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March 12, 2013
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Tracking sediments' fate in largest-ever dam removal
Seattle WA (SPX) Mar 12, 2013
Salmon are beginning to swim up the Elwha River for the first time in more than a century. But University of Washington marine geologists are watching what's beginning to flow downstream - sediments from the largest dam-removal project ever undertaken. The 108-foot Elwha Dam was built in 1910, and after decades of debate it was finally dismantled last year. Roughly a third of the 210-foot Glines Canyon Dam still stands, holding back a mountain of silt, sand and gravel. Removal of the upper d ... read more
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It's only natural: Lawrence Livermore helps find link to arsenic-contaminated groundwater
Human activities are not the primary cause of arsenic found in groundwater in Bangladesh. Instead, a team of researchers from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Barnard College, Columbia Univer ... more
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New study validates longevity pathway
A new study demonstrates what researchers consider conclusive evidence that the red wine compound resveratrol directly activates a protein that promotes health and longevity in animal models. What's ... more
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Lizards facing mass extinction
Climate change could lead to dozens of species of lizards becoming extinct within the next 50 years, according to new research. Globally it has been observed that lizards with viviparous reproductio ... more
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Chemists at the University of South Florida and King Abdullah University of Science and Technology have discovered a more efficient, less expensive and reusable material for carbon dioxide (CO2) cap ... more


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For a little-known primate, a new understanding of why females outlive males
Researchers studying aging in an endangered lemur known as the Milne-Edwards' sifaka report that in old age, females are the safer sex. After observing these animals for more than two decades in the ... more
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Siberian fossil revealed to be one of the oldest known domestic dogs
Analysis of DNA extracted from a fossil tooth recovered in southern Siberia confirms that the tooth belonged to one of the oldest known ancestors of the modern dog, and is described in research publ ... more
ICE WORLD

Global warming will open unexpected new shipping routes in Arctic, UCLA researchers find
Shipping lanes through the Arctic Ocean won't put the Suez and Panama canals out of business anytime soon, but global warming will make these frigid routes much more accessible than ever imagined by ... more
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ICE WORLD

The making of Antarctica's hidden fjords
topography began changing from flat to fjord-filled starting about 34 million years ago, according to a new report from a University of Arizona-led team of geoscientists. Knowing when Antarcti ... more
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Dead pigs contaminating Chinese river?
Carcasses of thousands of pigs found in Shanghai's Huangpu River has heightened concerns about water pollution in China. ... more
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From shark dodger to defender: a diver's sea change
Once petrified at the thought of a deep-sea encounter with a shark, free-dive champion Pierre Frolla now travels the world to swim with these predators, describing them as majestic and much-maligned. ... more
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Defeated Kenyan leader prepares vote challenge
Kenya's outgoing Prime Minister Raila Odinga, defeated in last week's presidential polls by Uhuru Kenyatta, was preparing his Supreme Court appeal alleging fraud, officials said Monday. ... more
FARM NEWS

Delayed EU phosphorus plans coming soon
A delayed strategy to preserve and recycle scarce phosphorus resources will be coming soon, the European Union's environment commissioner says. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
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UAE contracts for enhanced tactical communications

Block 2 Rolling Airframe Missile delivered to Navy

Brazil taking sharp look at Russia's Pantsir-S1 air defense system

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Sharks, manta rays win global trade protection
Several shark species and the manta ray won international trade protection Monday in a move hailed by conservationists as a breakthrough in efforts to save them from being wiped out by overfishing. ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW

California quake revives Big One jitters
A 4.7-magnitude earthquake Monday shook buildings in Los Angeles, with US seismologists saying it was the strongest to hit the area since 2010, but there were no reports of damage or casualties. ... more
WATER WORLD

El Nino, La Nina unlikely to show up in first half of 2013: WMO
The El Nino and La Nina climate patterns are unlikely to make an appearance during the first half of this year, the UN's weather agency said Monday. ... more
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Fukushima victims sue Japan government, TEPCO

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It's only natural: Lawrence Livermore helps find link to arsenic-contaminated groundwater

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Four shark species win international trade protection


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Glaciers will melt faster than ever and loss could be irreversible warn scientists

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Global warming will open unexpected new shipping routes in Arctic, UCLA researchers find

WOOD PILE

Demand for China chopsticks killing trees: lawmaker
A Chinese legislator who heads a forestry company has urged the country to save more trees by reducing the 80 billion pairs of disposable chopsticks it makes each year, state media say. ... more
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Myanmar's NLD party needs 'new blood'
Aung San Suu Kyi, the re-elected chairwoman of Myanmar's National League for Democracy, called for "new blood" to reinvigorate the pro-democracy party. ... more
FARM NEWS

China village chief held over land deal clash
Chinese authorities have arrested a village chief and eight other people over clashes surrounding a land deal that provoked residents' fury, as officials sought to end a stand-off over the dispute Sunday. ... more
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Tokyo's sale of Japan Tobacco stake worth $7.8 bn: company
Japan Tobacco (JT) said Monday that Tokyo's partial sale of its stake in the former monopoly would raise about $7.8 billion as the government looks to finance huge disaster reconstruction. ... more
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