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September 20, 2012
WATER WORLD
Sea Surface Temperatures Reach Record Highs on Northeast Continental Shelf
Woods Hole MA (SPX) Sep 20, 2012
During the first six months of 2012, sea surface temperatures in the Northeast Shelf Large Marine Ecosystem were the highest ever recorded, according to the latest Ecosystem Advisory issued by NOAA's Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NEFSC). Above-average temperatures were found in all parts of the ecosystem, from the ocean bottom to the sea surface and across the region, and the above average temperatures extended beyond the shelf break front to the Gulf Stream. The annual 2012 spring pla ... read more

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FARM NEWS

Scientists conclude high fructose corn syrup should not be blamed for obesity
A new article published in International Journal of Obesity found there is no evidence to suggest the current obesity epidemic in the United States can be specifically blamed on consumption of high ... more
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ABOUT US

Seeing fewer older people in the street may lead low-income adults to fast-track their lives
Why do people in deprived areas live life in the fast lane? It may be because of the age of people they observe in the street, according to a new study by Daniel Nettle and colleagues from Newcastle ... more
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SHAKE AND BLOW

CU mathematicians show how shallow water may help explain tsunami power
While wave watching is a favorite pastime of beachgoers, few notice what is happening in the shallowest water. A closer look by two University of Colorado Boulder applied mathematicians has led to t ... more
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FARM NEWS

Evolutionary straitjacket means flies can't take the heat
Many species of fruit fly lack the ability to adapt effectively to predicted increases in global temperatures and may face extinction in the near future, according to new research. In a study ... more
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INTERN DAILY

Engineering a better hip implant
University of Iowa researchers have determined that thigh size in obese people is a reason their hip implants are more likely to fail. In a study, the team simulated hip dislocations as they occur i ... more
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FARM NEWS

Sweden seeks flexibility on EU ag reforms
Sweden's rural affairs minister said this week he wants more flexibility under the proposed "greening" reforms of the EU's Common Agriculture Policy. ... more
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PILLAGING PIRATES

Drug threat behind Brazil buying Seahawks
Latin America's growing problem with organized drug gangs using submersibles to ship narcotics is seen as being behind Brazil's purchase of Seahawk anti-submarine helicopters. ... more
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JILA team finds first direct evidence of 'spin symmetry' in atoms

Rubber meets the road with new ORNL carbon, battery technologies

The fluorescent fingerprint of plastics

Yale's cool molecules

Biomimetic photodetector 'sees' in color

Atoms to Product: Aiming to Make Nanoscale Benefits Life-sized

Novel 'butterfly' molecule could enable photoenergy devices

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WOOD PILE

Research study trees chopped down
An Australian university says the cutting down of more than 140 trees planted for a 13-year study destroyed its research and it's suing the contractor involved. ... more
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PILLAGING PIRATES

US authorities botched Mexico gun-running probe
US authorities erred badly in probing a disastrous gun-running operation into Mexico, a government inspector said Wednesday in a report that nonetheless cleared Attorney General Eric Holder. ... more
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WATER WORLD

Super-trawler company to fight Australian ban
A company which wants to operate a super-trawler in Australian waters vowed on Wednesday to fight an environmental ban set to be imposed by the government on the giant vessel. ... more
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ICE WORLD

Arctic sea ice shrinks to lowest level on record: US
Arctic sea ice has shrunk to its smallest surface area since record-keeping began, taking the world into "uncharted territory" as climate change intensifies, US scientists warned Wednesday. ... more
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DISASTER MANAGEMENT

EU offers Italy 670 mn euros in quake aid
The European Commission offered Wednesday 670 million euros ($880 million) to help reconstruction efforts after two powerful earthquakes in northern Italy caused loss of life and massive damage. ... more
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WHALES AHOY

Fiji denies ordering Sea Shepherd vessel to leave
Fijian authorities Wednesday denied claims they ordered the Sea Shepherd vessel Brigitte Bardot to leave its waters a week after the anti-whaling group's trimaran berthed for repairs. ... more
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WEATHER REPORT

Five dead as storm rips across South America
A fierce storm packing 140-kilometer (87-mile) an hour winds tore across the heart of South America on Wednesday, killing five people in Paraguay and wreaking havoc in Argentina and Uruguay. ... more
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WATER WORLD

Marine park 'the size of the Moon' takes shape in Pacific
An ambitious plan to link marine parks across a vast swathe of ocean - whose surface area would equal that of the Moon - is slowly coming together piece by piece, say conservationists. ... more
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Satellite used to control unmanned aerial vehicle

China defence ministry tells US to stop 'close-in' surveillance

NATO says 'over 1,000 Russian troops' in Ukraine

Taiwan says spying allegations won't hurt China ties

UAE contracts for enhanced tactical communications

Block 2 Rolling Airframe Missile delivered to Navy

Brazil taking sharp look at Russia's Pantsir-S1 air defense system

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FLORA AND FAUNA

Rapid urban expansion threatens biodiversity
A brief window of opportunity exists to shape the development of cities globally before a boom in infrastructure construction transforms urban land cover, according to a study in the Proceedings of ... more
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CLIMATE SCIENCE

Effectiveness and impact of climate change mitigation measures unclear
Strict targets for mitigating climate change require effective climate policy and emission reduction measures. In his thesis, Sampo Soimakallio, M. Sc. (Tech.), Senior Scientist at VTT, analyses unc ... more
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WATER WORLD

When it rains, it pours
Extreme precipitation in the tropics comes in many forms: thunderstorm complexes, flood-inducing monsoons and wide-sweeping cyclones like the recent Hurricane Isaac. Global warming is expected to in ... more
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ICE WORLD

Alpine glaciers contribute to carbon cycling
An international collaboration led by Tom Battin from the Department of Limnology of the University of Vienna unravels the role of Alpine glaciers for carbon cycling. The scientists uncover the unex ... more
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ICE WORLD

Shrinking snow depth on Arctic sea ice threatens ringed seal habitat
As sea ice in the Arctic continues to shrink during this century, more than two thirds of the area with sufficient snow cover for ringed seals to reproduce also will disappear, challenging their sur ... more
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BLUE SKY

High-Flying NASA Aircraft Helps Develop New Science Instruments
Over the next few weeks, an ER-2 high altitude research aircraft operating out of NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Wallops Island, Va., will take part in the development of two future satellite ins ... more
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FIRE STORM

Study shows wildfires' positive and negative economic impacts
Despite the disruptions they cause, large wildfires are a mixed economic bag for nearby communities, according to findings from a research project by the University of Oregon's Ecosystem Workforce P ... more
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EARLY EARTH

Researchers find our inner reptile hearts
An elaborate system of leads spreads across our hearts. These leads - the heart's electrical system - control our pulse and coordinate contraction of the heart chambers. While the structure of the h ... more
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FLORA AND FAUNA

Study of giant viruses shakes up tree of life
A new study of giant viruses supports the idea that viruses are ancient living organisms and not inanimate molecular remnants run amok, as some scientists have argued. The study may reshape the univ ... more
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WEATHER REPORT

World's hottest temperature cools a bit
If you think this summer was hot, it's nothing compared to the summer of 1913, when the hottest temperature ever recorded was a searing 134 F in Death Valley, Calif. But while that reading was made ... more
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FARM NEWS

Warmer Temperatures Make New USDA Plant Zone Map Obsolete
Gardeners and landscapers may want to rethink their fall tree plantings. Warming temperatures have already made the U.S. Department of Agriculture's new cold-weather planting guidelines obsolete, ac ... more
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FARM NEWS

Farmers accuse Madagascar mining giant of killing bees
A swath of farmland around a giant nickel and cobalt mine in Madagascar has been contaminated by pesticides that have wiped out local bee populations, a group of farmers claimed Tuesday. ... more
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FARM NEWS

Italian architect designs world's biggest vertical garden
A shopping centre near Milan is claiming an unusual record - the biggest vertical garden in the world, covering a surface of 1,263 square metres (13,600 square feet) with a total of 44,000 plants. ... more
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FLORA AND FAUNA

Britain grants first licence for badger cull
Up to 3,000 badgers could be killed in England after a government agency on Friday issued the first licence for a pilot cull in a bid to prevent the spread of tuberculosis in cattle. ... more
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WATER WORLD

Amazon's flying water vapor rivers bring rain to Brazil
As devastating drought spreads across much of the globe, British-born pilot Gerard Moss flies above the Amazon rainforest to show how its "flying rivers" - humid air currents - bring rain to Brazil and South America. ... more
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ICE WORLD

Brazil to begin rebuilding its burned Antarctic base
Three navy supply ships will head for Antarctica next month to begin rebuilding a Brazilian naval base destroyed by a deadly fire in February, Defense Minister Celso Amorim said Monday. ... more
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