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Trouble in paradise: Warming a greater danger to tropical species

9 years ago from Biology News Net

This leaf beetle, which lives in the cloud forest on the east slope of the Andes Mountains in Ecuador, is from the family Chrysomelidae. Climate change could have a much...

Reno on edge after odd series of earthquakes

9 years ago from LA Times - Science

The 'Mogul sequence' is especially shallow and is growing over time, defying patterns and predictions. ...

Global Cooling?

9 years ago from Science Blog

The next decade is predicted to be a global cooling phase, with colder Atlantic Ocean temperatures counterbalancing the warming of recent years. read more

Observatory: The Beetle Factor in a Carbon Calculus

9 years ago from NY Times Science

Most forests are considered net sinks of carbon dioxide, meaning they store more carbon than they give up, but natural events can upset the equation.

First Nanoscale Image Of Soil Reveals An 'Incredible' Variety, Rich With Patterns

9 years ago from Science Daily

Soil "unearthed" at the nanoscale: Soil scientists have seen -- for the first time -- seen soil at a scale of 50 nanometers. This view provided a beautiful glimpse of...

Tasman Glacier is melting fast

9 years ago from Science Alert

New Zealand's Tasman Glacier is melting at an increasing rate and forming a new lake, which is speeding up the melting process further, according to researchers.

GIOVE-B launch - live video streaming

9 years ago from European Space Agency

GIOVE-B, the second Galileo satellite, is scheduled for launch at 00:16 CEST on Sunday, 27 April (22:16, 26 April UTC/GMT). Live streaming video coverage from the launch site and the...

Two Evils Compete: Global Warming vs. Ozone Hole

9 years ago from Live Science

Continuous sulfur injections would deplete polar ozone, delay ozone hole recovery.

Early Target for Fuel Economy Is Expected

9 years ago from NY Times Science

The proposed regulation is likely to require the industry to meet a target of 31 miles a gallon by 2015.

Inside the Tsunami Factory

9 years ago from PopSci

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Climate Phenomenon In Pacific Weakens

9 years ago from CBSNews - Science

The La Nina climate phenomenon under way in the Pacific Ocean has weakened but is expected to continue at least through midsummer, government weather forecasters say.

Study: Calif. Overdue For Big Quake

9 years ago from CBSNews - Science

California faces an almost certain risk of being rocked by a strong earthquake within the next 30 years, scientists said in the first statewide temblor forecast.

Thousands Flee Colombia Volcano Eruption

9 years ago from CBSNews - Science

Colombia's Nevado del Huila volcano erupted in a shower of hot ash, prompting thousands of people to leave their homes on Tuesday.

A Dying Breed: Marsh Tackies

9 years ago from CBSNews - Science

Horse breeders in South Carolina are coming together to save the tacky, a short-legged, sway-backed horse suited for toiling long hours in the swamps and oppressive humidity whose numbers are...

Bush Outlines Climate Change Targets

9 years ago from CBSNews - Science

President Bush on Wednesday called for a halt in the growth of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions by 2025 and urged other major polluting nations to develop national goals to address...

CW Yanks "Gossip Girl" Web Streams

9 years ago from CBSNews - Science

This could go down as the most bone-headed move from a TV network in 2008, or completely inconsequential: The CW network is pulling off its website the one show that...

More Towns Committing To "Going Green"

9 years ago from CBSNews - Science

Cherry Hill, once a desolate farmland and now a bustling Philadelphia suburb of 70,000, is one of the latest examples of a nationwide movement of local governments committing to make...

Climate Change Threatens Predator and Prey

9 years ago from CBSNews - Science

A team of biologists has been closely monitoring Isle Royale's moose and wolves for five decades. Both species have had ups and downs, but now may be facing their biggest...

Learning About Emissions From Business?

9 years ago from CBSNews - Science

What does a Florida fishing tournament have to do with a dairy farm in New York state? And how does that help our environment? It's all about offsetting carbon emissions,...

Calculating Your Carbon Footprint

9 years ago from CBSNews - Science

Can calculators and clubs of friends . help save the environment? Tools online or even neighborhood friends can be agents of change to help you tabulate your own carbon emissions...

Yellowstone bison population halved

9 years ago from UPI

GARDINER, Mont., April 29 (UPI) -- U.S. wildlife officials say they've stopped culling wild bison in Yellowstone National Park because the herd's population has fallen by half.

New species are discovered in Brazil

9 years ago from UPI

ARLINGTON, Va., April 30 (UPI) -- Scientists say they have discovered 14 potential new species in Brazil's Cerrado area -- one of the world's 34 biodiversity conservation hot...

U.N. safe water definition misleading?

9 years ago from UPI

NOTTINGHAM, England, April 30 (UPI) -- A British study suggests the United Nations' effort to define what constitutes safe water is misleading and insufficient.

New MIT study validates hurricane prediction

9 years ago from MIT Research

Hurricanes in some areas, including the North Atlantic, are likely to become more intense as a result of global warming even though the number of such storms worldwide may decline,...

PHOTOS: Giant Stingrays Found Near Thai City

9 years ago from National Geographic

After weeks of combing remote rivers for giant freshwater stingrays, biologist Zeb Hogan finally found one—near a busy city. Then the ray gave birth.

Narwhal More at Risk From Warming Than Polar Bear?

9 years ago from National Geographic

A limited range and specialist diet mean that the Arctic porpoise may be slightly more sensitive to habitat changes linked to global warming, a new report says.

1600 Eruption Led to Global Cooling, Social Unrest

9 years ago from National Geographic

The dethroning of a Russian king and a bad year for wine harvests in 1601 can be traced back to a massive volcanic eruption in southern Peru, researchers say.