Archive: 11/4/2011

Blooming ocean fronts

Each spring, huge patches of phytoplankton bloom in the oceans, turning cold, blue waters into teeming green pools of microbial life. This ocean “greening,” which can be seen from space, mirrors ...

Nov 04, 2011 not rated yet 1 | with audio podcast

Action on climate change policy falls well short

A review of Government policy and action on climate change by researchers at the University of Otago, Wellington and Victoria University shows they fall well short of what is needed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and ...

Nov 04, 2011 3.7 / 5 (3) 16

Cool roofs really can be cool

A recent Journal of Climate paper by Stanford’s Mark Jacobson and John Ten Hoeve (2011) on urban heat islands and cool roofs is a useful contribution to the literature. However, their results regarding white roofs ...

Nov 04, 2011 5 / 5 (2) 4

No double-Dip recession

A new forecast focused on the U.S., California, and the Riverside/San Bernardino region says the economy is not headed for another downturn, and that nationwide, growth will begin to accelerate in late 2011 and 2012.

Nov 04, 2011 3 / 5 (1) 2

Safer medical kit by plasma-activated water

similar to the form created in neon signs, fluorescent tubes and TV displays – to create water that stays significantly antibacterial and can be used as a disinfectant for at least seven days after becoming plasma-active.

Nov 04, 2011 4.5 / 5 (4) 4 | with audio podcast