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October 04, 2012
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Climate change cripples forests
Los Alamos NM (SPX) Oct 04, 2012
Combine the tree-ring growth record with historic information, climate records and computer-model projections of future climate trends, and you get a grim picture for the future of trees in the southwestern United States. That's the word from a team of scientists from Los Alamos National Laboratory, the U.S. Geological Survey, University of Arizona, and several other partner organizations. Described in a paper published in Nature Climate Change this week, "Temperature as a potent driver of regiona ... read more

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FARM NEWS

Tadpole Shrimp a New Rice Pest in the Midsouth
Tadpole shrimp are pests of rice production systems in California and have recently been found impacting Missouri and Arkansas rice fields. The shrimp feed on rice seedlings and uproot them during f ... more
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Too Little Nitrogen May Restrain Carbon Storage Capability Of Plants
Plants' ability to absorb increased levels of carbon dioxide in the air may have been overestimated, a new University of Minnesota study shows. The study, published this week in the journal Na ... more
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FLORA AND FAUNA

Predatory bacterial crowdsourcing
Move forward. High-five your neighbor. Turn around. Repeat. That's the winning formula of one of the world's smallest predators, the soil bacteria Myxococcus xanthus, and a new study by scientists a ... more
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Honey bees fight back against Varroa
The parasitic mite Varroa destructor is a major contributor to the recent mysterious death of honey bee (Apis mellifera) colonies. New research published in BioMed Central's open access journal Geno ... more
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INTERN DAILY

'Tricorder'-like medical device described
Technology using acoustic waves to sort cells on a chip may create miniature medical analytic devices like Star Trek's tricorder, researchers at Penn State say. ... more
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DEMOCRACY

For young voters, it's still the economy
Young Democrats and Republicans agree on one thing: The economy will mean both groups will turn out in full force at the polls. ... more
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FLORA AND FAUNA

Rare tiger dies after Indonesia flight switch
A rare Sumatran tiger has died after his transport to an Indonesia park was aborted and he was put on a second flight because plane passengers complained about the smell, an official said. ... more
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Electric supercar race ends in a serious crash

Scottish scientists make 'tremendously important' breakthrough in water to hydrogen production proce

New species of electrons can lead to better computing

Europe's new age of metals begins

How salt causes buildings to crumble

graphene paints a corrosion-free future

Angling chromium to let oxygen through

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FARM NEWS

Superweeds linked to rising herbicide use in GM crops
A study published this week by Washington State University research professor Charles Benbrook finds that the use of herbicides in the production of three genetically modified herbicide-tolerant cro ... more
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FARM NEWS

New technologies advance livestock genomics for agricultural and biomedical uses
New genome editing technologies developed at the University of Minnesota for use on livestock will allow scientists to learn more about human diseases. The genomic technique, known as TALENS, ... more
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WATER WORLD

The chemical memory of seawater
Water does not forget, says Prof. Boris Koch, a chemist at the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research in the Helmholtz Association. Irrespective of what happens in the sea: whether t ... more
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FROTH AND BUBBLE

Mobiles phones getting less toxic: researcher
Mobile phone manufacturers, responding to consumer and regulatory pressure, are using fewer toxic substances in their products, researchers in the United States said Wednesday. ... more
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CLIMATE SCIENCE

Humans added plenty greenhouse gases before industrialisation
Humans were big emitters of greenhouse gases long before the Industrial Revolution, a finding that raises worrying questions about the benchmark for measuring global warming, a study published on Wednesday said. ... more
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DISASTER MANAGEMENT

18 school children buried in China landslide
Eighteen primary school pupils were buried Thursday when a landslide struck their school in a southwestern Chinese region that was hit by deadly earthquakes last month, state media said. ... more
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FIRE STORM

Russia blames Al-Qaeda for Europe wildfires
The head of Russia's Federal Security Service blamed Al-Qaeda Wednesday for a recent series of deadly forest fires in Europe, saying they were set by arsonists as part of the group's strategy to exhaust its enemies with low-cost attacks. ... more
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WATER WORLD

Australia admits neglect of Great Barrier Reef
The Australian government admits the Great Barrier Reef has been neglected for decades after a study showed it has lost more than half its coral cover in the past 27 years. ... more
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US still concerned after arms treaty talks with Russia

US general Allen to head anti-jihadist coalition

Obama waits for Congress on Syria rebel aid

Why an air campaign agains ISIS is not enough

US insists no anti-jihadist coordination with Assad

Kurdish female fighters face jihadists in Iraq's north

China offers Russia 'helping hand' in Xi, Putin talks

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WHALES AHOY

Australia hits out at Japan at whale research launch
Australian Environment Minister Tony Burke Thursday hit out at Japan's "alleged" scientific whaling as researchers hailed the testing of new acoustic tracking technology for the endangered blue whale. ... more
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FARM NEWS

Mother of cultivated rice came from China's Pearl River
/> The mother of all cultivated rice was grown on China's Pearl River, according to a DNA "map" published on Wednesday. The first domesticated strain of rice was Oryza sativa japonica, which wa ... more
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SINO DAILY

Chinese actress sues US website over Bo link claims
Chinese actress Zhang Ziyi is suing a US-based Chinese online news outlet over claims that she was a prostitute who had sex with top official Bo Xilai and others, a lawyer said Wednesday. ... more
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DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Hong Kong seeks answers after deadly ferry crash
Hong Kong investigators on Wednesday examined the wreck of a boat that sank in a collision which killed 38 people, as the city sought answers to its worst maritime accident for decades. ... more
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FLORA AND FAUNA

Costa Rica set to ban hunting, a first in the Americas
Costa Rica is set to be the first country in the American continent to ban recreational hunting after the country's legislature approved the popular measure by a wide margin. ... more
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SHAKE AND BLOW

Typhoon Maliksi nearing Japan's northeast
A strong typhoon was looming off Japan's northeastern Pacific coast on Thursday, the weather agency said. ... more
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DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Argentine police protest after giant pay error
Thousands of police took to the streets across Argentina on Wednesday after their pay was slashed by 30 to 60 percent in what the government said was an administrative error. ... more
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FLORA AND FAUNA

Marine plants can flee to avoid predators
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 pl ... more
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Space News from SpaceDaily.com
Ariane rocket launches Asia-Pacific telecoms satellites

SpaceX's next cargo launch set for Sept 20

Solar storm heads Earth's way after double sun blasts

NASA has some advice for how you can find aliens

NASA's Mars Curiosity rover reaches 'far frontier'

Nicaragua asks U.S. for help investigating meteorite crater

Black hole seeking telescope will be carried by giant balloon

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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

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

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

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

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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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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