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May 09, 2012
CLIMATE SCIENCE
Decades of Data Show Spring Advancing Faster Than Experiments Suggest
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Plants are leafing out and flowering sooner each year than predicted by results from controlled environmental warming experiments, according to data from a major new archive of historical observations assembled with the help of a NASA researcher. Researchers use experiments that manipulate the temperature of the environment surrounding small plots of plants to gauge how specific plants will react to higher temperatures. The observed plant responses can then be incorporated into models that predict ... read more

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FARM NEWS

G8 urged to elevate food security issues
Anti-poverty activists are urging Group of Eight leaders to give more attention to food security when they hold a summit this month in the United States. ... more
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WATER WORLD

NOAA discovers way to detect low-level exposure to seafood toxin in marine animals
NOAA scientists and their colleagues have discovered a biological marker in the blood of laboratory zebrafish and marine mammals that shows when they have been repeatedly exposed to low levels of do ... more
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FLORA AND FAUNA

What is your dog thinking? Brain scans unleash canine secrets
When your dog gazes up at you adoringly, what does it see? A best friend? A pack leader? A can opener? Many dog lovers make all kinds of inferences about how their pets feel about them, but no one h ... more
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WATER WORLD

Nutrient supply after algal bloom determines the succession of the bacterial population
Algal blooms can considerably interfere with summer holidays by the sea. In the coastal zone of temperate regions a spring algal bloom is not a sign of excessive nutrient input, but most of all a co ... more
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WATER WORLD

Dry rivers, vibrant with culture and life
'When the River Runs Dry' is a familiar song in Australia. Some rivers in the arid center of the continent flow only after a stiff monsoon season, and smaller tributaries all over the country common ... more
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SHAKE AND BLOW

GPS on commercial ships could improve tsunami warnings
Commercial ships travel across most of the globe and could provide better warnings for potentially deadly tsunamis, according to a study published by scientists at the University of Hawaii - Manoa ( ... more
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INTERN DAILY

Researchers see BPA effects in monkey mammary glands
A new study finds that fetal exposure to the plastic additive bisphenol A, or BPA, alters mammary gland development in primates. The finding adds to the evidence that the chemical can be causing hea ... more
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24/7 Energy News Coverage
Belgium seeks to push back closure of two nuclear plants

Oil spill closes Enbridge line in Saskatchewan

Earth's most abundant mineral finally has a name

BOC Aviation adds two more Boeing jets to earlier order spree

WTO appeals panel sides with China in US anti-dumping duties row

Nature fires back at EIA shale gas critique

Apple co-founder Wozniak skeptical on smartwatches, Google Glass

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FLORA AND FAUNA

Mystery of the domestication of the horse solved
New research indicates that domestic horses originated in the steppes of modern-day Ukraine, southwest Russia and west Kazakhstan, mixing with local wild stocks as they spread throughout Europe and ... more
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FARM NEWS

Different recipes for success in the world of plants
In order to prevail against native plants, non-native plant species develop special strategies. These differ in part considerably from the propagation strategies of endemic plant species. Dr. Ingolf ... more
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WATER WORLD

Another dam project approved for Patagonia: official
An environmental review commission Tuesday approved construction of another hydroelectric project in Chile's remote and pristine Patagonia region, an officials said. ... more
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ICE WORLD

Reykjavik denies approving Chinese tycoon land lease
Iceland's government on Tuesday denied a Chinese report that it had given the green light for a Chinese tycoon to lease and develop part of a huge swath of Icelandic wilderness he was blocked from buying last year. ... more
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EPIDEMICS

Canada researchers find clues to a universal flu vaccine
Canadian researchers have found more clues that may help lead to the creation of a universal vaccine against the seasonal flu, according to a study published on Tuesday. ... more
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FLORA AND FAUNA

Alarm as Peru pelican and dolphin deaths rise
Peru's northern beaches have been declared off-limits as scientists scramble to pin down what is causing the mysterious deaths of thousands of birds and dolphins. ... more
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INTERN DAILY

Vietnam 'cancer-cure' horn habit threat to world rhinos
For desperate Vietnamese cancer patients ground rhinoceros horn is seen as an elixir of life - a medically unproven and illegal obsession that threatens the very survival of the world's wild rhinos. ... more
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CLIMATE SCIENCE

Microsoft vows to go carbon neutral
Microsoft on Tuesday vowed it would be carbon neutral in the fiscal year starting July. ... more
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Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Plunging oil price to reset global defence budgets: IHS

UK Politicians Keeping 'Options Open' Over Trident Renewal

US Ballistic Missile Defense Needs More Testing

Russia Not to Deploy Units of Strategic Missile Forces in Crimea

India Considering Leasing Second Russian Nuclear Submarine

Challenging Russia, Ukraine moves to drop neutral status

US air strikes kill several IS leaders in Iraq: Pentagon

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FLORA AND FAUNA

Big game hunts defended after Spanish king's disputed trip
An international hunters' group Tuesday defended their sport after a spate of bad publicity sparked by luxury big game trips by Spanish King Juan Carlos and Donald Trump's sons. ... more
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DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Munich Re reports return to profit after tsunami blow
Munich Re, the world's biggest reinsurer, said on Tuesday it had returned to first-quarter profit after a difficult start to 2011 hit by the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan. ... more
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SINO DAILY

China students use intravenous drips for exams
Students in central China have resorted to classroom intravenous drips as a study aid to prepare for the nation's notoriously difficult college entrance exams, state press said Tuesday. ... more
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CLIMATE SCIENCE

Canada won't attain greenhouse gas goals: government
Canada will fail to reach its target for reducing greenhouse gases by 2020, according to a government report which predicted that emissions responsible for global warming will actually increase by seven percent over that time. ... more
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SHAKE AND BLOW

Mexico launches national tsunami warning system
The Mexican government on Tuesday launched a national tsunami system to monitor quakes around the world that could impact the country's coastline, the Interior Ministry said. ... more
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SINO DAILY

Al-Jazeera shuts bureau after China expels reporter
Al-Jazeera said Tuesday it has shut its English-language bureau in China after its correspondent became the first foreign journalist to be expelled from the country since 1998. ... more
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SHAKE AND BLOW

Swamped Nepal village dug out after deadly floods
Emergency teams in Nepal on Tuesday used mechanical diggers to search through a village inundated by mud in a flash flood three days ago that left 23 people dead and more than 40 missing. ... more
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SHAKE AND BLOW

Unique insight into Chile's coastal ecosystem before and after 2010 earthquake
Natural disasters like earthquakes and tsunamis are expected to have substantial ecological effects, but if researchers don't have enough data about the environment before the disaster strikes, as i ... more
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Space News from SpaceDaily.com
NASA, Planetary Scientists Find Meteoritic Evidence of Mars Water Reservoir

NASA's Kepler Reborn, Makes First Exoplanet Find of New Mission

Preparing for an asteroid strike

Signs of Europa Plumes Remain Elusive in Search of Cassini Data

ISS Experiment May Hold Key to Alzheimer's Cause

All Four O3B CommSats Put Into Orbit

XCOR Announces Further Progress on XCOR Lynx Spacecraft

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FLORA AND FAUNA

Dry heat increases bark beetle bite
Climate change appears to be good news for destructive bark beetles, according to a new study by Lorenzo Marini from the University of Padova in Italy, and his team. Their work, published online in ... more
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ABOUT US

Emotion Reversed In Left-Handers' Brains Holds New Implications For Treatment Of Anxiety And Depression
The way we use our hands may determine how emotions are organized in our brains, according to a recent study published in PLoS ONE by psychologists Geoffrey Brookshire and Daniel Casasanto of The Ne ... more
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EPIDEMICS

After epic debate, avian flu research sees light of day
After a marathon debate over a pair of studies that show how the avian H5N1 influenza virus could become transmissible in mammals, and an unprecedented recommendation by a government review panel to ... more
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EARLY EARTH

New coelacanth find rewrites history of the ancient fish
Coelacanths, an ancient group of fishes once thought to be long extinct, made headlines in 1938 when one of their modern relatives was caught off the coast of South Africa. Now coelacanths are makin ... more
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ICE WORLD

NASA Langley Aircraft Joins Operation IceBridge
A NASA research airplane has taken wing for Greenland, where it is joining an extensive airborne survey of Earth's polar ice. NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va., deployed its newly acquire ... more
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FARM NEWS

Modern hybrid corn makes better use of nitrogen
Today's hybrid corn varieties more efficiently use nitrogen to create more grain, according to 72 years of public-sector research data reviewed by Purdue University researchers. Tony Vyn, a professo ... more
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WOOD PILE

Agroforestry is not rocket science but it might save DPR Korea
There is more going on in DPR Korea than rocket science: local people in collaboration with natural resources scientists are taking control of their food supply through agroforestry. This is accordi ... more
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FLORA AND FAUNA

The zombie-ant fungus is under attack
A parasite that fights the zombie-ant fungus has yielded some of its secrets to an international research team led by David Hughes of Penn State University. The research reveals, for the first ... more
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