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September 21, 2012
WATER WORLD
The "slippery slope to slime": Overgrown algae causing coral reef declines
Corvallis OR (SPX) Sep 21, 2012
Researchers at Oregon State University for the first time have confirmed some of the mechanisms by which overfishing and nitrate pollution can help destroy coral reefs - it appears they allow an overgrowth of algae that can bring with it unwanted pathogens, choke off oxygen and disrupt helpful bacteria. These "macroalgae," or large algal species, are big enough to essentially smother corals. They can get out of control when sewage increases nitrate levels, feeds the algae, and some of the large fi ... read more

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Selective grazing and aversion to olive and grape leaves achieved in goats and sheep
Researchers from the Research Group on Ruminants led by Elena Albanell, lecturer in Animal and Food Science, have successfully achieved to prevent sheep and goats from chewing on the young leaves of ... more
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WATER WORLD

CO2 from water pollution, as well as air pollution, may adversely impact oceans
Carbon dioxide (CO2) released into the oceans as a result of water pollution by nutrients - a major source of this greenhouse gas that gets little public attention - is enhancing the unwanted change ... more
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Researchers propose new way to save Africa's beleaguered soils
A Washington State University researcher and colleagues make a case in the journal Nature for a new type of agriculture that could restore the beleaguered soils of Africa and help the continent feed ... more
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Genetic mutation may have allowed early humans to migrate throughout Africa
A genetic mutation that occurred thousands of years ago might be the answer to how early humans were able to move from central Africa and across the continent in what has been called "the great expa ... more
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ICE WORLD

Warming ocean could start big shift of Antarctic ice
Fast-flowing and narrow glaciers have the potential to trigger massive changes in the Antarctic ice sheet and contribute to rapid ice-sheet decay and sea-level rise, a new study has found. Res ... more
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Ancient tooth may provide evidence of early human dentistry
Researchers may have uncovered new evidence of ancient dentistry in the form of a 6,500-year-old human jaw bone with a tooth showing traces of beeswax filling, as reported Sep. 19 in the open access ... more
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People change moral position without even realizing it
Shortly after expressing a moral view about a difficult topic, people may easily endorse the opposite view and remain blind to the psychological mismatch, according to research published Sep. 19 in ... more
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FLORA AND FAUNA

Major changes needed to protect species and ecosystems
A landmark study has found that climate change is likely to have a major impact on Australia's plants, animals and ecosystems that will present significant challenges to the conservation of Australi ... more
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ICE WORLD

Arctic Sea Ice Hits Smallest Extent In Satellite Era
The frozen cap of the Arctic Ocean appears to have reached its annual summertime minimum extent and broken a new record low on Sept. 16, the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) has reported. A ... more
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CLIMATE SCIENCE

New Chinese 'commitments' to tackle spiralling emissions: EU
China has made a "commitment" to tackle spiralling greenhouse gas emissions in return for EU financial aid and expertise, the European Union announced Thursday. ... more
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ICE WORLD

'Planetary emergency' due to Arctic melt, experts warn
Experts warned Wednesday of a "planetary emergency" due to the unforeseen global consequences of Arctic ice melt, including methane gas released from permafrost regions currently under ice. ... more
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PILLAGING PIRATES

Obama denies gun-running probe a 'whitewash'
President Barack Obama on Thursday denied an official report into a disastrous US-government gun trafficking sting on the Mexican border, which cleared Attorney General Eric Holder, was a "whitewash." ... more
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EARTH OBSERVATION

Apple fans complain of missing landmarks in new map system
Apple faced growing criticism on Thursday from users around the world who complained that the tech giant's new mapping system is riddled with errors. ... 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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WATER WORLD

One dead at Peru gold mine protest over scarce water
A struggle over dwindling water resources turned deadly at a mine in northern Peru, leading to clashes that killed one person and injured four others, police said Thursday. ... more
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N. Korea moving 'further away' from denuclearisation: US envoy

IS jihadists close in on key Syria border town

German push onto world stage hit by defence failures

Sweden orders submarine overhaul

Israel PM warns Iran greater threat than IS jihadists

Afghanistan to sign US troop deal Tuesday

Former Exelis business unit makes debut as independent company

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WATER WORLD

Severe water shortage in South Sudan camps: Red Cross
The lack of clean water in refugee camps in South Sudan has become a "major humanitarian crisis" with people exposed to diseases due to contamination, the Red Cross said Thursday. ... more
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DEMOCRACY

Turkish court hears final arguments in military coup trial
A Turkish court heard final arguments Thursday in the trial of hundreds of active and retired military officers accused of plotting to overthrow the Islamic-rooted government. ... more
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WEATHER REPORT

Nine dead as storms rip across South America
Fierce storms packing 140-kilometer (87-mile) an hour winds tore across the heart of South America on Wednesday, killing five people in Paraguay, two in Uruguay and two in Bolivia. ... 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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WATER WORLD

Sea Surface Temperatures Reach Record Highs on Northeast Continental Shelf
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' ... more
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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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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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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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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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