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December 11, 2012
ICE WORLD
Massive crevasses and bendable ice affect stability of Antarctic ice shelf, CU research team finds
Boulder CO (SPX) Dec 11, 2012
Gaping crevasses that penetrate upward from the bottom of the largest remaining ice shelf on the Antarctic Peninsula make it more susceptible to collapse, according to University of Colorado Boulder researchers who spent the last four Southern Hemisphere summers studying the massive floating sheet of ice that covers an area twice the size of Massachusetts. But the scientists also found that ribbons running through the Larsen C Ice Shelf - made up of a mixture of ice types that, together, are more ... read more
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The dark side of kerosene lamps: High black carbon emissions
The small kerosene lamps that light millions of homes in developing countries have a dark side: black carbon - fine particles of soot released into the atmosphere. New measurements show that k ... more
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What howler monkeys can tell us about the role of interbreeding in human evolution
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WOOD PILE

As Amazon urbanizes, rural fires burn unchecked
Over past decades, many areas of the forested Amazon basin have become a patchwork of farms, pastures and second-growth forest as people have moved in and cleared land--but now many are moving out, ... more
ICE WORLD

Warm sea water is melting Antarctic glaciers
The ice sheet in West Antarctica is melting faster than expected. New observations published by oceanographers from the University of Gothenburg and the US may improve our ability to predict future ... more
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Shiny quantum dots brighten future of solar cells

Group to spearhead German wind farm program

GDF Suez optimizes LNG deliveries

Shale oil, gas production to increase, says

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Gulfstream announces 60-plane deal for China

EARLY EARTH

Asteroid that killed the dinosaurs also wiped out the 'Obamadon'
The asteroid collision widely thought to have killed the dinosaurs also led to extreme devastation among snake and lizard species, according to new research - including the extinction of a newly ide ... more
FLORA AND FAUNA

At high altitude, carbs are the fuel of choice
Mice living in the high-altitude, oxygen-starved environment of the Andean mountains survive those harsh conditions by fueling their muscles with carbohydrates. The findings, reported online in Curr ... more
INTERN DAILY

US doctors defeat leukemia with modified HIV
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SINO DAILY

China government church strips Shanghai bishop of title
China's state-run Catholic church has stripped a bishop of his title after he dramatically split with official religious authorities, a spokesman for the organisation said Tuesday. ... more
DEMOCRACY

Egypt army calls for Morsi, opposition to solve crisis
Egypt's powerful army called on Tuesday for President Mohamed Morsi and opposition political parties to meet to resolve the dire crisis splitting the country. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
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DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Thirteen killed in S.Africa bridge collapse
Thirteen people have been killed in the east of South Africa after a bridge they were crossing collapsed under heavy rain, a public safety official said Tuesday. ... more
FLORA AND FAUNA

Malaysian customs seize record 24 tonnes of ivory
Malaysian customs have seized 24 tonnes of unprocessed elephant tusks worth almost $20 million, the largest haul in the country to date, officials said Tuesday. ... more
SINO DAILY

Death for three Xinjiang plane hijackers: China media
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SINO DAILY
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DISASTER MANAGEMENT

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TECTONICS

Himalayas and Pacific Northwest could experience major earthquakes, Stanford geophysicists say
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WHITE OUT

Fire and Ice: Wildfires Darkening Greenland Snowpack, Increasing Melting
Satellite observations have revealed the first direct evidence of smoke from Arctic wildfires drifting over the Greenland ice sheet, tarnishing the ice with soot and making it more likely to melt un ... more
WATER WORLD

Mercury in coastal fog linked to upwelling of deep ocean water
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