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October 29, 2013
Scientists eye longer-term forecasts of US heat waves
Boulder CO (SPX) Oct 28, 2013
Scientists have fingerprinted a distinctive atmospheric wave pattern high above the Northern Hemisphere that can foreshadow the emergence of summertime heat waves in the United States more than two weeks in advance. The new research, led by scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), could potentially enable forecasts of the likelihood of U.S. heat waves 15-20 days out, giving society more time to prepare for these often-deadly events. The research team discerned the p ... read more
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Climate change and coevolution: We've done the math
When scientists attempt to understand how climate change might reshape our environment, they must grapple with the seemingly endless complexity of interacting systems. For those considering th ... more

Sandy's Lessons Include: Put Parks, Not Houses, On the Beach
Just days before Hurricane Sandy hit the New York and New Jersey coastline on 29 October 2012, scientists from the City University of New York's (CUNY) College of Staten Island had produced the most ... more

Loss and damage from climate change
An open access special issue of the International Journal of Global Warming brings together, for the first time, empirical evidence of loss and damage from the perspective of affected people in nine ... more
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Increasing toxicity of algal blooms tied to nutrient enrichment and climate change
Nutrient enrichment and climate change are posing yet another concern of growing importance: an apparent increase in the toxicity of some algal blooms in freshwater lakes and estuaries around the wo ... more


Aboriginal Hunting Practice Increases Animal Populations
In Australia's Western Desert, Aboriginal hunters use a unique method that actually increases populations of the animals they hunt, according to a study co-authored by Stanford Woods Institute-affil ... more
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Reading ancient climate from plankton shells
Climate changes from millions of years ago are recorded at daily rate in ancient sea shells, new research shows. A huge X-ray microscope has revealed growth bands in plankton shells that show how sh ... more

Brazil judge orders work on huge Amazon dam halted
A Brazilian judge has ordered that work on the controversial Belo Monte dam in the Amazon be halted on grounds that environmental commitments were not met, the court said Monday. ... 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


Scientists solve mystery of odd patterns of oxygen in solar system's earliest rocks
Cosmochemists have solved a long standing mystery in the formation of the solar system: Oxygen, the most abundant element in Earth's crust, follows a strange, anomalous pattern in the oldest, most p ... more

Ten dead as storm lashes northern Europe
At least 10 people were killed on Monday as a fierce storm tore across northern Europe, causing mass disruption to transport. ... more

China's water megaproject threatens flood of problems
China is looking to rework nature itself with a gargantuan project to divert water from its lush south to the parched and populous north which will take half a century and tens of billions of dollars to achieve. ... more
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Sandy suffering still acute in the Rockaways
A year on, the suffering wrought by Hurricane Sandy is still acute on the Rockaways, the narrow peninsula of Long Island once popular with day trippers and tourists. ... more

Poacher shot dead in Zimbabwe game park
Rangers killed a poacher in a Zimbabwe game park last week as security was stepped up at wildlife parks following this year's mass poisoning of elephants, wildlife authorities said Monday. ... 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


Gold mining is ravaging Peruvian Amazon: study
Skyrocketing gold prices have fueled an illegal mining rush that has tripled the rate of deforestation in the Peruvian Amazon since 2008, researchers said Monday. ... more

Outside View: Superstorm Sandy survivors still suffer a year later
A year after devastating Superstorm Sandy struck the New York-New Jersey area, emotions are still raw. ... more

Moscow demonstrators call for release of 'political prisoners'
Thousands of demonstrators marched through the streets of Moscow in a weekend protest meant to draw attention to those deemed to be political prisoners. ... more
Sandy clean-up 'enormous' one year on

Sandy's Lessons Include: Put Parks, Not Houses, On the Beach

Sandy suffering still acute in the Rockaways

Copper Shock: An Atomic-scale Stress Test

Study Finds Natural Compound Can Be Used for 3-D Printing of Medical Implants

NIST measures laser power with portable scale

Increasing toxicity of algal blooms tied to nutrient enrichment and climate change

Japan, Pacific leaders to hold summit near Fukushima

Swelling lakes in Hol Xil pose railway threat

Greenpeace activists hit out at detention conditions

Maritime tribunal to hear 'Arctic Sunrise' case on Nov 6

New study finds unprecedented warmth in Arctic


Hi-tech aqueduct explorers map Rome's 'final frontier'
Armed with laser rangefinders, GPS technology and remote control robots, a group of speleologists is completing the first ever mapping of the aqueducts of ancient Rome on archaeology's "final frontier". ... more

Study: Humans made sophisticated stone tools earlier than thought
British scientists conducting archaeological digs in Africa say they've found evidence early stone tool making was more sophisticated than originally thought. ... more

Switzerland to show Chinese the thrill of the slopes
Winter in Europe wouldn't be winter without a bit of skiing, and this year Switzerland has its sights set on attracting a whole new group of amateur skiers to its slopes - the Chinese. ... more

Mustard gas traces found close to Poland's Baltic Sea coast
Mustard gas contamination in the Baltic Sea is closer to the Polish coast than originally thought, within just a few hundred feet, researchers say. ... more
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Opportunity Comes to a Fork in the Road

Thales Alenia Space signs 3 contracts for NASA's deep space exploration

Initial results and data from observations of 'Oumuamua

Planting oxygen ensures a breath of fresh air


Activists protest against Thai government amnesty bill


Five killed in China Tiananmen Square car crash


Anti-corruption activists face trial in China


Beijing divorces soar over property tax


Lots of oxygen does not necessarily lead to the evolution of advanced life


The role of uncertainty in infectious disease modelling


Coral chemicals protect against warming oceans


Pollution debated in Canada's oil fields


South African 'living stone' plant adapts to extreme conditions in new ways


Small changes in ag practices could reduce produce-borne illness

Uncovering the tricks of nature's ice-seeding bacteria

Swelling lakes in Hol Xil pose railway threat

Veterinary scientists track the origin of a deadly emerging pig virus in US

Hair regeneration method is first to induce new human hair growth

Fukushima workers evacuated as small tsunami hits Japan

Britain braces for worst storm in a decade

Japan, Pacific leaders to hold summit near Fukushima

Surfer loses leg in latest Reunion island shark attack

President vows to fix flawed Obamacare website

Working wood locally in Congo basin poses challenge

Floods kill 48 in eastern India: report

Sandy swallows up New York community

Thousands protest Putin's crackdown in Russia

Arrested Chinese reporter 'confesses' on state TV

Greenpeace activists hit out at detention conditions

Sandy clean-up 'enormous' one year on

Radioactive waste: Where to put it?

The proteins in major biodiesel plant have been mapped - and it does not look good

Russia firms to build Jordan's first nuclear plant

Maverick Biofuels Awarded Three US Patents for the Production of Mixed-alcohols from Methanol

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