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January 23, 2013
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EU freezes approval of GM crops to 2014
Brussels (AFP) Jan 22, 2013
The European Commission has decided to freeze the approval process for genetically modified food crops through the end of its mandate next year while it works towards an agreement with EU member states. "The Commission, if it wants, could launch a procedure to authorise the farming of one GM soya and six corn strains... but it won't do so," said Frederic Vincent, a spokesman for Health Commisioner Tonio Borg. "The authorisations for farming are frozen," he added. Vincent said the priority o ... read more
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First Global Assessment of Land and Water 'Grabbing'
As world food and energy demands grow, nations and some corporations increasingly are looking to acquire quality agricultural land for food production. Some nations are gaining land by buying up pro ... more
CLIMATE SCIENCE

Researchers analyse 'rock dissolving' method of geoengineering
The benefits and side effects of dissolving particles in our ocean's surfaces to increase the marine uptake of carbon dioxide (CO2), and therefore reduce the excess amount of it in the atmosphere, h ... more
FLORA AND FAUNA

Synchrotron infrared unveils a mysterious microbial community
In the fall of 2010, Hoi-Ying Holman of the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) was approached by an international team researching a mysterious microbia ... more
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Four-stranded 'quadruple helix' DNA structure proven to exist in human cells
In 1953, Cambridge researchers Watson and Crick published a paper describing the interweaving 'double helix' DNA structure - the chemical code for all life. Now, in the year of that scientific landm ... more


FARM NEWS

USDA Studies Confirm Plant Water Demands Shift with Water Availability
Plants can adapt to extreme shifts in water availability, such as drought and flooding, but their ability to withstand these extreme patterns will be tested by future climate change, according to a ... more
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WATER WORLD

Antibacterial agent used in common soaps found in increasing amounts in freshwater lakes
When people wash their hands with antibacterial soap, most don't think about where the chemicals contained in that soap end up. University of Minnesota engineering researchers do. A new University o ... more
FLORA AND FAUNA

A diffusion trap
Over the past several years, Rong Li, Ph.D., at the Stowers Institute for Medical Research has been making crucial discoveries about the development of cell polarity-the process by which one side of ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Fracking to thank for lower emissions, API says

12 U.S. states account for 80 percent of wind power

Tech giants look to skies to spread Internet

Problem wells source of greenhouse gas at unexpected stage of natural gas production

Scientists Capture Ultrafast Snapshots of Light-Driven Superconductivity

New 'switch' could power quantum computing

Study Says Renewables to Hit 16 percent by 2018

WATER WORLD

Cotton with special coating collects water from fogs in desert
Researchers at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) together with researchers at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), have developed a special treatment for cotton fabric that allows t ... more
FLORA AND FAUNA

Monkeys stressed from longer foraging times
Endangered Mexican howler monkeys are consuming more leaves and less fruit as a result of habitat disturbance by humans, which is forcing them to invest much more time foraging for sustenance and le ... more
FARM NEWS

Warmer soils release additional CO2 into atmosphere; Effect stabilizes over longer term
Warmer temperatures due to climate change could cause soils to release additional carbon into the atmosphere, thereby enhancing climate change - but that effect diminishes over the long term, finds ... more
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Penguin head-cam captures bird's eye view of hunt
Miniature cameras attached to a penguin's head have given Japanese scientists a bird's eye view of the creature's incredible underwater hunting skills, the lead researcher said Tuesday. ... more
WATER WORLD

Water shut off to Chilean capital: official
More than two million people in the Chilean capital were without drinking water Tuesday because of contamination in a river that supplies the city with water, officials said. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Russia should be ready for non-contact war

China's maritime area being carved up

Foes flex muscles in east Ukraine as NATO beefs up forces

Syria at 'critical moment', China tells opposition chief

Pakistani Taliban refuse to extend ceasefire, will continue talks

Lockheed to continue torpedo maintenance

US missile cruiser headed back to port after fire

FROTH AND BUBBLE

Beijing vows efforts to fight pollution: state media
China's capital Beijing will strengthen measures to combat pollution, state media reported Tuesday, amid public anger over the dangerous air quality in the sprawling metropolis. ... more
SINO DAILY

China's Xi says 'no leniency' in corruption fight
China's president-in-waiting Xi Jinping intensified calls for a crackdown on corruption Tuesday, saying there would be "no leniency" for party officials whatever their rank, state media reported. ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW

Mozambique begins evacuating 55,000 people hit by floods
Mozambique authorities on Tuesday started emergency evacuations in the flood-struck south where 55,000 people are said to be in immediate danger from rising water levels. ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW
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


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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


SHAKE AND BLOW
Water shut off to Chilean capital: official

Cotton with special coating collects water from fogs in desert

Antibacterial agent used in common soaps found in increasing amounts in freshwater lakes


SHAKE AND BLOW
Penguin head-cam captures bird's eye view of hunt

Melt ponds cause the Artic sea ice to melt more rapidly

New Antarctic geological timeline aids future sea-level predictions

ABOUT US

Geneticist wants to revive Neanderthals
A U.S. geneticist from Harvard who helped start the Human Genome Project says he's looking for an "adventurous" woman to give birth to a Neanderthal. ... more
CLIMATE SCIENCE

Obama to build on first term climate change efforts
President Barack Obama still wants to tackle climate change in a way that does not hurt the US economy or jobs, and has yet to frame an immediate plan for action, his spokesman said Tuesday. ... more
FARM NEWS

British mackerel no longer sustainable fish: conservationists
Mackerel has been struck off a list of sustainable fish by British conversationists who warn that overfishing is depleting stocks. ... more
CLIMATE SCIENCE

China, Australia top 'carbon bomb' ranking
China and Australia rank the highest among 14 planned oil, natural gas and coal projects that would increase global greenhouse gas emissions 20 percent, a Greenpeace report claims. ... more
Space News from SpaceDaily.com
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Russian Rockets used by the US

Astronomers: 'Tilt-a-worlds' could harbor life

Unexpected Teleconnections in Noctilucent Clouds

NASA Signs Agreement with SpaceX for Use of Historic Launch Pad

NASA Astronauts Will Breathe Easier With New Oxygen Recovery Systems

First radar vision for Copernicus

SINO DAILY

Chinese film fans decry censors' cuts in 'Skyfall'

WOOD PILE

Climate change's effects on temperate rain forests surprisingly complex

BLUE SKY

NASA Airborne Mission Climbs to Stratospheric Height for Better Climate Science

EARLY EARTH

Great Oxidation Event: More oxygen through multicellularity

EARLY EARTH

Studying ancient Earth's geochemistry

SHAKE AND BLOW

Unrestricted access to the details of deadly eruptions

WOOD PILE

Trading wetlands no longer a deal with the devil

FLORA AND FAUNA

The new age of proteomics: An integrative vision of the cellular world

WHITE OUT

Snow grounds hundreds of flights across Europe

FROTH AND BUBBLE

Brussels urges quick decision on freeze in pollution credits

Obama in forceful call to address climate change

Half-metre of snowfall blankets Moscow, disrupts traffic

Climate: 'Rock' fix for oceans is badly flawed: study

China labour camps set for abolition: legal official

Study Provides New Insights on Drought Predictions in East Africa

UMass Amherst Study May Explain Why Wolves are Forever Wild, But Dogs Can Be Tamed

Savanna study highlights African fuelwood crisis

Study Finds Severe Climate Jeopardizing Amazon Forest

Melt ponds cause the Artic sea ice to melt more rapidly

Dietary shifts driving up phosphorus use

Climate change to profoundly affect the Midwest in coming decades

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

Wind in the willows boosts biofuel production

Analysis of fracking wastewater yields some surprises

China's Delicate Dance with North American Energy Interests

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