- New Satellite Use- Mapping Health Of Forests
Since the spring of 2005, scientists working for the Institute of Systems Biology and Ecology (ISBE) from the Czech Academy of Sciences have been focusing on research aimed at designing a physically-based algorithm to scale spectral and spatial data on veg ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 9 2007 - 12:14pm
- Antarctic Temperatures Disagree With Climate Model Predictions
A new report on climate over the world's southernmost continent shows that temperatures during the late 20th century did not climb as had been predicted by many global climate models. This comes soon after the latest report by the Intergovernmental P ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 16 2007 - 11:56pm
- Cellulosic Ethanol: Fuel Of The Future?
In his Jan. 23 State of the Union address, President George Bush outlined his plan to reduce the nation's dependency on foreign oil by requiring the production of 35 billion gallons a year of renewable and alternative fuels by 2017, roughly five time ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 17 2007 - 12:41am
- Sustainable Aquaculture Critical To Feed The World
A scientific panel revealed today that rising global demand for healthy seafood has exceeded wild capture fisheries' ability to provide all fish meals demanded by consumers. Aquaculture-- or the farming of seafood-- is helping to fill the gap between ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 17 2007 - 12:58am
- New Evidence Of The Link Between Carbon Dioxide Emissions And Climate Change In Boreal Ecosystems
New research aimed at understanding the link between carbon dioxide emissions and climate change in boreal systems has found clear links between both Spring and Fall temperature changes and carbon uptake/loss. Dr Kevin Robert Gurney, assistant professor i ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 19 2007 - 12:57am
- From Farm Waste To Fuel Tanks
Using corncob waste as a starting material, researchers have created carbon briquettes with complex nanopores capable of storing natural gas at an unprecedented density of 180 times their own volume and at one seventh the pressure of conventional natural ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 20 2007 - 10:51am
- Heatwave Even On The Top Of The World, Say French Researchers
The French Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPPC, or GIEC in French) has just announced the conclusions of its 4th report, which restates that global warming has increased the average temperature by 0.74°C over the last century. However, there i ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 2 2007 - 2:42am
- Smithsonian Scientists Report New Carbon Dioxide Study
Researchers at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center report the results of a six-year experiment in which doubling the atmospheric greenhouse gas carbon dioxide (CO2) in a scrub oak ecosystem caused a reduction in carbon storage in the soil. The s ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 12 2007 - 10:31pm
- Crops Feel The Heat As The World Warms
Over a span of two decades, warming temperatures have caused annual losses of roughly $5 billion for major food crops, according to a new study by researchers at the Carnegie Institution and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. From 1981-2002, warming ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 19 2007 - 12:25am
- Fishing: A Science-based Approach To Address Climate Impacts
The success of science based management in Alaska is emphasized in a newly released report. “Conserving Alaska’s Oceans,” was prepared by Natural Resources Consultants, a research organization based in Seattle, Washington and released by the Marine Conser ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 22 2007 - 3:32pm