New Agreement Casts Spotlight on Efforts to Inventory Black Carbon

31 May 2013 – 18:32 |

Researchers are about to take a big step toward better understanding a tiny air pollutant. A U.N. expert panel earlier this month agreed on a technical road map that will guide the first multinational effort …

Spain replants after centuries of deforestation

28 May 2013 – 14:30 |

Around this time of year in the Sierra de Guadarrama, a snow-capped mountain range outside Madrid, the snow is starting to melt. Below the tree line, the melting water soaks the earth in dense stands …

Lone pilot’s Arctic mission to map dark side of carbon

22 May 2013 – 12:47 |

The sky north of Ellesmere Island had just cleared when Matevz Lenarcic, flying alone in a Pipistrel Virus airplane at around 3,600m (10,000ft), got a call on his satellite phone. His friend following the weather …

Cheap Magnetic Helmet Detects Some Kinds of Brain Damage

17 May 2013 – 11:48 |

A helmet that sends a magnetic field through the wearer’s head might someday offer a quick way to reveal whether the brain is  swelling or bleeding as the result of an injury.
In a prototype of …