These Are the Most Extreme Migrations in the Animal Kingdom

Migrations occur in every major branch of the animal kingdom, from birds and crustaceans to insects and whales. But some of these journeys are amazing feats of endurance, spanning thousands of miles and deadly terrain without rest. Here's what science can tell us about the most extreme migrations, and how animals… » 10/03/13 11:00am 10/03/13 11:00am

Dried Mushrooms Could Stop Global Warming, Say Scientists

The fungi destroyed by global warming might just be the key to preventing the planet from becoming a giant ball of greenhouse gasses. A group of researchers at UC Irvine in California have discovered that rising temperatures are killing mushrooms in the forests of Alaska, Canada, Scandinavia and other northern areas.… » 11/03/08 8:20am 11/03/08 8:20am

A Fleet of 1500 Cloud-Seeding Ships Could Stop Global Warming, Say…

Using a fleet of 1500 wind-powered ships that cruise the oceans autonomously, spraying massive plumes of salt water into the air, we could reverse the effects of global warming within years. So says John Latham, a researcher at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, U.S., who has worked with… » 9/08/08 11:20am 9/08/08 11:20am

Earth Systems Science Agency — To the Rescue!

Members of the Earth Systems Science Agency can predict the future, monitor the weather and control satellites. They have a loosely-defined connection to the U.S. government and several cutting-edge labs, and possess "geologic, biologic, hydrologic and geospatial expertise." Whoa, is this new super-team going to… » 7/03/08 3:00pm 7/03/08 3:00pm