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November 02, 2012
ICE WORLD
Antarctic ocean sanctuary talks end in failure
Sydney (AFP) Nov 2, 2012
Conservation groups expressed outrage Friday after resistance led by China and Russia stymied efforts to carve out new marine sanctuaries and protect thousands of species across Antarctica. Hopes were high that a reserve covering 1.6 million square kilometres (640,000 square miles) would be green-lighted for the pristine Ross Sea, the world's most intact marine ecosystem. Nations led by Australia and the European Union also wanted 1.9 million square kilometres of critical coastal area in the Eas ... read more

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Bangladesh city suffers loss of greenery
Bangladesh's capital, Dhaka, once a city of lush forests and grass fields, has suffered drastic environmental changes due to rapid urbanization, experts say. ... more
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WOOD PILE

New three-fingered frog discovered in southern Brazil
On a trek across this Atlantic rainforest reserve in southern Brazil, biologist Michel Garey recalled how on his birthday in 2007 he chanced upon what turned out to be a new species of tiny, three-fingered frogs. ... more
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DISASTER MANAGEMENT

New Yorkers get by with help from friends
Shellshocked by Hurricane Sandy, their homes dark, cold and sometimes wet too, many of the New Yorkers worst affected by the storm are relying on the kindness of friends, relatives and even strangers. ... more
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DISASTER MANAGEMENT

New Jersey town rediscovers old ways post-Sandy
In a town with few working televisions, almost no electricity to recharge laptops and limited cellphone reception, the mayor of one of New York's richest suburbs traveled back in time Thursday to address worried citizens. ... more
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DEMOCRACY

White House race spawns abundance of mobile apps
The race to the White House has spawned a flurry of mobile applications focusing on the presidential campaign - from the deadly serious to the light-hearted and fun. ... more
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SHAKE AND BLOW

Evacuees return home after Indian cyclone
Thousands of residents in southeast India headed back home on Friday, two days after being evacuated as a cyclone struck killing 10 people, with two members of a tanker crew still missing. ... more
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SHAKE AND BLOW

Sandy's wrath lingers in battered US northeast
A grim routine set in Friday as superstorm Sandy's US victims struggled to adjust to gas lines, power outages and temporary housing while the death toll from the monster cyclone approached 100. ... more
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SHAKE AND BLOW

Ash over Alaska from 100-year-old eruption
Volcano experts in Alaska said ash in the air over the Shelikof Straight was from an eruption nearly 100 years ago. ... more
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SINO DAILY

UN rights chief urges China to address Tibetan grievances
UN human rights chief Navi Pillay on Friday called on China to address the many grievances in Tibetan areas that have led to a growing number of desperate protests, including self immolations. ... more
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DEMOCRACY

Outside View: Is 'Persian Spring' ahead?
As the U.S. presidential election approaches in the United States, the potential threat from Iran still has to be the most important foreign affairs issue for both candidates. ... more
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INTERN DAILY

China to phase out prisoner organs 'next year': researcher
China will start phasing out the use of executed prisoners as a source of organs for transplants next year, a researcher for the government has said, according to a World Health Organisation magazine. ... more
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WATER WORLD

Asia's fishermen caught in escalating sea tensions
When gun-toting Chinese guards spotted Tran Hien's unarmed wooden fishing boat in disputed waters, they seized his vessel, detained his crew and threw him in jail. ... more
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WATER WORLD

Ocean Salinity Trends Show Human Fingerprint
Changes in ocean salinity over the second half of the 20th Century are consistent with the influence of human activities and inconsistent with natural climate variations, according to a new study. ... more
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FARM NEWS

NASA Maps How Nutrients Affect Plant Productivity
A new analysis led by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., has estimated how much the growth of plants worldwide is limited by the amount of nutrients available in their soil. The map ... more
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FROTH AND BUBBLE

USDA Patents Method to Reduce Ammonia Emissions
Capturing and recycling ammonia from livestock waste is possible using a process developed by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) researchers. This invention could help streamline on-farm nitrogen ... more
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Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
'Up to 15,000 Russian soldiers' sent to Ukraine, say rights groups

UN Human Rights Council to send mission to Iraq to probe IS crimes

Kiev warns of 'great war' with Russia as its forces retreat

Australia PM says 'extreme force' justified against IS

Merkel says arms aid for Iraqi Kurds also defends Europe

Philippines foils 'anti-China' bombing plot: govt

Pakistan anti-PM protesters storm state TV

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FARM NEWS

Plants recognise pathogenic and beneficial microorganisms
In collaboration with national and international experts, researchers from Aarhus University have revealed new fundamental features of biomolecular interactions that enable plants to identify and re ... more
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FARM NEWS

Could chloroplast breakthrough unlock key to controlling fruit ripening in crops?
Biologists may have unearthed the potential to manipulate the functions of chloroplasts, the parts of plant cells responsible for photosynthesis. Researchers in the University of Leicester's D ... more
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FARM NEWS

Study details essential role of trust in agricultural biotech partnerships
Trust between partners is a fundamental requisite in agricultural biotech projects, according to Canadian researchers who have published insights from a four year study into what built or undermined ... more
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BLUE SKY

Air pollution, gone with the wind
As urban populations expand, downtown buildings are going nowhere but up. The huge energy needs of these skyscrapers mean that these towers are not only office buildings, they're polluters with smok ... more
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CLONE AGE

Novel Technique To Produce Stem Cells from Peripheral Blood
Stem cells are a valuable resource for medical and biological research, but are difficult to study due to ethical and societal barriers. However, genetically manipulated cells from adults may provid ... more
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FLORA AND FAUNA

Bird tree tells new tale of evolution
Using the world's first family tree linking every known bird species, scientists, including two at Simon Fraser University, have discovered that birds appear to be accelerating their rate of evoluti ... more
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WATER WORLD

Why Seas Are Rising Ahead of Predictions
Sea levels are rising faster than expected from global warming, and University of Colorado geologist Bill Hay has a good idea why. The last official IPCC report in 2007 projected a global sea level ... more
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CLIMATE SCIENCE

Anthropocene Continues to Spark Scientific Debate
How have humans influenced Earth? Can geoscientists measure when human impacts began overtaking those of Earth's other inhabitants and that of the natural Earth system? Responding to increasing scie ... more
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Radio telescopes settle controversy over distance to Pleiades

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CLIMATE SCIENCE

UK butterfly populations threatened by extreme drought and landscape fragmentation
A new study has found that the sensitivity and recovery of UK butterfly populations to extreme drought is affected by the overall area and degree of fragmentation of key habitat types in the landsca ... more
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Bigger human genome pool uncovers more rare variants
Thanks to powerful computational tools developed at Simon Fraser University, more than 100 scientists from around the world have genetically mapped the largest and most varied number of human genome ... more
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BLUE SKY

Scientists launch international study of open-fire cooking and air quality
Expanding its focus on the link between the atmosphere and human health, the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) is launching a three-year, international study into the impact of open-fi ... more
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WATER WORLD

Mekong hydropower project gets a boost
Steps are proceeding for the controversial $3.8 billion Xayaburi dam in Laos despite assurances that the hydropower project was on hold pending further studies into possible environmental effects on the Mekong River. ... more
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FARM NEWS

Survey: Israel heaviest user of pesticides
Israel uses more pesticides in its farm fields than any other Western country, a survey of agricultural practices by its Central Bureau of Statistics found. ... more
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DEMOCRACY

EU pledges 'close watch' on Ukraine
The European Union said this week it will "watch closely" as political events in Ukraine unfold following parliamentary elections labeled unfair by observers. ... more
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DEMOCRACY

Obama challenges history again with re-election bid
Whenever his presidency ends, Barack Obama's legacy will be historic: posterity will know him as the first black president of a nation scarred at birth by a deep racial fault line. ... more
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DEMOCRACY

Dissident jailed in China security crackdown: lawyer
A Chinese court has sentenced a man who posted pro-democracy articles online to eight years in jail, his lawyer said Thursday, as China cracks down on dissent ahead of a leadership transition. ... more
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