Werner Kurz

Apr. 25, 2008

Tiny Beetle, Big Impact

An increase in the numbers of mountain pine beetles feeding on trees in Canada could turn the carbon-sink forests into greenhouse gas liabilities. We'll talk with a scientist about how a tiny beetle could have a significant impact on the carbon balance in

trees, carbon dioxide, carbon sequestration, climate, ecosystems

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Comet's Tail Shines Light on Sun

\tIn 2011, comet Lovejoy traveled through the sun’s corona and lived to tell the tale. But its tail was the most telling. Reporting in the journal Science, Cooper Downs, an astrophysicist at Predictive Science Inc. in San Diego, Calif., says that the wiggly path of the comet’s tail helps explain the sun’s magnetic field. \t 

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