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March 05, 2013
EARTH OBSERVATION
Global tipping point not backed by science
Adelaide, Australia (SPX) Mar 04, 2013
A group of international ecological scientists led by the University of Adelaide have rejected a doomsday-like scenario of sudden, irreversible change to the Earth's ecology. In a paper in the journal Trends in Ecology and Evolution, the scientists from Australia, US and UK argue that global-scale ecological tipping points are unlikely and that ecological change over large areas seem to follow a more gradual, smooth pattern. This opposes recent efforts to define 'planetary tipping points', c ... read more
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EARTH OBSERVATION

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FLORA AND FAUNA

Walking in the footsteps of 19th and 20th century naturalists
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EARLY EARTH

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TECTONICS

Ancient micro-continent under the Indian Ocean identified
Scientists at the University of Liverpool have found evidence of an ancient micro-continent buried beneath the Indian Ocean. The ancient continent extends more than 1500 km in length from the ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW

Volcanic aerosols, not pollutants, tamped down recent Earth warming
A team led by the University of Colorado Boulder looking for clues about why Earth did not warm as much as scientists expected between 2000 and 2010 now thinks the culprits are hiding in plain sight ... more
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Electrical engineers take major step toward photonic circuits

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EARLY EARTH

Research at Mines Unearths New Dinosaur Species
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FARM NEWS

Improving climate protection in agriculture
Agriculture is responsible for around ten to twelve percent of all greenhouse gases attributable to human activities. This raises the question of how these emissions could be reduced. A recent ... more
WEATHER REPORT

NOAA and NASA's Next Generation Weather Satellite May Provide Earlier Warnings
A new satellite that will detect the lightning inside storm clouds may lead to valuable improvements in tornado detection. The GOES-R satellite is currently being built with new technology that may ... more
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Brown unveils novel wireless brain sensor
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FARM NEWS

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Nearly 3,000 wild great apes 'stolen' each year: UN
Almost 3,000 great apes are killed or captured in the wild each year because of rampant illegal trade, according to a new UN report released Monday that voiced fears for their survival. ... more
EPIDEMICS

HIV 'cure' in infancy, caution experts
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CLIMATE SCIENCE

Australian climate on 'steroids' after hottest summer
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Study provides insights into plant evolution
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DISASTER MANAGEMENT

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SHAKE AND BLOW

AFP pictures show then and now of tsunami
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WHITE OUT

Father dies sheltering girl from Japan blizzard
A father froze to death while sheltering his nine-year-old daughter from severe weekend blizzards that swept northern Japan, two years after her mother died, reports said Monday. ... more
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