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April 08, 2013
EPIDEMICS
China steps up response to bird flu cases
Shanghai (AFP) April 6, 2013
Cities in eastern China where an H7N9 bird flu outbreak has killed six people moved Saturday to prevent the virus from spreading by banning live poultry trade and culling fowl. Nanjing city shut markets selling live poultry to its more than eight million residents, while Hangzhou culled birds after discovering infected quail, the official Xinhua news agency said. Two more people were confirmed to be infected with the virus in Shanghai, state media said late Saturday, bringing to 18 the total num ... read more
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EPIDEMICS

H7N9 bird flu strain has worrying traits: experts
A mutated bird flu virus that has killed six people in China displays worrying traits that warrant high vigilance, experts say, though the true extent of the threat is unclear. ... more
EPIDEMICS

China closes markets, culls birds to curb H7N9 virus
Shanghai ordered all live poultry markets in the city closed on Friday after culling more than 20,000 birds to curb the spread of the H7N9 flu virus, which has killed six people in China. ... more
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FLORA AND FAUNA

Kenya to toughen poaching sentences to save elephants
Kenya plans to bolster current lenient sentences for convicted wildlife poachers or ivory smugglers in a bid to stamp out a spike in elephant killings, the government said Saturday. ... more


FARM NEWS

Shanghai stops poultry trade on bird flu fears
Shanghai's live poultry markets were shut on Saturday after authorities banned trading in birds to prevent the spread of H7N9 bird flu, which has killed six people in China. ... more
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FROTH AND BUBBLE

Russia seeks Baltic pollution partnerships
Russia's push to create public-private partnerships as a way to help clean up the polluted Baltic Sea is the focus of an environmental summit in St. Petersburg. ... more
FLORA AND FAUNA

Endangered Vietnam elephant 'skinned, disemboweled'
The skinned and mutilated corpse of one of Vietnam's dwindling population of endangered wild elephants has been discovered in a forest in central Quang Binh province, state media said Friday. ... more
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DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Fukushima fuel cooling system stops again:TEPCO
One of the systems keeping spent atomic fuel cool at the Fukushima nuclear plant temporarily failed on Friday, the second outage in a matter of weeks, underlining the precarious fix at the plant. ... more
FLORA AND FAUNA

Rare river otter spotted near Colo. city
A camera trap outside Boulder, Colo. has recorded the local area's first sighting of a North American river otter in almost 100 years, officials said. ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT

US drivers talk and text as much as ever
Americans are using cellphones and other gadgets behind the wheel as much as ever, despite widespread awareness of the risks involved, a federal government agency said Friday. ... more
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DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Finland's Fennovoima in talks with Rosatom over reactor
Finnish power company Fennovoima said Friday it was in exclusive talks with Russia's Rosatom over building a mid-sized nuclear reactor, after dropping bids by France's Areva and other suppliers. ... more
WOOD PILE

Asian Long-Horned Beetle eradicated from Canada: govt
Canada has eradicated the destructive Asian Long-Horned Beetle first detected in the Toronto area a decade ago after hitching a ride across the Pacific in wood packaging materials. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Satellite used to control unmanned aerial vehicle

China defence ministry tells US to stop 'close-in' surveillance

NATO says 'over 1,000 Russian troops' in Ukraine

Taiwan says spying allegations won't hurt China ties

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

SHAKE AND BLOW

Italy marks fourth anniversary of L'Aquila quake
Italy on Saturday commemorated the fourth anniversary of a devastating earthquake in and around the city of L'Aquila which killed 309 people and forced tens of thousands to abandon their homes. ... more
ICE WORLD

Ice cores preserve 1,800 years of climate
Two ice cores from the tropical Peruvian Andes reveal Earth's detailed tropical climate history year by year for nearly 1,800 years, researchers say. ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW

7.1-magnitude quake causes panic in Indonesia's Papua
A major 7.1-magnitude earthquake struck Indonesia's easternmost province of Papua on Saturday, the US Geological Survey said, sending panicked crowds running into the streets. ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW
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Environmental policies matter for growing megacities

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SHAKE AND BLOW
Temperature difference between hemispheres could shift rainfall patterns

Chinese foreign fisheries catch 12 times more than reported

Shark tooth weapons reveal missing shark species in Central Pacific islands


SHAKE AND BLOW
New models predict drastically greener Arctic in coming decades

Ice cores preserve 1,800 years of climate

Thin clouds drove Greenland's record-breaking 2012 ice melt

INTERN DAILY

Notre Dame imaging specialists create 3-D images to aid surgeons
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DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Environmental policies matter for growing megacities
A new study shows clean-air regulations have dramatically reduced acid rain in the United States, Europe, Japan and South Korea over the past 30 years, but the opposite is true in fast-growing East ... more
FLORA AND FAUNA

Breeding birds vulnerable to climate change in Arctic Alaska
A new report from the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) looked at the vulnerability of 54 breeding bird species to climate change impacts occurring by the year 2050 in Arctic Alaska. The assessmen ... more
WATER WORLD

Shark tooth weapons reveal missing shark species in Central Pacific islands
The Gilbert Island reefs in the Central Pacific were once home to two species of sharks not previously reported in historic records or contemporary studies. The species were discovered in a ne ... more
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DEMOCRACY

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