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Indonesia Volcano Eruption: Mount Kelud Spews Ash And Debris, Killing 3 And Forcing Evacuation of 75000
Feb 14, 2014 14:07 PM E
The Mount Kelud volcano in Indonesia erupted on Friday, killing three people and displacing tens of thousands more. The volcano was active for days before the eruption, but officials raised the volcano alert to the highest level just 90 minutes before it erupted. All of Java's airports remain closed except for two in Jakarta, the capital.
Natural Gas Infrastructure in the U.S. and Canada is LeakierThan  EPA Expected
Methane Gas Emissions in North America More Dire Than Thought: Hundreds of Studies Find EPA Erred
Feb 13, 2014 15:33 PM E
The gas infrastructure of the U.S. and Canada has spots that are emitting more than their fair share of greenhouse gases -- but could be easily fixed.
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Corvette Sinkhole: 8 Rare Cars Swallowed Up By 40-Foot Hole Inside Kentucky Museum [VIDEO]
Feb 13, 2014 13:38 PM E
A sinkhole swallowed eight pricey Corvettes at the Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Ky. No one was injured in the sinkhole collapse. The level of damage to the eight rare Corvettes isn't yet known. South central Kentucky has a karst landscape, which makes the area susceptible to sinkholes.
Burgess Shale
Newly Discovered New Burgess Shale Site In Canada’s Kootenay National Park May Be Most Important Fossil Site In Decades
Feb 11, 2014 18:37 PM E
A new, "epic" fossil site has been discovered in Kootenay National Park, a sprawling reserve located in the Canadian Rockies.
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Third World Crop Pest: As Invasive Species Threatens Production, Harvest Destruction Goes Underreported
Feb 11, 2014 11:44 AM E
Crop pests and diseases are severely underreported in developing countries, which could undermine efforts to promote food production. New research shows that if every country were as wealthy as the United States, the average number of invasive insects and pathogens would increase by 200.
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Pacific Trade Winds Delay Global Warming As They Pull Heat Into Ocean
Feb 09, 2014 13:27 PM E
Strong trade winds are forcing heat from the Earth's surface deeper into the Pacific ocean, offering a respite from rising temperatures, however, researchers don't think it will last very long.
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Penguins Given Antidepressants To Battle Tough Winter; How Climate Change Makes Them Miserable
Feb 08, 2014 14:15 PM E
A number of Humboldt penguins at the Sea Life Center in England are being given antidepressants to pick up their spirits after weeks of heavy winds and rain.
oldest human footprints outside of africa
850,000-Year-Old Human Footprints In UK Are Oldest Ever Found Outside Of Africa
Feb 07, 2014 12:59 PM E
British scientists have found human footprints which they believe are 850,000 years old, the oldest ever found outside of Africa. The footprints were found at the Happisburgh site, outside of Norfolk, where in 2010 flint tools unearthed there provided evidence of the earliest human species to ever inhabit the United Kingdom.
oregon chub minnow
Oregon Minnow Removed From Endangered Species List Is First-Ever Delisted Fish
Feb 05, 2014 13:05 PM E
The Oregon chub, a minnow only found in the state's Willamette Valley, has been proposed for removal from the endangered species list. If its approved, the minnow will become the first fish ever removed from the list due to recovery. The minnow was rescued by a 20-year effort by a number of government agencies in partnership with private lando...
White roofs
White Roofs Best For Slowing Global Warming: Scientists Say Get Rid Of Black Roofs
Feb 02, 2014 23:24 PM E
White roofs are not a new concept when it comes to keeping buildlings cool in hot weather and slowing the impact of global warming. A new study found that white roofs are the most the cost-effective when compared to black or "green" garden roofs, as well as three times more effective in offsetting the effects of climate change.
Wave Energy Converter at European Marine Energy Center
Ocean Floor Carpets Can Harness Wave Energy, But Could They Slow Global Warming? [VIDEO]
Feb 02, 2014 14:20 PM E
Wave-energy technology being developed by leading-edge laboratories at the University of California Berkeley, and by renewable energy companies in Europe and Australia have created a promising segment in renewables as nations around the globe deal with the intensifying pressures of climate change.
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Super Bowl 2014: How Will Cold Weather Affect The Game?
Jan 31, 2014 12:53 PM E
This Sunday's Super Bowl XLVIII will be played at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., and will be the first cold weather Super Bowl. Cold air temperatures will affect the game slightly: the football will be less bouncy and air drag will increase. Heated benches and heat fans will keep players and coaches warm on the sidelines.
Food That is never Eaten is Wasted Twice-Over
Your Slice Of Pizza Takes 42 Gallons Of Water To Make: 'Nexus Thinking’ Explains How Food, Water, And Energy Are Entwined
Jan 31, 2014 10:11 AM E
"Nexus thinking" is meant to get people to see the true energy cost what they eat and what they waste.
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Air Pollution In Delhi Is Even Worse Than In Beijing, Indian Study Finds
Jan 30, 2014 18:42 PM E
Air pollution in Delhi, India, is worse than in the notoriously smoggy Beijing, China, according to a new study from India. The report criticized India for failing to put into place enough safeguards to curb pollution, something which Beijing has done and had success with. Air pollution as measured by PM 2.
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