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What made the Dust Bowl bad?

9 years ago from MSNBC: Science

The Dust Bowl drought of the 1930s was arguably one of the worst environmental disasters of the 20th century. New computer simulations reveal the whipped-up dust is what made the...

Engineering And Invention On The Half-shell: Learning From Marine Animals

9 years ago from Science Daily

Marine snails, sea urchins and other animals from the sea are teaching researchers how to make the world a better place. Consider, for example, the possibilities of designing a lightweight...

What Can Be Done About Pollution In Ganges River?

9 years ago from Science Daily

Montana State University research about pollution in the Ganges River has reached the Supreme Court of India, producing some optimism among MSU scientists.

E. Coli In Charles River Found To Be High After Long Periods Without Rain: New Model Developed

9 years ago from Science Daily

It is a common belief that the water quality of the Charles River and other lakes, streams and rivers is at its worst after a large rainfall because of pollutants...

California and Oregon Commercial Salmon Fishing Declared "Failure", Shut Down

9 years ago from Science Blog

This is far below what is needed to sustain the population and we have decided to shut down the commercial ocean salmon fishery for all of California and most of...

Three-in-Five Chance Of Record Low Arctic Sea Ice In 2008, According to New Forecast

9 years ago from Science Daily

New calculations indicate the record low minimum extent of sea ice across the Arctic last September has a three-in-five chance of being shattered again in 2008 because of continued warming...

Newly Discovered Water, Oil And Gas Locations Surveyed In Afghanistan

9 years ago from Science Daily

The USGS recently collected new information to aid in resource and hazards assessments of Afghanistan. This survey presents valuable new information to policymakers, potential private investors, and the public in...

Red Tide Killer Identified: Bacteria Gang Up On Algae, Quashing Red Tide Blooms

9 years ago from Science Daily

Researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego have identified a potential "red tide killer." Red tides and related phenomena in which microscopic algae accumulate rapidly in dense...

Geochemists Challenge Key Theory Regarding Earth's Formation

9 years ago from Science Daily

Geologists call into question three decades of conventional wisdom regarding some of the physical processes that helped shape the Earth as we know it today. New research provides a direct...

Girl travels from Philippines to NYC for clubfoot surgery

9 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- In her 15 years, Jingle Luis has never walked on the bottoms of her feet. Born in the Philippines with feet so clubbed they twist backward and...

Pittsburgh surpasses Los Angeles as nation's sootiest city

9 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- A city outside California has for the first time been named the sootiest in the nation, one of the categories the American Lung Association uses to determine...

Increasingly intense storms threaten coral

9 years ago from Physorg

A British scientist suggests hurricanes and other storms are increasing in intensity and are limiting the growth of some corals.

Wakame Waste: Composting Polluted Seaweed

9 years ago from Science Daily

Bacteria that feed on seaweed could help in the disposal of pollutants in the world's oceans, according to a new study. Researchers explain that as marine pollution is on the...

Feature: China - the rise of the green city

9 years ago from Science Alert

China’s rapid urbanisation is cause for concern, but remarkable initiatives in cities such as Rizhao, Wuhan and Beijing are leading to a broader endorsement of sustainability principles, write Matthew Levinson...

Soil can clean toxic waste

9 years ago from Science Alert

Research has found that microbes naturally present in Australian soil could be the most efficient way to break down contaminants and toxic waste in the environment.

DIAMOND to tackle UK nuclear waste issues

9 years ago from Physorg

The long-term problem of how to manage and dispose of Britain`s nuclear waste is to be tackled by a UK consortium headed by the University of Leeds.

California's farm belt plan to cut air pollution criticized

9 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- Environmentalists say a new plan to clean up the soot-laden air in California's farm belt would fail to adequately regulate agricultural sources of pollution.

Video: World's longest sea bridge opens in China

9 years ago from The Guardian - Science

Hangzhou Bay bridge, spanning 22 miles, links Shanghai with booming industrial city of Ningbo

In a New Climate Model, Short-Term Cooling in a Warmer World

9 years ago from NY Times Science

Climatologists will create decade-long climate forecasts, just as meteorologists craft weeklong weather forecasts.

Basics: Noble Eagles, Nasty Pigeons, Biased Humans

9 years ago from NY Times Science

Biobigotry is the persistent and often irrational desire to be surrounded only by those species of which one approves.

Summer smash

9 years ago from The Guardian - Science

Proof of the so-called standard model of particle physics hangs on a huge experiment taking place this summer deep beneath the Swiss border. Robert Matthews reports

Alaska hardest hit by U.S. climate change

9 years ago from UPI

DURHAM, N.H., April 30 (UPI) -- Scientists say Alaska leads the rest of the United States in experiencing the effects of global warning.

Netfile users get May 6 tax extension

9 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

Canadians trying to file their tax returns using Netfile have had their deadline extended from midnight Wednesday to May 6 due to problems with the Canada Revenue Agency's website.

Policy can empower technological climate change solution

9 years ago from Harvard Science

The chair of the U.S. House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming struck an optimistic tone about the planet’s climate crisis last night, saying that an energy revolution...

'New' Ancient Antarctic Sediment Reveals Climate Change History

9 years ago from Science Daily

Recent additions to the premier collection of Southern Ocean sediment cores at Florida State University's Antarctic Marine Geology Research Facility will give international scientists a close-up look at fluctuations that...

California Wildfires Continue to Burn [News]

9 years ago from Scientific American

Wildfire season has gotten an early start this year. [More]

Tornadoes Take the D.C. Area by Storm [News]

9 years ago from Scientific American

Residents living in the Washington, D.C., suburbs are learning that tornadoes are not just a threat to the Great Plains. More than 200 people were injured and several homes and...

Eye in the Sky Tracks Earth's Changes [Slideshow] [News]

9 years ago from Scientific American

Slideshow: View Earth's ChangesIn September 2007 less sea ice covered the Arctic than at any point since the U.S. government began keeping records of its decline. All told, it covered...