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2012-02-27 04:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Lucky Strike Entertainment is pleased to announce it will be opening its newest location on King Street at the ground floor of the Beacon near AT&T Park in San Francisco on March 9th. Lucky Strike will kick off the opening with a VIP party in support of local San Francisco non-profit, Tipping Point Community, which is dedicated to helping Bay Area individuals and families break the cycle of poverty and achieve economic self-sufficiency. Since...

2012-01-31 06:11:58

These researchers assert that the Arctic is already suffering some of the effects that, according to The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), correspond with a "dangerous climate change". Currently, the rate of climatic warming exceeds the rate of natural adaptation in arctic ecosystems. Furthermore, the Eskimo population is witnessing how their security, health and traditional cultural activities jeopardize. The experts demand an effort in order to develop indicators that...

2011-12-08 12:09:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Tipping Point Community, the Bay Area's leading poverty-fighting organization, honored grantees Aspire Public Schools, Ravenswood Family Health Center and the SF State Guardian Scholars Program at its Fifth Annual Awards Breakfast this morning. In addition, HP was honored with the first-ever Tipping Point partner award presented to an organization or individual that has given dollars, time and effort to support Tipping Point and its...

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2011-12-03 08:17:02

A drastic decrease in atmospheric carbon dioxide levels appears to have been the catalyst that led to the formation of the Antarctic ice sheet, according to a new study published December 1 in the journal Science. The research, which was completed by an international team of experts led by Mark Pagani of Yale University, "helps solve a long-standing scientific puzzle and confirms the power of CO2 to dramatically alter global climate," according to a Thursday press release from the...

2011-10-04 18:47:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a prominent article today, The New York Times highlighted the work of the Bipartisan Policy Center's (BPC) Task Force on Geoengineering and their new report on federal climate remediation research: "With political action on curbing greenhouse gases stalled, a bipartisan panel of scientists, former government officials and national security experts is recommending that the government begin researching a radical fix: directly...

2011-09-01 11:27:38

A new study of dust-like particles of soot in the air – now emerging as the second most important – but previously overlooked – factor in global warming provides fresh evidence that reducing soot emissions from diesel engines and other sources could slow melting of sea ice in the Arctic faster and more economically than any other quick fix, a scientist reported here today. In a presentation at the 242nd National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society...

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2011-04-18 11:44:37

Scientists said Monday that a better monitoring network for greenhouse gases is needed to warn of significant changes and to help countries keep their emission levels honest. "What we're hoping to do is see if the warming is feeding the warming, particularly in the Arctic," said Euan Nisbet, a specialist in methane emissions at the University of London. "Our monitoring network is very, very limited. We feel more observation is needed." Scientists said in published papers that such a...

2011-04-16 00:47:04

A new paper appearing in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) suggests that people, governments, and institutions that shape the way people interact may be just as important for determining environmental conditions as the environmental processes themselves. "Tipping points," qualitative changes in an ecosystem that often result in reduced ecosystem health and are difficult and costly to reverse increasingly concern environmental scientists. The prevailing assumption...

2011-01-21 00:00:48

High-Resolution Video, Photos Available Upon Request New York (Vocus/PRWEB) January 20, 2011 New research shows that 2010 set new records for the melting of the Greenland Ice Sheet, expected to be a major contributor to projected sea level rises in coming decades. "This past melt season was exceptional, with melting in some areas stretching up to 50 days longer than average," said Dr. Marco Tedesco, Director of the Cryosphere Processes Laboratory at the City College of New York (CCNY...

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2010-12-16 06:25:00

According to a new study released Wednesday, there is no "tipping point" beyond which climate change will eventually push the Arctic icecap into a total melt off. Over the past 30 years the polar icecap has shrunk between 15 and 20 percent causing much concern that with current trends -- with regional temperatures increasing two to three times the global average -- it could disappear entirely during the summer months by the end of this century. One factor in this calculation is a so-called...