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September 07, 2017
SHAKE AND BLOW
Hurricane Irma largely destroys French and Dutch parts of St Martin



Pointe-a-Pitre (AFP) Sept 7, 2017
The French part of the Caribbean island St Martin is "95 percent destroyed" after Hurricane Irma tore through the region, top local official Daniel Gibbs said late Wednesday. "It's an enormous catastrophe. Ninety-five percent of the island is destroyed. I'm in shock. It's frightening," said Gibbs, a former French lawmaker, speaking on Radio Caribbean International. The island is in need of emergency assistance, he said. "I have sick people to evacuate, I have a population to evacuate because I d ... read more

SHAKE AND BLOW
With no government help, Mumbai flood victims are on their own
Mumbai (AFP) Sept 7, 2017
When Surekha Chiplunkar's home started to flood during recent heavy rains in Mumbai she knew exactly what to do - she had to; catastrophe comes every year and no one else was going to help. ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW
'Devastation' as Hurricane Irma slams Caribbean
Marigot (AFP) Sept 7, 2017
Hurricane Irma sowed a trail of deadly devastation through the Caribbean on Wednesday, reducing to rubble the tropical islands of Barbuda and St Martin and claiming at least seven lives. ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT
US House of Representatives approves Harvey emergency relief
Washington (AFP) Sept 6, 2017
The US House of Representatives Wednesday approved in a nearly unanimous vote $7.85-billion in emergency aid for victims of Hurricane Harvey, a rare show of unity by the bitterly divided chamber. ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT
Shelves stripped bare as Irma barrels towards Miami
Miami (AFP) Sept 6, 2017
Panicked residents stripped shelves bare in Miami Wednesday as they rushed to stockpile everything from bottled water to sandbags before Hurricane Irma pummels the sunshine state. ... more
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SHAKE AND BLOW
Tropical storms Jose, Katia upgraded to hurricane status
Miami (AFP) Sept 6, 2017
As Hurricane Irma tore through the Caribbean, a tropical storm in the Atlantic and another in the Gulf of Mexico were upgraded to hurricane status on Wednesday, the National Hurricane Center said. ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW
In Irma's path, Haitians face storm's fury alone
Cap-Haitien, Haiti (AFP) Sept 6, 2017
Poor Haitians have been left to face the fury of Hurricane Irma alone as authorities in Cap-Haitien showed little sign Wednesday of preparing for what forecasters say could be a catastrophic event. ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW
So how do mega-storms get named, anyhow?
Paris (AFP) Sept 6, 2017
First there was Harvey, which put much of Houston under water. Now Hurricane Irma is rampaging across the Caribbean and closing in on Miami. ... more
CLIMATE SCIENCE
Italy's drought seen from space
Paris (ESA) Sep 07, 2017
Despite the welcome showers at the weekend, abnormally low soil-moisture conditions persist in central Italy. Scientists are using satellite data to monitor the drought that has gripped the country. ... more
WOOD PILE
Deforestation long overlooked as contributor to climate change
Ithaca NY (SPX) Sep 07, 2017
When it comes to tackling climate change, the focus often falls on reducing the use of fossil fuels and developing sustainable energy sources. But a new Cornell University study shows that deforesta ... more
WATER WORLD
Pacific islands can't tackle climate change alone: World Bank
Apia, Samoa (AFP) Sept 7, 2017
Climate change will hit the Pacific harder than anywhere else on Earth and the region's tiny island nations need major international aid to deal with the challenge, the World Bank said Thursday. ... more


More 'losers' than 'winners' predicted for Southern Ocean seafloor animals

ABOUT US
Groups are more likely to lie than individuals, new study shows
Washington (UPI) Sep 6, 2017
A new study has offered insights into the nature of dishonesty among groups. Researchers found groups of people were more likely to lie than individuals were. ... more
ABOUT US
Large-scale study of genetic data shows humans still evolving
New York NY (SPX) Sep 07, 2017
In a study analyzing the genomes of 210,000 people in the United States and Britain, researchers at Columbia University find that the genetic variants linked to Alzheimer's disease and heavy smoking ... more
FARM NEWS
Scientists developed 'smart fertilizer'
Krasnoyarsk, Russia (SPX) Sep 07, 2017
According to the head of the works Tatiana Volova, Professor of SibFU and the Head of Laboratory in the Institute of Biophysics KSC of SB RAS, development of a new generation of drugs with the use o ... more
FLORA AND FAUNA
Invasive plants change ecosystems from the bottom up
Kingston RI (SPX) Sep 07, 2017
In a common garden at the University of Rhode Island, Laura Meyerson has been growing specimens of Phragmites - also known as the common reed - that she has collected from around the world. And whil ... more



US House of Representatives approves Harvey emergency relief
Washington (AFP) Sept 6, 2017
The US House of Representatives Wednesday approved in a nearly unanimous vote $7.85-billion in emergency aid for victims of Hurricane Harvey, a rare show of unity by the bitterly divided chamber. Lawmakers in the lower house of Congress voted 419-3 in favor of releasing the funds, which will mostly go to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The House also approved $450 millio ... more
Chicago (AFP) Sept 5, 2017
'Dreamer' died rescuing Houston flood victims
Miami (AFP) Sept 6, 2017
Shelves stripped bare as Irma barrels towards Miami
Houston (AFP) Sept 4, 2017
Texas chemical plant area declared safe after controlled blaze
Artificial intelligence analyzes gravitational lenses 10 million times faster
Menlo Park CA (SPX) Aug 31, 2017
Researchers from the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University have for the first time shown that neural networks - a form of artificial intelligence - can accurately analyze the complex distortions in spacetime known as gravitational lenses 10 million times faster than traditional methods. "Analyses that typically take weeks to months to complete, ... more
Berkeley CA (SPX) Aug 28, 2017
New results reveal high tunability of 2-D material
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Sep 04, 2017
Van Allen probes survive extreme radiation five years on
Washington (UPI) Sep 1, 2017
Europe's biggest X-ray laser begins operations
More 'losers' than 'winners' predicted for Southern Ocean seafloor animals
London, UK (SPX) Sep 07, 2017
A new study of the marine invertebrates living in the seas around Antarctica reveals there will be more 'losers' than 'winners' over the next century as the Antarctic seafloor warms. The results are published in the journal Nature Climate Change this week (Monday 4 September). A team at British Antarctic Survey (BAS) examined the potential distribution of over 900 species of shelf-dwelling ... more
Paris (AFP) Sept 6, 2017
Your tap water may contain plastic, researchers warn
Paris (AFP) Sept 6, 2017
Pacific corals in 'worrying' state: researchers
Brisbane, Australia (SPX) Sep 04, 2017
New research delivers hope for reef fish living in a high CO2 world
Record-low 2016 Antarctic sea ice due to 'perfect storm' of tropical, polar conditions
Seattle WA (SPX) Sep 04, 2017
While winter sea ice in the Arctic is declining so dramatically that ships can now navigate those waters without any icebreaker escort, the scene in the Southern Hemisphere is very different. Sea ice area around Antarctica has actually increased slightly in winter - that is, until last year. A dramatic drop in Antarctic sea ice almost a year ago, during the Southern Hemisphere spring, brou ... more
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Sep 04, 2017
NASA scientists seek to improve sea ice predictions
Birmingham, UK (SPX) Sep 07, 2017
Experts call for added focus on the impact of glacier mass loss on downstream systems
Reno NV (SPX) Sep 07, 2017
Massive Antarctic volcanic eruptions linked to abrupt Southern hemisphere climate changes
Scientists developed 'smart fertilizer'
Krasnoyarsk, Russia (SPX) Sep 07, 2017
According to the head of the works Tatiana Volova, Professor of SibFU and the Head of Laboratory in the Institute of Biophysics KSC of SB RAS, development of a new generation of drugs with the use of bio-decomposable materials which decompose under the influence of the microflora to innocuous products and provide a gradual release of the active principle into the soil, is the newest area of rese ... more
New York (AFP) Sept 5, 2017
prices jump as Irma approaches Florida
Hanover NH (SPX) Aug 30, 2017
Drought response in global crops may be as complex as day and night
Hong Kong (AFP) Sept 4, 2017
Mooncakes from heaven: Hong Kong's sweet obsession
Tropical storms Jose, Katia upgraded to hurricane status
Miami (AFP) Sept 6, 2017
As Hurricane Irma tore through the Caribbean, a tropical storm in the Atlantic and another in the Gulf of Mexico were upgraded to hurricane status on Wednesday, the National Hurricane Center said. Hurricane Jose was 1,040 miles (1,675 kilometers) east of the Lesser Antilles in the Atlantic and packing maximum sustained winds of 75 miles per hour (120 kilometers per hour), the NHC said. I ... more
Cap-Haitien, Haiti (AFP) Sept 6, 2017
In Irma's path, Haitians face storm's fury alone
Paris (AFP) Sept 6, 2017
So how do mega-storms get named, anyhow?
Mumbai (AFP) Sept 7, 2017
With no government help, Mumbai flood victims are on their own
DSI 4th Space Resiliency Summit November 28-29, 2017 Alexandria, VA
DRCongo troops chasing reporter 'force entry' at UN base
Kinshasa (AFP) Aug 29, 2017
The UN said Tuesday that soldiers "forced entry" into its base in the volatile Kasai region of DR Congo aiming to arrest a journalist critical of President Joseph Kabila. Journalist Edouard Diye Tshitenge had been planning to present a manifesto on Monday demanding the removal of Kabila, who has refused to step down despite constitutional limits. But the general who heads operations in t ... more
Luanda (AFP) Aug 23, 2017
Angolans vote as Dos Santos ends 38-year rule
Freetown (AFP) Aug 19, 2017
Death toll in SLeone flood disaster reaches 441
Washington (UPI) Aug 21, 2017
Africa Endeavor 2017 communications conference starts in Malawi
Large-scale study of genetic data shows humans still evolving
New York NY (SPX) Sep 07, 2017
In a study analyzing the genomes of 210,000 people in the United States and Britain, researchers at Columbia University find that the genetic variants linked to Alzheimer's disease and heavy smoking are less frequent in people with longer lifespans, suggesting that natural selection is weeding out these unfavorable variants in both populations. Researchers further find that sets of genetic ... more
Washington (UPI) Sep 6, 2017
Groups are more likely to lie than individuals, new study shows
Washington DC (SPX) Aug 31, 2017
Human settlement in the Americas may have occurred in the late Pleistocene
Washington (UPI) Sep 5, 2017
Humans are still evolving, study suggests
Italy's drought seen from space
Paris (ESA) Sep 07, 2017
Despite the welcome showers at the weekend, abnormally low soil-moisture conditions persist in central Italy. Scientists are using satellite data to monitor the drought that has gripped the country. Wildfires, water scarcity and billions of euros worth of damage to agriculture are just some of the effects of this summer's drought in Italy - not to mention the relentless heat. News of potential w ... more
Austin TX (SPX) Sep 04, 2017
Periodic table of ecological niches could aid in predicting effects of climate change
Sydney (AFP) Sept 1, 2017
Australia has hottest winter on record
Melbourne, Australia (SPX) Aug 31, 2017
Researchers tackle methane emissions with gas-guzzling bacteria
Ball Aerospace Delivers the JPSS-1 Weather Satellite to Launch Site
Boulder CO (SPX) Sep 07, 2017
Ball Aerospace successfully delivered the Joint Polar Satellite System-1 (JPSS-1), NOAA's next-generation polar orbiting weather satellite, to Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on Aug. 31, where it is scheduled to launch Nov. 10, 2017. This follows a successful pre-ship review with NASA at Ball's Boulder, Colorado, manufacturing complex. "The arrival of the spacecraft at Vandenberg i ... more
Boulder CO (SPX) Sep 04, 2017
Pinpointing the sources of trans-Pacific dust
Essex, UK (SPX) Sep 01, 2017
Teledyne e2v sensors will play a vital role in ESA's FLEX satellite mission to study plant health and stress from space
Paris (ESA) Sep 07, 2017
New era in air-quality monitoring a step away
International SMR and Advanced Reactor Summit 2018 - March 27-28 - Atlanta USA
Was the primordial soup a hearty pre-protein stew?
Atlanta GA (SPX) Sep 07, 2017
The primordial soup that sloshed around billions of years ago, and eventually led to first life on our planet, might have been teeming with primal precursors of proteins. Ancestors of the first protein molecules, which are key components of all cells, could have been bountiful on pre-life Earth, according to a new study led by researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology, who formed hundre ... more
Sendai, Japan (SPX) Sep 04, 2017
Techniques used in forensic science help discover new molecular fossils
Riverside CA (SPX) Aug 31, 2017
Volcanic eruptions drove ancient global warming event
Uppsala. Sweden (SPX) Aug 29, 2017
New ancient sea reptile found in Germany - The earliest of its kind
Scientists propose method to improve microgrid stability and reliability
Beojing, China (SPX) Sep 04, 2017
The power it takes to bring a Boeing 747 from a resting state on the airport tarmac to speeding across the sky is enormous. The jet can continue in its active state for as long as its fuel lasts. A Frisbee, in contrast, takes far less energy to go airborne, but with no energy supply, it falls almost immediately. The same principle can be extended to the traditional power system and decentr ... more
Washington (UPI) Aug 29, 2017
ADB: New finance model needed for low-carbon shift in Asia
Beijing (AFP) Aug 28, 2017
China merges energy giants into global leader
Miami (AFP) Aug 28, 2017
Power demand to peak in Europe summers, not winters: study
Why US battery startups fail and how to fix it
Cambridge UK (SPX) Sep 07, 2017
Better batteries are critical to the world's clean energy future. More economical and efficient batteries would help to solve many of our planet's energy challenges, paving the way towards long-range electric vehicles to help reduce our reliance on fossil fuels as well as advancing renewable energy production by resolving intermittency problems. However, the scientific research needed to b ... more
Washington (UPI) Sep 6, 2017
Researchers develop new material for hydrogen storage
Paris, France (SPX) Sep 04, 2017
Electricity production: When enzymes rival platinum
Ulsan, South Korea (SPX) Aug 28, 2017
Making better batteries via real-time TEM observation
Invasive plants change ecosystems from the bottom up
Kingston RI (SPX) Sep 07, 2017
In a common garden at the University of Rhode Island, Laura Meyerson has been growing specimens of Phragmites - also known as the common reed - that she has collected from around the world. And while they are all the same species, each plant lineage exhibits unique traits. Now Meyerson, a professor of natural resources sciences, and Northeastern University Professor Jennifer Bowen have rev ... more
Washington (UPI) Sep 6, 2017
Scientists prolong life, slow aging in fruit flies
Washington (UPI) Sep 6, 2017
Dogs help conservationists track, protect endangered jaguars, pumas in Argentina
Washington (UPI) Sep 5, 2017
Tasmanian DNA to aid bandicoot reboot in Victoria
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Student backlash in Hong Kong independence row
Hong Kong (AFP) Sept 7, 2017
Hong Kong students have accused their universities of suppressing freedom of speech after banners and signs calling for the city's independence from China were taken down from campuses. The move has fuelled fears that freedoms are being squeezed in the semi-autonomous city and that Beijing is tightening its grip in a range of areas, from politics to media and education. Since the failure ... more
Shanghai (AFP) Sept 6, 2017
'Oldest jazz band' a constant in fast-modernising Shanghai
Hong Kong (AFP) Sept 5, 2017
Hanergy tycoon gets 8-year ban in Hong Kong
Shenyang, China (AFP) July 15, 2017
Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo's ashes buried at sea
Deforestation long overlooked as contributor to climate change
Ithaca NY (SPX) Sep 07, 2017
When it comes to tackling climate change, the focus often falls on reducing the use of fossil fuels and developing sustainable energy sources. But a new Cornell University study shows that deforestation and subsequent use of lands for agriculture or pasture, especially in tropical regions, contribute more to climate change than previously thought. The new paper, "Are the Impacts of Land Us ... more
Raleigh NC (SPX) Aug 31, 2017
Expanding tropical forest spells disaster for conservation
Panama City, Panama (SPX) Sep 04, 2017
Panama's native tree species excel in infertile tropical soils
Warsaw (AFP) Aug 31, 2017
Greenpeace steps up protest against Polish forest logging


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