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Spanish Earthquake Blamed On Groundwater Extraction
2012-10-22 10:52:21

The May 2011 earthquake that struck near the Spanish town of Lorca and killed nine people could have been exacerbated by groundwater extraction, according to a new study from a team led by University of Western Ontario researchers.

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

Sometimes, the best solution to a problem is the easiest one. The real difficulty lies in the application of said solution.

Geoengineering Iron Dump Raises Concerns
2012-10-17 20:00:28

American entrepreneur Russ George has released over 100 tons of iron sulphate into the Pacific Ocean in an attempt to foster a massive plankton bloom.

Sunblock For The Earth
2012-10-12 09:46:48

When you want to protect your skin from the harmful rays of the Sun, you employ some sort of sun block. But what would you use to protect the entire planet from the Sun?

OH Radicals Causes Aging Of Organic Aerosols
2012-10-05 10:17:23

Atmospheric aerosol particles have a significant effect on climate.

2012-08-31 13:53:39

A cost analysis of the technologies needed to transport materials into the stratosphere to reduce the amount of sunlight hitting Earth and therefore reduce the effects of global climate change has shown that they are both feasible and affordable.

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2012-08-23 20:57:10

Scientists are turning what some could think of as "evil genius science", and using it for good, by developing a way to turn down the rage of a hurricane.

Cloud Geoengineering May Help Global Warming
2012-08-21 10:56:29

Imagine futuristic ships shooting salt water into the clouds over the world's oceans to create clouds that reflect sunlight. Sounds like science fiction, but it could be reality before too long.

Ocean Fertilization Suffocates Carbon, Reduces Climate Change
2012-07-19 10:19:23

The negative impact of climate change might be avoided by dumping massive amounts of iron into the world’s oceans, which smothers carbon dioxide for centuries, according to an international team of researchers...

Eyes In The Sky
2012-07-11 13:12:17

UI researchers develop technique to help pollution forecasters see past clouds


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2004-10-19 04:45:44

Terraforming -- Terraforming (literally, "Earth-shaping") is the process of modifying a planet, moon or other body to a more habitable atmosphere, temperature or ecology. The term was first used in a science fiction novel, 'Seetee Shock' (1940?) by Jack Williamson, but the actual concept is older than that. An example in fiction is 'First and Last Men' by Olaf Stapledon in which Venus is modified, after a long and destructive war with the original inhabitants, who naturally object to the...

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Word of the Day
megalophonous
  • Having a loud voice; vociferous; clamorous.
  • Of grand or imposing sound.
The word 'megalophonous' comes from Greek roots meaning 'big' and 'sound'.