SETI bioastro: Fw: SpaceDaily Express - Dec 13, 2001

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Date: Thu Dec 13 2001 - 06:39:31 PST


- Study Shows Early Signals Of Climate Change In Earth's Cold Regions

Boulder CO - Dec 10, 2001 - Global mean temperatures have risen one degree Fahrenheit over the past 100 years, with more than half of the increase occurring in the last 25 years, according to University of Colorado at Boulder Senior Researcher Richard Armstrong.

- Probing The Upper Reaches of Earth's Atmosphere

Boulder - Dec 12, 2001 - The launch of a new research satellite December 7 is expected to provide scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and other institutions with an unprecedented view of the mysterious upper regions of the earth's atmosphere.

- Strategies To Mitigate Global Warming May Impact Biosphere

Champaign IL Dec 12, 2001 - Blocking the sun may not be such a cool way of counteracting climate change, scientists at the University of Illinois say. Potential effects upon the biosphere could be important to agriculture and forest production, and also could create secondary feedback mechanisms that may further change the climate.

- Now Another Island Group Sinking Into The Pacific


- Where to Land on Mars? It's not as Easy as It Looks

Pasadena (JPL) Dec 12, 2001 - Of all the places to land on Mars, where in the world should twin rovers go? This question has been on the front burner of discussion with Mars scientists who have the arduous task of selecting a site where it is safe to land and yet is rich in rocks, layered terrain and other geologic features that will beckon a host of scientific inquiries and discoveries for the Mars Exploration Rover mission scheduled to launch in 2003.


- Russia Hears Calls For Nuke BuildUp To Counter Missile Shield

Moscow (AFP) Dec 12, 2001 - Russian lawmakers said Wednesday that Moscow was free to stock up on nuclear warheads to Cold War-era levels following a US decision to scrap the 1972 ABM treaty in the face of Kremlin efforts to save the disarmament pact.

- Missile Shield Uses Missiles To Intercept Warheads

Washington (AFP) Dec 12, 2001 - US President George W. Bush has decided to break with the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty in order to pursue development of a missile shield designed to defend against intercontinental ballistic missile attack. The concept centers on using interceptor missiles to strike incoming warheads in a collision likened to hitting a bullet with a bullet from thousands of kilometers away.


- Droplets in Salt Crystals Confirm Historic Ocean Changes

- Scattered Clues To Climate Change

- Possibility of Abrupt Climate Change Needs Research and Attention

- A Warmer World Awaits: Fact or Fiction?

- Out To The Horizon Of Sol

- Cluster Tunes Into Radio Earth

- Unveiling A Lack Of Dark Matter

- Methane Explosion Warmed The Prehistoric Earth, Possible Again

- Zubrin Talks Mars With SpaceDaily

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