WASHINGTON-- Hard-to-predict sudden changes to Earth's environment are more worrisome than climate change's bigger but more gradual impacts, a panel of scientists advising the federal government concluded Tuesday. The 200- page report by the National Academy of Sciences looked at warming problems that can occur in years instead of centuries.» Read More
AMSTERDAM/ AMMAN, Aug 28- Syria, defeated by Israel in three wars and afraid its arch enemy had gained a nuclear arsenal, began in earnest to build a covert chemical weapons programme three decades ago, aided by its neighbours, allies and European chemical wholesalers.
Thirty percent of the groundwater from a critical portion of what is known as the High Plains Aquifer already has been pumped and another 39 percent will be depleted over the next five decades, according to the report by environmental science and engineering experts published on Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
A newly declassified CIA history spills the story about Nevada's Area 51 and its secret mission— which was not to study UFOs, but to test the U-2 and other spy planes.
NEW YORK, Aug 8- The U.S. government weather forecaster said on Thursday that neutral conditions could continue into spring 2014 in the Northern Hemisphere, reducing the chance that the La Nina or El Nino weather patterns will form before next year's planting season.
John Authers, senior investment columnist at the Financial Times, says it makes sense to look into meat alternatives, but affordability will be key.
The $325,000 in-vitro burger could help lead to sustainable meat production, according to the Netherlands-based researcher Mark Post.
Metal workers 2,000 years ago perfected plating techniques that modern methods can't touch. Some probably coated cheap metal or wood objects in a gilded skin and sold them for big profits. NBC reports.
July 23- DuPont said it was looking to sell or spin off its performance chemicals unit to insulate itself from flagging sales of paint pigments that have weighed on its results. DuPont, the largest U.S. chemical maker by market value, is looking to its food, energy and security businesses to lower reliance on the slow-growing industrial chemicals business.
LONDON, July 18- Most people in Britain want to reduce reliance on fossil fuels, but due more to fears of shortages and rising prices than to fears about climate change, according to a poll developed by researchers at Cardiff University and funded by the UK Energy Research Council. Nearly 2,500 people were surveyed across England, Scotland and Wales in August 2012.
A French government research agency shows that putting off retirement can delay dementia. Dr. Nancy Snyderman, NBC's chief medical editor, explains the "use it or lose it" strategy.
"Harry Potter" magic? No, it's acoustic levitation. Researchers have created a device that uses sound waves to make small solid objects and liquid droplets float in the air.
The EPA wanted to further study how much of the emissions linked to climate change come from burning plant matter before issuing emission regulations and permit requirements that could be costly to industry. EPA, the landmark 2007 decision in which the justices found that carbon dioxide is a pollutant that could be regulated under the Clean Air Act.
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center released a study revealing men with concentrations of omega-3 fatty acids have an increased risk of prostate cancer. Co-author Alan Kristal shares more from their study on the best selling supplement.
WASHINGTON, July 11- Rising temperatures and sea levels will profoundly impact the U.S. energy sector in coming years, the U.S. Department of Energy said in a report released on Thursday that outlined the need to mitigate the effects of climate change on power and fuel supplies.
CANBERRA/ JAKARTA, July 4- Indonesia is considering buying Australian cattle estates to secure meat supplies and to promote ranching skills, mirroring moves by other big emerging economies such as China to invest overseas in agricultural land and food processing.
LONDON, July 3- Technology that would convert carbon dioxide from a scourge on the climate to beneficial products is inching towards commercial reality and is already cheaper than carbon capture and storage. CO2 can, in theory, be converted in the making of such products as concrete, plastics and minerals. There are major problems, however.
July 3- The world suffered unprecedented climate extremes in the decade to 2010, from heatwaves in Europe and droughts in Australia to floods in Pakistan, against a backdrop of global warming, a United Nations report said on Wednesday.
KAMPALA/ JOHANNESBURG, June 27- Uganda's Murchison Falls National Park is bisected by the majestic Nile river and boasts some of Africa's wildlife treasures- elephants, lions and a rare giraffe sub-species.
Genetically modified seeds are used in corn and soybeans grown in the US, but the debate over the effects of tinkering with Mother Nature hasn't gone away.
LONDON, June 21- A major recent study has put the cat among the pigeons on climate change, challenging the size of the problem in the near-term and the role of a recent slowdown in warming.