The National Ground Water Association reiterated today its call for additional peer-reviewed study of the potential for hydraulic fracturing to contaminate groundwater while also applauding new federal efforts to coordinate relevant research. ... read more >>
New AWI Research Confirms: Climate Models Cannot Reproduce Temperatures Of The Last 6000 Years | Watts Up With That?
One of the main points of criticism of the CO2-dominated climate models is that they fail to reproduce the temperature fluctuations over the last 10,000 years. This surprises no one as these models assign scant climate impact to major factors, i.e. the sun. As numerous IPCC-ignored studies show, the post-Ice Age temperature curve for the most part ran synchronously with solar activity fluctuation ... read more >>
GLOBE-Net. April 12, 2012 – Vancouver may be famous for its rain and grey skies, but residents should brace themselves for more.
According to a new study from Metro Vancouver, the inter-municipal administrative body formerly known as the Greater Vancouver Regional District, more rain, higher temperatures, new invasive insects and plants and higher sea levels can be expected by 2050. ... read more >>
PRESS RELEASE: 26th March 2012, Newcastle University >> A project running almost 10,000 climate simulations on volunteers’ home computers has found that a global warming of three degrees Celsius by 2050 is ‘equally plausible’ as a rise of 1.4 degrees. ... read more >>
In this work, two groundwater inventory management schemes with multiple users in a
dynamic game-theoretic structure was investigated: (i) under the centralized management scheme, users are allowed to pump water from a common aquifer with the supervision of a social planner, and (ii) under the decentralized management scheme, each user is allowed to pump water from a common aquifer making usage ... read more >>
A paper published in the journal Science in August 1981 made several projections regarding future climate change and anthropogenic global warming based on manmade CO2 emissions. As it turns out, the authors' projections have proven to be rather accurate - and their future is now our present. ... read more >>
Heavy rains soaked northeastern Australia in February and March 2012, with some areas receiving more than 1,500 millimeters (59 inches) of precipitation. This image shows rainfall, as observed by the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM), over parts of Queensland, Northern Territory, and the Gulf of Carpentaria. ... read more >>
The rapid growth of cities across the developing world has resulted in urban areas overtaking rural communities as being the most vulnerable to widescale flooding, according to a report from the World Bank. The slums of Asian cities are especially vulnerable, says the report, pointing out that about 90 per cent of people exposed to floods live in Asia, and that the problems they face could worsen ... read more >>
Meticulous mapping and excavations at an ancient cave in the Yucatan Peninsula are revealing the vitality of the site to the ancient Maya – for both religious ritual and human survival. The University of Cincinnati research will be a key topic of discussion on Feb. 24, at the annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers in New York. ... read more >>