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November 25, 2014
Underwater robot sheds new light on Antarctic sea ice
London, UK (SPX) Nov 26, 2014
The first detailed, high-resolution 3-D maps of Antarctic sea ice have been developed using an underwater robot. Scientists from the UK, USA and Australia say the new technology provides accurate ice thickness measurements from areas that were previously too difficult to access. The results, published this week in the journal Nature Geoscience (Monday 24 November 2014), step up the pace of research in the polar regions aimed at understanding the dramatic sea ice changes in the context of climate c ... read more
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Boosts in crop productivity modifying NH carbon dioxide cycle
Each year in the Northern Hemisphere, levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide drop in the summer as plants "inhale," then climb again as they exhale after the growing season. During the last 50 years, ... more

Grasshoppers signal slow recovery of post-agricultural woodlands
Sixty years ago, the plows ended their reign and the fields were allowed to return to nature - allowed to become the woodland forests they once were. But even now, the ghosts of land-use past ... more

Avoiding ecosystem collapse
From coral reefs to prairie grasslands, some of the world's most iconic habitats are susceptible to sudden collapse due to seemingly minor events. A classic example: the decimation of kelp forests w ... more
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Wireless electronic implants stop staph, then dissolve
Researchers at Tufts University, in collaboration with a team at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, have demonstrated a resorbable electronic implant that eliminated bacterial infection ... more


As CO2 acidifies oceans, scientists develop a way to measure impact
Following a 5,000 km long ocean survey, research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences presents a new way to measure how the acidification of water is affecting marine eco ... more
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Ash clouds can cross Atlantic Ocean
Scientists at Queen's University Belfast have led the discovery of a volcanic ash cloud that travelled from Alaska to Northern Ireland and beyond - overturning previously held assumptions about how ... more

Aggressive conifer removal benefits Sierra aspen
A study just published by Point Blue Conservation Science shows the benefits of an aggressive approach to restoring Sierra Nevada aspen stands (Populus tremuloides). Most of the aspen stands that do ... more
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Researchers find way to turn sawdust into gasoline

North Dakota reviews oil train safety measures

Blu-ray disc can be used to improve solar cell performance

China: successful commissioning of Taishan EPR reactors full-scope simulator

Iran Negotiations, OPEC Meeting Loom For Oil Markets

How the hummingbird achieves its aerobatic feats

Single-atom layers that snap together like Lego


China insists rich nations must do more at Lima climate meeting
Developed countries must do more than their less wealthy counterparts to tackle climate change, the world's biggest polluter China said Tuesday, reaffirming its longstanding position before a United Nations climate conference next month. ... more

Busy Pacific, light Atlantic hurricane season draws to end
Hurricane season ends Sunday, and while the Atlantic had a particularly tranquil spell, the Pacific was at its most active in two decades, US meteorologists said. ... more

Intelligence agency shares unclassified data in fight against Ebola
A U.S. intelligence agency has launched a public website to provide unclassified geospatial intelligence data to aid in the battle against Ebola in Africa. ... more
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5.6-magnitude quake hits China's Sichuan province: USGS
A 5.6 magnitude earthquake struck China's southwestern province of Sichuan on Tuesday, the US Geological Survey said. ... more

In first, Ontario may regulate bee-killing pesticides
Canada's Ontario province announced Tuesday plans to restrict the use of controversial pesticides believed to be responsible for mass deaths of bees, in order to safeguard crops. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
China ships pay first post-Japan summit visit to disputed isles

Russia studies construction of its own orbital station

Stealthy spy software snooping for years: Symantec

China Military Advance in South China Sea to Test US Outreach

Ukraine's NATO hopes still a long way off

Iran won't be brought to knees on nuclear issue: Khamenei

France delays warship delivery to Russia 'until further notice'


Woman finds pet dog lost in Philippines typhoon a year ago
A Filipino woman has been reunited with her dog a year after the pet went missing in the chaos of the country's deadliest ever typhoon, she told AFP Tuesday. ... more

Cambodian capital's only working elephant to retire in jungle
Phnom Penh's only working elephant was blessed by a crowd of chanting Buddhist monks Tuesday as she prepared for a life of comfortable jungle retirement after three decades of giving rides to tourists. ... more

Bee populations decline as they lose favorite pollinating plants
Bee populations have declined in recent decades mainly due to a loss of biodiversity causing the disappearance of their favorite pollinating plants, according to a study published Monday. ... more

Rare albino dolphin captured in Japan's 'Cove': campaigner
A rare albino dolphin has been captured by Japanese fishermen, said a campaign group staging a protest against the sale or slaughter of the creatures. ... more

Gray wolf confirmed in Grand Canyon
No body had seen a wolf in or around the Grand Canyon in more than 70 years. But the reports and photos started coming in October. For weeks, whispers swirled of a lone four-legged, gray-furred hunter roaming the conifer forests just north of Grand Canyon National Park - too big to be coyote, those who spotted the shifty creature said. But could it really be a wolf? Some suggested it could be a wolf-dog hybrid, escaped from a breeder in the area. ... more

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Hong Kong police spray protesters, arrest 80 in bid to clear street
Hong Kong police used pepper spray and arrested 80 people Tuesday as they moved to clear a city street blocked by pro-democracy demonstrators for nearly two months. ... more

Extreme weather in the Arctic problematic for people, wildlife
The residents of Longyearbyen, the largest town on the Norwegian arctic island archipelago of Svalbard, remember it as the week that the weather gods caused trouble. Temperatures were ridiculously w ... more
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Global warming could undermine poverty fight: World Bank

Philippines convicts Chinese 'poachers' despite Beijing's warnings

Wave of child deaths in Pakistan desert

Eastern hellbender salamander may warrant endangered status in New York

Morocco flash floods kill at least 32

Bear cub found dead in Spanish Pyrenees

Apple teams with (RED) to fight AIDS

What agricultural 'ecosystems on steroids' are doing to the air

Geologists Shed Light on Formation of Alaska Range

From hurricanes to drought, LatAm's volatile climate

Volcano erupts in Cape Verde

Flooding fears mount in snowed-in area of New York state

Himalaya tectonic dam with a discharge

Seychelles poachers go nutty for erotic shaped seed

Hong Kong democracy movement split in protest-weary city

Louisiana black bear safe from threat of extinction, USGS says

Researchers find way to turn sawdust into gasoline

China: successful commissioning of Taishan EPR reactors full-scope simulator

AREVA maintenance contract for five years renewed in the North Sea

Westinghouse Inks Multi-Party Agreement To Develop Nuclear Power In Turkey

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