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April 17, 2014
WOOD PILE
Nutrient-rich forests absorb more carbon
Laxenburg, Austria (SPX) Apr 17, 2014
The ability of forests to sequester carbon from the atmosphere depends on nutrients available in the forest soils, shows new research from an international team of researchers, including IIASA. The study, published in the journal Nature Climate Change, showed that forests growing in fertile soils with ample nutrients are able to sequester about 30% of the carbon that they take up during photosynthesis. In contrast, forests growing in nutrient-poor soils may retain only 6% of that carbon. The rest ... read more
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OZONE NEWS

Plugging an ozone hole
Since the discovery of the Antarctic ozone hole, scientists, policymakers, and the public have wondered whether we might someday see a similarly extreme depletion of ozone over the Arctic. But ... more
EARLY EARTH

Faithful allies since the Cretaceous
Like humans, many animals depend on beneficial microbes for survival. Although such symbioses can persist for millions of years, the factors maintaining their long-term stability remain, in most cas ... more
FARM NEWS

Pioneering findings on the dual role of carbon dioxide in photosynthesis
Researchers at Umea University have found that carbon dioxide, in its ionic form bicarbonate, has a regulating function in the splitting of water in photosynthesis. This means that carbon dioxide ha ... more
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FLORA AND FAUNA

Study finds recent wolf-dog hybridization in Caucasus region
Dog owners in the Caucasus Mountains of Georgia might want to consider penning up their dogs more often: hybridization of wolves with shepherd dogs might be more common, and more recent, than previo ... more


ABOUT US

Neanderthals and Cro-magnons did not coincide on the Iberian Peninsula
The meeting between a Neanderthal and one of the first humans, which we used to picture in our minds, did not happen on the Iberian Peninsula. That is the conclusion reached by an international team ... more
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BLUE SKY

Greenland ice cores show industrial record of acid rain, success of US Clean Air Act
The rise and fall of acid rain is a global experiment whose results are preserved in the geologic record. By analyzing samples from the Greenland ice sheet, University of Washington atmospheric scie ... more
WATER WORLD

Puget Sound's rich waters supplied by deep, turbulent canyon
The headwaters for Puget Sound's famously rich waters lie far below the surface, in a submarine canyon that draws nutrient-rich water up from the deep ocean. New measurements may explain how the Pac ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Thin film produces new chemistry in 'nanoreactor'

A path to brighter images and more efficient LCD displays

An alternative to 'Turing Test'

Giving LEDs a cozy, warm glow

Jordan says able to export uranium by 2020

China's new 'Great Wall' not so great

Moscow working to save oil face

WATER WORLD

Water users can reduce the risk of spreading invasive species
Foreign species that are devastating water ecosystems could be "hitchhiking" around Britain on canoeists' and anglers' kit, according to a new study. Invaders like the killer shrimp, zebra mus ... more
CLONE AGE

How a Silly Putty ingredient could advance stem cell therapies
The sponginess of the environment where human embryonic stem cells are growing affects the type of specialized cells they eventually become, a University of Michigan study shows. The researche ... more
FLORA AND FAUNA

Climate change a likely culprit in coqui frog's altered calls
Changes in the Puerto Rican climate over the past three decades have caused small but significant changes to the coqui frog, the territory's national animal. UCLA biologists have found that not only ... more
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ICE WORLD

The role of oceanic carbon reservoir over glacial cycles
Glacial cycles at 104-yr time scale have been the focus of Quaternary paleoclimatology over the last century. In recent years with the emergence of continuous high-resolution records (ice cores, dee ... more
WATER WORLD

Researchers describe four new species of "killer sponges" from the deep sea
Killer sponges sound like creatures from a B-grade horror movie. In fact, they thrive in the lightless depths of the deep sea. Scientists first discovered that some sponges are carnivorous about 20 ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Signs N.Korea preparing bomb material amid nuclear test threats

China's Xi wraps up Pacific talks with Fiji aid boost

Sudan rebels claim raids on Blue Nile army bases

China defence minister brushes off fears over military growth

World powers discuss extending Iran deal deadline

Albania opens Hoxha's top secret Cold War nuclear bunker to public

Lockheed advancing technologies for U.S. Navy

FROTH AND BUBBLE

The result of slow degradation
Why do environmental pollutants accumulate in the cold polar regions? This may not only be due to the fact that many substances are less volatile at low temperatures, as has been long suspected, but ... more
WOOD PILE

Fire and drought may push Amazonian forests beyond tipping point
Future simulations of climate in the Amazon suggest a longer dry season leading to more drought and fires. Woods Hole Research Center scientists Michael Coe, Paulo Brando, Marcia Macedo and colleagu ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Two dead, 293 missing in S. Korea ferry capsize
South Korean rescue teams, including elite navy SEAL divers, raced Wednesday to find up to 293 people missing from a capsized ferry carrying 459 passengers and crew - mostly high school students bound for a holiday island. ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT
Malaysia vows to be transparent with 'black box' data

Mini-sub to dive again after aborting first MH370 search

US housing effort in Haiti falls short: official


DISASTER MANAGEMENT
Satellite telecom vulnerable to hackers: researchers

Refreshingly cool, potentially toxic

Amazonas 4A satellite anomaly being investigated following launch


DISASTER MANAGEMENT
Uncharted depths provide reality check for MH370 hunt

Reef fish arrived in two waves

Researchers describe four new species of "killer sponges" from the deep sea


DISASTER MANAGEMENT
Antarctica, a dream destination for tourists

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

The role of oceanic carbon reservoir over glacial cycles

FROTH AND BUBBLE

MEPs back plans to slash use of plastic shopping bags
The European Parliament on Wednesday backed plans to slash the use of plastic shopping bags which, carelessly thrown away, end up as unsightly litter and pollute the environment. ... more
ABOUT US

Evolution explains facial hair trends
Beards may have once served an evolutionary purpose, providing men warmth and protection against the elements, but today they're mostly a fashion choice. Right now, they're a pretty popular fashion choice. And evolutionary biologists at the University of New South Wales think they know why. ... more
SINO DAILY

China is advancing Hu Yaobang reforms: state media
Modern China is advancing reforms supported by Hu Yaobang, state media said Wednesday, a day after the 25th anniversary of the death of the reformer whose passing helped ignite the Tiananmen Square protests. ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT

US housing effort in Haiti falls short: official
A US project to provide badly-needed housing for hundreds of thousands of Haitians left homeless by a 2010 earthquake has failed to live up to its promise and went over budget, a government audit said Tuesday. ... more
Space News from SpaceDaily.com
Expedition 42 Trio Launches on Time to Station

Unravelling the mystery of gamma-ray bursts

It's filamentary: How galaxies evolve in the cosmic web

How to estimate the magnetic field of an exoplanet?

The riddle of the missing stars

Sun's rotating 'magnet' pulls lightning towards UK

NASA's SMAP May Clarify Link from Wet Soil to Weather

FARM NEWS

Danone says China recall weighs on first-quarter sales

SINO DAILY

Thousands of workers strike at China shoe factory

WATER WORLD

Uncharted depths provide reality check for MH370 hunt

FARM NEWS

Oyster aquaculture could significantly improve Potomac River estuary water quality

FARM NEWS

GM crops under the microscope at international debate

FARM NEWS

Farming for improved ecosystem services seen as economically feasible

FIRE STORM

Chileans survey damage from massive blaze

DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Mini-sub to dive again after aborting first MH370 search

DEMOCRACY

China condemns British rights report and cancels talks

WHALES AHOY

Japan plans to resume whaling in 2015

Mali remains free of deadly Ebola epidemic: government

Goat to be cloned to treat rare genetic disorder

Japan culls 112,000 chickens after bird flu outbreak

A European bear's point of view, finally on film

Mini-sub dives again after aborting first MH370 search

Malaysia vows to be transparent with 'black box' data

Canada boycotts Arctic Council meeting in Moscow

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

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

Warming Climate Has Consequences for Michigan's Forests

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

Iconic boreal bird species declining in the Adirondacks

Reef fish arrived in two waves

Antennae Help Flies "Cruise" In Gusty Winds

Camels emit less methane than cows or sheep

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

Fracking to thank for lower emissions, API says

12 U.S. states account for 80 percent of wind power

Problem wells source of greenhouse gas at unexpected stage of natural gas production

Scientists Capture Ultrafast Snapshots of Light-Driven Superconductivity

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