Snowfall in early winter – for meteorologists winter begins on the 1 December – covered...

Climate change alters ocean chemistry

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Researchers have discovered that the ocean's chemical makeup is less stable and more greatly affected by climate change than previously believed. The researchers report in the 12 December issue of...

Title, but Unclear Power, for a New Climate Czar

10 years ago from NY Times Science

Carol M. Browner’s new position as White House coordinator of energy and climate policy may be undefined, but her thinking on those issues is clearly in line with the president-elect’s.

Observatory: Corals Indicate Another Sumatra Quake Is Likely

10 years ago from NY Times Science

Scientists are forecasting that in the next several decades there will be another major earthquake off Sumatra like the one that spawned the tsunami in 2004.

Avalanches -- Triggered From The Valley

10 years ago from Science Daily

When slab avalanches thunder into the valley, winter sports fans are in danger. Researchers have now gained amazing insights into the formation of these avalanches -- especially regarding how they...

U.S. Transition Hampers Talks on Climate Change

10 years ago from NY Times Science

The anticipation of Barack Obama’s presidency has left a critical meeting on a new climate treaty in a bit of limbo.

German islands tilting at windmills lose court case

10 years ago from Physorg

Two North Sea German islands Thursday lost a court bid to prevent the building of giant wind turbines off their coastlines.

Canada recalls some blue Stilton cheese

10 years ago from UPI

OTTAWA, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is warning people not to eat Cropwell Bishop Creamery-brand blue Stilton cheese due to possible bacterial contamination.

Greenhouse gases warming North America unevenly

10 years ago from AP Science

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Climate change caused by greenhouse gases is warming the United States, though unevenly, government researchers said Thursday....

Arctic change conference held in Canada

10 years ago from UPI

QUEBEC CITY, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- Nearly 1,000 scientists from Canada and 15 other nations are in Quebec for the Arctic Change 2008 International Conference.

Coral may predict future Indian Ocean quake: study

10 years ago from Reuters:Science

HONG KONG (Reuters) - A study of Indonesian reefs showed corals record cyclical environmental events and could predict a massive earthquake in the eastern Indian Ocean within the next 20...

Pompeii family's finals hours reconstructed

10 years ago from MSNBC: Science

Italian researchers have reconstructed the last hours in Pompeii of a dozen people who managed to survive Mount Vesuvius' devastating eruption for more than 19 hours.

South Africa declares disaster zone as cholera spreads from Zimbabwe

10 years ago from CBC: Health

Parts of South Africa's border with Zimbabwe have been declared a disaster zone due to the influx of Zimbabwean refugees seeking treatment for cholera.

Boeing postpones Dreamliner again

10 years ago from BBC News: Science & Nature

Boeing delays again the launch of its 787 Dreamliner aircraft blaming a strike by machinists and persistent production problems.

Forecasting the future of hurricanes

10 years ago from News @ Nature

A meteorologist's new model zooms in on how climate change affects Atlantic storms.

Earth Has Warmed 0.4 C in 30 Years

10 years ago from Newswise - Scinews

Half of the globe has warmed at least one half of one degree Fahrenheit (0.3 C) in the past 30 years, while half of that -- a full quarter of...

Nitrogen emissions in dairy pastures peak in the springtime

10 years ago from

The nitrogen emissions from boreal dairy pastures vary depending on the time of year and ley rotation. The emissions peak in spring, when the nitrates accumulated in the soil over...

New course to focus on green construction

10 years ago from

Beginning in the spring, budding construction managers at UALR - the University of Arkansas at Little Rock - and around the world can learn building strategies and techniques to make...