India is now the world's third-largest grain producer after China and the United States, due to the adoption of higher-yielding crop varieties and the spread of irrigation. But the water that irrigates three-fifths of India's grain harvest comes from wells that are starting to go dry.
December 4th, 2013
Originally Published by Yale Environment- One year after Hurricane Sandy devastated parts of the U.S. East Coast, the government is spending billions to replenish beaches that will only be swallowed again by rising seas and future storms. It’s time to develop coastal policies that take into account new climate realities.
December 1st, 2013
Originally Published by NASA Earth Observation- Huge sheets of ice carved out the U-shaped valleys that hold New York’s Finger Lakes. When they retreated north about 10,000 years ago, glaciers left deposits of gravel that dammed streams and caused the depressions to become lakes.
November 30th, 2013
Originally Published by ESA - Scientists have used satellite observations to create a set of high-resolution 3D maps of the entire Great Barrier Reef – a critical step towards identifying, managing and protecting what lies beneath the waters.
November 29th, 2013
Originally Published by The EarthSky - ISON’s moment of truth is here – its closest approach to the sun – today. Here are some ways to experience it online.
November 28th, 2013
Originally Published by The New Yorker- As far as astronomers can tell, the Milky Way galaxy looks like an enormous, pinwheel-shaped collection of at least a hundred billion stars, laced with gas and dust, that is about a hundred thousand light years in diameter and rotates once every two hundred and fifty million years. It didn’t always look like this, though.
November 27th, 2013
Originally Published by Yale Environment- Endangered North Atlantic right whales are disappearing from customary feeding grounds off the U.S. and Canadian coasts and appearing in large numbers in other locations, leaving scientists to wonder if shifts in climate may be behind the changes.
November 26th, 2013
Originally Published by ScienceDaily-Rain as acidic as undiluted lemon juice may have played a part in killing off plants and organisms around the world during the most severe mass extinction in Earth's history.
November 25th, 2013
Would You Believe?
Originally Published by The Guardian - A green light for new floating platforms off the Scottish coast should help lower the cost of a low-carbon economy.
November 24th, 2013
Originally Published by BBC News- The European Space Agency's Swarm mission to map the Earth's global magnetic field in unprecedented detail launches from Russia.
November 22nd, 2013