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November 01, 2013
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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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

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

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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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


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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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

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
Now 'right moment' for carbon tax: IMF chief

Discovery about new battery overturns decades of false assumptions

McMaster engineers build better energy storage device

Researchers measure how specific atoms move in dielectric materials

NCSEA report maps regulatory, policy path to develop energy storage in NC

Physicists shrink particle accelerator

Growth, climate in focus as world economic leaders meet


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

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

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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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

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
NATO moves to bolster collective defense

U.K. Defense Secretary announces more support for Ukraine

Russia denies US claim that four Syria-bound missiles crashed in Iran

Pentagon chief warns of Russian casualties in Syria

Suspected Saudi-led air strike kills 28 at Yemen wedding

USAF expands OIR mission in Turkey

U.S. Air Force expands drone training at Holloman


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

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

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
Space technologies boost disaster reduction int'l co-op

How to Manage Nature's Runaway Freight Trains

Uruguay to pull peacekeepers from Haiti: president

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

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

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


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

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

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

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
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NASA unveils missing pieces in journey to Mars

New Horizons Finds Blue Skies and Water Ice on Pluto

Pluto's Small Moons Nix and Hydra

Blue skies, frozen water detected on Pluto

Russia Develops Portable Aerosol Cloud Generator to Conceal Missiles

GSSAP reaches initial operational capability

Scientists present, discuss latest data from experiments smashing nuclei


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


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


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


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


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


Physicists provide new insights into coral skeleton formation


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


Paleontologist Presents Origin of Life Theory


Chewing their way to success


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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