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November 07, 2012
DISASTER MANAGEMENT
TEPCO believes Fukushima may cost $125 bn
Tokyo (AFP) Nov 7, 2012
The cost of the clean-up and compensation after Japan's Fukushima nuclear disaster may double to $125 billion, the plant's operator said Wednesday. Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) said decontamination of irradiated areas and compensating those whose jobs or home lives have been affected would cost more than the five trillion yen it estimated in April. "There is a view that we may need the same amount (again) of additional money for the decontamination of low-level radiation areas and costs ... read more
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FARM NEWS

Making barley less thirsty
Barley breeders may soon develop varieties of barley which are both less sensitive to high concentrations of salt ions in the plant and more resistant to osmotic stress caused by saline soil. Nguyen ... more
FARM NEWS

Ozone's impact on soybean yield: Reducing future losses
People tend to think of ozone as something in the upper atmosphere that protects the earth's surface from UV radiation. At the ground level, however, ozone is a pollutant that damages crops, particu ... more
FARM NEWS

Honeybees harbor antibiotic-resistance genes
Bacteria in the guts of honeybees are highly resistant to the antibiotic tetracycline, probably as a result of decades of preventive antibiotic use in domesticated hives. Researchers from Yale ... more
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WOOD PILE

Mountain meadows dwindling in the Pacific Northwest
Some high mountain meadows in the Pacific Northwest are declining rapidly due to climate change, a study suggests, as reduced snowpacks, longer growing seasons and other factors allow trees to invad ... more
CLIMATE SCIENCE

California is Home to Extreme Weather, Too
California isn't going to face a superstorm like Hurricane Sandy because the Pacific Ocean is too cold to feed that kind of weather system. But that doesn't mean California won't see extreme weather ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Chinas online censors prowl ahead of power handover

Speculation intensifies over Chinas new leaders

Northrop Grumman and ITT Exelis Partner for U.S. Navys Next Generation Jammer

China-US ties face challenges in coming decade

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24/7 Energy News Coverage
Elusive quantum transformations found near absolute zero

Three's a charm: NIST detectors reveal entangled photon triplets

Making quantum dots glow brighter

UCI team is first to capture motion of single molecule in real time

Border stand-off overshadows China leader's India trip

Finnish Greens quit government in nuclear row

Asia's billionaires see fastest wealth growth: report

FLORA AND FAUNA

Sitting still or going hunting: Which works better?
For the kinds of animals that are most familiar to us - ones that are big enough to see - it's a no-brainer: Is it better to sit around and wait for food to come to you, or to move around and find i ... more
ICE WORLD

Russia backs its claims for Arctic Shelf with evidence
A Russian expedition has finished investigations which were meant to prove that the Arctic Shelf in the Arctic Ocean is a continuation of the Eurasian continent, and, thus, should belong to Russia. ... more
ICE WORLD
New York kids back in school, but chaos continues

TEPCO believes Fukushima may cost $125 bn

Asia's newest megacity offers model for urban growth as populations swell worldwide

New York kids back in school, but chaos continues

Thousands run in New York race of disappointment

ICE WORLD
UNH Space Scientists to Develop State-of-the-Art Radiation Detector

Sensors for the real world

ORNL Debuts Titan Supercomputer

Samsung muscle versus Apple's 'cool'

Megaupload boss aims to lie low

ICE WORLD
Australia reef collapse blamed on farming

Man dies of thirst in Australian Outback

Lake Aibi shrinks as desertification rises

Study: Warming to see monsoon failures

Laos to start construction of mega dam 'this week'

ICE WORLD
Russia backs its claims for Arctic Shelf with evidence

Britain to keep Antarctic research group

Antarctic ocean sanctuary talks end in failure

Two Perfect Days for IceBridge

Polar bears seen taking refuge on icebergs

FARM NEWS

Smallholder farmers need improved stake in Nile's development
A new book finds that the Nile river, together with its associated tributaries and rainfall, could provide 11 countries - including a new country, South Sudan, and the drought-plagued countries of t ... more
SINO DAILY

Eight in 10 Chinese want political reform: survey
Eight out of 10 people in China's major cities support political reform, according to a survey reported Wednesday, on the eve of a once-in-a-decade leadership transition. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Chinas online censors prowl ahead of power handover

Speculation intensifies over Chinas new leaders

Northrop Grumman and ITT Exelis Partner for U.S. Navys Next Generation Jammer

China-US ties face challenges in coming decade

Northrop Grumman and ITT Exelis Partner for U.S. Navys Next Generation Jammer

Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Iran slams US as 'obsessed' with sanctions as talks resume

Ukraine says Russia masses troops on Ukraine border

Space control Airmen ensure constant communication

Russian Aerospace Defense Forces Again Dismiss Satellite Explosion Rumors

Founding Day of Air and Missile Defense Command of Aerospace Defense Forces

Twin crises could shape Obama's twilight years in office

Obama and US lawmakers turn up heat on IS

PILLAGING PIRATES

Mekong River attackers get death sentences
A Chinese court sentenced a drug baron from Myanmar and three of his alleged gang to death for the killing of 13 Chinese sailors in an attack on the Mekong River. ... more
INTERN DAILY

How silver turns people blue
Researchers from Brown University have shown for the first time how ingesting too much silver can cause argyria, a rare condition in which patients' skin turns a striking shade of grayish blue. "It' ... more
FARM NEWS

E. coli adapts to colonize plants
New research from the Institute of Food Research has given new clues as to how some E. coli strains, normally at home in mammalian gastrointestinal tracts, have adopted slightly different transmissi ... more
WATER WORLD

Australia reef collapse blamed on farming
An "autopsy" performed on Australia's Great Barrier Reef found nutrient-rich runoff from farms caused parts of the reef to collapse, researchers say. ... more
WATER WORLD

Man dies of thirst in Australian Outback
A 25-year-old man died and another was recovering in hospital Wednesday after they became stranded in the harsh Australian Outback, prompting warnings about the risks of the desert. ... more
WATER WORLD

Study: Warming to see monsoon failures
India's summer monsoons, vital for watering the country's farmlands, could see frequent failures in the next two centuries with global warming, researchers say. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Chinas online censors prowl ahead of power handover

Speculation intensifies over Chinas new leaders

Northrop Grumman and ITT Exelis Partner for U.S. Navys Next Generation Jammer

China-US ties face challenges in coming decade

Northrop Grumman and ITT Exelis Partner for U.S. Navys Next Generation Jammer

Space News from SpaceDaily.com
Amazon founder strikes deal to build US rocket engines

France raises heat on decision for next Ariane rocket

MIT researchers developing tight-fitting space suits of the future

Spaceship designer who helped send Gagarin into orbit dies at 92

Reinterpreting dark matter

India A New Contender in Asian Space Race or Technological Breakthrough

NASA Mars Spacecraft Ready for Sept. 21 Orbit Insertion

SHAKE AND BLOW

Croatia floods force hundreds to evacuate
Floods forced hundreds of people to evacuate their homes in Croatia on Tuesday as declining water levels in flood-hit regions of neighboring Slovenia allowed many evacuees to return home. ... more
SINO DAILY

China reformer seeks limits on Communists' power
A top Communist reformer has called for change in China on the eve of a 10-yearly power handover, saying that reining in the ruling party's unchecked power is the only way to modernise the nation. ... more
FLORA AND FAUNA

Bengal tiger beaten to death in Bangladesh
Villagers armed with sticks and boat oars beat a Bengal tiger to death on Tuesday after it attacked a fisherman in southwestern Bangladesh, an official said. ... more
DEMOCRACY

Storm chaos sets election obstacle course
Adora Agim had lined up before dawn to vote in Hoboken, New Jersey, but already the sun was up and the doors to her polling station in the storm-ravaged city remained shut. ... more
DRAGON SPACE
It's a bird, it's a plane, it's... the Space Station

Crew Prepares for Spacewalk After Progress Docks

Crew Preparing for Cargo Ship, Spacewalk

Russian cargo ship docks with ISS: official

Packed Week Ahead for Six-Member Crew

DRAGON SPACE
Russian Proton Briz-M Launches Yamal Satellites Into Orbit

SpaceX Transitions to Third Commercial Crew Phase with NASA

Globalstar Birds To Launch On Soyuz Next February

Ariane 5s are readied in parallel for Arianespace's next heavy-lift flights

Japan Plans to Launch New Carrier Rocket in 2013

DRAGON SPACE
Physicists confirm first planet discovered in a quadruple star system

Planet-hunt data released to public

New Study Brings a Doubted Exoplanet 'Back from the Dead'

New small satellite will study super-Earths for ESA

Most Planetary Systems are 'Flatter than Pancakes'

DRAGON SPACE
UNH Space Scientists to Develop State-of-the-Art Radiation Detector

Sensors for the real world

ORNL Debuts Titan Supercomputer

Samsung muscle versus Apple's 'cool'

Megaupload boss aims to lie low

DRAGON SPACE
Gazprom to Launch Two Satellites by Yearend

Research cruise testing EGNOS satnav for ships

Two SOPS accepts command and control of newest GPS satellite

Telit Introduces LTE Module Expanding Automotive Product Line with 4G for North American and European Markets

China launches another satellite for independent navigation system

DRAGON SPACE
Israel 'success' in new missile defence test

Qatar, UAE request $7.6 bn in missile defense: US

Russia's space forces launch missile shield rocket

Integrated Missile Defense System Test Sees Multiple Targets Engaged

U.S. Air Force Awards Lockheed Martin Initial Contract for Next Set of Missile Warning Satellites

DRAGON SPACE
Rare 300 kg meteorite unearthed in Poland

Asteroids Deflected with Paint

Paintballs may deflect an incoming asteroid

Sonic boom rocks southwest England

Russia may build rocket to destroy Earth-threatening asteroids

DRAGON SPACE
Ball Aerospace/B612 Foundation Sign Contract for Sentinel Mission

NASA Radar Images Asteroid 2007 PA8

Scientists Monitor Comet Breakup

Protoplanet Vesta: Forever young?

Dawn Sees "Young" Surface on Giant Asteroid

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