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CIA Investigating How To Manipulate Climate Change
2013-07-19 15:51:48

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In a move that sounds vaguely reminiscent of one of Dr. Evil's plans, the CIA is planning to investigate how humans could potentially control the global climate. The 21-month project being run by the National Academy of Sciences and partially being funded by the CIA "is intended to provide a careful, clear scientific foundation that informs ethical, legal, and political discussions surrounding geoengineering," according to...

IUCN Develops New Red List For Endangered Ecosystems
2013-05-09 13:06:08

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List is widely considered to be the most comprehensive inventory of endangered and threatened species and the international organization is currently developing a similar list for the world´s fragile ecosystems. A new study in the open-access journal PLoS ONE, lays out a foundation of criteria for the list and applies these criteria to 20 ecosystems around the world....

Keeping Realistic Expectations About Wind Energy
2013-02-25 19:01:14

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online According to new research from the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, the notion that wind energy presents an unending supply of power might be a bit misleading. While there may be no end to breezes and gusts, the way we harness them could be counterproductive, according to applied physicist David Keith. His latest research, which applies mesoscale atmospheric modeling, finds large-scale wind farms will not be...

Solar Geoengineering Methods Should Be Targeted
2012-10-22 09:40:50

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Sometimes, the best solution to a problem is the easiest one. The real difficulty lies in the application of said solution. Take, for instance, the issue of global warming and greenhouse gasses. The simplest solution to these matters is to somehow block some of the sun´s harmful rays from the Earth, bringing the temperature down and, ideally, stop the melting of the polar ice caps and other effects of global warming. The...

2010-01-27 16:41:49

Climate change experts argue for international geoengineering effort Internationally coordinated research and field-testing on 'geoengineering' the planet's atmosphere to limit risk of climate change should begin soon along with building international governance of the technology, say scientists from the University of Calgary and the United States. Collaborative and government-supported studies on solar-radiation management, a form of geo-engineering, would reduce the risk of nations'...

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2008-02-18 09:07:57

Imagine a gigantic, inflatable, sausage-like bag capable of storing 160 million tonnes of CO2 "“ the equivalent of 2.2 days of current global emissions. Now try to picture that container, measuring up to 100 metres in radius and several kilometres long, resting benignly on the seabed more than 3 kilometres below the ocean's surface. At first blush, this might appear like science fiction, but it's an idea that gets serious attention from Dr. David Keith, one of Canada's foremost experts...


Word of the Day
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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