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September 23, 2013
Arctic ice melt slows down: NASA
Washington (AFP) Sept 21, 2013
Arctic sea ice melted less this summer and continued to cover a greater expanse than last year's record minimum, NASA data shows. Following unusually cold summer temperatures in the northernmost latitudes, the US space agency said Friday that the sea ice extent shrunk to 1.97 million square miles (5.10 million square kilometers). The analysis was based on September 13 data by NASA and the NASA-supported National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) at the University of Colorado in Boulder. On Se ... read more
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Carbon cleanup would save millions of lives: study
Reducing fossil-fuel emissions to safer levels would save millions of lives annually by the end of the century, a study said on Sunday. ... more

Trail of melting Swiss glacier shows climate change in action
The hour-long walk from the local railway station to the Morteratsch glacier is a winding trek through a valley littered with rocks that the retreating ice left behind. ... more

Fukushima town protests Abe's global promise on crippled plant: reports
A Japanese town abandoned after the Fukushima nuclear accident has protested Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's global promise that the situation of the crippled plant was "under control", papers reported Saturday. ... more
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Russia mulls piracy charge against Greenpeace protesters
Greenpeace activists who scaled an oil platform to protest Arctic drilling could be charged with piracy, Russian investigators said Friday, as border guards began towing their ship to port. ... more


Hotel-style prison awaits China's Bo Xilai: inmates
Fallen high-flyer Bo Xilai can expect hotel-style treatment at a jail for China's political elite, where he will enjoy comfortable surroundings but be constantly monitored by government agents, former prisoners say. ... more
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Mexico looks to rebuild from deadly, costly twin storms
Mexico looked Saturday to the Herculean task of rebuilding after a rare double onslaught of storms, with at least 170 people feared dead in the path of destruction. ... more

Flight chaos as typhoon lashes southern China, killing three
Severe Typhoon Usagi killed at least three people as it smashed into southern China Sunday, shutting down one of the world's busiest sea ports in nearby Hong Kong and throwing flight schedules into disarray. ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
A diamond as the steppingstone to new materials, using plasma physics technology

Columbia engineers create artificial graphene in a nanofabricated semiconductor structure

Rules for superconductivity mirrored in 'excitonic insulator'

Research dispels misconception of superconductivity in niobium compound

U.S. solar power group says it sees headwinds ahead

Bruce Power Contracts Major Industry Suppliers for Steam Generator Replacement Project

Oil-rich Alberta sees momentum for wind energy


Brazil rancher's conviction upheld in US nun's death
A court in Brazil said Friday it upheld the conviction of one of two ranchers blamed for ordering the 2005 murder of US nun and Amazon defender Dorothy Stang. ... more

UN report to point to mounting climate challenge
Scientists will hike pressure next week on the UN's troubled climate talks as they release a report pointing to the dizzying challenge of meeting the international body's target for global warming. ... more

Eerily low on tourists, Acapulco sees water, food shortages
Still reeling from storms that killed more than 170 people in Mexico, Acapulco has evacuated thousands of tourists but now faces water, power and food shortages, officials said Sunday. ... more
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Sri Lanka Tamils win landslide in self-rule vote
Sri Lanka's main Tamil party won a landslide victory Sunday in landmark elections in the battle-scarred north, raising hopes of self-rule for the ethnic minority after decades of war. ... more

S. Africa rhino poaching toll hits record near 700
Poachers have killed a record 688 rhinos in South Africa so far this year, more than the entire number slaughtered in 2012, according to figures issued Sunday, World Rhino Day. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Iran supplied ballistic missile to Yemen rebels: US

Lockheed Martin successfully fired their new anti-ship missile

First GPS 3 satellite receives commands from new OCX ground control segment

EU launches defence pact it calls 'bad news for enemies'

China, S. Korea eye warmer ties following tensions

Putin, Trump discuss N Korea in phone call

Boeing to support Air Force's minuteman program


More than 100 killed in Mexico landslides, flooding: official
More than 100 people have been killed and scores are missing in landslides and flooding caused by heavy rain in Mexico, a senior government official said late Friday. ... more

Experts to probe deaths of 64 elephants in Zimbabwe park
Zimbabwean wildlife authorities will dispatch a team of experts to the country's largest game park Saturday to investigate the poisoning deaths of 64 elephants, an official said. ... more

Obama: Navy Yard shooting must inspire gun law change
President Barack Obama used a memorial service for the victims of America's latest mass shooting on Sunday to make another impassioned appeal to reform gun ownership laws. ... more
U.N. condemns Australia's treatment of refugees

Obama: Navy Yard shooting must inspire gun law change

Fukushima town protests Abe's global promise on crippled plant: reports

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

Earth's wobble "fixes" dinner for marine organisms

Unexpected interaction between ocean currents and bacteria

Warming Antarctic seas likely to impact on krill habitats

Change of Venue for NASA's IceBridge Antarctic Operations

Russia mulls piracy charge against Greenpeace protesters


UN climate report will not sway US deniers: experts
The upcoming UN report on climate change is not likely to rattle US deniers of global warming who hold sway in the halls of power, experts say. ... more

Blog crackdown chills China's political debate
A government-backed campaign to assert greater control over social media has lead to increased self-censorship by some of China's most influential bloggers, chilling political discourse in the country. ... more

Poverty seen behind Venezuela's rising youth crime
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro says imports of U.S. comics and television cartoons are to blame for a continuing upsurge in youth crime, but analysts say evidence suggests otherwise. ... more

Bo Xilai sentenced to life in prison: court
Fallen Chinese political star Bo Xilai was sentenced by a court to life in prison Sunday, following a sensational scandal that culminated in the country's highest-profile trial in decades. ... more
Space News from
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Boeing tapped to sustain Space-Based Space Surveillance system

NASA uses AI to uncover eighth planet circling distant star

Lockheed Martin and NEC to Enhance Satellites, Space Travel with Artificial Intelligence

No alien 'signals' from cigar-shaped asteroid: researchers

RS-25 Engine Test is Giant Step for 3-D Printing

NanoRacks Integrates Largest New Shepard Payload Manifest to Date


Chinese star power enlisted to battle rhino poaching


Four new species of 'legless lizards' discovered living on the edge


Disarming HIV With a "Pop"


31 percent of timber, mining, agriculture concessions in 12 nations overlap with local land rights


The secret life of underground microbes: Plant root microbiomes rule the world


Antibacterial products fuel resistant bacteria in streams and rivers


Vietnam estimates to lose 1 and half percent of GDP due to disasters


Projected climate change in West Africa not likely to worsen malaria situation


Vaccinating cattle against E. coli O157 could cut human cases of infection by 85 percent


A century of human impact on Arctic climate indicated by new models, historic aerosol data

Model organism gone wild

Different forage affects beef cattle weight, taste

New role for protein family could provide path to how crop traits are modified

Earthworms can survive and recover after 3-week drought stress

Mantas, devil rays butchered for apothecary trade now identifiable

Overfishing of sharks is harming coral reefs

Lawrence Livermore study finds human activity affects vertical structure of atmospheric temperature

Urban agriculture: The potential and challenges of producing food in cities

New Technology can Detect Heartbeats in Rubble

New world map for overcoming climate change

Subduction channel processes: New progress in plate tectonic theory

Intelligent use of electronic data helps the medicine go down

Tropical forest carbon absorption may hinge on an odd couple

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

Sensors allow for efficient irrigation, give growers more control over plant growth

Online citizen scientists: Classify plankton images

Unprecedented rate and scale of ocean acidification found in the Arctic

Researchers develop model to correct tornado records

To touch the microcosmos

US to limit emissions at new power plants

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