Monthly archives: April 2007

Apr

30
2007

Potent methane is an overlooked greenhouse gas

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Across the globe, chickens and pigs are doing their bit to curb global warming. But cows and sheep still have some catching up to do. The farm animals produce lots of methane, a potent greenhouse gas that gets far less public attention than carbon dioxide yet is at the heart of efforts to fight climate change. Read more


Apr

30
2007

Climate talks likely to focus on costs

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The costs of cutting greenhouse gases and who will pay for it are likely to be the key issues at a major climate change meeting of scientists and diplomats in the Thai capital this week, participants said Sunday. Read more


Apr

30
2007

Georgia fire mostly contained

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WAYCROSS, Ga. � Firefighters have managed to contain about 70 percent of the largest wildfire in Georgia history, which had charred 100 square miles of forest and swampland, officials said Sunday. Read more


Apr

30
2007

High temperatures felt across the globe.

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As exceptionally high temperatures continue across India, three more lives have been claimed in the eastern city of Calcutta. Whilst rural areas have been given some light relief from the heat following a downpour yesterday evening, residents of the city are still suffering as temperatures reach 39C (102F). Read more


Apr

30
2007

Thailand prepares for flooding

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Violent thunderstorms have caused city-wide flooding in Bangkok, Thailand on Monday morning 30th April. The rain turned the dry, oily roads into slippery tracks causing numerous accidents and gridlock. Many major roads were blocked, especially the eastern suburbs of Ladprao, Ramkamhaeng and Bang Kapi. Read more


Apr

26
2007

Global Warming a National Secuirty Issue

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WASHINGTON (AP) � Global warming poses a �serious threat to America’s national security” with terrorism worsening and the U.S. will likely be dragged into fights over water and other shortages, top retired military leaders warn in a new report. Read more


Apr

26
2007

Ocean’s ‘Twilight Zone’ Traps Greenhouse Gas

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On its way to being stored in the darkest depths of the ocean, carbon may be consumed and recycled by marine organisms as it enters � the twilight zone. However, this is no science fiction realm. It’s a term used by scientists to describe a strange, but real intermediate depth in the seas where carbon can be trapped, thereby preventing it from sinking deeper where it can do no harm to Earth’s climate. Read more


Apr

26
2007

Colorao sees little

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FORT MORGAN, Colo. – This week’s storm, which unleashed tornadoes and hail along with the rain and snow, gave a slight boost to the statewide snowpack but did little good in the mountains, the source of much of the water that feeds the region. The statewide snowpack stood at only 76 percent of the 30-year average Wednesday, the same as a year ago. The total rose slightly from 73 percent from Monday. Read more


Apr

26
2007

Volcanoes triggered ancient warming event

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The same volcanic eruptions that sundered Greenland from Western Europe and created Iceland also triggered intense global warming 55 million years ago, scientists say. �There has been evidence in the marine record of this period of global warming, and evidence in the geologic record of the eruptions at roughly the same time,� said study team member Robert Duncan, an oceanic scientist at Oregon State University, �but until now there has been no direct link between the two.� Read more


Apr

26
2007

Severe storms blow through pittsburgh, surroinding areas

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More than a dozen homes and businesses were damaged Monday night after a line of severe storms moved through the city. The National Weather Service issued a tornado warning for Mercer, Venango and Butler counties at about 8 p.m. Residents told Channel 4 Action News roofs blew off some homes in Transfer, Mercer County. Read more