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Microbe found two miles under Greenland ice is reawakened from a 120,000-year sleep

A tiny purple bug that has been buried under nearly two miles of ice for 120,000 years has been revived in a lab.
"Studying these bacteria can provide insights into how cells can survive and even grow under extremely harsh conditions, such as temperatures down to -56C, little oxygen, low nutrients, high pressure and limited space."
- Dr Jennifer Loveland-Curtze, researcher

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Microbe found two miles under Greenland ice is reawakened from a 120,000-year sleep

Source: Mail Online, Tue June 16, 2009
A tiny purple bug that has been buried under nearly two miles of ice for 120,000 years has been revived in a lab.

Rain Power: Harvesting Energy from the Sky

Source: physorg.com, Wed January 23, 2008
Grenoble, France - Researchers who study energy harvesting see energy all around us we just need to find a way to capture that energy. One of the latest energy harvesting techniques is converting the mechanical energy from falling raindrops into electricity that can be used to power sensors and other electronics devices.

Skies to be swept for alien life

Source: BBC News, Sat October 13, 2007
Hat Creek, California - The switch has been thrown on a telescope specifically designed to seek out alien life.

Al Gore & IPCC Share Nobel Peace Prize For 2007

Source: Scoop, Sat October 13, 2007
Oslo, Norway - The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided that the Nobel Peace Prize for 2007 is to be shared, in two equal parts, between the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and Albert Arnold (Al) Gore Jr. for their efforts to build up and disseminate greater knowledge about man-made climate change, and to lay the foundations for the measures that are needed to counteract such change.

In Greenland, an interfaith rally for climate change

Source: Christian Science Monitor, Sun September 16, 2007
Ilulissat, Greenland - Standing on the bow of a passenger ship before the fast-melting Ilulissat glacier, religious leaders from around the world lowered their heads in a silent prayer for the future of the planet.

Oldest Known DNA Found in Greenland Ice Core

Greenland Ice Sheet, Greenland - The oldest known strands of DNA have been recovered from frozen mud taken from the base of Greenland's ice sheet, according to a new study.

Scientists Strengthen Case For Life More Ancient Than Previously Thought

Source: Terra Daily, Mon July 24, 2006
Los Angeles, CA - Ten years ago, an international team of scientists reported evidence, in a controversial cover story in the journal Nature, that life on Earth began more than 3.8 billion years ago--400 million years earlier than previously thought.

Greenland To Set Quotas On Polar Bear Hunt, But Allow Tourist Hunt

Source: Terra Daily, Mon August 22, 2005
Nuuk, Greenland - Greenland will introduce hunting quotas on polar bears as of January 2006 to protect the species threatened by global warming in the Arctic, but will also allow a limited tourist hunt, officials said on Thursday.

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