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September 25, 2012
CLIMATE SCIENCE
Scientific discovery offers 'green' solution in fight against greenhouse gases
Nottingham UK (SPX) Sep 25, 2012
A low-cost new material that could lead to innovative technologies to tackle global warming has been discovered by scientists at The University of Nottingham. The porous material, named NOTT-300, has the potential to reduce fossil fuel emissions through the cheaper and more efficient capture of polluting gases such as carbon dioxide (CO2) and sulphur dioxide (SO2). The research, published in the scientific journal Nature Chemistry, demonstrates how the exciting properties of NOTT-300 could provide ... read more

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CLIMATE SCIENCE

Stratosphere targets deep sea to shape climate
A University of Utah study suggests something amazing: Periodic changes in winds 15 to 30 miles high in the stratosphere influence the seas by striking a vulnerable "Achilles heel" in the North Atla ... more
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WOOD PILE

Nunavut's mysterious ancient life could return by 2100
Global climate change means that recently discovered ancient forests in Canada's extreme north could one day return, according to Alexandre Guertin-Pasquier of the University of Montreal's Departmen ... more
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FARM NEWS

Bees decrease food intake, live longer when given compound found in red wine
The idea that drinking red wine may provide health benefits - or possibly even extend your life - is an appealing thought for many people. Now, there may be added attraction. Researchers have found ... more
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WATER WORLD

Gas Outlets off Spitsbergen Are No New Phenomenon
September 19, 2012/Kiel. Marine scientists from Kiel, together with colleagues from Bremen, Great Britain, Switzerland and Norway, spent four and a half weeks examining methane emanation from the se ... more
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EARLY EARTH

Large bacterial population colonized land 2.75 billion years ago
There is evidence that some microbial life had migrated from the Earth's oceans to land by 2.75 billion years ago, though many scientists believe such land-based life was limited because the ozone l ... more
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DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Automatic building mapping could help emergency responders
MIT researchers have built a wearable sensor system that automatically creates a digital map of the environment through which the wearer is moving. The prototype system, described in a paper slated ... more
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SHAKE AND BLOW

Million displaced by floods in India: officials
Devastating floods have forced more than one million people to flee their homes in northeastern India where authorities have called a health alert, officials said on Monday. ... more
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Smart, eco-friendly new battery to solve problems

Kremlin ready to act if trilateral energy proposal collapses

Future mega cities will need solar roof energy

How things coil

Police Department Generates Power from Q CELLS Solar Modules

New Technology May Lead to Prolonged Power in Mobile Devices

Blue LED breakthrough for efficient electronics

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SHAKE AND BLOW

Hurricane Miriam in the Pacific strengthens to Category 2
Hurricane Miriam, churning far off the Mexican coast in the Pacific Ocean, strengthened to a Category 2 storm early Monday, US forecasters said. ... more
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WHITE OUT

'We heard screams... then it hit': Nepal avalanche survivors
Huddled in their sleeping bags, the climbers first heard the avalanche roar towards them and then the sound of screaming before being swept hundreds of metres down the slopes of "Killer Mountain". ... more
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FIRE STORM

Forest fire forces 2,000 to evacuate in Spain
Firefighters battled a forest fire whipped up by strong winds in the Spanish region of Valencia on Monday, forcing the evacuation of about 2,000 people, officials said. ... more
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SINO DAILY

China police kill homeowner in demolition protest
Police in northeast China shot and killed a homeowner who set himself on fire while trying to protect his property from a demolition crew, an official and state media said Monday. ... more
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WHITE OUT

Hopes fade for missing climbers after Nepal avalanche
Rescuers scaled down a search Monday for two French climbers and a Canadian missing in a Nepal avalanche which killed at least nine people attempting to scale one of the world's highest peaks. ... more
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ABOUT US

Breaking up harder to do on Facebook
Breaking up is hard to do and staying friends on social networking sites such as Facebook may make it harder, British researchers say. ... more
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FLORA AND FAUNA

DR Congo conflict puts endangered mountain gorillas in peril
Home to the famed mountain gorillas, Africa's oldest national park in the Democratic Republic of Congo has been overrun by armed groups who have slaughtered wildlife and scared off much-needed tourists. ... more
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DEMOCRACY

Workers beg Romney to stop latest Bain outsourcing
Being told to train his replacement was humiliating and surreal, but Tom Gaulrapp said the worst part was when the plant's US flag was taken down before the Chinese engineers arrived. ... more
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Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
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

In half century, Brazil lost 80% of coral reef: study
In just five decades, Brazil has lost 80 percent of the coral reef once found along 3,000 kilometers (1,864 miles) of its northeastern coast, according to a study cited by local media Sunday. ... more
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DEMOCRACY

Turkish 'coup plotters' jailing a warning to army: analysts
A Turkish court's landmark conviction of some 300 military officers accused of plotting to oust an elected government sends a stark warning to the armed forces, whose dominance may have reached its end, according to analysts. ... more
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WATER WORLD

Zimbabwe city orders 'big flush' amid water rationing
Zimbabwe's second city Bulawayo has ordered its residents to flush toilets at the same time once a week to prevent blockages during frequent periods of water rationing, the mayor said Saturday. ... more
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FARM NEWS

Growing corn to treat rare disease
The seeds of greenhouse-grown corn could hold the key to treating a rare, life-threatening childhood genetic disease, according to researchers from Simon Fraser University. SFU biologist Allis ... more
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FARM NEWS

Horticultural hijacking
It's a battleground down there - in the soil where plants and bacteria dwell. Even though beneficial root bacteria come to the rescue when a plant is being attacked by pathogens, there's a dar ... more
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WOOD PILE

Forest killer plant study explores rapid environmental change factors
It's called mile-a-minute weed or "forest killer." Mikania micrantha is an exotic, invasive species that spreads quickly, covering crops, smothering trees and rapidly altering the environment. ... more
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SHAKE AND BLOW

An Expedition to the Earth's Fiery Heart
On 22. September, a French-German team sets out from La Reunion to map the upwelling of hot magma that powers one of the oldest and most active regions of volcanic activity in the world. An expediti ... more
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DEMOCRACY

Uruguay's Mujica suffers popularity slump
Uruguayan President Jose Mujica is facing a sharp drop in approval ratings as the country's development targets slip through a combination of external factors and the president's alleged lackluster performance. ... more
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Chinese Company to Create High-Altitude Space Balloon: Reports

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Simulations Reveal An Unusual Death for Ancient Stars

NASA Ocean Data Shows 'Climate Dance' of Plankton

China Successfully Orbits Experimental Satellite

Living on the Edge: Rosetta's Lander Philae Is Set to Take the Plunge

Dawn reaches its seventh anniversary

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DEMOCRACY

Vietnam bloggers set for 'anti-state propaganda' trial
Three high-profile Vietnamese bloggers, including one whose case has been raised by US President Barack Obama, are set to go on trial Monday for "anti-state propaganda", a lawyer told AFP. ... more
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CLIMATE SCIENCE

Climate scientists put predictions to the test
Climate-prediction models show skills in forecasting climate trends over time spans of greater than 30 years and at the geographical scale of continents, but they deteriorate when applied to shorter ... more
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FROTH AND BUBBLE

Solving the stink from sewers
The rotten egg gas leaking from sewer pipes and costing billions of dollars worldwide in odour control may soon be far less of a problem thanks to new research discussed at the 2012 International Wa ... more
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SHAKE AND BLOW

Discovering Hot Towers
Two hours before Hurricane Isaac made landfall, a satellite orbiting hundreds of miles above the storm used a radar instrument to map the storm's inner structure. The instrument on the Tropical Rain ... more
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FLORA AND FAUNA

How bumblebees find efficient routes without a GPS
Scientists from Queen Mary, University of London have tracked bumblebees for the first time to see how they select the optimal route to collect nectar from multiple flowers and return to their nest. ... more
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FARM NEWS

Global economic pressures trickle down to local landscape change, altering disease risk
The pressures of global trade may heighten disease incidence by dictating changes in land use. A boom in disease-carrying ticks and chiggers has followed the abandonment of rice cultivation in Taiwa ... more
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FARM NEWS

Pesticides not yet proven guilty of causing honeybee declines
The impact of crop pesticides on honeybee colonies is unlikely to cause colony collapse, according to a paper in the journal Science. More research is now needed to predict the impact of widely-used ... more
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BIO FUEL

Most biofuels are not green
First tops, then flops. That is one way of summing up the history of biofuels so far. A new study led by Empa gives an up-to-date picture of the ecobalance of various biofuels and their production p ... more
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