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October 23, 2012
CLIMATE SCIENCE
Targeting solar geoengineering to minimize risk and inequality
Cambridge MA (SPX) Oct 23, 2012
By tailoring geoengineering efforts by region and by need, a new model promises to maximize the effectiveness of solar radiation management while mitigating its potential side effects and risks. Developed by a team of leading researchers, the study was published in the November issue of Nature Climate Change. Solar geoengineering, the goal of which is to offset the global warming caused by greenhouse gases, involves reflecting sunlight back into space. By increasing the concentrations of aer ... read more

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FLORA AND FAUNA

Survival of the shyest?
A fish's personality can influence how it responds to, and learns from threats, according to a new study by Professor Grant Brown from Concordia University in Canada and his colleagues. Their ... more
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WATER WORLD

Leisure boats threaten the Swedish West Coast archipelago
The number of leisure boats along the Swedish West Coast has risen dramatically over the last 20 years, resulting in a risk that the inner archipelago might be destroyed. These are the findings of n ... more
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WATER WORLD

Climate change threatens marine environment in the Baltic Sea
At the end of the 21st century, the temperature in the Baltic Sea will be higher and the salt content lower than at any time since 1850. If no action is taken to alleviate the effects of climate cha ... more
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WATER WORLD

Sweden's only coral reef at risk of dying
Sweden's only remaining cold-water coral reef, the Sacken reef in the Koster Fjord, is under threat of extinction. Because of that, researchers from the University of Gothenburg have started a resto ... more
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ICE WORLD

New understanding of Antarctic's weight-loss
New data which more accurately measures the rate of ice-melt could help us better understand how Antarctica is changing in the light of global warming. The rate of global sea level change is r ... more
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CLIMATE SCIENCE

Improving effectiveness of solar geoengineering
Solar radiation management is a type of geoengineering that would manipulate the climate in order to reduce the impact of global warming caused by greenhouse gasses. Ideas include increasing the amo ... more
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WATER WORLD

A Mississippi River diversion helped build Louisiana wetlands
The extensive system of levees along the Mississippi River has done much to prevent devastating floods in riverside communities. But the levees have also contributed to the loss of Louisiana's wetla ... more
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Process Overcomes Obstacles To Produce Renewable Fuels And Chemicals

Australian PM to visit India for potential uranium deal

Quantum physics enables revolutionary imaging method

Technique uses fraction of measurements to find quantum wave functions

Experiments explain why some liquids are 'fragile' and others are 'strong'

New analytical technology reveals 'nanomechanical' surface traits

Booming electric car sales under fire in Norway

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CLIMATE SCIENCE

A sharper look into the past for archaeology and climate research
By using a new series of measurements of radiocarbon dates on seasonally laminated sediments from Lake Suigetsu in Japan, a more precise calibration of radiocarbon dating will be possible. In combin ... more
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DEMOCRACY

Obama wins by a landslide in US kid's poll
The youngsters of the United States have voted, the results are in - and it's a landslide victory for Barack Obama. ... more
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WATER WORLD

EU states agree to cut Baltic cod quotas
Key EU states agreed Monday to cut cod fishing quotas in Baltic waters in a bid to bring stocks back up to sustainable levels, the European Commssion said. ... more
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DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Clinton hails Haitian post-quake reconstruction
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Monday hailed Haitian reconstruction after the devastating 2010 earthquake, drawing parallels between the "American dream" and the "Haitian dream." ... more
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SHAKE AND BLOW

Italian scientists sentenced to jail in quake trial
Six Italian scientists and a government official were found guilty on Monday of multiple manslaughter for underestimating the risks of a killer earthquake in the town of L'Aquila in 2009. ... more
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FARM NEWS

Panels reject study on GM corn but urge wider probes
Two expert panels on Monday rejected a contested French study linking genetically-modified corn to tumours in rats but said it raised issues which deserved wider investigation. ... more
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SINO DAILY

Tibetan burns himself to death in China
A Tibetan man has died after setting himself on fire at a Buddhist monastery in northwest China, the second self-immolation in the region in the last three days, rights groups said. ... more
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SHAKE AND BLOW

Floods in S.Africa kill eight
Heavy rains that lashed South Africa's southeast left eight people dead over the weekend and caused extensive damage to property, an official said on Monday. ... more
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US Space Debris Tracking Site To Be Build In Western Australia

Taiwan to spend $2.5 billion on anti-missile systems

N. Korea fires short-range 'projectile' into sea

Germany to send anti-tank weapons, rifles to Iraqi Kurds

Turkish army warns over 'red lines' in Kurdish peace talks

Israel downs drone from Syria over occupied Golan: army

'Hundreds' of Americans linked to IS: lawmaker

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SHAKE AND BLOW

Lourdes sanctuaries start reopening after floods clean-up
The French mountain town of Lourdes, whose spring water many Catholics believe can miraculously cure illness, began reopening its shrines Monday after flash floods that caused hundreds of thousands of euros in damage. ... more
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DEMOCRACY

Defence minister quits Georgia amid prosecution fears
Georgia's outgoing defence minister said Monday that he had quit the country as speculation simmered of potential prosecutions of former officials under the ex-Soviet state's new government. ... more
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DEMOCRACY

Mauritanian soldier describes shooting at president
A Mauritanian soldier said to have shot and wounded President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz by misadventure on October 13 has given his version of events on state television. ... more
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DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Haiti leader under fire for rising prices, corruption
Less than 18 months after taking office on a wave of populist support, Haitian President Michel Martelly is now facing protests in a country still trying to rebound from the massive 2010 earthquake. ... more
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WATER WORLD

Suez Environnment, Veolia deny tie-up talks
French water and waste management groups Suez Environnement and Veolia Environnement on Saturday issued separate statements denying a press report they were working on any sort to tie-up. ... more
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FLORA AND FAUNA

Economic crisis casts shadow over biodiversity talks
The global economic crisis cast its shadow over UN talks that closed in India on Saturday after two weeks of intense wrangling on funding to reverse the decline of Earth's natural resources. ... more
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SHAKE AND BLOW

Hundreds of pilgrims evacuated as floods swamp Lourdes
Floods caused by days of non-stop rain in southwest France forced the closing of most of the Catholic sanctuary of Lourdes Saturday and the evacuation of more than 450 pilgrims, local authorities said. ... more
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INTERN DAILY

Sanctions affecting 6 million patients in Iran: report
Some six million patients in Iran are affected by Western economic sanctions as import of medicine is becoming increasingly difficult, a governmental paper reported Sunday quoting a health official. ... more
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Space News from SpaceDaily.com
Memory Reformat Planned for Opportunity Mars Rover

Russia's Foton-M Satellite Landing Scheduled for September 1

Sparks Fly as NASA Pushes the Limits of 3-D Printing Technology

Too Early for Conclusions on Galileo Satellites Incident

NASA's Spitzer Telescope Witnesses Asteroid Smashup

NASA Wrapping Up Acoustic Testing for Space Launch System

NASA Probes Studying Earth's Radiation Belts to Celebrate Two Year Anniversary

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SHAKE AND BLOW

Water extraction helped trigger deadly quake in Spain: scientists
Massive extraction of groundwater helped unleash an earthquake in southeastern Spain last year that killed nine people, injured at least 100 and left thousands homeless, geologists said on Sunday. ... more
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FARM NEWS

Pesticides have knock-on effect for bees: study
Chronic exposure to pesticides has a bigger knock-on effect on bees than conventional probes suggest, according to a new study on Sunday touching on the mysterious collapse of bee colonies. ... more
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FLORA AND FAUNA

Hong Kong customs seize four tonnes of smuggled ivory
Hong Kong customs officers seized almost four tonnes of ivory worth about $3.4 million, hidden in shipments from Kenya and Tanzania, officials said Saturday. ... more
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DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Japan saves 64 Chinese seamen from burning freighter
Japan's Coast Guard Sunday saved all 64 Chinese seamen from their burning cargo ship, as the two nations remain locked in an acrimonious dispute over contested islands. ... more
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WEATHER REPORT

Goodness, gracious, great balls of lightning
Sightings of balls of lightning have been made for centuries around the world - usually the size of a grapefruit and lasting up to twenty seconds - but no explanation of how it occurs has been unive ... more
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FLORA AND FAUNA

World pledges more money to protect biodiversity
Efforts to stem the worrying loss of Earth's dwindling natural resources received a boost Saturday when a UN conference in India agreed to double biodiversity aid to poor countries. ... more
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INTERN DAILY

Cell Mechanism Findings Could One Day be Used to Engineer Organs
Biologists have teamed up with mechanical engineers from the The University of Texas at Dallas to conduct cell research that provides information that may one day be used to engineer organs. T ... more
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WHALES AHOY

Ancient DNA sheds light on Arctic whale mysteries
Scientists from the Wildlife Conservation Society, the American Museum of Natural History, City University of New York, and other organizations have published the first range-wide genetic analysis o ... more
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