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British birds adapt to global warming

9 years ago from LA Times - Science

Great tits adjust their breeding season so that chicks hatch when winter moth caterpillars -- their main food source -- are most plentiful, long-term research shows. ...

Chile Forces Volcano Evacuation After Hot-Rock Eruption

9 years ago from National Geographic

Troops forced out the last holdouts after glowing rocks spewed from Chaitén. An expert warns that a catastrophic flow of toxic gas and ash could follow.

Federal Polar Bear Research Critically Flawed, Forecasting Expert Asserts

9 years ago from Science Daily

Research done by the US Department of the Interior to determine if global warming threatens the polar bear population is so flawed that it cannot be used to justify listing...

Protecting Oysters From Burrowing Shrimp

9 years ago from Science Daily

For members of the multimillion-dollar West Coast shellfish industry, their world is the oyster. Unfortunately, the oyster industry's ability to meet rising demands is hampered by two species of burrowing...

SaskPower nuclear reactor report stirs up northern debate

9 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

People in northern Saskatchewan are of two minds about a possible nuclear power station in their region.

Great Salt Lake Institute Offers Resource for Salty Scientists

9 years ago from Newswise - Scinews

As one of the extreme ecosystems of the world--where life is tested at its limits--salt lakes provide new territory for exploration, learning and stewardship. Located minutes away from the...

Global Temperature Report - April 2008

9 years ago from Newswise - Scinews

The La Nina Pacific Ocean cooling event continues to push temperatures in the tropics downward, with the tropical troposphere chilling for the second consecutive month to its coolest temperature since...

Western states rebuff plan for Italian nuclear waste in Utah

9 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- Eight Western states on Thursday rejected a company's plan to ship tons of radioactive waste from Italy for disposal in Utah, saying importing foreign loads would violate...

Huge Texas sinkhole's appetite decreasing, officials say

9 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- Geologists said a 260-foot-deep sinkhole that grew to the length of three football fields over just two days seemed to be slowing down Thursday, but that it...

Air pollution in Wyo. community rivals that of big cities

9 years ago from AP Science

BOULDER, Wyo. (AP) -- There isn't anything metropolitan about this tiny unincorporated town in southwest Wyoming, where a few single-family homes and a volunteer fire station stand against a skyline...

Opinion: Biogas? China size it

9 years ago from Science Alert

A new world is emerging that will require the recycling of waste that has not previously been recycled. And it is happening in China, writes David DuByne.

76-teraflop Supercomputer Installed For Critical Research On Climate Change, Severe Weather

9 years ago from Science Daily

The National Center for Atmospheric Research has taken delivery of a new IBM supercomputer that will advance research into severe weather and the future of Earth's climate. The supercomputer, known...

Sugarcane biofuel becomes Brazil's second energy source

9 years ago from Physorg

Biofuel and other derivatives from sugarcane have for the first time overtaken hydroelectric power as an energy source in Brazil, according to an annual official study released Thursday.

Canada confirms tuberculosis in Manitoba cow

9 years ago from Physorg

A five-year-old beef cow from a herd in Canada's western Manitoba province has been diagnosed with bovine tuberculosis (TB), the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) said Thursday.

Burp-free grass may help cows tackle global warming

9 years ago from Science Blog

Grass that may help tackle global warming by cutting the level of methane given off by cows is being developed by scientists reports the latest issue of the Society of...

Once Lush Sahara Dried Up Over Millennia, Study Says

9 years ago from National Geographic

The grassy prehistoric Sahara turned to desert more slowly than previously thought, says a new report—and global warming may turn it green once again.

Argentina town turns white as Chile volcano erupts

9 years ago from LA Times - Science

Ash drifts across the Andes to coat Esquel, and residents complain of irritated eyes and throats. The situation could last for months. ...

Grants Help Researchers Clean Up, Understand Iraq Nuclear Program

9 years ago from Newswise - Scinews

Funding helps continue safe remediation of contamination, broker science diplomacy.

Spain demands return of $500 million treasure

9 years ago from MSNBC: Science

Spain is demanding a U.S. deep-sea exploration firm turn over the entire $500 million treasure it salvaged from a shipwreck, saying Thursday it has determined the vessel is definitely Spanish.

Keeping yields, profits and water quality high

9 years ago from Physorg

One of the key questions facing agriculturalists in the 21st century is how to produce adequate amounts of food and farm income while protecting environmental quality. Diversified, low-external-input (LEI) farming...

Sherbrooke says no to plant biofuels on ethical grounds

9 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

The city of Sherbrooke has decided against running its municipal fleet on plant-based biofuels, saying it's unethical to divert agricultural products from the food chain.

Heat energy abundant in Australia

9 years ago from Science Alert

Australia has a belt of heat-producing rocks just below its surface, which could potentially provide unlimited amounts of geothermal power, according to an expert.

Food waste on 'staggering' scale

People are needlessly throwing away 3.6m tonnes of food each year in England and Wales, research suggests.

100,000 May Have Died in Myanmar Cyclone, U.S. Says

9 years ago from National Geographic

Bodies floated in floodwaters, and survivors tried to reach dry ground using blankets as sails, while a U.S. diplomat said up to a hundred thousand may have died.

PHOTOS: Chile Volcano Threatens Animals, Farms

9 years ago from National Geographic

Thousands of horses, cows, and other livestock face a toxic brew of deep ash and gases. And the region's all-important farms may be devastated for decades.

Sexy orchids do more than embarrass wasps: study

9 years ago from Reuters:Science

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Orchids that mimic female wasps may not only waste the time of the male wasps they lure into spreading their pollen -- they also seduce them into...

Central America calls for climate change fund

9 years ago from SciDev

Representatives from Central American countries have discussed last week the need for a joint fund to support climate change research