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September 17, 2013
FLORA AND FAUNA
Environmental complexity promotes biodiversity
Laxenburg, Austria (SPX) Sep 18, 2013
A new study published in the journal American Naturalist helps explain how spatial variation in natural environments helps spur evolution and give rise to biodiversity. The study, led by McGill University evolutionary biologist Ben Haller in collaboration with IIASA Evolution and Ecology Program Leader Ulf Dieckmann and IIASA researcher Rupert Mazzucco, suggests that a varied environment spurs the evolution of new species and promotes biodiversity by creating places of refuge-"refugia"-for new org ... read more
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WATER WORLD

Unexpected interaction between ocean currents and bacteria
For the first time, researchers have successfully demonstrated an interaction between ocean currents and bacteria: The unexpected interaction leads to the production of vast amounts of nitrogen gas ... more
WATER WORLD

Study explores complex physical oceanography in East China Sea
Just days before a team of researchers from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) and National Taiwan University set out to conduct fieldwork in the East China Sea, Typhoon Morakot-one of the ... more
CLIMATE SCIENCE

Delaying climate policy would triple short-term mitigation costs
Further delay in the implementation of comprehensive international climate policies could substantially increase the short-term costs of climate change mitigation. Global economic growth would ... more
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WATER WORLD

Cilantro, that favorite salsa ingredient, purifies drinking water
Hints that a favorite ingredient in Mexican, Southeast Asian and other spicy cuisine may be an inexpensive new way of purifying drinking water are on the menu today at the 246th National Meeting and ... more


WATER WORLD

Andreas and Thomas testing sample returns at sea
ESA astronauts Andreas Mogensen and Thomas Pesquet are in Florida, USA for a five-day underwater adventure to test tools and practise spacewalks as part of the Seatest mission. Andreas will li ... more
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WATER WORLD

Earth's wobble "fixes" dinner for marine organisms
The cyclic wobble of the Earth on its axis controls the production of a nutrient essential to the health of the ocean, according to a new study in the journal Nature. The discovery of factors that c ... more
WATER WORLD

Tiny plankton could have big impact on climate
As the climate changes and oceans' acidity increases, tiny plankton seem set to succeed. An international team of marine scientists has found that the smallest plankton groups thrive under elevated ... more
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Moventas to service two turbines in Eesti Energia's Aulepa wind park

Businesses go solar to save millions

AREVA signs a contract to manufacture a panel prototype for ITER project

Construction begins on World's Largest Floating Solar Power Plant

New Family of Materials for Energy-Efficient Information Storage and Processing

Officials Celebrate Groundbreaking of Kansas' First Community Solar Array

Launch of Australia's largest solar farm a much-needed bright spot in a tough year

FARM NEWS

The real reason to worry about bees
Honeybees should be on everyone's worry list, and not because of the risk of a nasty sting, an expert on the health of those beneficial insects said here today at the 246th National Meeting and Expo ... more
WOOD PILE

Heavily logged forests still valuable for tropical wildlife
New research has found rainforests that have been logged several times continue to hold substantial value for biodiversity and could have a role in conservation. According to principal investigators ... more
WATER WORLD

Wetlands more cost-effective in nutrient removal, but multiple payments would be of uncertain value
Removing nitrogen from the environment "the natural way" by creating a wetland is a long-term, nutrient-removal solution, more cost effective than upgrading a wastewater treatment plant, but it isn' ... more
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ICE WORLD

Warm Ocean Rapidly Melting Antarctic Ice Shelf from Below
For five years, a scientific expedition tried reaching Pine Island Glacier ice shelf in a remote, wind-ridden corner of Antarctica. The obstacles to get to the ice shelf were extreme, but the scienc ... more
WATER WORLD

Movement of marine life follows speed and direction of climate change
Scientists expect climate change and warmer oceans to push the fish that people rely on for food and income into new territory. Predictions of where and when species will relocate, however, are base ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
UN nuclear watchdog head ups pressure on Iran

Submarine work contract awarded to General Dynamics Electric Boat

Australia facility to tackle chem-bio threats

Raytheon announces full-rate production of Talon rocket

Lockheed Martin partners with Saudi firm for Sniper ATP support facility

Work starts on new patrol vessel for Singapore

Renegade claims jet raid on Libya militia position

FARM NEWS

Model of dangerous bee disease in Jersey provides tool in fight against honeybee infections
Scientists at the University of Warwick have modelled an outbreak of the bee infection American foulbrood in Jersey, using a technique which could be applied to other honeybee diseases such as Europ ... more
WATER WORLD

Research shows denser seagrass beds hold more baby blue crabs
When it comes to nursery habitat, scientists have long known that blue crabs prefer seagrass beds compared to open areas in the same neighborhood. A new study by researchers at the Virginia In ... more
FARM NEWS

Study recommends strategies for improved management of fresh market spinach
Throughout California's fertile central coast region, fresh spinach is a high-production, high-value crop. Spinach can be finicky, requiring sufficient nitrogen fertilizer and irrigation to ensure i ... more
FARM NEWS
U.N. condemns Australia's treatment of refugees

Senate Democrats eye new gun laws, action unlikely

Japan to boost surveys off Fukushima: report


FARM NEWS
Lab-made complexes are "sun sponges"

Physicists pinpoint key property of material that both conducts and insulates

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FARM NEWS
Japan seeds clouds to boost Tokyo rain

Deep-ocean carbon sinks

Alstom opens new hydropower industrial site in China


FARM NEWS
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

FARM NEWS

Flame cultivation promising as weed control method for cranberry
Cranberries are important agricultural commodities in states such as Massachusetts, Wisconsin, New Jersey, Washington, and Oregon. But cranberry-growing operations are challenged by weeds, which com ... more
FARM NEWS

New weapons on the way to battle wicked weeds
A somber picture of the struggle against super-weeds has emerged as scientists described the relentless spread of herbicide-resistant menaces like pigweed and horseweed that shrug off powerful herbi ... more
WATER WORLD

Sewage treatment removes widely used home and garden insecticides from wastewater
Even though sewage treatment plants are not designed to remove tiny amounts of pesticides, they do an excellent job of dealing with the most widely used family of home and garden insecticides. ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW

Indonesian volcano spews towering column of smoke
A volcano in western Indonesia erupted Tuesday for the second time this week, hurling a three-kilometre column of red-hot smoke and ash into the sky and forcing thousands more people to flee their homes. ... more
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Martian meteorite yields more evidence of the possibility of life on Mars

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FROTH AND BUBBLE

Throw away replaces take away for Danish restaurant

DEMOCRACY

China activist still seeks democracy after 50 year fight

FARM NEWS

Brazil's soybean bonanza hampered by choking ports

WATER WORLD

Alstom opens new hydropower industrial site in China

FLORA AND FAUNA

Thai police seize nearly 200 pangolins

WOOD PILE

US slaps high dumping tariffs on Chinese wood products

FARM NEWS

China's hunger for soya more animal than vegetable

DEMOCRACY

Rwanda's ruling party set for parliament election landslide

SHAKE AND BLOW

Airlift launched for tourists in flooded Acapulco

FARM NEWS

Chinese demand fuels record soy crops in South America

Soy rules in Latin America as China, Europe beckon

Senate Democrats eye new gun laws, action unlikely

Amazon deforestation due in part to soybean growing

China announces new submersible craft for deep water research

Death toll from Colorado floods rises to eight

Science supporting abundant, nourishing food for a growing civilization

Plants in space: A novel method for fixing plant tissue samples maximizes time, resources, and data

MSU lands first drone

Carbon farming schemes should consider multiple cobenefits

'Grassroots action' in livestock feeding to help curb global climate change

Australian tarantula venom contains novel insecticide against agricultural pests

UCSB researcher explores relationship between landscape simplification and insecticide use

Typhoon hits Japan as Fukushima operator releases water into sea

Doomed deer freed to feed China's elusive tigers

Africa's 'right-on' whale capital

Mongolia environmentalists held after shot at parliament: reports

Democrats lose out in Macau elections

Rare twin storms batter Mexico, 34 dead

Death toll from Colorado floods rises to seven

Mythical sea creature joins bid to ban bottom trawling

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