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June 07, 2013
Alpine lakes reflect climate change
Heidelberg, Germany (SPX) Jun 07, 2013
Increases in temperature as a result of climate change are mirrored in lake waters where temperatures are also on the rise. A new study, by Dr. Martin Dokulil, retired researcher from the Institute for Limnology at the University of Innsbruck in Austria, forecasts surface water temperatures in large Austrian lakes for 2050 and discusses the impact on the lakes' structure, function and water quality. The research is published online in Springer's journal Hydrobiologia. Austria has a multitude ... read more
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Discovery of oldest primate skeleton helps chart early evolution of humans, apes
An international team of researchers has announced the discovery of the world's oldest known fossil primate skeleton, an animal that lived about 55 million years ago and was even smaller than today' ... more

Wild turkey damage to crops and wildlife mostly exaggerated
As populations of wild turkeys have increased, the number of complaints about crop damage has also increased. However, a literature review which will be published in the June 2013 issue of Journal o ... more

Living fossils? Actually, sturgeon are evolutionary speedsters
Efforts to restore sturgeon in the Great Lakes region have received a lot of attention in recent years, and many of the news stories note that the prehistoric-looking fish are "living fossils" virtu ... more
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How similar are the gestures of apes and human infants? More than you might suspect
Psychologists who analyzed video footage of a female chimpanzee, a female bonobo and a female human infant in a study to compare different types of gestures at comparable stages of communicative dev ... more


Pollution in Northern Hemisphere helped cause 1980s African drought
Decades of drought in central Africa reached their worst point in the 1980s, causing Lake Chad, a shallow lake used to water crops in neighboring countries, to almost dry out completely. The shrinki ... more
Oil and Gas Insider

NASA's IceBridge Mission Contributes to New Map of Antarctica
A new dataset called Bedmap2 gives a clearer picture of Antarctica from the ice surface down to the bedrock below. Bedmap2 is a significant improvement on the previous collection of Antarctic data-k ... more

Egypt ups the ante on Nile dispute with Ethiopia
Egypt's dispute with Ethiopia over the Nile River has gotten sharper with calls by political leaders for direct action to stop Addis Ababa from building a massive dam Cairo says will cut off water on which the Land of the Pharaohs depends for survival. ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
UK to have driverless cars by 2021: govt

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Coffee set to power London buses in green initiative

New theory rewrites opening moments of Chernobyl disaster

Post-hurricane rebuilding fuels jump in October US home construction

China to build $1.6 bn aluminium plant in Tajikistan

Panama opens embassy in China after cutting Taiwan ties


EU closes shark finning loophole
The European Union on Thursday closed a last loophole in its ban on shark finning, the long-contested practice of fisherman slicing the fins off and then throwing the still live sharks back overboard to die. ... more

'Watering the forest for the trees' emerging as priority for forest management
A new analysis led by the U.S. Forest Service's Pacific Northwest Research Station encourages resource managers to consider a broadened view of forests as consumers of water. A shift in thinki ... more

Three billion-year-old microfossils include plankton
Spindle-shaped inclusions in 3 billion-year-old rocks are microfossils of plankton that probably inhabited the oceans around the globe during that time, according to an international team of researc ... more
Nuclear Energy Insider
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A grassy trend in human ancestors' diets
Most apes eat leaves and fruits from trees and shrubs. New studies spearheaded by the University of Utah show that human ancestors expanded their menu 3.5 million years ago, adding tropical grasses ... more

More than 9m in China with dementia
Around 9.19 million people in China had dementia in 2010, compared with 3.68 million 20 years earlier, according to a study on Friday that throws a spotlight on an emerging health crisis. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
North Korean ICBM program runs into major roadblock at reentry

US nuclear commander would resist 'illegal' order for strike

Chinese, N.Korean envoys discuss regional concerns: state media

NATO sorry after Erdogan pulls troops over Norway incident

Calls mount for action on 'killer robots' after UN talks

Dunford: US Military Superiority Over Russia, China Markedly Decreasing

Nature's Silent Sentinels Could Help Detect Security Threats


Brazil grapples with indigenous land protests
Brazil's simmering conflict with indigenous communities boiled over this week after rioting over long-standing claims the government's zeal for development has encroached on sacred ancestral land of native Indian tribes. ... more

Obama urged to press China to free 16 prisoners
Family members of prisoners on Thursday asked President Barack Obama to urge China's new leader to free 16 inmates, saying human rights needed to be a priority at their tone-setting summit. ... more

World food output growth to slow: UN/OECD
Growth in global agricultural production is expected to slow in the coming decade, the UN food agency and the OECD said in a joint report Thursday, warning threats to food security remain. ... more
Sandbags and raw nerves as flood peak hits Germany

More radioactive leaks reported at Fukushima plant

Japan disaster cash spent on counting turtles: report

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

Dense hydrogen in a new light

A path to compact, robust sources for ultrashort laser pulses

Egypt warns 'all options open' on Ethiopia dam

Surge of jellyfish hitting coastlines around Mediterranean Sea

Alpine lakes reflect climate change

Ancient trapped water could explain timing of Earth's first ice age

Researchers document acceleration of ocean denitrification during deglaciation

New map reveals secrets of Antarctica below the ice


Sandbags and raw nerves as flood peak hits Germany
Germany pushed on with efforts to secure river dykes with sandbags Thursday, bracing for a surge of the worst floods in over a decade that have claimed 12 lives and forced mass evacuations across central Europe. ... more

Tropical Storm Andrea moves toward Florida
Tropical storm Andrea churned toward Florida Thursday with the threat of heavy rains and tornadoes, after damaging crops in Cuba and forcing the evacuation of some 2,600 people. ... more

Nepal landslide kills seven: police
Seven members of the same family, including three children, were killed on Thursday when a landslide triggered by heavy monsoon rains buried their house in a remote village in northeastern Nepal, police said. ... more

Merkel praises solidarity in fight against floods
German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday praised the "wonderful solidarity" of tens of thousands struggling against central Europe's worst river floods in over a decade and promised more help for the victims on her second visit in three days to disaster-hit areas. ... more
Space News from
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China plans for nuclear-powered interplanetary capacity by 2040

Winds Blow Dust off the Solar Panels Improving Energy Levels

Old Rivals India, China Nurture New Rivalry in Satellite Launch Business

What is the computational power of the universe?

NASA launches next-generation weather satellite

SSL Selected to Conduct Power and Propulsion Study for NASA's Deep Space Gateway Concept


Australian lake untouched by climate change


Chinese website bans searches for 'yellow duck'


Egypt warns 'all options open' on Ethiopia dam


Toll from US tornadoes climbs to 20: officials


Acidifying oceans could spell trouble for squid


Scientists devise technology to help manage game reserves


Mosquitoes reared in cooler temps more susceptible to viruses


Smithsonian scientists discover that rainforests take the heat


Establishing nutritional value in copra and palm products fed to pigs


Turning point for early human diets occurred 3.5 million years ago

Stopping the worm from turning

Tourism imperils way of life for Thai sea gypsies

Spike in whale deaths off Argentina's Patagonia: NGO

Fish species from 408 million years ago found in Teruel

Medieval writings link volcanic eruptions, cold weather

Tropical Storm Andrea forms, likely to be hurricane: NHC

China opens EU wine probe as trade dispute spreads

Great Wall of trouble for Chinese farmer

Scientists tell Australia to save Great Barrier Reef

Surge of jellyfish hitting coastlines around Mediterranean Sea

Brazil police deployed to contain land feud

Climate and land use: Europe's floods raise questions

Tiny wasp takes on invasive pest killing U.S., Canadian ash trees

Global cybercrime ring targeted by Microsoft and FBI

Europe floods force tens of thousands from their homes

Winemakers sound alarm as EU-China trade war looms

Human activity echoes through Brazilian rainforest

Hidden effects of climate change may threaten eelgrass meadows

Forest, soil carbon important but does not offset fossil fuel emissions

New all-solid sulfur-based battery outperforms lithium-ion technology

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