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Climate talks stall amid protests

Formal negotiations at the UN climate summit in Copenhagen halt amid disagreement, as police and protesters clash outside.

Himalayas threatened by climate change

8 years ago from UPI

COPENHAGEN, Denmark, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- Extreme weather events caused by climate change are threatening hundreds of millions of people living in the Himalayan region, the United Nations said.

PHOTOS: Ten U.S. Species Feeling Global Warming's Heat

8 years ago from National Geographic

Climate change is turning up the heat on some of the U.S.'s already threatened species, including ten highlighted by a new Endangered Species Coalition report.

A novel, 10,000-year study of strata compaction and sea-level rise on English coast

8 years ago from

Environmental scientists at the University of Pennsylvania and Durham University have employed a novel combination of geological and model reconstructions of wetland environments during a 10,000-year period to address spatial...

Uniform analyses for clean drinking water in Europe

8 years ago from

Clean water is a matter of survival for humans, particularly when it is used for drinking, cooking and for food manufacture. Therefore, the EU member countries have in several guidelines...

Breakthrough in monitoring tropical deforestation announced in Copenhagen

8 years ago from

Tropical forest destruction accounts for some 20% of global greenhouse gas emissions. But quantifying these emissions has not been easy, particularly for tropical nations. New technology, developed by a team...

Action on climate change compatible with long-term U.S. economic growth

8 years ago from Science Daily

Measures being proposed by the U.S. Climate Action Partnership to curb greenhouse gas emissions are unlikely to affect potential long-term economic growth in the United States, according to a study.

Tycoon: Finance Gap May Doom Climate Talks

8 years ago from CBSNews - Science

Money Proposed by Rich Nations to Help Poor Adapt to Climate Change is Insufficient, Says U.S. Billionaire George Soros

1,700 UK scientists back climate science

8 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- Fighting back against climate skeptics, over 1,700 scientists in Britain have signed a statement defending the evidence that climate change is being caused by humans, Britain's weather...

Disagreement over what constitutes a forest may be Achilles' heel of REDD plan

8 years ago from Science Daily

Disagreement over what constitutes a forest could undermine an agreement to protect forests, which is expected to be one of the bright spots at the UN climate change meeting in...

ATV Jules Verne operations team wins prestigious UK aeronautics prize

8 years ago from European Space Agency

The UK's Royal Aeronautical Society has awarded its top Gold Medal Team prize to ESA's Automated Transfer Vehicle operations team, in recognition of their achievement in operating ATV Jules Verne...

Mystery Volcano Eruption Solves Global Cooling Puzzle

8 years ago from National Geographic

A newly detected 19th-century volcanic eruption may solve the mystery of a strangely cool decade in the early 1800s, researchers say—but the location of the volcano itself remains a puzzle.

Busy 2010 hurricane season is forecast

8 years ago from UPI

FORT COLLINS, Colo., Dec. 10 (UPI) -- U.S. meteorologists say they expect an above-average number of Atlantic basin hurricanes to develop during next year's hurricane season.

Vulnerable nations at Copenhagen summit reject 2C target

8 years ago from The Guardian - Science

Alliance of Small Island States say any deal that allows temperatures to rise by more than 1.5C is 'not negotiable'More than half the world's countries say they are determined not to sign...

In Deep Water: Will Essential Ocean Currents Be Altered by Climate Change? [Slide Show]

8 years ago from Scientific American

Every second, a vast quantity of cold, dense seawater equal to six times the combined flow of every land river on Earth streams over an ocean-floor ridge that stretches between...

Extra pores on plants could ease global warming: Japan study

8 years ago from Physorg

Japanese researchers said Thursday they had found a way to make plant leaves absorb more carbon dioxide in an innovation that may one day help ease global warming and boost...

Interactive: effects of ocean acidification around the world

8 years ago from The Guardian - Science

A major study from European scientists released at the Copenhagen climate conference shows marine life under threat from increased CO2 in the oceans

Old hay and Alpine ibex horns reveal how grasslands respond to climate change

8 years ago from Physorg

How do plant ecosystems react to rising concentrations of the greenhouse gas CO2 in the atmosphere over the long term? This fundamental question is becoming increasingly pressing in light of...

A great month for science | Richard Smith

8 years ago from The Guardian - Science

Claims of email collusion on climate change show that science is a human activity to which we must apply rigorous scepticismSome might think that this has been a terrible month for science....

Europe seeks an emissions loophole for its forests

8 years ago from

In stark contrast to rigourous rules it is promoting for forest based emissions reductions in developing countries, Europe is seeking preferential treatment for its forestry related emissions...

Reporter’s Notebook: Jules Verne, desperado?

8 years ago from MIT Research

Jules Verne (1828-1905) is often remembered as a 19th-century founder of science fiction, whose enthusiasm for invention fills his books — from the spacecraft in From the Earth to the Moon (1865) to...

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8 years ago from Science Blog

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Danish Eco City proves waste management can reverse greenhouse trend

8 years ago from Science Daily

Cities can progress from consuming energy and emitting greenhouse gases to actually producing energy while saving on GHG emissions, due to substitution of fossil fuels elsewhere. These findings are based...

And in This Corner, Climate Contrarians

8 years ago from NY Times Science

At their own forum in Copenhagen, the contrarians displayed as much passion for their cause as the environmental activists pushing for urgent action on global warming.

Shellfish catch off Nova Scotia plummets

8 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

The quantity of shellfish caught off Nova Scotia dropped by more than half between 2003 and 2006 as water quality deteriorated, a new report says.

Sockeye decline linked to climate change

8 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

Food-poor ocean waters warmed by climate change likely played a significant role in the death of millions of sockeye salmon in British Columbia's Fraser River, says a scientific think-tank.

To Know CO2

8 years ago from

You have to know your CO2! When I wrote Your CO2 Is Bad For You In Your Space Suit I was not talking about the EPA. Here I will not talk...

Cisco and British Telecom head for the 'cloud'

8 years ago from Physorg

Cisco and British telecom giant BT Group on Wednesday announced a partnership aimed at a growing hunger by businesses worldwide for Internet-based communications services.