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October 03, 2012
FLORA AND FAUNA
Marine plants can flee to avoid predators
Narragansett, RI (SPX) Oct 03, 2012
Scientists at the University of Rhode Island's Graduate School of Oceanography have made the first observation of a predator avoidance behavior by a species of phytoplankton, a microscopic marine plant. Susanne Menden-Deuer, associate professor of oceanography, and doctoral student Elizabeth Harvey made the unexpected observation while studying the interactions between phytoplankton and zooplankton. Their discovery will be published in the September 28 issue of the journal PLOS ONE. "It has ... read more

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WATER WORLD

New clues about ancient water cycles shed light on US deserts
The deserts of Utah and Nevada have not always been dry. Between 14,000 and 20,000 years ago, when large ice caps covered Canada during the last glacial cooling, valleys throughout the desert southw ... more
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WATER WORLD

Now in Science: It's not too late for troubled fisheries
A study published in Science magazine and co-authored by Bren School Sustainable Fisheries Group (SFG) researchers and their colleagues confirms suspicions that thousands of "data-poor" fisheries, r ... more
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WATER WORLD

White shark diets vary with age and among individuals
White sharks, the largest predatory sharks in the ocean, are thought of as apex predators that feed primarily on seals and sea lions. But a new study by researchers at the University of California, ... more
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WATER WORLD

Songs in the key of sea
Soft horns and a tinkling piano form the backbone of "Fifty Degrees North, Four Degrees West," a jazz number with two interesting twists: it has no composer and no actual musicians. Unless you count ... more
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WATER WORLD

Great Barrier Reef loosing coral
Half of the Great Barrier Reef's coral has been wiped out in the last 27 years, a new study says. ... more
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FARM NEWS

Bhutan aims to be first 100% organic nation
The Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan, famed for seeking "happiness" for its citizens, is aiming to become the first nation in the world to turn its home-grown food and farmers 100 percent organic. ... more
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DEMOCRACY

YouTube, Xbox to stream US presidential debates
YouTube has announced it will stream the three debates between US President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney, along with the vice presidential debate. ... more
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Quantum holograms as atomic scale memory keepsake

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SHAKE AND BLOW

Nigeria seasonal floods kill 148: Red Cross
Flooding across Nigeria has killed at least 148 people and displaced more than 64,000, the Red Cross said Tuesday, warning of an increased risk that water-borne diseases like cholera could spread. ... more
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DEMOCRACY

Amnesty urges Egypt to end 'bloody legacy' of abuse
Amnesty International urged Egypt's President Mohamed Morsi on Tuesday to implement reforms in the police and army, publishing two reports condemning human rights abuses by security forces. ... more
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DEMOCRACY

Rebel tailor sews change in Colombia
For 10 years, Alvaro Perez was a tailor of war, making uniforms for the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia. Now, as the rebels start a peace dialogue, he is living change: sewing school uniforms. ... more
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FLORA AND FAUNA

Morocco mission to rescue last of the Atlas lions
Almost a century after a French colonial hunter put a bullet in what came to be viewed as the last Atlas lion living in the wild, a Moroccan zoo is struggling to claw the fabled subspecies back from the brink of extinction. ... more
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WOOD PILE

Rangers losing battle in Philippine forests
Father-of-five Alex Lesber patrols one of the Philippines' most important forests carrying a cheap pistol and memories of a pastor being shot dead in front of him. ... more
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SINO DAILY

Ferry crash raises Hong Kong harbour questions
Hong Kong has thrived as Asia's throbbing transport hub, but a deadly ferry accident on the busy National Day holiday has raised questions about safety on the city's frenetic harbour. ... more
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EPIDEMICS

Two people die of cholera in Iraqi Kurdistan
Two people have died of cholera in Iraqi Kurdistan's Sulaimaniyah province in the second outbreak in five years, the autonomous region's health minister said on Tuesday. ... more
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ICE WORLD

Australian tycoon fined for Arctic party cruise
Warming has opened up the Arctic to shipping and now also raucous tourists, say Canadian authorities who last month levied $10,000 in fines against an Australian tycoon for a booze-fueled party cruise. ... more
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Aerostat surveillance system being evaluated by CBP

Intelsat General To Study Commercialization of USAF Satellites

Russian Bank Offers 5 Billion Rubles for GLONASS

ESA spaceplane progressing towards Vega launch

BAE Systems Australia producing more missile decoy systems

Turkish cruise missile tipped for F-35

US-led strikes kill more than 500 militants in Syria

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FLORA AND FAUNA

Norway, Switzerland in push to protect 'environmental refugees'
People forced to flee their countries by natural disasters find themselves in a legal vacuum where they are considered neither refugees nor migrants, Norway and Switzerland said Tuesday, as they launched an initiative aimed at protecting them. ... more
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WHALES AHOY

Indonesians hack into beached whales in mass stranding
Locals on a remote island in eastern Indonesia on Tuesday cut up several dead pilot whales for food after a mass stranding that killed at least 41 of the mammals, an official said. ... more
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SINO DAILY

Ai Weiwei gets first big US show, shaped by his plight
The first US survey of the work of Ai Weiwei opens this weekend in Washington, shaped - in the words of the dissident artist himself - by his ongoing struggle with the powers that be in Beijing. ... more
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WOOD PILE

Semi-dwarf trees may enable a green revolution for some forest crop
The same "green revolution" concepts that have revolutionized crop agriculture and helped to feed billions of people around the world may now offer similar potential in forestry, scientists say, wit ... more
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FARM NEWS

Sandia probability maps help sniff out food contamination
Uncovering the sources of fresh food contamination could become faster and easier thanks to analysis done at Sandia National Laboratories' National Infrastructure Simulation and Analysis Center (NIS ... more
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FARM NEWS

An Old Pest Reemerges in Organic Orchards
The apple flea weevil, a sporadic insect pest in the early 1900s, has reemerged as a severe pest in organic apple orchards in Michigan, where outbreak population levels have been observed since 2008 ... more
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FLORA AND FAUNA

Stanford bioengineers introduce 'Bi-Fi' - The biological internet
If you were a bacterium, the virus M13 might seem innocuous enough. It insinuates more than it invades, setting up shop like a freeloading houseguest, not a killer. Once inside it makes itself at ho ... more
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TECTONICS

Active Faults More Accessible to Geologists
An October GSA article, "Open-source archive of active faults for northwest South America," by Gabriel Veloza and colleagues, is now online. The article introduces the "Active Tectonics of the Andes ... more
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China launches first mission to moon and back

Two families of comets found around nearby star

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Cosmonauts complete 3rd EVA for October

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FLORA AND FAUNA

Reclassifying protists helps us understand how many species remain undiscovered
Since the Victorian era, categorizing the natural world has challenged scientists. No group has presented a challenge as tricky as the protists, the tiny, complex life forms that are neither plants ... more
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FLORA AND FAUNA

Uranium-contaminated site yields wealth of information on microbes 10 feet under
University of California, Berkeley, scientists have sequenced nearly all the genes in an underground community of microbes at a contaminated uranium mill site in Rifle, Colo., providing information ... more
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WATER WORLD

China's dams a threat to the Mekong
China's most recent hydropower project on the Mekong River, the Nuozhadu Dam, threatens the ecosystem of the river, experts warn. ... more
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FARM NEWS

Plant scientists create 'see-through' soil
Researchers in Scotland say they have developed a see-through soil that will enable scientists to study roots in detail for the first time. ... more
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DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Twenty-five killed in Hong Kong ferry collision: official
Twenty-five people were killed and dozens injured when two passenger boats collided and one sunk off Hong Kong late Monday, officials said. ... more
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DISASTER MANAGEMENT

World facing unprecedented refugee crisis: UNHCR
UN refugee agency chief Antonio Guterres warned Monday that a surge in the number of refugees around the world was causing a crisis that was unprecedented in recent history. ... more
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EPIDEMICS

Saudi take steps to thwart epidemic at hajj: report
Saudi Arabia has taken measures to deal with any epidemic that may break out during the annual hajj pilgrimage, a minister said in remarks published Monday, stressing that the spread of a mystery illness from the same family as the deadly SARS virus was "limited." ... more
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CLIMATE SCIENCE

Salt marsh carbon may play role in slowing climate warming
A warming climate and rising seas will enable salt marshes to more rapidly capture and remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, possibly playing a role in slowing the rate of climate change, accor ... more
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