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March 14, 2013
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Remote clouds responsible for climate models' glitch in tropical rainfall
Seattle WA (SPX) Mar 14, 2013
It seems counterintuitive that clouds over the Southern Ocean, which circles Antarctica, would cause rain in Zambia or the tropical island of Java. But new research finds that one of the most persistent biases in global climate models - a phantom band of rainfall just south of the equator that does not occur in reality - is caused by poor simulation of the cloud cover thousands of miles farther to the south. University of Washington atmospheric scientists hope their results help explain why global clima ... read more
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WATER WORLD

UI study of Midwest finds increase in heavy rainfalls over 60 years
Heavy rains have become more frequent in the upper Midwest over the past 60 years, according to a study from the University of Iowa. The trend appears to hold true even with the current drought plag ... more
FARM NEWS

Amplified Greenhouse Effect Shifts North's Growing Seasons
Vegetation growth at Earth's northern latitudes increasingly resembles lusher latitudes to the south, according to a NASA-funded study based on a 30-year record of land surface and newly improved sa ... more
WOOD PILE

Logging debris gives newly planted Douglas-fir forests a leg-up
The downed limbs and other woody debris that are inevitable byproducts of timber harvest could be among the most important components of post-harvest landscapes, according to a new study led by the ... more
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EARLY EARTH

Strange creature provides crucial missing link
Christopher Cameron of the University of Montreal's Department of Biological Sciences and his colleagues have unearthed a major scientific discovery - a strange phallus-shaped creature they found in ... more


FARM NEWS

Farmers who commit totally to sell locally can make a profit
Farmers can make a profit selling their produce directly to local businesses, but they must not let possible new costs weaken their commitment to the new venture, according to an international team ... more
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FLORA AND FAUNA

Genetic study of house dust mites demonstrates reversible evolution
In evolutionary biology, there is a deeply rooted supposition that you can't go home again: Once an organism has evolved specialized traits, it can't return to the lifestyle of its ancestors. ... more
FARM NEWS

A European invader outcompetes Canadian plants even outside its usual temperature range
Dog-strangling vine (Vincetoxicum rossicum) is an exotic plant originating from the Ukraine and southeastern Russia that is becoming increasingly invasive in southern Ontario, Canada. It has b ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Future batteries: Lithium-sulfur with a graphene wrapper

Choreography of an electron pair

Organic electronics could lead to cheap, wearable medical sensors

Pilot plant for the removal of extreme gas charges from deep waters

Instant-start computers possible with new breakthrough

Electron spin could be the key to high-temperature superconductivity

Rice study fuels hope for natural gas cars

FLORA AND FAUNA

Discovery may explain how prion diseases spread between different types of animals
Medical researchers at the University of Alberta have made a discovery that may explain how prion diseases, like chronic wasting disease and mad cow disease, adapt in order to spread between various ... more
FARM NEWS

Heat-stressed cows spend more time standing
A new study by researchers at the University of Arizona and Northwest Missouri State University shows that standing and lying behavior can predict heat stress in cows. In a presentation at the ... more
DEMOCRACY

Tunisia president says new govt has no 'magic wand'
President Moncef Marzouki on Wednesday swore in a new government to pull Tunisia out of its political and economic crisis, urging patience and saying there was no "magic wand" to solve the country's problems. ... more
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FARM NEWS

EU parliament moves to 'green' Europe's farms
European lawmakers on Wednesday approved plans for a radical overhaul of the EU's Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) by capping subsidies and tying them to environmental concerns. ... more
FARM NEWS

Shanghai river pig toll rises to 6,600 as worries mount
Shanghai said it pulled hundreds more dead pigs out of its main river Wednesday, bringing the total to just over 6,600, as residents worried over drinking water criticised the handling of the incident. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
N. Korea slams UN vote, vows to bolster nuclear capacity

3 countries eye pooled acquisition, operation of airlifters

China protests US frigate sale to Taiwan

Poland orders more Norwegian missiles

Clock ticking on Mistral decision, Russia tells France

Canada increases global reach with new military transporter

US says delivered 10 Apaches to Egypt

FARM NEWS

After 2012 drought, US farmers adapt for climate change
Emerging from the worst drought in 50 years, US farmers are bracing for long-term challenges from climate change including blasting heat and more capricious rainfall. ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT

India offers $532 million to states hit by drought, floods
India's government on Wednesday offered millions of dollars to states hit by drought or floods, marking half the funds for a western zone were millions face their worst water shortage since 1972. ... more
FARM NEWS

US farm land prices surge despite drought
American farmers may have suffered an historic drought last year, but the price of their land is skyrocketing. ... more
FARM NEWS
Fukushima status little improved

Earthquake Damage Can Impact Building Fire Safety Performance

India offers $532 million to states hit by drought, floods


FARM NEWS
NIST quantum refrigerator offers extreme cooling and convenience

NUS graphene researchers create 'superheated' water that can corrode diamonds

Researchers Solve Riddle of What Has Been Holding Two Unlikely Materials Together


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

UI study of Midwest finds increase in heavy rainfalls over 60 years

Aging sewers impacting urban watersheds


FARM NEWS
Rivers flowing under Greenland ice traced

The making of Antarctica's hidden fjords

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

WHITE OUT

Europe transport disrupted as snow turns to ice
Icy roads disrupted transport as northwestern Europe remained in the grip of unseasonable weather on Wednesday but many services were resuming after a severe late-winter snowstorm. ... more
DEMOCRACY

Myanmar's Suu Kyi defends protest-hit mine
Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi urged protesters Wednesday to accept a controversial Chinese-backed mine that was the scene of a violent crackdown last year, or risk hurting the economy. ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW

Japan pays for tsunami cleanup on Canadian coast
Japan provided $1 million on Wednesday to help clean up debris from the March 2011 tsunami that has washed up along Canada's shores. ... more
WOOD PILE

Protected areas prevent deforestation in Amazon rainforest
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 fo ... more
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WOOD PILE

Are tropical forests resilient to global warming?

WATER WORLD

Aging sewers impacting urban watersheds

FLORA AND FAUNA

Tiny Piece of RNA Keeps 'Clock' Running in Earliest Stages of Life

EARLY EARTH

Untangling life's origins

TECH SPACE

Aspirin may lower melanoma risk

CLIMATE SCIENCE

Monsoon failure key to long droughts in Southwest

DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Satellite underpins Libyan redevelopment

DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Earthquake Damage Can Impact Building Fire Safety Performance

OZONE NEWS

Ground-level ozone falling faster than model predicted

WATER WORLD

Asia-Pacific facing water crisis: ADB

Temp-controlled 'nanopores' may allow detailed blood analysis

Late-winter snowstorm batters northwestern Europe

Demand for exotic pets pushes species to the brink

Little faith in China leaders' pollution promises

Myanmar probe finds phosphorus used in crackdown

Fukushima status little improved

'Lonesome George' tortoise goes to New York for embalming

Nations boost efforts to curb illegal logging

Argentina's potash dream at risk from Vale

H1N1 flu jab linked to small risk of nervous disorder

Rivers flowing under Greenland ice traced

China dissident artist Ai Weiwei to release rock album

Tracking sediments' fate in largest-ever dam removal

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Clean Air Technologies

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Paraffin encapsulated in beach sand material as a new way to store heat from the sun

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