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January 29, 2013
TECTONICS
Scientists underestimated potential for Tohoku quake. Now what?
Corvallis, OR (SPX) Jan 29, 2013
The massive Tohoku, Japan, earthquake in 2011 and Sumatra-Andaman superquake in 2004 stunned scientists because neither region was thought to be capable of producing a megathrust earthquake with a magnitude exceeding ? 8.4. Now earthquake scientists are going back to the proverbial drawing board and admitting that existing predictive models looking at maximum earthquake size are no longer valid. In a new analysis published in the journal Seismological Research Letters, a team of scientists l ... read more
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FARM NEWS

Studies Show Biosolids Can Boost Soil Phosphorus Levels for Years
Treated wastewater solids called biosolids are sometimes used by farmers to boost soil nutrient levels. Now research by a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientist provides new information abo ... more
WATER WORLD

How the purple and pink sunscreens of reef corals work
New research by the University of Southampton has found a mechanism as to how corals use their pink and purple hues as sunscreen to protect them against harmful sunlight. Many reef corals need ... more
WATER WORLD

Old drainage ditches sleeping threat to Cape Cod salt marshes
CAPE Cod, Massachusetts has a problem. The iconic salt marshes of the famous summer retreat are melting away at the edges, dying back from the most popular recreational areas. The erosion is a conse ... more
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Cows fed flaxseed produce more nutritious dairy products
Dairy cows that are fed flaxseed produce more nutritious milk, according to a new study by Oregon State University. Their milk contained more omega-3 fatty acids and less saturated fat, the st ... more


ICE WORLD

Greenland ice cores provide vision of the future
Ice cores drilled in the Greenland ice sheet, recounting the history of the last great warming period more than 120,000 years ago, are giving scientists their clearest insight to a world that was wa ... more
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Deep ice shows Greenland was warmer; offers clued to future warming impacts
A new study by an international team of scientists analyzing ice cores from the Greenland ice sheet going back in time more than 100,000 years indicates the last interglacial period may be a good an ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW

Mozambique flood toll rises to 40
The death toll from flooding in Mozambique climbed to around 40 on Sunday after four more bodies were discovered in the worst-hit southern town of Chokwe, while the number of people forced to flee has topped 100,000. ... more
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Fukushima operator, Sellafield to compare nuclear notes

Blades of grass inspire advance in organic solar cells

Bioenergy: Australia's forgotten renewable energy source (so far)

Solar-Powered Sun Flyer Trainer Makes Progress

How to make stronger, 'greener' cement

OPDE gain approval for new 10.8 MWp Solar Farm in UK

How to make a 'perfect' solar absorber

SHAKE AND BLOW

Indonesia landslides kill 11, 19 missing: officials
Two landslides triggered by heavy rains killed at least 11 people and left 19 others missing on Indonesia's Sumatra island, officials said on Sunday. ... more
WEATHER REPORT

Cities affect weather thousands of kilometres away
Heat from large cities alters local streams of high-altitude winds, potentially affecting weather in locations thousands of kilometres (miles) away, researchers said on Sunday. ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW

Major floods hammer northern Australia
Two people were missing and the body of a third person was recovered from raging floodwaters as severe storms pounded northeastern Australia on Sunday, forcing more than 1,000 to flee their homes. ... more
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SHAKE AND BLOW

Major floods sweep northern Australia
Two people were missing and the body of a third person was recovered from raging floodwaters as severe storms pounded northeastern Australia on Sunday, forcing more than 1,000 to flee their homes. ... more
SINO DAILY

Protestors march against Hong Kong leader
Around 1,000 people took to the streets of Hong Kong Sunday to protest against the city leader's policy speech, which they said offered nothing new on tackling a housing crisis and poverty. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
UAE asks U.S. for $900M rocket artillery deal

'Terror backers' can't defeat jihadists: Syria's Assad

Polish weekend warriors up in arms over Russian threat

Japan envoy invited to N. Korea over Cold War kidnappings: Abe

Body cameras join cops on the beat in US

Iran rejects Israel PM accusations on nuclear threat

Modi makes White House debut

FROTH AND BUBBLE

Recycling entrepreneur stubs out cigarette garbage
Recycling entrepreneur Tom Szaky is stubbing out the world's cigarette problem - one butt at a time. ... more
FARM NEWS

Dutch court to rule in Nigerian farmers' case against Shell
A Dutch court will decide on Wednesday whether Shell should clean up oil damage that destroyed a group of Nigerian farmers' land, a case that could set a precedent for global environmental responsibility. ... more
FARM NEWS

Hong Kong: home of world's cheapest Michelin restaurants
After queuing on the street, diners are sat next to strangers in the cramped Hong Kong restaurant before rinsing their own cutlery. Welcome to the world's cheapest Michelin-starred experience. ... more
FARM NEWS
Boss of Fukushima operator quizzed for negligence

Kerry urges 'fresh thinking' to tackle global woes

Philippines typhoon victims need more help: UN


FARM NEWS
Supercomputer sets computing record

Phoenix Rising: New Video Shows Advances in Satellite Repurposing Program

Laser-Plasma Process Gives Nanohybrid Remarkable Properties


FARM NEWS
Old drainage ditches sleeping threat to Cape Cod salt marshes

How the purple and pink sunscreens of reef corals work

US backs adding teeth to global shark protection


FARM NEWS
Greenland ice cores provide vision of the future

Deep ice shows Greenland was warmer; offers clued to future warming impacts

Chile expands Antarctica presence

FROTH AND BUBBLE

Tallinn first EU capital to give residents free ticket to ride
Tallinn is the first EU capital to offer its residents free public transport, and though the move aimed at driving down car pollution is proving popular, visitors feel let down and others are accusing City Hall of a campaign gimmick. ... more
INTERN DAILY

Health apps abound, but usage low: study
US consumers are being offered a cornucopia of smartphone apps to track or manage health, but only a small number of people are using them, according to a survey released Monday. ... more
DEMOCRACY

Hong Kong journalists publish press freedom petition
Hong Kong journalists ran a petition in newspapers on Monday urging the city's Beijing-backed leader to withdraw a proposed law which they said would infringe press freedom. ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW

Three dead, dramatic rescues in Australia floods
Helicopters plucked dozens of stranded Australians to safety in dramatic rooftop rescues Monday as severe floods swept the northeast, killing three people and inundating thousands of homes. ... more
Space News from SpaceDaily.com
Space debris expert warns of increasing CubeSat collision risk

Sandblasting winds shift Mars' landscape: study

India's Tata Power licensed to produce Honeywell navigation system

NASA Support Key to Glacier Mapping Efforts

Cold Atom Laboratory Chills Atoms to New Lows

Aerojet Supports ULA to Establish Near-Term Competitive Product

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EPIDEMICS

Origin of HIV put at millions of years ago

WEATHER REPORT

Wild winds hit Australian coast amid flood warnings

FLORA AND FAUNA

S. Africa tries to capture thousands of runaway crocs

SINO DAILY

China dissident makes film on disputed death

SHAKE AND BLOW

Indonesia bid to control rain to avert more floods

WOOD PILE

Civilians fell rare Syrian trees for firewood

WATER WORLD

US backs adding teeth to global shark protection

WOOD PILE

Brazil to inventory Amazon rainforest trees

EPIDEMICS

Two Cambodians die from bird flu: WHO

EPIDEMICS

One in five were infected by pandemic flu

Malaysian is named head of UN biodiversity panel

China's mass annual New Year migration begins

China tries two Tibetan self-immolation 'inciters': media

Namibia offers model to tackle poaching scourge

11 kidnapped Sudanese freed in Darfur: media

Leftist and 'punk prince' square off in Czech runoff

Marginal Lands Are Prime Fuel Source for Alternative Energy

Liquid metal makes silicon crystals at record low temperatures

DNA and quantum dots: All that glitters is not gold

Metal Sales Outfits the World's Most Energy Efficient Commercial Building

Latest Ways to Make Your Business Energy Efficient

Slow progress in Latam, EU trade talks

Bulgarian nuclear referendum on track to fail

Outside View: Are stocks a sucker's bet?

Baghdad repeats Exxon ultimatum: Kurdistan or south Iraq

French government backs ex-Areva boss to head EADS: report

Iraq inks oil exploration deal with Kuwait Energy

Boss of Fukushima operator quizzed for negligence

Carbon price drop deemed 'wake-up call'

France names ex-Areva boss to EADS board

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