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Written By: grant on July 21, 2014 No Comment

Yep. Scientific American has more on a painful consequence of temperatures swinging upward unexpectedly:

In a study published earlier this month in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives, [Gregory] Tasian [of the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia] and his collaborators reported that higher average daily temperatures increased the relative risk of forming kidney stones. The results [...]

Written By: grant on June 29, 2014 No Comment

As the U.S. Geological Survey puts it:

This video was edited and compiled from raw footage recorded by a camera equipped radio collar that was put on a female polar bear in the Beaufort Sea during April 2014 by the US Geological Survey. The video, which is the first ever from a free-ranging polar [...]

Written By: grant on June 9, 2014 No Comment

Aquaman may have had more going for him than he gets credit for. Scientific American reveals the amazing power fish have to reverse global warming:

By assigning a dollar value to carbon stored in ocean ecosystems, two recent scientific reports are attempting to make nations reconsider the true worth of their fishing activities.

The first, [...]

Written By: grant on May 28, 2014 No Comment

Scientific American watches NASA launch another satellite to watch the way our planet breathes:

But since [David Crisp] first conceived the project nearly 15 years ago, he and other scientists had been eagerly awaiting the opportunity to use this satellite to track the increasingly vast quantities of carbon dioxide humans were emitting. Such information [...]

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Written By: grant on November 11, 2013 No Comment

International Business Times readies the citizens of balmy island paradises for a rough ride, thanks to a World Bank report putting Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, on the top of list of cities at risk from climate change:

The World Bank published a study on Thursday that listed Santo Domingo in the top five [...]

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Written By: grant on July 22, 2013 No Comment

Fast Company looks to the heights to chronicle a potential climate change real estate boom:

Scientists and politicians have even come to the conclusion that whole countries such as Mauritius and Tuvalu will need to evacuate due to rising sea levels. But while coastlines in much of the world may suffer, climate change will [...]

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Written By: grant on July 10, 2013 No Comment

Slate has printed his controversial plan to live up to the promise of gene science without the industrial agriculture downside:

The GMO story has become mired in the eco-wrecking narrative of industrial agriculture, and that is too bad for those who understand the real risks of climate change and discern our desperate need for [...]

Written By: grant on July 8, 2013 No Comment

Laboratory Equipment recommends getting bogged down to prevent global warming, with research that shows man-made marshes can fight climate change:

…[S]ays Bill Mitsch, director of the Everglades Wetland Research Park at Florida Gulf Coast Univ. and an emeritus professor at Ohio State Univ.: wetlands also excel at pulling carbon dioxide out of the air [...]

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Written By: grant on April 4, 2013 No Comment

Nature puzzles over an unforeseen consequence of global warming – an expansion of Antarctic sea ice as the climate warms:

While sea ice at the North Pole has shrunk substantially over the past three decades, scientists have struggled to explain why sea ice near the South Pole has grown in extent over the same period.

“The [...]

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