- Humans... Will You Miss Us When We're Gone?
"We are the most dangerous species of life on the planet, and every other species, even the earth itself, has cause to fear our power to exterminate." ******* At least that's how Wallace Stegner, American novelist and environmentalist, puts ...
Article - Ashley Cox - Oct 2 2008 - 8:39am
- Being Green Causes Happiness- Study
Remember that old expression about your fence, "the grass is always greener on the other side?" Although this may not be entirely true, a recent study shows that a daily dose of the green stuff may actually prove beneficial to both your mental a ...
Article - Ashley Cox - Sep 30 2008 - 11:59am
- Iberulites- New Atmospheric Aerosol From Deserts Implicated In Climate Change
Scientists of the Soil Science and Geopharmacy Research Group of the University of Granada (Spain), directed by Rafael Delgado, have discovered and characterized a new type of atmospheric aerosols named ‘iberulites’, which could be useful for the study of ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 5 2008 - 11:22am
- Flame Retardant Furniture Gives Californians Twice National Average Of PBDEs
Efforts to make furniture less flammable have given residents of California higher blood levels of potentially toxic flame retardants called PBDEs (polybrominated diphenyl ethers)- nearly twice the national average, scientists from Massachusetts and Califo ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 6 2008 - 1:15am
- Searching Out Biological Alternatives To Chemical Pesticides
With increasing consumer pressure on both farmers and supermarkets to minimize the use of chemical pesticides in fruit and vegetables, a new study funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) looks at why there is currently little use of biolo ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 7 2008 - 8:34pm
- The Toll Of Wildfire On Forest Soils
For decades, scientists and resource managers have known that wildfires affect forest soils- in a direct sense because it kills vegetation and disrupts soil structure and then in an indirect sense because that then causes erosion. But, the lack of detailed ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 16 2008 - 6:38pm
- The Impact Of Environmental Radiation
Modern nuclear techniques are giving the world's scientists and regulators better tools to fight pollution and other environmental threats – even those that may be lurking naturally at the beach or near your backyard. Many of the world's top &quo ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 16 2008 - 6:40pm
- BioTiger- Nifty Microbes Clean Up Oil Spills
A unique, patent-pending collection of microbes that can be used both for cleaning up the environment and addressing our energy needs has earned the U.S. Department of Energy's Savannah River National Laboratory kudos from a newsletter covering the ra ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 19 2008 - 12:30am
- The Earth Observation Handbook- Climate Change Special Edition 2008
The Earth Observation Handbook explains the vital role played by Earth observation satellites in providing the information needed by governments and policymakers to make well-informed decisions for a sustainable future. This animation of carbon dioxide (C ...
Blog Post - Bente Lilja Bye - Oct 19 2008 - 7:43pm
- Cleaning Up Iraq's Nuclear Waste
Sandia scientists are helping train Iraqi scientists and technicians to clean up radioactively contaminated sites and safely dispose of the radioactive wastes as part of the Iraqi Nuclear Facility Dismantlement and Disposal Program. ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 20 2008 - 4:31pm