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January 25, 2013
CLIMATE SCIENCE
Japan ready to ditch target for emissions cut: govt
Tokyo (AFP) Jan 24, 2013
Japan is likely to abandon an ambitious pledge to slash greenhouse gas emissions by a quarter, the top government spokesman said Thursday. Asked to confirm if the new administration would review Tokyo's 2009 pledge, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said the government was "moving in that direction in principle". "I have been saying for some time that it is a tremendous target and would be impossible to achieve," he told a regular news conference. Then-prime minister Yukio Hatoyama made ... read more
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EARLY EARTH

Feathered dinosaur gives evolution clues
A feathered dinosaur fossil about 12 inches long is older than bird-like dinosaurs from which birds are thought to have evolved, British paleontologists say. ... more
FLORA AND FAUNA

Extinction fears 'alarmist': study
Fears that most of the Earth's species will become extinct before they have even been discovered by science are "alarmist", according to an international study released on Friday. ... more
DEMOCRACY

Jordan unrest brews despite pro-king poll
Tribal candidates loyal to King Abdullah II scored heavily in contentious Jordanian parliamentary elections that were intended to quell swelling discontent and once-unthinkable criticism of the Hashemite monarchy. ... more
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WATER WORLD

Melting glaciers threaten water resources
Melting glaciers in Latin America's southern Andean range expose the region to risk of future water shortages, new data indicated. ... more


FARM NEWS

15,000 crocs escape from South African farm
South Africa's army and police were called in Thursday to rescue residents from thousands of crocodiles that escaped from a farm whose floodgates were opened due to torrential rains. ... more
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DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Boss of Fukushima operator quizzed for negligence
Japanese prosecutors have questioned the former head of the operator of the Fukushima power plant on suspicion of negligence over the nuclear crisis, local media reported Thursday. ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Philippines typhoon victims need more help: UN
The United Nations launched an appeal Friday for more international aid to help nearly a million people in the Philippines as they recover from last year's deadliest typhoon in the world. ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Rethink education to fuel bioeconomy

Making dams safer for fish around the world

Ultra-fast electrical circuits using light-generated tunneling currents

Tiny Step Edges, Big Step for Surface Science

Quantum superconductor-metal to glass transition observed

Combs of Light Accelerate Communication

Relieving electric vehicle range anxiety with improved batteries

EPIDEMICS

Swine flu kills three in Central Europe
Three people have died in Romania and Macedonia after being infected with the H1N1 influenza strain known as swine flu, the two countries' health ministries said Thursday. ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Kerry urges 'fresh thinking' to tackle global woes
Probable next US secretary of state John Kerry called for "fresh thinking" Thursday as he outlined his foreign policy agenda and plans for relations with Iran, China and the Middle East. ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW

Warning raised for New Zealand volcano
New Zealand scientists say activity at a volcano on an island to the east of the North Island has led them to upgrade a warning to aircraft and to sightseers. ... more
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SHAKE AND BLOW

Mozambique floods hit power exports, displace 70,000
Floods in southern Mozambique have displaced up to 70,000 people and cut power exports to energy-hungry neighbour South Africa in half, officials said Thursday. ... more
FLORA AND FAUNA

Treat illegal wildlife trade as serious crime: CITES
Illegal trade in wildlife products like ivory and rhino horn must be treated as a serious crime in order to end the devastating poaching of protected species, the head of UN wildlife trade regulator CITES said Thursday. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
China faces 'most complex time in history' at home and abroad - Xi Jinping

ATK supplying hardware, composites for Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle

Russian Rockets used by the US

21st Space Wing reaches inspection milestone

Lockheed Martin Contracted To Maintain MK-48 Torpedoes

Sensitive detection method may help impede illicit nuclear trafficking

China to boost space defense in 'new-type combat force'

DEMOCRACY

Facebook boss to host political fundraiser for Christie
Facebook on Thursday confirmed that co-founder and billionaire Mark Zuckerberg will make a foray into politics next month by hosting a fundraiser for New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. ... more
SINO DAILY

China woman held in morgue for three years: media
A Chinese woman was held in an abandoned morgue for three years after serving hard labour for complaining about her husband's own detention, state-run media said Friday. ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW

Twenty rescued as floods sweep northeast Australia
A teenage boy was dramatically rescued from surging floodwaters as he clung to a tree Friday, while others were plucked from stranded cars and homes as floods swept northeastern Australia. ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW
Kerry urges 'fresh thinking' to tackle global woes

Boss of Fukushima operator quizzed for negligence

Philippines typhoon victims need more help: UN


SHAKE AND BLOW
Computer breakthrough: Code of life becomes databank

World's Most Complex 2D Laser Beamsteering Array Demonstrated

Researchers Create Method for More Sensitive Electrochemical Sensors


SHAKE AND BLOW
Water restored in Chile capital after day-long cut

Melting glaciers threaten water resources

Water shut off to Chilean capital: official


SHAKE AND BLOW
Chile expands Antarctica presence

Unprecedented glacier melting in the Andes blamed on climate change

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

FARM NEWS

Pesticides killing amphibians, says study
A plunge in the world's population of frogs and toads may be blamed, at least in part, on farm pesticides, researchers in Germany said on Thursday. ... more
ABOUT US

Bindi Irwin slams Hillary Clinton editors over essay
Teenage conservationist Bindi Irwin, daughter of late "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin, has revealed her shock that an essay she penned for Hillary Clinton was edited so heavily that her words were "twisted". ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW

A new type of volcanic eruption
Scientists based in the UK and New Zealand have described a "new" type of volcanic eruption. Volcanic eruptions are commonly categorised as either explosive or effusive. But now, in research publish ... more
EARLY EARTH

Tiny fossils hold answers to big questions on climate change
The western Antarctic Peninsula is one of the fastest warming regions on the planet, and the fastest warming part of the Southern Hemisphere. Scientists have debated the causes of this warming, part ... more
Space News from SpaceDaily.com
New Study Outlines 'Water World' Theory of Life's Origins

B3: the vitamin from outer space

SpaceX launches Dragon capsule to ISS

Tech giants look to skies to spread Internet

Scientists Capture Ultrafast Snapshots of Light-Driven Superconductivity

"RoboClam" hits new depths as robotic digger

New Self-healing Plastics Developed

ICE WORLD

Unprecedented glacier melting in the Andes blamed on climate change

CLIMATE SCIENCE

Public Acceptance of Climate Change Affected by Word Usage

FLORA AND FAUNA

Odd biochemistry yields lethal bacterial protein

WHITE OUT

Arctic blast sweeps Canada, US

FARM NEWS

Bacterial supplement could help young pigs fight disease

INTERN DAILY

A call to prevent unsafe high-risk medical devices from reaching the marketplace

ABOUT US

A relative from the Tianyuan Cave

FROTH AND BUBBLE

BPA substitute could spell trouble

SHAKE AND BLOW

Mass evacuations under way in flood-hit Mozambique

SHAKE AND BLOW

Massive earthquakes came as surprise

Prosecutors take issue with Brazil's new forestry code

Outside View: Sensible policies on climate

How can evolutionary biology explain why we get cancer?

Scientists set sail to study blue whales

Chile expands Antarctica presence

Tibetan nomad dies in self-immolation: rights group

Water restored in Chile capital after day-long cut

Poachers kill 32 S.African rhinos this year

Britain earmarks $3.56M for anti-piracy

Swiss, EU leaders hail mercury treaty

Cotton could be desert water source

Scientists lift freeze on controversial flu research

China rights lawyer gets rare prison visit: wife

US Navy to pump oil from ship stuck in Philippines

EU freezes approval of GM crops to 2014

First Global Assessment of Land and Water 'Grabbing'

Four-stranded 'quadruple helix' DNA structure proven to exist in human cells

USDA Studies Confirm Plant Water Demands Shift with Water Availability

Just Add Water: How Scientists Are Using Silicon to Produce Hydrogen on Demand

New information on binding gold particles over metal oxide surfaces

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