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July 28, 2014
By 2050 temperatures might be helpful to growth of forage plants
Sao Paulo, Barzil (SPX) Jul 28, 2014
A 2 C increase in temperature around the world by 2050, according to one of the scenarios predicted by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), may be advantageous to the physiology and the biochemical and biophysical processes involved in the growth of forage plants such as Stylosanthes capitata Vogel, a legume utilized for livestock grazing in tropical countries such as Brazil. The conclusion is from a study carried out by researchers in the Department of Biology at the Ribeirao Pre ... read more
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Synchronization of North Atlantic, North Pacific preceded warming, end of ice age
Scientists have long been concerned that global warming may push Earth's climate system across a "tipping point," where rapid melting of ice and further warming may become irreversible - a hotly de ... more

Saharan dust key to the formation of Bahamas' Great Bank
A new study suggests that Saharan dust played a major role in the formation of the Bahamas islands. Researchers from the University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science ... more

Federal judge overturns Washington DC ban on guns in public
A federal judge has ruled that a ban on citizens carrying handguns in public in the US capital Washington DC is unconstitutional. ... more
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Insecticides Similar to Nicotine Widespread in Midwest
Insecticides similar to nicotine, known as neonicotinoids, were found commonly in streams throughout the Midwest, according to a new USGS study. This is the first broad-scale investigation of neonic ... more


Filter bed substrates, plant types recommended for rain gardens
Urban stormwater runoff is causing problems for the world's water sources. In the United States, the Environmental Protection Agency found stormwater runoff to be one of the top 10 causes of comprom ... more
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Nanoparticle "Alarm Clock" Awakens Immune Systems Put To Sleep By Cancer
Researchers at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center are exploring ways to wake up the immune system so it recognizes and attacks invading cancer cells. Tumors protect themselves by tricki ... more

Air pollution modeling reveals broad-scale impacts of pollution removal by trees
In the first broad-scale estimate of air pollution removal by trees nationwide, U.S. Forest Service scientists and collaborators calculated that trees are saving more than 850 human lives a year and ... more
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Tropical Storm Hernan forms off Mexico's Pacific coast
Fearing potentially deadly flooding, Mexican disaster officials are closely monitoring the weather after Tropical Storm Hernan formed off the country's Pacific coast of Mexico late Saturday. ... more

Pacific summit to urge action on climate change
Pacific island leaders will renew calls for meaningful action on climate change at a regional summit opening in Palau on Tuesday, amid fears rising seas will swamp their low-lying nations. ... more

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McDonald's Japan halts sales of Chinese chicken after scandal
McDonald's said Friday that its restaurants in Japan had stopped selling products made with chicken from China, in a marked widening of a scandal that saw expired meat sold to fast food giants. ... more

Japan volcanic isle smouldering and growing
A volcanic island off Japan's southern coast continues to smoulder with lava flowing from its craters into the sea, new aerial images showed Friday. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
N. Korea defies UN censure to fire missile into sea

Stronger rules needed on flight paths: Malaysia Airlines official

K-MAX unmanned cargo helo finishes Afghan deployment

Iraq's Mosul counts the cost of insurgent rule

U.S. military aims to overcome GPS' weaknesses

Shiite militia display jihadist bodies in Iraq city

For incoming US airmen in S.Korea, a 30-day ban on booze


Giant anteaters kill two hunters in Brazil
Giant anteaters in Brazil have killed two hunters in separate incidents, raising concerns about the animals' loss of habitat and the growing risk of dangerous encounters with people, researchers said. ... more

Entire families wiped out in Air Algerie plane crash
France announced Friday there were no survivors on board the Air Algerie flight that crashed in Mali as it emerged that several families were wiped out in the tragedy. ... more

Military mission to MH17 crash site 'unrealistic': Dutch PM
An international military mission to secure the MH17 crash site in rebel-held Ukraine is currently "unrealistic," Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said on Sunday. ... more

Giant crater in Russia's far north sparks mystery
A vast crater discovered in a remote region of Siberia known to locals as "the end of the world" is causing a sensation in Russia, with a group of scientists being sent to investigate. ... more

Siberian fossils suggest all dinosaurs had feathers
Over the last two decades, paleontologists have amassed more and more evidence of the prevalence of feathers among theropod dinosaurs, a group of raptor-like meat-eaters. Scientists believe birds evolved from therapods, and some findings even suggest therapods could fly even before birds evolved. ... more


Retired China military told to 'return houses' in crackdown
China has told retired military officers to return non-essential public housing after an investigation found "irregularities", state media said Sunday, as Beijing steps up efforts to stamp out official corruption and excess. ... more

Water, water - not everywhere: Mapping water trends for African maize
Today's food production relies heavily on irrigation, but across sub-Saharan Africa only 4 percent of cultivated land is irrigated, compared with a global average of 18 percent. Small-scale farming ... more
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