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Should the shores of WesternTasmania brace for another whale stranding?

10 years ago from Science Blog

Magnitude 6.4 earthquake due south of Perth could injure whales and cause another whale stranding in Tasmania. read more

Scientist dropped from climate delegation to save money: Prentice

10 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

Minister of Environment Jim Prentice said the government's decision to not send one of Canada's leading scientists to the international climate talks wrapping up in Poland Friday was financial, not...

Methane, Potent Greenhouse Gas, Flowing Into The Atmosphere From Tundra Much Faster Than Expected

10 years ago from Science Daily

Much more methane gas is being emitted into the atmosphere from the tundra in northeast Greenland than previous studies have shown. New figures reveal that large amounts of greenhouse gases...

Farmers optimistic about dry future

10 years ago from Science Alert

A survey has found that both farmers and people who don't believe in global warming are more optimistic about climate change than 'lifestyle' landholders.

Opinion: Nitrates - the answer to a major climate problem

10 years ago from Science Alert

Adding nitrate to ruminants’ diet is a viable way to provide food for the future while reducing methane emissions, writes Dr Ron Leng.

£5m fund to scrap fishing boats

10 years ago from BBC News: Science & Nature

Owners of inshore fishing boats in England are being offered £5m by the government to scrap their boats and leave the industry.

Surface-Level Ozone Pollution Set To Reduce Tree Growth 10% By 2100

10 years ago from Science Daily

Modern day concentrations of ground level ozone pollution are decreasing the growth of trees in the northern and temperate mid-latitudes, according to new research. Tree growth, measured in biomass, is...

Baby fish in polluted San Francisco estuary waters are stunted and deformed

10 years ago from

Striped bass in the San Francisco Estuary are contaminated before birth with a toxic mix of pesticides, industrial chemicals and flame retardants that their mothers acquire from estuary waters and...

Rust-proof - even without chromium

10 years ago from

Years ago, the ice-cream van used to drive through residential areas, ringing a bell to entice people out of their houses. Today their place has been taken by scrap metal...

Princeton-led team finds secret ingredient for the health of tropical rainforests

10 years ago from

A team of researchers led by Princeton University scientists has found for the first time that tropical rainforests, a vital part of the Earth's ecosystem, rely on the rare trace...

Creating Water Out Of Thin Air

10 years ago from Science Blog

A new gadget does exactly that---creates drinking water out of nothing but air! read more

Ike's effects back Texas eco-research

10 years ago from UPI

GALVESTON, Texas, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Hurricane Ike reconfirmed one Texas researcher's idea: Interfering with Galveston Island's natural elevation hurts the island's sand dunes and marsh flora.

Hong Kong orders 80,000 chickens killed

10 years ago from UPI

HONG KONG, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Authorities in Hong Kong Tuesday ordered about 80,000 chickens killed after discovering dozens of birds had died of bird flu at a...

Scientists try to mitigate climate change effects

10 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- Scientists studying the changing nature of the Earth's climate say they have completed one crucial task - proving beyond a doubt that global warming is real. Now...

Drought, controlled fire, warming linked

10 years ago from UPI

IRVINE, Calif., Dec. 9 (UPI) -- A link between drought and deforestation was found to be fueling global warming, a U.S. scientist and co-author of a study reported.

A 'black magic' CO2 fix

10 years ago from Physorg

Biochar, similar to charcoal used by pre-Columbian Amazonian cultures to boost crop yields, could help the fight against climate change by securely locking carbon away in soils for thousands of...

Network links researchers in Middle East and Europe

10 years ago from SciDev

A new network aims to serve scientific research communities by enabling the Middle East to link directly with European research networks.

Study Seeks Green Homes That Withstand Hurricanes

10 years ago from Newswise - Scinews

Home foundations and frames built of a lightweight composite material that may bend - but won't break - in a hurricane and can simply float on the rising tide of...

Joe Kittenger: Sky Dive from 102,800 feet (31,300 meters)

10 years ago from Live Science

On August 16, 1960: Project Excelsior III USAF pilot Joe Kittenger parachutes from a balloon 19.5 miles up, becoming the fastest human sky-diver at over 614 mph (988 km/hr).

Earthquakes can 'spark eruptions'

10 years ago from BBC News: Science & Nature

Very large earthquakes can trigger an increase in activity at nearby volcanoes a scientific study claims.

Wave Power Facility Successful in Sweden

10 years ago from Science Daily

A wave energy plant located in the sea outside Lysekil, Sweden has been quite successful. For nearly three years, a wave power plant has stood on the bottom of the...

Scientists turning CO2 from coal-fired plants, algae into oil

10 years ago from Physorg

Eliminating greenhouse gases and developing new, non-petroleum-based fuels are two of America's biggest environmental challenges. University of Kentucky researchers think algae might offer an answer.

Brazil 'must invest in its technology parks'

10 years ago from SciDev

Brazil needs a US$4.3 billion investment to boost development and growth of its technology parks, according to a study.

Oil spray reduces greenhouse gas emissions from pig finishing barns

10 years ago from Physorg

Animal feeding operations are an important emission source of air pollutants including methane and carbon dioxide—known greenhouse gases. Recent inventories suggest that animal manure makes a significant contribution to global...

Golf Course: Playing Fields, Wildlife Sanctuaries Or Both

10 years ago from Science Daily

Researchers are examining the effect of golf courses on salamander populations. Working with 10 golf courses in North Carolina, they are measuring stream salamanders' abundance and diversity in order to...

Panel Warns Of WMD Attack

10 years ago from C&EN

Congressional task force calls for urgent measures to mitigate probable threat