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August 14, 2013
Melting water's lubricating effect on glaciers has only 'minor' role in future sea-level rise
Bristol, UK (SPX) Aug 14, 2013
Scientists had feared that melt-water which trickles down through the ice could dramatically speed up the movement of glaciers as it acts as a lubricant between the ice and the ground it moves over. But in a paper published in PNAS, a team led by scientists from the University of Bristol found it is likely to have a minor role in sea-level rise compared with other effects like iceberg production and surface melt. The results of computer modelling, based on fieldwork observations in Greenland ... read more
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Seasonal CO2 range expanding as more is added to Earth's atmosphere
Levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere rise and fall each year as plants, through photosynthesis and respiration, take up the gas in spring and summer, and release it in fall and winter. N ... more

Scientists look into Earth's "Deep Time" to predict future effects of climate change
Climate change alters the way in which species interact with one another--a reality that applies not just to today or to the future, but also to the past, according to a paper published by a team of ... more

Climate benefit for cutting soot, methane smaller than previous estimates
Cutting the amount of short-lived, climate-warming emissions such as soot and methane in our skies won't limit global warming as much as previous studies have suggested, a new analysis shows. The st ... more
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Greenland ice is melting - also from below
The Greenland ice sheet is melting from below, caused by a high heat flow from the mantle into the lithosphere. This influence is very variable spatially and has its origin in an exceptionally thin ... more


Study finds novel worm community affecting methane release in ocean
Scientists have discovered a super-charged methane seep in the ocean off New Zealand that has created its own unique food web, resulting in much more methane escaping from the ocean floor into the w ... more

Brain's flexible hub network helps humans adapt
One thing that sets humans apart from other animals is our ability to intelligently and rapidly adapt to a wide variety of new challenges - using skills learned in much different contexts to inform ... more

Taking a 360-degree View of Water
Escaping from the ocean, then surfing on clouds until taking that fateful fall back to Earth, water is on a journey. NASA's new short film "Water Falls" invites the public along for the ride as scie ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Court deals setback to South Africa's nuclear ambitions

Study offers new theoretical approach to describing non-equilibrium phase transitions

First-ever direct observation of chiral currents in quantum Hall atomic simulation

Graphene withstands high pressure, may aid in desalination

Indian Space Agency Comes Up With an App Indicating Solar Power Potential

UCI physicists design 2-D materials that conduct electricity at almost the speed of light

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Simulating flow from volcanoes and oil spills
Some time around 37,000 BCE a massive volcano erupted in the Campanian region of Italy, blanketing much of Europe with ash, stunting plant growth and possibly dooming the Neanderthals. While our pre ... more

Newly discovered bacterial partnership changes ocean chemistry
In a discovery that further demonstrates just how unexpected and unusual nature can be, scientists have found two strains of bacteria whose symbiotic relationship is unlike anything seen before. Lon ... more

China issues guidelines to prevent wrong court judgements
China for the first time has issued guidelines aimed at preventing wrongful or unjust court judgements in response to high-profile judicial scandals, state media reported Tuesday. ... more

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Philippine rescuers race to help typhoon-hit towns
Philippine rescuers searched isolated towns devastated by deadly Typhoon Utor on Tuesday as barefoot children stood among ruined homes, but early preparations appeared to have avoided mass casualties. ... more

Typhoon Utor brings gales to Hong Kong on way to China
Offices and public transport shut down in Hong Kong Wednesday as Typhoon Utor brought gales and heavy rain to the Chinese city after leaving four dead in the Philippines. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Northrop to integrate missile countermeasure systems for Air Force, Navy

Lockheed flies long-range endurance test flights of Fury unmanned aircraft

China convicts US woman held for 'spying'

US missile system in S.Korea operational soon: US admiral

U.S. Air Force test-launches antiballistic missile from California

N.Korea's Kim must come to 'his senses': US admiral

'All on me:' US admiral takes blame in carrier to N.Korea fiasco


Hackers attack exiled Tibet government website
Hackers have attacked the Tibetan government-in-exile's Chinese-language website, installing an unidentified piece of malware which could have compromised the computers of users, a spokesman and a security expert said Tuesday. ... more

Poachers shoot dead rhino in Kenyan capital park
Gunmen have shot dead a white rhino in Nairobi's national park, a brazen raid in one of the best guarded sites in Kenya, wildlife officials said Tuesday. ... more

Philippine refiner claims responsibility for diesel spill
The Philippines' largest oil refiner Petron Corp. has claimed responsibility for a huge diesel spill that shut down parts of Manila Bay's vital fishing industry, threatening the livelihoods of tens of thousands. ... more
Fukushima operator pumps out toxic groundwater

Legacy of 1986 Chernobyl disaster seen in impact on region's forests

Dark tourism brings light to disaster zones

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Large Area Picosecond Photodetectors push timing envelope

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Newly discovered bacterial partnership changes ocean chemistry

Tahiti: A very hot biodiversity hot spot in the Pacific

Study finds novel worm community affecting methane release in ocean

Ice ages only thanks to feedback

Arctic sea-ice loss has widespread effects on wildlife

Greenpeace challenges Rosneft vessel in Arctic waters


Floods in Nepal kill seven
A flooded river swept away part of a small village in northeastern Nepal on Tuesday, killing seven people, a local police official said. ... more

Russian missing on Indonesian volcano
A Russian hiker has been missing since the weekend after trying to climb Indonesia's most active volcano, an official said on Tuesday. ... more

New Zealand PM to make milk scare apology in China
New Zealand Prime Minister John Key said Tuesday he will visit Beijing later this year to personally apologise to Chinese consumers over the Fonterra milk botulism scare. ... more

Japan tsunami ship to be scrapped
A fishing boat that was swept far inland by the 2011 tsunami in Japan and became one of the most poignant symbols of the disaster is to be scrapped, authorities said Tuesday. ... more
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Greenpeace challenges Rosneft vessel in Arctic waters


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Indonesia volcano spews more ash as hundreds evacuated


Deadly Typhoon Utor strikes Philippines

Sudan flood victims hits 150,000 and rising: UN

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Walker's World: Scotland's year of decision

Norway says no to Apple request to photograph Oslo for 3-D maps

Find indicates Neanderthals capable of making sophisticated bone tools

China sentences two to death over Xinjiang unrest: Xinhua

Record temperature as Japan heatwave takes toll

6.1 magnitude quake in norther Peru: authorities

Beijing man builds rock villa on top of apartment tower

Boom in city beekeeping may not help, could hurt Brit honeybee decline

Strangers invade the homes of giant bacteria

UI researcher finds human activity muddies causes of Texas floods

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New proto-mammal fossil sheds light on evolution of earliest mammals

Study explores effects of review setting on scientific peer review

NASA satellites used to predict zebra migrations

Egypt group claims militants killed by Israel, Egypt denies

Philippines braces for Typhoon Utor

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