Monthly Archives: July 2010

Hot, Flat, and Crowded

Friedman produces cogent analyses of the most important developments of our time. . . . A convincing case for the green revolution required to rescue us from an unsustainable course … learn more→

Eco-friendly microbial pathogens resistant GM potato plants produced

Cuban scientists have developed genetically modified (GM) potato plants with enhanced resistance against various plant microbial pathogens, including the oomycete Phytophthora infestans, causal agent of the economically important potato late blight disease, under greenhouse and field conditions. … learn more→

B-cycle helping Chicago commuters and visitors get green on the go

B-cycle teams with the city of Chicago and Bike and Roll to launch a bicycle-sharing demonstration program this summer. … learn more→

The Climate Files: The Battle for the Truth About Global Warming

The real story behind the leaking of climate change emails at the University of East Anglia—the biggest scandal to hit global warming science in years … learn more→

Insecticide \’wallpaper\’ for mosquito-free house

\’Wallpapering\’ huts with sheeting made from insecticide-treated plastic could be a new environmentally-friendly tool for malaria control, research in Burkina Faso shows. … learn more→

UNE experts develop model of disease spread in livestock

Artificial intelligence experts at the University of New England are helping the Commonwealth Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry prepare for any potential outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) in Australia. … learn more→

Gulf oil spill spreads to classroom

The Gulf of Mexico is one of Stephen MacAvoy’s laboratories. … learn more→

Plankton decline across oceans as waters warm

The amount of phytoplankton – tiny marine plants – in the top layers of the oceans has declined markedly over the last century, research suggests. … learn more→

Past decade warmest on record according to scientists in 48 countries

More than 300 scientists from 160 research groups in 48 countries contributed to the report, which confirms that the past decade was the warmest on record and that the Earth has been growing warmer over the last 50 years. Based on comprehensive data from multiple sources, the report defines 10 measurable planet-wide features used to […] … learn more→

Novel Nano-approach for remediation of arsenic contaminated water

Korean scientists have synthesized a new type of magnetite composite that could effectively remove arsenic from drinking water. … learn more→