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Archive: Science & Technology

23 Apr 2015

Oklahoma’s Clear Link Between Earthquakes and Energy Boom

by DIANE TOOMEY
Oklahoma officials this week said oil and gas activity was the likely cause of the stunning increase in earthquakes in the state. In an interview with Yale Environment 360, Oklahoma geologist Todd Halihan talks about what has caused this growing problem and what can be done about it. READ MORE

20 Apr 2015

On the Internet, Illegal Trade In Endangered Wildlife Thrives

by TED WILLIAMS
On eBay and elsewhere on the Internet, illegal wildlife and wildlife parts — from elephant ivory to tiger skins to monkey and crocodile skulls — are being sold. Bringing an end to this illicit activity is proving to be a daunting challenge. READ MORE

30 Mar 2015

How Long Can Oceans Continue To Absorb Earth’s Excess Heat?

by CHERYL KATZ
The main reason soaring greenhouse gas emissions have not caused air temperatures to rise more rapidly is that oceans have soaked up much of the heat. But new evidence suggests the oceans’ heat-buffering ability may be weakening. READ MORE

03 Mar 2015

How Climate Change Helped Lead to the Uprising in Syria

by DIANE TOOMEY
A new study draws links between a record drought in Syria and the uprising that erupted there in 2011. In a Yale Environment 360 interview, Colin Kelley, the study’s lead author, discusses how the severity of that drought was connected to a long-term warming trend in the region. READ MORE

09 Feb 2015

As Extreme Weather Increases, A Push for Advanced Forecasts

by CHERYL KATZ
With a warmer atmosphere expected to spur an increase in major storms, floods, and other wild weather events, scientists and meteorologists worldwide are harnessing advanced computing power to devise more accurate, medium-range forecasts that could save lives and property. READ MORE

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e360 digest

24 Apr 2015: Long-Term CO2 Record by Keeling Named National Historic Chemical Landmark

23 Apr 2015: Interview: Oklahoma’s Clear Link Between Earthquakes and Energy

20 Apr 2015: Record Amount of E-Waste Generated Globally in 2014, Report Finds

17 Apr 2015: New Mapping Tool Could Lower Cost of Finding Geothermal Energy

16 Apr 2015: Researchers Discover New Source of Methane in the Arctic Ocean

15 Apr 2015: Entries Invited for e360 Contest For Best Environmental Videos

08 Apr 2015: Clay Shows Promise in Capturing CO2 from Power Plants

27 Mar 2015: Metals Used in High Tech Are Becoming Harder to Find, Study Says

25 Mar 2015: Dutch Energy Company Heats Homes With Custom-Built Computer Servers

16 Mar 2015: El Niño and La Niña Can Predict Severity of Tornado Season, Study Says


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