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December 09, 2012
SHAKE AND BLOW
Killer typhoon turns back towards Philippines
Manila (AFP) Dec 8, 2012
A typhoon that has killed hundreds of people and left tens of thousands homeless in the southern Philippines has turned back towards the country and will hit it again, forecasters said Saturday. Typhoon Bopha will slam into the northern tip of the main island of Luzon early Sunday, packing gusts of up to 160 kilometres (around 100 miles) an hour, the state weather service said. It was likely to bring heavy rainfall to the area, civil defence office director Benito Ramos told a news conference. " ... read more
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DISASTER MANAGEMENT

477 dead, homeless swell after Philippines typhoon
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. ... more
SINO DAILY

Watches, mistresses on show as China highlights graft
Lurid reports of Chinese officials sporting luxury watches or promoting their twin mistresses are being hailed by state media as proof of a corruption crackdown - but real reforms remain a distant prospect. ... more
SINO DAILY

Nobel laureate Mo Yan takes swipe at critics in lecture
Chinese Nobel literature laureate Mo Yan on Friday took a swipe at his critics in the traditional Nobel lecture, saying their target "had nothing to do" with him and urging them to read his books. ... more
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FARM NEWS

Glencore gets Chinese go-ahead for 6.1bn Viterra buy
The Swiss commodities giant Glencore said Friday that Chinese authorities have approved its purchase of the Canadian agri-business group Viterra and that it had thus cleared the last regulatory hurdle to the $6.1-billion deal. ... more


FROTH AND BUBBLE

Peru industrial pollution feeds conflict
Peru's industrial progress is proving costlier than expected as protests widen over industrial pollution, contamination of underground water resources and lead poisoning. ... more
The Year In Space
DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Obama asks for $60 bn Sandy recovery package
President Barack Obama on Friday asked Congress for $60.4 billion in emergency funds to repair devastation from Superstorm Sandy, which paralyzed the US east coast when it hit in October. ... more
FARM NEWS

Environmental hangover from Indonesia's palm oil thirst
The roar of chainsaws has replaced birdsong, the once-lush, green jungle scorched to a barren grey. The equivalent of six football pitches of forest is lost every minute in Indonesia. ... more
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DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Desperate Philippine typhoon victims await aid
Hungry and homeless typhoon survivors appealed for help Saturday as the ravaged southern Philippines mourned its more than 500 dead and desperate people in one hard-hit town looted shops in search of food. ... more
SINO DAILY

Police clash with thousands of rioters in south China
Police in a south China city bordering Vietnam clashed with thousands of rioters who were protesting excessive brutality meted out to a suspected smuggler, the government and a rights group said. ... more
FLORA AND FAUNA

Kenyan reserve to fly drones to tackle rhino poachers
One of Kenya's best known private game reserves in Kenya announced Friday a plan to fly unmanned surveillance drones to monitor and protect critically endangered rhinos from rampant poaching. ... more
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WATER WORLD

French move boosts shark sanctuaries
Green campaigners on Friday hailed a decision by France that they said would create the world's biggest shark sanctuary. ... more
FLORA AND FAUNA

Track down giant pythons for cash in Florida?
Floridians keen to protect the fragile ecosystem of the Everglades will have their mettle tested next month as the wildlife service seeks help in eradicating the giant Burmese python. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
N. Korea moving 'further away' from denuclearisation: US envoy

IS jihadists close in on key Syria border town

German push onto world stage hit by defence failures

Sweden orders submarine overhaul

Israel PM warns Iran greater threat than IS jihadists

Afghanistan to sign US troop deal Tuesday

Former Exelis business unit makes debut as independent company

WHITE OUT

Climate change affecting ski sector
The U.S. winter sports industry could face economic thawing if climate change goes unaddressed, a new report states. ... more
SINO DAILY

China lambasts US over Tibet self-immolation comments
China on Friday angrily rejected US charges that its policies in Tibet were leading Tibetans to set themselves alight in protest and accused Washington of backing independence forces in the Himalayan region. ... more
CLIMATE SCIENCE

U.S. policies don't hamper climate talks
Additional drilling for oil and natural gas in the United States may not significantly increase U.S. greenhouse gas emissions or undermine its position at the U.N. climate change conference, energy experts say. ... more
CLIMATE SCIENCE
Desperate Philippine typhoon victims await aid

Obama asks for $60 bn Sandy recovery package

477 dead, homeless swell after Philippines typhoon


CLIMATE SCIENCE
Elbit Systems to Provide Space Camera for the Italian OPTSAT 3000 Observation Satellite

Speeding Space Junk Poses Risks for Spacecraft

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


CLIMATE SCIENCE
Big nations block curbs on tuna overfishing

French move boosts shark sanctuaries

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CLIMATE SCIENCE
Clearest evidence yet of polar ice losses

Adventurer to recreate Shackleton's Antarctic exploits

Adventurer to recreate Shackleton's Antarctic exploits

FLORA AND FAUNA

Football: Poborsky shows animal instincts in gorilla plan
Czech football legend Karel Poborsky is bracing for a new challenge far from the stadium turf as he prepares to head to Cameroon to encourage local youngsters to help protect the African nation's gorillas. ... more
DEMOCRACY

Myanmar apologises to monks over mine protest injuries
Myanmar's government has apologised to senior Buddhist clerics over injuries sustained by monks in a police crackdown on a rally at a Chinese-backed copper mine, state media said Saturday. ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW

Tsunami hits Japan after 7.3-magnitude quake
A one metre-high tsunami hit northeast Japan on Friday, after a powerful undersea quake struck off the coast which was devastated in last year's quake-tsunami disaster. ... more
FROTH AND BUBBLE

Toxic cloud in Buenos Aires under control
A toxic cloud that formed Thursday triggered a public scare that forced the evacuation of offices in Buenos Aires and the suspension of metro and train services in a tourist area. ... more
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CLIMATE SCIENCE

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DEMOCRACY

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WOOD PILE

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WEATHER REPORT

Freak tornado kills 3, causes havoc in New Zealand

EARTH OBSERVATION

New test adds to scientists' understanding of Earth's history, resources

FARM NEWS

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FARM NEWS

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FARM NEWS

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FARM NEWS

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Small patches of native plants help boost pollination services in large farms

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

Big nations block curbs on tuna overfishing

China aims to reduce air pollution

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Outside View: Dutch Untouchables

Quake toll rises to six in eastern Iran

Hot air hovers over UN climate talks

China mayor watch scandal stirs online resentment

Mo Yan: Chronicler of a turbulent Chinese century

EU carbon capture projects lost: MEP

Typhoon destroys quarter of Philippine banana crop

Canada approves two energy takeovers worth $20 bn

Arab states rush to join the shale boom

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