- Greenland Ice Cap Melting May Have Consequences For Climatic Change
According to two international-research studies on the last ice age, studies with the participation of Dr Rainer Zahn, research professor in the ICREA at the UAB Institute of Environmental Science and Technology (ICTA), before the great ice sheets of the A ...
Article - News Staff - May 7 2007 - 1:35pm
- Will Global Warming Increase Disease In Corals?
Coral reefs, among Earth's richest ecosystems, traditionally teem with an abundance of life. But in recent years, corals have been dying in droves. Scientists suspect a variety of factors, ranging from accidental damage from fishing activity to the ef ...
Article - News Staff - May 7 2007 - 9:32pm
- Understanding The Global Carbon Budget
As climate change becomes more and more a central issue in local, national, and international discussions, understanding the global carbon budget, and how it influences trends in global warming, will become increasingly crucial. The carbon cycle is related ...
Article - News Staff - May 9 2007 - 9:18am
- Dry Lands Are Not So Bad Lands
Drylands, where 38 percent of the world's population lives, can be protected from the irreversible damage of desertification if local residents and managers at all levels would follow basic sustainability principles, according to a panel of experts wr ...
Article - News Staff - May 10 2007 - 6:58pm
- Deforestation Plays Critical Climate Change Role
Dr Pep Canadell, from the Global Carbon Project and CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research, says today in the journal Science that tropical deforestation releases 1.5 billion tonnes of carbon each year into the atmosphere. "Deforestation in the tropics ...
Article - News Staff - May 11 2007 - 10:39am
- Female-led Infanticide In Wild Chimpanzees
Researchers observing wild chimpanzees in Uganda have discovered repeated instances of a mysterious and poorly understood behavior: female-led infanticide. The findings, reported by Simon Townsend, Katie Slocombe and colleagues of the University of St. And ...
Article - News Staff - May 14 2007 - 11:33am
- Scientists Discover Cost-effective Ways To Improve Crop Output In Uganda
Scientists from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the National Agricultural Research Organization in Uganda teamed up with local, eastern Ugandan farmers to evaluate the effectiveness of low-cost alternatives for soil treatment. By implementing altern ...
Article - News Staff - May 16 2007 - 12:20pm
- Rare Soft-shell Turtle, Nesting Ground Found In Cambodia
One of the world’s largest and least studied freshwater turtles has been found in Cambodia’s Mekong River, raising hopes that the threatened species can be saved from extinction. Scientists from Conservation International (CI), World Wildlife Fund (WWF), t ...
Article - News Staff - May 17 2007 - 8:48am
- Before Selling Carbon Credits, Read This
Storing carbon in agricultural soils presents an immediate option to reduce atmospheric carbon dioxide and slow global warming. Farmers who adopt practices that store carbon in soil may be able to "sell" the stored carbon to buyers seeking to off ...
Article - News Staff - May 18 2007 - 1:02pm
- Alarming Acceleration In CO2 Emissions Worldwide
Between 2000 and 2004, worldwide CO2 emissions increased at a rate that is over three times the rate during the 1990s—the rate increased from 1.1 % per year during the 1990s to 3.1% per year in the early 2000s. The research also found that the accelerating ...
Article - News Staff - May 21 2007 - 4:57pm