Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Photo Gallery: Total lunar eclipse
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
UK Satellite Mission To Improve Accuracy Of Climate-Change Measurements Gains Global Support
The idea is for TRUTHS to be a master device in orbit, against which other earth observation satellites are tested and calibrated. That ensures they will all be working off the same measurement benchmark. It also reduces costs - a central orbiting reference point means each individual satellite doesn't need to be equipped with its own individual suite of calibration tools.
Saturday, August 18, 2007
U2 - So High, So Fast
Thursday, August 16, 2007
Arctic sea ice retreats to record low by end of summer with ominious consequences for global warming
Sunday, August 12, 2007
Model predicts global warming will speed up after 2009
Global warming will speed up in the next
The next-decade prediction results by scientists at
The new model predicts that warming will slow during
Thursday, August 09, 2007
Arctic glacier breaks, tourists hurt by giant wave
Wednesday, August 08, 2007
A Canadian's Life in the Mossad
Tuesday, August 07, 2007
Locked in Glaciers, Ancient Microbes May Return to Life
DNA of ancient microorganisms, long frozen in glaciers, may return to life as the glaciers melt, according to a paper published online this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences by scientists at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, and Boston University.
Sunday, August 05, 2007
Science lab suspected in foot and mouth outbreak
· Research plant is near infected farm
An accidental leak of an experimental vaccine from a private research site was being investigated urgently last night as the likely source of Britain's new foot and mouth disease outbreak. The news came as the government attempted to avert a full-scale crisis in farming and the tourism industry.
Investigators are now focusing on whether
a batch of the vaccine
escaped the site.
Saturday, August 04, 2007
Hurricane boost 'due to warm sea'
BBC environmental reporter
Hurricane Jeanne over Florida, September 2004
Hurricanes have become more frequent over the past century
A new analysis of Atlantic hurricanes says their numbers have doubled over the last century.http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/44027000/jpg/_44027477_jeanne203ap.jpg
Scientific analyses in recent years suggest hurricane numbers have increased since the mid-1980s.
This new study, published in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society in London, looks at the frequency of these storms from 1900 to the present and it says about twice as many form each year now compared to 100 years ago.
The authors say that man-made climate change, which has increased the temperature of the sea surface, is the major factor behind the increase in numbers.
Dr Greg Holland from the United States National Centre for Atmospheric Research in Colorado, who authored the report.
"Approximately 60%, and possibly even 70% of what we are seeing in the last decade can be attributed directly to greenhouse warming," he said.
Experts say that 2007 will be a very active season with nine hurricanes forecast, of which five are expected to be intense.
Thunder clouds surround the edges of these storms and they can wreak devastation on people and property when they hit land
Man Pulls 12-Year-Old's Head From Cougar's Jaws
CLINTON, British Columbia — Mark Patterson kicked, choked and wrestled a cougar to rescue a 12-year-old boy from the jaws of the big cat at a resort camp in south-central British Columbia.
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