- IPCC Underestimated Ocean Temperatures And Sea Level Increases By 50 Percent, Says Study
The 2007 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report was wrong, say a group of researchers, but not about whether there was global warming. Rather, the report underestimated its effects concerning ocean temperature and associated sea level increases b ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 19 2008 - 1:46pm
- The Issues In Predicting Accurate Glacier Movement
Predicting climate change depends on many factors not properly included in current forecasting models, such as how the major polar ice caps will move in the event of melting around their edges. This in turn requires greater understanding of the processes a ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 28 2008 - 9:29am
- Ocean Chemistry: The Lost Issue Of Greenhouse Gas Concerns
Human emissions of carbon dioxide are loading the atmosphere with heat-trapping greenhouse gases and have also begun to alter the chemistry of the ocean, according to a team of chemical researchers. The ecological and economic consequences are difficult to ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 4 2008 - 1:42am
- Discovery: Abrolhos Bank Reef Is Twice Previously Believed Size
Scientists announced today the discovery of reef structures they believe doubles the size of the Southern Atlantic Ocean's largest and richest reef system, the Abrolhos Bank, off the southern coast of Brazil's Bahia state. The newly discovered ar ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 8 2008 - 4:28pm
- Global Oceanic Anoxic Event Wiped Out Ocean Life 93 Million Years Ago
University of Alberta scientists contend they have the answer to mass extinction of animals and plants 93 million years ago. The answer, research has uncovered, has been found at the bottom of the sea floor where lava fountains erupted, altering the chemis ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 17 2008 - 11:59am
- Deep Biosphere Bactera Debunked- It's Mostly Archaea, Says Study
Biogeoscientists show evidence of 90 billion tons of microbial organisms—expressed in terms of carbon mass—living in the deep biosphere, in a research article published online by Nature. This tonnage corresponds to about one-tenth of the amount of carbon ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 21 2008 - 9:20am
- Marine Biodiversity Got A Climate Change Boost
Global climate change could explain the explosion in marine biodiversity that took place 460 million years ago, according to researchers from INSU-CNRS Laboratoire PaléoEnvironnements et PaléobioSphère (CNRS)Université Claude Bernard Lyon and Australian Na ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 26 2008 - 7:43pm
- How Bad Will Sea Ice Decline Get?
A revised outlook for the Arctic 2008 summer sea ice minimum shows ice extent will be below the 2005 level but not likely to beat the 2007 record, say researchers with DAMOCLES (Developing Arctic Modeling and Observing Capabilities for Long-term Environmen ...
Article - News Staff - Aug 4 2008 - 5:59pm
- Break-Up Of Greenland's Two Largest Glaciers Continues
Researchers monitoring daily satellite images of Greenland's glaciers have discovered break-ups at two of the largest glaciers in the last month. They expect that part of the Northern hemisphere's longest floating glacier will continue to disinte ...
Article - News Staff - Aug 20 2008 - 5:44pm
- The Oceans Are Beginning To Die
It was two years ago that I first wrote about ocean dead zones. These are areas of the ocean that, due to a lack of oxygen, no longer sustain any life. While dead zones can happen naturally, they usually are caused by the results of human activity. A pr ...
Article - David Houle - Aug 25 2008 - 11:13am