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March 20, 2013
CLIMATE SCIENCE
Guiding responsible research in geoengineering
Boston MA (SPX) Mar 20, 2013
Geoengineering, the use of human technologies to alter the Earth's climate system - such as injecting reflective particles into the upper atmosphere to scatter incoming sunlight back to space - has emerged as a potentially promising way to mitigate the impacts of climate change. But such efforts could present unforeseen new risks. That inherent tension, argue two professors from UCLA and Harvard, has thwarted both scientific advances and the development of an international framework for regulating and g ... read more
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ICE WORLD

Sweden's FM touts Iceland patrols
Sweden says it is seeking to strengthen defense ties with Iceland by participating in a joint Nordic operation to provide surveillance for its airspace. ... more
FARM NEWS

Shanghai river's dead pig total approaches 15,000
The number of dead pigs found in a river which runs through Shanghai had reached nearly 15,000, officials and reports said Tuesday, as a newspaper claimed the government was concealing the true tally. ... more
INTERN DAILY

Immune finding aids quest for vaccines to beat tropical infections
Scientists are a step closer to developing vaccines for a range of diseases that affect 200 million people, mainly in tropical south-east Asia, Africa and Central America. Researchers studying ... more
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WATER WORLD

New details of atomic structure of water under extreme conditions found
Scientist from Dortmund, Helsinki, Potsdam, and the ESRF have revealed details of the microscopic atomic structure of water under extreme conditions. The results have now been published in the Proce ... more


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
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FLORA AND FAUNA

Hovering is a bother for bees: Fast flight is more stable
Bumblebees are much more unstable when they hover than when they fly fast, according to new research published this month in the Journal of Theoretical Biology. The authors of the paper, Na Xu ... more
FLORA AND FAUNA

The natural ecosystems in the Colombian Orinoco Basin are in danger
The Orinoco River flows from the Andes in Colombia to the Atlantic in Venezuela. The area of the basin includes landscapes of the Andes, plains of the Llanos and the Guiana shield. Orinoco's tributa ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Solar System Transforms Fallow Land Into Money Generating Asset

Fukushima accepts 'temporary' radioactive waste storage

HelioSage Energy Announces Sale of 12 Solar Projects in North Carolina

VIASPACE Establishes Giant King Grass Research Collaboration With California

Ceres to Expand Product Development in Sorghum and Sugarcane

Cenex Tank Program assists retailers offering E15

SunShare Announces Program to Provide Free Electricity

FARM NEWS

Study Offers New Insights on Invasive Fly Threatening US Fruit Crops
Humans aren't the only species with a sweet tooth. Research from North Carolina State University shows that the invasive spotted-wing vinegar fly (Drosophila suzukii) also prefers sweet, soft fruit ... more
WATER WORLD

Fluorescent light revealed as gauge of coral health
Coral reefs not only provide the world with rich, productive ecosystems and photogenic undersea settings, they also contribute an economic boost valued at hundreds of billions of dollars. But their ... more
CLIMATE SCIENCE

Dinosaur-era climate change study suggests reasons for turtle disappearance
The dry, barren prairie around Alberta's Drumheller area was once a lush and subtropical forest on the shores of a large inland sea, with loads of wetlands inhabited by dinosaurs, turtles, crocodile ... more
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DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Nuclear-hit Fukushima to get 20,000 cherry trees
A project to plant 190 kilometres (120 miles) of Japan's tsunami-hit coast with cherry trees has begun, with organisers saying they want something to welcome nuclear evacuees in three decades' time. ... more
ICE WORLD

US backs Antarctic reserve amid calls for fishing ban
Hailing the waters of Antarctica as a living laboratory, the United States has joined Australia and New Zealand in appealing for the creation of marine sanctuaries in the most remote and pristine part of the world. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
'Up to 15,000 Russian soldiers' sent to Ukraine, say rights groups

UN Human Rights Council to send mission to Iraq to probe IS crimes

Kiev warns of 'great war' with Russia as its forces retreat

Australia PM says 'extreme force' justified against IS

Merkel says arms aid for Iraqi Kurds also defends Europe

Philippines foils 'anti-China' bombing plot: govt

Pakistan anti-PM protesters storm state TV

WATER WORLD

Overfishing of small species causes jellyfish curse
Marine biologists say they have proof that excessive trawling of small fish species leads to proliferation of jellyfish, a worsening phenomenon whose causes have been unclear. ... more
INTERN DAILY

China blasts US court for $162 mn price-fixing award
Beijing lashed out Tuesday at a US court that ordered two Chinese pharmaceutical companies to pay $162 million for price-fixing in the US market, saying the ruling infringed its sovereignty. ... more
SINO DAILY

Fake bureaucrat takes China authorities for ride
Authorities in China are hunting a man who posed as a high-ranking government official and took part in all-expenses-paid junkets for years despite not holding the post, local media reported. ... more
SINO DAILY
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US welcomes Albania offer to resettle Iran exiles

Nuclear-hit Fukushima to get 20,000 cherry trees


SINO DAILY
NASA Awards Astrotech Contract For SMAP Spacecraft Processing

Mobile LIDAR technology expanding rapidly

First Laser Communication System Integrated, Ready for Launch


SINO DAILY
Extreme water

Discards ban could impact seabirds population

Life found in world's deepest ocean spot


SINO DAILY
US backs Antarctic reserve amid calls for fishing ban

Sweden's FM touts Iceland patrols

Rivers flowing under Greenland ice traced

SHAKE AND BLOW

Brazil landslides claim at least 24 lives
At least 24 people were killed by landslides spawned by heavy rains in a mountainous area of the Brazilian sate of Rio de Janeiro, authorities said Tuesday. ... more
FLORA AND FAUNA

Poachers massacre 89 elephants in Chad: WWF
A group of poachers last week massacred 89 elephants in one night near the town of Ganba in southern Chad, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) said in a statement Tuesday. ... more
FARM NEWS

EU aims for fresh vote to ban insecticides harmful to bees
The European Commission said Tuesday it will try again to get member states to back a two-year ban on insecticides harmful to bees whose numbers have been in sharp and worrying decline. ... more
BLUE SKY

Study Predicts Lag in Summer Rains Over Parts of US and Mexico
A delay in the summer monsoon rains that fall over the southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico is expected in the coming decades according to a new study in the Journal of Geophysical Res ... more
Space News from SpaceDaily.com
Japan space agency unveils asteroid hunting probe

Opportunity Flash-Memory Reformat Planned

Chilly end for geckos sent into space by Russia

Why sibling stars look alike: Early, fast mixing in star-birth clouds

Astrophysicists Report Radioactive Cobalt in Supernova Explosion

How might El Nino affect wildfires in California?

Radio telescopes settle controversy over distance to Pleiades

EPIDEMICS

New research paper says we are still at risk of the plague

FLORA AND FAUNA

Energy from the interior of the Earth supports life in a global ecosystem

WOOD PILE

Logging debris gives newly planted Douglas-fir forests a leg-up

EXO LIFE

Antarctic and Arctic Insects Use Different Genetic Mechanisms to Cope With Lack of Water

INTERN DAILY

Mummy CT scans show preindustrial hunter gatherers had clogged arteries

FARM NEWS

Young pigs prefer traditional soybean diet

WHALES AHOY

Whale's streaming baleen tangles to trap food

INTERN DAILY

Intense terahertz pulses cause DNA damage but also induce DNA repair

WATER WORLD

Discards ban could impact seabirds population

WHALES AHOY

Antarctic whale skeleton is rare find

Life sentences sought for key suspects in Turkey coup trial

Four countries bring air pollution under EU limit

Dead pigs in China river exceed 13,000

MEPs retain ag 'greening' measures

US Republicans reboot in bid to close 'digital gap'

Japan's Fujitsu says smartphones can take your pulse

Google Maps adds view from Mt. Everest

Walker's World: The best news yet

Life found in world's deepest ocean spot

US welcomes Albania offer to resettle Iran exiles

Heavy rains leave 13 dead in Brazil

Are cars driving evolution of birds?

China's new president calls for 'great renaissance'

China to more than double air monitoring network

'Bonobo heaven': life at a DR Congo ape sanctuary

Cherry blossom season officially begins in Tokyo

Middle East faces alarming water loss

Japan ups disaster debris estimate to reach N. America

Mainz scientists create new flexible mineral inspired by deep-sea sponges

DNV KEMA's new Multiphase Flow Lab to enhance Oil and Gas quality assurance

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