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December 25, 2013
Big data project reveals where carbon-stocking projects in Africa provide the greatest benefits
Aarhus, Denmark (SPX) Dec 23, 2013
It is increasingly recognized that climate change has the potential to threaten people and nature, and that it is imperative to tackle the drivers of climate change, namely greenhouse gases. One way to slow climate change is to increase the number of trees on Earth, as they, through photosynthesis, take up the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide, converting it to carbon products which are stored in the vegetation (in the form of wood, roots, leaves) and oxygen. New forests continue to accumulate carbon ... read more
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Electric-Blue Clouds Appear over Antarctica
Data from NASA's AIM spacecraft show that noctilucent clouds are like a great "geophysical light bulb." They turn on every year in late spring, reaching almost full intensity over a period of no mor ... more

Virginia Tech research overturns assumption about mercury in the Arctic
For years, scientists have assumed that if mercury is high and increasing in fish in the North American and European Arctic, the same is true of fish elsewhere in the Arctic. But a team of sci ... more

Malaria drug target raises hopes for new treatments
Scientists have taken an important step towards new malaria treatments by identifying a way to stop malaria parasites from multiplying. In a study published in Nature Chemistry, they show that ... more
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Greek economic crisis leads to air pollution crisis
In the midst of a winter cold snap, a study from researchers in the United States and Greece reveals an overlooked side effect of economic crisis - dangerous air quality caused by burning cheaper fu ... more


Deepwater Horizon NRDA study shows possible oil impact on dolphins
Bottlenose dolphins in Louisiana's Barataria Bay have lung damage and adrenal hormone abnormalities not previously seen in other dolphin populations, according to a new peer-reviewed study published ... more
The Year In Space

DNA clamp to grab cancer before it develops
As part of an international research project, a team of researchers has developed a DNA clamp that can detect mutations at the DNA level with greater efficiency than methods currently in use. ... more

Slippery bark protects trees from pine beetle attack
Trees with smoother bark are better at repelling attacks by mountain pine beetles, which have difficulty gripping the slippery surface, according to a new study by the University of Colorado Boulder ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
A diamond as the steppingstone to new materials, using plasma physics technology

Columbia engineers create artificial graphene in a nanofabricated semiconductor structure

Rules for superconductivity mirrored in 'excitonic insulator'

Research dispels misconception of superconductivity in niobium compound

U.S. solar power group says it sees headwinds ahead

Bruce Power Contracts Major Industry Suppliers for Steam Generator Replacement Project

Oil-rich Alberta sees momentum for wind energy


New evidence that computers change the way we learn
People who use computers regularly are constantly mapping the movements of their hand and computer mouse to the cursor on the screen. Now, researchers reporting in the Cell Press journal Current Bio ... more

High winds, rain lash Europe leaving two dead, one missing at sea
High winds and heavy rain battered parts of Europe on Monday, leaving at least two people dead and one man lost at sea off France, and disrupting travel two days from Christmas. ... more

Flu vaccine more effective for women than men: study
The flu vaccine is generally less effective for men than for women, scientists said in a study Monday, tracing the effect to higher levels of testosterone that curb the immune response. ... more
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UN appoints two special envoys on climate
UN chief Ban Ki-moon announced Monday the appointment of two special envoys on climate change. ... more

Pollution alarm as Greeks switch to firewood for heat
Greek authorities on Monday offered free electricity to low-income families on certain days, after smog rose sharply as hard-hit residents increasingly shun fuel for cheaper firewood to heat their homes. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Iran supplied ballistic missile to Yemen rebels: US

Lockheed Martin successfully fired their new anti-ship missile

First GPS 3 satellite receives commands from new OCX ground control segment

EU launches defence pact it calls 'bad news for enemies'

China, S. Korea eye warmer ties following tensions

Putin, Trump discuss N Korea in phone call

Boeing to support Air Force's minuteman program


Uruguay will keep peacekeepers in Haiti through 2014
Lawmakers in Uruguay on Monday voted to keep peacekeepers in Haiti through the end of 2014, but said the government would keep open the option of an earlier full withdrawal. ... more

UNL Research Raises Concerns About Future Global Crop Yield Projections
About 30 percent of the major global cereal crops - rice, wheat and corn - may have reached their maximum possible yields in farmers' fields, according to University of Nebraska-Lincoln research pub ... more

Coastal ocean aquaculture can be environmentally sustainable
Specific types of fish farming can be accomplished with minimal or no harm to the coastal ocean environment as long as proper planning and safeguards are in place, according to a new report from res ... more
Uruguay will keep peacekeepers in Haiti through 2014

Companies Donate Satellite Capacity And Ground Infrastructure Services To Philippines

Philippines launches $8.17 bn Haiyan rebuilding plan

Europe's Gaia telescope detaches from Fregat-MT upper stage

Sailing satellites into safe retirement

Researchers Design First Battery-Powered Invisibility Cloaking Device

Saving Fiji's coral reefs linked to forest conservation upstream

Deepwater Horizon NRDA study shows possible oil impact on dolphins

Drought and climate change: An uncertain future?

Enormous Aquifer Discovered Under Greenland Ice Sheet

China to build two new Antarctic bases: state media

Electric-Blue Clouds Appear over Antarctica


Availability of food increases as countries' dependence on food trade grows
The figures come out in a study made at Aalto University in Finland examining developments in food availability and food self-sufficiency in 1965. Researchers of Aalto University examined the develo ... more

Efforts to curb climate change require greater emphasis on livestock
While climate change negotiators struggle to agree on ways to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, they have paid inadequate attention to other greenhouse gases associated with livestock, accordin ... more

Environmentalists pledge to stop Swedish wolf hunt
Swedish environmental groups on Friday vowed to block plans to cull wolves in controversial licensed hunts aimed at keeping their numbers down and potentially cutting the wolf population in half. ... more

Anti-whalers dismiss 'sham' Australian surveillance
Militant anti-whaling group Sea Shepherd on Monday dismissed as a "sham" Australian government plans to track Japan's annual whale hunt by air instead of by sea, saying it was a toothless and "cowardly" response. ... more
Space News from
In first, SpaceX launches recycled rocket and spaceship

Boeing tapped to sustain Space-Based Space Surveillance system

NASA uses AI to uncover eighth planet circling distant star

Lockheed Martin and NEC to Enhance Satellites, Space Travel with Artificial Intelligence

No alien 'signals' from cigar-shaped asteroid: researchers

RS-25 Engine Test is Giant Step for 3-D Printing

NanoRacks Integrates Largest New Shepard Payload Manifest to Date


Russian court sentences Olympics critic to three years


Singapore to deport 53 riot suspects back to India


Scandal-hit Turkey PM presses police purge


Khodorkovsky to stay out of Russia, help jailed dissidents


Revealed: Vast water store beneath Greenland's ice


Chinese firm buys historic French chateau, vineyard


Fossil throat bone suggests Neanderthals had power of speech


Bangladesh to deploy military to stem poll violence


'World is behind you', Ban tells Philippine typhoon survivors


Tanzania fires ministers over anti-poaching abuses: PM

Neanderthal genome shows early human interbreeding, inbreeding

Oregano Oil May Help Sunflower Seeds Keep Longer

A roly-poly pika gathers much moss

Sunlight adaptation of Neanderthal genome found in 65 percent of modern East Asians

Saving Fiji's coral reefs linked to forest conservation upstream

New actors in the Arctic ecosystem: Atlantic amphipods are now reproducing in Arctic waters

Democracy dream sours in China's Wukan two years on

S.Africa rhino poaching toll approaches 1,000

New Zealand economy rebounds after drought

Pollution shrouds Tibetan capital, grounding flights

New volcanic island off Japan could be permanent, scientists say

Romania says Enel, ArcelorMittal exit nuclear project

China interbank rates surge again despite cash injection

Correa slams report on CIA role in Ecuador strike

Westinghouse Expands European Nuclear Center To Meet Growing Demand

Solvay and AREVA team up to develop new thorium applications

US forces ready for possible new S.Sudan evacuations

York scientists' significant step forward in biofuels quest

Lifeline oil fields under rebel threat in South Sudan

Finnish Santa Claus wants to go global, all year round

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