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September 25, 2013
German election seen as boost for EU emissions trading scheme fix
Berlin (UPI) Sep 25, 2013
The results of this week's German federal elections could pave the way for a fix of the European Union's carbon emissions trading scheme, analysts say. The European Commission is seeking emergency measures to "backload" carbon allowances from the market in a bid to bolster their low prices, which is hamstringing their ability to persuade polluters to invest in green technologies. The government of German Chancellor Angela Merkel had been undecided on whether to support the backloading ... read more
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After the storms, a different opinion on climate change
Extreme weather may lead people to think more seriously about climate change, according to new research. In the wake of Hurricanes Irene and Sandy, New Jersey residents were more likely to show supp ... more

New technology for bioseparation
Separating target molecules in biological samples is a critical part of diagnosing and detecting diseases. Usually the target and probe molecules are mixed and then separated in batch processes that ... more

Your brain digitally remastered for clarity of thought
The sweep of a needle across the grooves of a worn vinyl record carries distinct sounds: hisses, scratches, even the echo of skips. For many years, though, those yearning to hear Frank Sinatra sing ... more
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Yellow peril: Are banana farms contaminating Costa Rica's crocs?
Shoppers spend over Pounds 10 billion on bananas annually and now this demand is being linked to the contamination of Central America's crocodilians. New research, published in Environmental Toxico ... more


Weather, yield compared for horticultural crops in Wisconsin and southern Ontario
Because Wisconsin and Ontario are similar in terms of agricultural practices, types of vegetable crops produced, climate, and latitude, researchers in Ontario looked to data from Wisconsin when comp ... more
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Polar bears change to diet with higher contaminant loads
Researchers expect the climate to become warmer in the future and predict that climate change will have a significant impact on the Arctic. How will a warming Arctic affect the polar bears? Th ... more

Geologists simulate deep earthquakes in the laboratory
More than 20 years ago, geologist Harry Green, now a distinguished professor of the graduate division at the University of California, Riverside, and colleagues discovered a high-pressure failure me ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Two-dimensional materials gets a new theory for control of properties

Novel 'converter' heralds breakthrough in ultra-fast data processing at nanoscale

South Korea to push ahead with nuclear power plants

Highly flexible wings tested

AREVA NP installs a system allowing flexible electricity generation at Goesgen nuclear power plant

New Delhi shuts power plant in fight against Diwali smog

Cognac craze in US, China prompts Hennessy expansion


Underlying ocean melts ice shelf, speeds up glacier movement
Warm ocean water, not warm air, is melting the Pine Island Glacier's floating ice shelf in Antarctica and may be the culprit for increased melting of other ice shelves, according to an international ... more

Extinction and overfishing threats can be predicted decades before population declines
A new UC Santa Barbara study shows that threats created by overfishing can be identified decades before the fish species at risk experience high overly harvest rates and subsequent population declin ... more

Climate change to shift Kenya's breadbaskets
Kenyan farmers and agriculture officials need to prepare for a possible geographic shift in maize production as climate change threatens to make some areas of the country much less productive for cu ... more
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Warming ocean thawing Antarctic glacier
For the first time, researchers completed an extensive exploration of how quickly ice is melting underneath a rapidly changing Antarctic glacier, possibly the biggest source of uncertainty in global ... more

Southern Ocean sampling reveals travels of marine microbes
By collecting water samples up to six kilometres below the surface of the Southern Ocean, UNSW researchers have shown for the first time the impact of ocean currents on the distribution and abundanc ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
India welcomes Tillerson call for deeper ties to counter China

Fact or fiction? Doubts over China's 'rising nationalism'

USAF Space Command wargames concludes

NATO ill-prepared for a Russian attack: report

As Islamic State falls, has US missed bigger picture?

NATO states open counter-espionage hub in Poland

Is facial recognition the stuff of sci-fi? Not in China


Arctic Sea Ice Minimum in 2013 is Sixth Lowest on Record
After an unusually cold summer in the northernmost latitudes, Arctic sea ice appears to have reached its annual minimum summer extent for 2013 on Sept. 13, the NASA-supported National Snow and Ice D ... more

Smithfield agrees to takeover by China's Shuanghui
Shuanghui International won the largest ever Chinese takeover of a US company Tuesday when shareholders of pork giant Smithfield Foods approved its $7.1 billion offer. ... more

Heavy rains kill 36 in Vietnam, Cambodia
Heavy monsoon rains exacerbated by Typhoon Usagi have pounded parts of Vietnam and Cambodia killing at least 36 people, authorities said Tuesday, with many swept to their deaths in floods. ... more
U.N. condemns Australia's treatment of refugees

Australians should be told of boat turn-backs, ex-navy chief

In Mexico, storms dredge up human errors

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

Current pledges put over 600 million people at risk of higher water scarcity

Algorithm finds missing phytoplankton in Southern Ocean

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


GOES Satellite Catches Three Tropical Cyclones in One Shot, Sees Gabrielle Absorbed
There were three tropical cyclones between the north Eastern Pacific and the North Atlantic Ocean on Saturday, Sept. 14, and NOAA's GOES-East satellite captured them in one image created by NASA. Be ... more

Heavy toll feared as big quake hits Pakistan
Heavy casualties were feared Tuesday after a 7.8-magnitude earthquake hit southwestern Pakistan, demolishing houses and sending people running into the streets in panic. ... more

Dozens killed in major Pakistan quake
A huge earthquake hit southwest Pakistan on Tuesday, killing at least 46 people, toppling scores of homes and sending people around the region rushing into the streets in panic. ... more

China takes 12.5% stake in Russian potash giant: company
A Chinese state investment vehicle has taken a 12.5-percent stake in Russia's leading potash producer Uralkali, the company said on Tuesday, in a new sign of China's interest in the fertiliser. ... more
Space News from
Spacewalkers fix robotic arm in time to grab next cargo ship

Space will see Communist loyalty: Chinese astronaut

NASA develops and tests new housing for in-orbit science payloads

Orionid meteor shower to peak this weekend

Myanmar to launch own satellite system-2 in 2019: vice president

Mine craft for Mars

NASA awards launch contracts for Landsat 9 and Sentinel-6A


Chinese activist accuses Beijing of targeting his family


Hun Sen re-appointed as Cambodian prime minister


At least 13 die in Bolivia as landslide sweeps away two buses


81 elephants die of poisoning in Zimbabwe: authorities


Seismologists puzzle over largest deep earthquake ever recorded


Current pledges put over 600 million people at risk of higher water scarcity


Research minimizes effects of federal produce standards on mushroom industry


Immune to ageing


Tropical forests 'fix' themselves


Greenland snowpack shows Carbon monoxide levels drop since 1950s

New rat genus discovered in the birthplace of the theory of evolution

Legacy Soil Pollution Higher lead levels may lie just below surface

Algorithm finds missing phytoplankton in Southern Ocean

Undersea mountains provide crucial piece in climate prediction puzzle

'Cascade of events' caused sudden explosion of animal life

Worst watershed stresses may become the new normal

Calcium key to restoring acid rain-damaged forests

Achilles' heel of ice shelves is beneath the water, scientists reveal

Virginia Tech scientists show why traumatized trees don't 'bleed' to death

US Navy moves to tighten security checks after shooting

Fire scars big nature reserve in Ecuador's capital

Australians should be told of boat turn-backs, ex-navy chief

In Mexico, storms dredge up human errors

Global panel to make economic case on climate change

Research: Australian Aboriginals showed adaptability in last ice age

25 dead as typhoon hits China, flight chaos in Hong Kong

China's richest man aims to rival Hollywood

HIV infections plummet since 2001: UN

Gov't shutdown won't cut flood aid to Colorado: Biden

Myanmar's energy sector boosted by World Bank investment

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