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July 03, 2015
Hydroelectric dams drastically reduce tropical forest biodiversity
Norwich, UK (SPX) Jul 03, 2015
Widely hailed as 'green' sources of renewable energy, hydroelectric dams have been built worldwide at an unprecedented scale. But research from the University of East Anglia reveals that these major infrastructure projects are far from environmentally friendly. A study published in PLOS ONE reveals the drastic effects of the major Amazonian Balbina Dam on tropical rainforest biodiversity. The research reveals a loss of mammals, birds and tortoises from the vast majority of islands formed by the cr ... read more
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Tracking the genetic arms race between humans and mosquitoes
Every time you put on bug spray this summer, you're launching a strike in the ongoing war between humans and mosquitoes - one that is rapidly driving the evolution of the pests. Scientists studying ... more

Creating a stopwatch for volcanic eruptions
We've long known that beneath the scenic landscapes of Yellowstone National Park sleeps a supervolcano with a giant chamber of hot, partly molten rock below it. Though it hasn't risen from slumber i ... more

Atmospheric mysteries unraveling
It's been difficult to explain patterns of toxic mercury in some parts of the world, such as why there's so much of the toxin deposited into ecosystems from the air in the southeastern United States ... more
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A 'hydrothermal siphon' drives water circulation through the seafloor
Vast quantities of ocean water circulate through the seafloor, flowing through the volcanic rock of the upper oceanic crust. A new study by scientists at UC Santa Cruz, published in Nature Communica ... more


Research redefines the properties of faults when rock melts
Geoscientists at the University of Liverpool have used friction experiments to investigate the processes of fault slip. Fault slip occurs in many natural environments - including during earthquakes ... more
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Mankind's unprecedented transformation of Earth
Human beings are pushing the planet in an entirely new direction with revolutionary implications for its life, a new study by researchers at the University of Leicester has suggested. The research t ... more

Watershed science calls for integrated research methods
A watershed is a basic unit of the land-surface system and also is a system that exchanges material, energy, and information with the external world while remaining relatively closed within a clear ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Modeling fusions 'density limit' barrier

Producing spin-entangled electrons

German government drops plans for contested coal tax

Ream develops storage cell for solar energy storage, nighttime conversion

Viaducts with wind turbines, the new renewable energy source

Old Kyoto golf course to be repurposed with 23-Megawatt solar power plant

Carnegie Mellon chemists characterize 3-D macroporous hydrogels


Retreating sea ice linked to changes in ocean circulation
Retreating sea ice in the Iceland and Greenland Seas may be changing the circulation of warm and cold water in the Atlantic Ocean, and could ultimately impact the climate in Europe, says a new study ... more

New genus and species of 'living fossil' octocoral related to blue coral
Research conducted in Okinawa, Japan, by graduate student Yu Miyazaki and associate professor James Davis Reimer from the University of the Ryukyus has found a very unusual new species of octocoral ... more

Oregon experiments open window on landscape formation
University of Oregon geologists have seen ridges and valleys form in real time and - even though the work was a fast-forwarded operation done in a laboratory setting - they now have an idea of how c ... more
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Rapid authentication of edible oils and screening of gutter oils
The Food Safety and Technology Research Centre under the Department of Applied Biology and Chemical Technology of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) has developed a new method for rapid au ... more

Brazil orders search-and-rescue aircraft
The Brazilian Air Force is to receive three aircraft specifically designed for search-and-rescue operations from Airbus Defense and Space. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Iran nuclear talks set to drag into weekend -- and beyond

Beijing's South China Sea runway 'nearly complete': US think-tank

Russia to loan Armenia $200 million for arms: Yerevan

McCain Blows His Top Over US Inability to Abandon Russian Rocket Engines

Europe teams up for next-gen mission control software

NASA Gears Up to Test Orion's Powerhouse

NovaWurks and Spaceflight Services set for payload test bed mission in 2017


Burkina's leader mediates spat between presidential guard, PM
Burkina Faso's president on Wednesday was scrambling to solve the rumbling conflict between Prime Minister Isaac Zida and the presidential guard, which is pushing for the premier to be sacked. ... more

Mexico army ordered soldiers to kill criminals: NGO
Mexican military documents show soldiers were given a standing order to kill criminals, just days before the alleged extrajudicial execution of several gang suspects last year, a human rights group said Thursday. ... more

Study: South Africans used milk-based paint 49,000 years ago
Nearly 50,000 years ago, the people of South Africa used milk- and ochre-based paints to adorn themselves, as well as stones and wooden slabs. ... more

Rain hampers search for India landslide victims
Heavy rains were hampering a search for residents feared buried under piles of debris as the death toll from landslides in India's tea-growing region of Darjeeling reached 38, police said Thursday. ... more

Eruptions subside at Guatemala's Fuego volcano
Guatemala's Fuego volcano has subsided after eruptions that showered the area around it with ash, officials said Thursday. ... more
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Blind French hikers cross mountains with special GPS
Five hikers, all blind or partially-sighted, crossed a mountain range in eastern France last week thanks to an innovative GPS system that developers hope can help millions of people with vision problems. ... more

As nations dither, cities pick up climate slack
Their national governments hamstrung by domestic politics, stretched budgets and diplomatic inertia, many cities and provinces have taken a leading role - driven by necessity - in efforts to arrest galloping global warming. ... more
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Microscope displays pores in the cell nucleus with greater precision

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Guatemala issues danger warning as volcano activity intensifies

Democracy camp seeks new direction at Hong Kong protest march

China's footprint getting greener

Facebook's Zuckerberg wants to figure out social equation

Crocodile 'nanny' brings reptile back from brink in El Salvador

Former Chinese official apologizes for insulting Mao Zedong

Tennis players and pilgrims swelter as heatwave hits Europe

Californians struggle for 'normal life,' without water

Recycled water, salt-tolerant grass a water-saving pair

Rats dream about the future -- future food

Backward-moving glacier helps scientists explain glacial earthquakes

Scientists expect below average Chesapeake Bay dead zone this summer

The physics of swimming fish

Obama and Rousseff focus on climate, play down spy row

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Modeling fusions 'density limit' barrier

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