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March 22, 2013
CARBON WORLDS
Ocean plankton sponge up nearly twice the carbon currently assumed
Irvine CA (SPX) Mar 22, 2013
Models of carbon dioxide in the world's oceans need to be revised, according to new work by UC Irvine and other scientists published online Sunday in Nature Geoscience. Trillions of plankton near the surface of warm waters are far more carbon-rich than has long been thought, they found. Global marine temperature fluctuations could mean that tiny Prochlorococcus and other microbes digest double the carbon previously calculated. Carbon dioxide is the leading driver of disruptive climate change. ... read more
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'Brain waves' challenge area-specific view of brain activity
Our understanding of brain activity has traditionally been linked to brain areas - when we speak, the speech area of the brain is active. New research by an international team of psychologists led b ... more
FARM NEWS

Global nitrogen availability consistent for past 500 years, linked to carbon levels
A Kansas State University research team has found that despite humans increasing nitrogen production through industrialization, nitrogen availability in many ecosystems has remained steady for the p ... more
WATER WORLD

Natural climate swings contribute more to increased monsoon rainfall than global warming
Natural swings in the climate have significantly intensified Northern Hemisphere monsoon rainfall, showing that these swings must be taken into account for climate predictions in the coming decades. ... more
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TECTONICS

Scripps scientists discover 'lubricant' for Earth's tectonic plates
Scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego have found a layer of liquefied molten rock in Earth's mantle that may be acting as a lubricant for the sliding motions of the plane ... more


SHAKE AND BLOW

Megavolcanoes tied to pre-dinosaur mass extinction
Scientists examining evidence across the world from New Jersey to North Africa say they have linked the abrupt disappearance of half of earth's species 200 million years ago to a precisely dated set ... more
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TECTONICS

Can intraplate earthquakes produce stronger shaking than at plate boundaries?
New information about the extent of the 1872 Owens Valley earthquake rupture, which occurs in an area with many small and discontinuous faults, may support a hypothesis proposed by other workers tha ... more
TECTONICS

Under California: An ancient tectonic plate
Large chunks of an ancient tectonic plate that slid under North America millions of years ago are still present under parts of central California and Mexico, according to new research led by Brown U ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Vacuum Ultraviolet Lamp of the Future Created in Japan

New design for mobile phone masts could cut carbon emissions

US to Dodge Solar Shortage This Year Even Amid New Antidumping Fines on Chinese Module Suppliers

New material coating technology mimics nature's lotus effect

'Off-the-shelf' equipment used to digitize insects in 3-D

Steering chemical reactions with laser pulses

Nanoreporters tell 'sour' oil from 'sweet'

ICE WORLD

Significant contribution of Greenland's peripheral glaciers to sea-level rise
The scientists looked at glaciers which behave independently from the ice sheet, despite having some physical connection to it, and those which are not connected at all. The discovery, just publishe ... more
CLIMATE SCIENCE

Earth's Interior Cycles a Contributor to Long-Term Sea-Level and Climate Change
Ancient rises in sea levels and global warming are partially attributable to cyclical activity below the earth's surface, researchers from New York University and Ottawa's Carleton University have c ... more
WHALES AHOY

Sea Shepherd sues Japanese whaler in Netherlands for 'piracy'
Environmental group Sea Shepherd has filed a suit against the crew of Japanese whaling ship Nisshin Maru alleging piracy and attempted manslaughter after they clashed in the Antarctic Ocean in February, their lawyers said on Thursday. ... more
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WATER WORLD

Millions of stranded prawns blanket south Chile coast
Millions of small prawns became stranded on a beach in southern Chile this week, carpeting a three-kilometer (two-mile) strand in red, local fishermen and police said. ... more
WHITE OUT

Poles chase away winter by burning and drowning dolls
Clutching a gaudy homemade doll in flames, students gathered Thursday on a frosty footbridge in central Poland to toss it into the river - an ancient rite repeated across the country every March 21. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Dispute islands 'within scope' of US-Japan alliance: Obama

China frees Japan ship after $28 mn paid in 1930s row

Raytheon touts ballistic missile defense weapon

Sweden to arm fighter jets with cruise missile 'deterrent'

N. Korea seals nuclear test tunnel: Seoul official

US Navy deploys Standard Missile-3 Block IB for first time

High Gain Amplifiers for Commercial and Military Radar Released by Pasternack

WATER WORLD

China coastal waters increasingly polluted: govt
China's coastal waters are suffering "acute" pollution, with the size of the worst affected areas soaring by more than 50 percent last year, an official body said. ... more
EARLY EARTH

Ancient megavolcanoes killed half the world's species
New rock dating techniques have helped narrow the timeframe of a chain of massive volcanic eruptions that wiped out half the world's species 200 million years ago, a study said Thursday. ... more
FARM NEWS

Haitian farmers call for 'food sovereignty'
Hundreds of small farmers have converged on the central Haitian city of Hinche to demand more space to grow their own crops in a country that imports more than half of its food. ... more
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Smartphone app turns home drone into spacecraft

Raytheon helps MDA counter ballistic missile threat with delivery of 8th AN/TPY-2 radar


FARM NEWS
New details of atomic structure of water under extreme conditions found

Great white sharks bite off far more than believed: study

Natural climate swings contribute more to increased monsoon rainfall than global warming


FARM NEWS
Antarctica's first whale skeleton found with 9 new deep-sea species

Significant contribution of Greenland's peripheral glaciers to sea-level rise

US backs Antarctic reserve amid calls for fishing ban

WATER WORLD

Brazil protesters occupy controversial Amazon dam
More than 150 fishermen and indigenous people on Thursday began occupying one of four construction sites for Brazil's huge Belo Monte dam in the Amazon, the lawyer for a group fighting the project said. ... more
WEATHER REPORT

24 dead as tornado, hailstorms lash south China
At least 24 people died and scores were injured after a tornado carrying huge hailstones lashed southern China, causing widespread devastation and a ferry to capsize, domestic media reported Thursday. ... more
ABOUT US

Skulls of early humans carry telltale signs of inbreeding
Buried for 100,000 years at Xujiayao in the Nihewan Basin of northern China, the recovered skull pieces of an early human exhibit a now-rare congenital deformation that indicates inbreeding might we ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Where, oh where, has the road kill gone?
Millions of birds die in the US each year as they collide with moving vehicles, but things have been looking up, at least in the case of cliff swallows. Today's swallows are hit less often, thanks t ... more
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INTERN DAILY

IUPUI Stem Cell Research Could Expand Clinical Use of Regenerative Human Cells

FLORA AND FAUNA

Risk management in fish: how cichlids prevent their young from being eaten

FARM NEWS

Study: Farming by man was long in coming

SHAKE AND BLOW

Madagascar's hungry eat grasshoppers after deadly cyclone

WATER WORLD

Lockheed Martin Moves Closer to Affordable Water Desalination

WOOD PILE

Disney invests in Peru to prevent deforestation

WATER WORLD

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FLORA AND FAUNA

Seven rare Komodo dragons hatch in Indonesia

EARLY EARTH

An oxygen-poor 'boring' ocean challenged evolution of early life

FROTH AND BUBBLE

Hong Kong light pollution 'one of world's worst'

Origins of human teamwork found in chimpanzees

UEA research reveals catastrophic loss of Cambodia's tropical flooded grasslands

Great white sharks bite off far more than believed: study

Antarctica's first whale skeleton found with 9 new deep-sea species

Globe's giant squids may be single species

'Lubricant' said helping tectonic movement

Neanderthal genome sequenced

Brazil landslides claim at least 27 lives

Sweden's FM touts Iceland patrols

Shanghai river's dead pig total approaches 15,000

Immune finding aids quest for vaccines to beat tropical infections

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

Hovering is a bother for bees: Fast flight is more stable

The natural ecosystems in the Colombian Orinoco Basin are in danger

Study Offers New Insights on Invasive Fly Threatening US Fruit Crops

Fluorescent light revealed as gauge of coral health

Dinosaur-era climate change study suggests reasons for turtle disappearance

Nuclear-hit Fukushima to get 20,000 cherry trees

US backs Antarctic reserve amid calls for fishing ban

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