Governor Rick Perry has called for prayers to bring rain. Some say Texas better get used to drought conditions. If they keep denying that global warming is a reality, they will turn into a dust bowl. This is a frightening video of a dust storm in Lubbock, Texas on October 17.
U.S. government joins probe of mysterious seal deaths. Federal officials have joined an investigation into the mysterious deaths of young harbor seals, as the number of dead seals discovered on beaches across three states in New England rose to 49.
Trial Over L’Aquila Earthquake Focuses on Risks and Panic – NYTimes.com. An update on the trial of scientists and an official regarding the L’Aquila earthquake… The manslaughter trial of six seismologists and a government official in the central Italian city of L’Aquila, stemming from what the authorities say was a failure to warn the population…
Scientists Worry over ‘Bizarre’ Trial on Earthquake Prediction: Scientific American. Six Italian scientists and one government official are set to go to trial today in Italy (Sept. 20) on charges of manslaughter for not warning the public aggressively enough of an impending earthquake that killed more than 300 people in 2009. While such a trial is…
Poll: More Americans Believe in Global Warming This Year | AlterNet. More Americans today believe that global warming is occurring compared to one year ago, according to a new Ipsos poll conducted on behalf of Stanford University and Reuters news agency and released today.
Scientists on trial: At fault? In 2009, an earthquake devastated the Italian city of L’Aquila and killed more than 300 people. Now, scientists are on trial for manslaughter.
Climate and weather: Extreme measures : Nature News. When the weather gets weird, as happens a lot these days, one question inevitably arises from reporters, politicians and the general public alike: is this global warming? For the most part, climate researchers have shied away from answering…Lately, however, that reluctance has started to fade.