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Baja California residents watching for Hurricane Rick

10 years ago from Science Blog

Based on computer forecast models, the residents of southern and central Baja California should prepare over the weekend for now Tropical Storm Rick. Rick formed late yesterday, October 15, and is expected to...

Sustainable Architecture: Setting Sail In An Ecological 'Earthship'

10 years ago from Science Daily

Could sustainable architecture address pollution, climate change and resource depletion by helping us build self-sufficient, off-grid, housing from "waste," including vehicle tires and metal drinks containers? That's the question researchers...

Improving China's acid rain control strategy

10 years ago from

Scientists are reporting the first evidence that China's sharp focus on reducing widespread damage to soil by acid rain by restricting sulphur dioxide air pollution may have an unexpected consequence:...

Rip Currents Pose Greater Risk To Swimmers Than To Shoreline, Study Suggests

10 years ago from Science Daily

Rip currents -- powerful, channeled currents of water flowing away from the shore -- represent a danger to human life and property. Rip currents are responsible for more than one...

South Asia News in brief: 2–14 October 2009

10 years ago from SciDev

Scientists produce biofuel from water hyacinths, global climate models adjusted for local use, Bhutan to introduce Hib vaccine, and more.

A 200,000-year-old cut of meat

10 years ago from Physorg

Contestants on TV shows like Top Chef and Hell's Kitchen know that their meat-cutting skills will be scrutinized by a panel of unforgiving judges. Now, new archaeological evidence is getting...

H1N1 wave hits N.W.T.

10 years ago from CBC: Health

The top public health official in the Northwest Territories says the fall wave of swine flu is spreading faster than expected and becoming more common than the common cold.

Minn. city's get-healthy effort called a success

10 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- Hardware store owner and heart attack survivor Leo Aeikens spent most of his life with a hankering for meat, cheese and ice cream. But an ambitious effort...

Toxic legacy seeps from melting Alpine glaciers: study

10 years ago from Physorg

Swiss researchers have found that Alpine glaciers melting under the impact of climate change are releasing highly toxic pollutants that had been absorbed by the ice for decades.

Tsunami drill across Indian Ocean

10 years ago from BBC News: Science & Nature

Eighteen countries around the Indian Ocean hold an exercise to evaluate the region's tsunami early warning systems.

Noise pollution threatens animals

10 years ago from BBC News: Science & Nature

Noise pollution is becoming a major threat to the welfare of wildlife, according to a scientific review.

Harvest And Save Water To Increase Crop Yields, Say Researchers

10 years ago from Science Daily

On-farm water management could increase global crop production by about one fifth, a modeling study by German and Swedish researchers indicates. However, even intensive water management on present cropland will...

Tropical Storm Nepartak becoming extra-tropical at sea

10 years ago from Science Blog

Tropical Storm Nepartak is now speeding in a northeasterly direction in the northwestern Pacific Ocean, where it is becoming extra-tropical and developing frontal qualities.

Tropical Storm Parma headed to Vietnam

10 years ago from Science Blog

Tropical Storm Parma crossed over the Hainan Island, China over the weekend and is now poised for a final landfall in Vietnam around 8 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time.

Controversial Bush-Era EPA E-mail Released

10 years ago from CBSNews - Science

Message Buried by Bush Administration Because of Its Conclusions on Global Warming Surfaces

Nitrogen mysteries in urban grasslands

10 years ago from Physorg

Urban grasslands are an extremely common, but poorly studied ecosystem type. Many receive high rates of fertilizer, creating concerns about nutrient runoff and greenhouse gas emissions. Recent research has been...

Intelligent Structural Elements: Support Frames, Adaptive Engine Hoods And More To Come

10 years ago from Science Daily

Weather conditions such as wind and snow loads can cause failure and collapse of supporting structures in roofs and similar constructions. Based on new hybrid intelligent construction elements (HICE), researchers...

Study: Glaciers in Indian Kashmir Melting

10 years ago from CBSNews - Science

Experts Warn Climate Change Threatens Water Supply of Millions in the Region

Europa's proposed ocean could be rich in oxygen

10 years ago from Sciencenews.org

Calculations bode well for possibility of life on Jupiter’s moon

Benin farmers unite against effects of climate change

10 years ago from SciDev

Local knowledge forms the backbone of a programme in Benin that aims to help farmers adapt to the effects of climate change.

Emissions trading clouds chemical future

10 years ago from Chemistry World

Uncertainty about the financial impact of the EU’s Emission Trading System will hamper investment by the industry, says European chemical group

Harvesting biofuel from solar panels

10 years ago from SciDev

Indian researchers propose using a type of algae as a source of biofuel — which could then be 'milked' from specially-designed solar panels.

Robotic Barnacle Buster

10 years ago from Live Science

The robotic hull bio-mimetic underwater grooming, or Hull BUG, would strip barnacles from ship hulls so the ships use less fuel.

Reports of American Longevity Greatly Exaggerated

10 years ago from Live Science

More than half of babies born in rich nations today will live to 100 years if current life expectancy trends continue, according to a European study.

Space trip a 'great success': Laliberté

10 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

Canadian space tourist Guy Laliberté says his 10-day stay at the International Space Station successfully drew attention to his work to guarantee access to clean water worldwide.

Global warming to triple rain over Taiwan: scientist

10 years ago from Physorg

Global warming will cause the amount of heavy rain dumped on Taiwan to triple over the next 20 years, facing the government with the urgent need to beef up flood...

Suzuki wins 'alternative Nobel'

10 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

Environmentalist David Suzuki has received a prestigious award known as the "alternative Nobel" for his work to raise awareness about climate change.

A Tree's Response To Environmental Changes: What Can We Expect Over The Next 100 Years?

10 years ago from Science Daily

The many environmental issues facing our society are prevalent in the media lately. Our ecosystem is composed of a very delicate network of interactions among all species and the non-living...