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November 12, 2012
CLIMATE SCIENCE
Australia to sign up for Kyoto 2
Sydney (AFP) Nov 9, 2012
Key greenhouse gas emitter Australia on Friday said it will sign up for a second round of the Kyoto Protocol environmental protection treaty, but New Zealand opted out. Climate Minister Greg Combet made the announcement in a speech to a carbon expo, saying: "Australia is ready to join a second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol." So far, only the European Union and several smaller economies have signalled a willingness to agree to a second round of pledges. Australia is among the world' ... read more
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Floods claim as many as 16 lives in Haitian city: officials
Flood waters inundated impoverished areas of Cap Haitien, Haiti's second largest city, killing as many as 16 people, including three children, city officials said Friday. ... more
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$38 mn needed to help victims of Nigeria floods: UN
About $38 million dollars (30 million euros) are needed to help some two million people made homeless by deadly floods that have ravaged Nigeria, the UN humanitarian agency said Friday. ... more
WATER WORLD

Bluefin tuna quotas up for renewal
Fishing nations meet in Morocco next week to thrash out tuna quotas as experts urge maintaining bluefin catch limits amid promising signs of the decimated species making a comeback. ... more
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13 killed in strong Myanmar quake: NGO
A powerful earthquake which hit Myanmar Sunday killed at least 13 people, injured dozens and sparked panic in the major central city of Mandalay, residents and aid workers said. ... more


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Venice flooded as 200 evacuated in Tuscany
Floodwaters drenched most of the tourist destination of Venice and led to the evacuation of 200 people in Tuscany, as bad weather hit northern Italy at the weekend, authorities said Sunday. ... more
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DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Doctors without Border on first US mission
The group Doctors Without Borders has aided victims of war and disease in countries like Sudan, Haiti and the Democratic Republic of Congo. ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT

New York tries out fuel rationing, power returns
New York City began its first day of fuel rationing Friday but there was relief for tens of thousands of people who got back electricity disrupted during superstorm Sandy. ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
UAE's Masdar to build $125-million wind farm in Oman

Shaky Japanese economy hit by growing trade deficit

Italy keen to take a fast boat to China

Beijing's focus on coal lost in haze of smog: experts

Areva names number two Knoche as interim CEO

Soft Cost Reduction Through Power Electronics

Aquion Energy Unveils Next Generation of AHI Battery Technology

DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Sympathy for Sandy among Pakistan's forgotten flood victims
While the United States recovers from superstorm Sandy, away from the glare of the international media, five million Pakistanis are struggling to get by in the country's third successive year of massive floods. ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Obama to visit New York to review storm recovery
President Barack Obama will travel to New York next week to view the damage caused by superstorm Sandy and meet victims of the disaster, the White House said Friday. ... more
SINO DAILY

China leader indicates no major reform imminent
China's outgoing leader has acknowledged the ills that plague the Communist Party but insisted it can cure itself, indicating no radical surgery to either the economy or politics by his successor. ... more
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FLORA AND FAUNA

China's endangered pandas face bamboo shortage threat
Their numbers already threatened by a slow breeding rate and rapid habitat loss, China's endangered giant pandas now also risk losing their staple food, bamboo, to climate change, a report said Sunday. ... more
ICE WORLD

U.S., New Zealand in Antarctic proposal
U.S. and New Zealand officials say they've reached agreement on a proposal to establish the world's largest marine protected area in the Antarctic's Ross Sea. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
U.S Navy sending Aegis-equipped destroyers to Japan

Japan deputy PM directly urges China to hold summit

Russia spy plane intercepted in NATO airspace: alliance

China ponders action against Hong Kong stars

Iraq's Yazidis facing 'attempted genocide': UN

USAF looks at commercial satellite control networks

Iraqi Kurds agree reinforcements for embattled Kobane

EPIDEMICS

Italy lifts ban on Novartis flu vaccines
Italian health authorities on Friday lifted a ban on the sale of flu vaccines made by Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis, saying that tests had shown they were not a health risk. ... more
FLORA AND FAUNA

S. Africa jails Thai rhino horn trader for 40 years
A Thai national who pleaded guilty to running bogus rhino hunts as cover to sell horns on the black market was sentenced to 40 years in a South African jail on Friday in a landmark ruling. ... more
SINO DAILY

Grumbling 'volunteers' roped into Beijing crackdown
The Chinese Communist Party's paranoia is on full display for its congress in Beijing in a security squeeze extending from police swarming Tiananmen Square to elderly sentinels watching street corners. ... more
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Doctors without Border on first US mission

60 migrants feared drowned off Bangladesh

Sympathy for Sandy among Pakistan's forgotten flood victims


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Nanocrystals and nickel catalyst substantially improve light-based hydrogen production

NASA tests 'interplanetary Internet'

Atmospheric CO2 risks increasing space junk: study


SINO DAILY
Coral files reveal time of first Polynesian settlements

Bluefin tuna quotas up for renewal

Geologist calls for advances in restoration sedimentology


SINO DAILY
Carbon dioxide - our salvation from a future ice age?

No accord yet on Antarctic protected zone

U.S., New Zealand in Antarctic proposal

SINO DAILY

Security increase reported after Tibet protests
China has ramped up security in Tibetan areas, rights groups and residents said on Friday, after new self-immolation protests belied boasts of national unity at a key Communist Party congress in Beijing. ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW

Guatemala quake toll lowered to 42
Guatemala's President Otto Perez has lowered to 42 the number of victims killed in a powerful earthquake that toppled homes and cut power this week in several towns in the country's southwest. ... more
EARLY EARTH

Ancient flying reptile needed a runway
The giant pterosaur Quetzalcoatlus may have sported a 34-foot wingspan, but it needed to taxi down a slope to take off, U.S. researchers say. ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT

60 migrants feared drowned off Bangladesh
Around 60 suspected illegal migrants are feared drowned after an overcrowded boat carrying them to Malaysia capsized off the Bangladeshi coast. ... more
EXO WORLDS
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

EXO WORLDS
Ariane 5 is poised for Arianespace's launch with the EUTELSAT 21B and Star One C3 satellites

Ariane 5 orbits EUTELSAT 21B and Star One C3 satellites

Arianespace's heavy-lift Ariane 5 flight is cleared for liftoff with EUTELSAT 21B and Star One C3

NASA's Vehicle Assembly Building Prepared for Multiple Rockets

EXO WORLDS
Discovery of a Giant Gap in the Disk of a Sun-like Star May Indicate Multiple Planets

New habitable zone super-Earth found in exosolar system

Cosmic sprinklers explained in active planetary nebula

Nearby six-planet system could be life friendly

EXO WORLDS
Nanocrystals and nickel catalyst substantially improve light-based hydrogen production

NASA tests 'interplanetary Internet'

Atmospheric CO2 risks increasing space junk: study

A New Technique to Protect Astronauts from Space Radiation

EXO WORLDS
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EXO WORLDS
Turkey discusses Patriot deployment with NATO

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

Israel 'success' in new missile defence test

Russia's space forces launch missile shield rocket

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