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September 11, 2013
WATER WORLD
Deep-ocean carbon sinks
Iowa City IA (SPX) Sep 11, 2013
Although microbes that live in the so-called "dark ocean"-below a depth of some 600 feet where light doesn't penetrate-may not absorb enough carbon to curtail global warming, they do absorb considerable amounts of carbon and merit further study. That is one of the findings of a paper published in the International Society of Microbial Ecology (ISME) Journal by Tim Mattes, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering in the University of Iowa College of Engineering, and his colleagues ... read more
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TECTONICS

Beneath Earth's surface, scientists find long 'fingers' of heat
Scientists seeking to understand the forces at work beneath the surface of the Earth have used seismic waves to detect previously unknown "fingers" of heat, some of them thousands of miles long, in ... more
FLORA AND FAUNA

Protecting 17 percent of Earth's land could save two-thirds of plant species
Protecting key regions that comprise just 17 percent of Earth's land may help preserve more than two-thirds of its plant species, according to a new Duke University-led study by an international tea ... more
WATER WORLD

Rising reuse of wastewater in forecast but world lacks data
Amid growing competition for freshwater from industry and cities, coupled with a rising world shortage of potash, nitrogen and phosphorus, an international study predicts a rapid increase in the use ... more
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FLORA AND FAUNA

Pico-world of molecular bioscavengers, mops and sponges being designed
Computer-designed proteins that can recognize and interact with small biological molecules are now a reality. Scientists have succeeded in creating a protein molecule that can be programmed to unite ... more


WEATHER REPORT

Global warming has increased risk of record heat
Drought shriveled crops in the Midwest, massive wildfires raged in the West and East Coast cities sweltered. The summer of 2012 was a season of epic proportions, especially July, the hottest month i ... more
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Report reveals missed opportunities to save water and energy
Water and wastewater managers are missing substantial opportunities to save energy and money, according to a report published Wednesday (Sept. 4) by Water in the West, a research center at Stanford ... more
FARM NEWS

Overgrazing turning parts of Mongolian Steppe into desert
Overgrazing by millions of sheep and goats is the primary cause of degraded land in the Mongolian Steppe, one of the largest remaining grassland ecosystems in the world, Oregon State University rese ... more
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Magnetic fields make the excitons go 'round

New 'star' shaped molecule breakthrough

Penn research helps uncover mechanism behind solid-solid phase transitions

Uncovering the forbidden side of molecules

Chemical bond between a superheavy element and a carbon atom established

UChicago-Argonne National Lab team improves solar-cell efficiency

Britain's blockbuster nuclear deal to get EU nod

WATER WORLD

Clues in coral bleaching mystery
Coral reefs are tremendously important for ocean biodiversity, as well as for the economic and aesthetic value they provide to their surrounding communities. Unfortunately they have been in great de ... more
WOOD PILE

400-year study finds Northeast forests resilient, changing
A joint Harvard-Smithsonian study released in the journal PLOS ONE reveals how much - and how little - Northeastern forests have changed after centuries of intensive land use. A hike through ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW

New model of Earth's interior reveals clues to hotspot volcanoes
Scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, have detected previously unknown channels of slow-moving seismic waves in Earth's upper mantle, a discovery that helps explain "hotspot volcanoe ... more
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Scientists confirm existence of largest single volcano on earth
A University of Houston (UH) professor led a team of scientists to uncover the largest single volcano yet documented on Earth. Covering an area roughly equivalent to the British Isles or the state o ... more
FLORA AND FAUNA

US bars sale, trade of white rhino horns
The last remaining species of rhinoceros that is not endangered will receive new US protection due to an intensifying poaching crisis, federal wildlife officials said Tuesday. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
US, Arab allies bomb IS jihadists in Syria

British PM to hold first direct talks with Iran's president since 1979

Damascus says was informed by US of air strikes on IS

China jails Uighur scholar for life for 'separatism': lawyer

Dead or alive? Rumours swirl again over Boko Haram leader

US says no 'trading' nuclear concessions for Iran help on IS

Pakistani Kashmiris want India border opened for flood relief

SHAKE AND BLOW

Tropical storm Gabrielle heads for Bermuda: forecasters
Bermuda braced for a close encounter with tropical storm Gabrielle, on track to hit or pass closely by the popular vacation spot by early Wednesday, US forecasters said Tuesday. ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Australia reiterates tough asylum boat policy
Australia's new government said it will make good on its promise to crack down on asylum seeker boat arrivals and people smugglers. ... more
WATER WORLD

'La Nada' Pacific ocean patterns make forecasting difficult
U.S. scientists say satellite observation show a neutral near-normal sea-surface height condition dubbed "La Nada" has stubbornly persisted for 16 months. ... more
WATER WORLD
U.N. condemns Australia's treatment of refugees

Australia reiterates tough asylum boat policy

Niger asks for foreign help for flood victims


WATER WORLD
Lab-made complexes are "sun sponges"

Physicists pinpoint key property of material that both conducts and insulates

Using x-ray vision to detect unseen gold


WATER WORLD
Japan seeds clouds to boost Tokyo rain

Report reveals missed opportunities to save water and energy

Rising reuse of wastewater in forecast but world lacks data


WATER WORLD
Warming Antarctic seas likely to impact on krill habitats

Change of Venue for NASA's IceBridge Antarctic Operations

Penn Study Finds Earlier Peak for Spain's Glaciers

FIRE STORM

Dozens of bushfires flare in Australia
Dozens of bushfires erupted in Australia on Tuesday with six firefighters injured battling fierce infernos in western Sydney that destroyed two homes and which officials said could signal a difficult summer. ... more
FLORA AND FAUNA

Logging, herbicides harm Monarch butterfly: study
The Monarch butterfly population is shrinking due to illegal logging in Mexican forests and herbicides used in Canada and the United States along its migration route, said a study out Monday. ... more
CARBON WORLDS

Giant white diamond could fetch $35mn in Hong Kong: Sotheby's
A 118.28-carat white diamond, set to break records, is to go under the hammer in Hong Kong in October, auction house Sotheby's said Tuesday. ... more
FLORA AND FAUNA

Biodiversity in Ontario's Great Lakes region may be greater than we thought
Branched Bartonia (Bartonia paniculata), a threatened species, is a spindly annual plant that grows to 40 cm tall and has tiny white flowers. Researchers at Trent University compared genetic data fr ... more
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CLIMATE SCIENCE

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ICE WORLD

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TECTONICS

Earthquakes and tectonics in Pamir Tien Shan

WOOD PILE

New technique for measuring tree growth cuts down on research time

FARM NEWS

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FARM NEWS

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FIRE STORM

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