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June 26, 2012
FARM NEWS
Food security and climate change
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 26, 2012
On a planet with sufficient food for all, today almost half a billion women and children under 5 in the developing world are undernourished -a consequence of persistently limited nutritious food intake. This number could increase by 20 percent, reaching one in five within a decade, compared to one in seven today, due to the impacts of climate change on global food production, according to a detailed analysis by The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (PMNCH), the World Health Organi ... read more

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New evidence in fructose debate: Could it be healthy for us?
A new study by researchers at St. Michael's Hospital suggests that fructose may not be as bad for us as previously thought and that it may even provide some benefit. "Over the last decade, there hav ... more
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WATER WORLD

Focusing on water for Central Everglades essential to reversing whole ecosystem's continuing decline
Twelve years into a multibillion-dollar state and federal effort to save the Florida Everglades, little progress has been made in restoring the core of the ecosystem, says a new congressionally mand ... more
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ICE WORLD

Emperor penguins threatened by Antarctic sea ice loss
A decline in the population of emperor penguins appears likely this century as climate change reduces the extent of Antarctic sea ice, according to a detailed projection published this week. The stu ... more
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Preserved Frogs Hold Clues to Deadly Pathogen
A Yale graduate student has developed a novel means for charting the history of a pathogen deadly to amphibians worldwide. Katy Richards-Hrdlicka, a doctoral candidate at the Yale School of Forestry ... more
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FARM NEWS

Chemical analysis of pottery reveals first dairying in Saharan Africa in the fifth millennium BC
The first unequivocal evidence that humans in prehistoric Saharan Africa used cattle for their milk nearly 7,000 years ago is described in research by an international team of scientists, led by the ... more
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FLORA AND FAUNA

Maths experts question key ecological theory
Mathematicians at the University of York in the UK and the University of Canterbury in New Zealand say they have disproved a widely accepted theory underpinning the operation of complex networks of ... more
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WATER WORLD

Restoring Streams Helps Winter Songbirds
A new study by PRBO Conservation Science (PRBO) and the National Aviary finds that restoring floodplain forests in the Central Valley of California helps songbirds survive through the winter, a find ... more
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Automakers in China eager to sell - and resell

Global scientific team 'visualizes' a new crystallization process

Berkeley Launches Building Energy Performance Research Project

Device turns flat surface into spherical antenna

Filling the gap between quantum and classical world

Thermoelectric generator on glass fabric for wearable electronic devices

Nano shake-up

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DEMOCRACY

Egypt facing hope, challenges
The election of Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohammed Morsi as Egypt's first democratically elected president will be good for U.S. business interests, top Chamber of Commerce officials said Monday. ... more
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FROTH AND BUBBLE

Lead poisoning 'epidemic' plagues California condors
The endangered California condor faces an "epidemic" of lead poisoning from scavenging carcasses contaminated by lead bullets despite years of costly conservation efforts, scientists said Monday. ... more
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FLORA AND FAUNA

Giant tortoise Lonesome George dies, last of his kind
Lonesome George has died, leaving the world one subspecies poorer. ... more
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DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Eviction pits Haiti police against protestors
Clashes broke out in Haiti Monday between police and protestors against government plans to evict them from homes precariously perched on the hills above the capital Port-au-Prince. ... more
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SINO DAILY

HSBC in bid to evict Hong Kong Occupy protesters
HSBC said Monday it has launched legal action in a bid to end the anti-capitalist Occupy movement in Hong Kong, where the protesters have camped out at its headquarters for eight months. ... more
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SHAKE AND BLOW

Florida declares storm emergency
Florida declared a state of emergency on Monday as Tropical Storm Debby barreled in from the Gulf of Mexico with torrential rain and strong winds causing power outages and flash flooding. ... more
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ABOUT US

'Brain-hacking' technology sought
Stanford University researchers say they are working on a device that would allow them to "pretty much hack" into the brain of British genius Stephen Hawking. ... more
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SHAKE AND BLOW

Dalai Lama visits scene of Italy quakes
The Dalai Lama visited emergency camps in northeast Italy housing thousands of people who were hit by two deadly earthquakes in May, Italian media reported on Sunday. ... more
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Japan warns over China ship seizure

Japan defence chief puzzled by Russian warplanes

N. Korea slams Obama's 'dangerous' Asia tour

Japan steps up surveillance posture against China

China's shadow to follow Obama around Asia

Ukraine PM says Russia undermining global stability

11 soldiers killed, 14 wounded in Algeria attack: security

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FLORA AND FAUNA

World loses species with death of Lonesome George
Lonesome George has died, leaving the world one species poorer. ... more
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WATER WORLD

Rising sea level puts US Atlantic coast at risk: report
The sea level on a stretch of the US Atlantic coast that features the cities of New York, Norfolk and Boston is rising up to four times faster than the global average, a report said Sunday. ... more
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SHAKE AND BLOW

US Gulf Coast braces for Tropical Storm Debby
The US Gulf Coast braced Sunday for a hit from Tropical Storm Debby, as it pounded parts of the coast with strong winds and heavy rain, forecasters said. ... more
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SHAKE AND BLOW

China quake kills at least four, injures 100
An earthquake hit a mountainous area of southwest China on Sunday, killing at least four people and injuring more than 100, state media reported. ... more
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INTERN DAILY

Eating placenta, an age-old practice in China
After Wang Lan delivered, she brought home a baby girl and her placenta, which she plans to eat in a soup - adopting an age-old practice in Chinese traditional medicine. ... more
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WATER WORLD

China submersible breaks 7,000-metre mark
A manned Chinese submersible broke through the 7,000-metre mark for a new national deep water dive record on Sunday, state media said, as the Asian giant showed off its technological might. ... more
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FARM NEWS

California winemakers tap into growing Chinese market
The global downturn hit Doug Hill's family-run Napa Valley winery hard. But the third-generation California farmer's hopes for recovery are strong - fueled by heady growth in China. ... more
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SHAKE AND BLOW

Strong 6.6 quake hits Russia's Far East coast
A strong 6.6 magnitude quake struck Russia's Far East on Sunday off the eastern coastline of the Kamchatka peninsula, causing no damage or injuries, news reports said. ... more
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FARM NEWS

Nano-pesticides: Solution or threat for a cleaner and greener agriculture?
Nanotechnology has developed tremendously in the past decade and was able to create many new materials with a vast range of potential applications. Some of those innovative materials are promising t ... more
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WATER WORLD

Turning down the dial: Ocean energy development with less sound
The rise of ocean infrastructure development to tap energy sources such as tides, offshore wind and natural gas will require more pile driving, the practice of pounding long, hollow steel pipes call ... more
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FARM NEWS

Trouble on the horizon for GM crops?
Resistance of cotton bollworm to insect-killing cotton plants involves more diverse genetic changes than expected, an international research team reports in the journal Proceedings of the National A ... more
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FROTH AND BUBBLE

New way of monitoring environmental impact could help save rural communities in China
University of Southampton researchers are pioneering a new way of measuring and monitoring the impact of industrial and agricultural development on the environment. Working in collaboration with Eas ... more
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ABOUT US

Out of the mouths of primates, facial mechanics of human speech may have evolved
The throat and facial movements that twist the air pushing through your vocal cords into words could be rooted in the well-meaning expressions primates exchange with each other, according to two rec ... more
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INTERN DAILY

Selenium controls staph on implant material
Selenium is an inexpensive element that naturally belongs in the body. It is also known to combat bacteria. Still, it had not been tried as an antibiotic coating on a medical device material. In a n ... more
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FARM NEWS

China's Bright Food to buy stake in Bordeaux wine broker
China's Bright Food Group is set to buy a 70-percent stake in Diva Bordeaux, the independent wine broker said on Saturday, as China further cements its presence in France's wine market. ... more
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SHAKE AND BLOW

Afghanistan flash floods kill more than 30
Flash floods in Afghanistan triggered by days of torrential rain have killed more than 30 people, officials said Saturday, with dozens reported missing. ... more
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