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Top 20 Planetsave Stories in May

June 3rd, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

Hello Planetsavers! I thought I'd start doing a monthly wrap-up of our top 20 posts for people to have a glance at. Many of the top stories this month, as you'll notice, were clearly tied into major world news events. Google is the main traffic driver for the large majority of sites on the Internet and ours isn't an exception. Covering environmental news consistently, this often results in the biggest news stories rising to the top


Russian Bezymianny Volcano From Space {Photo of the Day}

May 3rd, 2011 | by Joshua S Hill

The Russian volcano Bezymianny erupted on the morning of April 14, this year. The images below were taken over a week later on the 22nd, and shows the extend of the eruption by the the Advanced Land Imager (ALI) aboard the Earth Observing-1 (EO-1) satellite.


Did the Impending 'Super Moon' Cause Japan's Earthquake?

March 14th, 2011 | by Michael Ricciardi

astrologer has also predicted that such a close perigee would/must somehow perturb the earth's (tectonic) integrity so much that it will trigger major earthquakes and even volcanoes (not simply severe storms). Although he is not clear on the exact lunar-geo-mechanisms that would produce these quakes, never-the-less this lunar-induced disaster scenario quickly set the Web abuzz with yet another wave of doom-and-gloom "apocalypticism." Timing is everything


Limited Nuclear War Could Halt Global Warming, Short Term, NASA Predicts

March 2nd, 2011 | by Michael Ricciardi

The scientists used a general circulation model known as ModelE (developed at NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies, New York). The model calculates ocean-atmosphere coupling effects in addition to allowing varying aerosol inputs. The initial input for the simulation was 5 teragrams (megatons) of black carbon particles injected into Earth's upper troposphere. This is the estimated result of the surface detonation of 100 Hiroshima-size bombs (each equivalent to 15K tons of TNT)



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