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Scientists call for curbing coal burning

10 years ago from UPI

NEW YORK, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists say they've determined curbing carbon dioxide emissions from coal might avert climate danger.

Investor Support Of Climate Action Grows

10 years ago from CBSNews - Science

Shareholder resolutions related to climate change more than doubled over the past five years. Moreover, the Boston-based coalition Ceres says support for those measures averaged more than 23 percent in...

New York Aims To Be The Real Windy City

10 years ago from CBSNews - Science

Michael Bloomberg's "windmill power plan" is the boldest environmental proposal yet from the billionaire independent, who has been trying to make energy efficiency a legacy of his administration

Earthworms to aid soil clean-up

10 years ago from BBC News: Science & Nature

Scientists show how metal-munching earthworms can help plants to clean up areas with contaminated soils.

Opinion: Renewing our future

10 years ago from Science Alert

Garnaut’s targets are not enough to get us where we want to go, according to Amanda McKenzie and Anna Rose.

Physicists estimate how fast Usain Bolt could have run

10 years ago from Physorg

( -- By the record books, Jamaican runner Usain Bolt is the fastest human being on earth, and yet no one knows for sure exactly how fast he really is....

Study could boost forecasts for Vesuvius eruptions

10 years ago from Reuters:Science

LONDON (Reuters) - The magma pool feeding the Italian volcano that destroyed Pompeii in AD 79 has shifted in the past 2,000 years, a discovery that could help in predicting...

China's big quake doubles chances of more

10 years ago from Reuters:Science

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - China's giant earthquake in May near Chengdu caused so much geologic stress in the Tibetan Plateau that it doubled the chance of more big quakes along three...

Rocket Racing League’s Engine Switch Leaves Questions

10 years ago from Live Science

Rocket-powered racers receive engine replacements following their earlier public debut.

New Russian Cargo Ship Launches Toward Station

10 years ago from

Russia's unmanned Progress 30 cargo ship launched toward the ISS Wednesday.

Why can't you take the weather data with you?

10 years ago from The Guardian - Science

Call for free weather data as Met Office profit soars

Conflict fear over Arctic borders

10 years ago from BBC News: Science & Nature

A senior US Coast Guard commander warns of conflict in the Arctic unless border disputes are resolved.

'Extreme waves' worry Australia

10 years ago from BBC News: Science & Nature

Australia's coastline is being battered by extreme waves that are driven in part by climate change, scientists say.

Great Lakes Reports Flawed, Institute Says

10 years ago from C&EN

Committee cites problems with data and conclusions of CDC study

Meteorites 'behind volcanic eruptions' say scientists

10 years ago from Physorg

( -- Gases that cause volcanoes to erupt may have spewed from meteorites that smashed into the earth billions of years ago, according to research presented at The BA Festival...

Change at the top for climate panel

10 years ago from News @ Nature

Rajendra Pachauri keeps post, but working groups gain fresh leadership.

Remote technology sees through ice, snow and hot air to monitor power plants

10 years ago from Physorg

On Aug. 14, 2003, the power grid failure that left the northeastern United States in darkness surprised a country unaccustomed to interrupted electricity. Expectations of a plentiful energy supply in...

Investigation into lost bacteria collection raises concerns about biobanks

10 years ago from News @ Nature

Destruction of specimens leaves legislators worried about biological research collections.

New Field Guide Provides a Practical Primer on Soils

10 years ago from Newswise - Scinews

The Soil Science Society of America has released a new field guide created to provide a clear guidance on how to conduct specific activities related to improved soil management. ...

Scientists promote 'global cooling' plan

10 years ago from UPI

SACRAMENTO, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists say they've found a way to determine how much carbon dioxide can be offset by expanding the reflectivity of such urban...

Oil-eating microbes give clue to ancient energy source

10 years ago from Biology News Net

Microbes that break down oil and petroleum are more diverse than we thought, suggesting hydrocarbons were used as an energy source early in Earth's history, scientists heard today (Wednesday 10...

Cold water rings dinner bell for West Coast salmon

10 years ago from AP Science

A federal oceanographer says a flip-flop in atmospheric conditions is creating a feast for salmon and other sea life off the West Coast, reversing a trend that contributed to a...

Prehistoric Forests in North America Ravaged by Warming

10 years ago from National Geographic

Huge tracts of prehistoric rain forest that were ravaged by global warming more than 300 million years ago have been found preserved underground in the midwestern United States, according to...

Pharmacist makes wine-based elixir

10 years ago from UPI

SIENA, Italy, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- An Italian pharmacist has recreated a Chianti-based elixir from an 18th-century recipe found lodged behind a shelf in his apothecary shop.

Union urges more flood planning

10 years ago from BBC News: Science & Nature

Firefighters' leaders urge ministers to do more to prevent a repeat of last year's flooding damage.

Quick march ... crack troops crack record for ice cap crossing

10 years ago from BBC News: Science & Nature

A group of Scottish soldiers cross the Greenland ice cap in a record 27 days - well ahead of schedule.

Power firms 'can lease sea bed'

10 years ago from BBC News: Science & Nature

Sections of Scotland's sea bed are to be leased to developers for generating electricity from the tides, BBC Scotland understands.

Parties 'fail on climate change'

10 years ago from BBC News: Science & Nature

The UK's main political parties have been accused of retreating from the green agenda by leading environmental campaign groups.