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June 15, 2017
EPIDEMICS
Warmer climate threatens malaria spread in Ethiopia



Paris (AFP) June 14, 2017
Cool, high-lying areas of Ethiopia hitherto shielded from heat-loving malaria mosquitoes are increasingly exposed to the disease as the climate warms, researchers said Thursday. Most Ethiopians live in the country's highlands, and have long enjoyed natural protection against mosquitoes carrying the malaria-causing parasites Plasmodium falciparum and P. vivax. But the buffered area has been shrinking since 1981, scientists reported in the journal Environmental Research Letters. About six million ... read more

INTERN DAILY
China probes academic fraud by cancer researchers
Beijing (AFP) June 15, 2017
China is investigating claims of academic fraud involving mostly Chinese cancer researchers after more than 100 articles were withdrawn from a foreign medical journal. ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT
Rescuers battle to reach victims of deadly Bangladesh landslides
Chittagong, Bangladesh (AFP) June 14, 2017
Rescue workers battled Wednesday to reach victims of landslides, described as the worst in Bangladesh's history, as the death toll from the disaster rose to 152. ... more
WATER WORLD
Flint water scandal prompts manslaughter charge for health chief
Chicago (AFP) June 14, 2017
The chief of Michigan state's health department and four others were charged with involuntary manslaughter Wednesday over the Flint water contamination scandal, the most serious criminal offenses leveled so far. ... more
EARLY EARTH
Otter fossil suggests ancient mammals migrated across Mexico, from Florida to California
Washington (UPI) Jun 14, 2017
An ancient sea otter fossil found in Central Mexico suggests mammals once followed an east-to-west migration route from Florida to California. ... more
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Czech cave dig reveals details of Neanderthal-human transition
Washington (UPI) Jun 15, 2017
The excavation of a cave in the Czech Republic has offered archaeologists evidence of both Neanderthal and human activity in the region between 28,000 and 50,000 years ago. ... more
ABOUT US
In tense times, top conductor creates UN of orchestras
New York (AFP) June 15, 2017
In his eight years leading the New York Philharmonic, Alan Gilbert has witnessed the power of music to connect cultures - and watched as political strife consumes much of the world. ... more
FLORA AND FAUNA
Hong Kong launches ivory ban bill
Hong Kong (AFP) June 14, 2017
Hong Kong launched a landmark bill to ban its ivory trade Wednesday, describing it as an effort to "eradicate" the illegal poaching of elephants. ... more
WATER WORLD
Seeing inside coral
New York NY (SPX) Jun 15, 2017
Coral reefs sustain marine life all over the world and protect its vulnerable coastlines. But the reefs are increasingly endangered, mainly because of pollution and rising ocean temperatures. Scient ... more
WATER WORLD
NASA Data Suggest Future May Be Rainier Than Expected
Pasadena CA (JPL) Jun 15, 2017
A new study suggests that most global climate models may underestimate the amount of rain that will fall in Earth's tropical regions as our planet continues to warm. That's because these models unde ... more
WATER WORLD
New Amazon dams would be 'massively' destructive: study
Paris (AFP) June 14, 2017
Building the 428 hydroelectric dams proposed for Brazil's Amazon basin - three times the existing number - would devastate the environment and could even disrupt regional weather, an international team of researchers warned Wednesday. ... more


'Plankton explosion' turns Istanbul's Bosphorus turquoise

CLIMATE SCIENCE
EU's Juncker says no Paris climate deal renegotiation
Strasbourg, France (AFP) June 14, 2017
European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker on Wednesday rejected US President Donald Trump's suggestion that the Paris climate pact could be renegotiated. ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW
Rising sea levels will boost moderate floods in some areas, severe floods in others
Princeton NJ (SPX) Jun 14, 2017
Rising seas are making flooding more common in coastal areas around the country. Now, a new study finds that sea-level rise will boost the occurrence of moderate rather than severe flooding in some ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW
9 children killed as houses collapse in rains in Niger: officials
Niamey (AFP) June 14, 2017
At least nine children have been killed in Niger as heavy rains over the past few days caused the collapse of houses in the capital Niamey, the authorities said Wednesday. ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW
Five dead after strong quake hits Guatemala
Guatemala City (AFP) June 15, 2017
A strong 6.9 magnitude earthquake hit Guatemala and southern Mexico Wednesday, killing five people, causing power outages, and knocking down homes, officials said. ... more



Rescuers battle to reach victims of deadly Bangladesh landslides
Chittagong, Bangladesh (AFP) June 14, 2017
Rescue workers battled Wednesday to reach victims of landslides, described as the worst in Bangladesh's history, as the death toll from the disaster rose to 152. Villagers in some of the worst-hit areas used shovels to try to dig bodies out of the mud that engulfed their settlements as they slept. Authorities say hundreds of homes were buried by mud and rubble sent cascading down hillsid ... more
Baghdad (AFP) June 13, 2017
Hundreds sick in food poisoning at Mosul displaced camp
Ruskie Piaski, Pologne (AFP) June 12, 2017
Flower power: gardening as therapy in Poland
Marawi, Philippines (AFP) June 9, 2017
Philippine war refugees facing deadly health risks
The first nanometrically-sized superelastic alloy
Barcelona, Spain (SPX) Jun 14, 2017
University of the Basque Country's researchers have explored superelasticity properties on a nanometric scale based on shearing an alloy's pillars down to nanometric size. In the article published by the prestigious scientific journal Nature Nanotechnology, the researchers have found that below one micron in diameter the material behaves differently and requires much higher stress for it to be d ... more
Houston TX (SPX) Jun 14, 2017
Cloudy with a chance of radiation: NASA studies simulated radiation
New York NY (SPX) Jun 15, 2017
Oyster shells inspire new method to make superstrong, flexible polymers
Raleigh NC (SPX) Jun 15, 2017
New technique enables 3-D printing with paste of silicone particles in water
NASA Data Suggest Future May Be Rainier Than Expected
Pasadena CA (JPL) Jun 15, 2017
A new study suggests that most global climate models may underestimate the amount of rain that will fall in Earth's tropical regions as our planet continues to warm. That's because these models underestimate decreases in high clouds over the tropics seen in recent NASA observations, according to research led by scientist Hui Su of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. W ... more
Istanbul (AFP) June 14, 2017
'Plankton explosion' turns Istanbul's Bosphorus turquoise
Hanover NH (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
New-generation material removes iodine from water
New York NY (SPX) Jun 15, 2017
Seeing inside coral
Finding new homes won't help Emperor penguins cope with climate change
Cape Cod MA (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
If projections for melting Antarctic sea ice through 2100 are correct, the vanishing landscape will strip Emperor penguins of their breeding and feeding grounds and put populations at risk. But like other species that migrate to escape the wrath of climate change, can these iconic animals be spared simply by moving to new locations? According to new research led by the Woods Hole Oceanogra ... more
Washington (UPI) Jun 8, 2017
Blight or blessing? How the wolverine embodies Arctic diversity
Oslo, Norway (SPX) Jun 07, 2017
Domes of frozen methane may be warning signs for new blow-outs
Bremerhaven, Germany (SPX) Jun 05, 2017
Geoscientific evidence for subglacial lakes
Bee buzzes could help determine how to save their decreasing population
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
According to recent studies, declines in wild and managed bee populations threaten the pollination of flowers in more than 85 percent of flowering plants and 75 percent of agricultural crops worldwide. Widespread and effective monitoring of bee populations could lead to better management; however, tracking bees is tricky and costly. Now, a research team led by the University of Missouri ha ... more
Minsk (AFP) June 14, 2017
Dairy dispute sours Belarus-Russia relations
Jabugo, Spain (AFP) June 11, 2017
Spain's 'jamon' conquers China
Washington (UPI) Jun 8, 2017
Scientists design laser to kill weeds
Rising sea levels will boost moderate floods in some areas, severe floods in others
Princeton NJ (SPX) Jun 14, 2017
Rising seas are making flooding more common in coastal areas around the country. Now, a new study finds that sea-level rise will boost the occurrence of moderate rather than severe flooding in some regions of the United States, while in other areas the reverse is true. The study by researchers at Princeton and Rutgers universities found that along the southeastern coast, where severe flood ... more
Guatemala City (AFP) June 15, 2017
Five dead after strong quake hits Guatemala
Niamey (AFP) June 14, 2017
9 children killed as houses collapse in rains in Niger: officials
Athens (AFP) June 13, 2017
Greek island picks up the pieces after 6.3-magnitude quake
Integrated Air and Missile Defense 2017 - Sept 27-29 - Washington DC
Qatar withdraws peacekeepers from Djibouti-Eritrea border
Doha (AFP) June 14, 2017
Qatar has withdrawn its peacekeeping troops from the Djibouti-Eritrea border, the foreign ministry said on Wednesday, after years of mediating in a territorial dispute between the two African states. "The state of Qatar informed the government of Djibouti that it has withdrawn all its troops deployed on the border line in Djiboutian territory," a ministry statement said. The ministry sai ... more
Tunis (AFP) June 12, 2017
Tunisian soldier dead after landmine blast
Maiduguri, Nigeria (AFP) June 9, 2017
Nigerian soldier sentenced to death for 'Boko Haram' murder
United Nations, United States (AFP) June 9, 2017
France faces US reservations over UN backing for Sahel force
How the brain recognizes what the eye sees
La Jolla CA (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
If you think self-driving cars can't get here soon enough, you're not alone. But programming computers to recognize objects is very technically challenging, especially since scientists don't fully understand how our own brains do it. Now, Salk Institute researchers have analyzed how neurons in a critical part of the brain, called V2, respond to natural scenes, providing a better understand ... more
Ulsan, South Korea (SPX) Jun 14, 2017
Removal of aging cells could extend human life
New York (AFP) June 15, 2017
In tense times, top conductor creates UN of orchestras
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Hand-washing is like hitting a reset button in the brain
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Trump was 'wrong' to leave climate change deal: UK minister
London (AFP) June 13, 2017
US President Donald Trump was "wrong" to pull the United States out of the Paris climate change deal, Britain's new environment minister said on Tuesday. "I think he is wrong. I think that we need international cooperation in order to deal with climate change," said Michael Gove, who was appointed by Prime Minister Theresa May over the weekend. Gove, who has himself come under criticism ... more
Strasbourg, France (AFP) June 14, 2017
EU's Juncker says no Paris climate deal renegotiation
Bologna, Italy (AFP) June 12, 2017
US isolated as allies vow accelerated action on climate change
Bologna, Italy (AFP) June 11, 2017
Climate change rift raises temperature for G7 meet
NASA satellites image, measure Florida's extreme rainfall
Washington (UPI) Jun 8, 2017
New satellite images from the Global Precipitation Measurement mission offers a visualization of the extreme rainfall that has accumulated in Florida over the past week. GPM is a joint mission between NASA and Japan's space agency JAXA. It consists of a GPM core observatory satellite and a constellation of cooperating probes. As the GPM core observatory satellite passed above Sou ... more
Paris (ESA) Jun 02, 2017
The heat is on for Sentinel-3B
Cambridge, Canada (SPX) May 31, 2017
exactEarth Launches Revolutionary Global Real-Time Maritime Tracking and Information Service
Paris (AFP) May 30, 2017
Earth is a jewel, says astronaut after six months away
Geology and biology agree on Pangaea supercontinent breakup dates
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
Scientists at The Australian National University (ANU) have found that independent estimates from geology and biology agree on the timing of the breakup of the Pangaea supercontinent into today's continents. When continents break up, single species are divided into two and drift apart - physically and genetically. Lead researcher Sarah McIntyre said geologic dating of the continental ... more
Washington (UPI) Jun 14, 2017
Otter fossil suggests ancient mammals migrated across Mexico, from Florida to California
Washington (UPI) Jun 8, 2017
Paleontologists find Cretaceous-era baby bird trapped in amber
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
Comets may have delivered significant portions of Earth's xenon
Low-carbon trajectory is the only option, European leaders say
(UPI) Jun 12, 2017
There's no alternative but to pursue an energy strategy that calls for a low-carbon trajectory for economic growth, European leaders said from Vienna. More than 100 delegates were on hand for a forum in Vienna on the transition to an energy pathway focused on renewable and alternative energy resources. "There is no other alternative for the Energy Community members than to follow ... more
Washington (UPI) Jun 8, 2017
Divestment streak continues for British energy company Centrica
Sydney, Australia (SPX) Jun 08, 2017
New ultrathin material for splitting water could make hydrogen production cheaper
Thuwal, Saudi Arabia (SPX) Jun 08, 2017
Keeping the hydrogen coming
Batteries from scrap metal
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
Chinese scientists have made good use of waste while finding an innovative solution to a technical problem by transforming rusty stainless steel mesh into electrodes with outstanding electrochemical properties that make them ideal for potassium-ion batteries. As reported in the journal Angewandte Chemie, the rust is converted directly into a compact layer with a grid structure that can sto ... more
Beijing, China (SPX) Jun 08, 2017
Scientists propose new method to correct common power problem in microgrids
West Lafayette IN (SPX) Jun 06, 2017
'Instantly rechargeable' battery could change the future of electric and hybrid automobiles
Beijing, China (SPX) Jun 08, 2017
Scientists develop divide and conquer approach for more stable power generation
Hong Kong launches ivory ban bill
Hong Kong (AFP) June 14, 2017
Hong Kong launched a landmark bill to ban its ivory trade Wednesday, describing it as an effort to "eradicate" the illegal poaching of elephants. The southern Chinese city is a major hub for ivory sales and announced last year that it would ban the import and export of the goods, but later clarified it would only completely abolish the trade by 2021. Critics say authorities are dragging ... more
Berlin (AFP) June 14, 2017
Germany to welcome two giant pandas
Bucharest (AFP) June 13, 2017
Romania to ban wild animals in circuses
Houston TX (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
Mussels add muscle to biocompatible fibers
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Hong Kong tycoon and ex-deputy leader lose graft appeal
Hong Kong (AFP) June 14, 2017
Hong Kong property tycoon Thomas Kwok and ex-deputy leader Rafael Hui will serve out their jail terms after their final appeal bids against graft convictions were dismissed Wednesday. The pair were found guilty of corruption in 2014 after a blockbuster trial over a cash-for-favours scandal. In a written judgement, the Court of Final Appeal ruled that they had been "properly convicted o ... more
Beijing (AFP) June 15, 2017
Billionaire shakes China's elite with online theatrics
Dazu, China (AFP) June 15, 2017
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Taipei (AFP) June 12, 2017
Taiwan lawmakers launch support group for Hong Kong democracy
Tropical peat forests risk turning from carbon "drains" to emitters
Washington (AFP) June 14, 2017
Peat bogs in tropical forests, long key outlets for greenhouse gases, could dry up due to farming and global warming, further accelerating climate change and putting more pressure on wetlands, a study out Monday found. The vast swamplands, located largely in southeast Asia, have long helped store atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) and put a brake on global warming. The forested peat bogs ... more
Czerlonka, Pologne (AFP) June 8, 2017
Activists block logging in Poland's ancient forest
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 07, 2017
Decomposing leaves are surprising source of greenhouse gases
Washington DC (UPI) Jun 2, 2017
Forensic analysis of wood's chemical signatures could curb illegal logging


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