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April 01, 2015
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Good luck and the Chinese reverse global forest loss
Sydney, Australia (SPX) Apr 01, 2015
Analysis of 20 years of satellite data has revealed the total amount of vegetation globally has increased by almost 4 billion tonnes of carbon since 2003. This is despite ongoing large-scale deforestation in the tropics. An Australian-led international team of scientists published the findings in Nature Climate Change, finding a range of causes for the increase "The increase in vegetation primarily came from a lucky combination of environmental and economic factors and massive tree-planting ... read more
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Drought damage leads to widespread forest death
The 2000-2003 drought in the American southwest triggered a widespread die-off of forests around the region. A Carnegie-led team of scientists developed a new modeling tool to explain how and where ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW

200th anniversary of Tambora eruption a reminder of volcanic perils
The 2010 eruption of the Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajokull grounded thousands of air flights and spread ash over much of western Europe, yet it was puny compared to the eruption 200 years ago of Ta ... more
EARLY EARTH

Discovery of 2 new species of primitive fishes
Saurichthys is a predatory fish characterized by a long thin body and a sharply pointed snout with numerous teeth. This distinctive ray-finned fish lived in marine and freshwater environments all ov ... more
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WOOD PILE

Mild winters not fueling all pine beetle outbreaks in western US
Warming winters have allowed mountain pine beetle outbreaks in the coldest areas of the western United States, but milder winters can't be blamed for the full extent of recent outbreaks in the regio ... more


WATER WORLD

Daily dam releases on Deerfield River reduce downstream flows
In the first-of-its-kind study of the environmental effects of hydropeaking, that is releasing water at hydropower dams to meet peak daily electricity demand, two University of Massachusetts Amherst ... more
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SHAKE AND BLOW

Better method for forecasting hurricane season
A better method for predicting the number of hurricanes in an upcoming season has been developed by a team of University of Arizona atmospheric scientists. The UA team's new model improves the accur ... more
INTERN DAILY

High-tech method allows rapid imaging of functions in living brain
Researchers studying cancer and other invasive diseases rely on high-resolution imaging to see tumors and other activity deep within the body's tissues. Using a new high-speed, high-resolution imagi ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
A method to simplify pictures makes chemistry calculations a snap

Chemists make new silicon-based nanomaterials

Rare-earth innovation to improve nylon manufacturing

Sewage could be a source of valuable metals and critical elements

Metals used in high-tech products face future supply risks

Twisted nanofibers create structures tougher than bulletproof vests

Study reveals novel technique for handling molecules

TECTONICS

Scientists discover elusive secret of how continents formed
An international research team, led by a Virginia Tech geoscientist, has revealed information about how continents were generated on Earth more than 2.5 billion years ago - and how those processes h ... more
EARTH OBSERVATION

Increased Rainfall in Tropics Caused by More Frequent Big Storms
A new study based in part on NASA satellite data has shown that an increase in large, well-organized thunderstorms is behind increased rainfall in the wettest regions of the tropics. Many scientists ... more
EARTH OBSERVATION

NASA's New Soil Moisture Mapper Goes for a Spin
Mission controllers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, have commanded the 20-foot (6-meter) reflector antenna on NASA's new Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) observatory ... more
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EARTH OBSERVATION

Study maps development one county at a time
Researchers at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) have developed a county-by-county map of the United States' "lower 48" that tells a story of land cover and development ac ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Baby among 15 killed by landslide in Indian Kashmir
Emergency workers in Indian Kashmir have recovered 15 bodies including that of a three-week-old baby after a landslide triggered by heavy rains buried several houses. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Pentagon needs to adapt to recruit top talent: Carter

Raytheon modernizing South Korean Patriot system

KAI preferred bidder for new Korean Air Force jet

Deadline abandoned in marathon Iran nuclear talks

Bikes, bowties and schnitzel: the main players at Iran talks

S. Korea creates cyber-security post to counter North's threat

Falcon 9 Evolves

SHAKE AND BLOW

Pacific islands brace for possible super typhoon
Meteorologists warned Tuesday that a storm reported to have left several casualties and severe damage in Micronesia was building into a super-typhoon as it swept across the central Pacific towards the Yap group of islands. ... more
FROTH AND BUBBLE

Models in gas masks highlight Indonesian environmental devastation
Wearing gas masks and designer dresses, models paraded down a catwalk against a backdrop of polluted, rubbish-strewn paddy fields in central Indonesia, a colourful condemnation of the fashion industry's role in causing environmental devastation. ... more
DEMOCRACY

Governor backs down, seeks 'fix' to Indiana religion law
Indiana Governor Mike Pence, facing a firestorm of criticism, said Tuesday he and state legislators will work to "fix" a contentious new law this week that some warn discriminates against gays. ... more
WHALES AHOY

SeaWorld, activists clash on social media over orcas' lot
SeaWorld and animal rights groups clashed on social media Tuesday over the company's treatment of orcas, which star as the main attraction at several marine parks. ... more
SINO DAILY

China drives 66 golf courses into the rough
China's Communist rulers have turned against the exclusive sport of golf with the government saying nearly 70 "illegal" courses have been closed, seemingly enforcing a decade-old ban for the first time. ... more

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SHAKE AND BLOW

Death toll in Chile floods rises to 18
At least 18 people were killed in flash floods that hit a normally arid region of northern Chile last week, and about the same number remain missing, authorities said Monday. ... more
CLIMATE SCIENCE

US renews pledge to cut emissions 26-28% by 2025
The US government on Tuesday formally pledged to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 26-28 percent over 2005 levels within the next decade, ahead of a major climate conference later this year. ... more
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Comet dust: Planet Mercury's 'invisible paint'

Stop blaming the moon

IXV test flight total success says operations manager

Goddard releases open source core flight software suite to public

ESA's spaceplane back on dry land

As stars form, magnetic fields influence regions big and small

WHITE OUT

Climate change does not cause extreme winters

FARM NEWS

Photosynthesis hack needed to feed the world by 2050

WATER WORLD

Massive study explores ocean response to abrupt climate change

SHAKE AND BLOW

Deadly Japan quake and tsunami spurred global warming, ozone loss

WATER WORLD

Mist-collecting plants may help alleviate global water shortages

FARM NEWS

Illegal cocoa farms threaten Ivory Coast primates

INTERN DAILY

Shape-shifting sensor can report conditions from deep in the body

FLORA AND FAUNA

How did the chicken cross the sea

ICE WORLD

UNH geologist identifies new source of methane for gas hydrates in Arctic

WATER WORLD

What took decades to destroy in oceans took millennia to recover

Earliest humans had diverse range of body types, just as we do today

3-D skin maps of relationships between molecules, microbes and environment

UN chief calls for more aid for Iraq displaced

Rescuers pull six bodies from landslides in flood-hit Indian Kashmir

Colombia transforms old tires into green housing

Tsunami threat passes after 7.5 quake in Papua New Guinea

Lisbon, Luxembourg rank Europe's worst for pollution fight: study

Antarctica just had its warmest day on record

Did monkey business shape human society?

Vietnam rice boom heaping pressure on farmers, environment

Lightning injures 52 at Ecuador traffic police school

Manganese speeds up honey bees

Ocean acidification mayhamper tiny shell builders in Southern Ocean

Flooding in Chilean desert region kills six

Western forests decimated by pine beetles not more likely to burn

Climate fund signs up first partners

Critics question study that denied pesticides' danger to bees

UN vows to step up Iraq heritage protection

Twelve dead in Indonesian landslide

A method to simplify pictures makes chemistry calculations a snap

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