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August 20, 2013
WEATHER REPORT
Multifold increase in heat extremes by 2040
Potsdam, Germany (SPX) Aug 20, 2013
Extremes such as the severe heat wave last year in the US or the one 2010 in Russia are likely to be seen much more often in the near future. A few decades ago, they were practically absent. Today, due to man-made climate change monthly heat extremes in summer are already observed on 5 percent of the land area. This is projected to double by 2020 and quadruple by 2040, according to a study by scientists of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) and the Universidad Complutense de M ... read more
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FLORA AND FAUNA

Unearthed: Fossil of history's most successful mammal
The 160 million-year-old fossil of an extinct rodent-like creature from China is helping to explain how multituberculates-the most evolutionarily successful and long-lived mammalian lineage in the f ... more
WATER WORLD

Hydropower poses a threat to Shanghai water
Extensive hydropower development in the upper reaches of China's Yangtze River poses a threat to the future safety of Shanghai's water supply, says a new study. ... more
WATER WORLD

Jordan to launch 'first phase' of Dead Sea canal
Jordan said on Monday it plans to build parts of a project linking the Red Sea to the shrinking Dead Sea that would supply the parched country with desalinated water. ... more
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SHAKE AND BLOW

Clean-up begins after Japan volcano eruption
Clean-up workers Monday started removing a layer of grey ash that spread across a city in southern Japan after a volcano erupted at the weekend, spewing a plume 5,000 metres into the air. ... more


FARM NEWS

How will crops fare under climate change?
The damage scientists expect climate change to do to crop yields can differ greatly depending on which type of model was used to make those projections, according to research based at Princeton Univ ... more
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FLORA AND FAUNA

Warming climate pushes plants up the mountain
In a rare opportunity to directly compare plant communities in the same area now with a survey taken 50 years ago, a University of Arizona-led research team has provided the first on-the-ground evid ... more
ICE WORLD

Earth orbit changes were key to Antarctic warming that ended last ice age
For more than a century scientists have known that Earth's ice ages are caused by the wobbling of the planet's orbit, which changes its orientation to the sun and affects the amount of sunlight reac ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Westinghouse Aims to Bring Benefits of AP1000 Reactors to Western US

'Robo Brain' will teach robots everything from the Internet

Turning waste from rice, parsley and other foods into biodegradable plastic

Process Overcomes Obstacles To Produce Renewable Fuels And Chemicals

The power of salt

Scientists craft atomically seamless semiconductor junctions

Researchers map quantum vortices inside superfluid helium nanodroplets

SHAKE AND BLOW

Slow earthquakes may foretell larger events
Monitoring slow earthquakes may provide a basis for reliable prediction in areas where slow quakes trigger normal earthquakes, according to Penn State geoscientists. "We currently don't have a ... more
WEATHER REPORT

Changing climate may have driven collapse of civilizations in Late Bronze Age
Climate change may have driven the collapse of once-flourishing Eastern Mediterranean civilizations towards the end of the 13th century BC, according to research published in the open access journal ... more
DEMOCRACY

Vietnamese court frees jailed student activist
An appeals court in Vietnam freed a 21-year-old student activist serving a six-year jail term for alleged subversion, Radio Free Asia reported. ... more
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SHAKE AND BLOW

Taiwan battens down after warning about tropical storm
Taiwan evacuated more than 1,000 tourists from an island and deployed troops Tuesday in preparation for the possible arrival of Tropical Storm Trami . ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW

Russia scrambles to contain record floods
Russians in the Far East on Tuesday battled rising floodwaters as authorities evacuated more than 23,000 people from affected areas and scrambled to prevent the outbreak of infections. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
BAE Systems ships carrier hull section to Scotland

Space Command team wins national award

Rebels seize ground as West claims Russia army is in Ukraine

Obama's executive order: computer chip implants to heal injured troops

Japan seeks to double budget for disputed islands patrol

US weighs mission to help besieged Turkmen in Iraq

Iraq forces ready bid to break jihadist siege of Shiite town

ABOUT US

Archaeologists find evidence of separate Neanderthal cultures in Europe
A study of prehistoric hand axes created by Neanderthals shows two distinct cultural traditions in populations in different regions of Europe, researchers say. ... more
FARM NEWS

CORRECTED: New contamination scare hits N. Zealand dairy industry
A new contamination scare hit New Zealand's multi-billion dollar dairy industry on Monday after it was revealed a milk product with excessive nitrate levels had been exported to China. ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW

Philippine floods kill three, paralyse capital
At least three people have died in the Philippines after torrential rain engulfed parts of the main island of Luzon including Manila where neck-deep water swept through homes forcing thousands into emergency shelters. ... more
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Protesters blast Russia's undocumented immigrants detention camps

Fukushima operator pumps out toxic groundwater

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


SHAKE AND BLOW
Space station astronauts to be provided with 3-D printer to make parts

Advancing resistive memory to improve portable electronics

ORNL superconducting wire yields unprecedented performance


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Study finds novel worm community affecting methane release in ocean

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Newly discovered bacterial partnership changes ocean chemistry


SHAKE AND BLOW
Melting water's lubricating effect on glaciers has only 'minor' role in future sea-level rise

Greenland ice is melting - also from below

Improving Understanding of Snowball Earth

FLORA AND FAUNA

Endangered Giant Ibis found in new Cambodia habitat
Jubilant conservationists expressed hope Tuesday for the survival of the critically-endangered Giant Ibis after a nest of the bird species was discovered in a previously unknown habitat in northeastern Cambodia. ... more
EPIDEMICS

Cambodian boy dies from bird flu: WHO
A nine-year-old boy has died from bird flu in Cambodia, the 10th victim this year, the World Health Organisation said Monday, warning that the kingdom's deadliest outbreak of the virus could continue. ... more
ABOUT US

Spread of prehistoric peoples in California tied to environment
Environmental factors have helped shape California's diversity of Indian ethnic-and-language groups in the last 12,000 years, researchers say. ... more
WATER WORLD

Study sees increased risk of flooding in world's coastal cities
Climate change, population and economic growth may increase flood losses in major coastal cities to nine times current levels by 2050, U.K. researchers say. ... more
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FROTH AND BUBBLE

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CARBON WORLDS

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SINO DAILY

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Clash of the mini-titans at China school of rock

SHAKE AND BLOW

China floods death toll passes 100

SINO DAILY

China high-flyer Bo brought low as trial finally nears

ICE WORLD

Antarctic ice core sheds new light on how the last ice age ended

WEATHER REPORT

Extreme weather, climate and the carbon cycle

FARM NEWS

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FLORA AND FAUNA

Successful deployment of an autonomous deep-sea explorer to search for new forms of microbial life

Researchers discover protein that helps plants tolerate drought, flooding, other stresses

Improving Understanding of Snowball Earth

Soil biodiversity crucial to future land management and response to climate change

MRSA strain in humans originally came from cattle

Infectious diseases and climate change intersect with no simple answers

Research effort dates oldest known petroglyphs in North America

Chinese tycoon still hopes to sign Icelandic land deal

Powerful quake jolts major New Zealand cities

More floods expected in Sudan after 53 die

Tajik President Emomali Rahmon sees country's future in hydropower

Coastal cities face rising risk of flood losses: study

Scientists plan to probe 'plumbing' of Mount St. Helens volcano

Study contradicts concept of 'left brain,' 'right-brain' personalities

Russian floods close Trans-Siberian railway

Iraq backs Egypt crackdown on Morsi supporters

Too late to stop extreme heat waves: study

Climate change seen behind ancient civilizations' fall

New rechargeable flow battery enables cheaper, large-scale energy storage

TEPCO reports worst radioactive leak from tank at Japan's Fukushima

NSW Government action on energy efficiency to power up industry

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