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October 29, 2012
SHAKE AND BLOW
Eastern US in lockdown ahead of huge storm
New York (AFP) Oct 29, 2012
Much of the eastern United States was in lockdown mode Monday awaiting the arrival of a hurricane dubbed "Frankenstorm" that threatened to wreak havoc on the area with storm surges, driving rain and devastating winds. New York authorities ordered the evacuation Sunday of 375,000 people from low-lying coastal areas as the imminent arrival of Hurricane Sandy, which strengthened overnight and forced the entire eastern seaboard to out its normal life on hold. More than 7,400 flights out of east coas ... read more

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FROTH AND BUBBLE

China protesters wary after chemical plant victory
Protesters who forced a Chinese city to halt work on a new chemical plant massed outside government offices Monday in a wary response to a victory which highlighted the country's growing environmental activism. ... more
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DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Haiti's toll from Sandy at 51, Cuba eyes cleanup
Hurricane Sandy's tear across the Caribbean left 51 people dead in Haiti, while another 15 people were still missing after the deadly storm, officials said Sunday. ... more
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WHITE OUT

Cold snap kills three people in Poland
Freezing temperatures killed three men in their fifties in Poland, police said on Sunday, as several other countries including France and Switzerland were also hit by a cold snap. ... more
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SHAKE AND BLOW

Tsunami hit Geneva in AD 563: scientists
Nearly 1,500 years ago a tsunami triggered by a rockfall swept Lake Geneva, engulfing its shores with a wall of water up to 13 metres (42 feet) high, Swiss scientists reported on Sunday. ... more
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SHAKE AND BLOW

Hawaii rattled by tsunami warning after Canada quake
A powerful 7.7 magnitude earthquake off Canada's west coast set off a tsunami warning that emptied restaurants, bars and theaters in Hawaii and sent rattled residents fleeing beach areas. ... more
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FARM NEWS

Honduran crocodile farm bets on skins' glam future
Fancy a set of crocodile-hide luggage? Or luxe-look croc-skin shoes, or a croc filet? A farm in Honduras is betting on striking it rich by tending the endangered beasts until it is legal to sell them. ... more
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DEMOCRACY

Hurricane 'havoc' hits US election endgame
Hurricane Sandy, bringing Monday a dangerous "October Surprise," has shredded candidates' endgame plans for next week's toss-up US election in a new test of nerve for Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. ... more
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EPIDEMICS

Test allows doctors to see disease without microscope
Scientists in Britain say they have developed a super-sensitive test using nano-particles to spot markers for cancer or the AIDS virus in human blood serum using the naked eye. ... more
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SHAKE AND BLOW

Millions at risk of flooding from Hurricane Sandy
Millions of people are at risk of life-threatening flooding when Hurricane Sandy plows into the northeastern US, the director of the National Hurricane Center said Sunday. ... more
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WHITE OUT

Snow and gales hit Europe, four dead, two missing
Snow and gales hit France and Switzerland over the weekend, possibly leading to the death of a homeless man in Paris, while searches continued for a missing windsurfer and a 12-year-old British boy who vanished Saturday in the south of France while cycling in a gale. ... more
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WEATHER REPORT

British boy missing as hurricane-force winds lash France
Hurricane-force winds lashed southern France on Sunday, damaging a ferry off Marseille and leading to the disappearance of two people, including a British boy who was out cycling. ... more
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SINO DAILY

Wen family lawyers dispute NYT riches claim: report
Lawyers for relatives of Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao have hit back at an "untrue" New York Times article which alleged the family has accumulated vast wealth, a report said Sunday. ... more
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SHAKE AND BLOW

US officials brace as Hurricane Sandy moves north
US emergency officials braced for the potentially massive impact of a so-called "Frankenstorm" Sunday as Hurricane Sandy lumbered north in the Atlantic Ocean, poised to hit the eastern seaboard with torrential rains and gale-force winds. ... more
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SHAKE AND BLOW

Major earthquake off west coast of Canada, tsunami triggered
A major 7.7 magnitude earthquake shook the Queen Charlotte Islands off the west coast of Canada late Saturday, triggering a potentially destructive Pacific tsunami that is now headed toward the US state of Hawaii. ... more
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SINO DAILY

Seven Tibetan self-immolations hit China in a week
Two Tibetan cousins set themselves on fire in northwest China to protest against Beijing's hardline rule, taking the total number of self-immolations last week to seven, a London-based rights group said. ... more
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Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Russia has violated arms treaty by testing cruise missile: US

US vows strict monitoring of any Iran nuclear deal

After shaky start, Ukraine turns eastern offensive around

China puts powerful former security chief under investigation

LockMart Completes GMLRS Alternative Warhead Tests

Missile decoy system on Australian, U.S. warships to be upgraded

Aviation officials call for anti-air weapons law, better threat data

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DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Improving healthcare response in Haiti
Earthquakes, tsunamis and hurricanes have taken their toll on many parts of the world. Communities struggle for years to rebuild without immediate access to basic necessities like proper healthcare. ... more
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ICE WORLD

Biologists record increasing amounts of plastic litter in the Arctic deep sea
The sea bed in the Arctic deep sea is increasingly strewn with litter and plastic waste. As reported in the advance online publication of the scientific journal Marine Pollution Bulletin by Dr. Mela ... more
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CLIMATE SCIENCE

Feeling hot, hot, hot
We're not used to thinking of ourselves as animals. But as Jason Samson sees it, climate is as important in shaping the distribution and movement of humans as it is in other animals. The McGil ... more
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EARTH OBSERVATION

Satellite images tell tales of changing biodiversity
Analysis of texture differences in satellite images may be an effective way to monitor changes in vegetation, soil and water patterns over time, with potential implications for measuring biodiversit ... more
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FARM NEWS

Gaps in border controls are related to alien insect invasions in Europe
European countries with gaps in border security surrounding agricultural imports have been invaded by the largest number of exotic insect pests, according to research published in the open access jo ... more
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INTERN DAILY

Next-generation vaccines - eliminating the use of needles
Lead scientist Professor Simon Cutting, from the School of Biological Sciences at Royal Holloway, has developed the jabs through the use of probiotic spores. He carried out fundamental studies into ... more
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FLORA AND FAUNA

Hanging in there: Koalas have low genetic diversity
A species relies on genetic diversity to survive and low diversity usually indicates that there has been inbreeding due to a decrease in population size. By looking at historic mitochondrial DNA (mt ... more
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SHAKE AND BLOW

Study explains connection between Hawaii's dueling volcanoes
A new Rice University-led study finds that a deep connection about 50 miles underground can explain the enigmatic behavior of two of Earth's most notable volcanoes, Hawaii's Mauna Loa and Kilauea. T ... more
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WEATHER REPORT

Philippines storm toll rises sharply
The death toll from Typhoon Son-Tinh in the Philippines rose sharply to 24 Saturday as casualty reports came in from isolated central islands and the far-flung south, the government said. ... more
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FARM NEWS

Black rice and tea in Italy as China shows its green side
As economic giant China ploughs ahead with modernisation and industrialisation, small-scale farmers and producers are creating pockets of resistance by going back to their roots. ... more
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WEATHER REPORT

U.S. faces gap in weather satellite data
The United States is facing a gap in crucial satellite coverage that provides invaluable data for predicting storm tracks, officials warned. ... more
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EARTH OBSERVATION

Google adds terrain to Maps as default
Google has announced an upgrade to its Maps offering, with the default view featuring shading and color detail to convey terrain information. ... more
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PILLAGING PIRATES

West African pirates target oil tankers
As the oil boom in West Africa swells, pirate attacks on tankers in the Gulf of Guinea are "reaching dangerous proportions," the International Maritime Bureau reports. ... more
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CLIMATE SCIENCE

EU on track to exceed Kyoto emissions goal
The European Union is on track to not only meet but exceed greenhouse gas reduction goals set by the 1997 Kyoto Protocol, an analysis indicated this week. ... more
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SHAKE AND BLOW

Elderly man dies as earthquake hits southern Italy
Panic-stricken residents rushed into the streets fearing building collapses when a 5.3-magnitude earthquake struck a southern Italian province early Friday, while an elderly man died from a heart attack. ... more
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ICE WORLD

Italian snow levels, glaciers retreating
Climate change in Italy's mountainous areas is causing snow levels to retreat and the snow line in some areas is moving upward by 2,000 feet, researchers say. ... more
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