Syndicated Articles

Leaky wells, not fracking, polluted US drinking water

Originally Published by New Scientist - The act of fracking is probably not contaminating US drinking water – the real problem is leaks from the wells that bring natural gas to the surface

Posted on September 17th, 2014
Earth Observation, Water

Scientists Look for Causes of Baffling Die-Off of Sea Stars

Originally Published by NYT - In 1674, Antonie van Leeuwenhoek looked at a drop of lake water through his homemade microscope and discovered an invisible world that no one knew existed. He was an unlikely pioneer — a haberdasher and city official by trade. In this film, we celebrate this 17th-century citizen scientist and a discovery that would ultimately change our view of the biological world, and our place in it.

Posted on September 16th, 2014
Earth Observation

New catalog of visible Milky Way charts 219 million stars

Originally Published by Earth Sky - These astronomers spent 10 years charting all the stars brighter than 20th magnitude – that’s about 1 million times fainter than can be seen with the human eye.

Posted on September 16th, 2014
Plenary

Rosetta comet landing site chosen

Originally Published by BCC - Europe's Rosetta mission, which aims to land on a 4km-wide comet later this year, identifies what it thinks is the safest place to touch down.

Posted on September 15th, 2014
Plenary

A Red Dirt Town: An Enduring Legacy Of Toxic Pollution in Southern Waters

Originally Published by Yale 360 - “A Red Dirt Town,” the second-place winner of the Yale Environment 360 Video Contest, examines the legacy of pollution in Anniston, Alabama, the former home of a Monsanto chemical factory.

Posted on September 11th, 2014
Disasters

Thousands Rescued From Deadly Flash Floods in India, Pakistan

Originally Published by ENS - Hundreds of people have lost their lives in the the heaviest monsoon rains to fall for 50 years in the Himalayan region of Jammu & Kashmir. Thousands are still trapped on rooftops, and a massive rescue and evacuation is in full swing.

Posted on September 10th, 2014
Disasters

CO2 rises at fastest rate since 1984

Originally Published by BBC News -Concentrations of warming gases in the atmosphere reached record levels in 2013 say the World Meteorological Organisation.

Posted on September 9th, 2014
Climate

Meteorite lands in Nicaragua capital

Originally Published by BBC News - A small meteorite which may have broken off an asteroid caused a 12m-wide crater near Managua's international airport, Nicaraguan officials say.

Posted on September 8th, 2014
Earth Observation

New York climate summit is a chance to push for long-term climate neutrality

Originally Published by The Guardian - A meeting of heads of state with Ban Ki-moon is an opportunity to look at how we get greenhouse gas emissions to zero.

Posted on September 4th, 2014
Climate

Mining threatens to eat up northern Europes last wilderness

Originally Published by The Guardian - Vast network of rivers, lakes and mountains in Finland, Sweden and Norway at risk from being exploited for rare earth and other minerals.

Posted on September 3rd, 2014
Energy