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September 26, 2013
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Livestock is major contributor to global warming: UN
Rome (AFP) Sept 26, 2013
Livestock farming makes up 14.5 percent of all human-caused greenhouse gas emissions, the UN food agency said Thursday, proposing solutions like breeding less-flatulent types of cows. The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) said the methane from livestock every year was equivalent to around 144 million tonnes of oil - enough to power the whole of South Africa. The Rome-based agency said that existing methods, including changing animal diets and farming animal feed more efficiently, could re ... read more
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WATER WORLD

Spinning CDs to Clean Sewage Water
Audio CDs, all the rage in the '90s, seem increasingly obsolete in a world of MP3 files and iPods, leaving many music lovers with the question of what to do with their extensive compact disk collect ... more
FARM NEWS

Economic rewards of better land management
Adopting proven sustainable land management practices could raise world crop supplies by an estimated 2.3 billion tonnes, worth $1.4 trillion, experts say in a study being released at a major global ... more
ICE WORLD

Putin says Arctic activists broke law but 'not pirates'
President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday 30 Greenpeace activists arrested by Russia were not "pirates" but had broken the law in a protest against Arctic oil exploration, as the authorities detained all the campaigners pending trial. ... more
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FROTH AND BUBBLE

Pollution deadlier than road accidents in Sao Paulo
Air pollution kills more people annually than road accidents in Sao Paulo, Brazil's most populous city which will host the opening game of the 2014 World Cup, a study found. ... more


CLIMATE SCIENCE

Climate change nothing new in Oz
While we grapple with the impact of climate change, archaeologists suggest we spare a thought for Aboriginal Australians who had to cope with the last ice age. "The period scientists call the ... more
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Genetic study pushes back timeline for first significant human population expansion
About 10,000 years ago, the Neolithic age ushered in one of the most dramatic periods of human cultural and technological transition, where independently, different world populations developed the d ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW

Pakistan quake death toll surges above 300
Desperate villagers in southwest Pakistan clawed through the wreckage of their ruined homes Wednesday, a day after a huge earthquake struck, killing more than 300 people and creating a new island off the coast. ... more
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Self-cooling solar cells boost power, last longer

NIST shows ultrasonically propelled nanorods spin dizzyingly fast

Low cost technique improves properties of nanomaterials

NIST develops prototype meter test for hydrogen refueling stations

Creating optical cables out of thin air

A new multi-bit 'spin' for MRAM storage

Fires are a major cause of wind farm failure

SHAKE AND BLOW

Pakistan quake island unlikely to last: experts
A small island of mud and rock created by the huge earthquake that hit southwest Pakistan has fascinated locals but experts - who found methane gas rising from it - say it is unlikely to last long. ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW

Mexico storms: 139 dead, 53 still missing
The death toll from twin storms that battered Mexico has risen to 139 from 130 while 53 people remain missing after a mudslide buried their village, officials said Wednesday. ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Japan suspends senior official over tsunami victims blog
Japan's government on Thursday suspended a senior bureaucrat who blogged about the pointlessness of rebuilding tsunami-wrecked towns because they were populated mostly by economically unproductive old people. ... more
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DISASTER MANAGEMENT

NASA tests space radar for finding buried victims
A portable radar device that can sense live victims beneath a collapsed structure was inspired by the same technology used to detect distant objects in space, NASA said Wednesday. ... more
ICE WORLD

Sands of time running out for rare Canadian desert
As desertification creeps into parts of the world, a rare stretch of sand in Canada's vast western plains is oddly doing the reverse - slowly sprouting with vegetation. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
US Air Force to launch new surveillance satellites

The X-Gen Men at 1600 and Number 10

IBM's Watson advises US soldiers on life after service

This time for the PLA: Chinese army shows off dancing robots

Saab buys ThyssenKrupp's Swedish submarine shipyard

Rising civilian deaths fuel outrage in Pakistan offensive

USAF orders ground approach radar for Saudi Arabia

CLIMATE SCIENCE

German election seen as boost for EU emissions trading scheme fix
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. ... more
FLORA AND FAUNA

Zimbabwe poachers jailed 15 years for elephant poisoning
A Zimbabwe court on Wednesday sentenced three poachers to at least 15 years in prison each for poisoning and killing 81 elephants, state radio reported. ... more
CLIMATE SCIENCE

In new report, climate experts to warn of sea peril
UN experts are expected to warn on Friday that global warming will hoist sea levels higher than was projected six years ago, threatening millions of lives. ... more
CLIMATE SCIENCE
U.N. condemns Australia's treatment of refugees

NASA tests space radar for finding buried victims

FBI releases chilling video of navy yard shooter


CLIMATE SCIENCE
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


CLIMATE SCIENCE
Japan seeds clouds to boost Tokyo rain

Spinning CDs to Clean Sewage Water

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


CLIMATE SCIENCE
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

SHAKE AND BLOW

Big blast, then quiet, from Nicaraguan volcano
A volcano in Nicaragua erupted Wednesday with a mighty blast and a column of ash, then quieted down again, the government said. ... more
INTERN DAILY

Danone's Nutricia accused of bribing China doctors: media
French conglomerate Danone faced fresh bribery accusations in China on Wednesday, made by a newspaper against its healthcare subsidiary Nutricia, as authorities investigate corruption among drug and dairy firms. ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT

FBI releases chilling video of navy yard shooter
The gunman who slaughtered 12 people last week in Washington is seen darting through a Navy building like a special forces operator in a chilling video released Wednesday. ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Twitter launches emergency alerts
Twitter on Wednesday launched a system for emergency alerts which can help spread critical information when other lines of communication are down. ... more
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FARM NEWS

Yellow peril: Are banana farms contaminating Costa Rica's crocs?

FARM NEWS

Weather, yield compared for horticultural crops in Wisconsin and southern Ontario

ICE WORLD

Polar bears change to diet with higher contaminant loads

SHAKE AND BLOW

Geologists simulate deep earthquakes in the laboratory

ICE WORLD

Underlying ocean melts ice shelf, speeds up glacier movement

WATER WORLD

Extinction and overfishing threats can be predicted decades before population declines

Climate change to shift Kenya's breadbaskets

Warming ocean thawing Antarctic glacier

Southern Ocean sampling reveals travels of marine microbes

Arctic Sea Ice Minimum in 2013 is Sixth Lowest on Record

Smithfield agrees to takeover by China's Shuanghui

Heavy rains kill 36 in Vietnam, Cambodia

GOES Satellite Catches Three Tropical Cyclones in One Shot, Sees Gabrielle Absorbed

Heavy toll feared as big quake hits Pakistan

Dozens killed in major Pakistan quake

China takes 12.5% stake in Russian potash giant: company

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

Israel sees Turkey-Cyprus settlement as key to gas exports

Russian court to rule on jailing Greenpeace activists

Lawmaker charged over British fracking site protest

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