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June 16, 2014
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Saving trees in tropics could cut emissions by one-fifth
Edinburgh, UK (SPX) Jun 16, 2014
Reducing deforestation in the tropics would significantly cut the amount of carbon dioxide emitted into the atmosphere - by as much as one-fifth - research shows. In the first study of its kind, scientists have calculated the amount of carbon absorbed by the world's tropical forests and the amounts of greenhouse gas emissions created by loss of trees, as a result of human activity. They found that tropical forests absorb almost two billion tonnes of carbon each year, equivalent to one-fifth of the ... read more
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Seafarers brought Neolithic culture to Europe, gene study indicates
How the Neolithic people found their way to Europe has long been a subject of debate. A study published June 6 of genetic markers in modern populations may offer some new clues. Their paper, "Mariti ... more
FLORA AND FAUNA

Making new species without sex
Occasionally, two different plant species interbreed with each other in nature. This usually causes problems since the genetic information of both parents does not match. But sometimes nature ... more
WATER WORLD

How red tide knocks out its competition
New research reveals how the algae behind red tide thoroughly disables - but doesn't kill - other species of algae. The study shows how chemical signaling between algae can trigger big changes in th ... more
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Serious challenges to 'New Urbanist' communities
As New Urbanist communities expand nationwide, a study from the University of Colorado Denver shows the increasing challenges of balancing complex traffic engineering systems with the ideals of walk ... more


FARM NEWS

Findings may advance iron-rich, cadmium-free crops
With news reports of toxic, cadmium-tainted rice in China, a new study describes a protein that transports metals in certain plants and holds promise for developing iron-rich but cadmium-free crops. ... more
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WATER WORLD

How ENSO leads to a cascade of global impacts
ENSO arises from changes across the tropical Pacific Ocean. So why does ENSO affect the climate over sizable portions of the globe, including some regions far removed from the tropical Pacific Ocean ... more
WATER WORLD

Water found to provide blueprints for root architecture
Soil is a microscopic maze of nooks and crannies that hosts a wide array of life. Plants explore this environment by developing a complex branched network of roots that tap into scarce resources suc ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Using radio waves to control the density in a fusion plasma

Climate: EU set for 24% emissions cut by 2020

Postcards from the plasma edge

Physicists Closer to Understanding Balance of Matter, Antimatter

Calming the plasma edge: The tail that wags the dog

Can the wave function of an electron be divided and trapped?

E-waste inferno burning brighter in China's recycling capital

FLORA AND FAUNA

Wolves in wolves' clothing not all the same
New research co-authored by University of Calgary alumna Erin Navid provides evidence that British Columbia's mainland wolves and coastal wolves are more distinct than previously believed. The ... more
CLIMATE SCIENCE

Climate change beats biodiversity as a priority
As climate change has become a more prominent public concern, some scientists have worried that it might distract attention from related environmental problems, such as the global loss of biodiversi ... more
FLORA AND FAUNA

Going inside an ant raft
Three years ago, Georgia Institute of Technology researchers took a close look at how fire ants work together to build waterproof rafts to stay alive. By looking at the edges and tops of rafts, the ... more
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SOLAR SCIENCE

Sun shoots off third solar flare in two days
The sun spouted another giant solar flare today, its third in two days. And yet again, one of NASA's many satellites was there to capture images. ... more
WATER WORLD

Singapore casino stops serving shark fin
The US-owned Marina Bay Sands casino in Singapore has announced it will stop serving shark fin at its restaurants, the latest boycott of the contentious delicacy welcomed Thursday by animal rights activists. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
US agrees deal to buy 43 more F-35 fighters: Pentagon

India's Modi pledges to modernise Vietnam's defences

NATO chief wants strong defence as basis for ties with Russia

India plans to build 6 submarines

US eyes cyber 'deterrence' to stop hackers

Engineers Harvest and Print Parts for New Breed of Aircraft

AYW Companies' Flexible Waveguide And Components Ideal For Satelite Applications

FLORA AND FAUNA

Kenya ivory smuggler suspects charged: court
Two alleged smugglers have been charged in Kenya for possession of a huge haul of seized ivory, prosecutors said, with police seeking a third man alleged to be the ringleader. ... more
FROTH AND BUBBLE

China pollution arrests rise as Beijing pushes green agenda
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. ... more
SOLAR SCIENCE

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
CLIMATE SCIENCE

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
SHAKE AND BLOW

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

FLORA AND FAUNA

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
FLORA AND FAUNA

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
Space News from SpaceDaily.com
Orbital rocket explodes after launch

Mars 2020 Will Continue Search for Habitability

China's Main Competitor in Space Exploration is India, Not Russia

US space budget still exceeds rest of world's combined

Spotlighting the sun

North Alabama Companies Play Big Part in Orion's First Flight

Vega launch of ESA spaceplane postponed

FLORA AND FAUNA

Motherhood is no picnic for sea otter moms

CLIMATE SCIENCE

Warming climates intensify greenhouse gas given out by oceans

WOOD PILE

Forest loss starves fish

WOOD PILE

For forests, an earlier spring than ever

FLORA AND FAUNA

Newly discovered paddle prints show how ancient sea reptiles swam

CLIMATE SCIENCE

A plan to share the carbon budget burden

FARM NEWS

Palmer amaranth threatens Midwest farm economy

TERRADAILY

From today, the Earth is around 60 million years older -- and so is the moon

FARM NEWS

Famine fear won't sway minds on GM crops

CLIMATE SCIENCE

Climate change causes winners and losers in penguins

EU to allow states to decide to grow GM foods

Australia says pollution falling at Great Barrier Reef

Football: Brazil's World Cup also a test bed for climate change

Genetics reveal that reef corals and their algae live together but evolve independently

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

Genome could unlock eucalyptus potential for paper, fuel and fiber

Chinese premier hopes to 'change misperceptions' on UK trip

Alibaba ties up with China's state postal service

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