Tropical storm Bret stirs bigger waves

Tropical storm Bret stirs bigger waves

   The AccuWeather.com Hurricane Center has the latest stats on Tropical Storm Bret.Strong northeasterly winds over the Eastern Seaboard of the U.S. will steer Bret even farther to the northeast away from the northern Bahamas, protecting the

S.O.S. From Fukushima: Silence is Deadly in Japan

S.O.S. From Fukushima: Silence is Deadly in Japan

Newly released video is an International plea for help from Fukushima residents.Image from the video S.O.S. from Fukushima(FUKUSHIMA / SALEM) – The people of Fukushima prefecture in Japan, are in trouble. Abandoned by their own government; forced to return to

Eco-activists destroy Australia GM wheat crop

Eco-activists destroy Australia GM wheat crop

Environmental activists broke into an Australian government research farm Thursday and destroyed an experimental crop of genetically-modified wheat protesting against what they said were safety issues.Armed with weed trimmers, three Greenpeace activists scaled a fence a

Underwater Antarctic volcanoes discovered in the Southern Ocean

Underwater Antarctic volcanoes discovered in the Southern Ocean

Scientists from British Antarctic Survey (BAS) have discovered previously unknown volcanoes in the ocean waters around the remote South Sandwich Islands.Using ship-borne sea-floor mapping technology during research cruises onboard the RRS James Clark Ross, the

Did the USDA deregulate all new genetically modified crops?

Did the USDA deregulate all new genetically modified crops?

In press release titled ” USDA Responds to Regulation Requests Regarding Kentucky Bluegrass,” agency officials announced their decision not to regulate a “Roundup Ready” strain of Kentucky bluegrass—that is, a strain genetically engineered to withstand glyphosate,

The 5 hottest places on Earth

The 5 hottest places on Earth

While two-thirds of the earth is covered in water, a full third of the remaining land (that’s one-ninth of the total!) is nearly uninhabitable desert. All of the world’s  hottest places lie in that harsh environment.Timbuktu, Mali – 54,5C (130.1 F) degreesThe

Hotspots driving tectonic plate movement

Hotspots driving tectonic plate movement

Plate tectonics has been on the curriculum for a while now. Most people are fairly familiar with the theory; the Earth's crust – or lithosphere – is broken up into different plates which move around on the very hot, viscous substance beneath.This movement is driven

European Parliament strengthens draft laws to ban GM crops

European Parliament strengthens draft laws to ban GM crops

The European Union Parliament voted to give EU member states the power to restrict or ban genetically modified crops on environmental or health grounds.The draft legislation, which still has to be considered by EU governments, would enable member states to place

1.3 billion tons of food wasted every year

1.3 billion tons of food wasted every year

According to staggering new statistics from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), roughly one-third of the food produced worldwide for human consumption is lost or wasted, amounting to some 1.3 billion tons per year. In the developing world, over

Massive Japan tsunami topped 40 meters

Massive Japan tsunami topped 40 meters

Japan’s massive tsunami on March 11 reached heights of up to 40 meters (131 feet), according to the latest data from Japan’s Meteorological Agency.That’s the agency’s best estimate, but the precise height will likely never be known because the earthquake and tsunami