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Ignored warnings 'worsened' Myanmar cyclone disaster

15 years ago from SciDev

An inadequate response to early warnings and destruction of mangrove forests worsened the devastation of cyclone Nargis, say experts.

Ocean Carbon Cycle Research Gets Boost From Satellite Data

15 years ago from Science Daily

The Earth's oceans play a vital role in the carbon cycle, making it imperative that we understand marine biological activity enough to predict how our planet will react to the...

The science of cyclones

15 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...

Lezza-brand water ice recall is expanded

15 years ago from UPI

WASHINGTON, May 6 (UPI) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced an expansion of the recall of Lezza-brand blue raspberry Italian ice caused by a labeling error

Nutrient Pollution Reductions From Urban Stream Restoration Quantified

15 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

15 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

15 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

15 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.

65-million-year-old asteroid impact triggered a global hail of carbon beads

15 years ago from Science Blog

The asteroid presumed to have wiped out the dinosaurs struck the Earth with such force that carbon deep in the Earth's crust liquefied, rocketed skyward, and formed tiny airborne beads...

VIDEO: Freak Wave Kills Nine

15 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

15 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

15 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

15 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

15 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

15 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...

17 Elephants Butchered for Ivory in African Park

15 years ago from National Geographic

Poachers from several competing interests killed the rare mammals to cash in on continued demand for illegal ivory, wildlife officials announced. Warning: graphic images.

Dietary Choice Affects Climate More Than Food Miles

15 years ago from Science Blog

Despite the recent popular attention to the distance that food travels from farm to plate, a.k.a. "food miles," Carnegie Mellon researchers Christopher L. Weber and H. Scott Matthews argue in...

Volcano in 1600 caused global disruption

15 years ago from MSNBC: Science

The effects of a massive volcanic eruption in Peru more than 400 years ago might have significantly impacted societies and agriculture world-wide, according to a new study of historic records.

Science Weekly podcast: Lessons to be learned from past climate change; plus pixie dust fingers

15 years ago from The Guardian - Science

Alok Jha and guests discuss the Earth's past climate change; and regrowing fingers using pixie dust

Poland and ESA sign the Plan for European Cooperating State (PECS)

15 years ago from European Space Agency

On 28 April 2008 Poland reinforced its relations with ESA by signing the Plan for European Cooperating State Charter. This is a direct follow up to the signing of the...

A fish-eye view of a coral reef

15 years ago from LA Times - Science

Submersible cameras offer a close look at the struggling habitats, helping scientists gauge how best to protect them. ...

Earthwatch and HSBC Fight Climate Change--One 'Branch' at a Time

15 years ago from Newswise - Scinews

Earthwatch kicks off a five-year global forest research program at the Smithsonian as part of the HSBC Climate Partnership. Over the next four years, hundreds of employees from the world's...

Soil can clean toxic waste

15 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.

At 107, Livermore lightbulb is still a real live wire

15 years ago from LA Times - Science

The low-watt firehouse bulb has been burning continuously since 1901. It's generated awe and respect, even among the backers of a Texas rival. ...

Feature: Targeting endocrine disruptors in Australia’s waterways

15 years ago from Science Alert

Australia has lagged behind Europe and North America in research and policy on endocrine disrupting chemicals in the country’s waterways. CSIRO has been working with Land Water Australia...

Map predicts global warming hot spots

15 years ago from Science Alert

A new study has mapped out the vulnerability to climate change in Sydney's coastal regions, a forecast that will help councils accurately plan for the future.

Opinion: A 10,000 year misunderstanding

15 years ago from Science Alert

The current food crises cannot be solved until we accept that the Earth is well past its carrying capacity, argues Peter Salonius.