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April 18, 2014
DISASTER MANAGEMENT
12 Nepalese guides killed in worst-ever Everest accident
Kathmandu (AFP) April 18, 2014
At least 12 Nepalese guides preparing routes up Mount Everest for commercial climbers were killed Friday by an avalanche in the most deadly mountaineering accident ever on the world's highest peak, officials and rescuers say. The men were among a large party of Sherpas carrying tents, food and ropes who headed out in bright sunshine in an early morning expedition ahead of the main climbing season starting later this month. Four of them are still missing, tourism officials said, while one rescue ... read more
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SHAKE AND BLOW

Thousands evacuated near Peru volcano
Peruvian authorities began evacuating 4,000 people Thursday from villages near a volcano that has seen significantly increased activity, spewing smoke and ash. ... more
WOOD PILE

Illegal logging widespread in Peru, says study
A 14-year-old policy to encourage sustainable logging in Peru's Amazonian forest has unwittingly led to large-scale plundering, a study said Thursday. ... more
WHALES AHOY

Japan to redesign Antarctic whale hunt after UN court ruling
Japan said Friday it would redesign its controversial Antarctic whaling mission in a bid to make it more scientific, after a United Nations court ruled it was a commercial hunt masquerading as research. ... more
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EARTH OBSERVATION

NASA Highlights Magnetospheric Multiscale Mission at Local Fair
Representatives from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., were on hand April 5, 2014, for an outdoor "show and tell" event called the Mini Maker Faire. The event, which was held at ... more


FLORA AND FAUNA

S.Africa, Mozambique reach deal to fight rhino poaching
South Africa signed an anti-poaching agreement on Thursday with neighbouring Mozambique, a major transit route for rhino horn trafficked to Asia. ... more
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WATER WORLD

Sub dives deeper in hunt for missing MH370
The mini-sub searching for missing flight MH370 has reached record depths well beyond its normal operating limits, officials said Friday as it dived on its fifth seabed mission. ... more
FARM NEWS

China says massive area of its soil polluted
A huge area of China's soil covering more than twice the size of Spain is estimated to be polluted, the government said Thursday, announcing findings of a survey previously kept secret. ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Future batteries: Lithium-sulfur with a graphene wrapper

Choreography of an electron pair

Organic electronics could lead to cheap, wearable medical sensors

Pilot plant for the removal of extreme gas charges from deep waters

Instant-start computers possible with new breakthrough

Electron spin could be the key to high-temperature superconductivity

Rice study fuels hope for natural gas cars

SHAKE AND BLOW

Strong quake rattles Mexico
A powerful 7.0-magnitude earthquake rattled Mexico City on Friday, swaying buildings, shattering windows and prompting people to rush into the street as power went out, authorities said. ... more
ICE WORLD

Preglacial landscape found deep under Greenland ice
US geologists said Thursday they have uncovered a preglacial tundra landscape preserved for 2.7 million years far below the Greenland ice sheet. ... more
DEMOCRACY

IT czar Nilekani issues warning as India votes
IT billionaire turned political hopeful Nandan Nilekani said Thursday the "idea of India" was at stake as millions of voters headed to the ballot box in the latest phase of the mammoth elections. ... more
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DISASTER MANAGEMENT

MH370 search to be most costly ever at $100 mln: analysts
The search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 is set to be the most expensive in aviation history, analysts say, as efforts to find the aircraft deep under the Indian Ocean show no signs of slowing. ... more
SINO DAILY

China court jails four anti-graft activists for protests
A Chinese court on Friday sentenced four anti-corruption protestors to between two and three-and-a-half years in jail over their role in small-scale demonstrations, furthering a crackdown on rights activists. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
N. Korea slams UN vote, vows to bolster nuclear capacity

3 countries eye pooled acquisition, operation of airlifters

China protests US frigate sale to Taiwan

Poland orders more Norwegian missiles

Clock ticking on Mistral decision, Russia tells France

Canada increases global reach with new military transporter

US says delivered 10 Apaches to Egypt

PILLAGING PIRATES

Vietnam says 7 killed in shooting on China border
Seven people were killed in a gun battle between border guards and Chinese illegal migrants at a remote frontier crossing in northeast Vietnam, authorities said Friday. ... more
WOOD PILE

Nutrient-rich forests absorb more carbon
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. ... more
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
OZONE NEWS
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


OZONE NEWS
Satellite telecom vulnerable to hackers: researchers

Refreshingly cool, potentially toxic

Amazonas 4A satellite anomaly being investigated following launch


OZONE NEWS
UN weather agency warns of 'El Nino' this year

Uncharted depths provide reality check for MH370 hunt

Reef fish arrived in two waves


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

Antarctica, a dream destination for tourists

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

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
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
Space News from SpaceDaily.com
NASA's Spaceborne Carbon Counter Maps New Details

Kepler Proves It Can Still Find Planets

NASA releases video of Orion spacecraft re-entry from astronaut's perspective

NASA just emailed the space station a new socket wrench

US Ballistic Missile Defense Needs More Testing

UK Politicians Keeping 'Options Open' Over Trident Renewal

DARPA developing first-ever maneuverable bullet

BLUE SKY

Greenland ice cores show industrial record of acid rain, success of US Clean Air Act

WATER WORLD

Puget Sound's rich waters supplied by deep, turbulent canyon

WATER WORLD

Water users can reduce the risk of spreading invasive species

CLONE AGE

How a Silly Putty ingredient could advance stem cell therapies

FLORA AND FAUNA

Climate change a likely culprit in coqui frog's altered calls

ICE WORLD

The role of oceanic carbon reservoir over glacial cycles

WATER WORLD

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

FROTH AND BUBBLE

The result of slow degradation

WOOD PILE

Fire and drought may push Amazonian forests beyond tipping point

DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Two dead, 293 missing in S. Korea ferry capsize

MEPs back plans to slash use of plastic shopping bags

Evolution explains facial hair trends

China is advancing Hu Yaobang reforms: state media

US housing effort in Haiti falls short: official

Danone says China recall weighs on first-quarter sales

Thousands of workers strike at China shoe factory

Uncharted depths provide reality check for MH370 hunt

Oyster aquaculture could significantly improve Potomac River estuary water quality

GM crops under the microscope at international debate

Farming for improved ecosystem services seen as economically feasible

Chileans survey damage from massive blaze

Mini-sub to dive again after aborting first MH370 search

China condemns British rights report and cancels talks

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

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