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Climate Change Seen Posing Risk to Food Supplies
Fri, 11/01/2013 - 17:58
A leaked draft of a report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change said that climate change could reduce output and send prices higher in a period when global food demand is expected to soar.
Activists Feel Powerful Wrath as Russia Guards Its Arctic Claims
Fri, 11/01/2013 - 17:38
The detained crew of a Greenpeace ship appears to have grossly underestimated Russia’s readiness to assert — and expand — its sovereignty in an Arctic region potentially rich with natural resources.
Canada Tests Animal Detectors
Fri, 11/01/2013 - 13:04
Two new motion-detection systems are being tested in Ontario to warn motorists when animals like moose and deer wander onto the road.
Aiming for Truly Sustainable Buildings
Fri, 11/01/2013 - 12:11
A growing list of eco-friendly construction technologies enables developers to go beyond LEED certification.
In the East at Dawn, an Eclipse on Sunday
Fri, 11/01/2013 - 11:03
Early risers in the eastern United States will wake to a rare site on Sunday morning: a partial eclipse. A brief total eclipse will then sweep across the Atlantic and Central Africa.
Dot Earth Blog: A Risk Communicator Says Industry Should Embrace Labeling of Genetically Modified Foods
Fri, 11/01/2013 - 09:40
A longtime risk communicator says industry should drop its fierce opposition to GMO labels.
Diagnosis: The Tell-Tale Green Heart
Fri, 11/01/2013 - 08:14
A very odd finding during routine surgery helps explain everything.
Talks on Antarctic Marine Reserve Fail to Reach Agreement
Fri, 11/01/2013 - 07:58
Talks aimed at creating one of the world’s largest marine reserves in the waters off Antarctica ended in failure in the face of resistance from Russia, China and Ukraine, delegates said.
Recipes for Health: Whole Wheat Almond Biscotti
Fri, 11/01/2013 - 07:55
A less sweet version of the classic biscotti de Prato.
Dot Earth Blog: 10,000-Year Study Finds Oceans Warming Fast, But From a Cool Baseline
Fri, 11/01/2013 - 04:35
Recent ocean warming is from a relatively cool baseline, a new study finds.
White House Will Focus on Climate Shifts While Trying to Cut Greenhouse Gases
Thu, 10/31/2013 - 21:11
White House aides said President Obama would sign an executive order on Friday morning directing federal agencies to make it easier for states to build resilience against storms.
Bill Limiting Pesticide Use on Hawaii Island Is Vetoed
Thu, 10/31/2013 - 17:37
The legislation, vetoed by the mayor on the ground that it was flawed, was aimed at seed companies developing genetically modified crops on the island of Kauai.
How Does a Tick Do Its Dirty Work? Research Video Offers a Clue
Thu, 10/31/2013 - 17:30
Just in time for Halloween — a video made by researchers shows how ticks that carry Lyme disease cut into skin and hang on for days.
Poland, Wedded to Coal, Spurns Europe on Clean Energy Targets
Thu, 10/31/2013 - 16:17
A fossil-fuels holdout, Poland has actively worked to block the European Union’s effort to more tightly control greenhouse gas emissions.
Earthquake Shakes Remote Area of Taiwan
Thu, 10/31/2013 - 14:52
Taiwan’s government-backed Central News Agency said that the 6.3-magnitude tremor was felt all over the island, but that no injuries or damage had been reported.
Observatory: A Dog’s Tail Wag Can Say a Lot
Thu, 10/31/2013 - 14:32
When watching a tail wag to the left, dogs showed signs of anxiety, scientists found. When the tail went in the opposite direction, they remained calm.
Exhibition Review: ‘Dark Universe,’ at the Hayden Planetarium
Thu, 10/31/2013 - 13:07
“Dark Universe,” a new space show at the Hayden Planetarium, takes viewers through a century of discovery about the past, present and future of the cosmos.
Dark Matter Experiment Has Detected Nothing, Researchers Say Proudly
Thu, 10/31/2013 - 07:45
Physicists based in a former mine in South Dakota said Wednesday that they had not found the particles thought to make up a quarter of the cosmos, but they took hope from how clearly they did not see anything.
Dot Earth Blog: Performing Global Warming
Thu, 10/31/2013 - 07:42
Two students of global warming with a love of music explore the role of the arts in engaging the public on subtle environmental changes.
Matter: Afraid of Snakes? Your Pulvinar May Be to Blame
Thu, 10/31/2013 - 04:00
Scientists have discovered that certain neurons in the brain, in a region known as the pulvinar, respond only to snakes.
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