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August 21, 2012
CLIMATE SCIENCE
Experiment would test cloud geoengineering as way to slow warming
Seattle WA (SPX) Aug 21, 2012
Even though it sounds like science fiction, researchers are taking a second look at a controversial idea that uses futuristic ships to shoot salt water high into the sky over the oceans, creating clouds that reflect sunlight and thus counter global warming. University of Washington atmospheric physicist Rob Wood describes a possible way to run an experiment to test the concept on a small scale in a comprehensive paper published this month in the journal Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Soci ... read more

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TECTONICS

Why do the Caribbean Islands arc?
The Caribbean islands have been pushed east over the last 50 million years, driven by the movement of the Earth's viscous mantle against the more rooted South American continent, reveals new researc ... more
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CLIMATE SCIENCE

Studies shed light on why species stay or go in response to climate change
Two new studies by scientists at UC Berkeley provide a clearer picture of why some species move in response to climate change, and where they go. One study, published online in the journal Global Ch ... more
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FLORA AND FAUNA

Bird louse study shows how evolution sometimes repeats itself
Birds of a feather flock together and - according to a new analysis - so do their lice. A study of the genetic heritage of avian feather lice indicates that their louse ancestors first colonized a p ... more
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CLIMATE SCIENCE

Climate and Drought Lessons from Ancient Egypt
Ancient pollen and charcoal preserved in deeply buried sediments in Egypt's Nile Delta document the region's ancient droughts and fires, including a huge drought 4,200 years ago associated with the ... more
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INTERN DAILY

Could FastStitch device be the future of suture?
After a surgeon stitches up a patient's abdomen, costly complications - some life-threatening - can occur. To cut down on these postoperative problems, Johns Hopkins undergraduates have invented a d ... more
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FROTH AND BUBBLE

Earthworms soak up heavy metal
Earthworms could be used to extract toxic heavy metals, including cadmium and lead, from solid waste from domestic refuse collection and waste from vegetable and flower markets, according to researc ... more
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TECTONICS

Tibetan Plateau may be older than previously thought
The growth of high topography on the Tibetan Plateau in Sichuan, China, began much earlier than previously thought, according to an international team of geologists who looked at mountain ranges alo ... more
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24/7 Energy News Coverage
South Korea urged to build facility for nuclear waste by 2055

Cloaking device hides across continuous range of angles

UO-industry collaboration points to improved nanomaterials

China unveils energy strategy, targets for 2020

Two new baryon particles discovered; aligns with York prediction

Ageing Japan struggles to make immigrants feel at home

Apple, Xiaomi trade smartphone barbs in China

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WHALES AHOY

Underwater noise decreases whale communications in Stellwagen Bank sanctuary
According to a NOAA-led paper published in the journal Conservation Biology, high levels of background noise, mainly due to ships, have reduced the ability of critically endangered North Atlantic ri ... more
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SHAKE AND BLOW

Two Hurricane Global Hawks, Two Sets of Instruments
NASA's Hurricane Severe Storm Sentinel Mission, or HS3, will be studying hurricanes at the end of the summer, and there will be two high-altitude, long-duration unmanned aircraft with different inst ... more
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FLORA AND FAUNA

TRAFFIC warns over 500 rhinos could perish this year
Global wildlife monitoring network TRAFFIC warned Tuesday that 515 rhinos could perish by the end of the year if no action is taken to stem the illicit trade in rhino horns. ... more
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SHAKE AND BLOW

Indonesian quake death toll rises to six
The death toll from a strong earthquake that struck central Indonesia at the weekend has risen to six, an official said Tuesday, after rescuers reached villages that had been cut off by a landslide. ... more
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TERRADAILY

Summer Wildfires Sweep Europe Again
An Italian firefighter died and another was injured on Monday when they were overcome by fumes from one of dozens of wildfires raging in the country as a heatwave reaches its peak, officials said. ... more
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WEATHER REPORT

Cuba-Florida swimmer paddles on after lightning storm
US distance swimmer Diana Nyad paddled onward Monday after an overnight storm threatened to sink the 62-year-old's fourth bid to swim from Cuba to Florida through jellyfish-infested waters. ... more
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SINO DAILY

China court gives Gu suspended death sentence for murder
A Chinese court on Monday handed the wife of disgraced political leader Bo Xilai a suspended death sentence for murder in a case that has rocked the Communist party ahead of a 10-yearly power handover. ... more
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SHAKE AND BLOW

Typhoon kills 17 in Vietnam
Strong wind and rain in northern Vietnam unleashed by Typhoon Kai-Tak have killed at least 17 people, damaged thousands of houses and submerged valuable crops, authorities said Monday. ... more
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Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
China policies fuel tensions with US: commission

China Premier calls for greater role in shaping Web

'Concerned' Kerry joins troubled Iran nuclear talks

Syrian team, Putin to discuss relaunching peace talks: source

Swedish military gets upgraded radar facilityw/lll

Modernized Russian Tu-160 bomber completes 1st flight

NATO reports 400 intercepts of Russian aircraft in 2014

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FARM NEWS

Scores of mastic orchards ravaged by Greek wildfire
Scores of mastic orchards on the Greek island of Chios were destroyed in a forest fire that has been ablaze for three days,, according to local officials on Monday. ... more
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FARM NEWS

China sees red over Europe wine imports
A Chinese industry group has asked the government to probe European wine imports, claiming EU subsidies are harming domestic producers, state media said Monday. ... more
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SINO DAILY

Tibet exiled 'PM' admits Dalai Lama's shoes hard to fill
Tibet's "prime minister in exile" Lobsang Sangay on Monday described his complete surprise when the Dalai Lama last year handed him responsibility for the movement's political future. ... more
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WEATHER REPORT

Mercury hits record high in Czech Republic
The mercury hit an all-time high of 40.4 degrees Celsius (104.7 degrees Fahrenheit) in the Czech village of Dobrichovice, south-west of the capital Prague, the CHMI state meteorological service said Monday. ... more
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SHAKE AND BLOW

New storm brings flashfloods, landslides to Philippines
Tropical Storm Tembin brought heavy rains, triggering landslides and flashfloods in the northern Philippines, just weeks after a series of deadly storms and monsoon rains, the government said Monday. ... more
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SINO DAILY

Gu Kailai: High-flying lawyer turned murderer
As a high-flying international lawyer married to one of China's most promising politicians and with a son at Harvard, Gu Kailai appeared to have it all. ... 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

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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Space News from SpaceDaily.com
Russia studies construction of its own orbital station

Rosetta continues into its full science phase

NASA Selects Student Teams for High-Powered Rocket Challenge

Researchers Advance 'Quantum Teleportation'

China launches Yaogan-24 remote sensing satellite

Swift Probes Exotic Object: Black Hole or Mega Star?

Cosmodrome construction falls behind schedule

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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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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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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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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

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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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

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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