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Avoiding virus dangers in 'domesticating' wild plants for biofuel use

In our ongoing quest for alternative energy sources, researchers are looking more to plants that grow in the wild for use in biofuels, plants such as switchgrass. However, attempts to 'domesticate' wild-growing plants have a downside, as it could make the plants more susceptible to any number of plant viruses.

Posted: Feb 16th, 2013

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There is no such thing as climate change denial

In a sense, there is no such thing as climate change denial. No one denies that climate changes (in fact, the most common climate myth is the argument that past climate change is evidence that current global warming is also natural). Then what is being denied? Quite simply, the scientific consensus that humans are disrupting the climate. A more appropriate term would be "consensus denial".

Posted: Feb 15th, 2013

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CryoSat reveals major loss of Arctic Sea ice

An international team of scientists using new measurements from ESA's ice mission has discovered that the volume of Arctic sea ice has declined by 36% during autumn and 9% during winter between 2003 and 2012.

Posted: Feb 13th, 2013

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