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November 07, 2017
EPIDEMICS
Last season's flu shot protected only 1 in 5 people



Miami (AFP) Nov 6, 2017
Last season's flu shot protected as few as one in five people and this year's could be similarly ineffective, researchers said Monday, calling for a better way to make the vaccine. The reason just 20 to 30 percent of people were protected by the 2016-2017 flu shot was a mutation in the H3N2 strain of the virus, which did not show up in the mass-produced vaccine that is grown using eggs, said the report in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Flu vaccines work by delivering purifi ... read more

SHAKE AND BLOW
Puerto Rico population to drop 14% after hurricane
Miami (AFP) Nov 7, 2017
Puerto Rico's population is set to decrease by 14 percent to 2.9 million inhabitants by 2019 due to an exodus of residents fleeing the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria in September, a study has found. ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT
Air force error allowed Texas shooter to buy guns despite conviction
Washington (AFP) Nov 7, 2017
A domestic violence conviction legally prohibited the Texas church shooter from buying guns, but the Air Force failed to enter it into a database used to run background checks, officials said Monday. ... more
EARLY EARTH
The secret lives of ancient land plants
Kyoto, Japan (SPX) Nov 06, 2017
The clues to our evolutionary ancestors? They're in our genes. All organisms carry patterns in their DNA that scientists can analyze to decipher where and when a species diverged on the evolutionary ... more
ICE WORLD
Intensifying winds could increase east Antarctica's contribution to sea level rise
Austin TX (SPX) Nov 06, 2017
Totten Glacier, the largest glacier in East Antarctica, is being melted from below by warm water that reaches the ice when winds over the ocean are strong - a cause for concern because the glacier h ... more
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WOOD PILE
For Amazon tribe, rainforest is a whole world
Wai„pi, Brazil (AFP) Nov 6, 2017
When Japarupi Waiapi looks into the dense foliage of the Amazon rainforest, he sees the equivalent of a supermarket, pharmacy, furniture store - and that's just the beginning. ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW
Death toll from Vietnam typhoon rises to 61
Danang, Vietnam (AFP) Nov 7, 2017
The death toll from typhoon downpours and floods wreaking havoc along Vietnam's south-central coast has risen to 61, an official said Tuesday, as the country opens its doors to world leaders for this week's APEC summit. ... more
WATER WORLD
Climate change could decrease Sun's ability to disinfect lakes
Troy NY (SPX) Nov 06, 2017
Increasing organic runoff as a result of climate change may be reducing the penetration of pathogen-killing ultraviolet (UV) sunlight in inland lakes, rivers, and coastal waters, according to a new ... more
FROTH AND BUBBLE
Are elevated levels of mercury in the American dipper due to run-of-river dams?
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 06, 2017
A study published in Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry used American dippers to determine if run-of-river (RoR) dams altered food webs and mercury levels at 13 stream sites in British Columbia. ... more
WATER WORLD
Penn engineers develop filters that use nanoparticles to prevent slime build-up
Philadelphia PA (SPX) Nov 06, 2017
Filtration membranes are, at their core, sponge-like materials that have micro- or nanoscopically small pores. Unwanted chemicals, bacteria and even viruses are physically blocked by the maze of mes ... more
EARLY EARTH
Carbonate shells change with time
Potsdam, Germany (SPX) Nov 06, 2017
The carbonate shells of tiny marine plankton, foraminifers, are important archives of geochemical records of past climates. Understanding how these plankton make their shells is essential to correct ... more


Molybdenum in Wisconsin wells not from coal ash

CARBON WORLDS
The fingerprints of coastal carbon sinks
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 06, 2017
Did you know carbon comes in blue? Blue carbon refers to the carbon in oceans and coastal areas. These ecosystems are excellent carbon sinks - they can efficiently absorb and store carbon from the a ... more
WATER WORLD
50 years of data from oxygen minimum lab helps predict the oceans' future
Vancouver, Canada (SPX) Nov 06, 2017
Canadian and US Department of Energy researchers have released 50 years' worth of data chronicling the deoxygenating cycles of a fjord off Canada's west coast, and detailing the response of the micr ... more
FLORA AND FAUNA
Endangered vaquita porpoise dies in captivity
Mexico City (AFP) Nov 6, 2017
Mexico's efforts to save the critically endangered vaquita, the world's smallest porpoise, has suffered a major blow after one of just 30 creatures thought left in the wild died soon after being captured by authorities. ... more
CLIMATE SCIENCE
Plea for 'urgent action' on climate shadowed by Trump
Bonn (AFP) Nov 6, 2017
Following a cascade of grim reports on the gathering pace of global warming, Fiji's prime minister on Monday appealed for "urgent action" on climate change at UN negotiations in Bonn. ... more



Air force error allowed Texas shooter to buy guns despite conviction
Washington (AFP) Nov 7, 2017
A domestic violence conviction legally prohibited the Texas church shooter from buying guns, but the Air Force failed to enter it into a database used to run background checks, officials said Monday. Devin Kelley - who shot dead 26 people at a Texas church - could therefore have passed the background check required to buy a gun, which would have raised red flags if the conviction had been ... more
Washington (AFP) Nov 3, 2017
In reversal, US tech firms back bill on human trafficking
Hong Kong (AFP) Nov 3, 2017
Crime writer Ian Rankin predicts rise of 'kind and gentle' books
United Nations, United States (AFP) Nov 6, 2017
UN council weakens response to Myanmar after China objects
Cheyenne Mountain sees better satellite picture
Hanscom AFB MA (SPX) Nov 06, 2017
Upgraded Early Warning Radars now provide data on man-made space-based objects without delay, thanks to efforts of Air Force Life Cycle Management Center personnel at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado. Five massive radar sites arrayed throughout the northern hemisphere, mostly designed and installed during the Cold War, provide missile warning information and track space-based objects for ... more
Mumbai, India (SPX) Nov 02, 2017
Liquids take a shine to terahertz radiation
Raleigh NC (SPX) Nov 02, 2017
Voltage-driven liquid metal fractals
Warwick UK (SPX) Nov 06, 2017
Cancer cells destroyed with dinosaur extinction metal
50 years of data from oxygen minimum lab helps predict the oceans' future
Vancouver, Canada (SPX) Nov 06, 2017
Canadian and US Department of Energy researchers have released 50 years' worth of data chronicling the deoxygenating cycles of a fjord off Canada's west coast, and detailing the response of the microbial communities inhabiting the fjord. The mass of data, collected in two new Nature family papers, could help scientists better predict the impact of human activities and ocean deoxygenation o ... more
(UPI) Nov 2, 2017
Scientists map coastal communities most vulnerable to natural disasters
Abidjan (AFP) Nov 2, 2017
Ivory Coast inaugurates huge China-funded dam
Suva, Fiji (AFP) Nov 5, 2017
Tiny Fiji looks for global impact at Bonn climate talks
New Greenland Maps Show More Glaciers at Risk
Pasadena CA (JPL) Nov 03, 2017
New maps of Greenland's coastal seafloor and bedrock beneath its massive ice sheet show that two to four times as many coastal glaciers are at risk of accelerated melting as previously thought. Researchers at the University of California at Irvine (UCI), NASA and 30 other institutions have published the most comprehensive, accurate and high-resolution relief maps ever made of Greenland's b ... more
Moscow (AFP) Nov 3, 2017
Russian military to boost Arctic presence: commander
Austin TX (SPX) Nov 06, 2017
Intensifying winds could increase east Antarctica's contribution to sea level rise
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Nov 03, 2017
IceBridge Launches Two Sets of Antarctic Flights
RUDN University researcher found out what happens to organic matter on rice fields
Moscow, Russia (SPX) Nov 03, 2017
A soil scientist from RUDN University has found out how plant root secretions affect microorganisms and biochemical processes in paddy soils (rice fields, for instance). Rice field soils play a very important role in the agriculture of Southeast Asia, since they cover > 160 Mio ha and are used to produce food for a quarter of world population. The results of the study were published in the Europ ... more
Brisbane, Australia (SPX) Nov 03, 2017
Flour power to boost food security
Bristol UK (SPX) Nov 02, 2017
The advent of 'green' cattle
Washington (UPI) Nov 1, 2017
Marijuana farming is harming the environment, study shows
Death toll from Vietnam typhoon rises to 61
Danang, Vietnam (AFP) Nov 7, 2017
The death toll from typhoon downpours and floods wreaking havoc along Vietnam's south-central coast has risen to 61, an official said Tuesday, as the country opens its doors to world leaders for this week's APEC summit. Typhoon Damrey struck just before Vietnam was set to host the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meetings in Danang, which will bring together US President Donald Trump ... more
Miami (AFP) Nov 7, 2017
Puerto Rico population to drop 14% after hurricane
Boulder CO (SPX) Nov 03, 2017
Future volcanic eruptions could cause more climate disruption
Kuala Lumpur (AFP) Nov 5, 2017
Two dead, thousands flee as floods hit Malaysia's Penang
DSI 4th Space Resiliency Summit November 28-29, 2017 Alexandria, VA
US strikes IS in Somalia for first time
Washington (AFP) Nov 3, 2017
The US conducted a pair of drone strikes against Islamic State fighters in Somalia on Friday, the first time America has hit the jihadists in the Horn of Africa nation, officials said. The strikes occurred in northeastern Somalia and killed "several terrorists," the US military's Africa Command said in a statement. According to Voice of America, which cited the chairman of the town of Qa ... more
Juba (AFP) Nov 4, 2017
Tense standoff in Juba as troops encircle ex-army chief's home
Tiznit, Morocco (AFP) Nov 3, 2017
Morocco architect fights concrete with tradition
Washington (AFP) Nov 2, 2017
US mission in Niger not what US commanders say it was: reportw
Newly discovered orangutan species is most endangered great ape
Jakarta (AFP) Nov 2, 2017
A new species of orangutan has been discovered in the remote jungles of Indonesia, immediately becoming the world's most endangered great ape, researchers said Thursday. "It's the first declaration of a new great ape species in about 100 years," Ian Singleton, co-author of the study and director of the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme, told AFP. The species, called 'Tapanuli or ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 02, 2017
Study shows how memories ripple through the brain
London UK (SPX) Nov 02, 2017
The relentless rise of migration in Europe over last 10,000 years
Sydney (AFP) Nov 1, 2017
Climbing Australia's giant red rock Uluru banned
UN climate talks resume with wary eyes on Trump
Paris (AFP) Nov 3, 2017
Nations that adopted the Paris Agreement with champagne two years ago, regroup next week amid grim omens of climate peril and with an anxious eye on Donald Trump's America. The November 6-17 meeting in Bonn, Germany, is the first for UN climate envoys since the US president announced he will extricate Washington from the deal, carefully crafted over many years and helped over the finish line ... more
Bonn (AFP) Nov 6, 2017
2017 set to be hottest non-El Nino year: UN
Bonn (AFP) Nov 6, 2017
Plea for 'urgent action' on climate shadowed by Trump
Washington (AFP) Nov 3, 2017
White House OKs report warning climate change caused by humans
Warm Air Helped Make 2017 Ozone Hole Smallest Since 1988
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Nov 03, 2017
Measurements from satellites this year showed the hole in Earth's ozone layer that forms over Antarctica each September was the smallest observed since 1988, scientists from NASA and NOAA announced this week. According to NASA, the ozone hole reached its peak extent on Sept. 11, covering an area about two and a half times the size of the United States - 7.6 million square miles in extent - ... more
Paris (ESA) Nov 03, 2017
Wind satellite vacuum packed
Palo Alto, CA (SPX) Nov 03, 2017
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Kennedy Space Center FL (SPX) Nov 03, 2017
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Newly discovered volcanic rock minerals offer insights into earth's evolution
Baton Rouge LA (SPX) Nov 06, 2017
The first 1.5 billion years of Earth's evolution is subject to considerable uncertainty due to the lack of any significant rock record prior to four billion years ago and a very limited record until about three billion years ago. Rocks of this age are usually extensively altered making comparisons to modern rock quite difficult. In new research conducted at LSU, scientists have found evide ... more
Chapel Hill NC (SPX) Nov 06, 2017
New theory addresses how life on earth arose from the primordial muck
Kyoto, Japan (SPX) Nov 06, 2017
The secret lives of ancient land plants
Potsdam, Germany (SPX) Nov 06, 2017
Carbonate shells change with time
Japan faces challenges in cutting CO2, Moody's finds
Washington (UPI) Oct 23, 2017
Utility companies in the Japanese market face an uphill battle in meeting targets for the reduction in carbon dioxide emissions, Moody's reported Monday. Moody's Investors Service reported that Japan faces challenges in meeting its commitments to cut greenhouse gas emissions. Based on March levels, the report found emissions from the utility sector will need to be cut by as much as 50 p ... more
Washington (UPI) Oct 19, 2017
IEA: An electrified world would cost $31B per year to achieve
Washington (UPI) Oct 1, 2017
'Fuel-secure' steps in Washington counterintuitive, green group says
Menlo Park CA (SPX) Sep 19, 2017
SLAC-led project will use AI to prevent or minimize electric grid failures
Scientists create magnetic system that transforms heat into motion
Exeter UK (SPX) Nov 03, 2017
Scientists have discovered a pioneering new technique to transform ambient heat into motion in nanoscale devices - which could revolutionise future generations of data storage and sensors. The innovative new study by a team of international researchers including Professor Gino Hrkac from the University of Exeter, created a magnetic system capable of extracting thermal energy using a specif ... more
Berkeley CA (SPX) Nov 02, 2017
New studies on disordered cathodes may provide much-needed jolt to lithium batteries
Ulsan, South Korea (SPX) Nov 02, 2017
UNIST unveils new fast-charging, high-energy electric-car battery technology
Houston TX (SPX) Nov 06, 2017
Microscopic defects make batteries better
Landmark discovery turns marathon of evolution into a sprint
London, UK (SPX) Nov 03, 2017
A research collaboration has discovered a new way of rapidly generating a swathe of medically significant natural products after discovering a ground-breaking technique that turns the marathon of evolution into a sprint. The surprise discovery came when the research team inadvertently replicated a process that bacteria use to evolve their machinery for making natural products. Now th ... more
Washington (UPI) Nov 3, 2017
Flights of honeybees reveal individual directional tendencies
Liwonde, Malawi (AFP) Nov 2, 2017
Malawi turns to British troops in poaching war
Mexico City (AFP) Nov 6, 2017
Endangered vaquita porpoise dies in captivity
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Hong Kong pro-democracy activists allowed to appeal jail terms
Hong Kong (AFP) Nov 7, 2017
Hong Kong's leading pro-democracy activists, who were jailed for their role in the 2014 Umbrella Movement were granted leave to appeal their sentences by the city's top court on Tuesday. Joshua Wong and Nathan Law were imprisoned in August after Hong Kong's government pushed for harsher sentences - rather than the initial community service orders they were given. The government's appeal ... more
Beijing (AFP) Nov 4, 2017
Disrespecting China's anthem can now cost 3 years jail
Beijing (AFP) Nov 6, 2017
China calls on France to ensure security of its citizens
Hong Kong (AFP) Nov 2, 2017
Hong Kong government under fire in LGBT row
For Amazon tribe, rainforest is a whole world
Wai„pi, Brazil (AFP) Nov 6, 2017
When Japarupi Waiapi looks into the dense foliage of the Amazon rainforest, he sees the equivalent of a supermarket, pharmacy, furniture store - and that's just the beginning. Food like coconuts, roots and bananas grows plentifully. Animals and fish are readily available for hunting, and the bark of many trees has medicinal uses. Just in terms of different wood types, "we see thatch for ... more
Waiapi, Brazil (AFP) Nov 2, 2017
Beer o'clock in the Amazon: the tribe that loves to party
Tegucigalpa (AFP) Oct 31, 2017
Honduran state, power company, involved in activist murder: experts
Southampton UK (SPX) Oct 31, 2017
Peatland plants adapting well to climate change
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