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July 05, 2013
Cattle flatulence doesn't stink with biotechnology
Washington DC (SPX) Jul 04, 2013
The agriculture industry is researching new technologies to help feed the growing population. But feeding the world without harming air quality is a challenge. According to a new article in Animal Frontiers, biotechnologies increase food production and reduce harmful gas output from cattle. "We are increasing the amount of product with same input," said Clayton Neumeier, PhD student at University of California, Davis, in an interview. In the Animal Frontiers paper, Neumeier describes a recen ... read more
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Forensic Biologist Discovers New Fly Species in Indiana
The local discovery of a species of fly not native to the Midwest could have significant implications on forensic investigations involving decomposing remains, according to a forensic biology resear ... more

Corn yield prediction model uses simple measurements at a specific growth stage
The ability to predict corn yields would benefit farmers as they plan the sale of their crops and biofuel industries as they plan their operations. A new study published in the July-August issue of ... more

Altitude sickness may hinder ethnic integration in the world's highest places
Ethnic segregation in nations straddling the world's steepest terrains may be reinforced by the biological tolerance different peoples have to altitude, according to one of the first studies to exam ... more
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Surviving fasting in the cold
King penguin chicks survive harsh winters with almost no food by minimising the cost of energy production. A new study, to be presented at the Society for Experimental Biology meeting in Valencia on ... more


Identifying climate impact hotspots across sectors
It identifies the Amazon region, the Mediterranean and East Africa as regions that might experience severe change in multiple sectors. The article is part of the outcome of the Intersectoral Impact ... more
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Balancing food security and environmental quality in China
In many ways, the evolution of Chinese agriculture over the past 40 years is a remarkable success story. Spurred by investments in research and government subsidies for fertilizers and other farm te ... more

Improving crop yields in a world of extreme weather events
Farmers in the United States witnessed record-breaking extremes in temperature and drought during the last two summers, causing worldwide increases in the costs of food, feed and fiber. Indeed, many ... 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


Study shows military sonar changes feeding behavior in whales
Military sonar can change the behavior of whales, causing the ocean giants to avoid their usual feeding spots, a U.S. study found. ... more

Outside View: When governments become destructive
July Fourth, marks the United States' Independence Day. The central celebrated document, the Declaration of Independence, that rejected British rule, was the masterpiece of democratic expression written by Thomas Jefferson in 1776. ... more

Red Cross cartoon to demystify Pacific climate change
The Red Cross has launched a light-hearted education campaign aimed at those it describes as most vulnerable to climate change: Pacific islanders living on low-lying atolls threatened by rising seas. ... more
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Malaysian P.M. confirms sedition act is to go
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak says he will honor his pledge made last year to abolish the controversial Sedition Act but warns protesters against destabilizing the country. ... more

Japan gears up for decisive election
Campaigning began Thursday in an election expected to strengthen Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's control over parliament, ushering in the stability he needs to fix Japan's floundering economy. ... 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


Scramble to reach Indonesia quake survivors as toll hits 22
Rescuers battled through landslides and blocked roads Wednesday to reach survivors from an earthquake in Indonesia's Aceh province that has killed at least 22 people, including several children who died when a mosque collapsed. ... more

H7N9 flu peril lies in deep lung infiltration: study
The H7N9 bird flu virus is a peril for humans because it replicates deep in the lungs where it can trigger a dangerous response from the immune system, a study said Wednesday. ... more

Slash-and-burn a way of life on Indonesia's Sumatra
The ground was still hot and smoke hung in the air when Saparina set out to plant her spinach in the ashen remains of rainforest on Indonesia's Sumatra island, where raging fires triggered Southeast Asia's worst smog crisis in years. ... more
REACTing to a crisis

RESCUE Consortium Demonstrates Technologies for First Responders

India chopper crash kills 20 as flood rescue forges on

Inmarsat's First Fully Assembled Global Xpress Satellite Achieves Significant Testing Milestone

The quantum secret to alcohol reactions in space

Low-power Wi-Fi signal tracks movement -- even behind walls

New forecast doubles lead time for El Nino: study

Chemists work to desalt the ocean for drinking water, one nanoliter at a time

El Nino unusually active in the late 20th century

CryoSat maps largest-ever flood beneath Antarctica

Is Arctic Permafrost the "Sleeping Giant" of Climate Change?

The rhythm of the Arctic summer


Long-lived oceanography satellite decommissioned after equipment fails
A U.S.-French satellite doing oceanography surveys for 11 1/2 years has been decommissioned following the loss of its last remaining transmitter, NASA says. ... more

British activist says barred from Malaysian state
The activist sister-in-law of former British prime minister Gordon Brown has said she was deported from a Malaysian state whose powerful leader is widely accused of massive corruption. ... more

Climate change could mean business opportunities, Britain says
Adapting to climate change could mean billions of dollars in business opportunities for British firms, the government said this week. ... more

Nestle unit cuts baby formula prices amid China probe
A unit of Swiss food giant Nestle is cutting prices for baby formula in China by as much as 20 percent, it said after the government launched a investigation into alleged price-fixing by foreign firms. ... 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


Cane toads wiping out crocodiles Down Under: study


New research boosts search for cure, AIDS meeting told


Breakthrough in El Nino forecasting


Greenhouse gas likely altering ocean foodchain


Diseqilibrium will become the norm in the plant communities of the future


Mapping the benefits of our ecosystems


REACTing to a crisis


Workers at industrial farms carry drug-resistant bacteria associated with livestock


CryoSat maps largest-ever flood beneath Antarctica


Images From New Space Station Camera Help U.S. Neighbor to the North

Insecticide causes changes in honeybee genes

El Nino unusually active in the late 20th century

Astrium's Cloud Services will support Western Australia Lands Department

Simple math may solve longstanding problem of parasite energetics

Environmentalists slam catfight over India's lions

New date set for end of life on Earth -- in 2 billion years

Dalila grows into hurricane off Mexico coast

Indonesia quake kills six children, traps 14, in mosque collapse

Egypt's power crisis: Army's still the final arbiter

Pakistan to miss out on climate change funding?

US releases photos of ambassador's Tibet visit

Five dead, dozens injured in Indonesia quake

Four children dead in Philippine storm: rescuers

Thousands of fish die in contaminated Mexico reservoir

India bans building along rivers in flood-hit north

Patents making new AIDS drugs expensive: MSF

Taiwan urged to keep radio broadcasts into China

China law 'forcing' children to visit parents ridiculed

Analyzing the net energy of photoeletrochemical hydrogen production

Advance in creating a 'hydrogen economy'

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