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February 13, 2013
Profiting from climate change
Bonn, Germany (SPX) Feb 13, 2013
The climate is getting warmer, and sea levels are rising - a threat to island nations. As a group of researchers lead by colleagues from the University of Bonn found out, at the same time, tiny single-cell organisms are spreading rapidly through the world's oceans, where they might be able to mitigate the consequences of climate change. Foraminifera of the variety Amphistegina are stabilizing coastlines and reefs with their calcareous shells. The study's results have now appeared in the international on ... read more
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Balancing Biodiversity And Development In Small Fishing Communities
Fishing communities living on the islands of Indonesia's Karimunjawa National Park have found an important balance, improving their social well-being while reducing their reliance on marine biodiver ... more

Volcano location could be greenhouse-icehouse key
A new Rice University-led study finds the real estate mantra "location, location, location" may also explain one of Earth's enduring climate mysteries. The study suggests that Earth's repeated flip- ... more

UF researchers include humans in most comprehensive tree of life to date
An international team of scientists including University of Florida researchers has generated the most comprehensive tree of life to date on placental mammals, which are those bearing live young, in ... more
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Pirate-like flies connect symbiosis to diversity
After a year of studying up close the symbiotic relationship between a mosquito-sized bug and a fungus, a Simon Fraser University biologist has advanced the scientific understanding of biological di ... more


Benefits of Bt corn go beyond rootworm resistance
Engineered to produce the bacterial toxin, Bt, "Bt corn" resists attack by corn rootworm, a pest that feeds on roots and can cause annual losses of up to $1 billion. But besides merely protecting ag ... more
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Preserving biodiversity can be compatible with intensive agriculture
Preserving genetically diverse local crops in areas where small-scale farms are rapidly modernizing is possible, according to a Penn State geographer, who is part of an international research projec ... more

Is the ozone layer on the road to recovery
Satellites show that the recent ozone hole over Antarctica was the smallest seen in the past decade. Long-term observations also reveal that Earth's ozone has been strengthening following internatio ... 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


Large water loss detected in Mideast river basins: study
US satellites have detected a large loss of fresh water reserves in the Tigris and Euphrates river basins during a seven-year period beginning in 2003, a new study has found. ... more

Understanding Microbes Blowing in the Wind
With help from a wind tunnel and the latest DNA technology, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists are shedding light on the travel patterns of microbes in soils carried off by strong wind ... more

Scientists identify genetic mechanism that contributed to Irish Famine
When a pathogen attacks a plant, infection usually follows after the plant's immune system is compromised. A team of researchers at the University of California, Riverside focused on Phytophthora, t ... more
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Arctic sunshine revs up greenhouse gases
Sunlight in the arctic is delivering a double climate blow, researchers say, by both melting ice and speeding up the release of greenhouse gases. ... more

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
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


Computer helping save lost languages
Canadian computer scientists say a computer can reconstruct lost languages by analyzing the sounds uttered by those who speak their modern successors. ... more

Obama urges US Congress to act on climate
US President Barack Obama on Tuesday told divided lawmakers he will act on climate change even if they do not, vowing to set ambitious long-term goals such as ending the car's dependence on oil. ... more

Nepal police report 100th Tibet self-immolation bid
A Tibetan man is in critical condition after setting himself on fire in Nepal on Wednesday, police said, the 100th self-immolation bid since 2009 according to a toll by Tibet's exiled government. ... more
Aid trickles into tsunami-hit Solomons despite aftershocks

Smartphones, tablets help UW researchers improve storm forecasts

Rescuers struggle to aid Solomons quake victims

3D Printing on the Micrometer Scale

Indra Develops The First High-Resolution Passive Radar System

Alphasat experiences heaven on Earth

Pacific Locked in 'La Nada' Limbo

LSU Professor Discovers How New Corals Species Form in the Ocean

Purification on the cheap

Arctic sunshine revs up greenhouse gases

Volcano location could be greenhouse-icehouse key

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


16 gunmen killed in Thai military base attack: army
Scores of heavily armed gunmen stormed a military base in unrest-plagued southern Thailand, an army spokesman said Wednesday, in a major assault that left at least 16 militants dead. ... more

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

Pioneering Finns share leftovers to cut waste
Jukka Peltonen has just come home from the shop with a bag of clementines, but he's disappointed to discover they're too acidic for his taste. ... more

New Zealand carbon cap-and-trade slammed
A New Zealand forestry expert says the country's greenhouse gas emissions trading scheme is "irrational" and damages its environmental credentials. ... more
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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


Climate change impacts to US coasts threaten public health, safety and economy


Autopsy carried out on giant Philippines crocodile


Building owner acquitted for bird strikes


Purification on the cheap


Cargo container research to improve buildings' ability to withstand tsunamis


Finding the key to immunity


Philippine development sparks 'sunset' protest


Growth factor aids stem cell regeneration after radiation damage


Evidence that at least one mammal can smell in stereo


The last Neanderthals of southern Iberia did not coexist with modern humans

Archaic Native Americans built massive Louisiana mound in less than 90 days

EU condemns Azerbaijan arrests

Survey reveals fault lines in views on climate change

Plant scientists at CSHL demonstrate new means of boosting maize yields

Biodiversity exploration in the 3D era

IBM puts supercomputer to work on cancer

Aid trickles into tsunami-hit Solomons despite aftershocks

New panel to scrutinise ocean governance

Activists press Obama to move on climate

Fossil in Serbia suggests human migration

Dogs may understand human point of view

World's largest crocodile dies in Philippines

US tornadoes strike southern states, 60 injured

China reports two human cases of bird flu: state media

Dickkopf makes fountain of youth in the brain run dry

Waste Dump at the End of the World

LSU Professor Discovers How New Corals Species Form in the Ocean

US northeast digs out from blizzard

Shell India plans floating LNG plant

Gone with the wind: French scheme targets farting cows

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