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June 19, 2014
Scientists warn of tourism threat to Antarctica
Sydney (AFP) June 18, 2014
Antarctic scientists warned Wednesday that a surge in tourists visiting the frozen continent and new roads and runways built to service research facilities were threatening its fragile environment. Tourist numbers have exploded from less than 5,000 in 1990 to about 40,000 a year, according to industry figures, and most people go to the fragmented ice-free areas that make up less than one percent of Antarctica. A growing number of research facilities are also being built, along with associated in ... read more
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Melting and refreezing of deep Greenland ice speeds flow to sea
Beneath the barren whiteness of Greenland, a mysterious world has popped into view. Using ice-penetrating radar, researchers have discovered ragged blocks of ice as tall as city skyscrapers and as w ... more

Studies show movements of continents speeding up after slow 'middle age'
Two studies show that the movement rate of plates carrying the Earth's crust may not be constant over time. This could provide a new explanation for the patterns observed in the speed of evolution a ... more

LiDAR and 3D modeling software used to map Chinese fault zone
Chinese and American scientists collaborating in the study of an active seismic fault that produced one of China's most deadly earthquakes say their deployment of an airborne LiDAR system, which use ... more
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Arctic warming linked to fewer European and US cold weather extremes
Climate change is unlikely to lead to more days of extreme cold, similar to those that gripped the USA in a deep freeze last winter, new research has shown. The Arctic amplification phenomenon ... more


Rise and fall of prehistoric penguin populations charted
A study of how penguin populations have changed over the last 30,000 years has shown that between the last ice age and up to around 1,000 years ago penguin populations benefitted from climate warmin ... more
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MIPT Develops Unique Greenhouse Gas Meter
MIPT's Laboratory for the Spectroscopy of Planetary Atmospheres has come up with a high-resolution meter to gauge the concentration of gases in the atmosphere with unparalleled precision. The infrar ... more

Disease-causing chemicals in everyday products cost EU billions: NGO
Disease-causing chemicals in everyday products from sunscreen to store receipts cost EU countries more than 30 billion euros in health costs, a study said on Wednesday. ... 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


India authority orders Coke plant closed
Authorities in northern India have ordered the closure of a Coca-Cola bottling plant at the centre of protests that it is extracting too much groundwater, an official said Wednesday. ... more

UNESCO warns Australia over Great Barrier Reef
UN cultural agency UNESCO on Wednesday warned Australia that the Great Barrier Reef could be put on a list of endangered World Heritage Sites if more is not done to protect it. ... more

Godzilla: Still relevant and raging after 60 years in Japan
While a digitalised Hollywood reboot stomps its way to box office success around the world, the original Godzilla - a man in a rubber suit - has hit screens in Japan again, as relevant as ever. ... more
Startup in the Land of the Rising Sun; A Japanese Solar Venture - by Bradley L. Bartz


Flood damage to Bosnia estimated at 2 billion euros
Bosnia's record floods in May have caused damage estimated at two billion euros ($2.7 billion), seriously affecting the country's economy, an international expert group said on Wednesday. ... more

Tree-killing emerald ash borer beetle set to invade New Hampshire
The emerald ash borer, the invasive beetle that has ravaged the ash tree population throughout Massachusetts, has recently been found near the New Hampshire Border. ... 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


Science finds chink in superbug armour
Scientists Wednesday announced an advance in the quest to solve the growing problem of antibiotic resistance, saying they had found a chink in the armour of bacteria cells. ... more

Former US climate chiefs urge political unity
Four former heads of the US Environmental Protection Agency who served under Republican presidents urged lawmakers Wednesday to stop bickering over whether climate change is real, and start finding solutions. ... more

China blamed as fishing case postponed in Philippines
A court case against a group of Chinese fishermen facing jail in the Philippines for poaching was postponed for a third time on Wednesday, after the government accused China of frustrating the proceedings. ... more

Washington moves toward 'Liu Xiaobo' street, defying China
A street outside China's embassy in Washington moved a step closer to being renamed after jailed democracy campaigner Liu Xiaobo on Wednesday, despite angry warnings from Beijing. ... more

Canada tornado destroys up to 100 small town homes
A tornado Tuesday afternoon destroyed or badly damaged up to 100 homes in Canada's Ontario province, authorities said Wednesday after surveying the devastation. ... more


The link between climate change and ocean currents over 6 million years
Scientists have discovered a relationship between climate change and ocean currents over the past six million years after analysing an area of the Atlantic near the Strait of Gibraltar, according to ... more

New evidence for oceans of water deep in the Earth
Researchers from Northwestern University and the University of New Mexico report evidence for potentially oceans worth of water deep beneath the United States. Though not in the familiar liquid form ... more
Space News from
In first, SpaceX launches recycled rocket and spaceship

Boeing tapped to sustain Space-Based Space Surveillance system

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


White Shark Study In Northwest Atlantic Offers Hope For Recovery


Antarctic species dwindle as icebergs batter shores year-round


Tracking the Impact of El Nino Across the US


Acidification and warming threaten Mediterranean Sea iconic species


A virus reveals the physics of nanopores


Chimpanzees spontaneously initiate and maintain cooperative behavior


Changes in wind shear offers evidence for pole ward shift of hurricane intensity


Tiny plants ride on the coattails of migratory birds


Monitoring climate change from space


New NASA Space Observatory to Study Carbon Conundrums

Snow in June raises eyebrows in Estonia

Archaeologists unearth remains of ancient Egyptian epidemic

Huge haul of rare anteater scales seized in Hong Kong

Modified iPhone shows promise against type 1 diabetes

H7N9 flu: New map pinpoints Asian countries at risk

US joins bid to create vast Pacific marine reserve; Kiribati bans fishing

HIV battle: Uganda tests out rubber band circumcision

US hosts talks to save oceans under 'siege'

China official blasted for blaming lead poisoning on pencils

Malaysian navy foils pirate attack in South China Sea

Sea Shepherd battles to stop Faroes' dolphin 'grind'

Malawi's prized chambo fish faces extinction

Kerry issues urgent call to save oceans

Obama renews climate change push

New York's High Line fetes fifth birthday

Ten migrants die in shipwreck off Libya: Italian navy

Chinese putting wind in sails of Greek recovery

Massachusetts to host sixth U.S. lease for offshore wind energy

London signs off on 240-turbine offshore wind farm

China to start direct yuan trade with British pound

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