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January 21, 2013
CLIMATE SCIENCE
Study Provides New Insights on Drought Predictions in East Africa
Cape Cod MA (SPX) Jan 21, 2013
With more than 40 million people living under exceptional drought conditions in East Africa, the ability to make accurate predictions of drought has never been more important. In the aftermath of widespread famine and a humanitarian crisis caused by the 2010-2011 drought in the Horn of Africa-possibly the worst drought in 60 years- researchers are striving to determine whether drying trends will continue. While it is clear that El Nino can affect precipitation in this region of East Africa, very l ... read more
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FLORA AND FAUNA

UMass Amherst Study May Explain Why Wolves are Forever Wild, But Dogs Can Be Tamed
Dogs and wolves are genetically so similar, it's been difficult for biologists to understand why wolves remain fiercely wild, while dogs can gladly become "man's best friend." Now, doctoral research ... more
WOOD PILE

Savanna study highlights African fuelwood crisis
The dwindling reserves of fuelwood in Africa have been illuminated in a new study, which shows a bleak outlook for supplies across savannas in South Africa. Presenting their findings in IOP Publishi ... more
WOOD PILE

Study Finds Severe Climate Jeopardizing Amazon Forest
An area of the Amazon rainforest twice the size of California continues to suffer from the effects of a megadrought that began in 2005, finds a new NASA-led study. These results, together with obser ... more
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ICE WORLD

Melt ponds cause the Artic sea ice to melt more rapidly
The Arctic sea ice has not only declined over the past decade but has also become distinctly thinner and younger. Researchers are now observing mainly thin, first-year ice floes which are extensivel ... more


FARM NEWS

Dietary shifts driving up phosphorus use
Dietary changes since the early 1960s have fueled a sharp increase in the amount of mined phosphorus used to produce the food consumed by the average person over the course of a year, according to a ... more
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CLIMATE SCIENCE

Climate change to profoundly affect the Midwest in coming decades
In the coming decades, climate change will lead to more frequent and more intense Midwest heat waves while degrading air and water quality and threatening public health. Intense rainstorms and flood ... more
FLORA AND FAUNA

They hunt, they kill, they cheat: Single-celled algae shed light on social lives of microbes
Humans do it, chimpanzees do it, cuckoos do it - cheating to score a free ride is a well-documented behavior by many animals, even plants. But microscopically small, single-celled algae? Yes, they d ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
JILA team finds first direct evidence of 'spin symmetry' in atoms

Rubber meets the road with new ORNL carbon, battery technologies

The fluorescent fingerprint of plastics

Yale's cool molecules

Biomimetic photodetector 'sees' in color

Atoms to Product: Aiming to Make Nanoscale Benefits Life-sized

Novel 'butterfly' molecule could enable photoenergy devices

WHITE OUT

Europe hit by blizzards, air traffic havoc, deaths
Extreme winter weather swept across western Europe on Saturday, leaving thousands of passengers stranded at London's main international airport and claiming several lives in Spain, Portugal, Scotland and France, including those of three Mali-bound soldiers. ... more
FROTH AND BUBBLE

Mercury treaty adopted in Geneva by 140 countries: UN
Delegations from some 140 countries agreed Saturday to adopt a ground-breaking treaty limiting the use and emission of health-hazardous mercury, the UN said, although environmental activists lamented it did not go far enough. ... more
WHITE OUT

Transport disrupted as France blanketed in snow
Heavy snowfall hit large parts of France on Sunday, putting Paris under a picturesque blanket of white stuff but causing major disruptions to air, road and rail transport. ... more
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TECH SPACE

Record high radiation level found in fish: TEPCO
A fish contaminated with radiation levels more than 2,500 times the legal limit has been caught near Japan's crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, its operator said Friday. ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW

Floods ease in Jakarta, at least 11 dead
Floods in Indonesia's capital Jakarta which have killed at least 11 people and left two missing eased Friday, authorities said, warning however of more torrential rains which could hamper relief efforts. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Satellite used to control unmanned aerial vehicle

China defence ministry tells US to stop 'close-in' surveillance

NATO says 'over 1,000 Russian troops' in Ukraine

Taiwan says spying allegations won't hurt China ties

UAE contracts for enhanced tactical communications

Block 2 Rolling Airframe Missile delivered to Navy

Brazil taking sharp look at Russia's Pantsir-S1 air defense system

EPIDEMICS

US flu epidemic worsens, 29 children dead
A flu epidemic gripping the United States is more severe than usual, striking the elderly especially hard, health authorities said Friday as they also announced 29 child victims. ... more
SINO DAILY

China's own Lama still on charm offensive
The 11th Panchen Lama, Beijing's chosen spiritual leader of Tibet's Buddhists, paid his respects to Chinese revolutionaries during a trip to northeast Heilongjiang Province. ... more
ABOUT US

DNA database not so anonymous on the Internet: study
On the Internet, nobody knows you're a dog - but it is getting increasingly easy for someone to figure it out. ... more
ABOUT US
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


ABOUT US
New surfaces repel most known liquids

NASA Beams Mona Lisa to Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter at the Moon

Record high radiation level found in fish: TEPCO


ABOUT US
Rare dolphin species threatened by big fishnets

New UMass Amherst Research Shows Fishways Have Not Helped Fish

Beijing water supply at risk?


ABOUT US
New Antarctic geological timeline aids future sea-level predictions

Melt ponds cause the Artic sea ice to melt more rapidly

Russian national park to bridge US-Russia divide

CLIMATE SCIENCE

US climate fears mount, but political action wanes
Climate change was thrust to the forefront of the US political agenda recently in the wake of the devastation caused by superstorm Sandy and record high temperatures across the country. ... more
SINO DAILY

Beijing to release own inequality index: state media
Beijing will release its own version of a closely watched international inequality index, state media reported Sunday, becoming the first Chinese city to announce such a plan. ... more
SINO DAILY

2nd Tibetan self-immolates in China in a week
A young Tibetan in southwestern China has died after setting himself on fire, rights groups have reported, marking the second self-immolation protest in a week and lifting the total to nearly 100. ... more
WATER WORLD

Rare dolphin species threatened by big fishnets
The long-beaked La Plata River dolphin, a small species living in in South America's Atlantic coastal waters, is increasingly threatened with extinction from big-net fishing, Brazilian researchers warn. ... more
Space News from SpaceDaily.com
Russian Military plans switch to Soyuz, Angara launchers From 2016

Robonaut Gets New Legs as Trio Prepares for Homecoming

Integral catches dead star exploding in a blaze of glory

Galileo Satellites Incident Likely Result of Software Errors

Orion Rocks! Pebble-Size Particles May Jump-Start Planet Formation

Scientist uncovers red planet's climate history in unique meteorite

Measurement at Big Bang Conditions Confirms Lithium Problem

WHITE OUT

Snow causes more cancellations at Heathrow airport

DEMOCRACY

Hundreds demonstrate in Athens against racism, fascism

WATER WORLD

Audit slams S. Korea's $20 bn river project

BLUE SKY

PODEX Experiment to Reshape Future of Atmospheric Science

ICE WORLD

New Antarctic geological timeline aids future sea-level predictions

ABOUT US

Chimpanzees successfully play the Ultimatum Game

WATER WORLD

Beijing water supply at risk?

WEATHER REPORT

An early sign of spring, earlier than ever

CLIMATE SCIENCE

Where there's smoke or smog, there's climate change

FARM NEWS

Amino Acid Studies May Aid Battle Against Citrus Greening Disease

Earliest sea cow ancestors originated in Africa, lived in fresh water

Gene flow from India to Australia about 4,000 years ago

New UMass Amherst Research Shows Fishways Have Not Helped Fish

Tree and human health may be linked

In the Eastern US, spring flowers keep pace with warming climate

Method to produce amounts of anti-cancer substance developed

Potential harvest of most fish stocks largely unrelated to abundance

Wild yaks making comeback in Tibet

Doubt about prehistoric 'killer walrus'

Temperature hits all-time record in Sydney

Flu shots pose no extra risk of pregnancy loss

Factory smoke clouds China pollution pledges

US 'deeply concerned' over Myanmar unrest deaths

Rich countries reluctant to help finance mercury treaty

Escaped lion terrorises South African town

Eleven dead, two missing as floods swamp central Jakarta

Ancient critter could be the granddaddy of shellfish

China breaks long silence on inequality statistic

Exiled Chinese author recounts prison 'hell'

Photovoltaics beat biofuels at converting sun's energy to miles driven

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