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October 02, 2013
Wildlife face 'Armageddon' as forests shrink
Singapore (SPX) Oct 02, 2013
Species living in rainforest fragments could be far more likely to disappear than was previously thought, says an international team of scientists. In a study spanning two decades, the researchers witnessed the near-complete extinction of native small mammals on forest islands created by a large hydroelectric reservoir in Thailand. "It was like ecological Armageddon," said Luke Gibson from the National University of Singapore, who led the study. "Nobody imagined we'd see such catastrophic local ex ... read more
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Scientists tag Indonesian volcano as source of 13th century eruption
Scientists say they've identified an Indonesian volcano responsible for a huge 13th century eruption that may have caused climate cooling and failed harvests. ... more

Ancient sagas show Vikings more social, less warlike
Age-old Icelandic sagas describe complex social networks that challenge the stereotypical image of Vikings as unworldly, violent savages, scientists say. ... more

Russia to charge Greenpeace activists with piracy: report
Greenpeace activists detained in Russia for a protest against Arctic oil drilling will be formally charged with piracy on Wednesday, the Interfax news agency said. ... more
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Pakistan quake death toll rises to 376
The death toll from a strong quake that hit southwest Pakistan last week rose to 376 on Tuesday as relief work in the shattered area continued, the national disaster management agency said. ... more


200,000-year history of continental shelf from Okinawa Trough deep-sea core
new research paper shows that a great number of nearby terrigenous pollen and charcoal have been found from the deep-sea sediments of the last 200 kyrs in Okinawa Trough. It is tesitfied that the co ... more
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How plants respond to the changing environment in geological time periods
Understanding the impact of environmental change on plant traits is an important issue in evolutionary biology. As the only direct evidence of past life, fossils provide important information on the ... more

Dams provide resilience to Columbia from climate change impacts
Dams have been vilified for detrimental effects to water quality and fish passage, but a new study suggests that these structures provide "ecological and engineering resilience" to climate change in ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Software enables robots to be controlled in virtual reality

Laser-boron fusion now 'leading contender' for energy

Scientists develop new mode of energy generation from bituminous coal

Sustainable dams - are they possible

Britain seeks closer ties to China's Belt and Road

Single-photon detector can count to 4

Discovery sets new world standard in nano generators


Satellite flood maps reach crisis teams via Internet
Building on its use of satellites for responding to disasters, ESA has helped to create a service that makes flood maps available simply via the Internet. Floods can be devastating, as seen re ... more

New data show agricultural anabolic steroids regenerate in aquatic ecosystems
New regulatory approaches may be needed to assess environmental risks of agricultural growth promoters, and similar human pharmaceuticals, following research that shows a newly found reversion mecha ... more

Five dead as Typhoon Wutip batters Vietnam
Typhoon Wutip left a trail of destruction with at least five people dead, dozens of fishermen missing in the South China Sea and thousands of homes damaged in Vietnam, authorities said Tuesday. ... more
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Japanese fast-food chain to farm in Fukushima
Major Japanese fast-food chain Yoshinoya said Tuesday it would grow rice and vegetables in Fukushima prefecture, home to the nuclear plant that was crippled by a tsunami in 2011. ... more

Cameras capture Sumatran rhino in Indonesian Borneo
Hidden cameras have captured images of the critically endangered Sumatran rhino on the Indonesian part of Borneo island, where it was thought to have long ago died out, the WWF said Wednesday. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Revealed: the Pentagon's secret UFO-hunting program

NATO urges Russia to respond to US missile concerns

N.Korea must 'earn its way back to table,' Tillerson tells UN

China sidesteps blame over S. Korean journalist's beating

US envoy says 'real dialogue' needed with N. Korea

Mattis emphasizes diplomacy in dealing with Iran

N. Korea 'agent' charged with WMD sale plot in Australia


China's Xi due in Indonesia on first Southeast Asia trip
Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives in Indonesia Wednesday on his first trip to Southeast Asia since taking power, as Beijing seeks to tap into the country's booming economy. ... more

Flood maps from satellite data can help emergency response
The European Space Agency says satellite data have helped create flood maps that are available quickly via the Internet for help in responding to disasters. ... more

US banks $584 mln in Egypt aid for safe-keeping
The United States is depositing $584 million in remaining 2013 military aid for Egypt into a federal bank account as the US administration reviews whether to release the funds, an official said Tuesday. ... more
U.N. condemns Australia's treatment of refugees

China launches satellite to monitor natural disaster

Satellite flood maps reach crisis teams via Internet

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

Breathing underwater: Evidence of microscopic life in oceanic crust

Global study reveals new hotspots of fish biodiversity

Putin: Russia committed to Arctic environmental protection

Putin says Arctic activists broke law but 'not pirates'

Warming Antarctic seas likely to impact on krill habitats


China's e-cigarette inventor fights for financial rewards
The Chinese inventor who dreamed up the electronic cigarette in a nicotine-induced vision says that despite its global popularity, copycat versions and legal disputes mean he has battled to cash in on his creation. ... more

China chides its 'unruly' tourists
Chinese tourists should not pick their noses in public, pee in pools or steal airplane life jackets, China's image-conscious authorities have warned in a handbook in their latest effort to counter unruly behaviour. ... more

Warming hits Greenland's caribou
Arctic ice melt due to global warming is having an unexpected impact on West Greenland's caribou, causing fewer calves to be born and boosting their death rate, a study said Tuesday. ... more

Malaysia pays $133 mn after delays to troubled dam
Malaysia's government agreed to pay $133 million in compensation to two foreign contractors for losses incurred in the problem-plagued Bakun Dam, an audit has revealed. ... more
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Initial results and data from observations of 'Oumuamua

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South Atlantic fish resources at risk from warmer climate


Reconstruction for the eastern Mediterranean temps based on tree rings


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Sustainable livestock production is possible


Research reveals bottom feeding of tagged humpback whales


First step to reduce plant need for nitrogen fertilizer uncovered


The deep Greenland Sea is warming faster than the World Ocean


Climate Models Show Potential 21st Century Temperature and Precipitation Changes


Typhoon hits Vietnam after leaving dozens missing


Australia and Indonesia hold conciliatory discussions

Tropical Storm Jerry forms in Atlantic

Indonesia, EU seal pact to stop illegal timber exports

Research: Water vapor In stratosphere has role in Earth's climate

Future sea level rises should not restrict new island formation in the Maldives

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Global study reveals new hotspots of fish biodiversity

Discovery offers bio-solution to severe canola crop losses

Greater desertification control using sand trap simulations

Walker's World: Berlusconi's revenge

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Nearly 9 in 10 kids in China know cigarette logos: study

Life among the ruins of Pakistan's earthquake

Roma families face wholesale expulsion from France

China Tiananmen Square makeover meets cost complaints

Global partnership formed to save African elephants in protected areas

Pakistan buries victims of new quake

Swedish team hope to create buzz in fight against bee deaths

S. Korean steel plant in India could displace 22,000, says UN

Four tonnes of radioactive water spilled in Fukushima

Taiwan envoy to meet China's Xi at APEC summit

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