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December 19, 2012
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'Missing' polar weather systems could impact climate predictions
Norwich UK (SPX) Dec 19, 2012
Intense but small-scale polar storms could make a big difference to climate predictions according to new research from the University of East Anglia and the University of Massachusetts. Difficult-to-forecast polar mesoscale storms occur frequently over the polar seas, however they are missing in most climate models. Research published in Nature Geoscience shows that their inclusion could paint a different picture of climate change in years to come. Polar mesoscale storms are capable of producing h ... read more
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CLIMATE SCIENCE

University of Tennessee study predicts extreme climate in Eastern US
From extreme drought to super storms, many wonder what the future holds for the climate of the eastern United States. A study conducted by researchers at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, does ... more
WATER WORLD

Investigating ocean currents using uranium-236 from the 1960s
In the period of atmospheric nuclear testing in the 1950s and 1960s significant amounts of uranium-236 were distributed world-wide. Despite this, uranium-236 has mostly eluded detection and clear at ... more
FARM NEWS

Three Bacterial Strains Common to Grapevines and Sugarcane Decoded
Scientists at Rochester Institute of Technology have published the whole genome sequence of bacteria associated with Jamaican sugarcane and Riesling grapevines in the September and November issues o ... more
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FARM NEWS

Soil determines fate of phosphorous
Providence RI (SPX) Dec 19, 2012 Just 20 years ago, the soils of the Amazon basin were thought unsuitable for large-scale agriculture, but then industrial agriculture - and the ability to fertilize ... more


WATER WORLD

Mapping effort charts restoration tack for Great Lakes
As the federal government builds on its $1 billion investment to clean up and restore the Great Lakes, an international research consortium has developed innovative new maps of both environmental th ... more
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FLORA AND FAUNA

Dust-plumes power intercontinental microbial migrations
Along with pollutants from Asia, transpacific dust plumes deliver vast quantities of microbes to North America, according to a manuscript published online ahead of print in the journal Applied and E ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW

Storms in the Machine
The year is 1975, and a dark cloud is looming off the coast of Taiwan. With little warning, the storm comes crashing ashore with winds of over 150 miles per hour. The 'super typhoon' tears its way a ... more
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Pakistan plans huge desert solar park to fight energy crisis

China's love of luxury cars undimmed by domestic troubles

China auto show opens amid environmental, growth concerns

Chinese foreign minister starts Latin America tour

Malaysia Airlines jet in emergency landing after tyre bursts

Rethink education to fuel bioeconomy

Making dams safer for fish around the world

ICE WORLD

Invasive species said threat to Antarctica
An invasive species, a tiny insect, has the potential to drastically alter Antarctic ecosystems isolated for millions of years, British researchers say. ... more
FARM NEWS

Argentine corn exports blocked by China
Argentina and China are in talks to resolve differences over Argentine corn exports said to contain genetically modified strains of the grain. ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT

China opens disaster research laboratory
A Chinese government laboratory has been set up to research technologies to minimize the damage of nuclear and biochemical disasters, officials said. ... more
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SHAKE AND BLOW

Ecuador volcano spews lava, ash
Ecuador's Tungurahua volcano spewed lava and towering plumes of ash Tuesday but the alert level remains the same, seismic experts said. ... more
WATER WORLD

Disputed fish quota cuts lead to tough EU talks
EU fishery ministers began difficult talks Tuesday on the vexed question of 2013 quotas as they sought to balance conflicting demands from environmentalists and fishermen alike. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Japan defence chief puzzled by Russian warplanes

Japan steps up surveillance posture against China

China's shadow to follow Obama around Asia

Ukraine PM says Russia undermining global stability

11 soldiers killed, 14 wounded in Algeria attack: security

Palestinians mull handing territory 'keys' back to Israel

Drone strike in Yemen kills 5 'Qaeda' militants: source

ABOUT US

Study: Early humans had a taste for grass
About 3 million years ago the diet of our very early ancestors in central Africa is likely to have consisted mainly of tropical grasses, researchers say. ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Doomsday cult arrests surpass 400 in China
China is stepping up a crackdown on "evil" cults, detaining more than 400 members of the "Almighty God" doomsday sect in just one province, with scores of others held nationwide, state press said Tuesday. ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW

Trail of destruction after Cyclone Evan hits Fiji
Tropical Cyclone Evan left a swathe of destruction across Fiji Tuesday after battering the Pacific nation for more than 12 hours, destroying homes, flooding rivers and stranding thousands of tourists. ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW
China cracks down on doomsday rumours: state media

China opens disaster research laboratory

Doomsday cult arrests surpass 400 in China


SHAKE AND BLOW
Operation to "rescue" Yamal-402 a success

Grains Gang Up to Bear Brunt of Missile and Meteorite Impacts

X-ray Laser Takes Aim at Cosmic Mystery


SHAKE AND BLOW
Disputed fish quota cuts lead to tough EU talks

Mapping effort charts restoration tack for Great Lakes

Investigating ocean currents using uranium-236 from the 1960s


SHAKE AND BLOW
Top Officials Meet at ONR as Arctic Changes Quicken

'Missing' polar weather systems could impact climate predictions

Invasive species said threat to Antarctica

DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Signs of evolving US gun debate after school tragedy
New signs emerged Monday of an evolving US gun law debate, with several top lawmakers appearing more open to stiffening controls on firearms after the Connecticut school massacre. ... more
DEMOCRACY

Zuma landslide predicted as ANC voting ends
The race to see who leads the ANC - and likely South Africa - until the end of the decade neared an end Tuesday, as party voting closed and the results were being counted. ... more
FLORA AND FAUNA

New species, old threats to Mekong wildlife: WWF
From a devilish-looking bat to a frog that sings like a bird, scientists have identified 129 new species in the Greater Mekong area, the WWF said Tuesday in a new report detailing discoveries in 2011. ... more
EPIDEMICS

Four-year-old dies from bird flu in Indonesia
A four-year-old boy has died of bird flu in Indonesia, the health ministry said Tuesday, the 10th fatal case in the country this year. ... more
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FLORA AND FAUNA

Disaster map predicts bleak future for mammals

ABOUT US

Tracing humanity's African ancestry may mean rewriting 'out of Africa' dates

EARLY EARTH

ASU researchers propose new way to look at the dawn of life

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Reality check for DNA nanotechnology

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Viruses cooperate or conquer to cause maximum destruction

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The Bacterial Ecology of Humans Has Changed Dramatically in the Last 100 Years

ICE WORLD

Top Officials Meet at ONR as Arctic Changes Quicken

FARM NEWS

Building better barley

Cloud forest trees drink water through their leaves

More bang for bugs

US gun lobby silent on social media after shooting

18 dead in Ukraine cold, three babies born on icy roads

Testing time for China's migrant millions

China cracks down on doomsday rumours: state media

Ecuador declares volcano alert

Japan moves right as conservatives win big in polls

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