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February 22, 2013
ICE WORLD
Reduced sea ice disturbs balance of greenhouse gases
Lund, Sweden (SPX) Feb 22, 2013
The widespread reduction in Arctic sea ice is causing significant changes to the balance of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. This is shown in a new study conducted by researchers from Lund University in Sweden, among others. According to the study, the melting of sea ice in the Arctic has a tangible impact on the balance of greenhouse gases in this region, both in terms of uptake and release. The researchers have studied the greenhouse gases carbon dioxide and methane both in the tundra and in ... read more
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WATER WORLD

Key to cleaner environment may be right beneath our feet
While many people recognize that clean water and air are signs of a healthy ecosystem, most do not realize that a critical part of the environment is right beneath their feet, according to a Penn St ... more
CLIMATE SCIENCE

Climate change is not an all-or-nothing proposition
An Ohio State University statistician says that the natural human difficulty with grasping probabilities is preventing Americans from dealing with climate change. In a panel discussion at the ... more
EARLY EARTH

Molecules Assemble in Water, Hint at Origins of Life
The base pairs that hold together two pieces of RNA, the older cousin of DNA, are some of the most important molecular interactions in living cells. Many scientists believe that these base pairs wer ... more
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EARLY EARTH

Jurassic records warn of risk to marine life from global warming
Researchers at Plymouth University, UK, believe that findings from fieldwork along the North Yorkshire coast reveal strong parallels between the Early Jurassic era of 180 million years ago and curre ... more


CLIMATE SCIENCE

Climate change's costly wild weather consequences
Throughout 2012, the United States was battered by severe weather events such as hurricanes and droughts that affected both pocketbooks and livelihoods. Research suggests that in the coming years, U ... more
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CLIMATE SCIENCE

Statistics help clear fog for better climate change picture
Statistics is an important tool in sorting through information on how human activities are affecting the climate system, as well as how climate change affects natural and human systems, according to ... more
WATER WORLD

Research shows pollution doesn't change the rate of droplet formation
When it comes to forming the droplets that make up clouds, a little oily and viscous organic material apparently doesn't matter that much. And that's good news for reducing the uncertainty of climat ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Automakers in China eager to sell - and resell

Global scientific team 'visualizes' a new crystallization process

Berkeley Launches Building Energy Performance Research Project

Device turns flat surface into spherical antenna

Filling the gap between quantum and classical world

Thermoelectric generator on glass fabric for wearable electronic devices

Nano shake-up

CLIMATE SCIENCE

As predators decline, carbon emissions rise
University of British Columbia researchers have found that when the animals at the top of the food chain are removed, freshwater ecosystems emit a lot more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. ... more
WHITE OUT

Lake-effect snow sometimes needs mountains
University of Utah researchers ran computer simulations to show that the snow-producing "lake effect" isn't always enough to cause heavy snowfall, but that mountains or other surrounding topography ... more
WHITE OUT

Massive winter storm blankets central US
A massive winter storm blanketed much of the central United States Thursday and looked set to keep dumping heavy snow, sleet and freezing rain for days as it makes its way slowly towards the east coast. ... more
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DEMOCRACY

Political crisis delaying Moldova EU hopes
Moldova's progress toward an association agreement with the European Union could be delayed due to a continuing political crisis in Chisinau, diplomats say. ... more
SINO DAILY

Tibetan teens in rare double immolation: reports
Two Tibetan teenagers died after they set fire to themselves in protest at Chinese rule, reports and Western rights groups said, in a rare instance of a double self-immolation in the restive region. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Japan warns over China ship seizure

Japan defence chief puzzled by Russian warplanes

N. Korea slams Obama's 'dangerous' Asia tour

Japan steps up surveillance posture against China

China's shadow to follow Obama around Asia

Ukraine PM says Russia undermining global stability

11 soldiers killed, 14 wounded in Algeria attack: security

WATER WORLD

Study of world's richest marine area shows size matters
A new study of Asia's Coral Triangle, which contains nearly 30 percent of the world's reefs, shows that when it comes to ensuring a rich and diverse range of species, size matters. ... more
SINO DAILY

Chinese villagers told to flatten tombs: reports
Villagers in central China who secretly rebuilt tombs after they were flattened by officials to provide more farmland are being forced to pull them down again, domestic media reported Thursday. ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Swiss Re posts 61% profit rise in 2012
Switzerland-based insurer Swiss Re said on Thursday that its net profit rose by 61 percent in 2012 to $4.2 billion (3.2 billion euros), outpacing market forecasts, despite the impact of Hurricane Sandy. ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT
British PM sparks concern with aid budget proposals

Swiss Re posts 61% profit rise in 2012

Four guilty of manslaughter in Italy quake trial


DISASTER MANAGEMENT
DARPA Seeks to Defuse the Threat of Ionizing Radiation

Engineers show feasibility of superfast materials

'Explorers' to don Google Internet glasses


DISASTER MANAGEMENT
Research shows pollution doesn't change the rate of droplet formation

Key to cleaner environment may be right beneath our feet

Abandoned Russian ship located 2,400 km from Ireland


DISASTER MANAGEMENT
Flow of research on ice sheets helps answer climate questions

Reduced sea ice disturbs balance of greenhouse gases

Extreme winters impact fish negatively

FLORA AND FAUNA

Activists want ivory sanctions on Thailand, others
Thailand, which is set to host a UN summit on endangered species next month, along with several other countries should face sanctions for their role in the swelling illegal ivory trade, wildlife conservationists said Thursday. ... more
INTERN DAILY

Lifelike ears created with 3D printing
Researchers said Wednesday they had engineered artificial human ears that look and act like the real thing thanks to 3D printing, giving hope to patients missing all or part of their ears. ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT

British PM sparks concern with aid budget proposals
British Prime Minister David Cameron sparked concern among development charities on Thursday after suggesting that aid money could be diverted towards military operations in fragile states. ... more
CARBON WORLDS

China to get emissions tax?
China has indicated it plans to introduce a tax on carbon dioxide emissions. ... more
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FLORA AND FAUNA

Evolutionary biologists urged to adapt their research methods

ICE WORLD

ArcticNet will help improve standard of living in Canada's north

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'Snooze button' on biological clocks improves cell adaptability

WOOD PILE

Decoys could blunt spread of ash-killing beetles

FARM NEWS

Food science expert: Genetically modified crops are overregulated

Extreme winters impact fish negatively

'Activating' RNA takes DNA on a loop through time and space

Zuckerberg, Brin join forces to extend life

Smog causes surge in heart deaths: study

US Court tilts toward Monsanto in battle with farmer

Indonesia announces shark, manta ray sanctuary

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2012 another deadly year for elephants in Africa: CITES

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