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Another Olympic contest -- weather forecasting

9 years ago from Physorg

Meteorologists may not always feel appreciated, but at the Beijing Olympics at least they will have their own contest.

Scientists propose super-supercomputer

9 years ago from UPI

BERKELEY, Calif., May 8 (UPI) -- Three U.S. government scientists are proposing to improve climate change predictions by creating a kind of super-supercomputer.

Stressed seaweed might make cloudy skies

9 years ago from UPI

OBAN, Scotland, May 8 (UPI) -- British-led scientists say they've discovered the presence of large amounts of seaweed along coastal areas can influence the Earth's climate.

Finding The Real Potential Of No-till Farming For Sequestering Carbon

9 years ago from Science Daily

Researchers investigated the potential of no-tillage agricultural soils for increasing the soil organic carbon pool. The results of the study revealed that no till farming impacts on soil carbon sequestration...

The science of cyclones

9 years ago from MSNBC: Science

Science editor Alan Boyle's Weblog: The catastrophic cyclone that hit Myanmar hints at the shape of things to come in climate impact — but probably not for the reason you...

Unpiloted planes sample California air

9 years ago from UPI

SAN DIEGO, May 6 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists say they will use sophisticated unpiloted aircraft to assess Southern California's potential for climate change and sources of air pollution.

Sounding out Congo Red

9 years ago from Physorg

Brightly colored dyes such as the shimmering Congo Red commonly used in silk clothing manufacture are notoriously difficult to dispose of in an environmentally benign way.

Climate link with killer cyclones spurs fierce scientific debate

9 years ago from Physorg

Climate scientists have begun to debate whether global warming is producing more powerful storms, after Nargis smashed into Myanmar -- brutally changing gear from a Category One to a Category...

Opinion: Would you like yours filtered?

9 years ago from Science Alert

The federal government is looking at filtering content at the Internet Service Provider (ISP) level, but it doesn't work, according to Chris Abood.

Nunavut centres prepare for busy season of Arctic research

9 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

This year is set to become one of the busiest years for Arctic research, as more than 1,000 researchers plan to converge upon Canada's North for International Polar Year research.

Importance Of Retrofitting Existing Housing To Make It More Environmentally Friendly

9 years ago from Science Daily

It is a great shame that the most creative professional group in the building trade, the architects, rarely apply themselves to existing housing, researchers assert. A large proportion of the...

Farmland Dust Cloud From Ukraine Impact Air Quality As Far As Germany

9 years ago from Science Daily

Fallow agricultural land and steppe-formation processes are evidently capable of having a much greater effect on global air quality than was previously assumed. This is the conclusion drawn by researchers...

Sustainability will drive tourism

9 years ago from Science Alert

Global tourism will be shaped by changing consumer trends, technology and a focus on sustainability by 2020, according to new Australian research.

Cyclones help spread weeds

9 years ago from Science Alert

Strong winds and rough seas caused by cyclones can disperse weed seeds more than 40 times further than normal weather conditions, found the results of a new study.

Nobel Laureate Gerard 't Hooft at Canada's Perimeter Institute

9 years ago from Newswise - Scinews

Eminent scientist and Nobel Laureate Gerard 't Hooft to present a Perimeter Institute Public Lecture.

Stinging jellyfish back at Italy's beaches

9 years ago from UPI

ROME, May 5 (UPI) -- Hordes of stinging jellyfish are back on Italian beaches this spring, and experts warned Monday it could be a sign of global warming.

Nutrient Pollution Reductions From Urban Stream Restoration Quantified

9 years ago from Science Daily

Researchers have now quantified the amount of excess nitrogen removed from an urban stream during environmental restoration projects. This breakthrough allows environmental managers to assess the pollution-reducing benefits of storm...

Feature: Acid oceans

9 years ago from Science Alert

International scientists are now in little doubt about the cause of a threat confronting up to one-third of all marine life: the 27 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide released each...

Rescuing Coral From Warming Waters

9 years ago from CBSNews - Science

CBS Evening News correspondent Daniel Sieberg took a closer look at the corals of Biscayne Bay with one researcher who is embarking on an innovative but controversial experiment to protect...

Opinion: Come clean on sustainability

9 years ago from Science Alert

Carbon neutrality and other green jargon is in danger of becoming what 'reduced fat', 'low cal' and 'high fibre' were in past decades, according to Margaret Lawson.

VIDEO: Freak Wave Kills Nine

9 years ago from National Geographic

A wave estimated at up to 16 feet (5 meters) tall struck a sightseeing spot in coastal South Korea.

PHOTOS: Cyclone Ravages Myanmar, Kills Thousands

9 years ago from National Geographic

Hurricane-force winds, driving rain, and widespread flooding have killed perhaps 10,000 people, torn apart buildings, and sunk ships in the Southeast Asian country.

US, EU asked to reconsider biofuel goals as food prices rise

9 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- The U.S. and European Union should reconsider a shift to biofuels that has helped increase food prices worldwide by turning agricultural land over to energy crops, American...

EU urged to reject 3 new biotech crops

9 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- Environmental groups appealed to the European Union on Monday to reject applications from the biotech industry to approve one newly engineered potato variety and two corn crops.

Global warming: French scientists tweak carbon-storing powder

9 years ago from Physorg

French-led technologists said they had beefed up the performance of a nano-powder that stores carbon dioxide (CO2) in what could be a step forward in tackling global warming caused by...

Fighting global warming — at the dinner table

9 years ago from Physorg

Substituting chicken, fish, or vegetables for red meat just once a week can help combat climate change — even more dramatically than buying locally sourced food, according to scientists in...