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Climate Change

Climate debate gets ugly as world moves to curb CO2

Climate debate gets ugly as world moves to curb CO2 »

Skeptics also accused the U.N.’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change of supporting flawed science after several errors in a major 2007 report surfaced. The errors, including a reference to a non-peer reviewed study that Himalayan...

April 26 2010 / No comment / Read More »
U.N. climate talks open, deal “within reach”

U.N. climate talks open, deal “within reach” »

The biggest climate meeting in history, with 15,000 participants from 192 nations, opened in Copenhagen on Monday with hosts Denmark saying an unmissable opportunity to protect the planet was “within reach.” “The world is depositing...

December 7 2009 / No comment / Read More »

Pollution

Oil rig spill off Louisiana could threaten coastline »

Oil rig spill off Louisiana could threaten coastline

There are fears of an environmental disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, as efforts to clear up an oil spill have been suspended because...

Apr 26 2010 / No comment / Read More »

Ocean noise pollution turns up with greenhouse gas emissions »

Ocean noise pollution turns up with greenhouse gas emissions

The ocean is becoming a noisier place due to increased greenhouse gas emissions, California and Hawaii scientists report. Rising atmospheric carbon dioxide absorbed by...

Dec 28 2009 / No comment / Read More »

Pathogenic E. Coli Pervasive In Stream-water Samples With Low Concentrations Of Fecal Indicator Bacteria »

Pathogenic E. Coli Pervasive In Stream-water Samples With Low Concentrations Of Fecal Indicator Bacteria

Bacteria commonly used to indicate health risks in recreational waters might not be so reliable after all. Pathogenic E. coli were pervasive in stream-water...

Nov 1 2009 / 1 comment / Read More »

EPA’s New Green Parking Lot »

EPA’s New Green Parking Lot

EPA’s New Green Parking Lot Allows Scientists To Study Permeable Surfaces That May Help The Environment. Paved parking lots and driveways make our lives...

Nov 1 2009 / No comment / Read More »

Energy

Advance Made in Thin-Film Solar Cell Technology »

Advance Made in Thin-Film Solar Cell Technology

Researchers have made an important breakthrough in the use of continuous flow microreactors to produce thin film absorbers for solar cells — an innovative technology that could significantly reduce the cost of solar energy devices and reduce material waste. The advance was just reported in...

Apr 21 2010 / No comment / Read More »

Canada falling behind U.S. in clean-energy efforts: experts »

Canada falling behind U.S. in clean-energy efforts: experts

The Harper government is distancing itself from U.S. President Barack Obama’s clean-energy agenda, warn some of those involved in one of Canada fastest-growing clean-energy sectors. Although Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his cabinet have stressed the importance of integrating climate-change and energy policy with the...

Dec 28 2009 / No comment / Read More »

Go-ahead for 10 nuclear stations »

Go-ahead for 10 nuclear stations

The government has approved 10 sites in England and Wales for new nuclear power stations, most of them in locations where there are already plants. It has rejected only one proposed site – in Dungeness, Kent – as being unsuitable on environmental grounds. A new...

Nov 10 2009 / No comment / Read More »

Global Warming

Australia’s Parliament defeats global warming bill »

Australia’s Parliament defeats global warming billAustralia’s plans for an emissions trading system to combat global warming were scuttled Wednesday in Parliament, handing a defeat to a government that had hoped...

Dec 2 2009 / No comment / Read More »
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Obama’s climate-change bill stymied by bipartisan quarrel

Obama’s climate-change bill stymied by bipartisan quarrel

Prospects for an early international agreement to tackle climate change have suffered a major setback, as a US plan to cut carbon emissions descended into partisan bickering. Senior American political figures had promised...

Apr 26, 2010 / More »

Climate Change

Climate debate gets ugly as world moves to curb CO2

Climate debate gets ugly as world moves to curb CO2

Skeptics also accused the U.N.’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change of supporting flawed science after several errors in a major 2007 report surfaced. The errors, including a reference to a non-peer reviewed study...

Apr 26, 2010 / More »

Animals

Some scientists think receding sea ice could lead to species mingling

Some scientists think receding sea ice could lead to species mingling

As long-term climate models predict declining amounts of sea ice in the Arctic, a University of Alaska Fairbanks researcher believes the change could bring an unexpected result — more inter-species breeding among mammals...

Apr 26, 2010 / More »

Recycling

Rainwater collection

Rainwater collection

Rainwater tanks, traditionally an icon of the Australian outback, are becoming a more common feature in urban communities, with around 17% of all households installing a tank on their property. More households need...

Oct 11, 2009 / More »

Pollution

Oil rig spill off Louisiana could threaten coastline

Oil rig spill off Louisiana could threaten coastline

There are fears of an environmental disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, as efforts to clear up an oil spill have been suspended because of bad weather. A drilling rig leased by the...

Apr 26, 2010 / More »

Ecosystem

North Atlantic Fish Populations Shifting As Ocean Temperatures Warm

North Atlantic Fish Populations Shifting As Ocean Temperatures Warm

About half of 36 fish stocks in the Northwest Atlantic Ocean, many of them commercially valuable species, have been shifting northward over the last four decades, with some stocks nearly disappearing from U.S....

Nov 3, 2009 / More »

Energy

Advance Made in Thin-Film Solar Cell Technology

Advance Made in Thin-Film Solar Cell Technology

Researchers have made an important breakthrough in the use of continuous flow microreactors to produce thin film absorbers for solar cells — an innovative technology that could significantly reduce the cost of solar...

Apr 21, 2010 / More »

Global Warming

Australia’s Parliament defeats global warming bill

Australia’s Parliament defeats global warming bill

Australia’s plans for an emissions trading system to combat global warming were scuttled Wednesday in Parliament, handing a defeat to a government that had hoped to set an example at international climate change...

Dec 2, 2009 / More »
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