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December 07, 2012
DISASTER MANAGEMENT
477 dead, homeless swell after Philippines typhoon
New Bataan, Philippines (AFP) Dec 6, 2012
A quarter million people were homeless and 477 confirmed dead after the Philippines' worst typhoon this year, officials said Thursday, as the government appealed for international help. Typhoon Bopha ploughed across Mindanao island on Tuesday, flattening whole towns in its path as hurricane-force winds brought torrential rain that triggered floods and landslides. Erinea Cantilla and her family walked barefoot for two days in a vain search for food and shelter through a muddy wasteland near the m ... read more
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WEATHER REPORT

Freak tornado kills 3, causes havoc in New Zealand
A freak tornado hit Auckland Thursday killing three people and causing "utter devastation" as wild weather ripped apart homes and caused flash flooding in New Zealand's largest city. ... more
EARTH OBSERVATION

New test adds to scientists' understanding of Earth's history, resources
A new study co-authored by a University of Florida researcher provides the first direct chronological test of sequence stratigraphy, a powerful tool for exploring Earth's natural resources. Th ... more
FARM NEWS

Discovery of 100 million-year-old regions of DNA shows short cut to crop science advances
Scientists have discovered 100 million-year-old regions in the DNA of several plant species which could hold secrets about how specific genes are turned 'on' or 'off'. The findings, which are hoped ... more
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FARM NEWS

Plant Stress Paints Early Picture of Drought
In July 2012, farmers in the U.S. Midwest and Plains regions watched crops wilt and die after a stretch of unusually low precipitation and high temperatures. Before a lack of rain and record-breakin ... more


FARM NEWS

Housing Sales Data Used to Estimate Value of Urban Natural Resources
Trees, water and lawn clearly matter to urban dwellers. For city planners balancing green space with other demands, the question has been just how much green space matters to residents. Working with ... more
The Year In Space
FARM NEWS

More Potent than CO2, N2O Levels in California May be Nearly Three Times Higher Than Previously Thought
Using a new method for estimating greenhouse gases that combines atmospheric measurements with model predictions, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) researchers have found that the ... more
FARM NEWS

Bye bye Mediterranean diet, the poorest can't afford it anymore
Recently the Mediterranean diet has achieved lots of distinctions, from the inclusion by the UNESCO in the Olympus of the World heritage list to a long series of dedicated congresses and meetings he ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Fukushima operator, Sellafield to compare nuclear notes

Blades of grass inspire advance in organic solar cells

Bioenergy: Australia's forgotten renewable energy source (so far)

Solar-Powered Sun Flyer Trainer Makes Progress

How to make stronger, 'greener' cement

OPDE gain approval for new 10.8 MWp Solar Farm in UK

How to make a 'perfect' solar absorber

FARM NEWS

Prioritizing rather than canvassing entire plant genome may lead to improved crops
A new study may help scientists produce better climate-resistant corn and other food production plants by putting a spin on the notion that we are what we eat. Kansas State University geneticists an ... more
FARM NEWS

Invasive grass fuels increased fire activity in the West
An invasive grass species may be one reason fires are bigger and more frequent in certain regions of the western United States, according to a team of researchers. Researchers used satellite i ... more
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Africa's Homo sapiens were the first techies
The search for the origin of modern human behaviour and technological advancement among our ancestors in southern Africa some 70 000 years ago, has taken a step closer to firmly establishing Africa, ... more
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FARM NEWS

Small patches of native plants help boost pollination services in large farms
A combined team of scientists from Europe and South Africa (Luisa G. Carvalheiro (University of Leeds, UK and Naturalis Biodiversity Research Centre, Netherlands), Colleen Seymour and Ruan Veldtman ... more
EARTH OBSERVATION

URI oceanography student uses crashing waves on shorelines to study Earth's interior
Scientists have long used the speed of seismic waves traveling through the Earth as a means of learning about the geologic structure beneath the Earth's surface, but the seismic waves they use have ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
UAE asks U.S. for $900M rocket artillery deal

'Terror backers' can't defeat jihadists: Syria's Assad

Polish weekend warriors up in arms over Russian threat

Japan envoy invited to N. Korea over Cold War kidnappings: Abe

Body cameras join cops on the beat in US

Iran rejects Israel PM accusations on nuclear threat

Modi makes White House debut

EARTH OBSERVATION

Carnegie debuts revolutionary biosphere mapping capability at AGU
Researchers from the Carnegie Institution are rolling out results from the new Airborne Taxonomic Mapping System, or AToMS, for the first time at the American Geophysical Union (AGU) meetings in San ... more
FARM NEWS

Asia's King Power snaps up Bordeaux estate
Asian duty-free specialist King Power has acquired the Bordeaux wine estate Chateau Bernadotte from Champagne Louis Roederer for an undisclosed sum, the company said Thursday. ... more
WATER WORLD

Big nations block curbs on tuna overfishing
Efforts to curb overfishing of tuna in the Pacific were blocked by big countries that refused to cut their catch at a meeting of tuna-fishing nations in the Asia-Pacific, delegates said Thursday. ... more
WATER WORLD
477 dead, homeless swell after Philippines typhoon

South Carolina Air National Guard's Eagle Vision IV Supports "Superstorm Sandy's" First Responders

Pakistan landslides kill three soldiers, bury rescuers


WATER WORLD
Countdown begins to the next generation of satellites

SES And ESA To Collaborate On Electra To Develop First All-Electric Small/Medium Sized Satellite Platform In Europe

First-ever hyperspectral images of Earth's auroras


WATER WORLD
Big nations block curbs on tuna overfishing

Victory for vulnerable whale sharks at Pacific meeting

Mongolian mine to affect water supply?


WATER WORLD
Clearest evidence yet of polar ice losses

Adventurer to recreate Shackleton's Antarctic exploits

Adventurer to recreate Shackleton's Antarctic exploits

FROTH AND BUBBLE

China aims to reduce air pollution
China has announced a new air pollution reduction plan. ... more
WATER WORLD

Mongolian mine to affect water supply?
Mongolia's nomadic herders are concerned about the future of already-limited water supplies due to Rio Tinto's $6 billion Oyu Tolgoi, the world's largest undeveloped copper-gold project in the South Gobi desert region. ... more
DEMOCRACY

Outside View: Dutch Untouchables
There are disturbing signs of different levels of commitment by European and North American democracies to the principles underpinning the rule of law. ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW

Quake toll rises to six in eastern Iran
A total of six people - including five members of the same family - died in an earthquake that struck rural eastern Iran, near the border with Afghanistan, Iranian media said Thursday. ... more
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CLIMATE SCIENCE

Hot air hovers over UN climate talks

SINO DAILY

China mayor watch scandal stirs online resentment

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Mo Yan: Chronicler of a turbulent Chinese century

CLIMATE SCIENCE

EU carbon capture projects lost: MEP

FARM NEWS

Typhoon destroys quarter of Philippine banana crop

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Carbon dioxide could reduce crop yields

ICE WORLD

Clearest evidence yet of polar ice losses

EPIDEMICS

Birds may spread, not halt, fever-bearing ticks

INTERN DAILY

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ABOUT US

Skeletons in cave reveal Mediterranean secrets

Plant organ development breakthrough

'Come out of the forest' to save the trees

Canopy structure more important to climate than leaf nitrogen levels

Declining air pollution levels continue to improve life expectancy in US

S. Korea formally dumps 'scientific' whaling plan

Blizzard hits Stockholm, disrupts air and rail traffic

Asia air pollution deaths to rise: environment group

EU adopts 'blue growth' goals for Adriatic

Victory for vulnerable whale sharks at Pacific meeting

274 dead, hundreds missing in Philippines typhoon

World's tallest woman dies in China: authorities

Iran quake kills five in rural area: emergency official

New map highlights hotspots for mega-quakes

Outside View: A ray of hope

Arab world to bear brunt of climate change: World Bank

EU, US rule out climate funding pledges in Doha

China to press murder charges for inciting Tibet immolations

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Cork the key to unlocking the potential of graphene

Swedish nuclear reactor stopped over safety concerns

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