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November 28, 2012
DISASTER MANAGEMENT
Chernobyl shelter construction reaches key landmark
Chernobyl, Ukraine (AFP) Nov 27, 2012
Work to build a permanent shelter to secure the exploded reactor at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine reached a key milestone on Tuesday when workers raised the arched section that will cover the destroyed unit. The explosion at reactor number four at the Chernobyl power plant in the early hours of April 26, 1986 sent radioactive fallout into the atmosphere that spread from the Soviet Union across Europe. It remains the world's worst nuclear accident. The structure raised to its full ... read more
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WATER WORLD

Ocean acidification affecting live marine creatures in the Southern Ocean
The shells of marine snails - known as pteropods - living in the seas around Antarctica are being dissolved by ocean acidification according to a new study published this week in the journal Nature ... more
FLORA AND FAUNA

Rapid Changes in Climate Don't Slow Some Lizards
One tropical lizard's tolerance to cold is stiffer than scientists had suspected. A new study shows that the Puerto Rican lizard Anolis cristatellus has adapted to the cooler winters of Miami. The r ... more
ICE WORLD

Beware of permafrost peril, climate talks told
Melting permafrost is emerging as a new factor in climate change, allowing long-frozen carbon to be released into the air and accelerating global warming, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) said on Tuesday (UNEP). ... more
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EARTH OBSERVATION

TerraSAR-X image of the month - the Santorini volcano expands
Glasses are rattling on the shelves and the ground is rumbling - since January 2011 the earth under the Santorini volcano has been stirring. Most of the time, it is barely noticeable, but ever ... more


WOOD PILE

Brazil says Amazon deforestation at record low
Deforestation of Brazil's Amazon has slowed for a fourth consecutive year to its lowest rate since authorities began monitoring the world's largest rainforest, officials said Tuesday. ... more
The Year In Space
EARTH OBSERVATION

Satellites used to track global smog level
Israeli researchers say using a trio of NASA satellites has allowed them to measure levels of air pollution over the world's largest cities. ... more
TECTONICS

Destruction of the North China Craton
Archean cratons are commonly underlain by a cold, thick (>200 km), isotopically enriched, and compositionally refractory lithospheric keel, and represent some of the most stable regions on our plane ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Solar System Transforms Fallow Land Into Money Generating Asset

Fukushima accepts 'temporary' radioactive waste storage

HelioSage Energy Announces Sale of 12 Solar Projects in North Carolina

VIASPACE Establishes Giant King Grass Research Collaboration With California

Ceres to Expand Product Development in Sorghum and Sugarcane

Cenex Tank Program assists retailers offering E15

SunShare Announces Program to Provide Free Electricity

WHALES AHOY

Japan support for whaling outweighs opposition: poll
More Japanese people support the country's controversial whale hunt than oppose it, a survey carried out on behalf of animal rights activists showed Tuesday. ... more
EARTH OBSERVATION

Apple sacks exec in maps fiasco: report
Apple has ousted the executive who oversaw the mobile maps program which was a spectacular flop, a report said Tuesday. ... more
FLORA AND FAUNA

Microbial "Missing Link" Discovered After Man Impales Hand on Tree Branch
It all started with a crab apple tree. Two years ago, a 71-year-old Indiana man impaled his hand on a branch after cutting down a dead tree. The wound caused an infection that led scientists to disc ... more
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FLORA AND FAUNA

New model reveals how huddling penguins share heat fairly
Penguins that face the bitter cold and icy winds of Antarctica often huddle together in large groups for warmth during storms. Mathematicians at the University of California, Merced created a model ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW

Woman dies as hundreds flee homes in flooded Welsh city
An elderly woman was found dead in her flooded home in the tiny Welsh city of St Asaph on Tuesday after the nearby river burst its banks on the seventh day of torrential rains across Britain. ... more
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

SHAKE AND BLOW

How does a volcanic crater grow? Grab some TNT and find out
A new University at Buffalo study in the journal Geophysical Research Letters examines maar craters, which resemble the bowl-like cavities formed by meteorites but are in some ways more mysterious. ... more
WATER WORLD

Water Resources Management and Policy in a Changing World
Visualize a dusty place where stream beds are sand and lakes are flats of dried mud. Are we on Mars? In fact, we're on arid parts of Earth, a planet where water covers some 70 percent of the surface ... more
CLIMATE SCIENCE

Kyoto battlelines drawn as climate talks dig into detail
Climate talks got down to the nitty-gritty in Doha on Tuesday as developing countries and the European Union (EU) staked out rival positions on the fate of the Kyoto Protocol. ... more
CLIMATE SCIENCE
Chernobyl shelter construction reaches key landmark

CCNY Landscape Architect Offers Storm Surge Defense Alternatives

Sandy costs top $42 bn in New York: governor


CLIMATE SCIENCE
Japan firm offers 3D model of foetus

Star Trek Classroom: The next generation of school desks

Modeling the breaking points of metallic glasses


CLIMATE SCIENCE
Brazil state bank to invest $11 billion in Amazon dam

Ocean acidification affecting live marine creatures in the Southern Ocean

Water Resources Management and Policy in a Changing World


CLIMATE SCIENCE
Alaska's iconic Columbia Glacier expected to stop retreating in 2020

Ancient microbes found living beneath the icy surface of Antarctic lake

Beware of permafrost peril, climate talks told

SINO DAILY

Four more Tibetans set themselves alight in China
Four more Tibetans have set themselves alight in protest at China's rule, overseas media said Tuesday, taking the total to more than 20 this month. ... more
WOOD PILE

Island row dulls China land grab fears in Japan
A spat over disputed islands has put a damper on Chinese sales of Japanese products from cars to cosmetics, but there is relief in one market at a fall-off of foreign buyers - real estate. ... more
FARM NEWS

Proposed EU agriculture cuts draw protests
Demands to slash EU spending on agriculture have resulted in protests from the Baltic states, France and others who say it will hit farming too hard. ... more
INTERN DAILY

Surprise origin for coronary arteries could speed advances in regenerative medicine
During embryonic development, the all-important coronary arteries arise from cells previously considered incapable of producing them, according to scientists at Albert Einstein College of Medicine o ... more
Space News from SpaceDaily.com
Japan space agency unveils asteroid hunting probe

Opportunity Flash-Memory Reformat Planned

Chilly end for geckos sent into space by Russia

Why sibling stars look alike: Early, fast mixing in star-birth clouds

Astrophysicists Report Radioactive Cobalt in Supernova Explosion

How might El Nino affect wildfires in California?

Radio telescopes settle controversy over distance to Pleiades

FLORA AND FAUNA

American University biologist discovers new crab species

DISASTER MANAGEMENT

CCNY Landscape Architect Offers Storm Surge Defense Alternatives

FARM NEWS

Scientists find clues to more disease resistant watermelons

ICE WORLD

Emperor penguins use sea ice to rest between long foraging periods

ICE WORLD

Ancient microbes found living beneath the icy surface of Antarctic lake

FARM NEWS

Stopping Flies Before They Mature

WOOD PILE

Drained wetlands give off same amount of greenhouse gases as industry

ICE WORLD

Alaska's iconic Columbia Glacier expected to stop retreating in 2020

EPIDEMICS

This week's forecast: Sunny with a 40 percent chance of flu

FLORA AND FAUNA

Process for chameleon-like changes in abundant phytoplankton uncovered

Sandy costs top $42 bn in New York: governor

Clock is ticking fast, UN climate talks told

Italian steel plant suspends operations in pollution row

Bangkok street protest fizzles out

Chinese insurer hits out at Wen Jiabao report

800 homes flooded as Britain soaked by more heavy rain

Bitsy beetle warms Canada: study

Brazil state bank to invest $11 billion in Amazon dam

Nearly half a million Arabs HIV-infected: UN

Scientists pioneer method to predict environmental collapse

Uncovering complexity

New species literally spend decades on the shelf

Activists rally against dolphin, whale hunt in Tokyo

Climate talks resume amid warnings of looming calamity

Probing the mystery of the Venus fly trap's botanical bite

Degraded military lands to get ecological boost from CU-led effort

Yellow fever-hit Darfur gets help from US Navy

Tanker ship making first arctic crossing

Nuclear power key issue in Japan elections

Marine algae seen as biofuel resource

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