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Damage to atom smasher forces 2-month halt

10 years ago from LA Times - Science

The world's largest atom smasher -- which was launched with great fanfare earlier this month -- has been damaged twice and will be out of commission for at least two...

Study: Ocean littering will likely worsen

10 years ago from UPI

WASHINGTON, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- A report mandated by the U.S. Congress says current measures to prevent and reduce marine debris are inadequate and the problem will likely...

World's Largest Corporations Seek Clarity On Climate Change Regulation

10 years ago from Science Daily

Global corporations view climate change as a driver of risk and opportunity and have cited clear regulation as key to managing the impacts, in this year's findings from the Carbon...

Estrogen 'Flooding Our Rivers,' Montreal Study Finds

10 years ago from Science Daily

A water treatment plant from Canada's second biggest city, Montreal, is dumping 90 times the critical amount of certain estrogen products into the river. It only takes one nanogram (ng)...

Latest greenhouse gas projections

10 years ago from Science Alert

Annual 2006 greenhouse emissions projections show that Australia will achieve significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions over the next six years.

Science Weekly podcast: The science minister believes GM does have a future in Britain; plus KT Tunstall talks climate change

10 years ago from The Guardian - Science

Matt Genge joins us to discuss the science minister's comments on GM crops; KT Tunstall's Arctic trip; plus a green petrol car

Japan's tsunami history shows what's in store

10 years ago from MSNBC: Science

Newly discovered tsunami deposits suggest the Japanese coastline was hammered by a series of massive waves thousands of years ago. The finding adds to growing evidence that the region is...

The Long History of the 2008 Financial Mess

10 years ago from Live Science

Banks seemed to collapse overnight, but the reasons date back decades, even centuries.

New Link To Tropical African Climate Proposed

10 years ago from Science Daily

Scientists have proposed a new link to rainfall and temperature patterns in southeast Africa. Examining data from African lake core sediments covering the past 60,000 years, the researchers report in...

Regional journals can boost science capacity

10 years ago from SciDev

High-quality regional journals are essential for building the scientific strengths of the developing world, says Wieland Gevers.

Study Merges Decade of Arctic Data as Ice Collapses Into the Sea

10 years ago from Newswise - Scinews

Last month, immense ice shelves collapsed into the Arctic Ocean. Polar bears are losing vital hunting grounds and countries are now staking claims to potential oil reserves under the pole....

Biochar: Grow Bigger, Better Veggies While Slowing Global Warming

10 years ago from Newswise - Scinews

Biochar, the product of a slow-burning charcoal-creation process using sticks and wood scraps, can vastly improve soils for growing food and other plants. Because it sequesters carbon, it could...

Chicago outlines plan to slash greenhouse gases

10 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- Mayor Richard M. Daley has announced a plan to dramatically slash emissions of heat-trapping gases, part of an effort to fight global warming and become one of...

'No time to lose' to start thinking sustainability

10 years ago from Physorg

As director of the University of Oregon's Climate Leadership Initiative, the need to address human contributions to global warming is a no-brainer that Bob Doppelt says in his new book...

Poisoned milk scandal widens in China, top dairies implicated

10 years ago from CBC: Health

China's latest tainted product crisis widened Friday after tests found the industrial chemical melamine in milk produced by three of the country's leading dairies.

UCLA study of satellite imagery casts doubt on surge's success in Baghdad

10 years ago from Physorg

By tracking the amount of light emitted by Baghdad neighborhoods at night, a team of UCLA geographers has uncovered fresh evidence that last year's U.S. troop surge in Iraq may...

Rate increase OKd for land-line phone service in California

10 years ago from LA Times - Health

The Public Utilities Commission approves hikes of as much as $3.25 a month in 2009 and 2010. ...

Abrupt Climate Change Focus Of U.S. National Laboratories

10 years ago from Science Daily

Abrupt climate change is the focus of IMPACTS, a major new program bringing together six US Department of Energy national laboratories to investigate the instability of marine ice sheets, warming...

GM Crops Make Good Neighbors

10 years ago from Science NOW

Cotton engineered to produce natural pesticide also protects nonmodified plants nearby

Drinking Water: The Need For Constant Innovation

10 years ago from Science Daily

Most western countries' drinking water is of excellent quality, but there is no room for complacency. The challenges are growing: undesirable contaminants are found in rivers, lakes and groundwater. Climate...

New research can help product manufacturers effectively shift to service-centric business strategies

10 years ago from Physorg

According to research conducted at the University of Washington, manufacturing firms can increase shareholder value by transitioning to services, but there are some important caveats.

BEFORE AND AFTER: Hurricane Ike Flattens Texas Towns

10 years ago from National Geographic

Dramatic scenes of destruction along Texas' Bolivar Peninsula have many state officials reconsidering the risks of coastal development in low-lying beach towns.

Texas Weathers Ike

10 years ago from C&EN

Many chemical plants, academic institutions remain shut down in hurricane's wake

Impacts of Climate Change on Chicago Expected to Increase in Coming Decades

10 years ago from Newswise - Scinews

Risk of consequences depends on heat-trapping gas emissions.

Financial Fiasco: Can America Recover This Time?

10 years ago from Live Science

Some experts worry that future generations could be worse off economically than their parents.

Environmentalists balk at drilling off NJ coast

10 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- With oil and gas drilling heating up as an issue in the presidential race, environmentalists and the governor reiterated their opposition to tapping reserves off the state's...

Earth Hot Spots Spark Alien Ideas

10 years ago from Live Science

Researchers found hydrothermal vents supporting an extremophile ecosystem.

P. E. Clapp, Environmental Advocate, Is Dead at 54

10 years ago from NY Times Science

Mr. Clapp was an early and vigorous voice in the movement raising concern about global climate change.