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Alaska divided over energy, director says

8 years ago from UPI

JUNEAU, Alaska, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- The departing head of Alaska's natural gas development warned of tough times ahead for the state as lawmakers bicker over energy policies.

Snow at Highest Elevations No Longer Pure

8 years ago from Live Science

The toxic pollutants called PCBs have been found in snow on the Aconcagua Mountain, the highest mountain in the Americas.

Emissions 'higher than reported'

Emissions of some greenhouse gases are substantially higher than companies and countries report, say scientists.

Arab world lacks climate change data, says report

8 years ago from SciDev

Arab countries are failing to carry out research into the impact of climate change, a report has found, despite their vulnerability.

Atmospheric Scientist Available to Discuss Climate Change Concerns Relevant to COP 15 Conference

8 years ago from Newswise - Scinews

Katharine Hayhoe can discuss climatic and economic questions related to global warming and greenhouse gas emissions.

EPA Vows Common Sense on Carbon Emissions

8 years ago from CBSNews - Science

Agency Will Complement Congressional Legislation on Greenhouse Gases, Not Replace It, Top Official Says

Quick Fix-brand trail mix is recalled

8 years ago from UPI

UNION, Ore., Dec. 9 (UPI) -- The Rock Creek Nut Co. of Union, Ore., says it is recalling Quick Fix-brand trail mix because it contains undeclared milk and soy.

Snowflake chemistry could give clues about ozone depletion

8 years ago from Science Daily

Ice chemists are studying the surface structure of snow crystals and why sharp transitions in shape occur at different temperatures. The differences they see not only explain why no two...

Copenhagen: the scientists' view

8 years ago from News @ Nature

The United Nations Climate Change Conference is mainly a political affair but it has drawn hundreds of scientists to the Danish capital. Jeff Tollefson finds out what they hope to...

Institute aims to promote carbon capture

8 years ago from UPI

CANBERRA, Australia, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- The Global Carbon Capture and Storage Institute announced Monday a $50 million annual fund to support large-scale carbon capture and storage projects worldwide.

Researchers confirm untold levels of oil sands pollution on the Athabasca

8 years ago from

After an exhaustive study of air and water pollution along the Athabasca River and its tributaries from Fort McMurray to Lake Athabasca, researchers say pollution levels have increased as a...

Call for rise in water meter use

An independent review calls for a huge rise in the use of water meters to encourage people to use their supply more wisely.

Russia reigns over its weather

8 years ago from LA Times - Science

Moscow officials have already chased away clouds on public holidays. Now they're considering cloud seeding to keep snow-removal costs down in the winter. Neighboring towns may get dumped on. In the snow-hushed woods...

Scientists at climate talks say major changes to the nitrogen cycle cannot be ignored

8 years ago from Science Daily

An international group of scientists say there is an immediate need for a global assessment of the nitrogen cycle and its impact on climate.

FAA issues new airworthiness directive for offshore choppers

8 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has issued a new airworthiness directive for the type of helicopter used to ferry workers to Newfoundland and Labrador's offshore oil platforms.

UK aviation 'needs room to grow'

Heathrow can expand and people can fly more without ruining carbon targets, the UK's official climate watchdog says.

Video: Trouble in Paradise

8 years ago from CBSNews - Science

As the debate continues over climate change and global regulations, CBS News' Mark Phillips reports from the Maldives, an island country which may be at most risk as a result...

Sunfish sighted far from home seas

8 years ago from UPI

STRALSUND, Germany, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- Ocean sunfish, large disk-shaped creatures usually found in tropical waters, have been sighted along Germany's northern Baltic coast, scientists said.

Video: Becoming Carbon-Friendly

8 years ago from CBSNews - Science

Lounette Dyer, CEO of Soneva Renewables speaks about the importance of solar panels and how they have become more available, which can ultimately help solve climate change.

Coin tosses can be easily rigged: study

8 years ago from Physorg

The ubiquitous coin toss is not so random after all, and can easily be manipulated to turn up heads, or tails, a Canadian study has found.

Earth sensitivity to CO2 is studied

8 years ago from UPI

BRISTOL, England, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- British scientists say the Earth might be up to 50 percent more sensitive to atmospheric carbon dioxide than has been estimated.

Industry reacts to EPA climate ruling

8 years ago from AP Health

NEW YORK (AP) -- Political, costly, and likely to choke off growth. That's how the energy industry and companies that use a lot of energy describe...

Video: Copenhagen climate summit: Gordon Brown on the prospects for a deal

8 years ago from The Guardian - Science

Gordon Brown talks to Guardian deputy editor Ian Katz about the dangers posed by climate change and the opportunities of CopenhagenIan KatzAndy GallagherElliot Smith

Barnes & Noble's Nook: The Hands-On Review

8 years ago from CBSNews - Science

CNET Gets Up Close And Personal With The Hot E-Reader. Is It Better Than Amazon's Kindle?

The climate denial industry is out to dupe the public. And it's working | George Monbiot

8 years ago from The Guardian - Science

Think environmentalists are stooges? You're the unwitting recruit of a hugely powerful oil lobby – I've got the proof Read the case notes for this article hereWhen you survey the trail of...

Discovery of the Jekyll-and-Hyde factors in 'coral bleaching'

8 years ago from Science Daily

Scientists are reporting the first identification of substances involved in the Jekyll-and-Hyde transformation that changes harmless marine bacteria into killers that cause "coral bleaching."

Syria and Iran discuss water and energy

8 years ago from UPI

DAMASCUS, Syria, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- Syria's history of water resource management can only benefit by an expanded working relationship with Iran, the Syrian irrigation minister said.

Brazilian company finds new oil

8 years ago from UPI

RIO DE JANEIRO, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- OGX Petroleo e Gas Participacoes announced it encountered 164 feet of carbonate reserves in shallow waters off the coast of Brazil.