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June 11, 2013
How do you feed nine billion people
East Lansing MI (SPX) Jun 11, 2013
An international team of scientists has developed crop models to better forecast food production to feed a growing population - projected to reach 9 billion by mid-century - in the face of climate change. In a paper appearing in Nature Climate Change, members of the Agricultural Model Intercomparison and Improvement Project unveiled an all-encompassing modeling system that integrates multiple crop simulations with improved climate change models. AgMIP's effort has produced new knowledge that bette ... read more
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Vegetable Oil IS Good for You
A typical American consumes approximately 3 or more tablespoons of vegetable oil each day. Vegetable oils, like those from soy, corn and canola, are a significant source of calories and are rich in ... more

NASA To Study How Pollution, Storms And Climate Mix
NASA aircraft will take to the skies over the southern United States this summer to investigate how air pollution and natural emissions, which are pushed high into the atmosphere by large storms, af ... more

NASA Builds Sophisticated Earth-Observing Microwave Radiometer
A NASA team delivered in May a sophisticated microwave radiometer specifically designed to overcome the pitfalls that have plagued similar Earth-observing instruments in the past. Literally ye ... more
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British butterfly desperate for warm weather this summer
Butterflies are extremely sensitive to changes in temperature and new research has revealed that when summer weather turns bad the silver-spotted skipper battles for survival. The butterfly, which p ... more


Borneo stalagmites provide new view of abrupt climate events over 100,000 years
A new set of long-term climate records based on cave stalagmites collected from tropical Borneo shows that the western tropical Pacific responded very differently than other regions of the globe to ... more
Oil and Gas Insider

Biotech crops vs. pests: Successes and failures from the first billion acres
Since 1996, farmers worldwide have planted more than a billion acres (400 million hectares) of genetically modified corn and cotton that produce insecticidal proteins from the bacterium Bacillus thu ... more

Is a Sleeping Climate Giant Stirring in the Arctic
Flying low and slow above the wild, pristine terrain of Alaska's North Slope in a specially instrumented NASA plane, research scientist Charles Miller of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, ... 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


Unfrozen mystery: H2O reveals a new secret
Using revolutionary new techniques, a team led by Carnegie's Malcolm Guthrie has made a striking discovery about how ice behaves under pressure, changing ideas that date back almost 50 years. Their ... more

How does inbreeding avoidance evolve in plants
Inbreeding is generally deleterious, even in flowering plants. Since inbreeding raises the risk that bad copies of a gene will be expressed, inbred progeny suffer from reduced viability. Many ... more

Climate Conditions Determine Amazon Fire Risk
Using an innovative satellite technique, NASA scientists have determined that a previously unmapped type of wildfire in the Amazon rainforest is responsible for destroying several times more forest ... more
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To cut China's CO2 emissions, account for outsourcing
The new study, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), provides a detailed consumption-based accounting of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in China. Consumption-based acc ... more

Amount of dust blown across the West is increasing
The amount of dust being blown across the landscape has increased over the last 17 years in large swaths of the West, according to a new study led by the University of Colorado Boulder. The es ... 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


Study reveals leakage of carbon from land to rivers, lakes, estuaries and coastal regions
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Russia's northernmost volcano spewing ash
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Egypt FM to Ethiopia for 'life or death' water talks
Egypt's foreign minister is to hold talks in Addis Ababa on Ethiopia's plan to build a Nile dam that has stirred "life or death" concerns over water resources, the premier announced Monday. ... 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

A path to compact, robust sources for ultrashort laser pulses

Two New Russian Radars to Start Work Next Year

Next-gen consoles battle for new gamers

Unfrozen mystery: H2O reveals a new secret

Egypt FM to Ethiopia for 'life or death' water talks

40 dead as monsoon lashes Sri Lanka

NASA's IceBridge Mission Contributes to New Map of Antarctica

Ancient trapped water explains Earth's first ice age

US senators urge Obama to block Alaska mine


Pressure on New Zealand to save world's rarest dolphin
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China pig farm 'pumped dissolved carcasses into river'
Authorities are reportedly probing a pig farm in central China for dissolving dead pigs in a chemical solution and pumping the resulting remains down its drains, which empty into a river. ... more

Hungary says catastrophe averted after Danube hits new record
Budapest averted the worst of the floods that caused devastation elsewhere in central Europe, as flood defences held firm, with the Danube starting to recede early Monday after reaching a historic high. ... more

China's heartland delivers pollution punch: study
China's lesser-developed heartland is responsible for 80 percent of carbon dioxide emissions related to goods consumed along the wealthier coast, international researchers said Monday. ... more
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U.S. and China agree to reduce climate-damaging HFCs


Researchers optimistic radioactive lead can beat cancer


World set to exceed global warming limit - IEA


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WHO simplifies pandemic alert system after criticism


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US senators urge Obama to block Alaska mine


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US, China agree to end 'super greenhouse gases'

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Genetically modified cotton improves diet quality for small-scale farmers in India

MBARI research shows where trash accumulates in the deep sea

Rutgers findings may predict the future of coral reefs in a changing world

Pollination merely one production factor

Czechs braving mud say floods milder than 2002

U.S. proposes dropping federal protection for gray wolves

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Hungarians unite as 'worst-ever' floods threaten Budapest

Fears for African rhinos in China forest

Tropical Storm Andrea drenches Florida

Geneticist speculates humans could have big eyes, foreheads in future

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TTP connects dumb objects to the Internet of Things

An explanation for the mysterious effects in high-temperature superconductors

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