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Watching the Longest Total Solar Eclipse of the 21st Century

10 years ago from Scientific American

The longest total solar eclipse of the century--to be unsurpassed in duration until June 13, 2132--was witnessed today by millions as a swath of Asia was cast under the moon's shadow that cut...

U.S. tsunami threat higher than thought

10 years ago from MSNBC: Science

The threat of a devastating tsunami hitting the U.S. West Coast might be higher than previously thought, scientists say, based on a new study of earthquake faults off the coast...

Future Of Western U.S. Water Supply Threatened By Climate Change

10 years ago from Science Daily

As the West warms, a drier Colorado River system could see as much as a one-in-two chance of fully depleting all of its reservoir storage by mid-century assuming current management...

Nanotech Could Boost Geothermal Power and Reduce Earthquake Risk

10 years ago from PopSci

Tapping geothermal sources for power has proven a tricky proposition, because of costs and hazards associated with deep drilling. But researchers may have stumbled on a way to boost the power-producing potential of...

Wolf Reintroduction Proposed In Scottish Highland Test Case

10 years ago from Science Daily

Researchers are proposing in a new report that a major experiment be conducted to reintroduce wolves to a test site in the Scottish Highlands, to help control the populations and...

Car horns warn against natural disasters

10 years ago from Physorg

In the past, sirens howled to warn the population against floods, large fires or chemical accidents. Today, however, there is no extensive warning system in Germany, as most sirens were...

Geoengineering: The promise and its limits

10 years ago from

Four expert speakers attended an event organised by the Institute of Physics, the Royal Society of Chemistry and the Royal Academy of Engineering on 15 July, at the House of...

Ganges River Dolphin in dire straits

10 years ago from

Dolphin hotspots must be protected if the Ganges River Dolphin (Platanista gangetica gangetica) is to survive in the Brahmaputra river system, according to a recent study...

Spaced Out Trees Reduce Urban Pollution

10 years ago from Science Daily

A new study suggests that we can improve city environments by planting trees down the middle of streets provided they are not too close together. Too many trees planted close...

India says no to emission reduction

10 years ago from SciDev

India has said that it will not agree to emission reduction targets, given that it has among the lowest emissions per capita.

Cool, dry spring reduces mosquitoes

10 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

Calgary's cold and relatively dry spring has kept down the numbers of some usual summer nuisances - mosquitoes and wasps.

Science Adopts A New Definition Of Seawater

10 years ago from Science Daily

The world's peak ocean science body has adopted a new definition of seawater developed by scientists to make climate projections more accurate.

'Invisibility Cloak' Could Protect Against Earthquakes

10 years ago from Science Daily

New research has shown it is possible to develop an ‘invisibility cloak’ to protect buildings from earthquakes. The seismic waves produced by earthquakes include body waves which travel through the...

Ski Robot Could Decipher the Art of Skiing

10 years ago from Physorg

(PhysOrg.com) -- Watching an Olympic skier perform a downhill slalom, turning smoothly around the flags, makes the sport seem just as much an art as a science. Although advanced skiers...

Arctic Blob Mystery Solved

10 years ago from Live Science

A mystery blob in the Arctic sea first described as "thick and dark and gooey" is indeed biological.

40 years of human ingenuity

10 years ago from The Guardian - Science

Martin Rowson reflects on four decades of human 'progress' back here on planet Earth

Greenland shark may become new source of biofuel

10 years ago from Physorg

The Greenland shark, one of the largest species of sharks, is a nuisance to fishermen and its meat is toxic to humans, but researchers now hope the flesh can be...

Hurricane Ike's Effects On Waterways, Fish Contamination Analyzed

10 years ago from Science Daily

A long-term environmental research project may offer important information about the effects of Hurricane Ike on pollution levels and help regulators determine whether existing fish-consumption advisories remain appropriate.

Quebec's Blue Gold: Project Aims To Channel Northern Rivers To Generate Power

10 years ago from Science Daily

Seasonal storage of floodwaters from three unexploited rivers that flow into James Bay and the channeling of this water to the Ottawa River would provide for the generation of 14...

HOT ISSUE: Should we deliberately move species?

10 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- On naked patches of land in western Canada and United States, scientists are planting trees that don't belong there. It's a bold experiment to move trees threatened...

Scientists zoom in on carbon dioxide in cities

10 years ago from AP Science

NEW YORK (AP) -- Scientists in New York City and elsewhere are working to get a detailed picture of how much of the heat-trapping gas a...

Digging for answers to climate change

10 years ago from Physorg

Forty miles off the Jersey Shore, an international team of scientists is grappling with a worrisome phenomenon: The oceans are slowly rising. The researchers are not studying the sea itself....

New oil finder developed

10 years ago from Science Alert

A researcher has developed a model that seeks out underground petroleum deposits, and could help the oil and gas industry save money and time.

Cemeteries track climate change

10 years ago from Science Alert

Scientists are examing marble headstones in order to track climate change and pollution, and they're getting the public to help.

Climate tops Clinton India talks

10 years ago from BBC News: Science & Nature

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is due to arrive in Delhi, with climate change and Pakistan high on her talks agenda.

Rivers that circle Dhaka are dead or dying

10 years ago from UPI

DHAKA, Bangladesh, July 18 (UPI) -- Rivers near Dhaka, Bangladesh, are biologically dead and especially toxic during dry seasons, a water resource expert said Saturday.

State worker finds mastodon tooth in Wis.

10 years ago from UPI

MADISON, Wis., July 18 (UPI) -- A mastodon tooth more than 8 inches long turned up on a stream bank in Wisconsin, state officials say.

Invasive mussels imperil western water system

10 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- Two years after an invasive mussel was first discovered at Lake Mead, the population has firmly established itself and gone on a breeding binge, with numbers soaring...