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June 12, 2014
BLUE SKY
Earth's breathable atmosphere a result of continents taking control of the carbon cycle
Exeter, UK (SPX) Jun 12, 2014
Scientists investigating one of the greatest riddles of the Earth's past may have discovered a mechanism to help determine how oxygen levels in the atmosphere expanded to allow life to evolve. High concentrations of atmospheric oxygen have been essential for the evolution of complex life on the Earth. Over the 4.5 billion years of Earth history, oxygen concentration has risen from trace amounts to 21% of the atmosphere today. However, the mechanisms behind this rise are uncertain, and it remains o ... read more
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BLUE SKY

Snowballs to soot: The clumping density of many things seems to be a standard
Particles of soot floating through the air and comets hurtling through space have at least one thing in common: 0.36. That, reports a research group at the National Institute of Standards and Techno ... more
WATER WORLD

Genetics reveal that reef corals and their algae live together but evolve independently
New research reveals that Caribbean corals and the algae that inhabit them form a remarkably stable relationship - new knowledge that can serve as an important tool in preserving and restoring vita ... more
SINO DAILY

China today: Culprit, victim or last best hope for a global ecological civilisation?
China, from 2015 the world's biggest economy, is its worst polluter already now. It has not yet, but will be most probably climbing the top position also with regards the aggregate contribution to c ... more
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FARM NEWS

How much fertilizer is too much for the climate?
Helping farmers around the globe apply more-precise amounts of nitrogen-based fertilizer can help combat climate change. In a new study published in this week's Proceedings of the National Academy o ... more


ICE WORLD

New permafrost is forming around shrinking Arctic lakes
Researchers from McGill and the U.S. Geological Survey, more used to measuring thawing permafrost than its expansion, have made a surprising discovery. There is new permafrost forming around Twelvem ... more
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CLIMATE SCIENCE

How Earth avoided global warming, last time around
Geochemists have calculated a huge rise in atmospheric CO2 was only avoided by the formation of a vast mountain range in the middle of the ancient supercontinent, Pangea. This work is being presente ... more
WATER WORLD

Geologists Confirm Oxygen Levels of Ancient Oceans
Zunli Lu and Xiaoli Zhou, an assistant professor and Ph.D. student, respectively, in the Department of Earth Sciences, are part of an international team of researchers whose findings have been publi ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
A New Way To Convert Light To Electrical Energy

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

ABOUT US

New paper amplifies hypothesis on human language's deep origins
On the island of Java, in Indonesia, the silvery gibbon, an endangered primate, lives in the rainforests. In a behavior that's unusual for a primate, the silvery gibbon sings: It can vocalize long, ... more
EXO LIFE

Could Exomoons Give False Positives In Search For Life?
Oxygen and methane should destroy each other when they are in the same atmosphere, breaking down into carbon monoxide and water. On Earth, however, these elements co-exist. That's because they're co ... more
WOOD PILE

Environmental 'one-two punch' imperils Amazonian forests
One of the world's longest-running ecological studies has revealed that Amazonian forests are being altered by multiple environmental threats - creating even greater perils for the world's largest r ... more
Startup in the Land of the Rising Sun; A Japanese Solar Venture - by Bradley L. Bartz


SINO DAILY

Protests in Hong Kong after China moves to assert control
Protesters turned Hong Kong's constitutional document into toilet paper Wednesday in an angry demonstration against Beijing's publication of a controversial white paper reasserting China's control over the city. ... more
CLIMATE SCIENCE

Tokyo reviews cost, environmental impact of 2020 Games venues
Tokyo is putting its planned venues for the 2020 Olympics under a microscope due to surging construction costs and environmental concerns, the megacity's top official said. ... 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

DEMOCRACY

Virginia political quake may doom Obama immigration hopes
A grassroots revolution in Virginia did not just topple Republican Party chieftain Eric Cantor. ... more
WHALES AHOY

N.Zealand snubs call to better protect 'hobbit' dolphin
New Zealand on Wednesday dismissed a call from top marine scientists to better protect a rare dolphin, saying existing safeguards for the creature dubbed "the hobbit of the sea" were sufficient. ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW

Hurricane Cristina forms off coast of Mexico: US
Tropical storm Cristina has strengthened into a hurricane off the southwest coast of Mexico, the US National Hurricane Center said Wednesday. ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW

Flooding in Paraguay sends thousands fleeing to shelters
Flooding has forced the evacuation of about 150,000 people in Paraguay's capital city Asuncion, authorities said Tuesday. ... more
ICE WORLD

Great Lakes finally free of ice
For the first time in seven months, the Great Lakes are free of ice. The holdover winter freeze lasted almost the entirety of spring. But with just a little less than two weeks until the summer solstice, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) confirmed that the Great Lakes were free of the frozen chunks. ... more

TRADE WARS

China in rare ruling favouring strikers: report
A Chinese committee has ruled against an employer who fired 40 workers for going on strike, state-media said Wednesday, highlighting rising labour activism in the world's second largest economy. ... more
FLORA AND FAUNA

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service puts meadow jumping mouse on endangered species list
More than 30 years after the state of New Mexico listed its native meadow jumping mouse as endangered, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has offered the rare mouse federal protections in three western states. ... more
Space News from SpaceDaily.com
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

EPIDEMICS

Key genes for Spanish flu pandemic exist in nature: report

DISASTER MANAGEMENT

MH370 China relatives meet wall of silence from airline

FLORA AND FAUNA

What a 66-million-year-old forest fire reveals about the last days of the dinosaurs

FIRE STORM

State of wildland fire emissions, carbon, and climate research

FARM NEWS

Report supports shutdown of all high seas fisheries

TECH SPACE

Plastic rocks likely to become part of geologic record

FLORA AND FAUNA

Quick getaway: How flies escape looming predators

FARM NEWS

Common bean genome sequence provides powerful tools to improve critical food crop

FARM NEWS

Retracing early cultivation steps: Lessons from comparing citrus genomes

ABOUT US

Did violence shape our faces?

Deadly diseases overlooked for too long

New England lakes recovering rapidly from acid rain

Chile rejects huge hydroelectric project in Patagonia

Experts want urgent action on rare N.Zealand 'hobbit' dolphin

Australia shark cull could snare more than 900, says report

Freak storms in Germany kill at least six: police

Togo goes high-tech in crackdown on ivory smuggling

Paris climate talks to draw up to 50,000: France

Tiananmen leader vows solidarity in secret China trip

China suspect killed after trying to seize school: media

Count of new CFCs in the atmosphere rises from 4 to 7

Cellular Self Destruction

Land quality and deforestation rate in Brazil

China must avoid 'trap' of Western-style democracy: media

Teachers and Scientists Meet at NASA GISS for Climate Change Workshop

Engility wins follow-on USAID training deal

Google seeks to transform century-old US utility industry

Magnetic cooling enables efficient, 'green' refrigeration

Virginia Tech architect reveals 'green roofs' need not go to great depths to work

Report Estimates Costs and Benefits of Compliance with Renewable Portfolio Standards

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