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Archive: Science & Technology

03 Apr 2014

New Satellite Boosts Research On Global Rainfall and Climate

by NICOLA JONES
Although it may seem simple, measuring rainfall worldwide has proven to be a difficult job for scientists. But a recently launched satellite is set to change that, providing data that could help in understanding whether global rainfall really is increasing as the planet warms. READ MORE

31 Mar 2014

Scientists Focus on Polar Waters As Threat of Acidification Grows

by JO CHANDLER
A sophisticated and challenging experiment in Antarctica is the latest effort to study ocean acidification in the polar regions, where frigid waters are expected to feel most acutely the ecological impacts of acidic conditions not seen in millions of years. READ MORE

17 Mar 2014

Rebuilding the Natural World: A Shift in Ecological Restoration

by RICHARD CONNIFF
From forests in Queens to wetlands in China, planners and scientists are promoting a new approach that incorporates experiments into landscape restoration projects to determine what works to the long-term benefit of nature and what does not. READ MORE

04 Mar 2014

Soil as Carbon Storehouse: New Weapon in Climate Fight?

by JUDITH D. SCHWARTZ
The degradation of soils from unsustainable agriculture and other development has released billions of tons of carbon into the atmosphere. But new research shows how effective land restoration could play a major role in sequestering CO2 and slowing climate change. READ MORE

27 Feb 2014

In a Host of Small Sources, Scientists See Energy Windfall

by CHERYL KATZ
The emerging field of “energy scavenging” is drawing on a wide array of untapped energy sources­ — including radio waves, vibrations created by moving objects, and waste heat from computers or car exhaust systems — to generate electricity and boost efficiency. READ MORE

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e360 digest

23 Apr 2014: Five Questions for IPCC Chairman On Future of Climate Change Action

21 Apr 2014: Massive Data Crunch Shows Steady Rise in Warmer Days

17 Apr 2014: Five Kamchatka Volcanoes Erupt Simultaneously, NASA Images Show

16 Apr 2014: Studying a Polar Menagerie On an Island in Arctic Russia

15 Apr 2014: Solar-Harvesting Windows Possible with Advances in Semiconductors

11 Apr 2014: Parasitic Flatworm Could Be Major Threat to Coral Reefs, Scientists Say

07 Apr 2014: Newfound Atmospheric 'Hole' Threatens Polar Ozone Layer, Scientists Say

07 Apr 2014: E360 Announces Contest For Best Environmental Videos

04 Apr 2014: Solar Panels Could Beam Power From Space Down to Earth, U.S. Navy Says

03 Apr 2014: Deforestation of Sandy Soils Increases the Release of CO2, Study Finds


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