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September 20, 2013
Tropical forest carbon absorption may hinge on an odd couple
Princeton NJ (SPX) Sep 20, 2013
A unique housing arrangement between a specific group of tree species and a carbo-loading bacteria may determine how well tropical forests can absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, according to a Princeton University-based study. The findings suggest that the role of tropical forests in offsetting the atmospheric buildup of carbon from fossil fuels depends on tree diversity, particularly in forests recovering from exploitation. Tropical forests thrive on natural nitrogen fertilizer pumped int ... read more
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CO2-hungry microbes might short-circuit the marine foodweb
Do the smallest plankton organisms determine the future of the ocean? A five-week long field experiment of the European Project on Ocean Acidification (EPOCA) shows that pico- and nanophytoplankton ... more

Lawrence Livermore study finds human activity affects vertical structure of atmospheric temperature
Human influences have directly impacted the latitude/altitude pattern of atmospheric temperature. That is the conclusion of a new report by scientists from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and ... more

Sensors allow for efficient irrigation, give growers more control over plant growth
As water use and runoff regulations become more stringent and concerns about dwindling water supplies become more of an issue, finding ways to increase the efficiency of water use for horticultural ... more
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Mantas, devil rays butchered for apothecary trade now identifiable
Since dried filters from the mouths of filter-feeding rays hit apothecary shop menus in Asia - the thought being that eating ground-up filters will cleanse one's liver - there's been no way to know ... more


Urban agriculture: The potential and challenges of producing food in cities
In many cities around the world, patrons of high-end restaurants want quality food that is flavorful and fresh. To satisfy their guests, chefs are looking closer and closer to home - to locally grow ... more
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Subduction channel processes: New progress in plate tectonic theory
The plate tectonic theory has been primarily developed in three stages. (1) From continental drift and seafloor spreading to oceanic subduction, laying a physical foundation of the plate tecto ... more

Unprecedented rate and scale of ocean acidification found in the Arctic
Acidification of the Arctic Ocean is occurring faster than projected according to new findings published in the journal PLoS One. The increase in rate is being blamed on rapidly melting sea ice, a p ... more
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Africa could quadruple green energy production by 2030: report

China appetite for pricey contemporary art 'suddenly evaporates'

World Bank trims Asia forecast but says no China hard landing

Nuclear power plants warned on cyber security

France seeking Asian investors for Areva-EDF reactor unit

Shell starts new work offshore Nigeria

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Online citizen scientists: Classify plankton images
Today, an online citizen-science project launches called "Plankton Portal" was created by researchers at the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (RSMAS) in colla ... more

Different forage affects beef cattle weight, taste
Cattle are what they eat. The forage - grasses and other plants - beef cattle eat affects the nutrition and tastiness of the meat. Clemson University animal science researchers report that steers gr ... more

Intelligent use of electronic data helps the medicine go down
Electronic data routinely gathered in hospitals can be used as a warning system for missed doses of prescribed medicine and making improvements to patient safety, says a new study. A team from ... more
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To touch the microcosmos
What if you could reach through a microscope to touch and feel the microscopic structures under the lens? In a breakthrough that may usher in a new era in the exploration of the worlds that are a mi ... more

New world map for overcoming climate change
Using data from the world's ecosystems and predictions of how climate change will impact them, scientists from the Wildlife Conservation Society, the University of Queensland, and Stanford Universit ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Boeing's digital upgrade of B-52s to be completed soon

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GPS III Launch Services RFP Released by Air Force

Space-based missile warning continues expansion

Russia Unveils Plans to Modernize Nuke-Powered Submarines

First Lady to christen U.S. Navy submarine Illinois Saturday

Russian TV forecasts 'good weather for bombing' in Syria


New role for protein family could provide path to how crop traits are modified
Pioneering new research from a team of Indiana University Bloomington biologists has shown for the first time that a protein which has been long known to be critical for the initiation of protein sy ... more

U of M researchers discover early-warning system to prevent fishery collapse
Threats from overfishing can be detected early enough to save fisheries-- and livelihoods --with minimal adjustments in harvesting practices, a new study by researchers in the University of Minnesot ... more

New Technology can Detect Heartbeats in Rubble
When natural disasters or human-made catastrophes topple buildings, search and rescue teams immediately set out to find victims trapped beneath the wreckage. During these missions, time is imperativ ... more
U.N. condemns Australia's treatment of refugees

Indian police arrest politicians over communal violence

Japan PM Abe demands end to Fukushima leaks

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

U of M researchers discover early-warning system to prevent fishery collapse

Water supply a problem for New Delhi's poor

Warming Antarctic seas likely to impact on krill habitats

Change of Venue for NASA's IceBridge Antarctic Operations

Research: Strong winds may contribute to more sea ice in Antarctica


Earthworms can survive and recover after 3-week drought stress
Earthworms are a welcomed sight in many gardens and yards since they can improve soil structure and mixing. But they are hard to find in the drier soils of eastern Colorado where water and organic m ... more

Viruses associated with coral epidemic of "white plague"
They call it the "white plague," and like its black counterpart from the Middle Ages, it conjures up visions of catastrophic death, with a cause that was at first uncertain even as it led to widespr ... more

Overfishing of sharks is harming coral reefs
A team of scientists from Canada and Australia has discovered that a decline in shark populations is detrimental to coral reefs. "Where shark numbers are reduced due to commercial fishing, the ... more

Researchers develop model to correct tornado records
In the wake of deadly tornadoes in Oklahoma this past spring, Florida State University researchers have developed a new statistical model that will help determine whether the risk of tornadoes is in ... more
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Pentagon chief holds talks with Egyptian army chief: Pentagon

Rhino poaching 'kingpin' arrested in South Africa

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Indian police arrest politicians over communal violence

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