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Livestock, Pets Left Behind As Chile Volcano Fears Loom

9 years ago from National Geographic

Tens of thousands of animals are trapped in an ash-covered region of southern Chile after their owners have been forced to flee the still-active volcano.

Diatoms Discovered To Remove Phosphorus From Oceans

9 years ago from Science Daily

Scientists have discovered a new way that phosphorus is naturally removed from the oceans -- its stored in diatoms. The discovery opens up a new realm of research into an...

Coherent Description of Earth's Inaccessible Interior Clarifies Mantle Motion

9 years ago from Science Daily

A new model of inner Earth pulls past information and hypotheses into a coherent story to clarify mantle motion. Scientists paint a story for a chemically complex inner earth, a...

Limitations Of Charcoal As An Effective Carbon Sink

9 years ago from Science Daily

Fire-derived charcoal is thought to be an important carbon sink. However, a new article in Science shows that charcoal promotes soil microbes and causes a large loss of soil carbon....

Outrage at European moves to feed animal remains to chickens

9 years ago from The Guardian - Science

Practice, which was banned in Europe after the BSE crisis, would save farmers millions of pounds, say officials

Baltic sea ice cover hits an all-time low: meteorologists

9 years ago from Physorg

The extent of ice covering the Baltic sea this winter reached an all-time low, since measurements began more than a century ago, Swedish meteorologists said.

Amazon sues NY over Internet sales tax collection

9 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- Amazon.com is suing New York over a new law that requires out-of-state online companies to collect sales tax from shoppers in New York.

California may face long-term drought

9 years ago from UPI

SACRAMENTO, May 3 (UPI) -- California officials said the state could be forced to ration water after the driest spring in at least 150 years.

Warmer weather linked to caribou deaths

9 years ago from UPI

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa., May 3 (UPI) -- Global warming may be the reason for a decrease in the number of caribou calves being born in West Greenland, U.S....

Beijing working to clear the air

9 years ago from UPI

BEIJING, May 2 (UPI) -- Chinese officials said anti-pollution efforts are helping clear the air in Beijing, with 86 days of fairly good air quality reported so far...

Fishing for Oxygen in Warming Oceans [News]

9 years ago from Scientific American

Records stretching back to 1960 prove what climate models had predicted:  warmer oceans contain less oxygen. Oceanographer Lothar Stramma of the University of Kiel in Germany and his colleagues report...

End to Peanut Allergies?

9 years ago from Science Blog

A food allergy expert is predicting an end to peanut allergy in five years' time. read more

New Tests Make Antibiotic Monitoring Easier

9 years ago from Science Daily

Detecting antibiotics in the environment could become easier to do, thanks to portable field kits developed and validated by a team of scientists. The team conducted studies showing that the...

News Bytes of the Week--Was the Red Baron Just Lucky? [News]

9 years ago from Scientific American

Was the Red Baron just lucky?Manfred Albrecht Freiherr von Richthofen, better known as the Red Baron, was the most feared German flying ace of World War I. He racked up...

Climate troubles brewing for beer makers

9 years ago from News @ Nature

Rising temperatures are affecting European hop harvests.

US govt to tighten lead emissions standards

9 years ago from Physorg

The US Environmental Protection Agency unveiled plans Thursday to significantly strengthen lead emissions standards, in the first revision of the regulations for 30 years.

Major Arctic sea ice melt is expected this summer

9 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- The Arctic will remain on thinning ice, and climate warming is expected to begin affecting the Antarctic also, scientists said Friday. "The long-term prognosis is not very...

Temporary cooling trend may offset warming

9 years ago from UPI

NEW YORK, May 2 (UPI) -- German scientists said temporary climate variations may temporarily offset the long-term global warming trend.

Will Global Warming Take A Short Break? Improved Climate Predictions Suggest A Reduced Warming Trend During The Next 10 Years

9 years ago from Science Daily

To date climate change projections, as published in the last IPCC report, only considered changes in future atmospheric composition. This strategy is appropriate for long-term changes in climate such as...

Inner Earth filled with 'peanut butter'?

9 years ago from MSNBC: Science

Like the gooey center of a chocolate morsel harboring peanut butter and honey, inner Earth is far more nuanced than outward appearances would suggest.

Blobs Inside Earth Like Peanut Butter

9 years ago from Live Science

Core, mantle, crust, right? Sorry, not so simple.

Patent Law Battle a Boon to Lobbyists

9 years ago from NY Times Health

In 15 months, two dueling business coalitions have spent $4.3 million lobbying on legislation that calls for the biggest changes in United States patent law in more than 50 years.

Experiments for kids: Ear gongs

9 years ago from The Guardian - Science

You can't walk through a wall, so you'd think that sound would travel through air more easily than through something solid. Not so!

Morgan Stanley to add up to 500 jobs with new Montreal technology centre

9 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

Morgan Stanley, the big U.S. investment bank, will build a $200-million high-tech centre in Montreal to support its New York-based global operations, it announced Thursday.

Opinion: 'You shall not murder'

9 years ago from Science Alert

Each year in Alaska fur bearing animals are killed in a 'glorious hunt' by people like the Mighty Trapper, writes Walt Brasch.

Treasure trove found in 500-year-old shipwreck off Africa

9 years ago from AP Science

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (AP) -- The ship was laden with tons of copper ingots, elephant tusks, gold coins - and cannons to fend off pirates. But it had nothing to...

Military expertise put to work in Canada's Arctic mapping research

9 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

Canada's efforts to claim a vast area of the Arctic Ocean as its own are getting some help from the military, which has deployed its own devices to aid researchers...

How Deep Is The Earth's Crust Under Europe?

9 years ago from Science Daily

A new model of Europe's Earth's crust has been made. The Earth's crust is, on global average around 40 kilometers deep. In relation to the total diameter of the Earth...