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November 04, 2013
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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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

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

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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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


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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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

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
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


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

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

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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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

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
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


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

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

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
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

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

New material for quantum computing discovered out of the blue

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

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


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

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

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

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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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


China vows to silence Dalai Lama in Tibet


Greenpeace says Russia moving jailed activists to St Petersburg


Obama orders government to prepare for climate change


Dublin faces water rationing after serious treatment plant problem


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


Watching Earth's Winds, On a Shoestring


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


Irukandji threat to southern waters


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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