- Climate Change Forcing Animals Into The Hills, Says Study
New research from the American Museum of Natural History says that global warming is forcing species to move up tropical mountains. Christopher Raxworthy, Associate Curator in the Department of Herpetology, predicts that at least three species of amphibian ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 14 2008 - 11:53pm
- Do Carbon Offsets Really Work?
The proliferation of voluntary carbon offset programs seems like a great way for individuals to help fight climate change. But do carbon offset programs really work? That's the question for Bill Stanley, Science Lead for Carbon Strategies, Climate Ch ...
Article - Jonathon C. - Jun 24 2008 - 1:17pm
- Given A Choice, Do We Want Fewer Educated Doctors Or More Global Warming?
Every year thousands of doctors and scientists fly to meetings all over the world, but with climate change accelerating, can this type of travel be justified, two doctors debate the issue in this week's BMJ. Flying across continents in great numbers t ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 26 2008 - 10:32pm
- 320,000 Acres Of Forest Protected In Landmark Deal
Few places on Earth are as untouched as the "Crown of the Continent" — a 10-million-acre expanse of mountains, valleys and prairies in Montana and Canada. The area has sustained all the same species — including grizzlies, lynx, moose and bull tr ...
Article - Jonathon C. - Jul 3 2008 - 10:04am
- The Solution To Animal Extinction- More Math Mistakes
Extinction risks for natural populations of endangered species are likely being underestimated by as much as 100-fold because of a mathematical "misdiagnosis," according to a new study led by a University of Colorado at Boulder researcher. Assist ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 5 2008 - 8:33am
- Wilkins Ice Shelf Destabilized
The Wilkins Ice Shelf is experiencing further disintegration that is threatening the collapse of the ice bridge connecting the shelf to Charcot Island. Since the connection to the island in the image centre helps to stabilise the ice shelf, it is likely th ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 10 2008 - 1:49pm
- Australia Tackles Transportation Sector Greenhouse Gases
The report: Fuel for thought – The future of transport fuels: challenges and opportunities addresses two serious issues – the need to dramatically reduce the transport sector's greenhouse gas emissions and, how to deal with the economic risks associat ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 11 2008 - 4:36pm
- Small Ticks, Big Diseases
Hypochondriacs beware. The Rocky Mountain spotted fever and lyme disease caused by ticks is nothing to take lightly—especially in the dry season when ticks are most prominent, even more so due to global warming. Rocky Mountain spotted fever, which was firs ...
Article - Audrey Amara - Jul 17 2008 - 10:20pm
- Eutrophication Boondoggle- Millions Of Dollars In Nitrogen Control May Actually Be Killing Lakes
After completing one of the longest running experiments ever done on a lake, researchers from the University of Alberta, University of Minnesota and the Freshwater Institute, contend that nitrogen control, in which the European Union and many other jurisdi ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 21 2008 - 12:32pm
- Nanotechnology- Have We Learned Nothing From Our Experience With Halocarbons And PCBs?
Nanotechnology is the ability to measure, see, manipulate and manufacture things usually between 1 and 100 nanometers. A nanometer is one billionth of a meter; a human hair is roughly 100,000 nanometers wide. In 2007, nanotechnology was incorporated into m ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 21 2008 - 9:52am