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April 14, 2014
ICE WORLD
Growth of Antarctic ice sheet triggered warming in the Southern Ocean during Miocene
Bremerhaven, Germany (SPX) Apr 15, 2014
Scientists of the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI), have deciphered a supposed climate paradox from the Miocene era by means of complex model simulations. When the Antarctic ice sheet grew to its present-day size around 14 million years ago, it did not get colder everywhere on the Earth, but there were regions that became warmer. A physical contradiction? No, as AWI experts now found out, the expansion of the ice sheet on the Antarctic continent trigge ... read more
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FARM NEWS

Oyster aquaculture could significantly improve Potomac River estuary water quality
Oyster aquaculture in the Potomac River estuary could result in significant improvements to water quality, according to a new NOAA and U.S. Geological Survey study published in the journal Aquatic G ... more
FARM NEWS

GM crops under the microscope at international debate
One of the world's most contentious food issues - Genetically Modified (GM) crops - will be debated by some of the world's leading authorities on the subject at Queen's University Belfast today (Wed ... more
FARM NEWS

Farming for improved ecosystem services seen as economically feasible
By changing row-crop management practices in economically and environmentally stable ways, US farms could contribute to improved water quality, biological diversity, pest suppression, and soil ferti ... more
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Researchers say Neanderthals were no strangers to good parenting
Archaeologists at the University of York are challenging the traditional view that Neanderthal childhood was difficult, short and dangerous. A research team from PALAEO (Centre for Human Palae ... more


WATER WORLD

A small coral-eating worm may mean big trouble for reefs
New research from the University of Southampton has identified a coral-eating flatworm as a potential threat for coral reefs. It is barely possible to see the parasitic worm Amakusaplana acroporae w ... more
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WATER WORLD

Study resolves controversy over nitrogen's ocean 'exit strategies'
A decades-long debate over how nitrogen is removed from the ocean may now be settled by new findings from researchers at Princeton University and their collaborators at the University of Washington. ... more
WOOD PILE

Warming Climate Has Consequences for Michigan's Forests
In the last 100 years, Michigan has become warmer, with more rain coming through heavy downpours. Climate models suggest that the state will continue to warm and variability in precipitation pattern ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
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Westinghouse to Supply Advanced Safety System to Ukraine Nuclear Power Plants

Leaders Discuss Wind Power in Canada's Energy Future

'Nanomotor lithography' answers call for affordable, simpler device manufacturing

Reverse engineering materials for more efficient heating and cooling

Saving lots of computing capacity with a new algorithm

Nanosafety research - there's room for improvement

CLIMATE SCIENCE

Odds that global warming is due to natural factors: Slim to none
An analysis of temperature data since 1500 all but rules out the possibility that global warming in the industrial era is just a natural fluctuation in the earth's climate, according to a new study ... more
FLORA AND FAUNA

Iconic boreal bird species declining in the Adirondacks
A new study from the Wildlife Conservation Society finds that several iconic Adirondack birds are in trouble, with declines driven by the size of their wetland habitats, how connected these wetlands ... more
WATER WORLD

Reef fish arrived in two waves
The world's reefs are hotbeds of biological diversity, including over 4,500 species of fish. A new study shows that the ancestors of these fish colonized reefs in two distinct waves, before and afte ... more
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FLORA AND FAUNA

Antennae Help Flies "Cruise" In Gusty Winds
Due to its well-studied genome and small size, the humble fruit fly has been used as a model to study hundreds of human health issues ranging from Alzheimer's to obesity. However, Michael Dickinson, ... more
FARM NEWS

Camels emit less methane than cows or sheep
Ruminant cows and sheep account for a major proportion of the methane produced around the world. Currently around 20 percent of global methane emissions stem from ruminants. In the atmosphere methan ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Back to Cold War as Russia probes NATO defences

Japanese aircraft scrambles endangering safety: China

China Concerned by India's Moves to Secure Northeastern Border

China punishes HK lawmaker for criticising leader

Chinese Communist leadership 'fundamental' to rule of law: party

Canadian military receiving satellite-on-the-move communications system

Iraq Sunni exiles say bombs cannot defeat IS

ICE WORLD

New technology helps paleontologists see Ice-Age bee in intricate detail
Scientists in California recently used CT scanning technology to capture remarkably detailed photos of an Ice Age bee, preserved in a nest of ancient leaves. ... more
DEMOCRACY

Philippine leader receives draft law for Muslim self-rule
Philippine President Benigno Aquino on Monday formally received a draft law representing a crucial step towards the creation of an autonomous area for the country's Muslim minority, following a historic peace deal. ... more
FIRE STORM

Thousands evacuated, 12 dead in Chile blaze
More than 8,000 people were evacuated Sunday as an army of firefighters battled a killer blaze that tore through parts of Chile's historic port of Valparaiso and left at least 12 people dead. ... more
FIRE STORM
Italian navy says nearly 900 migrants rescued

Solomons flood victims 'terrified' after quakes

Survey finds majority of Malaysians distrust govt on MH370


FIRE STORM
Middle Eastern country orders more border radar

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FIRE STORM
Mini-sub deploys to scour ocean depths in MH370 hunt

Reef fish arrived in two waves

Sunken logs create new worlds for seafloor animals


FIRE STORM
Antarctica, a dream destination for tourists

Growth of Antarctic ice sheet triggered warming in the Southern Ocean during Miocene

New technology helps paleontologists see Ice-Age bee in intricate detail

WATER WORLD

Mini-sub deploys to scour ocean depths in MH370 hunt
Australia decided Monday to deploy a mini-submarine to scour the unmapped Indian Ocean seabed for Malaysian jet MH370 at a daunting depth of 4,500 metres (15,000 feet), ending the search for black-box signals. ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Solomons flood victims 'terrified' after quakes
A series of powerful earthquakes off the Solomon Islands sparked panic in evacuation centres filled with victims of an earlier flood but apparently caused no serious damage, aid workers said Monday. ... more
SINO DAILY

China officials seek to block corruption protesters: report
Local Chinese officials are blocking citizens seeking to report corruption to a central government inspection team, state media said on Monday, in the latest apparent abuse of the country's petitioning system. ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Survey finds majority of Malaysians distrust govt on MH370
More than half of Malaysians believe their government is hiding information about missing flight MH370, according to survey results released by a news portal Monday. ... more
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Antares rocket launch failed due to possible engine flaw

NASA Completes Initial Assessment after Orbital Launch Mishap

Getting to Know You, Rocket Edition: Interim Cryogenic Propulsion Stage

Russia Puts Meridian Communications Satellite Into Orbit

FY 15 launch schedule kicks off with GPS IIF-8 liftoff from 'The Cape'

NASA to work with cargo partners despite rocket crash

EARLY EARTH

Graduate student brings extinct plants to life

EARLY EARTH

World ranking tracks birds' evolutionary distinctness

EARLY EARTH

Extinct carnivorous marsupial may have hunted prey larger than itself

FIRE STORM

Thousands evacuated, 11 dead in Chile blaze

SHAKE AND BLOW

Magnitude 7.5 quake strikes off Solomon Islands: USGS

SHAKE AND BLOW

Cyclone warning lifted on Australia's Barrier Reef coast

EPIDEMICS

Japan orders chicken cull after bird flu outbreak in south

DEMOCRACY

Army plays kingmaker in Algeria democracy

CLIMATE SCIENCE

UN climate chief urges 'bold' carbon-curbing steps

CLIMATE SCIENCE

UN climate goal feasible but energy reform vital: panel

Climate: Farming emissions to rise 30% by 2050

Increase in activity at DRC's Nyamulagira volcano

China and India face huge cancer burden: experts

Jailed China activist defiant as court rejects appeal

Kenya wildlife officials suspended over poaching crisis

Oil company blamed for toxic tap water in China: Xinhua

Italian navy says nearly 900 migrants rescued

Sunken logs create new worlds for seafloor animals

Unity is strength in the marketing of smallholder farm produce

Rare leafcutter bee fossils reveal Ice Age environment at the La Brea Tar Pits

Skulls of red and giant pandas provide insight into coexistence

One of the last strongholds for Western chimpanzees

Study shows 'dinosaurs of the turtle world' at risk in Southeast rivers

MU Researchers Find Rare Fossilized Embryos More Than 500 Million Years Old

Salamanders Help Predict Health of Ecosystems on US Golf Courses

Plants evolve ways to control embryo growth

New towns going up in developing nations pose major risk to the poor

Four-eyed daddy longlegs fossil fills in evolutionary tree

Ancient 'spider' images reveal eye-opening secrets

Virus structure inspires novel understanding of onion-like carbon nanoparticles

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