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2015-02-27 23:12:55

Imagine a day without access to clean, drinkable water and there were no showers or proper baths and there was no one to help.

History Of Volcanic Forcing Identified In Antarctic Ice Cores
2014-07-07 09:31:23

A team of scientists from Reno, Nevada’s Desert Research Institute (DRI) led by Michael Sigl and Joe McConnell have reconstructed historic volcanic sulfate emissions from the Southern Hemisphere.

Understanding A Century Of Human Impact On Arctic Climate
2013-09-12 13:02:22

The Arctic is the most rapidly warming region of the globe, but warming has not been uniform and the drivers behind this warming not fully understood even during the 20th century.

Antarctic Brine Found To Harbor Ancient Microbes
2012-11-27 09:41:33

A pioneering new study has revealed for the first time a viable community of bacteria that survives and ekes out a living in a dark, salty and subfreezing environment. This community is beneath over 65 feet of ice in one of Antarctica's most isolated lakes; Lake Vida.

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2010-11-30 09:43:22

The atmosphere over the Dead Sea, researchers have found, is laden with oxidized mercury.

2009-09-01 00:54:30

A state water authority manager suggests providing public funds for seeding clouds in Northern Nevada for drinking water in Las Vegas. Southern Nevada Water Authority General Manager Pat Mulroy suggested his agency provide funds to keep a Desert Research Institute cloud seeding program operating, The Las Vegas Sun reported Monday. Water authority staff members must determine whether it would be in southern Nevada's best interest to fund part of the cloud-seeding program, so the DRI could...

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2008-08-19 16:10:00

The burning of coal in North America and western Europe has been a prime contributor to heavy metal pollution in the Arctic, according to a new study.

2007-02-10 18:00:00

From his offices in Fresno, Steve Johnson explained how cloud seeders spent one of the driest Januaries on record: "We'd look at the forecast maps and pray," he said.


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.