Arkenor on May 7th, 2008

Durham University is predicting that the UK, already famous for being a rather damp place, is likely to get moister still in the coming years. Expert predicts ‘Monsoon Britain’ Prepare for more floods – in ways we are not used to – that’s the message from experts at Durham University who have studied rainfall and [...]

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Arkenor on December 16th, 2007

Just a couple of quickies today: Stanford, CA — Carbon emissions from human activities are not just heating up the globe, they are changing the ocean’s chemistry. This could soon be fatal to coral reefs, which are havens for marine biodiversity and underpin the economies of many coastal communities. Scientists from the Carnegie Institution’s Department [...]

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Arkenor on December 12th, 2007

Record-breaking amounts of ice-free water have deprived the Arctic of more of its natural “sunscreen” than ever in recent summers. The effect is so pronounced that sea surface temperatures rose to 5 C above average in one place this year, a high never before observed, says the oceanographer who has compiled the first-ever look at [...]

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Arkenor on December 8th, 2007

A new species of bacteria discovered living in one of the most extreme environments on Earth could yield a tool in the fight against global warming. In a paper published today in the prestigious science journal Nature, U of C biology professor Peter Dunfield and colleagues describe the methane-eating microorganism they found in the geothermal [...]

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