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2009-02-25 10:45:00

Glacier ice appears to be melting in the western portion of Antarctica and not only on the Antarctic Peninsula, scientists reported on Wednesday in conclusion to the 2007-2008 International Polar Year.

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2009-01-09 12:35:00

On Friday, the United Nation's Weather agency WMO said that it might feel cold in Europe, but the world is getting hotter and global warming remains a danger.

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2008-12-30 08:05:00

According to Munich Re, one of the world’s largest re-insurance companies, 2008 was one of the most devastating years in terms of natural disasters.

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2008-12-16 12:50:00

While 2008 will be recorded as one of the coolest years in the past decade, the World Meteorological Organization said it is also the 10th warmest since records began in 1850.

2008-12-16 10:20:00

Three major global climate-change projections scaled down to Oregon's Rogue River Basin point to hotter, drier summers with increasing wildfire risk, reduced snowpack and rainier, stormy winters.

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2008-10-23 10:55:05

Some 2,000 scientists contributed to the Nobel Peace Prize-winning IPCC report on global warming. Next week, the local contingent will be honored.

2008-09-13 00:00:25

Alcoa Inc.

2008-09-11 15:00:29

Alcoa announced today that four of its employees played a part in the United Nations Organization's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's (IPCC) win of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007.

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2008-04-04 09:05:00

UN meteorologists say the cooling effect of the La Nina current in the Pacific will cause global temperatures to drop slightly this year. Global temperatures haven’t risen since 1998, leaving many to question the climate change theory.

2007-12-17 15:30:35

It's not every day that a NASA scientist can wake up and think, "Hey, I did something for world peace." But on Monday, Dec. 10, many NASA Earth scientists did exactly that.


Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.