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January 15, 2013
China pollution anger spills into state media
Beijing (AFP) Jan 14, 2013
Public anger in China at dangerous levels of air pollution, which blanketed Beijing in acrid smog, spread Monday as state media queried official transparency and the nation's breakneck development. The media joined Internet users in calling for a re-evaluation of China's modernisation process, which has seen rapid urbanisation and dramatic economic development at the expense of the environment. Dense smog shrouded large swathes of northern China at the weekend, cutting visibility to 100 metres ( ... read more
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Climate: Monthly heat records have increased fivefold
Global warming has caused monthly records for heat to increase fivefold in frequency, according to a study by scientists in Germany and Spain, published on Monday. ... more

Nuclear fears contaminate sales for Japan farmers
Mayumi Kurasawa's seaweed company saw seven of its factories swept away by Japan's 2011 tsunami. Nearly two years later, sales continue to be eroded by consumer fears over nuclear contamination. ... more

Farmland Opportunity Includes 17,687 Great Plains Acres
Hudye Farms US Inc. has announced the sale offering of a large assemblage of prime farmland available in the eastern Colorado and western Kansas region. Hudye Farms U.S. Inc. owns 17,687 acres of hi ... more
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Bengali forests are fading away
RAPID deterioration in mangrove health is occurring in the Sundarbans, resulting in as much as 200m of coast disappearing in a single year. A report published Jan 11 in Remote Sensing by scien ... more


Foods identified as 'whole grain' not always health
Current standards for classifying foods as "whole grain" are inconsistent and, in some cases, misleading, according to a new study by Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) researchers. One of the m ... more
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New treatment could combat deadly chemical agents
An enzyme treatment which could neutralise the effects of lethal chemicals responsible for the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people across the world has been developed by experts at the Univers ... more

A snapshot of pupfish evolution in action
Chris Martin has bred more than 3,000 hybrid fish in his time as a graduate student in evolution and ecology at UC Davis, a pursuit that has helped him create one of the most comprehensive snapshots ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
UK to have driverless cars by 2021: govt

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Coffee set to power London buses in green initiative

New theory rewrites opening moments of Chernobyl disaster

Post-hurricane rebuilding fuels jump in October US home construction

China to build $1.6 bn aluminium plant in Tajikistan

Panama opens embassy in China after cutting Taiwan ties


Giant tobacco plants that stay young forever
Tobacco plants bloom when they are just a few months old - and then they die. Now, researchers have located a genetic switch which can keep the plants young for years and which permits unbounded gro ... more

Lady Beetle Diet Influences Its Effectiveness as Biocontrol Agent
By examining what lady beetles eat, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists are learning more about the movement of these beneficial insects in farm fields-and whether they'll actively feed ... more

Oxygen to the core
An international collaboration including researchers from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has discovered that the Earth's core formed under more oxidizing conditions than previously proposed. ... more
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Volcano lava flows worry Italian island
Spectacular lava flows and smoke from an active volcano on the Italian island of Stromboli on Monday sparked fear among inhabitants but geophysicists said the situation was under control. ... more

Season's first snow hits Tokyo, paralyses traffic
The winter's first snowfall blanketed the Japanese capital Tokyo and its environs on Monday, paralysing traffic and stranding young people taking part in traditional coming-of-age ceremonies. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
North Korean ICBM program runs into major roadblock at reentry

US nuclear commander would resist 'illegal' order for strike

Chinese, N.Korean envoys discuss regional concerns: state media

NATO sorry after Erdogan pulls troops over Norway incident

Calls mount for action on 'killer robots' after UN talks

Dunford: US Military Superiority Over Russia, China Markedly Decreasing

Nature's Silent Sentinels Could Help Detect Security Threats


Obama team launches inaugural mobile app
Organizers unveiled the first-ever smartphone app for a US presidential inauguration on Monday, allowing users to track Barack Obama's swearing in, sign up for events and check maps for the closest toilets. ... more

Hannover Re hit by 261-million-euro loss from Sandy
German reinsurance giant Hannover Re said on Monday that it had taken a 261-million-euro ($349-million) hit due to claims from Hurricane Sandy but still expected to reach its annual targets. ... more

Wales, fishermen discuss protection zones
The Welsh government, considering the establishment of tightly regulated "marine conservation zones," says it is listening to the concerns of small fishermen. ... more
Nineteen children among 46 dead in China landslide

Haiti is recovering, leader tells quake ceremony

Philippines to move 100,000 squatters

Study reveals ordinary glass's extraordinary properties

Bottom-up approach provides first characterization of pyroelectric nanomaterials

Chemical modules that mimic predator-prey and other behaviors

Taiwan mulls shipping water from China as ties improve

Wales, fishermen discuss protection zones

Living cells behave like fluid-filled sponges

Antarctic lake reached after millennia

A new approach to assessing future sea level rise from ice sheets

A New Way to Study Permafrost Soil, Above and Below Ground


EU releases all data on GM corn linked to cancer
The EU's food safety agency challenged its doubters on Monday, making available all the scientific information used to clear a genetically modified corn which a French researcher had linked to cancer. ... more

Climate laws advancing in many countries: survey
Major economies are now implementing important legislation on climate change, according to a survey published on Monday. ... more

Three-wheeler rally flagged off for Indonesia forests
Dozens of tourists set off through Indonesia's malaria-infested jungles and potholed roads on three-wheelers as part of a rally to raise funds for forest conservation, organisers said Monday. ... more

Global warming beneficial to ratsnakes
Speculation about how animals will respond to climate change due to global warming led University of Illinois researcher Patrick Weatherhead and his students to conduct a study of ratsnakes at three ... more
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Winds Blow Dust off the Solar Panels Improving Energy Levels

Old Rivals India, China Nurture New Rivalry in Satellite Launch Business

What is the computational power of the universe?

NASA launches next-generation weather satellite

SSL Selected to Conduct Power and Propulsion Study for NASA's Deep Space Gateway Concept


Making whole wheat bread taste and smell more appetizing


Living cells behave like fluid-filled sponges


Stem cells found to heal damaged artery in lab study


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Low extinction rates made California a refuge for diverse plant species


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Swine flu kills second Jordanian in week: minister


Urgent CO2 cuts may spare millions hardship: report


Beijing choked by third day of hazardous smog

Journalists warn of interference after army protest

Fire hits top Australian telescope site

First Tibetan this year self-immolates in China: reports

New York declares flu emergency

Nerve centre at heart of Australian fires

Taiwan mulls shipping water from China as ties improve

Haiti is recovering, leader tells quake ceremony

Several killed in failed French raid to free Somalia hostage

Nineteen children among 46 dead in China landslide

US study warns of extreme heat, more severe storms

Death toll rises as flu epidemic grips US

Philippines to move 100,000 squatters

US storm turns airport into vast used-car purgatory

As Australia bushfires rage, warning of more heatwaves

Nineteen children among 46 dead in China landslide

Brunei to seek S. China Sea code of conduct

Fracking: A Boom or Bust Decision for New York

Angola grants 116 visas a day to Chinese citizens

China eyes hiking foreign investment quota for markets

4 Chinese workers among 9 abducted in Sudan's Darfur: SUNA

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