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July 24, 2013
FARM NEWS
Major global analysis offers hope for saving the wild side of staple food crops
Kew, UK (SPX) Jul 23, 2013
Global efforts to adapt staple foods like rice, wheat and potato to climate change have been given a major boost today as new research shows the whereabouts of their wild cousins. These wild relations could offer beneficial qualities to help major crops become more productive and resilient in the face of future climates and new threats. This new analysis assesses 29 of the world's most important food crops and reveals severe threats to just over half of their wild relatives, as they are not adequa ... read more
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CLIMATE SCIENCE

Tropical ecosystems regulate variations in Earth's carbon dioxide levels
The study, published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, found that a temperature anomaly of just 1+ C (in near surface air temperatures in the tropics) leads to a 3.5-Pe ... more
ICE WORLD

Ancient Antarctic ice got muddy
East Antarctic Ice Sheet repeatedly melted back several hundred miles inland during several warming periods 3 million to 5 million years ago in the Pliocene Epoch, according to a new study in the jo ... more
WEATHER REPORT

New study finds "nighttime heat waves" increasing in Pacific Northwest
A new study has found that heat waves are increasing in the western portions of the Pacific Northwest, but not the kind most people envision, with scorching hot days of temperatures reaching triple ... more
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WEATHER REPORT

Nighttime heat waves quadruple in Pacific Northwest
Nighttime heat waves are becoming more frequent in western Washington and Oregon. And if you don't sleep well in hot weather, this might be a good time to buy a fan, since records show that on avera ... more


EXO LIFE

Exploring the World of Life Underground
Hundreds of millions of kilometers away on Mars, NASA's Curiosity rover is working away looking for clues that a suitable environment for life might once have existed on our desolate neighboring pla ... more
WATER WORLD

First global atlas of marine plankton reveals remarkable underwater world
Under the microscope, they look like they could be from another planet, but these microscopic organisms inhabit the depths of our oceans in nearly infinite numbers. To begin to identify where, ... more
FLORA AND FAUNA

Current efforts will not save the world's most endangered cat
Almost 100 million euros has been spent so far on conservation efforts for the last 250 remaining Iberian lynxes in the wild. But the charismatic species is likely to go extinct within 50 years beca ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
UAE's Masdar to build $125-million wind farm in Oman

Shaky Japanese economy hit by growing trade deficit

Italy keen to take a fast boat to China

Beijing's focus on coal lost in haze of smog: experts

Areva names number two Knoche as interim CEO

Soft Cost Reduction Through Power Electronics

Aquion Energy Unveils Next Generation of AHI Battery Technology

WATER WORLD

From obscurity to dominance: Tracking the rapid evolutionary rise of ray-finned fish
Mass extinctions, like lotteries, result in a multitude of losers and a few lucky winners. This is the story of one of the winners, a small, shell-crushing predatory fish called Fouldenia, which fir ... more
WATER WORLD

Rapid upper ocean warming linked to declining aerosols
They partly attribute the observed warming, and preceding cooling trends to ocean circulation changes induced by global greenhouse gas emissions and aerosols predominantly generated in the Northern ... more
FLORA AND FAUNA

Populations of grassland butterflies decline almost 50 percent over two decades
Grassland butterflies have declined dramatically between 1990 and 2011. This has been caused by intensifying agriculture and a failure to properly manage grassland ecosystems, according to a report ... more

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FLORA AND FAUNA

Czech police crack rhinoceros horn smuggling ring
Czech authorities said Tuesday they had cracked an international gang smuggling horns of rare white rhinoceroses from South Africa to Asia, where they are prized in traditional medicine. ... more
INTERN DAILY

American detained in China amid pharma probe: official
An American has been detained in China, a US embassy official said on Tuesday, as Chinese authorities continue a probe into corruption by multinational pharmaceutical companies. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
U.S Navy sending Aegis-equipped destroyers to Japan

Japan deputy PM directly urges China to hold summit

Russia spy plane intercepted in NATO airspace: alliance

China ponders action against Hong Kong stars

Iraq's Yazidis facing 'attempted genocide': UN

USAF looks at commercial satellite control networks

Iraqi Kurds agree reinforcements for embattled Kobane

DEMOCRACY

BJP functionary hacked to death in Tamil Nadu
Police in India's Tamil Nadu state are hunting the killers of a senior Hindu nationalist who was hacked to death at his home. ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW

Quake shatters migrants' dream of better life for son
Less than six months after Dong Kong's parents finally made the long journey to Shanghai to try to give him a better life, the boy was dead - killed in China's twin earthquakes. ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW

China quake survivors bury their dead
The traumatised survivors of two shallow earthquakes that killed at least 94 people in China began burying their dead Tuesday, as they struggled with the devastation left behind. ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW
More steam in Fukushima reactor building: TEPCO

Fukushima steam still baffling: TEPCO

The best defense against catastrophic storms: Mother Nature, say Stanford researchers


SHAKE AND BLOW
Unusual material expands dramatically under pressure

Magnets make droplets dance

Milikelvins drive droplet evaporation


SHAKE AND BLOW
First atlas on oceanic plankton

Carnegie Mellon-Developed Chemicals That Break Down Water Contaminants Pass Safety Test

NUS researchers developed world's first water treatment techniques using apple and tomato peels


SHAKE AND BLOW
New iceberg theory points to areas at risk of rapid disintegration

Ancient Antarctic ice got muddy

Russia blocks bid for Antarctic sanctuary: NGOs

WOOD PILE

Loss of African woodland may impact on climate
Deforestation in parts of Africa could be reversed with changes to land use, a study suggests. A more strategic approach to managing trees across the continent could have a positive impact on the ch ... more
WATER WORLD

NUS researchers developed world's first water treatment techniques using apple and tomato peels
One of the most crucial problems affecting the world today is the scarcity of potable water. In a bid to make clean water available at low cost, Mr Ramakrishna Mallampati, a PhD candidate at the Nat ... more
WATER WORLD

Carnegie Mellon-Developed Chemicals That Break Down Water Contaminants Pass Safety Test
A family of molecules developed at Carnegie Mellon University to break down pollutants in water is one step closer to commercial use. Study results published online in the journal Green Chemistry sh ... more
WOOD PILE

Most flammable boreal forests in North America become more so
A 2,000-square-kilometer zone in the Yukon Flats of interior Alaska - one of the most flammable high-latitude regions of the world, according to scientists - has seen a dramatic increase in both the ... more
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Proton-M Lofts Express-AM6 Satellite

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Cosmic rays threaten future deep-space astronaut missions

POLARBEAR seeks cosmic answers in microwave polarization

Big Black Holes Can Block New Stars

EARLY EARTH

Geochemical 'fingerprints' leave evidence that megafloods eroded steep gorge

WOOD PILE

Black Bears Return to Missouri Indicates Healthy Forests

FARM NEWS

Scientists sound new warning for arsenic in rice

SHAKE AND BLOW

At least 89 dead in China earthquakes: state media

WATER WORLD

Scotland backs Hebrides conservation area despite fishing objections

DEMOCRACY

Outside View: U.S. should step back in Egypt, elsewhere

SHAKE AND BLOW

New study ignites debate over Indonesia's mud volcano

DISASTER MANAGEMENT

More steam in Fukushima reactor building: TEPCO

FLORA AND FAUNA

Wolf found in Netherlands, first for 150 years

FLORA AND FAUNA

Missing lynx: Climate change to wipe out rarest cat

Haze from Indonesian fires returns to Malaysia

More than 1,000 displaced by northern Mexico rains

Whale meat ship returns to Iceland

eWarming of deep oceans said holding climate change steady

'Wild Swans' author Jung Chang speaks of China dream

Wealthy Chinese fork out for high-class etiquette

Rescuers battle to find China quake survivors

Chinese man kills one-child policy officials: media

US says bombs dropped on Australia reef to avoid boats

Burundi's longest cholera epidemic kills at least 17

Evolutionary changes could aid fisheries

Irish Potato Famine-Causing Pathogen Even More Virulent Now

Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Widespread in Hudson River, Study Finds

Stanford researchers reveal great white sharks' fuel for oceanic voyages: liver oil

Maize trade disruption could have global ramifications

Why crop rotation works

Man in wheelchair detonates device at Beijing airport: state media

Chinese scientists report simple method of producing stem cells

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who has the lowest noise of them all

Harvesting electricity from the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide

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