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Archive: Science & Technology

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

26 Jan 2015

How Technology Is Protecting World’s Richest Marine Reserve

by CHRISTOPHER PALA
After years of fitful starts, the Pacific island nation of Kiribati this month banned all commercial fishing inside its huge marine reserve. New satellite transponder technology is now helping ensure that the ban succeeds in keeping out the big fishing fleets. READ MORE

11 Dec 2014

Will New Technologies Give Critical Boost to Solar Power?

by CHERYL KATZ
Promising new technologies, including more efficient photovoltaic cells that can harvest energy across the light spectrum, have the potential to dramatically increase solar power generation in the next two decades. But major hurdles remain. READ MORE

06 Nov 2014

What Is the Carbon Limit? That Depends Who You Ask

by FRED PEARCE
Scientists are offering widely varying estimates of how much carbon we can emit into the atmosphere without causing dangerous climate change. But establishing a so-called carbon budget is critical if we are to keep the planet a safe place to live in the coming century. READ MORE

27 Oct 2014

Innovations in Energy Storage Provide Boost for Renewables

by DAVE LEVITAN
Because utilities can't control when the sun shines or the wind blows, it has been difficult to fully incorporate solar and wind power into the electricity grid. But new technologies designed to store the energy produced by these clean power sources could soon be changing that. READ MORE

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26 Feb 2015: Heat-Trapping Effects of CO2 Measured in Nature for First Time

23 Feb 2015: Large-scale Pumping Can Return Oxygen To Deep Waters, Study Finds

16 Feb 2015: Space-Based Measurments Can Track Global Ocean Acidity, Researchers Say

12 Feb 2015: Mange in Yellowstone Wolves Documented Through Thermal Images

11 Feb 2015: Learning About Geoengineering Spurs More Agreement on Climate, Study Says

06 Feb 2015: Maine’s Iconic Lobsters Face Threats From Ocean Acidification

05 Feb 2015: Ultra-Efficient Solar Cells Can Be Adapted for Rooftops, Research Finds

04 Feb 2015: Plant-Like Sea Slug Can Steal Genes From its Food, Researchers Report

02 Feb 2015: Many California Farms and Orchards Idled By Drought, NASA Maps Show

15 Jan 2015: Underwater Kelp Forests Mapped In New Citizen Science Project


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