Comet Elenin-Are We Being Told the Truth?
Listen to the broadcast which aired on Coast to Coast in which Richard C. Hoagland talks about Elenin, and provides some very interesting thoughts on the controversial comet.
Solar Storms Could Cripple the Earth
NASA recently stunned the world when it warned that massive solar storms would hit the Earth with potentially cataclysmic consequences by 2013.Is the World Prepared for Such a Calamity?
CSIRO's deputy chief of plant industries, Dr T. J. Higgins, says population growth and rising wealth could mean an extra 10 billion tonnes of food consumed each year by 2025.
Responding to that extra demand was a "mammoth task" which would require "many tools" including the use of GM crops, Dr Higgins said.
The western portion of the Antarctic Peninsula (the northernmost part of the continent) has experienced 4.5 degrees Fahrenheit (2.5 degrees Celsius) of warming over about the last 30 years — more than anywhere else on the planet — and declining sea ice coverage.
This warming caused a shift from the usual cold, dry climate of the area to warmer, wetter conditions, at least in the northern parts of the peninsula, in the past few decades.
Image Above: The Gould ice-breaker, owned by the National Science Foundation, navigates the waters adjacent to Palmer base station. The Palmer base station is located in the western shelf of the Antarctic Peninsula. Clear days are unusual in this region as it is cloudy most of the time. Credit: Science/AAAS
Beaches as far south as Coolangatta on the Gold Coast remain closed as the super storm cell, which has been downgraded to a category two system, continues to generate damaging winds and abnormally high tides.
Image: Rainbow Beach has been inundated by giant swells.
Photo: Brad Robb
Researchers found a strong match between data collected over decades from a continent-wide monitoring network and computer models forecasting the impact of global warming.
"Although we have only a very small actual rise in global , it is staggering to realise how much change we are noticing in wildlife populations," said lead author Richard Gregory of the in Britain.
"If we don't take our foot off the gas now, our indicator shows that there will be many much worse effects to come."
Mr Arthur said around 140 of the whales had already died, but authorities and civilian wildlife rescuers are confident the remaining mammals could be saved, with weather conditions calm.
Iceland's new left-wing government said last week it will maintain an earlier decision for a quota of 150 fin and 150 minke whales this year -- a sixfold increase -- despite international calls for it to reconsider.
The US State Department said it "strongly opposes" the decision.
"We are deeply concerned that stocks of fin and minke whales are not adequate to support this harvest," it said in a statement.
"We call upon the government of Iceland to rescind this decision and to focus on the long-term conservation of whale stocks, rather than on the short-term interests of its whaling industry," it said.
Image: This Greenpeace handout photo shows an endangered Fin Whale, harpooned Saturday, being butchered in Iceland.
Twelve people died from the disease in the tropical eastern region of
A Bolivian national died on arriving in neighboring
A total of 30,870 dengue cases have been counted, 71% of them in