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May 22, 2013
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Amazon River exhales virtually all carbon taken up by rain forest
Seattle WA (SPX) May 22, 2013
The Amazon rain forest, popularly known as the lungs of the planet, inhales carbon dioxide as it exudes oxygen. Plants use carbon dioxide from the air to grow parts that eventually fall to the ground to decompose or get washed away by the region's plentiful rainfall. Until recently people believed much of the rain forest's carbon floated down the Amazon River and ended up deep in the ocean. University of Washington research showed a decade ago that rivers exhale huge amounts of carbon dioxide - th ... read more
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TECTONICS

Slow earthquakes: It's all in the rock mechanics
Earthquakes that last minutes rather than seconds are a relatively recent discovery, according to an international team of seismologists. Researchers have been aware of these slow earthquakes, only ... more
WATER WORLD

Shifts in global water systems markers of The Anthropocene epoch
A suite of disquieting global phenomena have given rise to the "Anthropocene," a term coined for a new geologic epoch characterized by humanity's growing dominance of the Earth's environment and a p ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT

How should geophysics contribute to disaster planning
Earthquakes, tsunamis, and other natural disasters often showcase the worst in human suffering - especially when those disasters strike populations who live in rapidly growing communities in the dev ... more
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WATER WORLD

Scientists explore roots of future tropical rainfall
How will rainfall patterns across the tropical Indian and Pacific regions change in a future warming world? Climate models generally suggest that the tropics as a whole will get wetter, but the mode ... more


ABOUT US

Do salamanders hold the solution to regeneration
Salamanders' immune systems are key to their remarkable ability to regrow limbs, and could also underpin their ability to regenerate spinal cords, brain tissue and even parts of their hearts, scient ... more
Oil and Gas Insider
WOOD PILE

Morton Arboretum Partners with NASA to Understand why Trees Fail
It all started when two trees began to die in Matt Melis's front yard. When the NASA Glenn engineer noticed the robust health of a mighty oak tree in his neighbor's front yard, he asked for advice a ... more
WATER WORLD

World's smallest droplets
Physicists may have created the smallest drops of liquid ever made in the lab. That possibility has been raised by the results of a recent experiment conducted by Vanderbilt physicist Julia Velkovsk ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Russia may lose energy game over Ukraine, U.S. says

Obama launches measures to support solar energy in US

Fracking study in Pennsylvania finds few water concerns

Deep sea rocks may be future source for rare earth metals

BOEM extends planning time for OCS renewables

N.D. governor questions coal pollution limits

Chinese dream trumps environment as cars sales boom

ICE WORLD

Sea level influenced tropical climate during the last ice age
Scientists look at past climates to learn about climate change and the ability to simulate it with computer models. One region that has received a great deal of attention is the Indo-Pacific warm po ... more
CLIMATE SCIENCE

Front Row Seats to Climate Change
By day, insects provide the white noise of the South, but the night belongs to the amphibians. In a typical year, the Southern air hangs heavy from the humidity and the sounds of wildlife. The South ... more
WEATHER REPORT

Riding out US tornado in a walk-in freezer: a survivor's tale
For years Anita Zhang's neighbors joked that if a tornado ever bore down on her Chinese restaurant, folks could take refuge in its roomy walk-in freezer. ... more
Nuclear Energy Insider
Disposal of Vestas Wind Turbine Parts


Turn key solar systems for domestic and commercial installations
Solar systems for home and business installations


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FLORA AND FAUNA

Australia set to cull 10,000 wild horses
A controversial cull of up to 10,000 wild horses in Australia's harsh Outback reportedly began Wednesday in a bid to control the feral animals which officials say are destroying the land. ... more
SINO DAILY

China arrests 13 over protest 'rumours': police
Chinese authorities have arrested 13 people for Internet posts that sparked a rare protest in Beijing, highlighting tensions between officials and migrant workers, police said. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Russia to 'boost military presence' on disputed Kurils

Rouhani says Iran bears no hostility to the world

F-35 in first international flight

US to send 'non-lethal' military aid to Ukraine: Hagel

ISS to Beam Video via Laser Back to Earth

US settlement reached to sell Iran-owned skyscraper in New York

Iraq policeman dies shielding recruits, attacks kill 21

WEATHER REPORT

Oklahoma tornado was strongest category: official
The massive tornado that cut a wide and deadly swath through a suburban Oklahoma City town was a top category EF5 system with winds over 200 mph (321 kmh), a weather official told AFP Tuesday. ... more
EARTH OBSERVATION

New Animation Marks Arrival of NASA's LDCM Satellite to its Final Orbit
Have you ever wondered what it might be like to watch the world fly by beneath you from space? That dream is elusive for most of us, but the Landsat Data Continuity Mission offers a vicarious flight ... more
EPIDEMICS

World not ready for mass flu outbreak: WHO
The world is unprepared for a massive virus outbreak, the deputy chief of the World Health Organization warned Tuesday, amid fears that H7N9 bird flu striking China could morph into a form that spreads easily among people. ... more
EPIDEMICS
How should geophysics contribute to disaster planning

Rescuers dig for life after US tornado kills 24

Huge China sinkhole kills five: authorities


EPIDEMICS
SPUTNIX is granted a license for space activity

Stanford Engineers' New Metamaterial Doubles Up on Invisibility

NASA Seeks High-Performance Spaceflight Computing Capabilities


EPIDEMICS
Scientists explore roots of future tropical rainfall

World's smallest droplets

Shifts in global water systems markers of The Anthropocene epoch


EPIDEMICS
World's biggest ice sheets likely more stable than previously believed

Sea level influenced tropical climate during the last ice age

Tropical air circulation drives fall warming on Antarctic Peninsula

DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Rescuers dig for life after US tornado kills 24
Families returned to a blasted moonscape that had been an American suburb Tuesday after a monstrous tornado tore through the outskirts of Oklahoma City, killing at least 24 people. ... more
FLORA AND FAUNA

Study: Penguins made evolutionary 'choice' of swimming over flying
British researchers say they've solved the puzzle of why penguins can't fly: Their survival hinged on swimming underwater not soaring in the air. ... more
FLORA AND FAUNA

Dubai seizes 259 smuggled African ivory tusks
A shipment of 259 elephant tusks smuggled out of Africa has been seized in the United Arab Emirates, the International Wildlife Fund for Animal Welfare said Tuesday. ... more
FARM NEWS

Amazon plans greenhouse-style headquarters
US online giant Amazon has unveiled plans for a futuristic greenhouse style headquarters "where employees can work and socialize in a more natural, park-like setting." ... more
Space News from SpaceDaily.com
NASA Completes LADEE Mission with Planned Impact on Moon's Surface

Quest for extraterrestrial life not over: experts

Satellite telecom vulnerable to hackers: researchers

First Earth-sized planet found in 'habitable zone': NASA

Growth of Antarctic ice sheet triggered warming in the Southern Ocean during Miocene

Xi urges China to build up joint space and air power

Russia launches its new ICBM from Plesetsk space centre

FARM NEWS

Hong Kong hails the return of the duck

WATER WORLD

NGOs denounce Malaysia hydropower meeting

CLIMATE SCIENCE

World must face up to climate-driven disasters: UN

FARM NEWS

Argentine beef trade decimated by policy shifts

WEATHER REPORT

Dozens dead as massive tornado strikes US city

FIRE STORM

China factory blast leaves 33 dead and missing

WATER WORLD

Hydropower frenzy threatens Carpathian mountains: WWF

EPIDEMICS

No new H7N9 cases in China for a week: government

EPIDEMICS

Bird flu costs China industry $65 bn: state media

FLORA AND FAUNA

Climate change will cause widespread global-scale loss of common plants and animals

Terracotta And Cement Roofs Vulnerable In Wildfires

Using clay to grow bone

How much a single cell breathes

China's Li to pay tribute to heroic Indian doctor

Scientists discover oldest evidence of split between Old World monkeys and apes

Iraq to hold postponed provincial poll in June

Finnish researchers to provide solutions for energy-efficient repairs in residential districts in Moscow

The eloquence of the otoliths

Engineered biomaterial could improve success of medical implants

Clam fossils divulge secrets of ecologic stability

Asia-Pacific leaders warn of water conflict threat

6.0 quake off Russia's far-east Kamchatka coastline

Danone strikes deals to meet Chinese taste for yogurt

Australian zoo says white rhino birth 'sign of hope'

Malaysia hydropower meeting to open amid controversy

Hong Kong launches plan to tackle waste crisis

Not just blowing in the wind: Compressing air for renewable energy storage

Bacteria use hydrogen, carbon dioxide to produce electricity

Westinghouse and State Nuclear Power Technology Form Joint Venture To Better Serve Global Market

French-Asian firms reveal LNG contract in Canada

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