The New York Times has another article on the impacts of global warming, this one discusses how the melting of glacial ice is exposing new land area and changing our knowledge of the coastline geography of Greenland. This is illustrated by the example of a recently-identified island, which was thought to be part of a
First off, I haven’t blogged in about a week due to my annual holiday visit to my parents in North Carolina, and again I have to say, that you never really appreciate your high-speed internet until you’re stuck at a place with dial-up, excruciately slow dial-up at that. So, now that we are back in
‘Tis the season for top 10… or 8 in this case… lists! Discover has a interesting run down of the top stories for earth science for 2006. Global warming tops the list, as one would probably expect. My personal favorite is King Tut’s main jewel might not have been from Earth at all!
Winter those of you in the northern hemisphere, summer to those in the south. As of 00:22 GMT it is officially the next season. Check out the soon to by uploaded VSTV Epi 05 for an overview.
The EETimes is reporting that there has been a major breakthrough in the efficiency of solar cells. Up until now, solar cells have only operated at between 12-18% efficient. Through a grant from the DOE, Boeing-Spectrolab has managed to over double or triple that to 40.7% efficiency. That’s pretty impressive. This means solar cells can
I saw this MSNBC article and thought it would be great to highlight for the last day of Geography Awareness Week,since we hadn’t done too much on Physical Geography. Apparently geologists have identified a piece of the Appalachian Mountains in Mexico, in an outcropping of rock known as the Acatlan Complex. The Appalachian chain of
The National Weather Service is seeking input on its geospatial data services, and would like you to offer comments here. They recognize that “While most NWS information is geospatial in nature, the NWS does not yet systematically provide that information in GIS-ready formats.” They are looking for input on what types of weather data, geospatial
I know that Dubai’s newest artificial islands ‘The World’ made a round of the blogs including a mention on the podcast a while ago, but I had not seen this GREAT promotional video until tonight. Take a minute to check the ingenuity/insanity that is The World in this WMV video. The World Video
Sir Richard Branson has promised all profits from his travel companies to combat global warming. The anouncement was made at former President Clinton’s Global Initiative. The money is supposed to be used to fund more efficent fuel technologies, which sorta makes sense for travel company profits. That’s a heck of an expensive gauntlet to throw
Breathing Earth is a website which displays near real-time data on birth and death rates around the world on a map interface that also shows carbon emission rates. Their data is taken from UN and World Factbook figures available through Wikipedia, although not necessarily the most recent (the carbon dioxide emission rates were from 2002,