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Maldives President Installs Solar Roof

8 years ago from NY Times Science

The president of a nation of 1,200 low islands at risk from rising seas installs donated solar panels on his roof.

NOAA-sponsored scientists first to map offshore San Andreas Fault and associated ecosystems

8 years ago from

For the first time, scientists are using advanced technology and an innovative vessel to study, image, and map the unexplored offshore Northern San Andreas Fault from north of San Francisco...

74 months and counting … | Andrew Simms

8 years ago from The Guardian - Science

There are no certainties when it comes to climate change but we can be sure the greatest risk is not taking any action to mitigate itYesterday, the Royal Society, the voice in...

Government issues tighter rules for deep-water drilling

8 years ago from LA Times - Science

The aim is to prevent another disaster like the BP oil spill in the gulf.The Interior Department, moving closer to lifting a moratorium on offshore oil and gas drilling, issued...

Video: Tropical Weather Sweeps East Coast

8 years ago from CBSNews - Science

A rain storm is moving up the East Coast, bringing heavy wind and flooding in some states. Dean Reynolds reports on the latest details of the storm and how some...

Interior Department Releases 'Scientific Integrity' Policy

8 years ago from Science NOW

In recent years, the Department of the Interior has taken a lot of criticism...

Boat made of ice melts and sinks in U.K.

8 years ago from UPI

LONDON, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- An attempt to test a World War II plan to create ships from ice came to an abrupt end when the frozen ship melted...

Planning the world's largest water tunnel research facility

8 years ago from Physorg

The University of Miami College of Engineering has received funding from the Corporacion Andina de Fomento to undertake a feasibility study for a new experimental facility located in Panama. The...

Researchers find renewable energy leftovers could fertilize, cut carbon emissions

8 years ago from Physorg

( -- For hundreds of years, farmers in Brazil's Amazon Basin have hunted through dense jungles for what is called "terra preta" - mysterious plots of super-fertile black soil...

Ottawa paramedics commended for bravery

8 years ago from CBC: Health

Four Ottawa paramedics who intervened in the fatal stabbing of a police officer are being honoured with an award for bravery.

More woes for Trans Sahara Gas Pipeline

8 years ago from UPI

NIAMEY, Niger, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- The kidnapping of seven people, five of them French citizens, working in France's uranium mining operations in Niger has cast a pall over...

China opens polar marine museum

8 years ago from UPI

TIANJIN, China, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- China says its newly opened marine museum in the northern port city of Tianjin, displaying thousands of rare polar marine species, is the...

Cocktails and Fist-Pumping: California's Ballot Battle

8 years ago from NY Times Science

An unusual alliance of environmental activists and financiers try to enlist minority voters to defeat the repeal of California's global warming law.

Prof Brian Foster on cuts in research funding

8 years ago from The Guardian - Science

We do more with less than anybody else in the world, says Professor Brian Foster of Oxford University's physics departmentJessica Shepherd

BP Releases Long-Awaited Plan for $500 Million for Gulf Research

8 years ago from Science NOW

An alliance of gulf state governments will be in charge of doling out the...

Searching for dense water cascades in the Arctic Ocean

8 years ago from Science Daily

The Arctic is one of the most sensitive regions of the plant to the effects of global climate change. Researchers are now studying the phenomenon of dense water cascading and...

The Most Ambitious Weather Experiment: a 1,000-Square-Mile Tornado Trap

8 years ago from PopSci

Getting Closer One of the 50 vehicles that make up VORTEX2, on the hunt in Kansas Chris Schwarz/University of OklahomaHow 140 scientists look inside the world's most dangerous weather The world's biggest tornado...

No wavering on Denali, ConocoPhillips says

8 years ago from UPI

WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- ConocoPhillips hasn't given up on the Denali natural gas pipeline from Alaska despite the increase in shale gas in the Lower 48, a spokesman...

Inertial measurement unit with quartz gyro-sensors developed by Epson Toyocom

8 years ago from Physorg

Epson Toyocom Corp. today announced that it has begun commercial development of a highly compact, accurate, and stable inertial measurement unit (IMU). The IMU employs technology the company has accumulated...

Island nations worried ahead of Cancun

8 years ago from UPI

UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- The international community is "fiddling merrily" along on climate issues while island nations drown, delegates said ahead of a Mexico climate conference. ...

Plan to use submarines to subdue typhoons/hurricanes

8 years ago from Physorg

( -- A Japanese hydraulic manufacturing company has unveiled plans to use submarines to downgrade the force of typhoons. The company, Ise Kogyo, from Mie in Central Japan, has had...

Fears for Argentinian glaciers

Argentina's Senate has begun discussing a controversial plan to ban mining in parts of the country in order to protect the fragile environment of the Andean glaciers

Better prepared next time

8 years ago from MIT Research

If the lessons of this year’s massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico are heeded, it should be possible to drastically reduce the chances of a repeat occurrence, according to MIT...

Battle over Proposition 23 gets airborne

8 years ago from LA Times - Science

Dueling TV spots appear this week, funded by supporters and opponents of the measure that would suspend regulations aimed at curbing greenhouse gas emissions in California.The battle over California's global-warming...

Water quality improving at California's beaches

8 years ago from LA Times - Science

Heal the Bay finds cleaner beaches across the state — especially at the Santa Monica Pier, which earned an A this year after five straight summers of Fs. But funding...

Proposal Pending on Mileage for Heavy-Duty Vehicles

8 years ago from NY Times Science

The Obama administration could announce a proposal as early as this week for new mileage standards for heavy-duty vehicles beginning in the 2014 model year.

China addresses iron ore tax and contracts

8 years ago from UPI

DALIAN, China, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- A Chinese steel industry official criticized Australia's proposed mining tax and China's new contract system for iron ore imports. ...

Report: U.S. Needs National Strategy for Adapting to Warmer Climes

8 years ago from Science NOW

The federal government is way behind on efforts to develop effective strategies to adapt...