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There's a Climate Bomb Under Your Feet
Science & Tech  (tags: carbon, climate change, warming, scientific studies, soil )

- 565 days ago -
Soil locks away carbon just as the oceans do. But that lock is getting picked as the atmosphere warms and development accelerates. Read carefully for the good news.
Tropical Forests Used to Protect Us From Climate Change. Now, Scientists Say, They're Making It Worse
Science & Tech  (tags: climate change, carbon, forests, scientists )

- 572 days ago -
A surprising scientific study released Thurs. presents troubling news about the enormous forests of the planet's tropical midsection -- suggesting that they are releasing hundreds of millions of tons of carbon to the atmosphere, rather than storing it...
Carbon From Nuclear Tests Could Help Fight Poachers
Science & Tech  (tags: environment, animals, scientists, atmospheric, carbon, nuclear tests, poachers )

- 2123 days ago -
The atmospheric carbon left over from nuclear bomb testing could help scientists track poached ivory, new research has found. These bomb tests changed the level of carbon in the atmosphere, which can be traced to date elephant tusks.
Microbes Flourish in Deepest Spot in World's Oceans: Study
Science & Tech  (tags: science, international group of scientists, new report, journal Nature Geoscience, 36, 000 ft. Mariana Trench, Pacific Ocean, microbes, carbon )

- 2228 days ago -
"Normally life gets scarcer the deeper you go. But when you go very deep, more things start happening again," the lead author of the report told Reuters.
Antarctic Icebergs Help the Ocean Take Up Carbon Dioxide
Science & Tech  (tags: Antarctica, climate change, carbon, environment, oceans, research )

- 2905 days ago -
A study of the biological effects of Antarctic icebergs shows that they fertilize the Southern Ocean, enhancing the growth of algae that take up carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and then, through marine food chains, transfer carbon into the deep sea.
If the $30 Billion We Give Oil Sands Went to Green Energy
Science & Tech  (tags: Canada, carbon, environment, fossil fuels, government, renewble energy, Tar Sands, technology )

- 3069 days ago -
With gas prices and consumption predicted to balloon in coming years, what will be the collective cost to the taxpayer in the next decade for turning gas into bitumen? And what else could we do with this money?
Playing God With Planet Earth
Science & Tech  (tags: Canada, carbon, climate change, disasters, environment, geo-engineering, oceans, science )

- 3072 days ago -
Playing God With Planet Earth explores the last ditch efforts of scientists and engineers trying to avert a planetary meltdown. Thursday November 25 at 9 pm and Friday November 26, 2010 at 10 pm ET/PT on CBC News Network.
Carbon in Warming Soil Could Accelerate Climate Change: Study
Science & Tech  (tags: carbon, climate changes, warming, soil )

- 3295 days ago -
Warming soils in Canada's north are releasing a vast store of carbon that has been inert for millennia, which could further accelerate the rate of climate change, according to the author of a new study published in the journal Nature.
Right Mix Of Trees Fights Global Warming -- Environmental Scientists Find Tree Combo For Carbon Sequestration
Science & Tech  (tags: globalwarming, deforestation, environmental, scientists, carbon, sequestration, ziziphusmauritiania )

- 3915 days ago -
A research team found 31 hardy trees that sequester carbon efficiently for the New York region, mitigating against the impacts of high deforestation and carbon release into the atmosphere in that area. US cities have lost 20% of their trees in 10 yrs.
Ashes to...Diamonds?
Science & Tech  (tags: diamonds, lab-created diamonds, memorial diamonds, carbon, Apollo Diamond, blood diamonds )

- 3958 days ago -
Story from Smithsonian Magazine that I read at home and thought I'd share. It's a look at Apollo Diamonds, a company in the forefront of creating real - not synthetic - diamonds by a secret pressurization process that mimics nature.
'Simple Discovery' Leads to Aust Science Breakthrough - Australia
Science & Tech  (tags: australia, university, scientists, wollongong, carbon, solar cells )

- 4099 days ago -
Australian researchers have discovered a cheap and simple way to make sheets of carbon just one atom thick - a finding that has implications for a range of developments from solar cells to bionic ears.
Biofuels 'Are Not a Magic Bullet'
Science & Tech  (tags: biofuel, climate change, environment, business, carbon )

- 4118 days ago -
Biofuels may play a role in curbing climate change, says Britain's Royal Society, but may create environmental problems unless implemented with care.
A Diamond Bigger Than Earth Discovered in Constellation Centaurus | The Daily Galaxy
Science & Tech  (tags: diamond, earth, constellation, crystallized, carbon, star, galaxy )

- 4170 days ago -
Like an episode out of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics has announced the discovery of a mass of crystallized carbon formerly known as star BPM 37093, now known as the biggest diamond in the galaxy.
Air-Car Ready for Mass Production
Science & Tech  (tags: energy, carbon, eco friendly cars, climate change, pollution, green )

- 4346 days ago -
The world''s first commercial compressed air-powered vehicle is rolling towards the production line. The Air Car, developed by ex-Formula One engineer Guy Nègre, will be built by India's largest automaker, Tata Motors.

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