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December 07, 2012
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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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

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

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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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


Housing Sales Data Used to Estimate Value of Urban Natural Resources
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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

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
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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

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

Africa's Homo sapiens were the first techies
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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

URI oceanography student uses crashing waves on shorelines to study Earth's interior
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Asia's King Power snaps up Bordeaux estate
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Big nations block curbs on tuna overfishing
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477 dead, homeless swell after Philippines typhoon

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First-ever hyperspectral images of Earth's auroras

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Mongolian mine to affect water supply?
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