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November 10, 2013
More than 10,000 feared dead in typhoon-ravaged Philippines
Tacloban, Philippines (AFP) Nov 10, 2013
The death toll from a super typhoon that decimated entire towns in the Philippines could soar well over 10,000, authorities warned Sunday, making it the country's worst recorded natural disaster. The horrifying estimates came as rescue workers appeared overwhelmed in their efforts to help countless survivors of Super Typhoon Haiyan, which sent tsunami-like waves and merciless winds rampaging across a huge chunk of the archipelago on Friday. Police said they had deployed special forces to contain ... read more
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600,000 were evacuated as typhoon nears Vietnam: officials
More than 600,000 people were evacuated as super typhoon Haiyan veered towards Vietnam, authorities said Sunday, after the storm smashed through the Philippines killing thousands and causing widespread devastation. ... more

Brazil banks on record soybean harvest in 2013-2014
Brazil, the world's second-largest soybean producer, is expecting a record harvest this year as well as in 2014, according to monthly official estimates released Friday. ... more

Global warming led to dwarfism in mammals twice
Mammal body size decreased significantly during at least two ancient global warming events, a new finding that suggests a similar outcome is possible in response to human-caused climate change, acco ... more
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New Zealand to ban shark finning
New Zealand is to ban shark finning in its waters within two years, Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy announced Sunday. ... more


Thousands protest 'toxic' gold mine in Greece
More than 5,000 people took to the streets of Greece's second-largest city on Saturday, police said, to protest against a controversial gold mine that has frayed relations in a northern village. ... more
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Ecuador in new probe to see if climate change worsens El Nino
Think Galapagos and you think nature in its most pristine expression. But the destructive weather phenomenon called El Nino turns coral reefs there a sickly white and sea iguanas scrawny. ... more

EU mulls tough options to deal with Mediterranean migrants
EU policymakers face tough choices as they ponder how to deal with a rising tide of migrants fleeing turmoil in neighboring Africa and the Mediterranean. ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
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Spanish winemakers eye China's wine frontier
Wines from Spain and the New World are gaining ground in China at the expense of their French counterparts, as increasingly adventurous Chinese wine enthusiasts push back the frontiers of a surging market, say experts. ... more

Sea turtle deaths alarming Central America
Hundreds of sea turtles are washing up dead on the beaches of Central America and scientists don't know why. ... more

Three Chinese in Tanzanian court over ivory haul
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China whips up reform expectations from key meeting
Chinese state media on Sunday whipped up expectations for economic reforms from a key Communist Party meeting, but warned changes would be hard to implement. ... more

Dolphin virus outbreak in Atlantic is deadliest ever
The deadliest known outbreak of a measles-like virus in bottlenose dolphins has killed a record number of the animals along the US Atlantic coast since July, officials said Friday. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Northrop to integrate missile countermeasure systems for Air Force, Navy

Lockheed flies long-range endurance test flights of Fury unmanned aircraft

China convicts US woman held for 'spying'

US missile system in S.Korea operational soon: US admiral

U.S. Air Force test-launches antiballistic missile from California

N.Korea's Kim must come to 'his senses': US admiral

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One of most intense typhoons ever recorded hits Philippines
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Carbon storage recovers faster than plant biodiversity in re-growing tropical forests
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Improved legume technologies can boost entire farming system from the ground up
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EU mulls tough options to deal with Mediterranean migrants

Space technologies boost disaster reduction int'l co-op

How to Manage Nature's Runaway Freight Trains

European science satellite to break up late Sunday

NASA Technologists Embrace Laser Instrument Challenge

New chemistry: Drawing and writing in liquid with light

VC predicts the motion of the ocean

Sea turtle deaths alarming Central America

New Zealand to ban shark finning

Dutch plead in court for release of Greenpeace activists

The Arctic ceases to be a 'province'

Search on for oldest antarctic ice in hunt for ancient climate clues


Holograms offer hope in fight against malaria
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The Arctic ceases to be a 'province'
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Health benefits of wild blueberries abound: Study
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China leaders start key economic 'reform' summit

US finance chief to raise China currency on Asia trip

Cheap Chinese textiles slam Peru's garment industry

Africa scrambles to build export network for mineral resources

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