- Migrating Herds Of Animals Still Exist In Southern Sudan
Seen thundering across the landscape during an aerial survey, more than 1.3 million white-eared kob, tiang (African antelope), and mongalla gazelle are thriving in Southern Sudan, despite all odds. An estimated 8,000 elephants, concentrated mainly in the S ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 12 2007 - 4:33pm
- How Human Activity Is Also Lowering Carbon Dioxide In The Atmosphere
Human-caused nitrogen deposition has been indirectly “fertilizing” forests, increasing their growth and sequestering major amounts of carbon, a new study suggests. The findings create a more complex view of the carbon cycle in forests, where it was already ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 13 2007 - 1:29pm
- Improving Plant Toleration Of Soil Salinization
A method for increasing plants’ tolerance to salt stress and thus preventing stunted growth and even plant death has been developed. The method has significant consequences for dealing with soil salinization, which is an acute problem for a wide range of c ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 13 2007 - 11:46pm
- Bad For Carbon Offsets- Not All Trees Are The Same At Reducing Global Warming
Forests in the United States and other northern mid- and upper-latitude regions are playing a smaller role in offsetting global warming than previously thought, according to a new study. The study, which sheds light on the so-called missing carbon sink, co ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 21 2007 - 6:11pm
- EPA Smog Standards 'unhealthy For America,' Says American Thoracic Society President
David H. Ingbar MD, president of the American Thoracic Society, today called the proposed standards issued by the Environmental Protection Agency for ozone pollution–commonly known as smog-“unhealthy for America’s kids, unhealthy for America’s seniors, and ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 21 2007 - 4:27pm
- Funeral March For Greenhouse Gases
Deep coal seams that are not commercially viable for coal production could be used for permanent underground storage of carbon dioxide (CO2) generated by human activities, thus avoiding atmospheric release, according to two studies published in Inderscienc ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 27 2007 - 9:39am
- I Wanna Go Green… So Show Me The Math!
You can’t watch the news, turn on the radio, or open a newspaper these days without hearing about global warming. It seems our future is looking rather warmish, and many of our modern conveniences may be to blame. I’m not disputing the fact, but at the sam ...
Article - Kimberly Crandell - Jan 7 2013 - 8:24pm
- Technique For Predicting California Wildfires Developed
Researchers at the University of Utah and elsewhere have developed a new way to predict when vegetation dries to the point it is most vulnerable to large-scale fires in the Santa Monica Mountains near Los Angeles. And this year’s forecast says the highest- ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 30 2007 - 2:20pm
- Scientists Find Endangered Grey-Shanked Doucs In Viet Nam
A team of scientists from WWF and Conservation International (CI) has discovered the world’s largest known population of grey-shanked doucs (Pygathrix cinerea), increasing chances that the endangered monkey can be saved from extinction. The grey-shanked do ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 4 2007 - 1:51am
- Today's Vehicle Exhaust Could Be Tomorrow's Fuel
A Cardiff University research collaboration is working to recycle precious metals from road dusts and vehicle exhausts to create greener energy. The innovative research by scientists from the School of Earth, Ocean and Planetary Science working with the Un ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 3 2007 - 10:32am