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May 15, 2013
Sulfate aerosols cool climate less than assumed
Mainz, Germany (SPX) May 15, 2013
Sulfur dioxide is as antagonist of greenhouse gases less effective than previously assumed. It forms sulfate aerosol particles in the air, which reflect sunlight, and as so-called cloud condensation nuclei influence the chemical processes within clouds. Therefore, sulfate aerosol particles help to cool the earth, making them an important factor in climate models. However, a team around researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry found out that it is likely most models overestimate the ... read more
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Scientists find extensive glacial retreat in Mount Everest region
Researchers taking a new look at the snow and ice covering Mount Everest and the national park that surrounds it are finding abundant evidence that the world's tallest peak is shedding its frozen cl ... more

Mexican volcano rumbles, but residents shrug it off
Mexico's Popocatepetl volcano has blown steam for days, prompting authorities to prepare for possible evacuations, but residents are used to their towering neighbor's rumblings and keep fearlessly heading to work. ... more

Western Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami hazard potential greater than previously thought
Earthquakes similar in magnitude to the 2004 Sumatra earthquake could occur in an area beneath the Arabian Sea at the Makran subduction zone, according to recent research published in Geophysical Re ... more


Flower power fights orchard pests
Washington State University researchers have found they can control one of fruit growers' more severe pests, aphids, with a remarkably benign tool: flowers. The discovery is a boon for organic as we ... more


Panic grips Saudis as toll rises from SARS-like virus
Panic has gripped Saudis in the country's east, where most cases of the deadly coronavirus have been detected, witnesses said, as the death toll from the SARS-like virus in the kingdom hits 15. ... more
Oil and Gas Insider

Widespread but neglected disease a health threat in Africa
The newest public health threat in developing countries may not be a cinematic-quality emerging disease but actually a disease from animals that was identified more than 100 years ago. Virgini ... more

Land management options outlined to address cheatgrass invasion
A new study suggests that overgrazing and other factors increase the severity of cheatgrass invasion in sagebrush steppe, one of North America's most endangered ecosystems. The research found ... more

Urbanization and surface warming in eastern China
A recent study indicated that the urbanization in eastern China has significant impact on the observed surface warming and the temporal-spatial variations of urbanization effect have been comprehens ... more

Prehistoric ear bones could lead to evolutionary answers
The tiniest bones in the human body - the bones of the middle ear - could provide huge clues about our evolution and the development of modern-day humans, according to a study by a team of researche ... more

Bird flu in live poultry markets are the source of viruses causing human infections
On 31 March 2013, the Chinese National Health and Family Planning Commission announced human cases of novel H7N9 influenza virus infections. A group of scientists, led by Professor Chen Hualan of th ... more
Nuclear Energy Insider
Disposal of Vestas Wind Turbine Parts

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Do potatoes grow on vines? A review of the wild relatives of some favorite food plants
The Solanaceae, also called the potato or nightshade family, includes a wide range of flowering plants, some of which are important agricultural crops. Tomatoes, potatoes, aubergines, peppers and wo ... more

Banks accused of funding Asian land grabbing
A report by U.K. development watchdog Global Witness accuses Deutsche Bank and International Finance Corp., a member of the World Bank Group, of funding land grabs in Cambodia and Laos. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Upgraded Lockheed Martin Laser Outguns Threat in Half the Time

SSL selected by US Air Force to validate hosted payload scenarios

Drones can almost see in the dark

N. Korea shrugs off Trump threat as 'dog's bark'

Israeli Air Force stands up second Iron Dome battalion

At UN, world leaders confront North Korea crisis

Iran defends nuclear deal, warns Trump to respect it


Crop rotation with nematode-resistant wheat can protect tomatoes
In a study published online today in Crop Science, scientists describe a nematode-resistant wheat. But while the wheat carries the resistance to the pest, the benefits are actually seen in the crop ... more

e2v image sensors launched into space on board Vietnam's first optical Earth observation satellite
On 7th May 2013, e2v high performance image sensors were launched into space on-board Vietnam's first optical Earth observation satellite, the Vietnam Natural Resources, Environment and Disaster Mon ... more

British water supplier Severn Trent faces possible bid
British water supplier Severn Trent said on Tuesday it had been approached by a consortium including Canadian and Kuwaiti investment companies regarding a possible bid, sending its share price surging. ... more
Prince Harry tours hurricane-hit New Jersey

Finding a sensible balance for natural hazard mitigation with mathematical models

Even Clinton couldn't get Led Zep to Sandy show

One order of steel; hold the greenhouse gases

Cloud computing is silver lining for Russian firms

Another 'trophy' for the chemistry cabinet

New Robotic Instruments to Provide Real-Time Data on Gulf of Maine Red Tide

Lockheed Martin Announces New System Available for Underwater Inspection

Coral reefs suffering, but collapse not inevitable

Ice-free Arctic may be in our future

The effect of climate change on iceberg production by Greenland glaciers

Study: Mount Everest losing its cloak of ice and snow as world warms


Trout invasion behind Yellowstone elk decline: study
Researchers trying to explain declining elk numbers in the Yellowstone National Park (YNP) placed part of the blame Wednesday on a previously unlinked phenomenon - a predatory trout invasion. ... more

Vietnam to launch second remote sensing satellite into orbit by 2017
Vietnam plans to launch the second remote sensing satellite, VNREDSat-1B, into orbit by 2017, after successfully launching the first of this kind on May 7, local online VNExpress reported on Friday. ... more

Cyclone weakens but Bangladesh, Myanmar on alert: UN
A cyclone threatening to lash low-lying coastal areas of Bangladesh and Myanmar appears to have weakened, but still poses a risk to more than eight million people, according to the UN. ... more

Indonesia extends logging ban to protect rainforest
Indonesia has extended a logging ban aimed at protecting rainforest despite fierce industry pressure, the government said Wednesday, although green groups say the move still does not go far enough. ... more
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Europe urged to reconsider pullout from 'Armageddon' asteroid mission

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First steps: returning humanity to the Moon

Exploring 'Perseverance Valley' During Winter

More evidence of water on Mars


One in 10 South Africans HIV positive


Failure of EU fisheries talks would be 'disaster': Ireland


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Estrada comes back as Manila mayor


Prince Harry tours hurricane-hit New Jersey


7.0-magnitude quake in remote Northern Mariana Islands


Tea buffs gather in Japan for global festival


Change in China 'inevitable', says blind activist Chen


Dozens of Rohingya missing in Myanmar as cyclone looms

Canada apple farmer fights frost with helicopter

Potential flu pandemic lurks

Panic grips Saudis amid fears of SARS-like virus

Neiker-Tecnalia develops a new method for the early detection of vineyard mildew, powdery mildew and botrytis

Loss of Eastern Hemlock Will Affect Forest Water Use

Study: Mount Everest losing its cloak of ice and snow as world warms

Sacred lotus genome sequence enlightens scientists

Salk researchers chart epigenomics of stem cells that mimic early human development

Intermountain Medical Center reseachers develop new 3-D technology to treat atrial fibrillation

Study highlights under-appreciated benefit of oyster restoration

No-win situation for agricultural expansion in the Amazon

Coral reefs suffering, but collapse not inevitable

Secret streets of Britain's Atlantis are revealed

Risk of another Indian Ocean earthquake, tsunami said underestimated

Ice wall crashes into Canada cottages

US Supreme Court finds for Monsanto in seed patent battle

KFC China sales crash 36% in April on bird flu fears

EU begins difficult talks on fishery reforms

Energy supply from hydropower projects depends on rainforest conservation

Scientists uncover the fundamental property of astatine, the rarest atom on Earth

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