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Gas Race to Arctic: Methane an Economic "Time Bomb"

Gas Race to Arctic: Methane an Economic "Time Bomb"

Here's bad news for people who prefer good news: the international gas race to the Arctic to tap into the world's undiscovered gas and oil reserves could cause a $60 trillion dollar economic "time bomb." A team of researchers analyzed figures and created models (which were published in the journal...

Arctic Ice Predicted to Be Gone in Less Than 20 Years Per NOAA Study

Arctic Ice Predicted to Be Gone in Less Than 20 Years Per NOAA Study

A report on Arctic Ice published via NOAA in the online journal Geophysical Research Letters has predicted it will be entirely gone in less than twenty years. The study, led by James Overland, an oceanographer for NOAA, and Muyin Wang, a meteorologist for the University of Washington, utilized...

"Extraordinary" Study Finds Older Pessimists Outlive

"Extraordinary" Study Finds Older Pessimists Outlive

An "extraordinary" study has found that older pessimists outlive optimists. In fact, a group of researchers from Germany's University of Erlangen-Nuremberg led by Frieder R. Lang may have proof in that old cliche that "only the good die young." Lang and his team published this study in the American...

Russian Meteorite Sourced to Apollo Asteroid Orbit

Russian Meteorite Sourced to Apollo Asteroid Orbit

The Russian meteorite which blasted residents on February 15, 2013 near the town of Chelyabinsk, caused significant property damages, and injured at least 1,000 people has been sourced to Apollo Asteroids. Researchers worldwide and a group from Colombia used the data collected via amateur video...

Russia: Meteorite, Fireballs, Sonic Boom Injures 750+ Before Crashing Into Chelyabinsk Lake

Russia: Meteorite, Fireballs, Sonic Boom Injures 750+ Before Crashing Into Chelyabinsk Lake

On Friday, February 15, 2013 at 9:20 a.m., a massive explosion of fireballs and a sonic boom shockwave tore through the sky just east of Moscow near Chelyabinsk. The meteorite injured 500 people, shattered windows, and caused significant property damage. Some NASA officials and Russian space...

Salt Shakers Beware: New Study Suggests the Less Sodium the Better

Salt Shakers Beware: New Study Suggests the Less Sodium the Better

A report made public on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 suggests a warning to individuals who frequently reach for their salt shakers: beware because less sodium is all the better for your long term health. Results of the study, conducted by a teams from Harvard University's School of Public Health,...

Powerful Winter Storm Nemo Targeting New England, Potential for Over 1 Foot of Snow, Rain, Ice

Powerful Winter Storm Nemo Targeting New England, Potential for Over 1 Foot of Snow, Rain, Ice

Nemo, a powerful winter storm, is targeting New England with the potential to drop over one foot of snow, rain, and ice in places throughout the northeast beginning on Thursday, February 7, 2013. Forecasters have indicated that a cold front from the north will meet a warm front from the south on...

Sydney, Australia, Sets All Time Record for Highest Temperature

Sydney, Australia, Sets All Time Record for Highest Temperature

There's a heat wave down under as Sydney, Australia, set an all time record high temperature on Friday, January 18, 2013. The blazing temperatures sent the mercury high and by 2:55 p.m. at Sydney's Observatory Hill, it was 45.8 degrees Celsius or 115 degrees Fahrenheit. In other locations, the...

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Temperature in U.S. For 2012 Sets World Record

Scientists warned us over 30 years ago that this would happen: the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) has confirmed that the temperature in the U.S.(and beyond) for the 2012 calender year set a world record with its all time highs. In terms of extreme weather conditions, last year...

Wildlife Conservation Society: Tigers Are "Winning" in Parts of India, Russia, and Thailand

Wildlife Conservation Society: Tigers Are "Winning" in Parts of India, Russia, and Thailand

The Wildlife Conservation Society has offered its praise to the governments of India, Russia, and Thailand as their efforts have helped tigers and other big cats in "winning" their re-population. Despite habitat encroachment, poaching, loss of prey, and other imminent threats, the six endangered...