Future Of The Environment
Nick Gilbert
at 02:42 PM December 2 2011
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An international study, with involvement from Australian researchers, has shown that, contrary to prior science, global levels of CO2 were significantly lower than expected during the intial formation of the Antarctic ice sheet.

Nick Gilbert
at 10:38 AM November 3 2011

Most of the concern in local quarters in relation to coal seam gas mining is usually to do with either the release of the methane gas accidentally into the atmosphere, or the contamination of the water used in fracking, which can potentially then be released into the water table. Well, it turns out we might be able to add one more problem to the list - fracking can aggravate geological faults, causing earthquakes.

Nick Gilbert
at 01:30 PM October 28 2011

We all remember Blinky, right? The lovable and very-slightly-mutated fishy from The Simpsons? Well, it turns out he actually exists, having been found by Argentinian fishermen in a Cordoba lake. Points to Groening and co for what is now surely to be acknowledged as incredibly insightful prophetic comedy.

Nick Gilbert
at 02:14 PM October 18 2011

At a time when we're about to pass carbon tax legislation as law, scientists have just completed one of the first large scale studies of the carbon emission supply chain, tracking amounts of energy sources traded and consumed across 112 countries.

James Bullen
at 02:18 PM October 17 2011

Many green buildings involve technologies like solar power, recycling of water or natural ventilation. But there's another path of relatively unexplored green potential - literally greening buildings by planting trees on them. The Bosco Verticale, under construction in Milan, Italy, is bridging the gap between this concept and reality.

Clay Dillow
at 02:23 AM September 2 2011
Remember Eyjafjallajokull? British researchers are actually trying to recreate that atmospheric effect with balloons and garden hoses.
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When most people think of simulating a volcano, they think of baking soda, vinegar, and third grade science fair projects. A team of British researchers are thinking more along the lines of a giant balloon the size of a soccer stadium and a 12-mile garden hose that can pipe chemicals into the stratosphere to slow global warming. And they're planning to test their hypothesis soon, sending a scaled down version of their sky-hose-balloon-thing skyward in the next few months.

Clay Dillow
at 02:04 AM August 26 2011
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You Can Thank The Cosmic Rays for this Beautiful View
IMAGE BY Michael Jastremski via Wikimedia

Not content with just stirring the pot in particle physics, CERN has embarked on an experiment aimed at addressing whether or not comic rays from deep space might be seeding clouds in Earth's atmosphere, influencing climate change. The early findings are far from deciding the issue of whether climate change is man made or otherwise, but they have borne some interesting results. It turns out that cosmic rays could be influencing temperatures on Earth. Perhaps even more groundbreaking, it turns out they also might not. Welcome to climate science.

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