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November 04, 2013
SHAKE AND BLOW
Hundreds evacuated as Indonesia volcano erupts
Jakarta (AFP) Nov 03, 2013
A volcano in western Indonesia erupted twice Sunday, hurling red-hot ash and rocks up to seven kilometres into the air and forcing more than 1,000 people to flee their homes. Mount Sinabung on Sumatra island erupted in September for the first time in three years, forcing thousands to flee their homes, and has been erupting intermittently ever since. Early Sunday it hurled a column of ash seven kilometres (four miles) into the air, then erupted again in the afternoon. Police and troops bega ... read more
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SHAKE AND BLOW

Tropical Storm Sonia heads toward Mexico's coast
A new tropical storm is expected to make landfall Sunday or Monday in Mexico, already reeling from this year's hurricane season. ... more
WEATHER REPORT

Nine killed in PNG landslide: reports
Nine people were feared dead Monday after a landslide tore through a village in Papua New Guinea's rugged Highlands region burying homes, reports said. ... more
SINO DAILY

Rural Chinese school 'demolished for $1.6 bn resort'
A rural Chinese primary school built using charity money has been torn down to make way for a sprawling, $1.6 billion "international resort", Chinese media reported Monday, provoking outrage online. ... more
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WOOD PILE

Warm winters let trees sleep longer
In the temperate zones, vegetation follows the change of the seasons. After a winter pause, plants put out new growth in spring. Research has now brought a new correlation to light: The colder the w ... more


SHAKE AND BLOW

Improving earthquake early warning systems for California and Taiwan
Earthquake early warning systems may provide the public with crucial seconds to prepare for severe shaking. For California, a new study suggests upgrading current technology and relocating some seis ... more
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FLORA AND FAUNA

CU-Boulder-led team gets first look at diverse life below rare tallgrass prairies
America's once-abundant tallgrass prairies-which have all but disappeared-were home to dozens of species of grasses that could grow to the height of a man, hundreds of species of flowers, and herds ... more
EARTH OBSERVATION

Primary GOES-R Instrument Ready to be Installed Onto Spacecraft
A key instrument that will fly on the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite - R (GOES-R) spacecraft, NOAA's next-generation of geostationary satellites, is cleared for installation on th ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Solar System Transforms Fallow Land Into Money Generating Asset

Fukushima accepts 'temporary' radioactive waste storage

HelioSage Energy Announces Sale of 12 Solar Projects in North Carolina

VIASPACE Establishes Giant King Grass Research Collaboration With California

Ceres to Expand Product Development in Sorghum and Sugarcane

Cenex Tank Program assists retailers offering E15

SunShare Announces Program to Provide Free Electricity

WIND DAILY

When the wind blows
Research into the best ways to arrange wind turbines has produced staggering results - quite literally. The University of Delaware's Cristina Archer and her Atmosphere and Energy Research Group foun ... more
FARM NEWS

Plant production could decline as climate change affects soil nutrients
As drylands of the world become even drier, water will not be the only resource in short supply. Levels of nutrients in the soil will likely be affected, and their imbalance could affect the lives o ... more
FROTH AND BUBBLE

Gold mining ravages Peru
For the first time, researchers have been able to map the true extent of gold mining in the biologically diverse region of Madre De Dios in the Peruvian Amazon. The team combined field surveys with ... more
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WATER WORLD

New study suggests coral reefs may be able to adapt to moderate climate change
Coral reefs may be able to adapt to moderate climate warming, improving their chance of surviving through the end of this century, if there are large reductions in carbon dioxide emissions, accordin ... more
WHALES AHOY

Bats and whales behave in surprisingly similar ways
Sperm whales weigh up to 50 tons, and the smallest bat barely reaches a gram. Nevertheless, the two species share the same success story: They both have developed the ability to use echolocation - a ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
'Up to 15,000 Russian soldiers' sent to Ukraine, say rights groups

UN Human Rights Council to send mission to Iraq to probe IS crimes

Kiev warns of 'great war' with Russia as its forces retreat

Australia PM says 'extreme force' justified against IS

Merkel says arms aid for Iraqi Kurds also defends Europe

Philippines foils 'anti-China' bombing plot: govt

Pakistan anti-PM protesters storm state TV

EARTH OBSERVATION

Astrium partners with information and analytics specialist IHS to support GEOINT community
Astrium has announced that the GEO-Information activities of Astrium Services have entered into a partnership agreement with IHS, the leading global source of defence and security information, to de ... more
FARM NEWS

Study challenges soil testing for potassium and the fertilizer value of potassium chloride
In the chemical age of agriculture that began in the 1960s, potassium chloride (KCl), the common salt often referred to as potash, is widely used as a major fertilizer in the Corn Belt without regar ... more
WHALES AHOY

Fugitive eco-activist says granted Australian visa
Fugitive eco-warrior Paul Watson says he has been granted an Australian visa, but explained that he cannot for the moment lead anti-whaling campaigning, due to legal action. ... more
WHALES AHOY
Space technologies boost disaster reduction int'l co-op

How to Manage Nature's Runaway Freight Trains

Uruguay to pull peacekeepers from Haiti: president


WHALES AHOY
Historic Demonstration Proves Laser Communication Possible

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

New material for quantum computing discovered out of the blue


WHALES AHOY
Coral chemicals protect against warming oceans

New study suggests coral reefs may be able to adapt to moderate climate change

Dublin faces water rationing after serious treatment plant problem


WHALES AHOY
NASA Begins Airborne Campaign to Map Greenland Ice Sheet Summer Melt

Greenpeace says Russia moving jailed activists to St Petersburg

Vast Antarctic sanctuary plans fail

DEMOCRACY

French riot police use tear gas on anti-tax protesters
French riot police fired tear gas at thousands of demonstrators in north-west France on Saturday, after some protesters hauled stones and iron bars at them in a rally against a controversial green tax and layoffs. ... more
WEATHER REPORT

Satellite instrument set to provide weather forecasters with better data
An instrument that will give forecasters better data about world weather systems is ready to go into the satellite that will take it into orbit, NASA says. ... more
ICE WORLD

Vast Antarctic sanctuary plans fail
Plans to create two vast ocean sanctuaries in Antarctica to protect the pristine wilderness failed Friday for a third time, with Russia and China blocking the bids, delegates at multi-nation talks said. ... more
EPIDEMICS

Breakthrough in hunt for HIV vaccine
US scientists seeking to unravel the mysteries of HIV have made an important breakthrough after capturing the clearest image yet of a protein which allows the deadly virus to attack human immune cells, new research showed Tuesday. ... more
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Japan space agency unveils asteroid hunting probe

Opportunity Flash-Memory Reformat Planned

Chilly end for geckos sent into space by Russia

Why sibling stars look alike: Early, fast mixing in star-birth clouds

Astrophysicists Report Radioactive Cobalt in Supernova Explosion

How might El Nino affect wildfires in California?

Radio telescopes settle controversy over distance to Pleiades

SINO DAILY

China vows to silence Dalai Lama in Tibet

ICE WORLD

Greenpeace says Russia moving jailed activists to St Petersburg

CLIMATE SCIENCE

Obama orders government to prepare for climate change

WATER WORLD

Dublin faces water rationing after serious treatment plant problem

WATER WORLD

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

EARTH OBSERVATION

Watching Earth's Winds, On a Shoestring

EARTH OBSERVATION

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WATER WORLD

Study maps human impacts on top ocean predators along US west coast

WATER WORLD

Irukandji threat to southern waters

ICE WORLD

NASA Begins Airborne Campaign to Map Greenland Ice Sheet Summer Melt

Geoengineering the climate would reduce vital rains

El Nino is becoming more active

Melting Arctic sea ice could increase summer rainfall in northwest Europe

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

Rioting protesters return to Brazil streets

Fugitive eco activist lands in US, vows to pursue fight

Suspicion and discrimination facts of daily life, say Uighurs

Drink it while you can, as wine shortage looms: study

Study of Brazilian Amazon shows 50,000 km of road was built in just three years

Spain jails six Somalis for piracy

CO2 emissions increased at slower rate in 2012: report

Chinese boy, 10, jumps to death 'on teacher's order'

China's last county finally linked by road

Poultry market closures do well to halt bird flu: study

Police detain environment activist in Sochi

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

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

Ukraine minister: Naftogaz debt to Gazprom to be resolved Monday

Walker's World: Breaking the banks

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