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July 21, 2017
TECTONICS
Scientists shed light on carbon's descent into the deep Earth



Washington DC (SPX) Jul 21, 2017
Examining conditions within the Earth's interior is crucial not only to give us a window back to Earth's history but also to understand the current environment and its future. This study, published in Nature Communications, offers an explanation of carbon's descent into the deep Earth. "The stability regions of carbonates are key to understanding the deep carbon cycle and the role of the deep Earth in the global carbon cycle." says Leonid Dubrovinsky, from the University of Bayreuth. This is ... read more

WOOD PILE
Paying farmers not to cut down trees in Uganda helps fight climate change
New Haven CT (SPX) Jul 21, 2017
A new study finds that simply paying landowners in the developing world to not cut down trees can significantly reduce carbon in the atmosphere. It may also be a very cost-effective way to help meet ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW
Crustal limestone platforms feed carbon to many of Earth's arc volcanoes
Washington DC (SPX) Jul 21, 2017
A new analysis suggests that much of the carbon released from volcanic arcs, chains of volcanoes that arise along the tectonic plates of a subduction zone, comes from remobilizing limestone reservoi ... more
CLIMATE SCIENCE
Dust deposits give new insights into the history of the Sahara
Bochum, Germany (SPX) Jul 21, 2017
The Sahara is the world's largest desert and dust source with significant impacts on trans-Atlantic terrestrial and large-scale marine ecosystems. Remote Saharan dust influences the earth's radiatio ... more
INTERN DAILY
Building the Safe Genes Toolkit
Washington DC (SPX) Jul 20, 2017
DARPA created the Safe Genes program to gain a fundamental understanding of how gene editing technologies function; devise means to safely, responsibly, and predictably harness them for beneficial e ... more
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ICE WORLD
Thawing permafrost releases old greenhouse gas
Potsdam, Germany (SPX) Jul 21, 2017
The thawing permafrost soils in the Arctic regions might contribute to the greenhouse effect in two respects: On the one hand rising temperatures lead to higher microbial methane production close to ... more
FROTH AND BUBBLE
Soil filters out some emerging contaminants before reaching groundwater
Uuniversity PA (SPX) Jul 21, 2017
There is considerable uncertainty surrounding emerging contaminants in aquatic ecosystems and groundwater, and a recent Penn State study of compounds from pharmaceuticals and personal care products ... more
WATER WORLD
New algorithm, metrics improve autonomous underwater vehicles' energy efficiency
Corvallis OR (SPX) Jul 21, 2017
Robotics researchers have found a way for autonomous underwater vehicles to navigate strong currents with greater energy efficiency, which means the AUVs can gather data longer and better. AUV ... more
EARLY EARTH
Our ancestors were already warm-blooded before PT extinction event
Paris (SPX) Jul 20, 2017
For how long have warm-blooded animals existed? The time at which this character first appeared in the ancestors of mammals has long been debated. Now, dating analyses carried out on 90 fossils by a ... more
ABOUT US
Artifacts suggest humans arrived in Australia earlier than thought
Seattle WA (SPX) Jul 21, 2017
When and how the first humans made their way to Australia has been an evolving story. While it is accepted that humans appeared in Africa some 200,000 years ago, scientists in recent years h ... more
ABOUT US
Startup touts neuro-stimulation as 'medicine for the brain'
Aspen, United States (AFP) July 19, 2017
They look like a set of fancy headphones. But a set of spikes inside the band act as electrodes to stimulate the brain. ... more


MH370 search reveals hidden undersea world

WOOD PILE
Eucalyptus gets the chop after deadly Portugal forest fires
Lisbon (AFP) July 20, 2017
Portugal is to reduce the number of eucalyptus groves after the highly flammable plant was blamed for last month's deadly forest fires. ... more
FROTH AND BUBBLE
Fewer 'good air' days in China despite official efforts
Beijing (AFP) July 20, 2017
Chinese cities had fewer "good air" days in the first half of 2017 compared to the same period last year despite government efforts to curb incessant smog, according to official data. ... more
FARM NEWS
Kenyan cattle herders defend 'necessary' land invasions
Crocodile Jaw Bridge, Kenya (AFP) July 20, 2017
Close by a narrow, rickety bridge in Kenya's central Laikipia highlands two herders sit on blistering hot rock next to the muddy trickle of the Ewaso Nyiro river to explain why they routinely break the law, invading private land to graze their cattle. ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW
Two killed in 6.7-magnitude quake off Greece and Turkey resorts
Bodrum, Turkey (AFP) July 21, 2017
At least two people were killed on the Greek island of Kos Friday when a magnitude 6.7 earthquake shook the popular summer resort holiday destinations of the Dodecanese Islands in Greece and the Aegean coast of Turkey. ... more



Separated by war, Iraqi children wait for parents
Debaga, Iraq (AFP) July 18, 2017
Adel, 15, hasn't seen his parents for the past nine months, but that was the price to pay to escape the brutal rule of Islamic State group jihadists in his northern Iraqi hometown. "I miss my family, nine months is too long," said the teenager, among hundreds of youngsters separated from their parents because of IS and the months-long battle that has expelled the jihadists from Mosul, the ma ... more
Leogane, Haiti (AFP) July 18, 2017
Haiti's army reborn 20 years after it was demobilized
Oxford UK (SPX) Jul 18, 2017
The last survivors on Earth
Washington (AFP) July 12, 2017
Civilian deaths soar in Iraq, Syria: monitoring group
Cleanup Time: Russia Launches Satellite to Remove Space Junk from Orbit
Moscow (Sputnik) Jul 21, 2017
A new satellite developed by a group of students at the Moscow State University of Mechanical Engineering has been fitted with metallic reflectors and will be able to remove space junk circling the Earth. Radio Sputnik talked to the head of high technology developing at 12-Digital, Nikita Yershov. The probe is part of a flotilla of 73 artificial orbital bodies aboard the Soyuz rocket, which was ... more
Chapel Hill NC (SPX) Jul 21, 2017
Breakthrough tool predicts properties of theoretical materials
Warsaw, Poland (SPX) Jul 21, 2017
Semiliquid chains pulled out of a sea of microparticles
Santa Barbara CW (SPX) Jul 21, 2017
A plastic planet
New algorithm, metrics improve autonomous underwater vehicles' energy efficiency
Corvallis OR (SPX) Jul 21, 2017
Robotics researchers have found a way for autonomous underwater vehicles to navigate strong currents with greater energy efficiency, which means the AUVs can gather data longer and better. AUVs such as underwater gliders are valuable research tools limited primarily by their energy budget - every bit of battery power wasted via inefficient trajectories cuts into the time they can spend wor ... more
Sydney (AFP) July 20, 2017
MH370 search reveals hidden undersea world
Sydney (AFP) July 19, 2017
Risky business for fish in oil-polluted reef waters
Tokyo (AFP) July 18, 2017
World's northernmost coral reef in Japan bleached
Microbe study highlights Greenland ice sheet toxicity
Copenhagen, Denmark (SPX) Jul 12, 2017
The Greenland ice sheet is often seen as a pristine environment, but new research has revealed that may not be the case. A Danish-led study, published in the journal Environmental Research Letters, examined how microbes from the ice sheet have the potential to resist and degrade globally-emitted contaminants such as mercury, lead, PAH and PCB. Dr Aviaja Hauptmann, from the University of Gr ... more
Potsdam, Germany (SPX) Jul 21, 2017
Thawing permafrost releases old greenhouse gas
Paris (ESA) Jul 13, 2017
Sentinel satellite captures birth of behemoth iceberg
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Jul 13, 2017
Massive iceberg
Kenyan cattle herders defend 'necessary' land invasions
Crocodile Jaw Bridge, Kenya (AFP) July 20, 2017
Close by a narrow, rickety bridge in Kenya's central Laikipia highlands two herders sit on blistering hot rock next to the muddy trickle of the Ewaso Nyiro river to explain why they routinely break the law, invading private land to graze their cattle. "The reason we go there is not to grab the land, we go for pasture, nothing else," says Lemerigi Letimalo, a 28-year-old Samburu herder in a M ... more
Los Angeles (AFP) July 13, 2017
Disneyland China falls a-fowl of huge turkey leg demand
Sede Boqer, Israel (SPX) Jul 13, 2017
Using treated graywater for irrigation is better for arid environments
Los Angeles (AFP) July 12, 2017
Disneyland China falls a-fowl of huge turkey leg demand
Crustal limestone platforms feed carbon to many of Earth's arc volcanoes
Washington DC (SPX) Jul 21, 2017
A new analysis suggests that much of the carbon released from volcanic arcs, chains of volcanoes that arise along the tectonic plates of a subduction zone, comes from remobilizing limestone reservoirs in the Earth's crust. Previous research suggested carbon was sourced from the mantle as a result of the subduction process. The discovery ultimately impacts the amount of organic carbon ... more
Bodrum, Turkey (AFP) July 21, 2017
Two killed in 6.7-magnitude quake off Greece and Turkey resorts
Ahmedabad, India (AFP) July 18, 2017
Seven killed as India floods death toll rises to 83
Washington (AFP) July 18, 2017
7.7-magnitude quake hits off Russia: US scientists
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Peace deal eludes Senegal's Casamance, 35 years on
Toubacouta, Senegal (AFP) July 20, 2017
In Senegal's southern Casamance region, new houses dot a landscape once dominated by abandoned ruins full of bullet holes, though the spectre of a 35-year conflict still haunts its villages. Separatist rebels of the Mouvement des Forces Democratiques de Casamance (MFDC) began fighting for independence more than three decades ago but have long ceased once frequent attacks on the Senegalese ar ... more
Nairobi (AFP) July 13, 2017
Rwandan forces killing suspects without trial: HRW
Addis Ababa (AFP) July 5, 2017
AU chair questions US stance on African peacekeeping
Bamako (AFP) July 6, 2017
3 killed in north Mali clashes as UN condemns violence
Artifacts suggest humans arrived in Australia earlier than thought
Seattle WA (SPX) Jul 21, 2017
When and how the first humans made their way to Australia has been an evolving story. While it is accepted that humans appeared in Africa some 200,000 years ago, scientists in recent years have placed the approximate date of human settlement in Australia further and further back in time, as part of ongoing questions about the timing, the routes and the means of migration out of Africa. ... more
Washington (UPI) Jul 18, 2017
Father's presence encourages sibling bonding among baboons
Aspen, United States (AFP) July 19, 2017
Startup touts neuro-stimulation as 'medicine for the brain'
Washington DC (SPX) Jul 11, 2017
Towards a High-Resolution, Implantable Neural Interface
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Dust deposits give new insights into the history of the Sahara
Bochum, Germany (SPX) Jul 21, 2017
The Sahara is the world's largest desert and dust source with significant impacts on trans-Atlantic terrestrial and large-scale marine ecosystems. Remote Saharan dust influences the earth's radiation budget and tropical North Atlantic ocean-atmosphere temperature variability that might even attenuate Hurricane activity. In a new research study an international team of geoscientists reconst ... more
Los Angeles (AFP) July 18, 2017
California extends tough climate policy measures to 2030
Manila (AFP) July 14, 2017
ADB warns climate change 'disastrous' for Asia
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Jul 12, 2017
Scientists upgrade database tracking global temperatures across millennia
Airbus built Sentinel-5 Precursor satellite ready for launch
Stevenage UK (SPX) Jul 21, 2017
Europe's pollution monitoring satellite Sentinel-5 Precursor is ready to leave Airbus' Stevenage site for launch on a Rokot rocket from Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russia. Sentinel-5 Precursor is part of the global monitoring programme "Copernicus", a joint European Commission-ESA undertaking which aims to acquire continuous and accurate Earth observation data and provide services to improve the ... more
Washington (UPI) Jul 13, 2017
Nickel key to Earth's magnetic field, research shows
Washington (UPI) Jul 17, 2017
Great Plains to see more dust storms in second half of the 21st century
Wurzburg, Denmark (SPX) Jul 13, 2017
Quantum mechanics inside Earth's core
Our ancestors were already warm-blooded before PT extinction event
Paris (SPX) Jul 20, 2017
For how long have warm-blooded animals existed? The time at which this character first appeared in the ancestors of mammals has long been debated. Now, dating analyses carried out on 90 fossils by an international collaboration including the Laboratoire de Geologie de Lyon - Terre, Planetes, Environnement have shown that warm-blooded species first appeared among our ancestors during the Late Per ... more
Washington (UPI) Jul 18, 2017
T. rex was probably pretty slow, scientists claim
Austin TX (SPX) Jul 18, 2017
Fossil site shows impact of early Jurassic's low oxygen oceans
University Park PA (SPX) Jul 18, 2017
Ancient plankton-like microfossils span 2 continents
Google's 'moonshot' factory spins off geothermal unit
Washington (AFP) July 7, 2017
Google parent Alphabet is spinning off a little-known unit working on geothermal power called Dandelion, which will begin offering residential energy services. The announcement Thursday took the wraps off one of the secretive projects at the Alphabet unit X, known notably for its work on self-driving cars and internet balloons. Dandelion chief executive Kathy Hannun said her team had bee ... more
San Diego CA (SPX) Jun 27, 2017
Fighting global warming and climate change requires a broad energy portfolio
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Low-carbon trajectory is the only option, European leaders say
Washington (UPI) Jun 8, 2017
Divestment streak continues for British energy company Centrica
Study: Mini cellular antennae helps turn muscle into fat
Washington (UPI) Jul 13, 2017
No matter how much you diet and hit the gym, muscle cells turn to fat as the body ages. Toned bods inevitably become flabby. Blame it on the cilia. New research shows the tiny cellular antennae plays a key role in the muscle-to-fat transformation process. While the realization is unlikely to unlock the fountain of youth, it could help scientists develop new types of regenerative therapi ... more
Livermore CA (SPX) Jul 18, 2017
Optimizing hydrogen-powered passenger ferries focus of Sandia Labs study
Atlanta GA (SPX) Jul 14, 2017
Using the stairs just got easier with energy-recycling steps
Washington DC (SPX) Jul 14, 2017
Giant charge reversal observed for the first time
Star chefs in Mexico to defend biodiversity
Mexico City (AFP) July 19, 2017
Star chefs from around the world gathered in Mexico City's ancient floating gardens for a symposium on saving the world's threatened biodiversity, a bleak subject they peppered with breaks to savor the local cuisine. Joan Roca of Spain, Michel Bras of France and Gaston Acurio of Peru were among the big-name chefs who took part in the event Tuesday at Xochimilco, a UNESCO World Heritage Site ... more
Niamey (AFP) July 13, 2017
Villagers in Niger 'massacre' 27 hippos
Washington (UPI) Jul 17, 2017
Bacteria passed from mom to offspring is most beneficial, study shows
Washington (UPI) Jul 14, 2017
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Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo's ashes buried at sea
Shenyang, China (AFP) July 15, 2017
The ashes of China's late Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo were buried at sea on Saturday, depriving his supporters of a place to pay tribute to the pro-democracy dissident. Officials showed a video in which his wife, Liu Xia, and relatives lowered a white round urn into the water off the northeastern coastal city of Dalian, two days after the democracy advocate died of liver cancer aged 61 while i ... more
Hong Kong (AFP) July 14, 2017
Anti-Beijing Hong Kong lawmakers disqualified from parliament
Shenyang, China (AFP) July 14, 2017
China hits back at criticism over Nobel laureate's death
Shenyang, China (AFP) July 14, 2017
China under pressure to free dissident's widow
Eucalyptus gets the chop after deadly Portugal forest fires
Lisbon (AFP) July 20, 2017
Portugal is to reduce the number of eucalyptus groves after the highly flammable plant was blamed for last month's deadly forest fires. Parliament voted for the measure Wednesday as part of ongoing forest law reforms that started in April, before the blaze in the central Pedrogao Grande region that killed 64 people and injured more than 250. Prime Minister Antonio Costa last week urged m ... more
New Haven CT (SPX) Jul 21, 2017
Paying farmers not to cut down trees in Uganda helps fight climate change
Pasadena CA (JPL) Jul 18, 2017
Amazon Makes Its Own Rainy Season
Brussels (AFP) July 13, 2017
EU hauls Poland to top court over ancient forest logging


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