08 Feb '12, 4pm

Green Blog: On Our Radar: A Subglacial Lake

Reuters The drilling apparatus at the Vostock research camp in Antarctica. After years of drilling in the Antarctic, Russian scientists say they have reached the waters of a subglacial lake that has been sealed off for millions of years. Some researchers and environmental groups worry that the pristine lake could be polluted by the chemicals that were used in the boring. [The New York Times] A survey shows that India’s once-green northeastern region has lost 212 square miles of forest cover in the last two years alone, largely because of illegal timber sales. [The Times of India] Researchers offer an explanation for why oceans account for only 15 to 25 percent of the earth’s species — less than freshwater lakes and rivers do — even though they cover 70 percent of the Earth’s surface: mass prehistoric extinctions. The notion is that the oceans were then recolonized from fre...

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On Our Radar: A Subglacial Lake: Scientists say...

green.blogs.nytimes.com 08 Feb '12, 5pm

Reuters The drilling apparatus at the Vostock research camp in Antarctica. After years of drilling in the Antarctic, Russi...

Scientists drill into ancient buried lake

Scientists drill into ancient buried lake

grist.org 08 Feb '12, 5pm

Russian scientists have confirmed that they successfully drilled into Lake Vostok, a subglacial lake that has spent the la...

Russian scientists reach Antarctic lake undistu...

todayonline.com 09 Feb '12, 6am

MOSCOW - Opening a scientific frontier miles under the Antarctic ice, Russian experts drilled down and finally reached the...

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green.blogs.nytimes.com 07 Feb '12, 3pm

Reuters Philippine soldiers on motorcycles negotiated a road that was destroyed by an earthquake in La Libertad in the cen...

What Happened to Lake Delhi Dam?

What Happened to Lake Delhi Dam?

renewableenergyworld.com 07 Feb '12, 3pm

Delhi Dam was breached on July 24, 2010 , after two days of heavy rain in the drainage basin above the dam. What follows a...

On Our Radar: A Chinese Challenge on Airline Em...

green.blogs.nytimes.com 06 Feb '12, 12pm

China says it is barring its airlines from participating in a European Union system requiring carriers to pay for their ca...

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green.blogs.nytimes.com 14 Feb '12, 3pm

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Scientists in the Antarctic drill far enough to reach Lake Vostok, untouched for nearly 20 million yrs. #LakeVostok

Scientists in the Antarctic drill far enough to...

ecorazzi.com 06 Feb '12, 6pm

In an effort to reduce the threat of contamination of the pristine world beneath the ice, the scientists are using a speci...

On Our Radar: The Danube Ices Over: The river is partly or totally blocked from Austria to the Black Sea, crippl...

On Our Radar: The Danube Ices Over: The river i...

green.blogs.nytimes.com 09 Feb '12, 6pm

European Pressphoto Agency The surface of the Danube was almost totally frozen on Thursday in Belgrade, Serbia. Ice floes ...