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‘Gulf Stream isn’t slowing down’, finds research

March 31, 2010

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The Gulf Stream does not appear to be slowing down, according to scientists who have used satellites to monitor changes in the height of the sea. via ‘Gulf Stream isn’t slowing down’, finds research – Climate Change, Environment – The Independent.

Climate change scandal: MPs exonerate professor

March 31, 2010

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There was no evidence that Professor Jones, head of the Climatic Research Unit at the University of East Anglia (UEA), deliberately withheld or manipulated data in order to support the idea that global warming was real and that it was influenced by human activities, according to a report by the Commons Science and Technology Committee. […]

Attenborough aghast at global decline of butterfly population

March 30, 2010

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Butterflynumbers are declining rapidly all around the world, Britain’s leading conservationist, Sir David Attenborough, warns today. The celebrated television presenter is sounding the alarm that butterfly loss, a concern in Britain for decades, has become a global problem, with species disappearing in every continent. via Attenborough aghast at global decline of butterfly population – Nature, […]

Junk food ‘as addictive as heroin and smoking’

March 30, 2010

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The study, published online in Nature Neuroscience, suggests for the first time that our brains may react in the same way to junk food as it does to drugs. via Junk food ‘as addictive as heroin and smoking’ – Telegraph.

Rising seas claim island at centre of 30-year dispute

March 29, 2010

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A low-lying island in a sprawling mangrove delta which has been disputed by India and Bangladeshfor almost 30 years will be squabbled over no more. It has disappeared beneath the waves. via Rising seas claim island at centre of 30-year dispute – Climate Change, Environment – The Independent.

Diplomat hammers Liberals over lost principles

March 28, 2010

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Fowler, who was held hostage for more than four months while working in Africa in 2008-09, said neither Liberals nor Conservatives have any ideas to contribute to the international sphere and he’s not sure that Canada deserves to win a seat on the United Nations’ Security Council either.“We no longer represent the qualities which we […]

Awash in Awareness: Knowing a Product’s “Water Footprint” May Help Consumers Conserve H2O: Scientific American

March 27, 2010

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If you think your morning cup of joe only has 12 ounces (35 centiliters) of water in it, you’re sorely mistaken—it has closer to 40 gallons (150 liters). Conservation scientists say it’s time consumers become aware of the quantity and source of water that goes into growing, manufacturing and shipping food. via Awash in Awareness: […]