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Visa problems hamper climate change talks

10 years ago from SciDev

Many developing country delegates were delayed or unable to attend the UN climate change negotiations in Poland due to strict visa policies.

Opinion: Water: forgotten in the food crisis

10 years ago from Science Alert

Australia is not the only country in the world whose economy and environment are threatened by water shortages, writes Colin Chartres.

EU wants end to old-style bulbs

10 years ago from BBC News: Science & Nature

An EU report recommends banning incandescent light bulbs by 2012 to save energy and cut greenhouse gas emissions.

Mexico: Glaciers 'disappearing' due to global warming

10 years ago from SciDev

Important glaciers in Mexico could melt completely within the next 15-40 years, decreasing the availability of water resources, say studies.

Southern Ocean resistant to changing winds

10 years ago from Physorg

Intensifying winds in the Southern Ocean have had little influence on the strength of the Southern Ocean circulation and therefore its ability to absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, according...

Want to stop climate change? Put a fork in it, advocates say

10 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

Restoring local farms, creating more community gardens and planting more backyard vegetables are some of the simple ways people in St. John's can cut greenhouse gases, residents heard Sunday.

Some see energy future in old mill dams

10 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- More than 150 years after it helped power the industrial revolution, the waters of Mill Brook that spill over a series of dams past the old Armory...

Inside a surgical instruments workshop in Pakistan

10 years ago from The Guardian - Science

Britain's NHS uses surgical instruments manufactured in appalling conditions in Pakistan

Water balance restored in Everglades

10 years ago from UPI

MIAMI, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- Florida officials say they have successfully moved water dumped by Tropical Storm Fay, ending flooding that threatened wildlife in one part of the...

Native hunters: Climate is thinning caribou herds

10 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- Chief Bill Erasmus of the Dene nation in northern Canada brought a stark warning about the climate crisis: The once abundant herds of caribou are dwindling, rivers...

Climate change: Sci-fi solutions no longer in the margins

10 years ago from Physorg

With political efforts to tackle global warming advancing slower than a Greenland glacier, schemes for saving Earth's climate system that once were dismissed as crazy or dangerous are gaining in...

New York Observed: Finally, the Scent of the City

10 years ago from NY Times Health

An accident stole her sense of smell. Then, one Sunday, a signature New York aroma rising from an oven told her she was healed.

Climate Change Wiped Out Cave Bears 13 Millennia Earlier Than Thought

10 years ago from Science Daily

Enormous cave bears, Ursus spelaeus, that once inhabited a large swathe of Europe, from Spain to the Urals, died out 27,800 years ago, around 13 millennia earlier than was previously...

Melting ice may slow global warming

10 years ago from The Guardian - Science

Collapsing antarctic ice sheets, which have become potent symbols of global warming, m

NRL's P-3 aircraft support project to study tropical cyclones

10 years ago from

The Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) has been hunting for tropical cyclones as part of a multi-national study to understand, observe, and predict the potential impacts of Pacific tropical cyclones. This...

Man-made chemicals found in drinking water at low levels

10 years ago from

Low levels of certain man-made chemicals remain in public water supplies after being treated in selected community water facilities. Water from nine selected rivers, used as a source for public...

Two Spanish scientists among world's most productive in the field of reproductive biology

10 years ago from

A bibilometric study has been carried out to evaluate the scientific activity of international researchers and institutions specialising in reproductive biology. The results reveal that two Spanish scientists, Antonio Pellicer...

Sarkozy to seek EU climate deal

10 years ago from BBC News: Science & Nature

French President Nicolas Sarkozy is to meet eastern European leaders to try to agree on an EU climate change package.

Review: The Emerald Planet: How Plant's Changed Earth's History by David Beerling

10 years ago from The Guardian - Science

Review: The Emerald Planet: How Plant's Changed Earth's History by David BeerlingDavid Beerling's book is both fascinating and important, writes PD Smith

VIDEO: Iceland Puffin Threatened

10 years ago from National Geographic

In Iceland's remote Westman Islands, warming weather is threatening a beloved mascot: the Atlantic puffin.

Antarctic Cruise Ship Runs Aground; Oil Leak Spreading?

10 years ago from National Geographic

All 122 passengers and crew were rescued, but an unknown amount of oil leaking into the fragile waters may pose an environmental threat, says a National Geographic grantee near the...

Biodiversity Hotspots Are Also Major Carbon Sinks

10 years ago from Science Daily

New research shows how reducing emissions from deforestation can not only assist in combating climate change but can also help the conservation of biodiversity, from amphibians and birds to primates....

Blight-resistant American chestnut trees nearing reality

10 years ago from Physorg

( -- The demise of the American chestnut is one of the great ecological disasters of our time, according to a chestnut expert in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences,...

Scientist says ancient technique cuts greenhouse gas

10 years ago from Reuters:Science

POZNAN, Poland (Reuters) - An ancient technique of plowing charred plants into the ground to revive soil may also trap greenhouse gases for thousands of years and forestall global warming,...

Warning system could protect Europe's giant atom-smasher

10 years ago from Physorg

Europe's giant atom-smasher, which broke down only days after being switched on with great fanfare, may restart in July or August with a new warning system to try to prevent...

Crimes to Climate History: Tiny Diatoms Offer Big Clues

10 years ago from Live Science

A botanist studies microorganisms in lakes, oceans and other water sources that hold clues to climate and crimes.

Climate scientists say 2008 will be coolest year of the decade

10 years ago from The Guardian - Science

This year is set to be the coolest since 2000, according to a preliminary estimate of global average temperature that is due to be released next week by the Met...

Between a rock and a hard place

10 years ago from The Guardian - Science

What do the words Cambrian, Ordovician, Silurian, Devonian, Carboniferous and Permian mean to you?