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June 13, 2014
China pollution arrests rise as Beijing pushes green agenda
Beijing (AFP) June 12, 2014
China arrested more people last year for environmental offences than in the previous 10 combined, state media said Thursday, as Beijing strives to produce results after a much-vaunted pollution crackdown. The official Xinhua news agency said 200 people had been arrested and more than 3,500 companies and workshops shut down for environmental violations, figures that remained comparatively modest in a nation of 1.3 billion beset by air and water pollution and waste disposal problems. Environmental ... read more
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The solar wind breaks through the Earth's magnetic field
Space is not empty. A wind of charged particles blows outwards from the Sun, carrying a magnetic field with it. Sometimes this solar wind can break through the Earth's magnetic field. Researchers at ... more

Quarter of Djibouti population desperate for drought aid: UN
Nearly a quarter of the population in drought-hit Djibouti is in desperate need of aid, with malnutrition and a dramatic lack of water causing a mass exodus from rural areas, the UN said on Thursday. ... more

Cristina strengthens to category four hurricane: NHC
Hurricane Cristina strengthened Thursday into a powerful category four storm, but remained well off Mexico's Pacific coast, US forecasters said. ... more
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Viewing plant cells in 3-D (no glasses required)
Plant cells are beginning to look a lot different to Dr. A. Bruce Cahoon and his colleagues at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU). They've adopted a new approach that combines the precision of ... more


Energy demands of raising a pup push sea otter moms to the limit
Parents often complain that child-rearing is exhausting, but consider the poor sea otter mom. By the time a sea otter pup is weaned, its mother may be so depleted physiologically that she is unable ... more
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Motherhood is no picnic for sea otter moms
Sea otters have voracious appetites, and for good reason. As the smallest marine mammals, they face unprecedented metabolic challenges just to stay warm. They consume a quarter of their own body mas ... more

Warming climates intensify greenhouse gas given out by oceans
Rising global temperatures could increase the amount of carbon dioxide naturally released by the world's oceans, fuelling further climate change, a study suggests. Fresh insight into how the o ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
A diamond as the steppingstone to new materials, using plasma physics technology

Columbia engineers create artificial graphene in a nanofabricated semiconductor structure

Rules for superconductivity mirrored in 'excitonic insulator'

Research dispels misconception of superconductivity in niobium compound

U.S. solar power group says it sees headwinds ahead

Bruce Power Contracts Major Industry Suppliers for Steam Generator Replacement Project

Oil-rich Alberta sees momentum for wind energy


Forest loss starves fish
Debris from forests that washes into freshwater lakes supplements the diets of microscopic zooplankton and the fish that feed off them - creating larger and stronger fish, new research shows. ... more

For forests, an earlier spring than ever
Every spring, as the weather warms, trees in forests up and down the east coast explode in a bright green display of life as leaves fill their branches, and every fall, those same leaves provide one ... more

Newly discovered paddle prints show how ancient sea reptiles swam
Trackways formed on an ancient seabed have shed new light on how nothosaurs, ancient marine reptiles that lived during the age of the dinosaurs, propelled themselves through water. The evidence is d ... more
Startup in the Land of the Rising Sun; A Japanese Solar Venture - by Bradley L. Bartz


A plan to share the carbon budget burden
Climate change is an issue of urgent international importance, but for 20 years, the international community has been unable to agree on a coordinated way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. In a "P ... more

Palmer amaranth threatens Midwest farm economy
An invasive weed that has put some southern cotton farmers out of business is now finding its way across the Midwest - and many corn and soybean growers don't yet appreciate the threat, University o ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Iran supplied ballistic missile to Yemen rebels: US

Lockheed Martin successfully fired their new anti-ship missile

First GPS 3 satellite receives commands from new OCX ground control segment

EU launches defence pact it calls 'bad news for enemies'

China, S. Korea eye warmer ties following tensions

Putin, Trump discuss N Korea in phone call

Boeing to support Air Force's minuteman program


From today, the Earth is around 60 million years older -- and so is the moon
Work presented at the Goldschmidt Geochemistry Conference in Sacramento, California shows that the timing of the giant impact between Earth's ancestor and a planet-sized body occurred around 40 mill ... more

Famine fear won't sway minds on GM crops
A sack-hauling time traveler from the 21st century lands in an Irish potato field in 1849, just before a terrible famine, and asks: If you thought genetically modified potatoes could avert late blig ... more

Climate change causes winners and losers in penguins
Penguin species in the Antarctic that once benefited from rising temperatures are now in decline due to warming gone too far, scientists said Thursday. ... more

EU to allow states to decide to grow GM foods
The European Union will allow member countries to make their own decisions on growing genetically modified (GM) food in a compromise deal on Thursday that followed years of fraught discussions. ... more

Australia says pollution falling at Great Barrier Reef
Australia on Thursday said it was confident the Great Barrier Reef would avoid a World Heritage downgrade after a new report card showed pollutants entering the water had been significantly reduced. ... more


Football: Brazil's World Cup also a test bed for climate change
Beyond the spectacle of 32 nations battling for the greatest prize in football, the World Cup is also a test bed for tackling climate-damaging carbon emissions from major events. ... more

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
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NASA uses AI to uncover eighth planet circling distant star

Lockheed Martin and NEC to Enhance Satellites, Space Travel with Artificial Intelligence

No alien 'signals' from cigar-shaped asteroid: researchers

RS-25 Engine Test is Giant Step for 3-D Printing

NanoRacks Integrates Largest New Shepard Payload Manifest to Date


China today: Culprit, victim or last best hope for a global ecological civilisation?


How much fertilizer is too much for the climate?


New permafrost is forming around shrinking Arctic lakes


Could Exomoons Give False Positives In Search For Life?


Environmental 'one-two punch' imperils Amazonian forests


Tokyo reviews cost, environmental impact of 2020 Games venues


Virginia political quake may doom Obama immigration hopes


N.Zealand snubs call to better protect 'hobbit' dolphin


Hurricane Cristina forms off coast of Mexico: US


Flooding in Paraguay sends thousands fleeing to shelters

Great Lakes finally free of ice

China in rare ruling favouring strikers: report

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service puts meadow jumping mouse on endangered species list

Key genes for Spanish flu pandemic exist in nature: report

MH370 China relatives meet wall of silence from airline

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

State of wildland fire emissions, carbon, and climate research

Report supports shutdown of all high seas fisheries

Plastic rocks likely to become part of geologic record

Quick getaway: How flies escape looming predators

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

Retracing early cultivation steps: Lessons from comparing citrus genomes

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

Charging Portable Electronics in 10 Minutes

The Inflatable Concrete Dome

More than just food for koalas -- eucalyptus -- a global tree for fuel and fiber

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