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July 02, 2012
WEATHER REPORT
US storms leave 11 dead, millions without power
Washington (AFP) June 30, 2012
Sizzling high temperatures punished much of the eastern United States again on Saturday, one day after hurricane-like thunderstorms killed at least 11 people and cut power supply to millions. Thermometers brushed the 100 degree Fahrenheit (37.7 Celsius) mark from the Mississippi River to the Mid-Atlantic coast as a vast area of high pressure squatted over the southern states with no signs of moving on soon. The storms delayed third-round play at the USPGA Tour's AT&T National in the suburbs of t ... read more

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DEMOCRACY

Huge demo as Hong Kong marks 15 years under China
Hong Kong's biggest protest for nearly a decade packed the former British colony's streets Sunday in a defiant reception for its new leader and a show of popular anger after 15 years of Chinese rule. ... more
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SINO DAILY

China netizens slam Hu for evading Hong Kong protests
Chinese web users accused President Hu Jintao of "hiding" from protesters in Hong Kong Sunday even as state media covered the anniversary of the city's return to rule by Beijing in glowing terms. ... more
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WEATHER REPORT

Power slowly returns as US heatwave drags on
Utility crews made slow progress Monday in restoring electricity to millions of households amid a record-setting heatwave in the eastern United States that showed no sign of abating soon. ... more
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FROTH AND BUBBLE

Guinness says Philippine croc world's largest
A saltwater crocodile weighing more than a tonne and suspected of killing two people in the Philippines has been declared the largest such reptile in captivity by the Guinness Book of World Records. ... more
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FIRE STORM

Forest fires ravage eastern Spain
Two forest fires sweeping Spain's eastern Valencia region that have forced 3,000 people to evacuate their homes showed no sign of abating on Sunday, authorities said. ... more
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SHAKE AND BLOW

Northeast India floods kill 79, displace two million
At least 79 people have died and 2.2 million forced to leave their homes over the last week as torrential monsoon rains triggered floods across India's northeast, officials said Monday. ... more
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DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Google urges governments to share disaster data
Google on Monday urged governments to get better at sharing information to allow citizens and first responders to make better use of the Internet during natural disasters. ... more
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KYOCERA Solar Modules Tapped by Sierra Nevada to Power New Brewery in Mills River

SPCG and KYOCERA Complete 35 Utility-Scale Solar Farms in Thailand

Mapping the optimal route between 2 quantum states

Profits shrink at Japan's 'megabanks'

Ex-TEPCO execs should be charged over Fukushima: panel

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SINO DAILY

'CY' Leung: Hong Kong's controversial new leader
Hong Kong's new leader Leung Chun-ying takes over the city of seven million people amid falling popularity ratings, a series of setbacks and protests over his leadership before he even started his term. ... more
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SINO DAILY

Mass demo as Hong Kong marks 15 years under China
Tens of thousands of protestors took to the streets of Hong Kong Sunday, adamant there was nothing to cheer as the former British colony marked 15 years of Chinese rule and swore in a new leader. ... more
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FARM NEWS

Adoption of advanced techniques could propel crop improvement
Scientists could take greater strides toward crop improvement if there were wider adoption of advanced techniques used to understand the mechanisms that allow plants to adapt to their environments, ... more
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ABOUT US

Diet of early human relative Australopithecus shows surprises
Australopithecus sediba, believed to be an early relative of modern-day humans, enjoyed a diet of leaves, fruits, nuts, and bark, which meant they probably lived in a more wooded environment than is ... more
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EARLY EARTH

Dinosaurs were warm-blooded reptiles
The journal Nature has published a study analysing the lines of arrested growth (LAG) in the bones of around a hundred ruminants, representative of the specific and ecological diversity of that grou ... more
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INTERN DAILY

A step toward minute factories that produce medicine inside the body
Scientists are reporting an advance toward treating disease with minute capsules containing not drugs - but the DNA and other biological machinery for making the drug. In an article in ACS' jo ... more
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FARM NEWS

Study helps African communities resolve conflicts
A new report released by Namati and the International Development Law Organization (IDLO) details an effective and cost-efficient process to help rural communities work together to protect their lan ... more
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WEATHER REPORT

US storms leave 11 dead, millions without power
Sizzling high temperatures punished much of the eastern United States again on Saturday, one day after hurricane-like thunderstorms killed at least 11 people and cut power supply to millions. ... more
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Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
F-35B Successfully Completes Wet Runway And Crosswind Testing

Hindenburg, 80 years on, still divides Germany

Newest Tiger attack helo tested in Djibouti

Leidos taps AIBioTech for bio-weapon threat research

China Cultural Revolution 'hero' to make $30 mn from IPO

NATO unprepared for Russian attack: UK lawmakers

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency taps BAE Systems for assist

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SINO DAILY

Pepper spray fired as Chinese leader visits H.K.
Police fired choking volleys of pepper spray against protesters denouncing President Hu Jintao Saturday as he visited unruly Hong Kong to mark the 15th anniversary of its return to Chinese rule. ... more
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ICE WORLD

Study: Wrong diet doomed 1912 polar try
Members of an ill-fated British expedition to the South Pole in 1912 were effectively killed by the equivalent of a modern slimming diet, research has shown. ... more
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SHAKE AND BLOW

Shallow 6.3-magnitude quake hits northwest China
A strong 6.3-magnitude earthquake rattled China's northwestern Xinjiang region Saturday, injuring at least 24 people according to state media. ... more
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WATER WORLD

India's monsoon seen picking up after slow start
India's crucial monsoon rains should pick up in July after a slow start over vast swathes of the country, which has threatened crops from rice to sugar, forecasters said. ... more
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SINO DAILY

Hong Kong reporter asks Hu about Tiananmen, briefly held
A Hong Kong journalist was briefly detained Saturday after he asked Chinese President Hu Jintao a question about the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown, sparking criticism from a media group. ... more
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FIRE STORM

Spain forest fire displaces 700: authorities
A forest fire in eastern Spain forced 700 people to evacuate their homes and indirectly caused a brief power cut at a nuclear plant, authorities said Friday. ... more
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FARM NEWS

France slaps ban on Swiss pesticide as bee threat
The French government on Friday slapped an immediate ban a pesticide made by Swiss giant Syngenta used in rapeseed cultivation that has been found to shorten bees' lifespan. ... more
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SHAKE AND BLOW

Floods swamp eastern India, 1.3 million displaced
Torrential monsoon rains triggered floods which swamped villages in eastern India and forced at least 1.3 million people to leave their homes for higher ground, officials said Friday. ... more
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FLORA AND FAUNA

American man critical after chimpanzee mauling in S.Africa
An American research student was in a critical condition in a South African hospital on Friday after he was dragged by chimpanzees into an enclosure at a primate sanctuary and attacked. ... more
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WEATHER REPORT

Lightning strike kills three women in Germany
Three women were killed by lightning and a fourth was badly injured Friday in the central German city of Korbach, police said. ... more
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CLIMATE SCIENCE

Australia counts down to pollution, mining taxes
Australia said Friday the world expects it to do its part to reduce pollution linked to global warming as the nation counts down to controversial new taxes on carbon emissions and mining profits. ... more
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ICE WORLD

Scientists to produce first 3-D models of Arctic sea ice
Scientists working with Greenpeace will undertake an expedition to the Arctic that will produce the first 3D models of the Arctic sea ice, the group said on Friday. ... more
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SHAKE AND BLOW

UCSB scientists compile first study of potential for tsunamis in northwestern California
Using studies that span the last three decades, scientists at UC Santa Barbara have compiled the first evidence-based comprehensive study of the potential for tsunamis in Northwestern California. Th ... more
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FARM NEWS

Agricultural Land Grabs Still Remain Above Pre-2005 Level
An estimated 70.2 million hectares of agricultural land worldwide have been sold or leased to foreign private and public investors since 2000, according to new research conducted by the Worldwatch I ... more
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BLUE SKY

Scientists measure soot particles in flight
"For the first time we can actually see the structure of individual aerosol particles floating in air, their 'native habitat'," said DESY scientist Henry Chapman from the Center for Free-Electron La ... more
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WEATHER REPORT

Britain hit by more floods in summer of storms
Britain was bracing for more disruption on Friday after storms and flash floods in which one man died and hundreds of homes were evacuated. ... more
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