Natural disasters

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Europe readies for solar storm risks

Thursday, 4 April 2013

Europe has launched its first space weather coordination centre to raise the alarm for possible satellite-sizzling solar storms that also threaten astronauts in orbit, plane passengers and electricity grids on Earth.

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‘Rock’ fix for oceans is badly flawed

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Claims that global warming can be braked by dissolving huge quantities of rock in the sea to absorb carbon emissions are laden with flaws, according to a new study.

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Obama in forceful call to address climate change

Monday, 21 January 2013

U.S. President Barack Obama vowed to make climate change a priority as he was sworn in to a second term, using some of his most forceful language yet despite uncertain political prospects.

Extreme weather Arctic populations_COSMOS science magazine

Extreme weather synchronises Arctic populations

Friday, 18 January 2013

Extreme weather events can put the birth and mortality rates of four different Arctic species – reindeer, rock ptarmigan, sibling vole and Arctic fox – in sync with each other, according to new research.

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Fire-proofing saves Australian telescopes

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Smoke damaged some buildings housing telescopes at Australia’s top astronomy research observatory, but fire-proofing work prevented “catastrophic” damage from a weekend inferno, officials say.

U.S. study warns of extreme heat, more severe storms_COSMOS science magazine

U.S. study warns of extreme heat, more severe storms

Sunday, 13 January 2013

A government report warned that the United States could face more frequent severe weather including heat waves and storms for decades to come as temperatures rise far beyond levels being planned for.

You have been warned_COSMOS science magazine

You have been warned

Thursday, 13 December 2012

Hurricane Sandy did more than cripple New York and kill hundreds – it brought climate change out of the political closet, where some had thought it safely hidden away.

Ocean floor formation_COSMOS science magazine

Models behind ocean floor formation “naïve”: Australian geochemists

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Geophysicists’ current models of how the mantle melts, enters magma chambers and eventually forms the ocean floor can’t explain the high levels of trace elements found in the ocean floor, and are “naïve”, said Australian researchers.

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Climate reporting “too balanced” say scientists

Thursday, 19 April 2007 - 65 comments

Airing the views of climate change sceptics in the media may only be serving to keep the global warming controversy boiling.

Global warming is our fault_COSMOS science magazine

Global warming is our fault

Sunday, 4 February 2007 - 50 comments

Humans are to blame for global warming and its effects could be unstoppable for centuries to come, according to the U.N. climate change panel.

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