Monthly Archives: October 2008

Life could hardly be better for Polar bears

The annual fall survey of Polar bears in the Churchill area of Hudson Bay set a new record this year. With hunting quotas almost eliminated new records could be set in subsequent years. Reduced hunting is the main driver in … Continue reading

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Designer microbes make cheaper ethanol

Coskata, in partnership with GM, has bred a superior breed of microbes to make ethanol from bio sources. Original estimates were that this fuel could be be made for less than $1US. Now the cost has significantly dropped! If ever … Continue reading

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Too much ice – a problem for polar bears

When the shorefast ice gets too thick seals move away because they can’t maintain their breathing holes. Polar bear populations have suffered in the past in the coldest winters. The main starvation time for polar bears is in March – … Continue reading

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Alaska-bundle up for a long cold spell

Anchorage, Alaska is experiencing one of its coldest years on record, defying assertions that humans are creating a global warming crisis, especially in the Arctic. Temperatures were particularly cool during the summer. The average daily high temperature at Anchorage International … Continue reading

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Versatile Jatropha

All things considered, Jatropha may be the best source of oil for biodiesel. Oil palm may have higher production per hectare but the huge area that is available for Jatropha puts Jatropha in the lead for overall potential.¬†Oil is starting … Continue reading

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