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January 16, 2013
CLIMATE SCIENCE
NASA Finds 2012 Sustained Long-Term Climate Warming Trend
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NASA scientists say 2012 was the ninth warmest of any year since 1880, continuing a long-term trend of rising global temperatures. With the exception of 1998, the nine warmest years in the 132-year record all have occurred since 2000, with 2010 and 2005 ranking as the hottest years on record. NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) in New York, which monitors global surface temperatures on an ongoing basis, released an updated analysis Tuesday that compares temperatures around the globe ... read more
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EPIDEMICS

Medicinal toothbrush tree yields antibiotic to treat TB in new way
A compound from the South African toothbrush tree inactivates a drug target for tuberculosis in a previously unseen way. Tuberculosis causes more deaths worldwide than any other bacterial disease. A ... more
WATER WORLD

MBL scientists find 'bipolar' marine bacteria, refuting 'everything is everywhere' idea
In another blow to the "Everything is Everywhere" tenet of bacterial distribution in the ocean, scientists at the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) have found "bipolar" species of bacteria that occ ... more
FARM NEWS

Using lysine estimates to detect heat damage in DDGS
Distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) are a good source of energy and protein in swine diets. However, they can be damaged by excessive heat during processing, compromising their nutritional ... more
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INTERN DAILY

Tissue Engineers Report Knee Cartilage Repair Success With New Biomaterial
In a small study, researchers reported increased healthy tissue growth after surgical repair of damaged cartilage if they put a "hydrogel" scaffolding into the wound to support and nourish the heali ... more


FARM NEWS

How does your garden glow?
Nature's ability to create iridescent flowers has been recreated by mathematicians at The University of Nottingham. The team of researchers have collaborated with experimentalists at the University ... more
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Study shows pine beetle outbreak buffers watersheds from nitrate pollution
A research team involving several scientists from the University of Colorado Boulder has found an unexpected silver lining in the devastating pine beetle outbreaks ravaging the West: Such events do ... more
ICE WORLD

Will changes in climate wipe out mammals in Arctic and sub-Arctic areas?
The climate changes depicted by climatologists up to the year 2080 will benefit most mammals that live in northern Europe's Arctic and sub-Arctic land areas today if they are able to reach their new ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Belgium seeks to push back closure of two nuclear plants

Oil spill closes Enbridge line in Saskatchewan

Earth's most abundant mineral finally has a name

BOC Aviation adds two more Boeing jets to earlier order spree

WTO appeals panel sides with China in US anti-dumping duties row

Nature fires back at EIA shale gas critique

Apple co-founder Wozniak skeptical on smartwatches, Google Glass

WATER WORLD

Russian scientists get first ice samples from Antarctic Lake Vostok
Russian scientists have obtained first ice samples from Lake Vostok, a huge body of liquid water buried under the Antarctic ice. The scientists presume that the ice from the lake may have special ph ... more
WHITE OUT

One dead, 900 hurt in heavy Japan snowfall
Heavy snow that blanketed eastern Japan over the holiday weekend left one man dead and 900 others injured, as Tokyo commuters Tuesday took to the slippery streets. ... more
FARM NEWS

Robots, recycling map route to greener French wine
An Earth-friendly future for French wine could include disease-resistant grapes, solar-powered robots, and lighter packaging, as vintners innovate to slash their environmental footprint. ... more
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SINO DAILY

China holds seven over Tibetan's self-immolation
Police in northwest China have arrested seven people accused of inciting an ethnic Tibetan villager to set himself ablaze, state media said Tuesday. ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT

China factory fire hidden by thick smog: media
A factory fire in eastern China went unnoticed for three hours because of the thick smog that blanketed large stretches of the country this week, state media said Tuesday. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Plunging oil price to reset global defence budgets: IHS

UK Politicians Keeping 'Options Open' Over Trident Renewal

US Ballistic Missile Defense Needs More Testing

Russia Not to Deploy Units of Strategic Missile Forces in Crimea

India Considering Leasing Second Russian Nuclear Submarine

Challenging Russia, Ukraine moves to drop neutral status

US air strikes kill several IS leaders in Iraq: Pentagon

DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Allianz sticks to profit goal despite Hurricane Sandy hit
German insurance giant Allianz said on Tuesday it was sticking to its full-year profit forecast despite taking a hit of 455 million euros ($590 million) from Hurricane Sandy. ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW

Mozambique floods kill 2, destroy homes
Floods in Mozambique have killed two people and left hundreds homeless after heavy rains caused havoc, cutting roads and inundating parts of the capital, authorities said Tuesday. ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Canada to resettle up to 5,000 Iranian, Iraqi refugees
Canada will resettle up to 5,000 mostly Iraqi and Iranian refugees now in Turkey, Immigration Minister Jason Kenney announced Tuesday. ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT
Canada to resettle up to 5,000 Iranian, Iraqi refugees

China factory fire hidden by thick smog: media

Allianz sticks to profit goal despite Hurricane Sandy hit


DISASTER MANAGEMENT
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


DISASTER MANAGEMENT
Wales, fishermen discuss protection zones

Russian scientists get first ice samples from Antarctic Lake Vostok

Living cells behave like fluid-filled sponges


DISASTER MANAGEMENT
Antarctic lake reached after millennia

Will changes in climate wipe out mammals in Arctic and sub-Arctic areas?

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

FROTH AND BUBBLE

Hong Kong tycoon to buy N. Zealand firm for $412 mn
A firm owned by Hong Kong tycoon Li Ka-shing said Tuesday it will take over a New Zealand waste management company in a deal worth $412 million, marking another overseas venture for the billionaire. ... more
FLORA AND FAUNA

WWF urges Thai ivory ban to spare African elephant
Conservationists on Tuesday urged Thailand to end its legal trade in ivory to help curb the slaughter of African elephants by poachers cashing in on their highly-prized tusks. ... more
FROTH AND BUBBLE

Drastic change needed to tackle China smog: experts
China has cleaned up its air before but experts say that if it wants to avoid the kind of smog that choked the country this week, it must overhaul an economy fuelled by heavily polluting coal and car use. ... more
FROTH AND BUBBLE

China to tackle air pollution?
China's Ministry of Environmental Protection on Monday called for local officials to increase their efforts to issue early warnings for air quality. ... more
Space News from SpaceDaily.com
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Signs of Europa Plumes Remain Elusive in Search of Cassini Data

Opportunity drives on in no-flash mode

FIRE STORM

Fire-proofing saves Australian telescopes

WEATHER REPORT

Australia heatwave part of global trend: IPCC chief

FROTH AND BUBBLE

China pollution anger spills into state media

WEATHER REPORT

Climate: Monthly heat records have increased fivefold

FARM NEWS

Nuclear fears contaminate sales for Japan farmers

FARM NEWS

Farmland Opportunity Includes 17,687 Great Plains Acres

WOOD PILE

Bengali forests are fading away

FARM NEWS

Foods identified as 'whole grain' not always health

FROTH AND BUBBLE

New treatment could combat deadly chemical agents

FLORA AND FAUNA

A snapshot of pupfish evolution in action

Giant tobacco plants that stay young forever

Lady Beetle Diet Influences Its Effectiveness as Biocontrol Agent

Oxygen to the core

Volcano lava flows worry Italian island

Season's first snow hits Tokyo, paralyses traffic

Obama team launches inaugural mobile app

Hannover Re hit by 261-million-euro loss from Sandy

Wales, fishermen discuss protection zones

EU releases all data on GM corn linked to cancer

Climate laws advancing in many countries: survey

Three-wheeler rally flagged off for Indonesia forests

Global warming beneficial to ratsnakes

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

US Ag Sec Visits Renmatix For Plant-To-Sugar Facility Commissioning

Synthesis Energy Achieves First Methanol Production at Yima JV

Fusion helped by collision science

Boeing Grows Composite Manufacturing Capability in Utah

Lower nitrogen losses with perennial biofuel crops

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