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The Great Upward and Northward Migration is Underway The Great Upward and Northward Migration is Underway
[ Aug 24, 2011 - Share ]
As global temperatures warm, organisms equipped with the gift of mobility and spreading their seed will seek climates with which they are familiar. In the Earth's northern hemisphere, this means travelling both north and to higher elevations. This movement of species has been documented for some time and is expected to continue into the future
Seeking Protection for Coral Sea  Hotspot Seeking Protection for Coral Sea Hotspot
[ Aug 24, 2011 - Share ]
The Coral Sea is perhaps best known and celebrated for the area that occupies much of its western edge: the Great Barrier Reef, which fringes the northeastern Australian coast. The world's largest coral reef, it was designated as a World Heritage Site in 1981 in recognition of its extensive biological diversity and richness; six years earlier, the Australian government established the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, which regulates some activities (such as fishing) in some areas and bans them altogether in others
Louisiana paper mill spill causes massive fish kill Louisiana paper mill spill causes massive fish kill
[ Aug 24, 2011 - Share ]
A rotten stench hung over a 60-mile stretch of Louisiana's Pearl River as boats trawled through thick layers of hundreds of thousands of dead fish, and sweating workers bent to scoop the carcasses from the water.
Solar storms to hit Earth  power companies prepare Solar storms to hit Earth power companies prepare
[ Aug 8, 2011 - Share ]
Three large explosions from the Sun over the past few days have prompted U.S. government scientists to caution users of satellite, telecommunications and electric equipment to prepare for possible disruptions over the next few days
US South deep in heat  unrelenting drought US South deep in heat unrelenting drought
[ Aug 8, 2011 - Share ]
The southern United States stood mired on Saturday in an unrelenting heat wave that promised more of the triple-digit temperatures that have roasted the region for weeks
Storm threatens sea dyke near China chemical plant Storm threatens sea dyke near China chemical plant
[ Aug 8, 2011 - Share ]
A storm battering the northeast Chinese coast Monday whipped up waves that threatened a dyke protecting a chemical plant, forcing residents to flee while soldiers and firefighters rushed to fill the breach, news media said.
Lionfish Invasion Comes to Rhode Island Lionfish Invasion Comes to Rhode Island
[ Aug 8, 2011 - Share ]
Beautiful, elegant, vibrant, graceful and unique, but we shouldn't be admiring them in the Atlantic Ocean. The red lionfish and devil firefish are native to the coral reefs of the South Pacific, but now they're not a long swim away
Did Past Climate Change Encourage Tree-Killing Fungi Did Past Climate Change Encourage Tree-Killing Fungi
[ Aug 8, 2011 - Share ]
ScienceDaily (Aug. 7, 2011) The demise of the world's forests some 250 million years ago likely was accelerated by aggressive tree-killing fungi triggered by global climate change, according to a new study by a University of California, Berkeley, scientist and her Dutch and British colleagues
Reducing the Costs of the Offshore Wind Turbine Supply Chain Reducing the Costs of the Offshore Wind Turbine Supply Chain
[ Aug 8, 2011 - Share ]
Offshore wind power as an industry is set to undergo intense growth over the next 10-20 years. The EWEA (European Wind Energy Association) has established targets of 40GW of offshore wind power production by the year 2020, and 150GW by 2030
Moonless Earth Moonless Earth
[ Aug 8, 2011 - Share ]
The Moon does have effects on the Earth because it makes the tides be pulled, but gravity pulls them back. It might also effect the weather. Scientists have long believed that, without our moon, the tilt of the Earth would shift greatly over time, from zero degrees, where the Sun remains over the equator, to 85 degrees, where the Sun shines almost directly above one of the poles
CO2 Sequestration CO2 Sequestration
[ Aug 8, 2011 - Share ]
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is proposing a rule to advance the use of carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) technologies, while protecting American health and the environment. CCS technologies allow carbon dioxide (CO2) to be captured at stationary sources - like coal-fired power plants and large industrial operations
Toxic School Supplies Pose Threat to Children's Health Toxic School Supplies Pose Threat to Children's Health
[ Aug 8, 2011 - Share ]
New York, NY - CHEJ today released its 2011 Back to School Guide to PVC-Free School Supplies to help parents choose safer, PVC-free school supplies. The guide is being released just in time for back-to-school shopping. Parents across the country are stocking up on binders and lunchboxes
Scientists Report Dramatic Carbon Loss from Massive Arctic Wildfire Scientists Report Dramatic Carbon Loss from Massive Arctic Wildfire
[ Jul 29, 2011 - Share ]
ScienceDaily (July 28, 2011) In a study published in this week's issue of Nature, Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) senior scientist Gauis Shaver and his colleagues, including lead author Michelle Mack of the University of Florida, describe the dramatic impacts of a massive Arctic wildfire on carbon releases to the atmosphere
How the boom in climbing  biking and sailing is costing the earth How the boom in climbing biking and sailing is costing the earth
[ Jul 29, 2011 - Share ]
In the first of a two-part sport and environment special, Isabella Kaminski reports on how habitat damage, waste, nanotechnology and persistent organic pollutants are increasingly linked to our favourite outdoor pursuits.
1993 US Northwest Forest Plan Turns Public Forests into Carbon Sink 1993 US Northwest Forest Plan Turns Public Forests into Carbon Sink
[ Jul 29, 2011 - Share ]
Enacted in 1993, before climate change was so prominent in the public media eye, the US Northwest Forest Plan's primary goal was the conservation of old growth forests on public land, and thereby also protecting threatened and endangered species, such as the northern spotted owl. Forest harvests in those public forests dropped precipitously, by 82%, the next year
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