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11/28/2014 12:36 PM
Beer-Bottle Physics Could Help Explain Deadly Eruptions
The science of a bar prank that causes beer bottles to overflow with foam could help explain lethal eruptions of gases, researchers say. A better understanding of this effect could also help researchers to model what could happen if carbon dioxide is accidentally released from containment systems that are designed to keep the global-warming gas from escaping into the atmosphere, scientists added. The prank known as "beer tapping" involves hitting the top of a newly opened beer bottle. One of us did the trick, and we started to figure out possible explanations," said lead study author Javier Rodríguez-Rodríguez, a fluid mechanician at Carlos III University of Madrid in Spain.
11/28/2014 11:58 AM
Russian warships in English Channel due to 'bad weather'

A Ukrainian sailor keeps guards as Russian guided-missile destroyer Bespokoynyy sails near by in Sevastopol on March 12, 2014Paris (AFP) - French authorities and NATO confirmed the presence of four Russian warships in the English Channel on Friday, but denied they were doing military exercises and said they were taking shelter due to bad weather.



11/28/2014 11:30 AM
Australia out of step with new climate momentum

FILE - In this Nov. 15, 2014 file photo, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, right, looks on as U.S. President Barack Obama, third left, and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, second left, talk prior to the start of the Welcome to Country ceremony by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island people at the G-20 summit in Brisbane, Australia. Abbott, who rose to power in large part by opposing a tax on greenhouse gas emissions, is finding his country isolated like never before on climate change as the U.S., China and other nations signal new momentum for action. (AP Photo/Mark Baker, File)CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, who rose to power in large part by opposing a tax on greenhouse gas emissions, is finding his country isolated like never before on climate change as the U.S., China and other nations signal new momentum for action.



11/28/2014 11:29 AM
Spanish pledge raises climate fund close to $10 billion goal
OSLO (Reuters) - A Spanish pledge of 120 million euros ($150 million) to a fund to help poor nations cope with global warming has raised the total close to the $10 billion U.N. target before a U.N. meeting in Peru next week to work on a climate deal. The Green Climate Fund (GCF) said on Friday that pledges now totaled $9.7 billion from 22 nations, just shy of the U.N. goal but well short of $15 billion demanded by developing nations for a first capitalization. ...
11/28/2014 05:31 AM
Bad weather delays Japan asteroid probe lift off

Hayabusa2 had been set to blast off aboard an H-IIA rocket (pictured) from Tanegashima Space Center in southern Japan on SundayBad weather will delay the launch of a Japanese space probe on a six-year mission to mine a distant asteroid, just weeks after a European spacecraft's historic landing on a comet captivated the world.



11/28/2014 12:34 AM
Notable & Quotable: Google’s Green Efforts
Trying to combat climate change exclusively with today’s renewable energy technologies simply won’t work.
11/27/2014 07:15 PM
These gorgeous photos perfectly capture the infuriatingly sad story of global warming

These gorgeous photos perfectly capture the infuriatingly sad story of global warmingGlobal warming is a hotly debated topic around the world, as many people are still not convinced Earth’s climate is being affected by human activity. Business Insider has put up a collection of 17 gorgeous pictures that tell an infuriatingly sad story: global warming is affecting our lives in various subtle and not-so-subtle ways. FROM EARLIER: Global warming has never been explained quite so beautifully “Glaciers around the world are losing ice at unprecedented rates thanks to rising global temperatures. Here, the Perito Moreno glacier in Argentina experiences an unexpected rupture,” the publication explains, showing an amazing picture of a melting glacier (first image below). Melting ice also affects local ecosystems, with polar bears having to eat their own cubs




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