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Fracking risks to ground water assessed

(Phys.org) —Extraction of "unconventional" gas from sedimentary rocks such as shale could provide a clean energy source and help some regions to become energy independent, but concerns have been raised ...

May 17, 2013 3.7 / 5 (26) 51 | with audio podcast weblog

How to address the climate crisis

(Phys.org) —Climate change is an issue of urgent international importance, but for 20 years, the international community has been unable to agree on a coordinated way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. ...

Jun 10, 2014 3.3 / 5 (29) 20

World's water ecosystems under threat

(PhysOrg.com) -- Human activities such as fishing and water use are over-riding the effects of global warming on the ecosystems that support the world’s water and fish supplies, experts have revealed.

Sep 11, 2008 4 / 5 (24) 0

2008 Was Earth's Coolest Year Since 2000

(PhysOrg.com) -- Climatologists at the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) in New York City have found that 2008 was the coolest year since 2000. The GISS analysis also showed that 2008 is the ...

Feb 23, 2009 4 / 5 (24) 14

Is global warming causing harsher winters?

Millions of people in northern Europe are still battling snow and ice, wondering why they are being punished with bitter cold when—officially—spring has arrived and Earth is in the grip of global warming.

Mar 28, 2013 3.8 / 5 (25) 196