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FARM NEWS
World must brace for higher food prices, experts say
Paris (AFP) Aug 19, 2012
With drought parching farms in the United States and near the Black Sea, weak monsoon rains in India and insidious hunger in Africa's Sahel region, the world could be headed towards another food crisis. Asia should keep a catastrophe at bay with a strong rice harvest while the G20 group of industrialized and emerging economies tries to parry the main threat, soaring food prices. "We have had quite a few climate events this year that will lead to very poor harvests, notably in the United States w ... read more

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FIRE STORM

Fires burn across multiple European holiday spots
Greek fire-fighters on Saturday battled a blaze, fanned by strong winds, on the island of Chios, where billowing smoke forced the evacuations of three villages. ... more
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SHAKE AND BLOW

Typhoon Kai-Tak kills nine in Vietnam
At least nine people were killed, thousands of homes damaged and swathes of farmland flooded as Typhoon Kai-Tak swept across northern Vietnam, authorities said Sunday. ... more
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WATER WORLD

Warming causes more extreme shifts of the Southern Hemisphere's largest rain band
South Pacific countries will experience more extreme floods and droughts, in response to increasing greenhouse gas emissions, according to a paper in the journal Nature. The changes will resul ... more
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FARM NEWS

Aquaculture Feeding World's Insatiable Appetite for Seafood
Total global fish production, including both wild capture fish and aquaculture, reached an all-time high of 154 million tons in 2011, and aquaculture is set to top 60 percent of production by 2020, ... more
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WATER WORLD

Rating of ocean health shows 'room for improvement'
An international group of more than 30 researchers have given a score to every coastal nation on their contribution to the health of the world's oceans, which showed the United States as being sligh ... more
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WATER WORLD

Removing Phosphorous From Wastewater
A professor at Michigan State University is part of a team developing a new method of removing phosphorous from our wastewater - a problem seriously affecting lakes and streams across the country. I ... more
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DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Landslide fatalities are greater than previously thought
Landslides kill ten times more people across the world than was previously thought, according to research by Durham University, UK. A new database of hazards shows that 32,300 people died in landsli ... more
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UAE's Masdar to build $125-million wind farm in Oman

Shaky Japanese economy hit by growing trade deficit

Italy keen to take a fast boat to China

Beijing's focus on coal lost in haze of smog: experts

Areva names number two Knoche as interim CEO

Soft Cost Reduction Through Power Electronics

Aquion Energy Unveils Next Generation of AHI Battery Technology

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WATER WORLD

Invasive brittle star species hits Atlantic Ocean
Coral Reefs, the Journal of the International Society for Reef Studies, has published online a study co-written by Dr. Gordon Hendler of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (NHM) about ... more
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SHAKE AND BLOW

6.3-magnitude quake hits Indonesia's Sulawesi
A powerful 6.3-magnitude quake shook Indonesia's central Sulawesi province on Saturday, damaging buildings and injuring at least three people. ... more
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WATER WORLD

Ohioans Love Their Lakes, But Are Concerned For Their Future
Almost 41 percent of Ohioans have visited a lake, pond, river or creek in the state in the past year, and of those, nearly one-half usually spend their water-related recreational time at Lake Erie, ... more
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CLIMATE SCIENCE

Tropical species 'not as vulnerable' to climate change extinction
In the face of a changing climate many species must adapt or perish. Ecologists studying evolutionary responses to climate change forecast that cold-blooded tropical species are not as vulnerable to ... more
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WATER WORLD

Australia's fish react to climate change
Australia's fish populations are moving southward because the waters around Australia are becoming warmer, a new report says. ... more
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WATER WORLD

Belo Monte dam caught up in litigation
Brazil's controversial Belo Monte dam project is caught up in litigation after a federal court ordered suspension of the work on its construction. ... more
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DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Assamese flee Bangalore over safety fears
India's prime minister has called for calm as thousands of people northeastern India but now living in the southern city of Bangalore fear for their safety. ... more
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FROTH AND BUBBLE

Italians protest against pollution from steelworks
About 2,000 people on Friday demonstrated in southern Italy against pollution from steelworks that legal authorities want to close at the cost of 20,000 jobs. ... more
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U.S Navy sending Aegis-equipped destroyers to Japan

Japan deputy PM directly urges China to hold summit

Russia spy plane intercepted in NATO airspace: alliance

China ponders action against Hong Kong stars

Iraq's Yazidis facing 'attempted genocide': UN

USAF looks at commercial satellite control networks

Iraqi Kurds agree reinforcements for embattled Kobane

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WEATHER REPORT

Honey ice-creams keep pandas cool in French heatwave
Two Chinese pandas in a French zoo are chilling out in the current summer heatwave with the help of honey and apple ice creams. ... more
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ICE WORLD

First Chinese ship makes trip to Atlantic via Arctic route
The first Chinese ship has travelled from the Pacific to Atlantic via the Arctic along the Russian coast, an Icelandic scientist who participated on the expedition said Friday. ... more
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FLORA AND FAUNA

New spider family found in US caves
A team of amateur cave explorers and arachnologists has found a new family of spiders in caves and old-growth redwood forests in Oregon and California, US researchers said Friday. ... more
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DEMOCRACY

Tunisia president ex-advisor tried for 'denigrating army'
A former advisor to Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki has learnt he is being tried on charges of "denigrating" the army, after having accused senior officials of treason, his lawyer told AFP on Friday. ... more
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DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Studies examine health consequences of meltdown, damage to Fukushima nuclear power plants in Japan
The results of two studies in the August 15 issue of JAMA report on the psychological status of workers at the Fukushima nuclear power plants in Japan several months after the earthquake and tsunami ... more
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SHAKE AND BLOW

Nearly 1,000 earthquakes recorded in Arizona over three years
Earthquakes are among the most destructive and common of geologic phenomena. Several million earthquakes are estimated to occur worldwide each year (the vast majority are too small to feel, but thei ... more
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ABOUT US

Old skull bone rediscovered
Although clearly discernible in the embryo, shortly afterwards it fuses with other bones beyond recognition. Consequently, researchers have often missed it. Now, however, paleontologists from the Un ... more
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WOOD PILE

Widespread local extinctions in tropical forest 'remnants'
The small fragments of tropical forests left behind after deforestation are suffering extensive species extinction, according to new research led by the University of East Anglia (UEA). Publishing i ... more
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Cosmic rays threaten future deep-space astronaut missions

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FARM NEWS

Impulsive micromanagers help plants to adapt, survive
Soil microbes are impulsive. So much so that they help plants face the challenges of a rapidly changing climate. Jen Lau and Jay Lennon, Michigan State University biologists, studied how plants and ... more
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CLIMATE SCIENCE

Stepping stones to the north
A new study led by scientists at the University of York has shown how birds, butterflies, other insects and spiders have colonised nature reserves and areas protected for wildlife, as they move nort ... more
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ABOUT US

Research raises doubts about whether modern humans and Neanderthals interbred
New research raises questions about the theory that modern humans and Neanderthals at some point interbred, known as hybridisation. The findings of a study by researchers at the University of Cambri ... more
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CLIMATE SCIENCE

Modeling reveals significant climatic impacts of megapolitan expansion
According to the United Nations' 2011 Revision of World Urbanization Prospects, global urban population is expected to gain more than 2.5 billion new inhabitants through 2050. Such sharp increases i ... more
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FARM NEWS

Friendships promote better farming in developing countries
A study that examined how rural farmers in Ethiopia learn new farming techniques and adopt them on their own farms discovered that learning from a friend was a stronger motivator than learning from ... more
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WATER WORLD

Warmwater shark runs aground on English channel coastline
Specialists were surprised Thursday after a Sandtiger Shark ran aground on the French coastline of the English Channel, even though it is normally found in deeper and warmer waters. ... more
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SINO DAILY

Miss World pageant meets Chinese mining city
More than 100 beauty queens from around the globe have descended on the northern Chinese mining city of Ordos on the edge of the Gobi desert ahead of the Miss World final this Saturday. ... more
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FARM NEWS

Japan says food diplomacy will keep Hong Kong sweet
Hong Kong's love of Japanese cuisine will help ease tensions over Tokyo's arrest of Hong Kong activists at a disputed island chain, a Japanese minister said Thursday at a food fair in the Chinese city. ... more
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