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Zimbabwe cholera crisis spurs South African action

10 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- South Africa is sending more military doctors to its northern border to treat Zimbabwean cholera victims who have fled their collapsing homeland to get help, the government...

Model To Measure Soil Health In Bioenergy Era

10 years ago from Science Daily

The loss of soil organic matter due to poor land-management practice threatens farmlands, and while the use for crop residues as feedstock for biomass ethanol and bio-based products increases, these...

Germany says well on track to meet Kyoto goals

10 years ago from Physorg

The German government released data for 2007 greenhouse gas emissions on Friday that it said showed it was well on track to meet its international climate change commitments under the...

Meteorite: 10-ton Rock Responsible For Fireball In Western Canada

10 years ago from Science Daily

Investigation of the fireball that lit up the skies of Alberta and Saskatchewan on Nov. 20 has determined that an asteroid fragment weighing approximately 10 tons entered the Earth's atmosphere...

Agency backs off from land auctions

10 years ago from LA Times - Science

Bureau of Land Management will defer oil and gas exploration leases for some sites close to national parks. Environmentalists had accused Bush administration of giving energy industry a 'parting gift. ...

Astronauts prepare a Thanksgiving meal aboard space station

10 years ago from LA Times - Science

It's hardly home cooking, but it will suffice to celebrate the holiday 220 miles above Earth. ...

Opinion: Who should control green reporting?

10 years ago from Science Alert

A recent consultation paper advocates a new development process for regulations controlling the external audit of companies’ reports of greenhouse gas emissions.

Mexico receives US$200 million to fight climate change

10 years ago from SciDev

Mexico has received a loan from the Inter-American Development Bank for developing strategies to mitigate the impact of global warming.

Britain's first space facility will monitor the health of planet Earth

10 years ago from The Guardian - Science

The government's aspirations to become health monitor for planet Ear

Greenland gambles on warmer, richer climate

10 years ago from News @ Nature

As melting ice uncovers natural resources, Greenlanders vote to step closer to independence.

Worm census to give clearer picture of numbers and species

10 years ago from The Guardian - Science

They are one of the common creatures in our gardens and, according to naturalist Charles Darwin, one of the most important on earth, yet little is still known about the...

Europe unveils 20-year astronomy roadmap

10 years ago from Physics World

Funding must rise by 20% per year to meet ambitious goals

UK weighs into Earth-check system

10 years ago from BBC News: Science & Nature

The British government commits substantial investment into the world's biggest environmental monitoring programme.

Canada's vast oil sands hide dirty environmental secret

10 years ago from Physorg

From here in the far north of Canada through a web of transcontinental pipelines down to a network of refineries ringing the Chicago area, a new supply of precious oil...

UK 'support' for waste payments

10 years ago from BBC News: Science & Nature

A survey for BBC News suggests that most people in the UK support the principle of pay-as-you throw waste charging.

Using water to understand human society - from the industrial revolution to global trade

10 years ago from

Water shapes societies, but it is a factor only just beginning to be appreciated by social scientists. The Norwegian professor, writer and film maker Terje Tvedt, of the Universities of...

Lightweight material provides new use for coal ash

10 years ago from

Each year, coal-burning power plants, steel factories and similar facilities in the United States produce more than 125 million tons of waste, much of it fly ash and bottom ash...

Giant wind farms could steer storms

10 years ago from MSNBC: Science

Mega wind farms of the future could have a major impact on weather, clearing up cloudy skies and even steering storm systems, according to new research.

Huge Impact Crater Uncovered in Canadian Forest

10 years ago from National Geographic

A new radar-like survey technique that "strips" vegetation away to create images of the bare Earth is bound to find even more impact craters hidden worldwide, experts say.

'World mandate' on climate action

10 years ago from BBC News: Science & Nature

An opinion survey carried out in 11 countries finds consensus on the need for action on climate change.

ESRF launches an ambitious upgrade programme

10 years ago from

More than ten thousand scientists across Europe will profit from new investments in the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF) approved today. Over the next seven years, unique new experimental facilities...

No Recovery for Atlantic Cod Population

10 years ago from Science NOW

Longtime symbol of Atlantic fishing may never rebound from 1990s collapse in Canada

Biodiesel from fish waste in a collaboration project coordinated by Finnish VTT

10 years ago from

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and its partners have launched ENERFISH, a three-year project concerned with producing biodiesel from the waste generated at a fish processing plant. To ensure...

Acid Soils In Slovakia Tell Somber Tale

10 years ago from Science Daily

Increasing levels of nitrogen deposition associated with industry and agriculture can drive soils toward a toxic level of acidification, according to a study published in Nature Geoscience.

Tidier Demolition

10 years ago from PopSci

In congested cities like Tokyo, there’s barely room to swing a wrecking ball, and neighbors hate the caustic dust that implosions kick up. So the Japanese construction company Kajima developed...

U.N.: Greenhouse Gases At Record Highs

10 years ago from CBSNews - Science

The U.N. weather agency says the three main greenhouse gases in the Earth's atmosphere have reached new record highs.

Going green -- all the way to the grave

10 years ago from Physorg

As the setting sun filtered through red and yellow leaves, West Laurel Hill Cemetery's Nevin Mann stuck a shovel in the ground.

Science teacher delivers lesson from under the sea

10 years ago from Physorg

Sixty-three feet below the ocean's surface, the science teacher was giving his morning lesson. "Hi, and welcome to Aquarius for our third and final broadcast from this mission," Mark Tohulka...