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September 26, 2013
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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Economic rewards of better land management
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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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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 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

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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New theory rewrites opening moments of Chernobyl disaster

Post-hurricane rebuilding fuels jump in October US home construction

China to build $1.6 bn aluminium plant in Tajikistan

Panama opens embassy in China after cutting Taiwan ties


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

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

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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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

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
North Korean ICBM program runs into major roadblock at reentry

US nuclear commander would resist 'illegal' order for strike

Chinese, N.Korean envoys discuss regional concerns: state media

NATO sorry after Erdogan pulls troops over Norway incident

Calls mount for action on 'killer robots' after UN talks

Dunford: US Military Superiority Over Russia, China Markedly Decreasing

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German election seen as boost for EU emissions trading scheme fix
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Zimbabwe poachers jailed 15 years for elephant poisoning
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In new report, climate experts to warn of sea peril
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U.N. condemns Australia's treatment of refugees

NASA tests space radar for finding buried victims

FBI releases chilling video of navy yard shooter

Lab-made complexes are "sun sponges"

Physicists pinpoint key property of material that both conducts and insulates

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Japan seeds clouds to boost Tokyo rain

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Warming Antarctic seas likely to impact on krill habitats

Change of Venue for NASA's IceBridge Antarctic Operations

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Big blast, then quiet, from Nicaraguan volcano
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Danone's Nutricia accused of bribing China doctors: media
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Twitter launches emergency alerts
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Smithfield agrees to takeover by China's Shuanghui

Heavy rains kill 36 in Vietnam, Cambodia

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Chinese activist accuses Beijing of targeting his family

Hun Sen re-appointed as Cambodian prime minister

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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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