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June 11, 2013
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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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FARM NEWS

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
BLUE SKY

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
EARTH OBSERVATION

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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FLORA AND FAUNA

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


CLIMATE SCIENCE

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
FARM NEWS

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
ICE WORLD

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
Flyer Hopes To Make Solar Flying Popular

Heavy Metals and Hydroelectricity

KYOCERA Solar Modules Tapped by Sierra Nevada to Power New Brewery in Mills River

SPCG and KYOCERA Complete 35 Utility-Scale Solar Farms in Thailand

Mapping the optimal route between 2 quantum states

Profits shrink at Japan's 'megabanks'

Ex-TEPCO execs should be charged over Fukushima: panel

WATER WORLD

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
FARM NEWS

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
FIRE STORM

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
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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CLIMATE SCIENCE

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
BLUE SKY

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
F-35B Successfully Completes Wet Runway And Crosswind Testing

Hindenburg, 80 years on, still divides Germany

Newest Tiger attack helo tested in Djibouti

Leidos taps AIBioTech for bio-weapon threat research

China Cultural Revolution 'hero' to make $30 mn from IPO

NATO unprepared for Russian attack: UK lawmakers

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency taps BAE Systems for assist

WATER WORLD

Study reveals leakage of carbon from land to rivers, lakes, estuaries and coastal regions
When carbon is emitted by human activities into the atmosphere it is generally thought that about half remains in the atmosphere and the remainder is stored in the oceans and on land. New research s ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW

Russia's northernmost volcano spewing ash
The Shiveluch volcano, Russia's northernmost active volcano, is spewing ashes up to 29,500 feet in the air, scientists said Monday. ... more
WATER WORLD

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
WATER WORLD
Sandbags and raw nerves as flood peak hits Germany

More radioactive leaks reported at Fukushima plant

Japan disaster cash spent on counting turtles: report


WATER WORLD
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


WATER WORLD
Unfrozen mystery: H2O reveals a new secret

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

40 dead as monsoon lashes Sri Lanka


WATER WORLD
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

WHALES AHOY

Pressure on New Zealand to save world's rarest dolphin
New Zealand is facing pressure to save the world's rarest dolphin at an international scientific meeting underway this week in what conservationists say is a test of the nation's "clean, green" credentials. ... more
FARM NEWS

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
SHAKE AND BLOW

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
FROTH AND BUBBLE

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
Space News from SpaceDaily.com
Lifetime of gravity measurements heralds new beginning

Orion Tests Set Stage for Mission

Mars 2020 rover will carry tools to make oxygen

Early Earth suffered 500-million-year asteroid storm

Printing the Metals of the Future

Young binary star system may form planets with weird and wild orbits

Tidal forces gave moon its shape

CLIMATE SCIENCE

No. Ireland emissions reductions not good enough, minister says

CLIMATE SCIENCE

U.S. and China agree to reduce climate-damaging HFCs

INTERN DAILY

Researchers optimistic radioactive lead can beat cancer

CLIMATE SCIENCE

World set to exceed global warming limit - IEA

EPIDEMICS

Only 14 China H7N9 patients left in hospital: govt

WATER WORLD

40 dead as monsoon lashes Sri Lanka

EPIDEMICS

WHO simplifies pandemic alert system after criticism

FARM NEWS

Czech farmers say floods will cost $100 million

ICE WORLD

US senators urge Obama to block Alaska mine

SHAKE AND BLOW

Merkel visits flooded region as Hungary waters recede

Ancient trapped water explains Earth's first ice age

US, China agree to end 'super greenhouse gases'

Earthquake acoustics can indicate if a massive tsunami is imminent

Behold the 9-day fresh strawberry

Assay developed to rapidly detect disease that hurt oyster industry

Germany steps up evacuations as floods swamp central Europe

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

China, Argentina to increase soybean, corn trade: official

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

Quack shot: Duck genome takes aim at bird flu

TTP connects dumb objects to the Internet of Things

An explanation for the mysterious effects in high-temperature superconductors

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