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October 10, 2017
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Carbon feedback from forest soils will accelerate global warming



Woods Hole MA (SPX) Oct 09, 2017
After 26 years, the world's longest-running experiment to discover how warming temperatures affect forest soils has revealed a surprising, cyclical response: Soil warming stimulates periods of abundant carbon release from the soil to the atmosphere alternating with periods of no detectable loss in soil carbon stores. Overall, the results indicate that in a warming world, a self-reinforcing and perhaps uncontrollable carbon feedback will occur between forest soils and the climate system, adding to ... read more

TIME AND SPACE
What Earth's climate system and topological insulators have in common
Providence RI (SPX) Oct 09, 2017
Topological insulators, materials that insulate on the inside but conduct electricity along their outer edges, have created quite a buzz in condensed matter physics. Now a new study in the journal S ... more
FARM NEWS
Genetically boosting the nutritional value of corn could benefit millions
Brunswick NJ (SPX) Oct 10, 2017
Rutgers scientists have found an efficient way to enhance the nutritional value of corn - the world's largest commodity crop - by inserting a bacterial gene that causes it to produce a key nutrient ... more
FARM NEWS
Sustainable irrigation may harm other development goals
Washington DC (SPX) Oct 10, 2017
Pursuing sustainable irrigation without significant irrigation efficiency gains could negatively impact environmental and development goals in many areas of the world, a new study has found. O ... more
WATER WORLD
Expanded bluefin tuna quotas could reverse recovery: scientists
Paris (AFP) Oct 7, 2017
Eastern Atlantic bluefin tuna's spectacular recovery will be reversed if the region's 51-nation fisheries management body embraces quota recommendations finalised late Friday by its scientific advisory panel, scientists at the meeting warned. ... more
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Pesticide poisoning kills 20 farmers in Indian state
Mumbai (AFP) Oct 9, 2017
Twenty Indian farmers have died and hundreds of others are in hospital after inhaling poisonous pesticides while spraying crops, officials said Monday, highlighting lax safety standards in the country. ... more
WEATHER REPORT
Twenty-three killed in China rainstorms: ministry
Beijing (AFP) Oct 9, 2017
Twenty-three people have been killed as rainstorms battered China over the past week, destroying more than 5,200 homes and forcing the evacuation of nearly 34,000 people, authorities said Monday. ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT
At least 8 migrants drown as boat collides with navy vessel: Tunisia
Tunis (AFP) Oct 9, 2017
At least eight migrants drowned after their boat sank following a collision with a Tunisian navy vessel in the Mediterranean, the defence ministry said on Monday. ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT
India's top court bans firecracker sales before Diwali
New Delhi (AFP) Oct 9, 2017
India's top court ordered a temporary ban on the sale of firecrackers in New Delhi on Monday, ahead of the Diwali festival that leaves the city shrouded in toxic smog. ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW
Magnitude-6.3 earthquake strikes northern Chile: USGS
Washington (AFP) Oct 10, 2017
A 6.3-magnitude earthquake struck northern Chile early Tuesday, the US Geological Survey said. ... more
AFRICA NEWS
New witness emerges over Rwandan genocide: French legal source
Paris (AFP) Oct 9, 2017
French judges have heard from a new witness who claims to have seen missiles allegedly used to kill former Rwandan president Juvenal Habyarimana, whose death sparked genocide in 1994, a source close to the case told AFP on Monday. ... more


Rwanda military uses torture to force confessions: HRW

ABOUT US
Prehistoric humans are likely to have formed mating networks to avoid inbreeding
Copenhagen, Denmark (SPX) Oct 09, 2017
Prehistoric humans are likely to have formed mating networks to avoid inbreeding Early humans seem to have recognised the dangers of inbreeding at least 34,000 years ago, and developed surpris ... more
ABOUT US
Scientists find more modern human traits influenced by Neandertal DNA
Washington (UPI) Oct 5, 2017
Researchers have identified several new traits in modern humans that are influenced by Neandertal genes. ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW
New study analyzes volcanic fatalities in more detail than ever before
Bristol UK (SPX) Oct 09, 2017
It is hoped the findings, published recently in the Journal of Applied Volcanology, will help increase our understanding of volcanic hazards and the subsequent threat to life. A tenth of the w ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT
Sandy Hook mother angry but hopeful after Las Vegas slaughter
Los Angeles (AFP) Oct 8, 2017
Dylan Hockley was all of six years old when Adam Lanza burst into his elementary school in Connecticut nearly five years ago and shot him dead, along with 19 other young children and six adults. ... more



India's top court bans firecracker sales before Diwali
New Delhi (AFP) Oct 9, 2017
India's top court ordered a temporary ban on the sale of firecrackers in New Delhi on Monday, ahead of the Diwali festival that leaves the city shrouded in toxic smog. The decision comes a little over a week before Diwali - the Hindu festival of lights - when Delhi fills with acrid smoke from celebratory firecrackers set off day and night. The onset of winter usually worsens the situat ... more
Preston, United Kingdom (AFP) Oct 7, 2017
Hurricane survivors swap Caribbean seas for English peas
Tunis (AFP) Oct 9, 2017
At least 8 migrants drown as boat collides with navy vessel: Tunisia
New Orleans (AFP) Oct 8, 2017
US Gulf Coast begins cleanup after Nate proves weaker than expected
CONFERS to Establish "Rules of the Road" for On-Orbit Servicing of Satellites
Washington DC (SPX) Oct 06, 2017
"Rules of the road"-widely accepted norms of safety-related behavior based on common understanding-have existed in various forms over the centuries, and have evolved as new technologies have revolutionized how people and vehicles travel. But how are these "rules" created when common understanding of new capabilities is not yet established? This question plays directly into why DARPA has in ... more
Washington (UPI) Oct 5, 2017
Microlasers get a performance boost from a bit of gold
Washington (UPI) Oct 5, 2017
Students, researchers turn algae into renewable flip-flops
Livermore CA (SPX) Oct 06, 2017
Atomistic simulations go the distance on metal strength
Did rapid sea-level rise drown fossil coral reefs around Hawaii?
Sydney, Australia (SPX) Oct 06, 2017
Investigations to predict changes in sea levels and their impacts on coastal systems are a step closer, as a result of international collaboration between the University of Sydney and researchers from Japan, Spain, and the United States. Scientists globally are investigating just how quickly sea-level rise can occur as a result of global warming and ice sheets melting. Recent findings sugg ... more
Wellington (AFP) Oct 6, 2017
Pacific's Niue creates huge marine sanctuary
Ottawa (AFP) Oct 5, 2017
Shipping, fishing killed Canada right whales: autopsy
Valletta (AFP) Oct 5, 2017
Prince Charles warns 'plastic on the menu' in world's fish
In warmer climates, Greenlandic deltas have grown
Boulder CO (SPX) Oct 06, 2017
Deltas are important ecosystems, where freshwater meets the sea, and where people for centuries have been engaged in agriculture and fishing. Today, most of the deltas in the world are drowning because of increased human exploitation and a rise in the global sea level. In an article just published in Nature, a research team led by researchers at the University of Copenhagen has shown that deltas ... more
Kiel, Germany (SPX) Oct 03, 2017
Return of the Weddell polynya supports Kiel climate model
Potsdam, Germany (SPX) Sep 25, 2017
Winter cold extremes linked to high-altitude polar vortex weakening
Sydney (AFP) Sept 27, 2017
Shipping risks rise as Antarctic ice hits record low
Genetically boosting the nutritional value of corn could benefit millions
Brunswick NJ (SPX) Oct 10, 2017
Rutgers scientists have found an efficient way to enhance the nutritional value of corn - the world's largest commodity crop - by inserting a bacterial gene that causes it to produce a key nutrient called methionine, according to a new study. The Rutgers University-New Brunswick discovery could benefit millions of people in developing countries, such as in South America and Africa, who dep ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Oct 10, 2017
Sustainable irrigation may harm other development goals
Miami (AFP) Oct 5, 2017
Bee-harming pesticides in 75 percent of honey worldwide: study
Urbana IL (SPX) Oct 09, 2017
Are we at a tipping point with weed control?
Magnitude-6.3 earthquake strikes northern Chile: USGS
Washington (AFP) Oct 10, 2017
A 6.3-magnitude earthquake struck northern Chile early Tuesday, the US Geological Survey said. The tremor hit 70 kilometers (43 miles) east of the coastal city of Arica, which is near the border with Peru, the US agency said. The quake struck at a depth of 82 kilometers, it added. Chile is one of the world's most earthquake-prone countries. In the past seven years it has had three qu ... more
Munich, Germany (SPX) Oct 06, 2017
Preservation of floodplains is flood protection
Bristol UK (SPX) Oct 09, 2017
New study analyzes volcanic fatalities in more detail than ever before
Managua (AFP) Oct 6, 2017
Tropical storm kills 20 in C. America, heads for US
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Rwanda military uses torture to force confessions: HRW
Kigali (AFP) Oct 10, 2017
Rwanda's military has used asphyxiation, electric shock and mock executions to torture confessions out of detainees, Human Rights Watch said in a report published Tuesday. The rights watchdog confirmed 104 cases of people being illegally detained and tortured in Rwandan military detention centres between 2010 and 2016, according to the 91-page report, which estimates the true figure is much ... more
Niamey (AFP) Oct 5, 2017
Three US Green Berets killed in Niger
Monrovia (AFP) Oct 6, 2017
Liberian women hold mass fast for peaceful elections
Paris (AFP) Oct 9, 2017
New witness emerges over Rwandan genocide: French legal source
Prehistoric humans are likely to have formed mating networks to avoid inbreeding
Copenhagen, Denmark (SPX) Oct 09, 2017
Prehistoric humans are likely to have formed mating networks to avoid inbreeding Early humans seem to have recognised the dangers of inbreeding at least 34,000 years ago, and developed surprisingly sophisticated social and mating networks to avoid it, new research has found. The study, reported in the journal Science, examined genetic information from the remains of anatomically mode ... more
Tucson AZ (SPX) Oct 06, 2017
Ancient humans left Africa to escape drying climate
Washington (UPI) Oct 5, 2017
Scientists find more modern human traits influenced by Neandertal DNA
Johannesburg, South Africa (SPX) Oct 03, 2017
Stone Age child reveals that modern humans emerged more than 300,000 years ago
Every economy at risk from climate change, IMF says
Washington (UPI) Oct 5, 2017
The consequences of a changing climate pose a threat to every single economy in the world, the head of the International Monetary Fund said from Massachusetts. An annual report from the World Health Organization and UNICEF said global hunger is on the rise, affecting 11 percent of the world's population, in part because of climate change. The report found a link between conflict and cli ... more
Montreal, Canada (SPX) Oct 05, 2017
Ninety-eight scientists launch a 2,000-year global temperature database
Ottawa (AFP) Oct 4, 2017
Auditor slams Canada on lack of climate actions
Sydney (AFP) Sept 28, 2017
Drought not dingos behind mainland Australia tiger extinction: study
Sentinel-5P poised for liftoff
Paris (ESA) Oct 10, 2017
With four days to liftoff, the next Sentinel satellite is now on the launch pad at the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia. The rocket will be fuelled two days before launch, set for Friday at 09:27 GMT (11:27 CEST). The Sentinel-5P satellite has been at the cosmodrome since early September going through a series of tests and being readied for the big day. After being sealed from ... more
Beijing (XNA) Oct 10, 2017
China launches remote sensing satellite for Venezuela
Schriever AFB CO (SPX) Oct 09, 2017
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Pasadena CA (JPL) Oct 06, 2017
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New evidence that Siberian volcanic eruptions caused extinction 250 million years ago
New York NY (SPX) Oct 06, 2017
A team of scientists has found new evidence that the Great Permian Extinction, which occurred approximately 250 million years ago, was caused by massive volcanic eruptions that led to significant environmental changes. The study, which appears in the journal Scientific Reports, reports a global spike in the chemical element nickel at the time of extinction. The anomalous nickel most likely ... more
Hamilton, Canada (SPX) Oct 05, 2017
Evidence suggests life on Earth started after meteorites splashed into warm little ponds
Arlington TX (SPX) Oct 05, 2017
UTA study sheds new light on evolution
Washington (UPI) Oct 3, 2017
Crocodile fossils suggest giant reptiles emerged earlier than previously thought
'Fuel-secure' steps in Washington counterintuitive, green group says
Washington (UPI) Oct 1, 2017
A proposal to address what the Trump administration outlined as threats to traditional energy sources is counterintuitive, sustainable energy supporters said. The U.S. Department of Energy said last week it was calling on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to change how the wholesale electricity sector works by offering compensation for "traditional" power generators. In a ... more
Menlo Park CA (SPX) Sep 19, 2017
SLAC-led project will use AI to prevent or minimize electric grid failures
Beojing, China (SPX) Sep 04, 2017
Scientists propose method to improve microgrid stability and reliability
Washington (UPI) Aug 29, 2017
ADB: New finance model needed for low-carbon shift in Asia
Tesla delays truck launch, eyes battery power for Puerto Rico
Washington (AFP) Oct 6, 2017
Tesla said Friday it was delaying the planned launch of its electric transport truck, diverting resources to step up production of its Model 3 sedan and to produce batteries for storm-ravaged Puerto Rico. The electric carmaker's chief executive Elon Musk announced the news on Twitter, pushing back the launch of its semi-truck which had been set to be unveiled October 26 in California. Th ... more
Osaka, Japan (SPX) Oct 06, 2017
A new way to produce clean hydrogen fuel from water using sunlight
Seoul, South Korea (SPX) Oct 05, 2017
Ultra-fast and ultra-sensitive hydrogen sensor
Orlando FL (SPX) Oct 05, 2017
New nanomaterial can extract hydrogen fuel from seawater
Iraqi animal lovers go online to help save Baghdad's strays
Baghdad (AFP) Oct 9, 2017
The welfare of stray cats and dogs roaming Iraq's capital Baghdad is far from a priority for most residents after years of bloodshed and insecurity. Homeless animals typically face cruelty or even extermination on the streets of the city, but now some pet lovers are looking to use social media to change attitudes and find loving owners for the four-legged friends. Agricultural college ... more
Newark DE (SPX) Oct 05, 2017
Examining the lifestyles of microbes
Suiyang, China (AFP) Oct 6, 2017
From poacher to ranger: saving China's Siberian tigers
York, UK (SPX) Oct 06, 2017
Animals that play with objects learn how to use them as tools
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Former Hong Kong leader appears in court over sandwich 'attack'
Hong Kong (AFP) Oct 4, 2017
Unpopular former Hong Kong leader Leung Chun-ying testified Wednesday in a case involving a sandwich thrown at him by a pro-democracy activist. The sandwich was aimed at Leung, the city's then leader, as he was on his way to vote in the September 2016 legislative election - but it missed and hit a police officer. In court, a stern-looking Leung occasionally smiled as he was questioned b ... more
Hong Kong (AFP) Oct 3, 2017
Hong Kong democracy activist in court for throwing 'smelly' sandwich
Hong Kong (AFP) Oct 1, 2017
Hong Kong migrant mothers sing for their distant children
Hong Kong (AFP) Oct 4, 2017
The making of Hong Kong's famous 'fire dragon'
Predicting insect feeding preferences after deforestation
Annapolis, MD (SPX) Oct 09, 2017
Like a scene from the movie Alien, insect parasitoids inject their eggs into unsuspecting hosts, their offspring grow and eat from within, eventually bursting out leaving dead, empty host vessels. These tiny predators, many of them wasps, can have major ecological and economic impacts. For example, wasps in the genus Melittobia attack pollinating bumblebees. Parasitoid wasp larvae feed on ... more
Guelph, Canada (SPX) Oct 09, 2017
DNA barcoding technology helping monitor health of all-important boreal forest
Woods Hole MA (SPX) Oct 09, 2017
Carbon feedback from forest soils will accelerate global warming
Warsaw (AFP) Sept 29, 2017
Poland rejects EU evidence on primeval forest dispute


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