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November 20, 2013
China's farmers await revolution in land reform
Gangzhong, China (AFP) Nov 20, 2013
China's promise to allow 600 million farmers to trade land could enable vast numbers to find a better life, but Lu Jinliang's experience shows the challenges of implementing reform, including entrenched local government interests. Two years ago, he rented out a small patch of fallow land to a neighbour in Gangzhong village to raise pigs, with the 480 yuan ($79) annual income supplementing his salary from working in a sweater factory. But local authorities invalidated the arrangement for Lu and 2 ... read more
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Philippines counts the cost of Typhoon Haiyan
Super Typhoon Haiyan's devastating assault on the central Philippines exerted a catastrophic human cost, but analysts say its impact on one of Asia's fastest growing economies will be less traumatic. ... more

Grisly race to identify the Philippines' typhoon dead
Clouds of flies rise as forensic pathologist Cecilia Lim opens body bags one-by-one, in a grim but crucial search for the identities of unknown typhoon victims in the Philippines. ... more

China sends rescuers to Philippines after criticism over aid
China was Wednesday sending an emergency response crew to the Philippines nearly two weeks after super typhoon Haiyan wreaked devastation, following staunch criticism over meagre assistance from the world's second largest economy. ... more
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Report predicts wild weather for U.S. Southeast in coming decades
Residents of the southeastern United States should begin to prepare for more drastically changing weather conditions due to climate change, researchers say. ... more


Underwater 'tree rings'
Almost 650 years of annual change in sea-ice cover can been seen in the calcite crust growth layers of seafloor algae, says a new study from the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM). "This ... more
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Ancient, modern DNA tell story of first humans in the Americas
of Illinois anthropology professor Ripan Malhi looks to DNA to tell the story of how ancient humans first came to the Americas and what happened to them once they were here. He will share some of hi ... more

On-Demand Transfusions Could Yield Novel Therapeutics Delivery
Red blood cells are the most transfused blood product in battlefield trauma care. Unfortunately, they are sometimes in limited supply in a battlefield environment. DARPA created its Blood Pharming p ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Researchers find new, inexpensive way to clean water from oil sands production

Stanford technology makes metal wires on solar cells nearly invisible to light

Australian-first safety guide and study show what's in store for our energy future

New access to the interior of electronic components

HKUST scientists explain the theory behind Ising superconductivity

Designing PV panels so attractive they turn the neighbors green

New step towards producing cheap and efficient renewable fuels


Ocean acidification: Hard to digest
Ocean acidification impairs digestion in marine organisms, according to a new study published in the journal Nature Climate Change. Researchers from Sweden and Germany have studied the larval stage ... more

Landsat Data Yield Best View to Date of Global Forest Losses, Gains
The ravages of deforestation, wildfires, windstorms and insects on global forests during this century are revealed in unprecedented detail in a new study based on data from the NASA-U.S. Geological ... more

Respiratory disorder in the ocean
More than four months from November 2012 to March 2013 Kiel ocean scientists investigated on the German research vessel METEOR the oxygen-poor upwelling regions in the tropical Pacific off Peru. ... more
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UEA research reveals how farmers could mitigate nitrous oxide emissions
Farmers may be able to help reduce emissions of the greenhouse gas nitrous oxide (N2O) by incorporating copper into crop fertilisation processes - according to new research from the University of Ea ... more

Success of climate talks vital for 2 C target
Achieving a global climate agreement soon could be crucial for the objective to keep global mean temperature rise below 2 degrees Celsius. The challenges of meeting the long-term target will otherwi ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Elbit to supply Hermes 900 HFE UAS to Switzerland

China's hypersonic weapon capable of overcoming air defense systems

Coalition hits boats carrying arms to Yemen rebels: military

Pakistan airstrikes kill 17 militants: army

Turkey denies suspending Syria air strikes after Russia crisis

Updated communications systems for China's Su-35 fighters

Philippines goes supersonic again with S. Korean fighter jets


Paths out of uncertainty
Long-term and average changes are in the focus of the discussion on climate change: globally, as the different scientific climate models all predict, it will be warmer on Earth at the end of the cen ... more

Fishermen adrift after typhoon takes livelihood
A crucifix crudely fashioned from broken twigs marks a shallow grave on the beach in Baybay, a once-lively Philippines fishing village where generations saw the sea as a source of bounty until it cruelly turned against them. ... more

Four dead as NE China hit by massive snowstorm
Northeastern China's biggest city of Harbin has been pummelled by its worst snowstorm for 50 years, state media said Tuesday. ... more
Grisly race to identify the Philippines' typhoon dead

Aquino asserts control over typhoon relief effort

'Help Us': Isolated typhoon victims clamour for food

UNH scientists document, quantify deep-space radiation hazards

Raytheon awarded US Navy contract for radar production

Bayanat Airports And Lockheed To Deploy Windtracer Lidar In Middle East

Scientists create a low-cost, long-lasting water splitter made of silicon and nickel

Fishermen adrift after typhoon takes livelihood

Respiratory disorder in the ocean

Could volcanoes be causing Antarctic ice loss?

Protests as Greenpeace activists mark two months in detention

Brazil hails Russian bail for held Greenpeace militant


Search for victims as Sardinia floods leave 18 dead
Italian emergency workers searched house by house on the island of Sardinia on Tuesday after a Mediterranean cyclone triggered flash floods, leaving 18 people dead and forcing thousands to seek emergency shelter. ... more

DNA of early hominid found to include 'mystery' early genes
The genome of the Denisovans, an extinct early hominid species, includes DNA that seems to have come from yet another unknown group, a U.S. scientist says. ... more

Typhoon wiped out third of Philippines' rice crop: UN
Typhoon Haiyan wiped out one-third of the Philippines' rice-growing areas, the UN food agency said Tuesday, calling for "urgent assistance" to farmers who need to sow new seeds. ... more

Aqua-Spark fund dives into fish farming future
Investment fund Aqua-Spark is setting course to make money while promoting healthier oceans and feeding the world. ... more
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Satellite Spectrum Is Central To Future Vision For Global Connectivity

Flight teams prepare for LISA Pathfinder liftoff

Intelsat General to provide connectivity in support of Mid East operations

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UAE Launches NanoSatellite Outreach Program

The Ins and Outs of NASA's First Launch of SLS and Orion


Philippines storm spurs passion for poor at climate talks


Haiyan revives compensation row at UN climate talks


China reform pledges show Xi assuming Deng mantle: analysts


Brazil hails Russian bail for held Greenpeace militant


Has the idea of 'zero deforestation' lost its meaning


Island biodiversity in danger of total submersion with climate change


Researchers warn against high emissions from oil palm expansion in Brazil


New malaria vaccines roadmap targets next generation products by 2030


Snow melts faster under trees than in open areas in mild climates


New generation of micro sensors for monitoring ocean acidification

Amazon rainforest more able to withstand drought than previously thought

'Help Us': Isolated typhoon victims clamour for food

Sardinia flash floods leave nine dead

Violent tornadoes kill 7 in US Midwest, dozens injured

Japan lowers carbon dioxide emissions reduction target

Russia grants bail to first Greenpeace activist

Everyday chemical exposure linked to preterm births

Indonesian woman dies of bird flu: health ministry

Clinton tells China forum he hopes for female US president

Demonstrators at Warsaw climate summit demand emission cuts

Angry French farmers to 'blockade' Paris

Cost from disasters quadrupled in 30 years: World Bank

China reform plan impresses, but analysts watch effects

Aquino asserts control over typhoon relief effort

China one-child law change small but crucial: experts

Dangerous weather, tornadoes tear up US Midwest

End to China labour camps cheered -- but what next?

Protests as Greenpeace activists mark two months in detention

Optimizing electronic correlations for superconductivity

Overcoming Brittleness: New Insights into Bulk Metallic Glass

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