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July 10, 2017
SHAKE AND BLOW
Falling sea level caused volcanos to overflow



Kiel, Germany (SPX) Jul 07, 2017
Climate evolution shows some regularities, which can be traced throughout long periods of earth's history. One of them is that the global average temperature and the carbon dioxide concentration in the atmosphere usually go hand-in-hand. To put it simple: If the temperatures decline, the CO2 values also decrease and vice versa. However, there are exceptions. An international team of scientists led by the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel and the Alfred-Wegener-Institute Helmholtz Cen ... read more

EARTH OBSERVATION
See our seasons change from space
Paris (ESA) Jul 07, 2017
With the Copernicus Sentinel-3A satellite fully fledged and its data freely available, the task of monitoring and understanding our changing planet has been made that much easier. Seeing the effect ... more
FLORA AND FAUNA
The big ecological roles of small natural features
Orono, ME (SPX) Jul 07, 2017
Ecologists and conservationists have long recognized that keystone species have major ecological importance disproportionate to their abundance or size. Think beavers, sea stars and prairie dogs - s ... more
WATER WORLD
Bacteria collaborate to propel the ocean 'engine'
Warwick UK (SPX) Jul 07, 2017
Essential microbiological interactions that keep our oceans stable have been fully revealed for the first time, by researchers at the University of Warwick. Dr Joseph Christie-Oleza and Profes ... more
CARBON WORLDS
Recruiting manganese to upgrade carbon dioxide
Onna, Japan (SPX) Jul 10, 2017
Carbon dioxide (CO2) is known as a greenhouse gas and plays an essential role in climate change; it is no wonder scientists have been looking for solutions to prevent its release in the environment. ... more
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ICE WORLD
Giant iceberg in the making
Paris (ESA) Jul 07, 2017
All eyes are on Antarctica's Larsen C ice shelf as a deep crack continues to cut across the ice, leaving a huge chunk clinging on. When it eventually gives way, one of the largest icebergs on record ... more
WATER WORLD
From dry to wet: Rainfall might abruptly increase in Africa's Sahel
Potsdam, Germany (SPX) Jul 07, 2017
Climate change could turn one of Africa's driest regions into a very wet one by suddenly switching on a Monsoon circulation. For the first time, scientists find evidence in computer simulations for ... more
ICE WORLD
Greenland's summer ocean bloom likely fueled by iron
Stanford CA (SPX) Jul 07, 2017
Iron particles catching a ride on glacial meltwater washed out to sea by drifting currents is likely fueling a recently discovered summer algal bloom off the southern coast of Greenland, according t ... more
WATER WORLD
Global ocean health relatively stable over past 5 years
Santa Barbara CA (SPX) Jul 07, 2017
While global ocean health has remained relatively stable over the past five years, individual countries have seen changes, according to a study published July 5, 2017 in the open-access journal PLOS ... more
FLORA AND FAUNA
Sea spiders use guts, not heart, to move oxygen
Washington (UPI) Jul 10, 2017
New research shows sea spiders use a unique mechanism to move oxygen through out their bodies. Most animals use their heart to move oxygen. Sea spiders use their guts. ... more
FLORA AND FAUNA
Birth of wolf cubs in Mexico raises hopes for endangered species
Mexico City (AFP) July 7, 2017
Mexican zoo officials are drooling over the birth of seven cubs of a species of endangered wolf. ... more


Three tonnes of ivory seized in Vietnam

CLIMATE SCIENCE
G20: Compromise on climate change, but at what cost?
Hamburg (AFP) July 9, 2017
G20 countries have managed to avoid a total bust-up with Donald Trump over climate change, leaving the door open for Washington to return to the Paris Agreement - but at the cost of risky concessions. ... more
IRAQ WARS
US judge again puts off deportations of Iraqis
Washington (AFP) July 7, 2017
A federal judge in Detroit has postponed the deportation of Iraqi nationals by another 14 days as he considers the fate of nearly 1,500 people swept up in an immigration crackdown. ... more
FARM NEWS
Warmer Arctic harms crops in US, Canada: study
Paris (AFP) July 10, 2017
Exceptionally warm years in the Arctic have provoked extra-cold winters and springs further to the south, decreasing crop yields across central Canada and the United States, researchers said Monday. ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW
Fresh quake rocks Philippine island
Manila (AFP) July 10, 2017
A 5.9-magnitude quake Monday rocked a central Philippine island still reeling from a deadly tremor last week, though there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties, seismologists said. ... more



In IS-held Raqa, parched civilians risk lives for water
Beirut (AFP) July 8, 2017
Syria's Raqa once thrived on the banks of the gushing Euphrates River, but dire shortages in the Islamic State group stronghold are forcing desperate civilians to risk their lives for water. The northern city has been without steady running water for several weeks after damage to pipelines by heavy bombardment, including suspected strikes by the US-led coalition. Civilians dehydrated by ... more
Tallinn (AFP) July 6, 2017
EU ministers pledge steps to tackle migrant flood
Washington (AFP) July 5, 2017
Holiday weekend leaves more than 100 gunfire victims in Chicago
Tokyo (AFP) June 30, 2017
Ex-bosses stand trial over 2011 Fukushima crisis in Japan
Monash Earth Scientists involved in discovery of a new mineral
Melbourne, Australia (SPX) Jul 07, 2017
In the harshest of environments in far-east Russia, Monash scientists have played a leading role in the discovery of a new mineral, which could revolutionise the future of the mining industry. The mineral - Nataliyamalikite - is new, and did not exist before, explains Professor Joel Brugger, the lead author in a recently published paper in American Mineralogist. It contains thallium, ... more
Luxembourg (SPX) Jun 29, 2017
SES and MDA Announce First Satellite Life Extension Agreement
Huntsville AL (SPX) Jul 10, 2017
6 teams share honors and money in NASA's 2nd 3-D Print a Habitat challenge
Fino Mornasco, Italy (SPX) Jun 28, 2017
Space Debris Mitigation Mission Successfully Launched on June 23rd, 2017
From dry to wet: Rainfall might abruptly increase in Africa's Sahel
Potsdam, Germany (SPX) Jul 07, 2017
Climate change could turn one of Africa's driest regions into a very wet one by suddenly switching on a Monsoon circulation. For the first time, scientists find evidence in computer simulations for a possible abrupt change to heavy seasonal rainfall in the Sahel, a region that so far has been characterized by extreme dryness. They detect a self-amplifying mechanism which might kick-in beyo ... more
Warwick UK (SPX) Jul 07, 2017
Bacteria collaborate to propel the ocean 'engine'
(UPI) Jul 7, 2017
New data shows extreme coastal sea levels more likely
Warsaw (AFP) July 6, 2017
UNESCO keeps Great Barrier Reef off 'in danger' list
New study shows West Antarctic Ice Sheet loss over the last 11,000 years
London, UK (SPX) Jul 07, 2017
Reporting this week (Wednesday 5 July) in the journal Nature, an international team of researchers led by British Antarctic Survey (BAS) explains that wind-driven incursions of warm water forced the retreat of glaciers in West Antarctica during the past 11,000 years. These new results enable researchers to better understand how environmental change may impact future sea-level rise from this clim ... more
Tucson AZ (SPX) Jul 07, 2017
Figuring out how fast Greenland is melting
Paris (ESA) Jul 07, 2017
Giant iceberg in the making
Paris (AFP) July 5, 2017
Huge Antarctic ice block poised to snap off
Spain hit by deadly bacteria threatening olive trees
Madrid (AFP) July 6, 2017
A deadly bacteria that infected thousands of olive trees in Italy has been detected for the first time in mainland Spain, the world's top producer of olive oil, a regional government official said Thursday. The Xylella fastidiosa pathogen, which dries out trees leaving their leaves looking scorched, was found in June in almond trees near the town of Guadalest in the eastern region of Valenci ... more
The Hague (AFP) July 6, 2017
Customs grab 122 tonnes of fake pesticide: Europol
Paris (AFP) July 10, 2017
Warmer Arctic harms crops in US, Canada: study
Champaign IL (SPX) Jul 03, 2017
Incremental discovery may one day lead to photosynthetic breakthrough
Panic, damage after deadly Philippine quake
Manila (AFP) July 7, 2017
Residents fled their houses in panic overnight on Friday as aftershocks hit the central Philippines a day after a 6.5-magnitude earthquake killed two people and injured at least 72 others, authorities said. Rescuers pulled out 13 trapped people from a collapsed commercial building late Thursday in the town of Kananga on Leyte island, near the epicentre of the quake, local officials said. ... more
Tacloban, Philippines (AFP) July 8, 2017
Power outages after deadly Philippine quake
Asakura, Japan (AFP) July 6, 2017
Huge floods sweep southern Japan, two dead, 18 missing
Manila (AFP) July 10, 2017
Fresh quake rocks Philippine island
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Gambian army 'hostile elements' working against government
Banjul, Gambia (AFP) July 7, 2017
The head of a West African force maintaining security in The Gambia told AFP Friday that army officials loyal to veteran former leader Yahya Jammeh were plotting against the new government. West African troops were first sent to The Gambia in January to compel Jammeh to relinquish power to his elected successor Adama Barrow, but were retained at the new president's request over fears for his ... more
Addis Ababa (AFP) July 5, 2017
AU chair questions US stance on African peacekeeping
Bamako (AFP) July 6, 2017
3 killed in north Mali clashes as UN condemns violence
Krakow, Poland (AFP) July 4, 2017
I.Coast's Comoe park no longer endangered: UNESCO
Researchers document early, permanent human settlement in Andes
Laramie WY (SPX) Jul 03, 2017
Using five different scientific approaches, a team including University of Wyoming researchers has given considerable support to the idea that humans lived year-round in the Andean highlands of South America over 7,000 years ago. Examining human remains and other archaeological evidence from a site at nearly 12,500 feet above sea level in Peru, the scientists show that intrepid hunter-gath ... more
Lawrence KS (SPX) Jul 03, 2017
Analysis of Neanderthal teeth grooves uncovers evidence of prehistoric dentistry
Washington (UPI) Jun 29, 2017
Study: Potentially no limit to human lifespan
Pittsburgh PA (SPX) Jun 28, 2017
Beyond bananas: 'Mind reading' technology decodes complex thoughts
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G20: Compromise on climate change, but at what cost?
Hamburg (AFP) July 9, 2017
G20 countries have managed to avoid a total bust-up with Donald Trump over climate change, leaving the door open for Washington to return to the Paris Agreement - but at the cost of risky concessions. After the US president decided last month to pull out of the hard-fought deal to combat global warming, climate change was always going to be centre-stage at this week's gathering of the G20 - ... more
Paris (AFP) July 5, 2017
Climate change could make Sahel wet: study
Hamburg (AFP) July 8, 2017
Erdogan threatens not to ratify Paris climate accord
Hamburg (AFP) July 7, 2017
G20 draft statement shows 19-against-US split on climate
SSL To Provide Next-Generation Imaging Satellite Constellation To Digitalglobe
Palo Alto CA (SPX) Jul 10, 2017
MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. reports that its subsidiary Space Systems Loral (SSL) was selected to provide a next-generation satellite constellation for high-resolution Earth imaging to DigitalGlobe, the global leader in Earth imagery and information about our changing planet. Called WorldView Legion, the Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellites will more than double DigitalGlobe's hig ... more
Stockholm, Sweden (SPX) Jul 07, 2017
Sea spray losing its sparkle?
Moscow (Sputnik) Jul 03, 2017
Russia's 'Sova' Atmospheric Satellite Starts Flight Tests - Research Fund
Paris (ESA) Jul 07, 2017
See our seasons change from space
Ancient animal thought to be first air breather on land loses claim to fame
Austin TX (SPX) Jul 07, 2017
Some good scientific sleuthing by an undergraduate at The University of Texas at Austin has helped rewrite one of the earliest chapters in the planet's evolutionary history. The research, led by the UT Jackson School of Geosciences, has shown that the millipede thought to be the world's oldest known air-breathing land creature is in fact about 14 million years younger than previously thought and ... more
Berkeley CA (SPX) Jul 07, 2017
Dinosaurs' loss was frogs' gain: The upside of a mass extinction
Washington (UPI) Jul 6, 2017
Ancient molecules on fossil leaves reveal relationships among Jurassic-era plants
Zurich, Switzerland (SPX) Jul 03, 2017
Ancient Swiss reptile shows its bizarre scale armor for the first time
Google's 'moonshot' factory spins off geothermal unit
Washington (AFP) July 7, 2017
Google parent Alphabet is spinning off a little-known unit working on geothermal power called Dandelion, which will begin offering residential energy services. The announcement Thursday took the wraps off one of the secretive projects at the Alphabet unit X, known notably for its work on self-driving cars and internet balloons. Dandelion chief executive Kathy Hannun said her team had bee ... more
San Diego CA (SPX) Jun 27, 2017
Fighting global warming and climate change requires a broad energy portfolio
(UPI) Jun 12, 2017
Low-carbon trajectory is the only option, European leaders say
Washington (UPI) Jun 8, 2017
Divestment streak continues for British energy company Centrica
International team develops new way to produce pure hydrogen efficiently
Bethlehem PA (SPX) Jul 07, 2017
Christopher J. Kiely, Harold B. Chambers Senior Professor, Materials Science and Engineering at Lehigh University, and an international team have developed a new low-temperature catalyst for producing high-purity hydrogen gas while simultaneously using up carbon monoxide (CO). The discovery, described in a paper in the journal Science, could improve the performance of fuel cells that run on hydr ... more
Sydney (AFP) July 7, 2017
Elon Musk's Tesla to build world's largest battery in Australia
Upton, NY (SPX) Jul 10, 2017
Electron orbitals may hold key to unifying concept of high-temperature superconductivity
Seattle WA (SPX) Jul 10, 2017
First battery-free cellphone makes calls by harvesting ambient power
Praying mantises all over the world hunt and eat birds
Washington (UPI) Jul 5, 2017
Insects and spiders provide praying mantises with most of their sustenance, but mantises have also been observed feeding on amphibians and reptiles, including small frogs, lizards, salamanders and snakes. New research suggests the long-armed insects also hunt and eat birds. And their taste for the mammals isn't geographically isolated, but present across the globe - wherever mantises a ... more
Zalipie, Poland (AFP) June 30, 2017
The legacy of all-year blooms in Poland's painted village
Orono, ME (SPX) Jul 07, 2017
The big ecological roles of small natural features
Hanoi (AFP) July 9, 2017
Three tonnes of ivory seized in Vietnam
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Chinese court jails author of Tiananmen report: lawyer
Beijing (AFP) July 7, 2017
A prominent Chinese labour activist was sentenced Friday to four and a half years in prison for "inciting subversion" through a written account of the 1989 Tiananmen crackdown, his lawyer told AFP. Liu Shaoming, a former factory worker, was detained in southern Guangdong province in May 2015 after describing his involvement in the pro-democracy movement on a US website. Liu's lawyer, Wu ... more
Beijing (AFP) July 10, 2017
China's ailing Nobel laureate in 'critical condition'
Sertar, China (AFP) July 6, 2017
With demolitions, China squeezes Buddhist academy
Beijing (AFP) July 6, 2017
Chinese Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo's health deteriorates
Ancient fungi could help Canada's future northern forests
Okanagan, Canada (SPX) Jul 07, 2017
As Canada's vast boreal and tundra ecosystems experience dramatic warming due to climate change, trees are rapidly spreading north. New research from UBC's Okanagan Campus suggests some of these trees could be getting help from a surprising source: fungi that have lain dormant underground for thousands of years. "The idea that long-dormant, symbiotic fungi could help trees migrate during p ... more
Kraków, Poland (AFP) July 5, 2017
UNESCO urges Poland to stop logging ancient forest
Krakow, Poland (AFP) July 4, 2017
Green activists, rangers face off over Poland's ancient forest
Missoula MT (SPX) Jul 03, 2017
Slow-growing ponderosas survive mountain pine beetle outbreaks


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