- Lime In Seawater May Reduce CO2 To Pre-Industrial Days- Study
Scientists say they have found a workable way of reducing CO2 levels in the atmosphere by adding lime to seawater. And they think it has the potential to dramatically reverse CO2 accumulation in the atmosphere, reports Cath O’Driscoll in SCI’s Chemistry &a ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 20 2008 - 11:31pm
- Carbon Soot And Airborne Particles Get A Closer Look
An aerosol mass spectrometer developed by chemists from Aerodyne Research Inc. and Boston College is giving scientists who study airborne particles the technology they need to examine the life cycles of atmospheric aerosols – such as soot – and their impac ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 25 2008 - 9:46am
- Sun's Eclipse Coming August 1 2008 (And A Guide On All The Ways To View It)
UPDATE: See a video clip here Total solar eclipses take place when the Earth, Moon and Sun are aligned and the shadow of the Moon touches the surface of the Earth. At mid-eclipse, observers within the lunar shadow briefly see totality, where the silhouett ...
Article - News Staff - Aug 1 2008 - 11:07am
- Abrupt Climate Change Happened Even Before American Industry Got The Blame
Rapid natural climate change was happening 12,700 years ago, write geoscientists who say they have proved for the first time that an extremely fast climate change happened in Western Europe long before man-made changes in the atmosphere, and is causatively ...
Article - News Staff - Aug 3 2008 - 10:38am
- The Upside To Acid Rain- It Reduces Methane
Acid rain from atmospheric pollution can reduce methane emissions from rice paddies by up to 24 per cent according to research led by Dr Vincent Gauci of The Open University. This is potentially a beneficial side effect of the high pollution levels China- ...
Article - News Staff - Aug 6 2008 - 7:08pm
- Climate Change: When It Rains It (Really, Really, Really) Pours, Says New Study
Some climate models have predicted that global warming will increase the intensity of extreme precipitation events but a new study conducted at the University of Miami and the University of Reading (U.K.) says their observational evidence confirms the link ...
Article - News Staff - Aug 7 2008 - 5:00pm
- 40 Year Mystery Of The Molecule That Cleans Acid Rain Solved
Researchers have discovered an unusual molecule that is essential to the atmosphere's ability to break down pollutants, especially the compounds that cause acid rain. It's the unusual chemistry facilitated by this molecule, however, that will att ...
Article - News Staff - Aug 12 2008 - 4:15pm
- Ice Core Shows Arctic Pollution From Coal Highest 100 Years Ago, Says Study
New research, reported this week in the online early edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, finds that coal burning, primarily in North America and Europe, contaminated the Arctic and potentially affected human health and ecosystem ...
Article - News Staff - Aug 18 2008 - 8:12pm
- Air Circulates Above The Earth In Four Distinct Cells
Air circulates above the Earth in four distinct cells, with two either side of the equator, says new research out today in Science. The new observational study describes how air rises and falls in the atmosphere above the Earth’s surface, creating the worl ...
Article - News Staff - Aug 21 2008 - 9:22pm
- Predictable Weather At Last- But The Price Is Pollution
If you live in Spain, you may have felt like some weather occurred on a predictable cycle, even a weekly one. And if you are below a certain age, you may even have been planning your seasonal activities around it your whole life. You aren't alone. Art ...
Article - News Staff - Aug 27 2008 - 9:58pm