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Video: Balloon Boy A Hoax?

10 years ago from CBSNews - Science

Over 24 hours after the "balloon boy" media frenzy erupted, questions still remain as to what actually happened to 6-year-old Falcon Greene. As Don Teague reports, accusations of a...

Arctic Largely Ice Free in Summer Within Ten Years?

10 years ago from National Geographic

The Arctic Ocean could be largely ice free in summer within a decade, scientists announced today—the latest in a stream of wildly varying predictions. What does it all mean?

Carbon capture plant backed by EU

10 years ago from BBC News: Science & Nature

The European Commission have backed plans for a carbon capture power station in South Yorkshire.

UM Professor: Consumers 'key part of solution' to global warming

10 years ago from Physorg

( -- Consumers can have a major impact on the world`s efforts to reduce global warming, a major report has concluded.

What are coral reef services worth? $130,000 to $1.2 million / ht / yr: Experts

10 years ago from Science Blog

Experts concluding the global DIVERSITAS biodiversity conference today in Cape Town described preliminary research revealing jaw-dropping dollar values of the ?ecosystem services? of biomes like forests and coral reefs ...

U.S. Rejects Nuclear Plant Over Design of Key Piece

10 years ago from NY Times Science

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission was concerned that a shield building for a new reactor might not withstand events like earthquakes and tornadoes.

E.P.A. Vows Better Effort on Water

10 years ago from NY Times Science

The E.P.A. administrator said the agency was “falling short of this administration’s expectations” for the effectiveness of clean water enforcement.

Magnetic Leaves Reveal Most Polluted Byways

10 years ago from Science Daily

Tree leaves may be powerful tools for monitoring air quality and planning biking routes and walking paths, suggests a new study. Leaves along bus routes were up to 10 times...

Video: Salmon Industry in Deep Water

10 years ago from CBSNews - Science

Chile exports more Atlantic salmon to the U.S. than any other country. But Chilean salmon farms are fighting a deadly virus that is causing an economic disaster. Mark Strassmann reports.

Taj Cyber-Network Now Expands Across the Northern Hemisphere and Connects Half the Globe

10 years ago from Physorg

( -- The National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded Taj network has expanded to the Global Ring Network for Advanced Application Development (GLORIAD), wrapping another ring of light around the northern hemisphere...

Winter forecast: Warmer West, North; cooler South

10 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- The Midwest and Northern United States are likely to get a warmer winter, while the Southeast can expect just the opposite: cooler and wetter conditions.

Scientists discover protein receptor for carbonation taste

10 years ago from Physorg

In 1767, chemist Joseph Priestley stood in his laboratory one day with an idea to help English mariners stay healthy on long ocean voyages. He infused water with carbon...

Some Canadian rivers at risk of drying up

10 years ago from Physorg

( -- Some Canadian rivers are at risk of drying up as impacts of climate change intersect with growing water demand from the country's cities, industries and agriculture, a new...

Study predicts Australian seabed response to climate change

10 years ago from Physorg

( -- CSIRO scientists have produced the first preliminary predictions of the potential impact of climate change on the Australian seabed.

Satellite data explains China earthquake

10 years ago from UPI

BEIJING, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- Chinese scientists say they used satellite data to detail the geological events that led to the 2008 Wenchuan Earthquake that killed nearly 90 000...

Calif. Quake: It's Just a Drill

10 years ago from Live Science

The Great California ShakeOut will now be held statewide on the third Thursday of October each year.

Researchers: arctic ice to be gone soon

10 years ago from UPI

YELLOWKNIFE, Northwest Territories, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- British researchers who spent more than two months in the Canadian Arctic say the once-permanent ice cover will be gone within 20...

Colossal quake may hit Sumatra in 30 years: geologist

10 years ago from Physorg

A colossal earthquake may hit Indonesia's Sumatra island within 30 years, triggering a tsunami and making last month's deadly temblor look tiny by comparison, a geologist has warned.

Japanese firm plans zero-emission ferry

10 years ago from Physorg

A Japanese shipmaker said Thursday it planned to launch the world's first large electric ferry -- the latest innovation aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Pebble toad's rock and roll life

10 years ago from BBC News: Science & Nature

The pebble toad of Venezuela curls up like a ball and throws itself down the side of a mountain.

A patch of green

10 years ago from LA Times - Science

'My colleagues say I'm crazy. But it doesn't hurt to dream.' ...

By Degrees: Cheap Way to Curb Climate Change: Seal Gas Leaks

10 years ago from NY Times Science

Leaks from natural gas pipes and tanks are large contributors to climate change. Yet many solutions pay for themselves.

Snow predicted for U.S. South this winter

10 years ago from UPI

STATE COLLEGE, Pa., Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Snow in North Carolina and a warm Olympics in British Columbia will characterize the winter, Accu-Weather meteorologist Joe Bastardi said in State...

National Science Foundation awards grants for studies of coupled natural and human systems

10 years ago from Science Blog

How do humans and their environment interact, and how can we use knowledge of these links to adapt to a planet undergoing radical climate and other environmental changes? To answer these...

Feature: Addressing poverty

10 years ago from Science Alert

Since environmental degradation and extreme poverty go hand in hand, global poverty should be addressed through environmental initiatives.

Rabbits Deposit Radioactive Clues on the Landscape

10 years ago from NY Times Science

Workers are mapping rabbit droppings and removing them as part of the nation’s largest environmental waste cleanup.

Research discovers underground pockets of water, natural gas

10 years ago from Physorg

( -- Look out below! That's the warning a University of Alberta geophysics researcher has for hydrocarbon and water drillers after discovering uncharted land forms beneath the surface of the...

Ancient footprints found under mosaic

10 years ago from UPI

JERUSALEM, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Ancient foot and sandal prints said to be 1,700 years old were found by Israeli archaeologists removing a mosaic floor in Lod, officials said.