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September 15, 2013
Gas flaring and household stoves speed Arctic thaw
Laxenburg, Austria (SPX) Sep 16, 2013
Gas flaring by the oil industry and smoke from residential burning contributes more black carbon pollution to Arctic than previously thought-potentially speeding the melting of Arctic sea ice and contributing to the fast rate of warming in the region. The new study, published in the journal Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics by researchers at IIASA and in Norway, Finland, and Russia, finds that gas flaring from oil extraction in the Arctic accounts for 42% of the black carbon concentrations in the ... read more
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Jurassic jaws: How ancient crocodiles flourished during the age of the dinosaurs
New research has revealed the hidden past of crocodiles, showing for the first time how these fierce reptiles evolved and survived in a dinosaur dominated world. While most modern crocodiles l ... more

Hottest days in some parts of Europe have warmed 4 times more than the global average
Some of the hottest days and coldest nights in parts of Europe have warmed more than four times the global average change since 1950, according to a new paper by researchers from the Grantham Resear ... more

Next generation sequencing reveals absence of DNA in sub fossilized insects
It is hardly possible to talk about fossil insects in amber without the 1993 movie Jurassic Park entering the debate. The idea of recreating dinosaurs by extracting DNA from insects in amber has hel ... more
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Micro-gels from tiny Arctic and Antarctic ice algae play an important role in polar ocean carbon budgets
A community of microscopic algae and bacteria thrives within the Arctic and Antarctic pack ice. These ice-organisms are adapted to growing on the ice crystal surfaces and within a labyrinth of chann ... more


Pacific humpback whale abundance higher in British Columbia
Humpback whale populations are on the rise in the coastal fjords of British Columbia, doubling in size from 2004 to 2011, according to results published September 18 in the open access journal PLOS ... more
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An unprecedented threat to Peru's cloud forests
Peru's cloud forests are some of the most biologically diverse ecosystems in the world. A profusion of tree and plant species as well as one third of Peru's mammal, bird and frog species make their ... more

Climate Change May Speed Up Forests' Life Cycles
Many climate studies have predicted that tree species will respond to global warming by migrating via seed dispersal to cooler climates. But a new study of 65 different species in 31 eastern states ... more
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Researchers identify ancient ancestor of tulip tree line
The modern-day tulip tree, state tree of Indiana as well as Kentucky and Tennessee, can trace its lineage back to the time of the dinosaurs, according to newly published research by an Indiana Unive ... more

Surprising underwater-sounds: Humpback whales also spend their winter in Antarctica
Biologists and physicists from the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research, found out that not all of the Southern Hemisphere humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae ... more

Ants turn unwelcome lodgers into a useful standing army
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Rainfall in South Pacific Was More Variable Before 20th Century
A new reconstruction of climate in the South Pacific during the past 446 years shows rainfall varied much more dramatically before the start of the 20th century than after. The finding, based on an ... more

Egypt journalist faces military court over 'lies'
An Egyptian journalist on Sunday appeared before a military court, accused of spreading lies about the army's campaign against militants in the Sinai Peninsula. ... more
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Under junta rule, Thailand pivots towards China

Reality check for Putin after Turkey shoots down plane

Chinese, Lao leaders mark successful launch of communication satellite

US Engine Dilemma: No Space Without Moscow

Japan rocket launches its first commercial satellite

China's scientific satellites to enter uncharted territory


Hurricane, tropical storm combine to kill 19 in Mexico
Hurricane Ingrid and Tropical Storm Manuel triggered rain, landslides and floods on Mexico's east and west coasts Sunday, killing at least 19 people and forcing thousands to evacuate before landfall. ... more

Colorado floods leave 500 unaccounted for
The water-soaked US state of Colorado saw more rainfall Sunday that threatened to slow the search for the 500 people unaccounted for after several days of massive flooding. ... more

Britain "not relevant" in political reform: Hong Kong chief
Hong Kong's leader Sunday scoffed at calls by a British minister for greater democratic freedoms in the city, dismissing London's views as "irrelevant". ... more
U.N. condemns Australia's treatment of refugees

Japan to boost surveys off Fukushima: report

Iranian telegraph operator, first to propose earthquake early warning system

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

Japan seeds clouds to boost Tokyo rain

Deep-ocean carbon sinks

Libya's beleaguered government faces water threat

Warming Antarctic seas likely to impact on krill habitats

Change of Venue for NASA's IceBridge Antarctic Operations

Arctic ice shrinking in volume, too: ESA


Costa Concordia salvage operation to go ahead
Italian officials have given the go-ahead for an unprecedented salvage operation to lift the 114,500-ton Costa Concordia cruise ship from its side on Monday. ... more

Mexico evacuates 5,000 ahead of Hurricane Ingrid
Mexican authorities evacuated about 5,000 people as Hurricane Ingrid gained strength and threatened to lash Mexico with heavy rains and floods when it is set to make landfall Monday. ... more

NASA sends drones to track hurricanes' secrets
A pair of converted military drones are the US space agency's newest tools for tracking hurricanes and tropical storms, with the aim of improving forecasters' ability to predict them. ... more

Colorado floods leave hundreds unaccounted for
Emergency workers in a massive effort to rescue stranded flood victims in Colorado, where more than 500 people are still unaccounted for, braced for a fresh pounding from storms Sunday. ... more
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Death toll in Colorado floods rises to four


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Global warming threatens Sweden's highest peak: researcher

Prominent liberal businessman arrested in China

Japan deep sea drilling boat casts off to find quakes

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Algeria's ailing president heads for showdown with spy chief

Jumping insect has first 'mechanical gears' found in nature

Venezuela's press faces closures as newsprint runs out

Scientists say 'big bang' of life eons ago fits theory of evolution

Libya's beleaguered government faces water threat

Paleorivers across Sahara may have supported ancient human migration routes

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Orangutans plan their future route and communicate it to others

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Scripps Research Institute scientists solve century-old chemistry problem

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