With the US coming out of the fourth warmest winter on record, gardens across the Northeast are seeing some flowers bloom four weeks ahead of schedule. But while an early spring may lift the spirits of some, others, like apple growers are concerned with the fallout the sudden changes in weather brought on by global warming.
AFP (Jan. 25, 2012) The arid plains fringing Australia's desert center are more suited to camels than blooms of coral but here, hundreds of miles from the coast, a piece of the Great Barrier Reef has been put on ... watch video
Newsy (July 11, 2015) Algae blooms aren’t just slimy — they can throw entire ecosystems out of balance and poison humans and animals that come into contact with them.
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AFP (Feb. 6, 2013) A water treatment plant in eastern France is now creating energy with one of the regional food specialties - sauerkraut. The plant treats the corrosive juice left over from sauerkraut production and ... watch video
Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Aug. 28, 2014) Tasmanian botanists are taking a new approach to saving what is believed to be the world's oldest living plant. By grafting King's Holly onto similar species of plant that has a stronger root base, ... watch video
Reuters (Apr. 30, 2013) Researchers at Australia's CSIRO have developed a hand-held, spring-loaded laser scanner that can produce three-dimensional maps with unprecedented speed and accuracy. Called Zebedee after a French, ... watch video
CBC (Aug. 7, 2013) Mountains of recyclable glass have been piling up at recycling depots in and around Montreal, ever since Klareco, aglass processing plant in Longueuil, shut down last ... watch video
France 24 (Dec. 21, 2012) The construction of a nuclear power plant in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu is at the center of a storm. For over a year, the project's been dogged by large scale protests from locals and ... watch video
Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Oct. 27, 2014) The TuNur project aims to generate clean energy from a giant solar plant in the Tunisian Sahara from where it will be connected to the European electricity grid via a dedicated undersea cable. TuNur ... watch video
Feb. 12, 2016 A new strain of yeast that could improve the efficiency of making fuel from cellulosic biomass such as switchgrass has been discovered by researchers. Both the yeast strain ... read more
Feb. 12, 2016 As the Arctic continues to change due to rising temperatures, melting sea ice and human interest in developing oil and shipping routes, it's important to understand belugas' ... read more
Feb. 11, 2016 A dynamic model that focuses on site scale conservation has been developed to give conservation decision-makers the capacity to assess multiple interacting stressors at the ... read more
Nov. 19, 2013 Researchers calculated the response of apple fruit quality to sprays of zinc sulfate and sugar alcohol zinc to determine whether continuing to supply zinc to trees could increase the fruit quality of ... read more
June 1, 2012 The glacier lily as it's called, is a tall, willowy plant that graces mountain meadows throughout western North America. It flowers early in spring, when the first bumblebees and hummingbirds ... read more
July 6, 2011 A new study shows that climate change over the past 70 years has pushed some of the Alberta, Canada native wildflowers and trees into earlier blooming times, making them more vulnerable to damaging ... read more