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What made the Dust Bowl bad?

15 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...

Rocks Under The Northern Ocean Are Found To Resemble Ones Far South

15 years ago from Science Daily

Scientists probing volcanic rocks from deep under the frozen surface of the Arctic Ocean have discovered a special geochemical signature until now found only in the southern hemisphere. The rocks...

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

15 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...

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

15 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...

Whale sightings off Chile raise hope

15 years ago from LA Times - Science

Whales appear to be making a comeback in the waters where they were once hunted to near extinction. ...

Solving global warming with giant vacuums

15 years ago from LA Times - Science

The technology works, but it would require millions of carbon dioxide filters across the planet at a cost of trillions of dollars a year. ...

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

15 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

15 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...

New Ocean Current Discovered

15 years ago from Science Daily

Scientists have discovered a new climate pattern, the North Pacific Gyre Oscillation. This pattern explains, for the first time, changes in the water important in helping commercial fishermen understand fluctuations...

Celebrities, stores take a shine to green cleaning products

15 years ago from LA Times - Health

What do Wal-Mart, Target, Ed Begley Jr. and Don Imus' wife have in common? They're all on the green-cleaning bandwagon. ...

Alaska hardest hit by U.S. climate change

15 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

15 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

15 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

15 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]

15 years ago from Scientific American

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

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

15 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]

15 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...

Atmospheric Scientist to Lead Climate Change Impacts Research for White House

15 years ago from Newswise - Scinews

A prominent climate researcher and professor at the Department of Geosciences at Texas Tech University has been invited by the White House to serve as a lead author on a...

Opinion: The widening scope of climate change

15 years ago from Science Alert

Warming has already taken the planet into a condition where human experience no longer provides a reliable indication of the future, writes Graeme Pearman.

Feature: Smarter irrigation in a drier century

15 years ago from Science Alert

With global climate models indicating a further 20 per cent decline in rainfall across southeastern Australia by 2030, irrigated agriculture, particularly in the southern Murray–Darling Basin, is suddenly facing an...

Opinion: Clean soil is at the root of agricultural success

15 years ago from Science Alert

The agriculture industry cannot continue to grow without its roots firmly fixed in healthy, productive soil, writes David McKenzie.

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...

Opinion: The challenge of the 21st century - setting the real bottom line (part 2)

15 years ago from Science Alert

We have fallen into the trap of believing that economic growth forever is possible and necessary, according to David Suzuki.

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: Algal farming - a new Agricultural Revolution?

15 years ago from Science Alert

Farming algae could provide a solution to the recent food riots and biofuel debates, says Damir Ibrisimovic.

Feature: Is Western Australia heading for longer summers?

15 years ago from Science Alert

Researchers believe that warmer seas off Western Australia could result in longer summers and milder winters. Peter Terry investigates the quest to predict the future of water temperatures and seasonal...

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.

Opinion: Make a stand for good science

15 years ago from Science Alert

Scientists must work harder at making the public aware of the stark difference between good science and denialist spin, believes Barry Brook.