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September 20, 2013
WOOD PILE
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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WATER WORLD

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
BLUE SKY

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
FARM NEWS

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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FLORA AND FAUNA

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


FARM NEWS

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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TECTONICS

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
ICE WORLD

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
24/7 Energy News Coverage
What a Star Wars laser bullet really looks like

Cheaper silicon means cheaper solar cells

Electronics industry gets 2 ways to snoop on self-organizing molecules

Cooling with molecules

Strengthening thin-film bonds with ultrafast data collection

Special UO microscope captures defects in nanotubes

Quantum holograms as atomic scale memory keepsake

WATER WORLD

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
FARM NEWS

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
INTERN DAILY

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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FLORA AND FAUNA

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
CLIMATE SCIENCE

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
Aerostat surveillance system being evaluated by CBP

Intelsat General To Study Commercialization of USAF Satellites

Russian Bank Offers 5 Billion Rubles for GLONASS

ESA spaceplane progressing towards Vega launch

BAE Systems Australia producing more missile decoy systems

Turkish cruise missile tipped for F-35

US-led strikes kill more than 500 militants in Syria

FARM NEWS

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
WATER WORLD

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
DISASTER MANAGEMENT

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
DISASTER MANAGEMENT
U.N. condemns Australia's treatment of refugees

Indian police arrest politicians over communal violence

Japan PM Abe demands end to Fukushima leaks


DISASTER MANAGEMENT
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


DISASTER MANAGEMENT
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


DISASTER MANAGEMENT
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

FARM NEWS

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
WATER WORLD

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
WATER WORLD

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
WEATHER REPORT

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
Space News from SpaceDaily.com
China launches first mission to moon and back

Two families of comets found around nearby star

Organic molecules in Titan's atmosphere are intriguingly skewed

U.S. holds test on Aegis tracking capability

Thales providing satcom capability to Qatar

NASA uses ultra-black nano-coating for solar coronagraph

Cosmonauts complete 3rd EVA for October

DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Magnitude 5.3 earthquake rocks Japan's Fukushima prefecture

SHAKE AND BLOW

More than 15,000 flee volcano in Indonesia

ICE WORLD

Armed Russian guards lock up activists on ship: Greenpeace

SHAKE AND BLOW

Hurricane hits Mexico, 58 missing in mudslide

CLIMATE SCIENCE

Australia abolishes climate change commission

DEMOCRACY

Amid crisis, Egyptians fear return to security state

EPIDEMICS

AIDS epidemic's end by 2030 seen: UN official

DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Washington gunman 'hunted' victims: FBI

DISASTER MANAGEMENT

New Technology can Detect Heartbeats in Rubble

WOOD PILE

Mangroves bring wildlife back to Senegal coast

Beluga whales create art in Japan aquarium

Flooded Acapulco hit by looting as tourists airlifted

Overfishing of sharks endangers reefs: Australian study

Obama urges new gun laws, swift Congress action unlikely

Japan PM Abe demands end to Fukushima leaks

Water supply a problem for New Delhi's poor

Pentagon chief holds talks with Egyptian army chief: Pentagon

Rhino poaching 'kingpin' arrested in South Africa

Mudslide buries village as Hurricane Manuel lashes Mexico

Indian police arrest politicians over communal violence

New storms loom as tourists seek Acapulco exit

Hong Kong couple jailed for 'inhumane' abuse of Indonesian maid

Russia arrests Greenpeace Arctic activists, fires warning shots

Google promises new thinking for health company

PNG makes BHP liable for environmental damage from mine

Colorado floods death toll revised down

US military missed 'red flags' about gunman: Hagel

Bo Xilai verdict to be issued Sunday: Chinese court

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

Algae Biofuel Can Cut CO2 Emissions by up to 68 Percent Compared to Petrol

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