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April 16, 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


FIRE STORM

Chileans survey damage from massive blaze
Chileans on Monday surveyed the smoking remains of homes charred in a fire in the historic port of Valparaiso, the city's worst-ever blaze that killed 15 people, mainly in poor neighbourhoods. ... more
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DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Mini-sub to dive again after aborting first MH370 search
A mini-sub hunting missing Flight MH370 was set to sweep the Indian Ocean seabed again Tuesday after cutting short its first mission, as Malaysia vowed to reveal any 'black box' data found. ... more
DEMOCRACY

China condemns British rights report and cancels talks
China expressed anger at Britain Tuesday for a report criticising its human rights record, a day after London said Beijing called off a dialogue between the countries on the issue. ... more
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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

WATER WORLD

UN weather agency warns of 'El Nino' this year
The UN weather agency Tuesday warned there was a good chance of an "El Nino" climate phenomenon in the Pacific Ocean this year, bringing droughts and heavy rainfall to the rest of the world. ... more
CLIMATE SCIENCE

Vacuuming carbon from the atmosphere may be most realistic solution to climate change
In order to stave off the worst of global warming's consequences, the world's nations must find a way to reduce carbon emissions by 40 to 70 percent by 2050. That's one of many claims made in the latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). ... more
WOOD PILE

Forest fires and warming planet could accelerate deforestation in Amazon
The increasingly deadly combination of forest fire and extreme weather spells tragedy for the trees of the Amazonian rainforest, according to a new study by biologists from Brazil's Amazon Environmental Research Institute and the Woods Hole Research Center in the U.S. ... more
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WHALES AHOY

Japan plans to resume whaling in 2015
Earlier this month, the International Court of Justice halted Japanese whaling, ruling it in violation of the 1986 moratorium on whaling. ... more
EPIDEMICS

Mali remains free of deadly Ebola epidemic: government
Mali said on Tuesday it was clear of the Ebola epidemic suspected to be behind around 130 deaths this year in Guinea and Liberia. ... 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

CLONE AGE

Goat to be cloned to treat rare genetic disorder
Scientists in Brazil have genetically modified a goat to produce milk with an enzyme to treat a rare genetic disorder, O Estado de Sao Paulo newspaper reported Tuesday. ... more
FARM NEWS

Japan culls 112,000 chickens after bird flu outbreak
Japan has finished slaughtering 112,000 chickens after confirming its first bird flu infections for three years, with authorities stepping up efforts to swiftly contain the latest outbreak, officials said Tuesday. ... more
FLORA AND FAUNA

A European bear's point of view, finally on film
They love their larvae, snore like troopers when they sleep on their sides and, for reasons unknown, get a kick out of pushing over the trunks of dead trees. ... more
FLORA AND FAUNA
Malaysia vows to be transparent with 'black box' data

Solomons flood victims 'terrified' after quakes

Survey finds majority of Malaysians distrust govt on MH370


FLORA AND FAUNA
Refreshingly cool, potentially toxic

ISS to Beam Video via Laser Back to Earth

Amazonas 4A satellite anomaly being investigated following launch


FLORA AND FAUNA
Mini-sub deploys to scour ocean depths in MH370 hunt

Reef fish arrived in two waves

A small coral-eating worm may mean big trouble for reefs


FLORA AND FAUNA
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

DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Mini-sub dives again after aborting first MH370 search
A mini-sub hunting for Malaysian jet MH370 was Tuesday set for a second sweep of the remote Indian Ocean seabed, after aborting its first search when it encountered water deeper than its operating limits. ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Malaysia vows to be transparent with 'black box' data
Any data that is eventually recovered from the "black box" of missing flight MH370 will be publicly released, Malaysia's transport minister pledged Tuesday, as the government battles widespread criticism over the transparency of its investigation. ... more
ICE WORLD

Canada boycotts Arctic Council meeting in Moscow
Canada boycotted Arctic Council meetings in Russia this week in protest of Russia's "illegal occupation" of Ukraine, Minister Leona Aglukkaq said Tuesday. ... 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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Orbital Sciences Considers Replacing Russian Engine Used on Antares

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

WATER WORLD

Study resolves controversy over nitrogen's ocean 'exit strategies'

WOOD PILE

Warming Climate Has Consequences for Michigan's Forests

CLIMATE SCIENCE

Odds that global warming is due to natural factors: Slim to none

FLORA AND FAUNA

Iconic boreal bird species declining in the Adirondacks

WATER WORLD

Reef fish arrived in two waves

FLORA AND FAUNA

Antennae Help Flies "Cruise" In Gusty Winds

FARM NEWS

Camels emit less methane than cows or sheep

ICE WORLD

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

DEMOCRACY

Philippine leader receives draft law for Muslim self-rule

FIRE STORM

Thousands evacuated, 12 dead in Chile blaze

Mini-sub deploys to scour ocean depths in MH370 hunt

Solomons flood victims 'terrified' after quakes

China officials seek to block corruption protesters: report

Survey finds majority of Malaysians distrust govt on MH370

Graduate student brings extinct plants to life

World ranking tracks birds' evolutionary distinctness

Extinct carnivorous marsupial may have hunted prey larger than itself

Thousands evacuated, 11 dead in Chile blaze

Magnitude 7.5 quake strikes off Solomon Islands: USGS

Cyclone warning lifted on Australia's Barrier Reef coast

Japan orders chicken cull after bird flu outbreak in south

Army plays kingmaker in Algeria democracy

UN climate chief urges 'bold' carbon-curbing steps

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

Iran ready to help Europe with natural gas

Group to spearhead German wind farm program

GDF Suez optimizes LNG deliveries

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