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November 27, 2012
DISASTER MANAGEMENT
Sandy costs top $42 bn in New York: governor
New York (AFP) Nov 26, 2012
Superstorm Sandy ran up a super bill of $42 billion across New York, causing more damage than the infamous Hurricane Katrina, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said Monday, appealing for federal emergency funds. Cuomo told a news conference that Sandy's impact had by some measures been worse than Katrina, which caused devastation along the US Gulf Coast in 2005. Although Katrina's death toll at 1,833 was far higher than the approximately 110 killed during last month's hurricane-strength Sandy, the ... read more
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CLIMATE SCIENCE

Clock is ticking fast, UN climate talks told
Nearly 200 nations launched a fresh round of United Nations climate talks in Doha on Monday amid urgent appeals to scale up the fight against Earth-warming greenhouse-gas emissions. ... more
FROTH AND BUBBLE

Italian steel plant suspends operations in pollution row
Italy's ILVA steel mill which employs thousands of workers announced it was suspending operations on Monday after a magistrate issued seven arrest warrants for managers and ordered production seized. ... more
DEMOCRACY

Bangkok street protest fizzles out
Leaders of an anti-government protest by thousands of demonstrators called off their march Saturday in Bangkok amid fears of further clashes with police. ... more
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SINO DAILY

Chinese insurer hits out at Wen Jiabao report
A Chinese insurance giant threatened legal action on Monday over a media report linking a key government decision about the firm to shareholdings held by relatives of Premier Wen Jiabao. ... more


SHAKE AND BLOW

800 homes flooded as Britain soaked by more heavy rain
More than 800 homes in England and Wales have been flooded as heavy rain and strong winds battered the country and environmental officials warned of more downpours to come on Monday. ... more
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FLORA AND FAUNA

Bitsy beetle warms Canada: study
An army of rice-grain-sized beetles, attracted by warming weather, has moved into Canada's western forests, where its tree massacre is causing the mercury to rise yet further, a study said Sunday. ... more
WATER WORLD

Brazil state bank to invest $11 billion in Amazon dam
Brazil's state-run development bank BNDES said Monday it had approved $11.25 billion in loans to finance construction of the controversial Belo Monte mega-dam in the Amazon basin. ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
ORNL research reveals unique capabilities of 3-D printing

Trina Solar's Monocrystalline Honey Module Sets New World Record

Stem and Kyocera Launch Energy Storage For Commercial Users

Researchers develop world's thinnest electric generator

A simple and versatile way to build 3-dimensional materials of the future

Energy Prices and Business Decision-Making in Canada

A brighter design emerges for low-cost, 'greener' LED light bulbs

EPIDEMICS

Nearly half a million Arabs HIV-infected: UN
The United Nations said on Monday that the number of people in Arab countries infected with HIV more than doubled to 470,000 in the eight years to 2009. ... more
FROTH AND BUBBLE

Scientists pioneer method to predict environmental collapse
Scientists at the University of Southampton are pioneering a technique to predict when an ecosystem is likely to collapse, which may also have potential for foretelling crises in agriculture, fisher ... more
FLORA AND FAUNA

Uncovering complexity
It's one of the basic tenets of biological research - by studying simple "model" systems, researchers hope to gain insight into the workings of more complex organisms. Caenorhabditis elegans - tiny, ... more
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Training Space Professionals Since 1970
FLORA AND FAUNA

New species literally spend decades on the shelf
Many of the world's most unfamiliar species are just sitting around on museum shelves collecting dust. That's according to a report in the Cell Press journal Current Biology showing that it takes mo ... more
WHALES AHOY

Activists rally against dolphin, whale hunt in Tokyo
Environmentalists and nationalists held opposing rallies over the issue of Japan's dolphin and whale hunts in a rare showdown in central Tokyo on Saturday, leading to angry scenes. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
US military's robot space plane lands back on Earth

Russia to Create Space-Based Ballistic Missile Warning System

COBALT delivers app-specific IO for established military application profiles

LockMart and NGC Deliver Payload for Fourth SBIRS Satellite

zero2infinity will launch nanosatellites from the stratosphere

Sierra Nevada Corporation Awarded Satellite Contract

With IRNSS-1C, India a Step Closer to Own Navigation Satellite System

CLIMATE SCIENCE

Climate talks resume amid warnings of looming calamity
Nearly 200 nations gather in Doha from Monday for a new round of climate talks as a rush of reports warn extreme weather events like superstorm Sandy may become commonplace if mitigation efforts fail. ... more
FLORA AND FAUNA

Probing the mystery of the Venus fly trap's botanical bite
Plants lack muscles, yet in only a tenth of a second, the meat-eating Venus fly trap hydrodynamically snaps its leaves shut to trap an insect meal. This astonishingly rapid display of botanical move ... more
FROTH AND BUBBLE

Degraded military lands to get ecological boost from CU-led effort
Some arid lands in the American West degraded by military exercises that date back to General George Patton's Word War II maneuvers in the Mojave Desert should get a boost from an innovative researc ... more
FROTH AND BUBBLE
Sandy costs top $42 bn in New York: governor

Haitian president talks quake relief with Pope Benedict XVI

Storm gives New Yorkers new family - each other


FROTH AND BUBBLE
University of Glasgow and Clyde Space set to put brakes on space junk problem

Systems engineering expertise leads to increased counterfire target acquisition radar capabilities

Raytheon achieves critical firsts for US Navy dual-band radar


FROTH AND BUBBLE
China facing looming water shortages

Brazil state bank to invest $11 billion in Amazon dam

Researchers identify a simple way to precipitate phosphorus from the wastewater of a pulp mill


FROTH AND BUBBLE
Greenland's viking settlers gorged on seals

Ocean currents play a role in predicting extent of Arctic sea ice

Scientists say new signs of global warming in Russian Arctic

EPIDEMICS

Yellow fever-hit Darfur gets help from US Navy
US Navy medical experts have arrived in Sudan to help analyse samples of suspected yellow fever, which has killed 127 people in the Darfur region since early September, health officials said on Friday. ... more
WHALES AHOY

Eating right key to survival of whales and dolphins
In the marine world, high-energy prey make for high-energy predators. And to survive, such marine predators need to sustain the right kind of high-energy diet. Not just any prey will do, suggests a ... more
EPIDEMICS

New strain of bird virus sweeps across Britain
Avian pox has been recorded in British bird species such as house sparrows and wood pigeons for a number of years. However, the emergence of a new strain of this viral disease in great tits is causi ... more
FLORA AND FAUNA

Rare rhino fossil preserved by prehistoric volcanic eruption
Less than 2% of the earth's fossils are preserved in volcanic rock, but researchers have identified a new one: the skull of a rhino that perished in a volcanic eruption 9.2 million years ago. The fi ... more
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MAVEN Studies Passing Comet and Its Effects

"Houston: We Have A Problem...But No Worries, Our Virtual Therapist Is On It"

NASA Soil Moisture Mapper Arrives at Launch Site

Cosmic jets of young stars formed by magnetic fields

Curious signal hints at dark matter

NASA Tool Helps Airliners Minimize Weather Delays

EARLY EARTH

Early birds had an old-school version of wings

WATER WORLD

China facing looming water shortages

SINO DAILY

Record numbers flock to take Chinese government test

FLORA AND FAUNA

Estonian brown bears head west

WEATHER REPORT

Woman killed by tree as storms batter England

SINO DAILY

Tibetan self-immolates in northwest China

ICE WORLD

Ocean currents play a role in predicting extent of Arctic sea ice

WATER WORLD

Need to filter water? Fight infection? Just open package, mix polymers

WOOD PILE

Maple syrup, moose, and the local impacts of climate change

WATER WORLD

Processes and Misconceptions Concerning the Effects of Groundwater Pumping on Streamflow

Pear genome provides new insight into breeding improvement and evolutionary trace analysis

Saving Water without Hurting Peach Production

Dry leaves make for juicy science

Herbivore defense in ferns

Researchers identify a simple way to precipitate phosphorus from the wastewater of a pulp mill

Unexpected microbes fighting harmful greenhouse gas

Warming to shift heavy rainfall patterns in the UK

Greenland's viking settlers gorged on seals

Transforming noise into mechanical energy at nanometric level

Engineering plants for biofuels

Modeling the breaking points of metallic glasses

New device hides, on cue, from infrared cameras

Algae Biomass Organization hails new UCSD study showing saltwater algae viable for biofuels

GE says 'Industrial Internet' could be worth trillions

First British nuclear licence in 25 years to France's EDF

India, China firms sign deals despite political tensions

Walker's World: UK survives EU budget row

Samsung finds unfair practices among China suppliers

Turn to gas to fight climate change, Qatar says at UN talks

SOCAR touts TANAP at Westminster meeting

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