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Poll: Thousands of Scientists Affirm Human-Caused Global Warming

Poll: Thousands of Scientists Affirm Human-Caused Global Warming

CHICAGO, Illinois, January 20, 2009 (ENS) – While the bitter cold of President Barack Obama’s Inauguration Day in Washington may seem to contradict the idea that global warming continues, a new survey reveals consensus among scientists about the reality of climate change and its likely cause. The survey of 3,146 earth scientists from around the…

Bacteria Keep Undersea Methane Out of the Atmosphere

Bacteria Keep Undersea Methane Out of the Atmosphere

SANTA BARBARA, California, December 20, 2007 (ENS) – Methane, a potent greenhouse gas, is emitted in great quantities as bubbles from seeps on the ocean floor near Santa Barbara. About half of these bubbles dissolve into the ocean, but until now scientists have not known what happens to this dissolved gas. Today, researchers at the…