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2008-07-08 09:00:51

VANCOUVER, July 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Petromin Resources Ltd. (TSX.V Symbol: PTR) is pleased to announce that William D. (Bill) Gunter, PhD will join the company's International Advisory Board to provide advice to the Board of Directors relating to science and technology of carbon dioxide (CO2) sequestration and storage. Dr. Gunter received his BSc and MSc degrees in geology from the University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB and his PhD in geochemistry from the Johns Hopkins...

2008-06-06 11:15:00

The international science community must devote more resources to research into the effects climate change is having on ocean environments, according to a paper published today in the journal Science by researchers at CSIRO's Climate Adaptation National Research Flagship."Marine ecosystems are undoubtedly under-resourced, overlooked and under threat and our collective knowledge of impacts on marine life is a mere drop in the ocean," wrote Dr Anthony Richardson, from The University of...

2008-05-30 00:30:00

A new climate change assessment has been released by the Bush administration that said human-induced global warming will likely lead to problems like droughts in the U.S. West and stronger hurricanes. This assessment comes four years late and was pushed forward by a court order. This comes as a surprise from President Bush, who now acknowledges that global warming is happening despite his previous denial of climate science throughout most of his presidency. Still, some watchdog groups claim...

2008-05-09 10:15:06

Economically, the steps taken to reduce global climate change will not be a wise investment if money is solely aimed at curbing greenhouse gas emissions, according to a study conducted by researchers in the U.S. and Ireland.Researchers presented a plan on Thursday that they said would help people adapt to droughts or rising seas cased by global warming, while funding research of new technology and curbing emissions.  They estimate the plan will cost $800 billion over the next 100 years,...

2008-05-01 16:20:00

Scientists at Germany's Kiel University predict the Earth's temperature will stay roughly the same in the coming decade as the planet's natural climate cycle enters a cooling phase.  The researchers developed computer models for their analysis, which suggest the cooling phase will counter warming from greenhouse gas emissions.But thereafter, the researchers expect temperatures to begin rising quickly by about 2020.The forecast centers around the ocean's natural temperature cycles, called...

2008-04-19 12:50:00

California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger predicted Friday that an international deadlock over how to deal with global warming will end once President Bush leaves office, while a leading expert warned of dire consequences if urgent action is not taken. Schwarzenegger spoke at a conference at Yale University in which 18 states pledged to take action on climate change. He noted a dispute over whether the U.S. should commit to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions before China and India do the...

2008-04-15 19:25:00

According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the average rise in global sea levels will be 28 to 43 centimeters (1 "“ 1.4 feet) by 2100. However, according to a new scientific analysis this predicted number is substantially low, and sea levels could actually rise by nearly one and a half meters (almost 5 feet) in that same time frame. These findings were presented in Vienna at the European Geosciences Union annual meeting by a UK/Finnish team which built a computer...

2008-04-03 00:50:00

Scientists in the U.K. have reported evidence that further refutes one theory of global climate change.In the heated debate over global warming, there is an opposing idea, called the cosmic ray theory, which contends that climate change is simply caused by cosmic rays coming from the sun.However, researchers at Lancaster University reported in the Institute of Physics journal that there has been no correlation between solar activity and the Earth's climate.Pioneered by Dr. Henrik Svensmark at...

2008-02-12 10:50:00

With digital imaging techniques, scientists find new data in old aerial photographsA comprehensive new study authored by University at Buffalo scientists and their colleagues for the first time documents in detail the dynamics of parts of Greenland's ice sheet, important data that have long been missing from the ice sheet models on which projections about sea level rise and global warming are based. The research, published online this month in the Journal of Glaciology, also demonstrates how...

2008-01-31 12:40:00

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon reported that global warming could come at a high economic cost to the world. Ban estimates that it could cost up to $20 trillion over two decades for cleaner energy sources, harming those who earn low incomes and are unable to quickly adapt.In his 52-page report, Ban says that global investments of $15 trillion to $20 trillion over the next 20 to 25 years may be necessary "to place the world on a markedly different and sustainable energy trajectory."The...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.