ARCTIC WARMING CROSSES CRITICAL ECOLOGICAL THRESHOLDS
Date: Tuesday, March 01, 2005 @ 22:29:09 GMT
Topic: General


WIDESPREAD ARCTIC WARMING CROSSES CRITICAL ECOLOGICAL THRESHOLDS, SCIENTISTS WARN, March 01
Unprecedented and maybe irreversible effects of Arctic warming, linked to human intervention, have been discovered by a team of international researchers led by Queen's University biologist John Smol and University of Alberta earth scientist Alexander Wolfe. The researchers have found dramatic new evidence of changes in the community composition of freshwater algae, water fleas and insect larvae (the base of most aquatic food webs) in a large new study that covers five circumpolar countries extending halfway around the world and 30 degrees of latitude spanning boreal forest to high arctic tundra ecosystems.

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CHINA PASSES RENEWABLE ENERGY LAW TO BOOST CLEAN ENERGY INDUSTRY, March 01
Chinese top legislature passed Monday the Renewable Energy Law to ease the energy strain, secure the country's energy security and better protect ecological environment. The bill on renewable energy was deliberated a second time during the 14th session of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC) from Feb. 25 to 28.
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WORLD'S SMALLEST DIRECT METHANOL FUEL CELL BY GUINESS WORLD RECORD, March 01
Toshiba Corporation, the world leader in fuel-cell technology for handheld electronic devices, today announced that Guinness World Records has officially certified its highly compact direct methanol fuel cell (DMFC) as the world's smallest DMFC. The fuel cell will feature in the 2006 edition of Guinness World Records, the perennially popular compendium of record-breaking feats and achievements.
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