Free Newsletters - Space - Defense - Environment - Energy
..
24/7 News Coverage
August 31, 2012
ICE WORLD
Study suggests large methane reservoirs beneath Antarctic ice sheet
Santa Cruz CA (SPX) Aug 31, 2012
The Antarctic Ice Sheet could be an overlooked but important source of methane, a potent greenhouse gas, according to a report in the August 30 issue of Nature by an international team of scientists. The new study demonstrates that old organic matter in sedimentary basins located beneath the Antarctic Ice Sheet may have been converted to methane by micro-organisms living under oxygen-deprived conditions. The methane could be released to the atmosphere if the ice sheet shrinks and exposes these old ... read more

.
Buy Advertising Media Advertising Kit Editorial & Other Enquiries Privacy statement
Free Newsletters - Delivered Daily Via Email - Space - War - Terra - Energy
..
spacecraft sub-system supplier
Subsystems for CubeSats, SmallSats and MicroSats
.. Wanted: Highly educated and motivated professionals for the space industry
Wanted: Educated and motivated professionals for the space industry.
.. Online trade media advertising
Reach rocket scientists, solar installers, policy makers
.. Training Space Professionals Since 1970
Course Now Available For Reservations In 2012
..
Tempur-Pedic Mattress Comparison & Memory Foam Mattress Review
..
FLORA AND FAUNA

Chimpanzees create social traditions
Researchers have found out that chimpanzees are not only capable of learning from one another, but also use this social information to form and maintain local traditions. A research collaboration be ... more
..
WEATHER REPORT

Heatwaves to Move Toward Coasts
A new study by researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego, suggests that the nature of California heatwaves is changing due to global warming. Climate researchers Alexand ... more
..
EPIDEMICS

Flu is transmitted before symptoms appear
Research at Imperial College London examining influenza transmission in ferrets suggests that the virus can be passed on before the appearance of symptoms. If the finding applies to humans, it means ... more
..
24/7 News Coverage
..
INTERN DAILY

Earphones 'potentially as dangerous as noise from jet engines'
Turning the volume up too high on your headphones can damage the coating of nerve cells, leading to temporary deafness; scientists from the University of Leicester have shown for the first time. Ear ... more
..
EARLY EARTH

Feathered dinosaur feasts on flying food
University of Alberta researchers found evidence that a feathered, but flightless dinosaur was able to snag and consume small flying dinosaurs. The U of A paleontology team found the fossilized rema ... more
..
EPIDEMICS

African antimalarial research bears first fruit
A recently discovered compound from the aminopyridine class, code named MMV390048, caused quite a stir at the MMV Expert Scientific Advisory Committee (ESAC) meeting in Toulouse, France. The compoun ... more
..
FLORA AND FAUNA

Stanford researchers discover the 'anternet'
On the surface, ants and the Internet don't seem to have much in common. But two Stanford researchers have discovered that a species of harvester ants determine how many foragers to send out of the ... more
Free Newsletters - Delivered Daily Via Email - Space - War - Terra - Energy
..
. . . .
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Solar System Transforms Fallow Land Into Money Generating Asset

Fukushima accepts 'temporary' radioactive waste storage

HelioSage Energy Announces Sale of 12 Solar Projects in North Carolina

VIASPACE Establishes Giant King Grass Research Collaboration With California

Ceres to Expand Product Development in Sorghum and Sugarcane

Cenex Tank Program assists retailers offering E15

SunShare Announces Program to Provide Free Electricity

..
WATER WORLD

Less is more for reef-building corals
Researchers at the University of Hawaii - Manoa (UHM) School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST) made a discovery that challenges a major theory in the field of coral reef ecology. The ... more
..
EPIDEMICS

Climate change could increase levels of avian influenza in wild birds
Rising sea levels, melting glaciers, more intense rainstorms and more frequent heat waves are among the planetary woes that may come to mind when climate change is mentioned. Now, two University of ... more
..
FARM NEWS

World can increase food supply, study says
Food production for a growing global population can be increased with a reduction in the environmental impact of agriculture, U.S. and Canadian researchers say. ... more
..
SINO DAILY

Hong Kong in bid to limit homebuyers from mainland
Hong Kong's leader on Thursday announced measures to prioritise the property market for locals, after years of price rises attributed to an influx of wealthy buyers from mainland China. ... more
..
CLIMATE SCIENCE

Storms, drought overshadow UN climate talks
World climate change negotiators faced warnings Thursday that a string of extreme weather events around the globe show urgent action on emission cuts is needed as they opened new talks in Bangkok. ... more
..
SINO DAILY

Exiled Tibetans urge world leaders to end 'crisis'
Tibet's exiled government on Thursday said it was seriously concerned by continued self-immolations in protest against Chinese rule of the Tibetan plateau and urged world leaders to "end the crisis". ... more
..
FARM NEWS

Brazil's Rousseff vows to stand firm on environment defense
Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff warned Thursday that she will not all environmental protection to be eroded, after a pro-agribusiness congressional panel backed changes to the new forestry law. ... more
..
SHAKE AND BLOW

Second typhoon pounds S. Korea, kills two
A new typhoon hit South Korea's southern coast on Thursday, killing two people, as the country cleared up damage from a powerful storm earlier in the week that left 19 dead. ... more
. . . .
Buy Advertising Media Advertising Kit Editorial & Other Enquiries Privacy statement
Free Newsletters - Delivered Daily Via Email - Space - War - Terra - Energy
..
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
'Up to 15,000 Russian soldiers' sent to Ukraine, say rights groups

UN Human Rights Council to send mission to Iraq to probe IS crimes

Kiev warns of 'great war' with Russia as its forces retreat

Australia PM says 'extreme force' justified against IS

Merkel says arms aid for Iraqi Kurds also defends Europe

Philippines foils 'anti-China' bombing plot: govt

Pakistan anti-PM protesters storm state TV

..
SHAKE AND BLOW

After drenching New Orleans, Isaac threatens dam
Authorities in two states along the US Gulf Coast urged residents to seek shelter Thursday amid fears a dam could fail as a weakening Isaac doused an already drenched region. ... more
..
INTERN DAILY

Australians implant 'world first' bionic eye
Australian scientists said Thursday they had successfully implanted a "world first" bionic eye prototype, describing it as a major breakthrough for the visually impaired. ... more
..
FLORA AND FAUNA

Two hippos on the loose in S.Africa's city of Cape Town
A runaway hippo in Cape Town has eluded capture by refusing to leave a suburban lake, while another escapee has set up home at a sewage plant, the South African city said Thursday. ... more
..
SHAKE AND BLOW

Hurricane Isaac shifts Mississippi into reverse gear
The Mississippi flowed backwards for nearly 24 hours when Hurricane Isaac roared off the Gulf of Mexico and made landfall in Louisiana, the US Geological Survey said Thursday. ... more
..
WATER WORLD

Water research thrives as new report highlights spiralling growth year on year
Research into water is growing faster than the average 4% annual growth rate for all research disciplines, claims a new report presented by Elsevier and Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI ... more
..
WATER WORLD

New Maps May Reduce Tourism Impacts on Hawaiian Dolphins
Over-eager tourists intent on seeing spinner dolphins up close may inadvertently be disturbing the charismatic animals' daytime rest periods and driving them out of safe habitats in bays along Hawai ... more
..
FLORA AND FAUNA

Bigger creatures live longer, travel farther for a reason
A long-standing mystery in biology about the longer lifespans of bigger creatures may be explained by the application of a physical law called the Constructal Law. What this law proposes is that any ... more
..
FARM NEWS

No-till could help maintain crop yields despite climate change
Reducing tillage for some Central Great Plains crops could help conserve water and reduce losses caused by climate change, according to studies at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Research ... more
. . . .
Buy Advertising Media Advertising Kit Editorial & Other Enquiries Privacy statement
Free Newsletters - Delivered Daily Via Email - Space - War - Terra - Energy
..
Space News from SpaceDaily.com
Japan space agency unveils asteroid hunting probe

Opportunity Flash-Memory Reformat Planned

Chilly end for geckos sent into space by Russia

Why sibling stars look alike: Early, fast mixing in star-birth clouds

Astrophysicists Report Radioactive Cobalt in Supernova Explosion

How might El Nino affect wildfires in California?

Radio telescopes settle controversy over distance to Pleiades

..
WATER WORLD

Survival without water: A key trait of an aquatic invader to spread
Nowadays, an increasing number of rivers and lakes are being invaded by exotic snails, which come from remote regions, and even other continents. Such species represent a threat to native species, a ... more
..
ICE WORLD

Netherlands: Arctic energy rules needed
New international rules are needed to protect the arctic environment as it is targeted for more energy exploration, the Netherlands said this week. ... more
..
WATER WORLD

Morocco's illegal mussel pickers ply non-eco trade
Thousands of Morocco's unemployed slum-dwellers head to the Atlantic coast every morning to scrape a living as illegal mussel pickers. But experts say they threaten the health of the marine ecosystem. ... more
..
SINO DAILY

China official flees country with funds: report
An official in northeast China has fled the country, allegedly taking tens of millions of dollars with him, amid a probe into corruption, a state newspaper said Wednesday. ... more
..
ICE WORLD

Thawing permafrost frees millions of tons of carbon: study
A vast outcrop of the Arctic Siberian coast that had been frozen for tens of thousands of years is releasing huge carbon deposits as rising temperatures thaw parts of its coastline, a study warned Wednesday. ... more
..
SHAKE AND BLOW

Death toll from S. Korea typhoon rises to 18
South Korean rescuers Wednesday recovered two more bodies near two wrecked Chinese fishing boats, bringing the confirmed death toll from a powerful typhoon to 18. ... more
..
SHAKE AND BLOW

Japan estimates monster quake could kill 320,000
Japan's government on Wednesday unveiled a worst case disaster scenario that warned a monster earthquake in the Pacific Ocean could kill over 320,000 people, dwarfing last year's quake-tsunami disaster. ... more
..
FLORA AND FAUNA

Fossil skeleton of strange, ancient digging mammal clears up 30-year evolutionary debate
Shortly after dinosaurs like Tyrannosaurus and Triceratops went extinct 65 million years ago, Earth's ancient landscapes were filled with unusual mammals only distantly related to those alive today. ... more
Previous Issues Aug 30 Aug 29 Aug 28 Aug 26 Aug 25
The contents herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2012 - SpaceDaily. AFP and UPI Wire Stories are copyright Agence France-Presse and United Press International. ESA Portal Reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. Advertising does not imply endorsement, agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by SpaceDaily on any web page published or hosted by SpaceDaily. Privacy statement
Free Newsletters - Delivered Daily Via Email - Space - War - Terra - Energy
..
Buy Advertising Media Advertising Kit Editorial & Other Enquiries Privacy statement