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  • Global warming and other environmental dangers may be solved by unlikely source – space technology

    Global warming and other environmental dangers may be solved by unlikely source – space technology

    News headlines are filled with discussion and debate emanating from the COP15 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen.  As expected, the majority of climate change discussion surrounding the conference has focused on traditional ...

  • Double trouble for water life

    Double trouble for water life

    Excess phosphorus and nitrogen produced by human activities on neighboring land is making its way into our coastal waters and degrading both water quality and aquatic life. Although historically the priority has been to control phosphorus, Professor ...

  • Hormone-mimics in plastic water bottles - just the tip of the iceberg?

    Hormone-mimics in plastic water bottles - just the tip of the iceberg?

    Plastic packaging is not without its downsides, and if you thought mineral water was ‘clean’, it may be time to think again. According to Martin Wagner and Jörg Oehlmann from the Department of Aquatic Ecotoxicology at the Goethe University in ...

  • Springer and Senckenberg society to collaborate on life sciences

    Springer and Senckenberg society to collaborate on life sciences

    Springer and the Senckenberg Gesellschaft fuer Naturforschung will collaborate on the publication of two scientific journals starting in March 2009. Palaeobiodiversity and Palaeoenvironments and Marine Biodiversity, both quarterly journals, will ...

  • Evolution: Education and Outreach celebrates first anniversary in Darwin Year

    Evolution: Education and Outreach celebrates first anniversary in Darwin Year

    Evolution: Education and Outreach, a unique journal for evolution education, celebrates its first birthday and the Darwin anniversary year with special issues throughout 2009. The first special issue, focusing on Darwin’s work in evolution, ...

  • Advances in Atmospheric Sciences named Rising Star by ScienceWatch

    Advances in Atmospheric Sciences named Rising Star by ScienceWatch

    Springer publication achieves the highest percentage increase in total citations among geosciences journals  The Springer journal Advances in Atmospheric Sciences (AAS) was recently named a Rising Star among geosciences journals by ...

  • Mangroves key to saving lives

    Mangroves key to saving lives

    The replanting of mangroves on the coasts of the Philippines could help save many of the lives lost in the 20-30 typhoons that hit the islands annually. This is one of the numerous reasons for the ‘urgent need for immediate and massive mangrove ...

  • Beijing game for clean air challenge

    Beijing game for clean air challenge

    With the Olympic Games in sight, the Chinese Government is committed to improving the air quality in Beijing, and has had measures in place since 1998 which have already made a difference. However, there is still some way to go to meet national air ...

  • Afghan government becoming more open to private investment for mining projects

    Afghan government becoming more open to private investment for mining projects

    Although rich in oil, gas, copper, iron, gemstones and other resources, years of deforestation, desertification, over-grazing and a quarter century of violence have ruined Afghanistan’s environment and economy.  Additionally, security problems and a ...

  • Scientists debate the accuracy of Al Gore’s documentary An Inconvenient Truth

    Scientists debate the accuracy of Al Gore’s documentary An Inconvenient Truth

    There is no question that Al Gore’s 2006 documentary An Inconvenient Truth is a powerful example of how scientific knowledge can be communicated to a lay audience. What is up for debate is whether it accurately presents the scientific argument that ...