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June 05, 2013
WOOD PILE
Human activity echoes through Brazilian rainforest
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 05, 2013
The disappearance of large, fruit-eating birds from tropical forests in Brazil has caused the region's forest palms to produce smaller, less successful seeds over the past century, researchers say. The findings provide evidence that human activity can trigger fast-paced evolutionary changes in natural populations. Mauro Galetti from the Universidade Estadual Paulista in Sao Paulo, Brazil, along with an international team of colleagues, used patches of rainforest that had been fragmented by coffee ... read more
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FARM NEWS

Hidden effects of climate change may threaten eelgrass meadows
Some research has shown that the effects of changes in the climate may be weak or even non-existent. This makes it easy to conclude that climate change will ultimately have less impact than previous ... more
WOOD PILE

Forest, soil carbon important but does not offset fossil fuel emissions
Leading world climate change experts have thrown cold water on the idea that planting trees can offset carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels. Professor Brendan Mackey of Griffith Universi ... more
EARLY EARTH

Fish species from 408 million years ago found in Teruel
Researchers from the University of Valencia and the Natural History Museum of Berlin have studied the fossilised remains of scales and bones found in Teruel and the south of Zaragoza, ascertaining t ... more
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FARM NEWS

Archaeological evidence points to the beginnings of viniculture in France
France is renowned the world over as a leader in the crafts of viticulture and winemaking-but the beginnings of French viniculture have been largely unknown, until now. Imported ancient Etrusc ... more


EARTH OBSERVATION

New maps show how shipping noise spans the globe
The ocean is naturally filled with the sounds of breaking waves, cracking ice, driving rain, and marine animal calls, but more and more, human activity is adding to the noise. Ships' propellers crea ... more
Oil and Gas Insider
TECTONICS

New Explanation for Slow Earthquakes on San Andreas
New Zealand's geologic hazards agency reported this week an ongoing, "silent" earthquake that began in January is still going strong. Though it is releasing the energy equivalent of a 7.0 earthquake ... more
FARM NEWS

Investigators link poultry contamination on farm and at processing plant
Researchers at the University of Georgia, Athens, have identified a strong link between the prevalence and load of certain food-borne pathogens on poultry farms, and later downstream at the processi ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
EIA: North Dakota close to goals for curbing flared gas

Seeking 'absolute zero', copper cube gets chillingly close

Electrically conductive plastics promising for batteries, solar cells

UT Nuclear Engineers Part of Three Grants Totaling $2.6 Million

Tritium targets Europe for its EV fast charger

Kyocera and Healthy Planet Team Up To Lower Solar Capital Costs

San Francisco To Get 68 New EV Stations

FARM NEWS

Agricultural innovation offers only path to feed Africa and the world
The world can only meet its future food needs through innovation, including the use of agricultural biotechnology, a Harvard development specialist said Tuesday. Since their commercial debut i ... more
WATER WORLD

To save corals, save the forests: study
Conservationists fighting to save coastal coral reefs should think first about combatting local deforestation rather than attacking the wider peril of global warming, suggests an unusual study published on Tuesday. ... more
SINO DAILY

China blocks Tiananmen anniversary remembrance
Chinese police blocked the gate of a cemetery holding the remains of victims of the Tiananmen crackdown on its 24th anniversary Tuesday, ahead of a vigil expected to see 150,000 people gather in Hong Kong. ... more
Nuclear Energy Insider
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FLORA AND FAUNA

Extinct frog hasn't croaked -- it's a 'living fossil'
The first amphibian to have been declared extinct by the world's conservation watchdog has been named a "living fossil" after it was rediscovered alive and well in northern Israel, researchers reported on Tuesday. ... more
SINO DAILY

Hong Kong marks Tiananmen as China blocks remembrance
Tens of thousands of Hong Kongers braved thunder and torrential rain to attend a candlelight vigil Tuesday marking the 24th anniversary of China's bloody Tiananmen crackdown, as Beijing blocked commemoration attempts. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
U.S. holds test on Aegis tracking capability

Thales providing satcom capability to Qatar

Successful test for India's Nirbhay cruise missile

Israeli minister airs Iran nuclear concerns at Pentagon

More sightings of 'foreign sub' as Sweden says it could use force

India says no compromise with China on territory

Pakistan air strikes kill 28 militants: officials

SHAKE AND BLOW

Merkel pledges aid amid flood surge
Chancellor Angela Merkel pledged 100 million euros in emergency aid for flood-ravaged areas on Tuesday as surging waters that have claimed at least 11 lives and forced tens of thousands of evacuations across central Europe bore down on eastern Germany. ... more
FIRE STORM

China fire survivors tell of 'sea of flames'
Survivors of an inferno at a Chinese poultry processing plant told of their desperate attempts to save others, as relatives of the 119 people killed demanded answers from authorities, media reported Tuesday. ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW

'Flood tourists' inundate deluged Czech capital
Tourists curious to see cresting floodwaters inundated the historic centre of the Czech capital Prague Tuesday as the river Vltava peaked amid heavy flooding that has hit central Europe killing at least 11 people. ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW
Japan disaster cash spent on counting turtles: report

Agreement over Statue of Liberty security screening

No health risk from Fukushima radiation: UN


SHAKE AND BLOW
Another American High Frontier First: 3-D Manufacturing in Space

Radiation Exposure Associated with a Trip to Mars Calculated

Atom by atom, bond by bond, a chemical reaction caught in the act


SHAKE AND BLOW
To save corals, save the forests: study

British water firm Severn Trent rejects new 5bn pounds bid

Sharks worth more in the ocean than on the menu


SHAKE AND BLOW
Arctic current flowed under deep freeze of last ice age

Russian scientists make rare find of 'blood' in mammoth

Study explores atmospheric impact of declining Arctic sea ice

SHAKE AND BLOW

Ten dead, thousands evacuated as floods sweep Europe
Thousands were forced from their homes and at least 10 people were killed as floodwaters deluged swathes of Europe on Monday, including the historic centre of the Czech capital Prague. ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW

Death toll from Taiwan killer quake rises to four
The death toll from a 6.3 magnitude earthquake which rocked Taiwan at the weekend has risen to four, officials said Monday. ... more
FIRE STORM

China poultry plant fire kills 119: local government
At least 119 people were killed in a fire which swept through a poultry processing plant in northeast China on Monday, local officials said, in what appeared to be the country's deadliest blaze for 12 years. ... more
EPIDEMICS

Cracking the Code of HIV; Providing An Up-Close View of the Enemy
Researchers have determined the precise chemical structure of the HIV capsid, a protein shell that protects the virus's genetic material and is a key to its ability to infect and debilitate the huma ... more
Space News from SpaceDaily.com
China Launches New Satellite Via Orbital Carrier Rocket

Cosmonauts Busy as US Segment Crew Takes Day Off

Hubble uses gravity lense to find extremely distant galaxy

UH Manoa studies effects of long-term space travel

Dava Newman nominated for NASA post

SSL Begins Post-Launch Maneuvers For Intelsat 30

Mysterious Midcontinent Rift is a Geological Hybrid

WATER WORLD

Catastrophic climatic events leave corals facing a decade-long fight for recovery

EARTH OBSERVATION

Magnetospheric Multiscale Mission Team Assemble Flight Observatory

FLORA AND FAUNA

How the turtles got their shells

WATER WORLD

Is enough being done to make drinking water safe

WATER WORLD

Climate change threatens extinction for 82 percent of California native fish

CLIMATE SCIENCE

Global warming caused by CFCs, not CO2

WATER WORLD

Sharks worth more in the ocean than on the menu

EARTH OBSERVATION

Landsat 8 Satellite Begins Watch

EARTH OBSERVATION

Elevated carbon dioxide making arid regions greener

WATER WORLD

British water firm Severn Trent rejects new 5bn pounds bid

Sumatran elephants found dead, poisoning suspected

Three storm chasers among 18 killed by US tornadoes

Agreement over Statue of Liberty security screening

Urban Indians grow concerned about pollution: survey

UN mourns slain Costa Rica environmentalist

Indonesia on right path to saving forests: Greenpeace

Japan disaster cash spent on counting turtles: report

Hong Kong to mark Tiananmen anniversary with huge vigil

Carbon rise spurs 'urgent' appeal at UN climate talks

5 weeks after 'mini-stroke,' Algeria's leader in limbo

Improving 'crop per drop' could boost food and water security

Tornadoes, floods kill 14 in US Midwest

Researchers help threatened wheat crops in Asia

More at-risk bird species in Brazilian forest than previously thought

Chatham Rise Geochemistry Survey Reveals Modern C02 Emissions

Strong quake kills two, injures 21 in Taiwan

Apes get emotional over games of chance

Research Maps Sea-level Change Along New Jersey Coast

Climate change raises stakes on US ethanol policy

Dense hydrogen in a new light

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