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Climate Negotiators Under The Gun

8 years ago from C&EN

Climate Change: Pressure increases as deadline nears for agreement in Copenhagen.

Latin American countries 'among hardest hit by climate change'

8 years ago from SciDev

Four Central American countries make up a list of the ten nations most affected by climate change between 1990 and 2008, says a study

Under Yellowstone, Magma Pocket 20% Larger Than Thought

8 years ago from National Geographic

The massive column of molten rock that feeds the park's volcano dives deeper and fills a magma chamber bigger than previous estimates, according to the most detailed model yet of...

PICTURES: Ten Climate Change "Icons" Announced

8 years ago from National Geographic

What do quiver trees, clownfish, and koalas have in common? They're among ten "flagship" species likely to suffer huge loses due to a diverse array of global warming impacts, according...

Ocean acidity rising, U.N. group warns

8 years ago from UPI

COPENHAGEN, Denmark, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- The acidity level of the oceans could increase by 150 percent by 2050 as waters absorb more and more greenhouse gases, a report...

How climate change sceptic Ian Plimer dodges valid criticism | James Randerson

8 years ago from The Guardian - Science

His book Heaven and Earth has fuelled sceptics the world over, but when I talked to Professor Plimer he sidestepped vital pointsA few days ago I interviewed the prominent climate change sceptic Professor...

World's mayors tackle climate change on their own

8 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- It isn't easy getting Italy's city dwellers out of their Fiats, off their Vespa scooters and onto bicycles to ride to work, "like here in Copenhagen," says...

Hi-tech, eco-friendly dream home takes shape in Japan

8 years ago from Physorg

On Tokyo Bay, at the edge of the largest urban sprawl on Earth, sits what may be an environmentalist's dream home.

The Copenhagen conference means life or death for the Maldives | Mark Lynas

8 years ago from The Guardian - Science

Limiting the global temperature rise to 1.5C is still just about possible, but it's a target unlikely to survive the weekIf you live in the Maldives, "1.5 to stay alive" is more...

Environment Agency: British wildlife faces climate change devastation

8 years ago from The Guardian - Science

The UK is already feeling the effects of global warming, as rising temperatures put native species at risk of extinctionRising temperatures and sea levels brought on by climate change could have devastating effects...

Newly identified enzymes help plants sense elevated CO2 and could lead to water-wise crops

8 years ago from Science Blog

Biologists have identified plant enzymes that may help to engineer plants that take advantage of elevated carbon dioxide to use water more efficiently. The finding could help to engineer crops that take advantage...

Climate negotiators eye the 'forgotten 50%' of greenhouse gas pollutants

8 years ago from LA Times - Science

While the U.S. has focused on CO2 emissions, some nations are pushing for measures to curb black carbon, HFCs and methane, which they say will be easier to achieve and will show...

In Bolivia, Water and Ice Tell of Climate Change

8 years ago from NY Times Science

Addressing problems like Bolivia’s, where the retreat of glaciers threatens water supplies, is a key focus of talks in Copenhagen.

Innovative Plan To Save Rainforest, Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

8 years ago from Science Daily

An innovative proposal by the Ecuadorian government to protect an untouched, oil rich region of Amazon rainforest is a precedent-setting and potentially economically viable approach, says a team of environmental...

New approach to emissions makes climate and air quality models more accurate, major study finds

8 years ago from Science Daily

It's no secret that the emissions leaving a car tailpipe or factory smokestack affect climate and air quality. Even trees release chemicals that influence the atmosphere. But until now, scientists...

Video: Retreating Ice

8 years ago from CBSNews - Science

A Seattle-based photographer has traveled the world and documented climate change with photographs. Russ Mitchell speaks with James Martin about his take on climate change.

Science Weekly podcast: Lessons for atheists and Ban Ki-moon on climate change

8 years ago from The Guardian - Science

Comedian Robin Ince joins the pod to tell us about his latest show nine lessons and carols for godless people. It's produced in association with the Rationalist Association and New Humanist magazine. Robin's...

Bank of England urged to put climate scientist on MPC

8 years ago from The Guardian - Science

• MPC needs green advocate, says former scientific adviser • Economic policy must not overlook low-carbon projectsThe government's former chief scientific adviser is calling for a climate scientist to be given a seat...

Decades-old dioxins pollute river, divide US community

8 years ago from Physorg

The signs posted along Michigan's Tittabawassee River warning of dangerous dioxin levels don't really worry fisherman David Mitchell.

Video: Two Cases Of Global Warming

8 years ago from CBSNews - Science

The Maldives and Greenland's biggest glacier, Ilulissat couldn't be any different, in location and temperature. But these two very different places are experiencing global warming at an alarming rate. Mark...

Antarctic nations plan tough new shipping controls

8 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- Countries that manage Antarctica plan tough new controls on ships visiting the southern oceans and the fuels they use to reduce the threat of human and environmental...

One-Stop Climate Info Shop

8 years ago from Live Science

Researchers have set up a new web site to house climate data for everyone to peruse.

The Science of Climate Negotiations

8 years ago from Scientific American

COPENHAGEN--One thing is clear under this city's low, leaden skies: a ton of carbon dioxide emitted in India is the same as a ton of carbon dioxide emitted in the...

Scientist: Copenhagen cuts 'clearly not enough'

8 years ago from AP Science

COPENHAGEN (AP) -- A key scientist says greenhouse emissions cuts on the table at U.N. climate talks are "clearly not enough" to assure the world it...

Geothermal Project in California Is Shut Down

8 years ago from NY Times Science

The company in charge of a project to extract renewable energy from deep bedrock has removed its drill rig and informed federal officials that the project will be abandoned.

PHOTOS: "Alien" Jellyfish Found in Arctic Deep

8 years ago from National Geographic

A naked snail, a brightly colored jellyfish, and a ten-foot-long string of bell-like animals are among the odd discoveries—some only recently described by science—made during a 2005 expedition of the...

Salazar calls for high flows into Colorado River

8 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- Interior Secretary Ken Salazar is calling for more manmade floods to be released from the Glen Canyon Dam into the Colorado River.

Abestos 'very low' in Thetford Mines air

8 years ago from CBC: Health

The concentration of asbestos in the air in Thetford Mines, Que., is "very small" according to a long-awaited review released by the province's National Public Health Institute on Friday.