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July 15, 2013
FLORA AND FAUNA
Insect discovery sheds light on climate change
Burnaby, Canada (SPX) Jul 15, 2013
Simon Fraser University biologists have discovered a new, extinct family of insects that will help scientists better understand how some animals responded to global climate change and the evolution of communities. The Eocene Apex of Panorpoid Family Diversity, a paper by SFU's Bruce Archibald and Rolf Mathewes, plus David Greenwood from Brandon University, was recently published in the Journal of Paleontology. The researchers named the new family the Eorpidae, after the Eocene Epoch, the age ... read more
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WATER WORLD

Cloud brightening to cool seas can protect coral reefs
The seeding of marine clouds to cool sea surface temperatures could protect threatened coral reefs from being bleached by warming oceans. Research, published in Atmospheric Science Letters, proposes ... more
EARTH OBSERVATION

Research reveals Earth's core affects length of day
Research at the University of Liverpool has found that variations in the length of day over periods of between one and 10 years are caused by processes in the Earth's core. The Earth rotates o ... more
FARM NEWS

Whole chickens from farmers markets may have more pathogenic bacteria
Raw, whole chickens purchased from farmers markets throughout Pennsylvania contained significantly higher levels of bacteria that can cause foodborne illness compared to those purchased from grocery ... more
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ICE WORLD

As ice cover disappears, life in the frigid Antarctic moves fast
It might be cold in the Antarctic, but that doesn't mean that life there necessarily moves slowly. A report appearing in Current Biology, a Cell Press publication, on July 11 reveals the discovery o ... more


WATER WORLD

Sharks stun sardine prey with tail-slaps
Thresher sharks hunt schooling sardines in the waters off a small coral island in the Philippines by rapidly slapping their tails hard enough to stun or kill several of the smaller fish at once, acc ... more
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ICE WORLD

Antarctic Glacier Calves Iceberg One-Fourth Size of Rhode Island
This week a European Earth-observing satellite confirmed that a large iceberg broke off of Pine Island Glacier, one of Antarctica's largest and fastest moving ice streams. The rift that led to the n ... more
WHALES AHOY

Killer whale genetics: Redefining stock structure in a marine top predator
Found in every ocean around the world, killer whales are a force to be reckoned with globally. Their remarkable social bonds and sophisticated hunting techniques make them top predators in their sal ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
South Korea urged to build facility for nuclear waste by 2055

Cloaking device hides across continuous range of angles

UO-industry collaboration points to improved nanomaterials

China unveils energy strategy, targets for 2020

Two new baryon particles discovered; aligns with York prediction

Ageing Japan struggles to make immigrants feel at home

Apple, Xiaomi trade smartphone barbs in China

WATER WORLD

Lionfish expedition: down deep is where the big, scary ones live
Last month, the first expedition to use a deep-diving submersible to study the Atlantic Ocean lionfish invasion found something very disturbing - at 300 feet deep, there were still significant popul ... more
EARLY EARTH

Dinosaurs, diets and ecological niches
A new study by a Canadian Museum of Nature scientist helps answer a long-standing question in palaeontology-how numerous species of large, plant-eating dinosaurs could co-exist successfully over geo ... more
WHALES AHOY

Controversial whale meat sent back to Iceland
Six containers of whale meat are on their way back to Iceland after German authorities removed the controversial cargo from a ship bound for Japan, Icelandic media reported on Friday. ... more
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SHAKE AND BLOW

Mexico volcano ash disrupts US flights again
A handful of US flights were canceled at two Mexican airports on Friday after ash from a nearby volcano fell in central Mexico, authorities said. ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW

Two dead, 100 injured as Typhoon Soulik hits Taiwan
Typhoon Soulik battered Taiwan with torrential rain and powerful winds on Saturday that left two people dead and at least 100 injured. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
China policies fuel tensions with US: commission

China Premier calls for greater role in shaping Web

'Concerned' Kerry joins troubled Iran nuclear talks

Syrian team, Putin to discuss relaunching peace talks: source

Swedish military gets upgraded radar facilityw/lll

Modernized Russian Tu-160 bomber completes 1st flight

NATO reports 400 intercepts of Russian aircraft in 2014

SINO DAILY

World's largest building opens in China
Boasting its own artificial sun and a floor area three times that of the Pentagon, the "world's largest building" has opened in southwest China to mixed reviews from its first visitors. ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW

Typhoon kills three, forces evacuation of 500,000 in China
Eastern China was battered Sunday by strong winds and torrential downpours from Typhoon Soulik which left three people dead and forced half a million people to evacuate their homes. ... more
FIRE STORM

No quick dousing of haze woes despite early ASEAN meet
Southeast Asian nations gathering to discuss the annual shroud of hazardous smog that blights the region are unlikely to find any immediate solutions, despite a meeting to address the issue being brought forward by a month to Monday. ... more
FIRE STORM
Man who battled Fukushima disaster dies of cancer

Fukushima radioactive groundwater readings rocket

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FIRE STORM
Bioengineers Use Adhesion to Combine Silicones and Organic Materials

Rocket part made by 3D printing in successful hot-fire test

Experts row over 'earliest' Chinese inscriptions find


FIRE STORM
Habitat loss doubles coastal flood impact - study

Invasive lionfish in Caribbean, Atlantic growing in numbers

Cloud brightening to cool seas can protect coral reefs


FIRE STORM
Scientists Image Vast Subglacial Water System Underpinning West Antarctica's Thwaites Glacier

Scientists cast doubt on theory of what triggered Antarctic glaciation

The contribution of the Greenland ice sheet to sea-level rise will continue to increase

SHAKE AND BLOW

More than 200 dead or missing in China rain, landslides
Torrential rain and landslides in China have left more than 200 people dead or missing in recent days, state media and the government said as the country braced Friday for an approaching typhoon. ... more
FARM NEWS

In US, struggle against snakehead ends on plates
The snakehead is an invasive species of fish from Asia that is threatening the delicate ecosystem of the Potomac River that flows through Washington into the Atlantic Ocean. ... more
WATER WORLD

Habitat loss doubles coastal flood impact - study
Removing mangroves, marshes, reefs, forests, dunes and other natural defences doubles the risk for life and property from coastal floods, a US climate study said on Sunday. ... more
SINO DAILY

Chinese court executes man without telling family: media
A Chinese court executed a man on death row without notifying his family and then defended its actions, sparking anger online, local media reported Sunday. ... more
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Cosmodrome construction falls behind schedule

CARBON WORLDS

Australia to scrap carbon tax for trading scheme

ICE WORLD

Antarctic nations to wrestle again over sanctuary plan

ICE WORLD

Glass sponges take advantage of retreating Antarctic ice shelves

ICE WORLD

The contribution of the Greenland ice sheet to sea-level rise will continue to increase

INTERN DAILY

Southampton engineers develop novel method to increase lifespan of joint replacements

WOOD PILE

Efficiency in the forest

WOOD PILE

How Forests Cope with more Carbon Dioxide

FLORA AND FAUNA

Snakes Devour More Mosquito-Eating Birds as Climate Change Heats Forests

SHAKE AND BLOW

Geothermal power facility induces earthquakes, study finds

WOOD PILE

Trees Using Water More Efficiently as Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Rises

Hundreds evacuated as Typhoon Soulik nears Taiwan

China to US: 'Unprecedented freedom' in Tibet, Xinjiang

Flood death toll rises to 60 in Nepal

Egypt rival rallies planned as tensions soar

Invasive lionfish in Caribbean, Atlantic growing in numbers

Scientists track noisy icebergs across world's oceans

Japan heatwave kills 12: reports

Ivory Coast turns to brute force to save forests

Commentary: Mideastern potpourri

More than 200 dead or missing in China rain, landslides

China island centenarians claim secret of long life

Street protests spread chaos across Brazil

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Wind Energy: Components Certification Helps Reduce Costs

DuPont Adds New Energy and Electronics Capabilities to Silicon Valley Technology Center

Planned China nuclear plant axed after protest: report

Radioactivity found in Swiss lake near nuclear plant: report

India's protest-hit nuclear plant to generate power: reports

Violence, bottlenecks threaten Iraq's new oil strategy

Protesters who scaled London's Shard released on bail

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