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January 03, 2013
As globe warms, Alaska is cooling down
Fairbanks, Alaska (UPI) Jan 2, 2012
Despite a global trend of warming climate, Alaska has been experiencing a widespread cooling pattern for at least a decade, scientists say. In the first decade since 2000, the state has cooled an average of 2.4 degrees Fahrenheit, the online newspaper Alaska Dispatch reported. That's a "large value for a decade," the Alaska Climate Research Center at the University of Alaska Fairbanks said in a report published in the Atmospheric Science Journal. Cooling temperatures have been rec ... read more
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Poland bans cultivation of GM maize, potatoes
Poland on Wednesday imposed new bans on the cultivation of certain genetically modified strains of maize and potatoes, a day after an EU required green light for GM crops took effect. ... more

Chinese trigger Australian baby milk run
Australian supermarkets and pharmacies were running out of popular baby formula Thursday after unprecedented sales reportedly due to Chinese customers trying to secure supplies. ... more

Hyundai, Kia to go with Google Maps
South Korean car makers Kia and Hyundai have announced partnerships with Google to feature the U.S. search giant's Google Maps in new vehicles. ... more
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Republican leader vows to hold vote on stalled storm aid
A chastened US House Republican leadership scrambled Wednesday to tamp down seething bipartisan fury over a failure to approve emergency relief for victims of superstorm Sandy, saying a vote will now occur Friday. ... more


One killed as cyclone hits New Caledonia
One man was killed and another was missing after Cyclone Freda hit New Caledonia, as landslides blocked roads and high winds downed power lines, officials in the French Pacific territory said Thursday. ... more
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New Delhi suffers coldest day in 44 years
New Delhi has suffered its coldest day in 44 years amid a cold snap across northern India, the local weather office said on Thursday. ... more

Philippines anger at logging ban murder
The Philippine government has voiced outrage at "ruthless" illegal loggers intent on defying a nationwide ban on destroying forests, following the New Year's Day murder of an environment officer. ... more
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Columbia engineers create artificial graphene in a nanofabricated semiconductor structure

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Research dispels misconception of superconductivity in niobium compound

U.S. solar power group says it sees headwinds ahead

Bruce Power Contracts Major Industry Suppliers for Steam Generator Replacement Project

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Japan's population logs record drop
Japan's population logged a record drop in 2012, health ministry estimates showed Tuesday, highlighting concerns that an ever-dwindling pool of workers is having to pay for a growing number of pensioners. ... more

Mexican troops kill 12 suspects in gun battle
Mexican soldiers killed 12 suspected criminals in a running gun battle across the central state of Zacatecas on Wednesday, an official said. ... more

Hong Kong leader faces divide after mass rally
Hong Kong's beleaguered leader faces a huge task to bridge a widening political gap, analysts said Wednesday, after a mass rally pushing for his resignation and a swifter path to democracy under Chinese rule. ... more
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Outrage over Hong Kong's 'shark fin rooftop'
Hong Kong conservationists expressed outrage Thursday after images emerged of a factory rooftop covered in thousands of freshly sliced shark fins, as they called for curbs on the "barbaric" trade. ... more

US town bans bottled water
Water, water everywhere - just not in plastic bottles, says a town in the US state of Massachusetts. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Iran supplied ballistic missile to Yemen rebels: US

Lockheed Martin successfully fired their new anti-ship missile

First GPS 3 satellite receives commands from new OCX ground control segment

EU launches defence pact it calls 'bad news for enemies'

China, S. Korea eye warmer ties following tensions

Putin, Trump discuss N Korea in phone call

Boeing to support Air Force's minuteman program


Haitian leader urges unity to help rebuild nation
Haitian President Michel Martelly made a New Year plea for unity, urging his countrymen to rebuild together their shattered country almost three years after a devastating earthquake. ... more

Thousands march against Hong Kong leader
Tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets of Hong Kong on Tuesday, calling for the city's embattled leader to quit and demanding greater democracy 15 years after it returned to Chinese rule. ... more

Estonia's lake-maker lives his dream
It started as a whim, but snowballed into a life-long passion. ... more
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Fukushima 'unprecedented challenge': new Japan PM

Burst shark aquarium hurts 15 in Shanghai shopping centre

COM DEV wins commercial contract from MacDonald Dettwiler and Associates

Russia to build new radiolocation stations

Malaysia convoy in Australia rare earth plant protest

US town bans bottled water

Hope for polluted lagoon near Rio Olympic village?

Outrage over Hong Kong's 'shark fin rooftop'

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Study shows rapid warming on the West Antarctic Ice Sheet

Antarctic science drill project called off


Galapagos pink iguana captured on film
Veteran British nature broadcaster David Attenborough is to show the first filmed sighting of the rare pink iguana, in a television series on the Galapagos Islands which begins Tuesday. ... more

China academics urge reform, warn of violence
A group of Chinese intellectuals has called on the government to implement urgent political reforms and respect human rights or risk "violent revolution". ... more

China activists break security cordon around Liu Xia
Dramatic video footage emerged Monday of one of China's top dissidents breaking through a security cordon to reach the wife of jailed Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo, who is herself under house arrest. ... more

Penn Team Mimicking a Natural Defense Against Malaria to Develop New Treatments
One of the world's most devastating diseases is malaria, responsible for at least a million deaths annually, despite global efforts to combat it. Researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at ... more
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Speeding train kills five elephants in eastern India


Cambodia battles to save rare Mekong dolphins


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Scuffles erupt at Hong Kong pro-government march

Thousands flee floods as cyclone batters Solomon Islands

From UFOs to 'tsunami bomb': N.Z. archive secrets revealed

Hope for polluted lagoon near Rio Olympic village?

Philippine storm death toll rises to 20

U.N. changes hottest-day-on-record date

Swine flu kills nine Palestinians

5.5-magnitude quake strikes off Japan: USGS

Fukushima 'unprecedented challenge': new Japan PM

Australia legal challenge to Japan whaling moves closer

China law says family members should visit elderly relatives

26 injured in Macau-Hong Kong ferry collision

Burst shark aquarium hurts 15 in Shanghai shopping centre

Japan whaling fleet leaves port for Antarctica

New nuclear reactors for Japan?

Lebanon opens bidding for East Med gas

China property tycoon blames government for prices

Turkey says will decide soon on nuclear plant contract

Outside View: Unemployment likely to go up

Venezuela intent on freezing out Paraguay

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