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March 13, 2013
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Protected areas prevent deforestation in Amazon rainforest
Ann Arbor MI (SPX) Mar 13, 2013
Strictly protected areas such as national parks and biological reserves have been more effective at reducing deforestation in the Amazon rainforest than so-called sustainable-use areas that allow for controlled resource extraction, two University of Michigan researchers and their colleagues have found. In addition, protected areas established primarily to safeguard the rights and livelihoods of indigenous people performed especially well in places where deforestation pressures are high. The ... read more
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WOOD PILE

Are tropical forests resilient to global warming?
Tropical forests are less likely to lose biomass - plants and plant material - in response to greenhouse gas emissions over the twenty-first century than may previously have been thought, suggests a ... more
WATER WORLD

Aging sewers impacting urban watersheds
Aging sewer systems are spilling a considerable amount of nitrogen into urban watersheds, diminishing both the quality of water and ecosystems' habitats. However, many studies documenting the impact ... more
FLORA AND FAUNA

Tiny Piece of RNA Keeps 'Clock' Running in Earliest Stages of Life
New research shows that a tiny piece of RNA has an essential role in ensuring that embryonic tissue segments form properly. The study, conducted in chicken embryos, determined that this piece ... more
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EARLY EARTH

Untangling life's origins
Researchers in the Evolutionary Bioinformatics Laboratory at the University of Illinois in collaboration with German scientists have been using bioinformatics techniques to probe the world of protei ... more


TECH SPACE

Aspirin may lower melanoma risk
A new study has found that women who take aspirin have a reduced risk of developing melanoma-and that the longer they take it, the lower the risk. The findings suggest that aspirin's anti-inflammato ... more
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CLIMATE SCIENCE

Monsoon failure key to long droughts in Southwest
Long-term droughts in the Southwestern North America often mean failure of both summer and winter rains, according to new tree-ring research from a University of Arizona-led team. The finding contra ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Satellite underpins Libyan redevelopment
Satellite provided broadband will play a pivotal role in the re-emergence of Libya. The latest generation of Ka-band technology brings fast, reliable connectivity anywhere across the country. ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Belgium seeks to push back closure of two nuclear plants

Oil spill closes Enbridge line in Saskatchewan

Earth's most abundant mineral finally has a name

BOC Aviation adds two more Boeing jets to earlier order spree

WTO appeals panel sides with China in US anti-dumping duties row

Nature fires back at EIA shale gas critique

Apple co-founder Wozniak skeptical on smartwatches, Google Glass

DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Earthquake Damage Can Impact Building Fire Safety Performance
Damage to building structural elements, elevators, stairs, and fire protection systems caused by the shaking from a major earthquake can play a critical role in the spread of fire and hamper the abi ... more
OZONE NEWS

Ground-level ozone falling faster than model predicted
There is good news and better news about ground-level ozone in American cities. While dangerous ozone levels have fallen in places that clamp down on emissions from vehicles and industry, a new stud ... more
WATER WORLD

Tracking sediments' fate in largest-ever dam removal
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 ... more
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WATER WORLD

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
ABOUT US

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
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Plunging oil price to reset global defence budgets: IHS

UK Politicians Keeping 'Options Open' Over Trident Renewal

US Ballistic Missile Defense Needs More Testing

Russia Not to Deploy Units of Strategic Missile Forces in Crimea

India Considering Leasing Second Russian Nuclear Submarine

Challenging Russia, Ukraine moves to drop neutral status

US air strikes kill several IS leaders in Iraq: Pentagon

FLORA AND FAUNA

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
BLUE SKY

Clean Air Technologies
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
FLORA AND FAUNA

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
FLORA AND FAUNA
Fukushima victims sue Japan government, TEPCO

British business backs PM's foreign aid pledge

Earthquake Damage Can Impact Building Fire Safety Performance


FLORA AND FAUNA
Russian satellite hit by remnants of destroyed Chinese spacecraft

INRS overcomes a hurdle in the development of terahertz lasers

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

Sharks, manta rays win global trade protection

Four shark species win international trade protection


FLORA AND FAUNA
The making of Antarctica's hidden fjords

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

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

ABOUT US

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
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
FROTH AND BUBBLE

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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WATER WORLD

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DEMOCRACY

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FARM NEWS

Delayed EU phosphorus plans coming soon

WATER WORLD

Sharks, manta rays win global trade protection

SHAKE AND BLOW

California quake revives Big One jitters

WATER WORLD

El Nino, La Nina unlikely to show up in first half of 2013: WMO

WOOD PILE

Demand for China chopsticks killing trees: lawmaker

DEMOCRACY

Myanmar's NLD party needs 'new blood'

FARM NEWS

China village chief held over land deal clash

FARM NEWS

Tokyo's sale of Japan Tobacco stake worth $7.8 bn: company

Thousands of dead pigs found in Shanghai river

Protests over planned dam turn violent in Panama

Four shark species win international trade protection

Fukushima victims sue Japan government, TEPCO

Japan marks second tsunami anniversary

Japan's huge quake heard from space: study

S. Korea mountain fires kill two, injure 17

Debate flares on 'Twitter revolutions,' Arab Spring

British business backs PM's foreign aid pledge

Dust storm shrouds Tokyo in haze

Petitioners seek rights as China parliament meets

Kirk, Spock together: Putting emotion, logic into computational words

Human brain treats prosthetic devices as part of the body

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New report confirms almost half of Africa's lions facing extinction

Star-shaped waves spotted in shaken fluid

NIST quantum refrigerator offers extreme cooling and convenience

Biobatteries catch breath

Activists fault WHO report on Fukushima radiation

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