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November 01, 2013
WATER WORLD
UCLA report urges new global policy effort to tackle crisis of plastic litter in oceans
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Nov 01, 2013
Plastic litter is one of the most significant problems facing the world's marine environments. Yet in the absence of a coordinated global strategy, an estimated 20 million tons of plastic litter enter the ocean each year. A new report by authors from UCLA School of Law's Emmett Center on Climate Change and the Environment and UCLA's Institute of the Environment and Sustainability explores the sources and impacts of plastic marine litter and offers domestic and international policy recommendations ... read more
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EARTH OBSERVATION

Watching Earth's Winds, On a Shoestring
Built with spare parts and without a moment to spare, the International Space Station (ISS)-RapidScat isn't your average NASA Earth science mission. Short for Rapid Scatterometer, ISS-RapidSca ... more
EARTH OBSERVATION

Seeing in the dark
Thermal infrared (IR) energy is emitted from all things that have a temperature greater than absolute zero. Human eyes, primarily sensitive to shorter wavelength visible light, are unable to detect ... more
WATER WORLD

Study maps human impacts on top ocean predators along US west coast
The California Current System along the U.S. west coast is among the richest ecosystems in the world, driven by nutrient input from coastal upwelling and supporting a great diversity of marine life. ... more
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WATER WORLD

Irukandji threat to southern waters
A Griffith University led study has made the surprising discovery that ocean acidification may provide some protection for South East Queenslanders from the Irukandji jellyfish. Researchers fr ... more


ICE WORLD

NASA Begins Airborne Campaign to Map Greenland Ice Sheet Summer Melt
For the first time, a NASA airborne campaign will measure changes in the height of the Greenland Ice Sheet and surrounding Arctic sea ice produced by a single season of summer melt. NASA's C-1 ... more
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CLIMATE SCIENCE

Geoengineering the climate would reduce vital rains
Although a significant build-up in greenhouse gases in the atmosphere would alter worldwide precipitation patterns, a widely discussed technological approach to reducing future global warming would ... more
WATER WORLD

El Nino is becoming more active
A new approach to analyzing paleo-climate reconstructions of the El Nino Southern Oscillation (ENSO) phenomenon resolves disagreements and reveals that ENSO activity during the 20th century has been ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
What a Star Wars laser bullet really looks like

Cheaper silicon means cheaper solar cells

Electronics industry gets 2 ways to snoop on self-organizing molecules

Cooling with molecules

Strengthening thin-film bonds with ultrafast data collection

Special UO microscope captures defects in nanotubes

Quantum holograms as atomic scale memory keepsake

ICE WORLD

Melting Arctic sea ice could increase summer rainfall in northwest Europe
A new study offers an explanation for the extraordinary run of wet summers experienced by Britain and northwest Europe between 2007 and 2012. The study found that loss of Arctic sea ice shifts the j ... more
DEMOCRACY

Rioting protesters return to Brazil streets
Rioting protesters returned to Brazilian streets in an outburst of anger over the police killing of a 17-year-old boy in earlier unrest. ... more
ICE WORLD

Thawing Permafrost: The speed of coastal erosion in Eastern Siberia has nearly doubled
The high cliffs of Eastern Siberia - which mainly consist of permafrost - continue to erode at an ever quickening pace. This is the conclusion which scientists of the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmh ... more
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WHALES AHOY

Fugitive eco activist lands in US, vows to pursue fight
Fugitive eco-warrior Paul Watson has arrived in the United States after 15 months at sea, on the run from an international Interpol request for his arrest, he announced Thursday. ... more
SINO DAILY

Suspicion and discrimination facts of daily life, say Uighurs
Discrimination against China's mainly Muslim Uighur minority is widespread, members of the community said Thursday, and they fear yet more suspicion in the wake of an attack in Tiananmen Square. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Aerostat surveillance system being evaluated by CBP

Intelsat General To Study Commercialization of USAF Satellites

Russian Bank Offers 5 Billion Rubles for GLONASS

ESA spaceplane progressing towards Vega launch

BAE Systems Australia producing more missile decoy systems

Turkish cruise missile tipped for F-35

US-led strikes kill more than 500 militants in Syria

FARM NEWS

Drink it while you can, as wine shortage looms: study
Attention wine lovers: savor every last sip, as researchers say there may be a global shortage looming. ... more
WOOD PILE

Study of Brazilian Amazon shows 50,000 km of road was built in just three years
Although road-building is a major contributor to deforestation and habitat loss, the way in which road networks develop is still poorly understood. A new study is among the first to measure the numb ... more
CLIMATE SCIENCE

CO2 emissions increased at slower rate in 2012: report
The world's carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions increased at a slower rate in 2012 - 1.1 percent compared to a 2.9 percent annual increase over the past decade, a report said Thursday. ... more
CLIMATE SCIENCE
Space technologies boost disaster reduction int'l co-op

How to Manage Nature's Runaway Freight Trains

Uruguay to pull peacekeepers from Haiti: president


CLIMATE SCIENCE
Historic Demonstration Proves Laser Communication Possible

Zoomable Holograms Pave the Way for Versatile, Portable Projectors

UNC neuroscientists discover new 'mini-neural computer' in the brain


CLIMATE SCIENCE
How climate change affects microbial life below the seafloor

Coral chemicals protect against warming oceans

UCLA report urges new global policy effort to tackle crisis of plastic litter in oceans


CLIMATE SCIENCE
NASA Begins Airborne Campaign to Map Greenland Ice Sheet Summer Melt

Melting Arctic sea ice could increase summer rainfall in northwest Europe

Thawing Permafrost: The speed of coastal erosion in Eastern Siberia has nearly doubled

SINO DAILY

Chinese boy, 10, jumps to death 'on teacher's order'
A 10-year-old Chinese boy jumped 30 floors to his death after failing to write a self-criticism letter demanded by his teacher, state media reported Thursday. ... more
SINO DAILY

China's last county finally linked by road
The last county in China to be accessible by modern land transport was finally linked up to the rest of the country Thursday with a new road that has taken decades to build, state media said. ... more
EPIDEMICS

Poultry market closures do well to halt bird flu: study
Closing live poultry markets, though a huge economic setback, is a sure-fire way of curbing the deadly H7N9 bird flu in case of an outbreak, disease control researchers said Thursday. ... more
WHITE OUT

Police detain environment activist in Sochi
Police in Russia's Sochi on Thursday briefly detained a prominent environmental activist critical of Olympic development in the city, accusing him of slandering a judge. ... more
Space News from SpaceDaily.com
China launches first mission to moon and back

Two families of comets found around nearby star

Organic molecules in Titan's atmosphere are intriguingly skewed

U.S. holds test on Aegis tracking capability

Thales providing satcom capability to Qatar

NASA uses ultra-black nano-coating for solar coronagraph

Cosmonauts complete 3rd EVA for October

FARM NEWS

Second GM corn set for EU approval after Court ruling: EU sources

EARLY EARTH

Researchers quantify toxic ocean conditions during major extinction 93.9 million years ago

WOOD PILE

Local communities produce high-quality forest monitoring data, rivals that of professional foresters

FROTH AND BUBBLE

UCSB researcher documents the enduring contaminant legacy of the California gold rush

EARLY EARTH

Tell-tale toes point to oldest-known fossil bird tracks from Australia

WATER WORLD

Physicists provide new insights into coral skeleton formation

WOOD PILE

Redwood trees reveal history of West Coast rain, fog, ocean conditions

EARLY EARTH

Paleontologist Presents Origin of Life Theory

EARLY EARTH

Chewing their way to success

EPIDEMICS

SARS-like viruses can jump from bats to humans: study

Families ask Ottawa to demand Russia release activists

Spain jails six Somalis for piracy

Countries at climate risk to hold more GDP: report

Australia probes Great Barrier Reef board over 'mining links'

Women driven to fury by Beijing police road tips

Spain's Gas Natural Fenosa opens new Galicia hydropower plant

Brazil court orders resumption of work on Amazon dam

Space technologies boost disaster reduction int'l co-op

New low-cost, nondestructive technology cuts risk from mercury hot spots

SMOS sees triple superstorms

Astrium delivers microwave radiometer for the Sentinel-3A satellite

Scientists develop new method to help global coasts adapt to sea-level rise

For fish and rice to thrive in Yolo Bypass, 'just add water'

How to Manage Nature's Runaway Freight Trains

Time is ripe for fire detection satellite

SUBNETS Aims for Systems-Based Neurotechnology and Understanding for the Treatment of Neuropsychological Illnesses

Lockheed Martin and Reignwood Group Sign Contract To Develop Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion Power Plant

Urban Underground Holds Sustainable Energy

Breakthrough in study of aluminum should yield new technological advances

Scientists wary of shale oil and gas as US energy salvation

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