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Global Carbon Emissions Speed Up, Beyond IPCC Projections

10 years ago from Science Daily

The Global Carbon Project posted the most recent figures for the worlds' carbon budget, a key to understanding the balance of carbon added to the atmosphere, the underpinning of human...

Chinese astronaut makes nation's first spacewalk

10 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- A Chinese astronaut on Saturday performed the nation's first-ever spacewalk, the latest milestone in an ambitious program that is increasingly rivaling the United States and Russia in...

Wetlands restoration not a panacea for Louisiana coast

10 years ago from Physorg

Counting on wetlands restoration projects to protect storm buffeted infrastructure along the Louisiana Coast is likely to be a "losing battle" that provides "false hope" and prevents endangered communities from...

Great bustards to be released on Salisbury Plain

10 years ago from Biology News Net

The fifth batch of Great Bustards is being released on Sep. 25. Researchers at the University of Bath and conservationists from the Great Bustard Group will be releasing 19 birds...

Solid ice may be inside Neptune and Uranus

10 years ago from UPI

LIVERMORE, Calif., Sept. 25 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists using first-principle molecular dynamics simulations have determined the interiors of Neptune, Uranus and Earth might contain some solid ice.

Impact Of Beetle Kill On Rocky Mountain Weather, Air Quality

10 years ago from Science Daily

By killing large swaths of forests in the Rocky Mountains, mountain pine beetles may be altering local weather patterns and air quality. Scientists are exploring how the loss of trees...

Severe Climate Change Costs Forecast For Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Tennessee, North Dakota, And Other U.S. States

10 years ago from Science Daily

The economic impact of climate change will cost a number of US states billions of dollars, and delaying action will raise the price tag, concludes the latest series of reports...

U.S.-Canadian Group Plans to Curb Emissions

10 years ago from NY Times Science

An alliance of Western states and Canadian provinces unveiled a draft proposal intended to achieve a 15 percent cut in greenhouse-gas emissions by 2020.

Climate Change Experts Seize the Day: 7 October 2008

10 years ago from Newswise - Scinews

James Hansen, NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies, and one of the world's leading authorities on present-day climate change, will speak as part of a slate of activities planned in...

Texas-Size Conference Tackles Global Issues

10 years ago from Newswise - Scinews

Houston hosts a global scientific conference, Oct. 5-9, with more than 8,000 international scientists presenting research and trends in energy, water, agriculture, and more.

Global Energy Forum in Houston

10 years ago from Newswise - Scinews

Experts discuss how fossil fuels and biofuels will affect the world's economy and environment in the changing global energy market. Speakers will discuss climate change effects on agriculture, as well...

Experts to Discuss Global Water Crisis

10 years ago from Newswise - Scinews

Water is a fundamental need of all life on our planet; however in this age, the issue of fresh water has become one of conflict and tension. Global water policies...

California institute to help stem-cell biotechs

10 years ago from News @ Nature

Loan programme aims to support firms in getting products to the clinic.

Gulf states plan for nuclear future

10 years ago from News @ Nature

Oil-rich nations concern proliferation experts with atomic projects.

New studies find global warming will have significant economic impacts on Florida coasts

10 years ago from Physorg

Leading Florida-based scientific researchers released two new studies today, including a Florida State University report finding that climate change will cause significant impacts on Florida's coastlines and economy due to...

Study suggests air quality regulations miss key pollutants

10 years ago from Physorg

A new study led by the University of Colorado at Boulder reveals that air quality regulations may not effectively target a large source of fine, organic particle pollutants that contribute...

Vegetation hardly affected by extreme flood events

10 years ago from Physorg

Extreme flood events in floodplain grasslands affect carabid beetles and molluscs more than plants. This is the finding of a study by biologists from the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research...

Prolonged effects of a warming anomaly on grasslands

10 years ago from Physorg

Professors Yiqi Luo, Linda Wallace and Rebecca Sherry in the Department of Botany and Microbiology coauthored a paper with colleagues Jay Arnone and Paul Verburge at the Desert Research Institute;...

Flooding Might Help Lower Gas Emission From Wetlands

10 years ago from Science Daily

River floods and storms that send water surging through swamps and marshes near rivers and coastal areas might cut in half the average greenhouse gas emissions from those affected wetlands,...

Lack Of Large-scale Experiments Slows Progress Of Environmental Restoration

10 years ago from Science Daily

A new study finds that environmental restoration research using large experimental tests has been limited. The study maintains that for restoration to progress as a science and a practice, more...

Type Of Plankton -- A Food Source For Many Fish -- Has Ability To Survive Climate Change

10 years ago from Science Daily

Researchers have found that the main source of food for many fish -- including cod -- in the North Atlantic appears to adapt in order to survive climate change. Billions...

Sea rise to 'flood' Scotland's coasts

10 years ago from BBC News: Science & Nature

A study of Scotland's risk of coastal flooding suggests sea levels could rise by about 30cm in parts of the country.

Ban Near on Diverting Water From Great Lakes

10 years ago from NY Times Science

A bill would ban almost any diversion of water from the Great Lakes’ natural basin to places outside the region.

After Hurricane Ike, Finding the Coastline Rearranged, Again

10 years ago from NY Times Science

Fragile barrier islands along the Gulf Coast are being all but obliterated by hurricanes.

It Takes Just One Village to Save a Species

10 years ago from NY Times Science

By helping a Chinese village out of poverty, Pan Wenshi protects the endangered langur.

Dell Introduces Studio Desktop and Studio Slim Models

10 years ago from Physorg

Dell has just rounded out its Studio line with its new Studio Desktop (MT) and Studio Slim (ST) models. Dell offers each model with a choice of Core 2 Duo...

Powering Our Automotive Future with--Pond Scum

10 years ago from Scientific American

Corn--or the cellulose in everything from wood chips to crop stalks--are often touted as the basis of the fuel of the future. But Microsoft founder and billionaire Bill Gates is...

Italy returns piece of Parthenon Marbles to Greece

10 years ago from AP Science

ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greece has finally taken possession of a chunk of the Elgin Marbles, and now holds renewed hopes of regaining the rest....