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Shell nears oilsands carbon capture launch
With the United Nations' climate change panel warning this week that global warming is already affecting the planet, and calling for urgent action, Shell Canada announced it's put in place the final module for its carbon capture and storage project to red
Snow Cover on Arctic Sea Ice Has Thinned 30 to 50 Percent
Seattle WA (SPX) Aug 18, 2014 -
New research led by NASA and the University of Washington, Seattle, confirms that springtime snow on sea ice in the Arctic has thinned significantly in the last 50 years, by about a third in the Wes
Caribou habitat in Alberta ravaged beyond repair
Scientists studying the ravaged caribou habitat of Alberta's northwestern foothills say they have found so much disturbance from decades of industrial use that restoration of the terrain will have to be selective.
'Widespread methane leakage' from ocean floor off US coast
Researchers say they have discovered more than 500 bubbling methane vents on the seafloor off the US east coast. The unexpected discovery indicates there are large volumes of the gas contained in a type of sludgy ice called methane hydrate.
EU rules against powerful vacuum cleaners ban 'best' models
Consumers warned to act quickly before top-rated powerful vacuum cleaners sell out forever. Many of the best vacuum cleaners for sale in the UK will be banned as a result of new EU energy efficiency rules that come into force next month
Emerging solar plants scorch birds in mid-air
Workers at a state-of-the-art solar plant in the Mojave Desert have a name for birds that fly through the plant's concentrated sun rays — "streamers," for the smoke plume that comes from birds that ignite in midair.
Federal wildlife investigators who vis
Taking Up Arms Where Birds Feast on Buffet of Salmon
ASTORIA, Ore. — The salmon here in the Columbia River, nearly driven to extinction by hydroelectric dams a quarter century ago, have been increasing in number — a fact not lost on the birds that like to eat them. These now flock by the thousands each spri
Lake Erie's algae explosion blamed on farmers
Huge blooms of toxic blue-green algae fouling Lake Erie recently threatened the drinking water of 400,000 people, decades after the problem was thought to be solved. Here's what scientists think is going on this time, and how it can be fixed.
Western wildfires go global and go ‘pyro’
Smoke from Canada’s wildfires, which have burned vast tracks of forest in B.C. and the Northwest Territories, has been spotted as far away as Portugal. And its travel is fuelled in part by incredible clouds created by the fires that act like chimneys funn
Toledo, Ohio without safe tap water
Long lines formed at water distribution centres and store shelves were quickly emptied of bottled water after Ohio's fourth-largest city told residents not to drink from its water supply that was fouled by toxins possibly from algae on Lake Erie.
Mapping the Spread of Drought Across the U.S.
Droughts appear to be intensifying over much of the West and Southwest as a result of global warming. Over the past decade, droughts in some regions have rivaled the epic dry spells of the 1930s and 1950s. About 34 percent of the contiguous United States
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