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October 10, 2013
WOOD PILE
Forests most likely to continue shrinking
Guelph, Canada (SPX) Oct 11, 2013
Forest cover around the world will continue a slow shrinking before stabilizing at a lower level, according to a new study from the University of Guelph. Researchers analyzed forest trends from around the world and developed a mathematical model to show future land use changes. They found the most likely model shows forests will decline from 30 per cent of Earth's land mass today to 22 per cent within the next two centuries. The model discusses different scenarios, such as global forest growth rev ... read more
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CLIMATE SCIENCE

Terrestrial ecosystems at risk of major shifts as temperatures increase
Over 80% of the world's ice-free land is at risk of profound ecosystem transformation by 2100, a new study reveals. "Essentially, we would be leaving the world as we know it," says Sebastian Ostberg ... more
FARM NEWS

McGill discovery should save wheat farmers millions of dollars
The global wheat industry sometimes loses as much as $1 billion a year because prolonged rainfall and high humidity contribute to grains germinating before they are fully mature. The result is both ... more
FARM NEWS

WCS reduces fish bycatch with escape gaps in Africa
Scientists from the Wildlife Conservation Society and the Kenyan Marine and Fisheries Research Institute have achieved a milestone in Africa: they've helped build a better fish trap, one that keeps ... more
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WATER WORLD

More than 500 million people might face increasing water scarcity
This is shown by complementary studies now published by scientists of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK). "We managed to quantify a number of crucial impacts of climate change o ... more


WOOD PILE

Historic trends predict future global reforestation unlikely
Feeding a growing global population while also slowing or reversing global deforestation may only be possible if agricultural yields rise and/or per capita food consumption declines over the next ce ... more
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CLIMATE SCIENCE

Study in Nature reveals urgent new time frame for climate change
Ecological and societal disruptions by modern climate change are critically determined by the time frame over which climates shift. Camilo Mora and colleagues in the College of Social Sciences' Depa ... more
ABOUT US

Longer life for humans linked to further loss of endangered species
As human life expectancy increases, so does the percentage of invasive and endangered birds and mammals, according to a new study by the University of California, Davis. The study, published i ... more
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A New Way To Convert Light To Electrical Energy

Westinghouse to Supply Advanced Safety System to Ukraine Nuclear Power Plants

Leaders Discuss Wind Power in Canada's Energy Future

'Nanomotor lithography' answers call for affordable, simpler device manufacturing

Reverse engineering materials for more efficient heating and cooling

Saving lots of computing capacity with a new algorithm

Nanosafety research - there's room for improvement

FARM NEWS

New potential for nutrient-rich prairie fruits
Researchers working at the University of Saskatchewan have discovered new potential in prairie fruits, in particular, buffaloberry, chokecherry and sea buckthorn, according to a new study published ... more
FLORA AND FAUNA

Ants more closely related to bees than to most wasps
Ants and bees are surprisingly more genetically related to each other than they are to social wasps such as yellow jackets and paper wasps, a team of University of California, Davis, scientists has ... more
FROTH AND BUBBLE

Mongolia's 'eco-Nazis' target foreign miners
A silver swastika hanging around his neck, Boldbaatar Gombodorj points out his targets on a map of Mongolia like a World War II commander: little flags representing foreign mining firms that he and fellow "eco-Nazis" accuse of destroying their country. ... more
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FROTH AND BUBBLE

Minamata mercury treaty signed at UN conference
Delegates from some 140 countries and territories Thursday signed a United Nations treaty to control mercury near the site of Japan's worst industrial poisoning, after Tokyo pledged $2 billion to help poorer nations combat pollution. ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW

Industry alarm over worsening Thai floods
Soldiers plucked stranded homeowners from chest-deep water and floods threatened major manufacturing plants in central Thailand as international firms raised alarm over authorities' ability to handle the inundations. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Back to Cold War as Russia probes NATO defences

Japanese aircraft scrambles endangering safety: China

China Concerned by India's Moves to Secure Northeastern Border

China punishes HK lawmaker for criticising leader

Chinese Communist leadership 'fundamental' to rule of law: party

Canadian military receiving satellite-on-the-move communications system

Iraq Sunni exiles say bombs cannot defeat IS

FROTH AND BUBBLE

Minamata: The dark side of Japan's industrialisation
Minamata was the site of Japan's worst ever industrial poisoning and is regarded as the dark side of Japan's rapid modernisation during the 20th Century. ... more
SINO DAILY

Mexican officials won't meet Dalai Lama: Tibetan group
Mexico leader Enrique Pena Nieto has no plans to meet the Dalai Lama when the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader begins a tour of the country on Friday. ... more
ICE WORLD

Brazil to start work on new Antarctic base next year
Brazil said Thursday it will start work early next year on a new Antarctic base to replace the one gutted by a 2012 fire. ... more
ICE WORLD
Smart smoke alarm can speak, warn of smoke, carbon monoxide

European satellites included in test of search-and-rescue system

Indonesia to boost patrols against people smugglers


ICE WORLD
Ultrasound system gives virtual feeling of objects in mid-air

Himawari and Mitsubishi Electric Complete Facilities For Weather Satellite Ops

3D Printing: The Greener Choice


ICE WORLD
Improving water security with blue, green, and gray water

University teams with industry to build deep-sea submersible

More than 500 million people might face increasing water scarcity


ICE WORLD
Giant channels discovered beneath Antarctic ice shelf

Brazil to start work on new Antarctic base next year

Government shutdown threatens U.S. antarctic research

FARM NEWS

Asia's changing food needs mean export opportunities
Asia represents a huge potential for food exports, particularly from Australia, a report indicates. ... more
DEMOCRACY

Merkel, Greens to sound out potential coalition
German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives will Thursday meet the Greens party for initial coalition talks, sounding out an alliance that is seen as unlikely but not impossible. ... more
FARM NEWS

Google Street View is new arm against alien species
Google Street View can be a useful weapon in the costly and time-consuming fight against invasive species, French biologists said on Thursday. ... more
SINO DAILY

US report says little progress on China rights
A US government commission said Thursday that China's human rights record has not improved under the country's new leadership and raised concerns on issues from minority rights to forced abortion. ... more
Space News from SpaceDaily.com
Orbital Sciences Considers Replacing Russian Engine Used on Antares

Antares rocket launch failed due to possible engine flaw

NASA Completes Initial Assessment after Orbital Launch Mishap

Getting to Know You, Rocket Edition: Interim Cryogenic Propulsion Stage

Russia Puts Meridian Communications Satellite Into Orbit

FY 15 launch schedule kicks off with GPS IIF-8 liftoff from 'The Cape'

NASA to work with cargo partners despite rocket crash

SHAKE AND BLOW

Typhoon Fitow kills 10 in east China province

FROTH AND BUBBLE

Southeast Asia agrees anti-haze system

FARM NEWS

No Fukushima radiation effect on bulls

EARLY EARTH

Fossil bird from 125 million years ago shows some dinosaur traits

DISASTER MANAGEMENT

European satellites included in test of search-and-rescue system

FLORA AND FAUNA

Kenya seizes 4 tonnes of ivory as elephant slaughter surges

FROTH AND BUBBLE

Delegates pay tribute at Japan's mercury poison site

SINO DAILY

US Chinatowns risk disappearance: study

WOOD PILE

Alarming suicide rates among Brazil's Guarani Indians

CLIMATE SCIENCE

Radical climate change just around the corner: study

US shutdown puts freeze on Antarctic research

University teams with industry to build deep-sea submersible

Vietnam seizes two tonnes of illegal ivory

Smart smoke alarm can speak, warn of smoke, carbon monoxide

Chinese court agrees to hear Bo Xilai appeal

Azerbaijan leader smashes rivals in landslide poll win

Government shutdown threatens U.S. antarctic research

Accused Silk Road mastermind to be sent to New York for trial

Unlocking Biology With Math

Plastic waste is a hazard for subalpine lakes too

Early spring warming has greatest effect on breaking bud

NMSU and NMDA work together to boost organic farming

Improving water security with blue, green, and gray water

Giant channels discovered beneath Antarctic ice shelf

How one Transportation Business Survived Hurricane Sandy

Death of a spruce tree

Bt sweet corn can reduce insecticide use

Scientists unlock secret of cattle ticks' resistance to pesticide

Stress a key factor in causing bee colonies to fail

Team uses a cellulosic biofuels byproduct to increase ethanol yield

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