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February 12, 2013
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Climate change risks to U.S. security seen
Cambridge, Mass. (UPI) Feb 11, 2013
Extreme weather and climate change present a potential threat to U.S. national security for which "we are not prepared," a study says. The study, prepared by Harvard University, was conducted to explore the forces driving extreme weather events, their impacts over the next decade and their implications for national security planning. Such events will affect water and food availability, energy decisions, the design of critical infrastructure and critical ecosystem resources, the report's ... read more
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WATER WORLD

Purification on the cheap
Increased natural gas production is seen as a crucial step away from the greenhouse gas emissions of coal plants and toward U.S. energy independence. But natural gas wells have problems: Large volum ... more
OZONE NEWS

Ozone depletion trumps greenhouse gas increase in jet-stream shift
Depletion of Antarctic ozone is a more important factor than increasing greenhouse gases in shifting the Southern Hemisphere jet stream in a southward direction, according to researchers at Penn Sta ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW

Cargo container research to improve buildings' ability to withstand tsunamis
Anyone who has seen the movie "Impossible" or watched footage from the Japanese tsunami has learned the terror that can strike with little warning. In those cases, when there is no time to flee, the ... more
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INTERN DAILY

Finding the key to immunity
Living in space weakens astronauts' immune systems, researchers have discovered. The findings are providing clues on how to tackle diseases on Earth before symptoms appear. Ever since the firs ... more


TECH SPACE

Growth factor aids stem cell regeneration after radiation damage
Epidermal growth factor has been found to speed the recovery of blood-making stem cells after exposure to radiation, according to Duke Medicine researchers. The finding could open new options for tr ... more
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FLORA AND FAUNA

Evidence that at least one mammal can smell in stereo
Most mammals, including humans, see in stereo and hear in stereo. But whether they can also smell in stereo is the subject of a long-standing scientific controversy. Now, a new study shows definitiv ... more
ABOUT US

The last Neanderthals of southern Iberia did not coexist with modern humans
The theory that the last Neanderthals -Homo neanderthalensis- persisted in southern Iberia at the same time that modern humans -Homo sapiens- advanced in the northern part of the peninsula, has been ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Nanoparticles Create Skinny Solar Cells

Better thermal-imaging lens from waste sulfur

Wireless power transfer achieved at 5-meter distance

Surprising material could play role in saving energy

Study casts doubt on climate benefit of biofuels from corn residue

Research Underway For Companion Plants To PV

Thinnest feasible membrane produced

ABOUT US

Archaic Native Americans built massive Louisiana mound in less than 90 days
Nominated early this year for recognition on the UNESCO World Heritage List, which includes such famous cultural sites as the Taj Mahal, Machu Picchu and Stonehenge, the earthen works at Poverty Poi ... more
CLIMATE SCIENCE

Climate change impacts to US coasts threaten public health, safety and economy
According to a new technical report, the effects of climate change will continue to threaten the health and vitality of U.S. coastal communities' social, economic and natural systems. The report, Co ... more
FLORA AND FAUNA

Autopsy carried out on giant Philippines crocodile
Philippine veterinarians conducted an autopsy Tuesday on the world's largest saltwater crocodile ever caught, amid concerns it died of mistreatment in a small pen where it was on show for tourists. ... more
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WOOD PILE

Outside View: Restoring Lebanon's forests
An old American story tells of Johnny Appleseed who carried a large bag of seeds planting them wherever he ranged - Levantine native Maurice Zard is offering much the same in Lebanon giving away fast-growing Paulownia saplings to farms, municipalities, schools or anyone else who wants them. ... more
FLORA AND FAUNA

Building owner acquitted for bird strikes
A Canadian court Monday held building owners responsible for protecting migrating birds, an environmental group says. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Sweden to boost military spending over Ukraine crisis

'Russian Facebook' founder flees country after being pushed out

US 'closely watching' for signs of N.Korea nuclear test

Lockheed Martin Team's Joint Light Tactical Vehicle Tops 100,000 Testing Miles During EMD Phase

Ukraine relaunches anti-rebel operation after Biden leaves

Ukraine military plane hit by gunfire above rebel-held town

Sikorsky, Army demonstrate optionally piloted Black Hawk

DEMOCRACY

EU condemns Azerbaijan arrests
The pretrial detention of two Azerbaijani political opposition leaders has brought condemnations from the European Union's foreign policy chiefs and others. ... more
FLORA AND FAUNA

Australia's Cassius reclaims world's biggest croc crown
"Cassius" has reclaimed his crown as the world's biggest crocodile in captivity after his rival for the title died, with the huge reptile's handler in Australia saying Tuesday it will boost business. ... more
CLIMATE SCIENCE

Survey reveals fault lines in views on climate change
Climate change is a hotly debated issue among many scientists, but a new study published by a University of Alberta researcher notes that geoscientists and engineers also become embroiled in the iss ... more
CLIMATE SCIENCE
Rescuers struggle to aid Solomons quake victims

Aid trickles into tsunami-hit Solomons despite aftershocks

Smartphones, tablets help UW researchers improve storm forecasts


CLIMATE SCIENCE
Satellite undergoes extreme testing

Indra Develops The First High-Resolution Passive Radar System

Light-emitting triangles may have applications in optical technology


CLIMATE SCIENCE
LSU Professor Discovers How New Corals Species Form in the Ocean

Purification on the cheap

How the world's saltiest pond gets its salt


CLIMATE SCIENCE
Features Of Southeast European Human Ancestors Influenced By Lack Of Episodic Glaciations

Polar bear researchers urge governments to act now and save the species

Cyclone did not cause 2012 record low for Arctic sea ice

FARM NEWS

Plant scientists at CSHL demonstrate new means of boosting maize yields
A team of plant geneticists at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) has successfully demonstrated what it describes as a "simple hypothesis" for making significant increases in yields for the maize ... more
FLORA AND FAUNA

Biodiversity exploration in the 3D era
Taxonomy - the discipline that defines and names groups of organisms - is a field of science that still employs many of the methods used during the beginnings of the discipline in the 18th century. ... more
INTERN DAILY

IBM puts supercomputer to work on cancer
IBM is putting its Watson supercomputer to work fighting cancer, in what is described as the first commercial program of its kind to use "big data" to help patients with the disease. ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Aid trickles into tsunami-hit Solomons despite aftershocks
Relief supplies began trickling into tsunami-hit communities in the Solomons Islands Monday, as another powerful aftershock rattled the Pacific nation in the wake of last week's 8.0-magnitude earthquake. ... more
Space News from SpaceDaily.com
Arianespace's Vega launcher receives its "upper composite" for this month's launch

Upside-down planet reveals new method for studying binary star systems

45th Space Wing supports third SpaceX Launch for ISS Resupply mission

China issues first assessment on space activities

Robonaut from the ISS gets new legs for Easter

Exoplanets Soon to Gleam in the Eye of NESSI

Russia to Test Launch New Angara Rocket June 25

WATER WORLD

New panel to scrutinise ocean governance

CLIMATE SCIENCE

Activists press Obama to move on climate

ABOUT US

Fossil in Serbia suggests human migration

ABOUT US

Dogs may understand human point of view

FLORA AND FAUNA

World's largest crocodile dies in Philippines

WEATHER REPORT

US tornadoes strike southern states, 60 injured

EPIDEMICS

China reports two human cases of bird flu: state media

ABOUT US

Dickkopf makes fountain of youth in the brain run dry

ICE WORLD

Features Of Southeast European Human Ancestors Influenced By Lack Of Episodic Glaciations

FROTH AND BUBBLE

Waste Dump at the End of the World

LSU Professor Discovers How New Corals Species Form in the Ocean

The deep roots of catastrophe

US northeast digs out from blizzard

How the world's saltiest pond gets its salt

Largest-ever study of mammalian ancestry completed by renowned research te

Taiwan's 'King of the Trees' fights for the forests

Rescuers struggle to aid Solomons quake victims

Ethiopians 'driven out in land grabs'

Antarctic ozone hole said shrinking

Investors who trample land rights risk bottom line: experts

U.S. multi-state group to lower emissions

China needs 'full-scale' reform to fight inequality

Japan proposes pollution meeting with China

California targets Chinese 'maternity tourism'

Malaysian state scales back Borneo dam plans

Hoodoos - key to earthquakes?

Pacific Locked in 'La Nada' Limbo

Rescuers bid to reach tsunami-hit villages in Solomons

Massive blizzard could hit US northeast on Friday

Aftershocks stall aid efforts in tsunami-hit Solomons

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