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  • Exotic Antarctic Species Face Climate Wipeout (Save the giant woodlice & dinnerplate sized spiders!)

    09/09/2002 6:29:40 AM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 20 replies · 1,942+ views
    Reuters (via San Jose Mercury News) ^ | 9 September 2002 | Jeremy Lovell
    <p>LEICESTER, England - Thousands of the world's most exotic species of sea animals from spiders the size of dinner plates to giant woodlice face extinction if Antarctic sea temperatures rise as predicted, a scientist said Monday.</p> <p>"If the models are correct, we are likely to lose large populations of scallops, giant isopods, bivalve molluscs and giant sea spiders among others," scientist Lloyd Peck of the British Antarctic Survey told reporters.</p>
  • US Still Hasn't Got the Message

    09/03/2002 6:58:48 AM PDT · by dead · 44 replies · 501+ views
    Sunday Times (Johannesburg) ^ | September 1, 2002
    Johannesburg: A year ago this month, the world stood still as it watched horrific images of America's iconic buildings on fire. Among the clichés that rolled off the tongues of pundits was that the world had changed forever. And the world did change. The US became more arrogant and went about conducting foreign policy as if nobody else existed. Combating terrorism suddenly became the most pressing issue on the world agenda. Xenophobia was legitimised as a security measure. Rogue states were invited back into the mainstream fold, as long as they threw their weight behind the "war on terrorism". And...
  • Antarctic Sea Ice Increases over Past Two Decades

    08/23/2002 10:57:13 PM PDT · by grundle · 4 replies · 390+ views ^ | 22 August 2002 | Staff Antarctic Sea Ice Increases over Past Two Decades By Staff 22 August 2002 In a surprising departure from other findings that point to a warming planet, a NASA researcher has found that the amount of ice in the Antarctic increased from 1979 to 1999, as measured by satellites. Many recent findings have detailed the decline of the ice cap in the Arctic, at the top of the world. These new results from the Southern Hemisphere imply that global climate change involves regional variations. Changes in ice cover are important not only because they indicate temperature changes that have...
  • Vines Spread, Choke Trees in Deepest Amazon Jungle

    08/14/2002 3:47:33 PM PDT · by anymouse · 43 replies · 968+ views
    Reuters ^ | Wed Aug 14, 2:04 PM ET | Peter Graff
    Jungle vines are spreading faster in South America's Amazon rainforest than before, choking trees and potentially slowing the forests' ability to soak up damaging greenhouse gases, scientists say. The spread of woody vines -- like the ones Tarzan swings from in the movies-- is the first change in plant composition that scientists have recorded in the deepest virgin jungle, and suggests mankind is having more impact on delicate ecosystems than previously shown. A team of researchers from Bolivia, Ecuador, Peru and the United States, led by Oliver Phillips of Leeds University in Britain, counted and measured the vines, called lianas,...