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February 24, 2013
FLORA AND FAUNA
Mutant champions save imperiled species from extinction
Seattle WA (SPX) Feb 25, 2013
Species facing widespread and rapid environmental changes can sometimes evolve quickly enough to dodge the extinction bullet. Populations of disease-causing bacteria evolve, for example, as doctors flood their "environment," the human body, with antibiotics. Insects, animals and plants can make evolutionary adaptations in response to pesticides, heavy metals and overfishing. Previous studies have shown that the more gradual the change, the better the chances for "evolutionary rescue" - the process ... read more
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WATER WORLD

Wiring the ocean
For most people, the sea is a deep, dark mystery. That is changing, though, as scientists find innovative ways to track the movements of ocean-going creatures. Stanford marine sciences profess ... more
WHALES AHOY

How the whale got its teeth
Whales are mammals, but they don't look like the mammals living around us, as they have a triangular fluke for tail, no hind legs and no body hair. And inside their mouths, their teeth are unfamilia ... more
FARM NEWS

Wild plants are infected with many viruses and still thrive
Researchers have studied viruses as agents of disease in humans, domestic animals and plants, but a study of plant viruses in the wild may point to a more cooperative, benevolent role of the microbe ... more
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FLORA AND FAUNA

Not just cars, but living organisms need antifreeze to survive
If you thought antifreeze was only something that was necessary to keep your car from freezing up in the winter, think again. Plants and animals living in cold climates have natural antifreeze prote ... more


INTERN DAILY

Fighting disease deep inside the brain
Some 90,000 patients per year are treated for Parkinson's disease, a number that is expected to rise by 25 percent annually. Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS), which consists of electrically stimul ... more
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FIRE STORM

Better fire management tools for Africa's savannas
Scientists at the Nairobi-based World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) and partners have developed specialized graphs that map out fire behavior, known as nomographs, for landscape managers in Africa's s ... more
INTERN DAILY

Growing medicines in plants requires new regulations
Scientists say amending an EU directive on GMOs could help stimulate innovation in making vaccines, cheaper pharmaceuticals and organic plastics using plants. In a paper to be published in Cur ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
A New Way To Convert Light To Electrical Energy

Westinghouse to Supply Advanced Safety System to Ukraine Nuclear Power Plants

Leaders Discuss Wind Power in Canada's Energy Future

'Nanomotor lithography' answers call for affordable, simpler device manufacturing

Reverse engineering materials for more efficient heating and cooling

Saving lots of computing capacity with a new algorithm

Nanosafety research - there's room for improvement

FLORA AND FAUNA

Minnesota mulls wolf hunting moratorium
A bill introduced this week in Minnesota would prohibit hunting and trapping wolves in the state for at least five years, lawmakers said. ... more
FLORA AND FAUNA

Female Isle Royale wolves numbers higher
The male-female balance among the population of wolves on Michigan's Isle Royale is not lopsided as previously thought, researchers say. ... more
WHALES AHOY

High tech helps scientists protect whales
Scientists are delving deep into the travels of whales - thanks to high-tech tracking devices - to try to help protect them. ... more
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FARM NEWS

Cold-tolerant grapes expand wine country
Cold-tolerant grapes developed by University of Minnesota researchers have sparked the doubling of the number of wineries in the state in the past six years. ... more
WOOD PILE

Turkmenistan to plant 3 million trees to make desert bloom
The ex-Soviet state of Turkmenistan announced on Saturday a new campaign to plant three million tree saplings this year with the aim of transforming the desert Central Asian nation into a "blooming garden". ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Back to Cold War as Russia probes NATO defences

Japanese aircraft scrambles endangering safety: China

China Concerned by India's Moves to Secure Northeastern Border

China punishes HK lawmaker for criticising leader

Chinese Communist leadership 'fundamental' to rule of law: party

Canadian military receiving satellite-on-the-move communications system

Iraq Sunni exiles say bombs cannot defeat IS

TECTONICS

Earthquake strikes far underground in southwest Argentina
A 6.1 magnitude earthquake hit southwest Argentina Friday but caused no damage or injuries, the US Geological Survey and local authorities reported. ... more
FROTH AND BUBBLE

Olympics: Illegal dump tarnishes 'green' Sochi Games
Away from the construction bustle of Sochi's Olympic Park, where Russia will host the Winter Olympics next February, residents of a small community north of central Sochi have seen only the filthy side of preparations. ... more
DEMOCRACY

Experts urge Arab nations to train forces in crowd control
Defence experts who say many lives could have been saved during Arab uprisings if states used proper crowd control measures sought to tap into a growing market at an Abu Dhabi arms fair. ... more
DEMOCRACY
British PM sparks concern with aid budget proposals

Swiss Re posts 61% profit rise in 2012

Four guilty of manslaughter in Italy quake trial


DEMOCRACY
DARPA Seeks to Defuse the Threat of Ionizing Radiation

Engineers show feasibility of superfast materials

Lessons from nature could lead to the creation of new materials


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

Wiring the ocean

Key to cleaner environment may be right beneath our feet


DEMOCRACY
Flow of research on ice sheets helps answer climate questions

Reduced sea ice disturbs balance of greenhouse gases

Extreme winters impact fish negatively

FROTH AND BUBBLE

China admits pollution-linked 'cancer villages'
China's environment ministry has acknowledged the existence of "cancer villages", after years of assertions by academics and domestic media that polluted areas experience higher rates of the disease. ... more
WHITE OUT

Low snow in winter will prolong drought
Drought will persist in the U.S. West this summer due in part to a lack of snow this winter, climate, agriculture and water resources experts say. ... more
PILLAGING PIRATES

Ukraine to join NATO anti-piracy mission
Ukraine will provide a ship to take part in NATO's Ocean Shield anti-piracy operation off the Horn of Africa, the first alliance partner nation to do so, NATO head Anders Fogh Rasmussen said Friday. ... more
WHITE OUT

Massive winter storm blankets central US
A massive winter storm blanketed much of the central United States Thursday, dumping heavy snow, sleet and freezing rain, and even prompting tornado warnings with its high winds. ... more
Space News from SpaceDaily.com
Orbital Sciences Considers Replacing Russian Engine Used on Antares

Antares rocket launch failed due to possible engine flaw

NASA Completes Initial Assessment after Orbital Launch Mishap

Getting to Know You, Rocket Edition: Interim Cryogenic Propulsion Stage

Russia Puts Meridian Communications Satellite Into Orbit

FY 15 launch schedule kicks off with GPS IIF-8 liftoff from 'The Cape'

NASA to work with cargo partners despite rocket crash

FARM NEWS

Monsanto to appeal Brazil GM seed ruling

SHAKE AND BLOW

10 dead as Cyclone Haruna lashes Madagascar

SHAKE AND BLOW

Gold gifts mystify tsunami-wracked Japan city

DEMOCRACY

Comedian poised as Italian poll kingmaker

SHAKE AND BLOW

Thousands isolated by Australian floodwaters

EPIDEMICS

China reports year's second fatal case of bird flu

CARBON WORLDS

EU carbon trading survives key vote

ICE WORLD

Reduced sea ice disturbs balance of greenhouse gases

WATER WORLD

Key to cleaner environment may be right beneath our feet

CLIMATE SCIENCE

Climate change is not an all-or-nothing proposition

Jurassic records warn of risk to marine life from global warming

Climate change's costly wild weather consequences

Statistics help clear fog for better climate change picture

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

As predators decline, carbon emissions rise

Lake-effect snow sometimes needs mountains

Massive winter storm blankets central US

Political crisis delaying Moldova EU hopes

Tibetan teens in rare double immolation: reports

Study of world's richest marine area shows size matters

Chinese villagers told to flatten tombs: reports

Swiss Re posts 61% profit rise in 2012

Activists want ivory sanctions on Thailand, others

Lifelike ears created with 3D printing

British PM sparks concern with aid budget proposals

China to get emissions tax?

Text messages help cholera fight in Mozambique

Global wind energy capacity grows 19 percent in 2012

That's the way the droplets adhere

Turning carbon dioxide to fuel

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