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January 22, 2013
Climate change's effects on temperate rain forests surprisingly complex
Portland OR (SPX) Jan 22, 2013
Longer, warmer growing seasons associated with a changing climate are altering growing conditions in temperate rain forests, but not all plant species will be negatively affected, according to research conducted by the U.S. Forest Service's Pacific Northwest Research Station. Research featured in the January 2013 issue of Science Findings-a monthly publication of the station-reveals a complex range of forest plant responses to a warming climate. "Although the overall potential for growth increases ... read more
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NASA Airborne Mission Climbs to Stratospheric Height for Better Climate Science
On Jan. 16, 2013, NASA will deploy the first experimental flight of a multi-year airborne science campaign to investigate unexplored regions of the upper atmosphere and how its chemistry is changing ... more

Great Oxidation Event: More oxygen through multicellularity
Cyanobacteria belong to the Earth's oldest organisms. They are still present today in oceans and waters and even in hot springs. By producing oxygen and evolving into multicellular forms, they playe ... more

Studying ancient Earth's geochemistry
Researchers still have much to learn about the volcanism that shaped our planet's early history. New evidence from a team led by Carnegie's Frances Jenner demonstrates that some of the tectonic proc ... more
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Unrestricted access to the details of deadly eruptions
Details of around 2,000 major volcanic eruptions which occurred over the last 1.8 million years have been made available in a new open access database, complied by scientists at the University of Br ... more


Trading wetlands no longer a deal with the devil
If Faust had been in the business of trading wetlands rather than selling his soul, the devil might be portrayed by the current guidelines for wetland restoration. Research from the University of Il ... more
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The new age of proteomics: An integrative vision of the cellular world
The enormous complexity of biological processes requires the use of high­performance technologies also known as '­omics', that are capable of carrying out complete integrated analyses of the thous ... more

Snow grounds hundreds of flights across Europe
Hundreds of flights were cancelled and hazardous roads and railways disrupted traffic and caused countless accidents across Europe on Monday as heavy snow and freezing weather gripped the continent. ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Software enables robots to be controlled in virtual reality

Laser-boron fusion now 'leading contender' for energy

Scientists develop new mode of energy generation from bituminous coal

Sustainable dams - are they possible

Britain seeks closer ties to China's Belt and Road

Single-photon detector can count to 4

Discovery sets new world standard in nano generators


Brussels urges quick decision on freeze in pollution credits
The EU executive Monday urged a quick decision on a freeze of 900 million tonnes of pollution credits auctioned to firms in 2013-2015 in order to raise the price of carbon and make investment in clean technology worthwhile. ... more

Obama in forceful call to address climate change
US President Barack Obama vowed to make climate change a priority as he was sworn in Monday to a second term, using some of his most forceful language yet despite uncertain political prospects. ... more

Half-metre of snowfall blankets Moscow, disrupts traffic
Unusually heavy snowfall of almost 50 centimetres (20 inches) in Moscow caused traffic jams on Monday but did not affect flights at city airports, which are well equipped for snowstorms. ... more
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Climate: 'Rock' fix for oceans is badly flawed: study
Claims that global warming can be braked by dissolving huge quantities of rock in the sea to absorb carbon emissions are laden with flaws, a study published on Tuesday says. ... more

China labour camps set for abolition: legal official
China's hugely controversial "re-education" labour camp system is set to be abolished this year, state media Monday quoted a senior legal official as saying. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Revealed: the Pentagon's secret UFO-hunting program

NATO urges Russia to respond to US missile concerns

N.Korea must 'earn its way back to table,' Tillerson tells UN

China sidesteps blame over S. Korean journalist's beating

US envoy says 'real dialogue' needed with N. Korea

Mattis emphasizes diplomacy in dealing with Iran

N. Korea 'agent' charged with WMD sale plot in Australia


Study Provides New Insights on Drought Predictions in East Africa
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 wi ... more

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

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
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

New surfaces repel most known liquids

NASA Beams Mona Lisa to Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter at the Moon

World's Most Complex 2D Laser Beamsteering Array Demonstrated

Rare dolphin species threatened by big fishnets

New UMass Amherst Research Shows Fishways Have Not Helped Fish

Beijing water supply at risk?

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


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

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

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

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
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2 rookie astronauts, and cosmonaut blast off to ISS

'Dragon back' as cargo reaches space station

SpaceX resupply truck Dragon on route to ISS for space research delivery

Opportunity Comes to a Fork in the Road

Thales Alenia Space signs 3 contracts for NASA's deep space exploration

Initial results and data from observations of 'Oumuamua

Planting oxygen ensures a breath of fresh air


They hunt, they kill, they cheat: Single-celled algae shed light on social lives of microbes


Europe hit by blizzards, air traffic havoc, deaths


Mercury treaty adopted in Geneva by 140 countries: UN


Transport disrupted as France blanketed in snow


Record high radiation level found in fish: TEPCO


Floods ease in Jakarta, at least 11 dead


China's own Lama still on charm offensive


US flu epidemic worsens, 29 children dead


DNA database not so anonymous on the Internet: study


US climate fears mount, but political action wanes

Beijing to release own inequality index: state media

2nd Tibetan self-immolates in China in a week

Rare dolphin species threatened by big fishnets

Snow causes more cancellations at Heathrow airport

Hundreds demonstrate in Athens against racism, fascism

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

PODEX Experiment to Reshape Future of Atmospheric Science

New Antarctic geological timeline aids future sea-level predictions

Chimpanzees successfully play the Ultimatum Game

Beijing water supply at risk?

An early sign of spring, earlier than ever

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

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

Researchers Create Method for More Sensitive Electrochemical Sensors

US Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack visits Renmatix for commissioning of plant to sugar BioFlex Conversion Unit

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