Sunday, July 25, 2010

Precluding Plant Mass Extinctions: The Svalbard Global Seed Vault in Norway

The Svalbard Global Seed Vault, according to Svalbard’s Tale (Norway or No-Way), is "an ambitious project to store a massive amount of seeds as a genetic backup plan precluding plant mass extinctions."

Hat tip to diffbot: Svalbard’s Tale (Norway or No-Way):

Saturday, July 17, 2010

2010 Already Hottest Year on Record since NOAA Records began in 1880

Picture This: Dry Heat - SPIEGEL ONLINE - News - International
Take a look at that link for a picture of the partly dried out River Elbe near Dresden in Germany.
"US researchers announced on Thursday that June had been the hottest month ever recorded. The scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said that the first half of the year was also the warmest period since records began in 1880, indicating that 2010 could break all records."

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Binge Flying? Britain Curbing Airport Growth to Aid Climate -

The concept of "binge flying" is a new one, seemingly putting the onus on your average low-cost air traveler.

Britain Curbing Airport Growth to Aid Climate -

Maybe one should evaluate the percentage of airplanes in the air that are accountable to unnecessary business travel which could be conducted online via the newest networking technologies.

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