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Climate Change Supercomputer Powers Up

  With all the political discord over climate change, one thing everyone can probably agree on is that when you’re throwing computational resources at modeling weather, the more the merrier.   Think of the new computer that just came online at the NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputing Center in Cheyenne, Wyoming as a kind of dream come true …

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They are not ordinary neighbors: Egypt and Sudan firm up water alliance

Nile River: Egypt and Sudan firm up water alliance Staff They are not ordinary neighbors; they have a shared history and continue to drink from one well, the vital River Nile. They also speak the same language and sit in the same meetings as members of the Arab League, and both are non-signatories to the …

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Planet Earth Going to Run Out of Fish

May  2012 The World Wildlife Fund released a new report on biodiversity and human interaction with the planet, but there’s one map in particular, highlighted by The Washington Post, that shows just how much damage we’re doing. The map below, taken from the annual Living Planet report, demonstrates how much fish we’re pulling out of the …

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Extreme Hotel Experience Underwater In Dubai

By Karissa Rosenfield Courtesy of Deep Ocean Technology Dubai shipbuilder Drydocks World has signed on with Switzerland’s BIG InvestConsult, on behalf of partner Deep Ocean Technology (DOT), to become the sole construction contractor of the futuristic Water Discus Underwater Hotels in the Middle East. Tailored to the luxurious lifestyle, aspiring divers and marine life enthusiasts, …

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21st Century Megapolis.

Skyscraping Triumvirate SHANGHAI – Shanghai Tower will eventually be a sight to behold. But right now it’s nothing more than an ugly concrete cube – 15 floors’ worth, surrounded by steel girders. Hundreds of workers mill about the construction site, which is tucked in amid freeways. Passersby – women clad in pretty ensembles and elegantly …

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China’s Mammoth Rare Earth Industry

Secrets And Shortcomings Of China’s Mammoth Rare Earth Industry Analysis: China’s approach to rare earth mining is putting it at odds with the WTO. China’s Economic Observer outlines where China’s gone wrong, and what it needs to do to set the industry straight. Rare earth oxides By Chen Jibing BEIJING – The World Trade Organization’s Dispute …

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‘Climate crisis is a struggle for the soul of America’

Gore’s rallying call: ‘Climate crisis is a struggle for the soul of America’ Gore evokes the Iraq war, credit crunch, civil rights and emancipation to argue the US electoral system is broken and only a mass movement can deliver reason on global warming     Al Gore, pictured in Florida in September 2010, argues in …

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Cyclists Quirky Tradition: World Naked Bikers Ride For More Respect

Naked riders pedal for respect Laura Burke (from L), Erin Leal and Becca Bolstad gather before the celebration of the annual World Naked Bike Ride in Portland, Oregon June 18, 2011. World Naked Bike Ride is a globally observed event among hard-core bikers designed, at least ostensibly, to promote the use of the bicycle for …

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Marine Species Extinction Unprecedented In Human History

World’s oceans in ‘shocking’ decline By Richard Black Environment correspondent, BBC News Coral reefs are subject to “multiple stressors” that could destroy many within a human generation   Related Stories Acid oceans turn ‘Nemo’ fish deaf Coral reefs heading into crisis 2010 sets new temperature records The oceans are in a worse state than previously …

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