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February 14, 2013
Security risks of extreme weather and climate change
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Increasingly frequent extreme weather events such as droughts, floods, severe storms, and heat waves have focused the attention of climate scientists on the connections between greenhouse warming and extreme weather. Because of the potential threat to U.S. national security, a new study was conducted to explore the forces driving extreme weather events and their impacts over the next decade, specifically with regard to their implications for national security planning. The report finds that ... read more
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Chemistry trick kills climate controversy
Volcanoes are well known for cooling the climate. But just how much and when has been a bone of contention among historians, glaciologists and archeologists. Now a team of atmosphere chemists, from ... more

Sunlight stimulates release of carbon dioxide from permafrost
Ancient carbon trapped in Arctic permafrost is extremely sensitive to sunlight and, if exposed to the surface when long-frozen soils melt and collapse, can release climate-warming carbon dioxide gas ... more

Shimmering water reveals cold volcanic vent in Antarctic waters
The location of an underwater volcanic vent, marked by a low-lying plume of shimmering water, has been revealed by scientists at the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton. Writing in the j ... more
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Americans back climate change regulation, not taxes
Now that President Obama has put climate change back on the table in his second inaugural address, a new national poll finds growing public support for regulating greenhouse gas emissions and requir ... more


Stress change during the 2011 Tohoku-Oki earthquake
The 11 March 2011 Tohoku-Oki earthquake (Mw9.0) produced the largest slip ever recorded in an earthquake, over 50 meters. Such huge fault movement on the shallow portion of the megathrust boundary c ... more
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Ancient insects shed light on biodiversity
Simon Fraser University evolutionary biologists Bruce Archibald and Rolf Mathewes, and Brandon University biologist David Greenwood, have discovered that modern tropical mountains' diversity pattern ... more

Tree die-off triggered by hotter temperatures
A team of scientists, led by researchers at Carnegie's Department of Global Ecology, has determined that the recent widespread die-off of Colorado trembling aspen trees is a direct result of decreas ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
A new material emits white light when exposed to electricity

UMD engineers invent the first bio-compatible, ion current battery

Fungi that evolved to eat wood offer new biomass conversion tool

Five times the computing power

Tunnel visions: China bets big on subways as cities expand

Volkswagen fined $154 mn more in US for dieselgate

Audi voluntarily recalls up to 850,000 diesel vehicles


Labile soil organic matter promotes better corn performance
Organic matter is important for soil health and crop productivity. While an indicator of soil quality, a lot of organic matter is in extremely stable forms, and the nutrients in such forms are diffi ... more

Low-arsenic rice could have major health benefits
Millions of people worldwide are regularly exposed to arsenic through drinking water and eating rice grown in soil and water containing high amounts of arsenic. Long-term exposure can lead to the de ... more

India joined with Asia 10 million years later than previously thought
The peaks of the Himalayas are a modern remnant of massive tectonic forces that fused India with Asia tens of millions of years ago. Previous estimates have suggested this collision occurred about 5 ... more
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Lungs of the planet reveal their true sensitivity to global warming
Tropical rainforests are often called the "lungs of the planet" because they generally draw in carbon dioxide and breathe out oxygen. But the amount of carbon dioxide that rainforests absorb, or pro ... more

Cambodia reports sixth bird flu death this year
A three-year-old Cambodian girl has died from bird flu, bringing the country's toll from the deadly virus to six so far this year, the World Health Organisation said Wednesday. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
'Eyes in space' and more powerful lasers will enhance US Army's arsenal

Special focus on formation control of unmanned systems

US to test anti-missile system in Alaska

Iran's tech sector blooms under shield of sanctions

Three Good Reasons Why Russia May Not Actually Need a Supercarrier

82nd Airborne tests in-flight communication system for paratroopers

China defends repatriation of North Koreans


Plants cut the mustard for basic discoveries in metabolism
You might think you have nothing in common with mustard except hotdogs. Yet based on research in a plant from the mustard family, Salk scientists have discovered a possible explanation for how organ ... more

Nitrogen from pollution, natural sources causes growth of toxic algae
Nitrogen in ocean waters fuels the growth of two tiny but toxic phytoplankton species that are harmful to marine life and human health, warns a new study published in the Journal of Phycology. ... more

Unchecked antibiotic use in animals may affect global human health
The increasing production and use of antibiotics, about half of which is used in animal production, is mirrored by the growing number of antibiotic resistance genes, or ARGs, effectively reducing an ... 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

Looking out for lasers

Growth factor aids stem cell regeneration after radiation damage

Pacific Locked in 'La Nada' Limbo

Purification on the cheap

Large water loss detected in Mideast river basins: study

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

Arctic sunshine revs up greenhouse gases

Sunlight stimulates release of carbon dioxide from permafrost


Isotopic data show farming arrived in Europe with migrants
For decades, archaeologists have debated how farming spread to Stone Age Europe, setting the stage for the rise of Western civilization. Now, new data gleaned from the teeth of prehistoric far ... more

X-rays reveal uptake of nanoparticles by soya bean crops
Scientists have, for the first time, traced the nanoparticles taken up from the soil by crop plants and analysed the chemical states of their metallic elements. Zinc was shown to dissolve and accumu ... more

Widely used nanoparticles enter soybean plants from farm soil
Two of the most widely used nanoparticles (NPs) accumulate in soybeans - second only to corn as a key food crop in the United States - in ways previously shown to have the potential to adversely aff ... more

Tibetan monk's burning marks 100th immolation bid
A Tibetan monk doused himself in petrol in a Kathmandu restaurant on Wednesday and set himself on fire, marking the 100th self-immolation bid in a wave of protests against Chinese rule since 2009. ... more
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Scientists spy new evidence of water in the moon's interior

Fear is powerful enough to wipe out a species

NASA mission surfs through waves in space to understand space weather

Moon could be wetter than thought, say scientists

Dark matter is likely cold not fuzzy

'Mystery' signal from space is solved. It's not aliens

Superluminous supernova marks the death of a star at cosmic high noon


Southwest regional warming likely cause of pinyon pine cone decline


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Balancing Biodiversity And Development In Small Fishing Communities


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UF researchers include humans in most comprehensive tree of life to date


Pirate-like flies connect symbiosis to diversity


Benefits of Bt corn go beyond rootworm resistance


Preserving biodiversity can be compatible with intensive agriculture


Is the ozone layer on the road to recovery


Large water loss detected in Mideast river basins: study

Understanding Microbes Blowing in the Wind

Scientists identify genetic mechanism that contributed to Irish Famine

Arctic sunshine revs up greenhouse gases

Outside View: Restoring Lebanon's forests

Computer helping save lost languages

Obama urges US Congress to act on climate

Nepal police report 100th Tibet self-immolation bid

16 gunmen killed in Thai military base attack: army

Australia's Cassius reclaims world's biggest croc crown

Pioneering Finns share leftovers to cut waste

New Zealand carbon cap-and-trade slammed

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

Roof collapses at Chernobyl nuclear plant: Ukraine

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