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Panel Says Global Warming Risks Sudden, Deep Ch...

(http://www.nytimes.com) - scanned by: Alvis Brigis 8 months ago
"Continued global warming poses a risk of rapid, drastic changes in some human and natural systems, a scientific panel warned Tuesday, citing the possible collapse of polar sea ice, the potential for a mass extinction of plant and animal life... More>>>
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Undersea volcano may collapse, cause devastatin...

(http://news.blogs.cnn.com) - scanned by: Accel Rose over 4 years ago
A destructive, but not unrealistic wild-card. More>>>
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The world's only immortal animal

(http://green.yahoo.com) - scanned by: Jeff Hilford over 4 years ago
The turritopsis nutricula species of jellyfish may be the only animal in the world to have truly discovered the fountain of youth. Since it is capable of cycling from a mature adult stage to an immature polyp stage and back again, there may be ... More>>>
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The Future of Laundry: No More Water

(http://www.popsci.com) - scanned by: Jeff Hilford over 4 years ago
Nylon beads sit in the outer of two nested drums. When both drums rotate, the absorbent beads fall through the mesh of the inner drum to tumble with your laundry, where they dislodge and trap dirt. More>>>
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Machine Turns Office Waste Into Toilet Paper

(http://www.livescience.com) - scanned by: Jeff Hilford over 5 years ago
Several manufacturers are coming up with new ways to reuse our waste, from biofuel made from bananas to purses made from candy wrappers More>>>
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Endangered Oceans - Deadzones Expanding (VIDEO)

(http://www.dailygalaxy.com) - scanned by: Alvis Brigis over 5 years ago
More "Blue Planet in Peril" news: new calculations made by marine chemists from the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute suggest that low-oxygen "dead zones" in the ocean could expand significantly over the next century. M... More>>>
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Google Maps Now Show Views From Webcams

(http://www.techcrunch.com) - scanned by: Alvis Brigis over 5 years ago
The latest layer to be turned on in Google Maps is one for webcams. Just click on the “More” button on the top right of each map right next to the “Traffic” button. When you do that, it shows you thumbnails from different public Webcams around the... More>>>
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West Africa faces 'megadroughts'

(http://news.bbc.co.uk) - scanned by: Alvis Brigis over 5 years ago
Severe droughts lasting centuries have happened often in West Africa's recent history, and another one is almost inevitable, researchers say. Analysis of sediments in a Ghanaian lake shows the last of these "megadroughts" ended 250 ye... More>>>
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Coral Fossils Suggest That Sea Level Can Rise R...

(http://www.nytimes.com) - scanned by: Alvis Brigis over 5 years ago
Evidence from fossil coral reefs in Mexico underlines the potential for a sudden jump in sea levels because of global warming, scientists report in a new study. More>>>
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NASA: How Will Global Peak Oil Impact Climate?

(http://www.dailygalaxy.com) - scanned by: Alvis Brigis over 5 years ago
NASA researchers have identified feasible emission scenarios -which have accounted for about 80 percent of the rise of atmospheric carbon dioxide since the pre-industrial era- that could keep carbon dioxide below levels that some scientists have ... More>>>
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Why We Need To Study Geohacking

(http://www.dailygalaxy.com) - scanned by: Alvis Brigis over 5 years ago
Presidential Science Adviser John Holdren recently outlined options for geohacking, forcibly reconfiguring parts of the planet's ecology. Since this is a country where you can't set up a windfarm without someone opposing it this set off a storm o... More>>>
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Curved laser beams could help tame thunderclouds

(http://www.newscientist.com) - scanned by: Alvis Brigis over 5 years ago
Lasers may have thousands of applications in every section of modern society, but all laser beams are fundamentally similar – single-coloured and straight. Now, US physicists have helped to break that mould by creating the first curved laser be... More>>>
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