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November 13, 2017
EARLY EARTH
Human cells, hardy microbes share common ancestor



Fort Collins CO (SPX) Nov 10, 2017
To Tom Santangelo, single-celled microorganisms called archaea are like ancient mariners, surviving among the most extreme conditions on Earth, including volcanic vents in the deep ocean. The Colorado State University researcher studies how these hardy microbes - which constitute one of three surviving domains of life - express their genes, produce their energy, and thrive in hot, lightless environments. It turns out, we're not so different - biochemically, anyway - from archaea after all. ... read more

FARM NEWS
Weed-killer prompts angry divide among US farmers
Little Rock, United States (AFP) Nov 13, 2017
When it comes to the herbicide dicamba, farmers in the southern state of Arkansas are not lacking for strong opinions. ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW
At least 135 killed as strong quake rocks Iran-Iraq border
Sulaimaniyah, Iraq (AFP) Nov 13, 2017
At least 135 people were killed and hundreds more injured when a 7.3-magnitude earthquake shook the mountainous Iran-Iraq border triggering landslides that were hindering rescue efforts, officials said Monday. ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT
Dutch to give storm-hit isles 600 mln euros to rebuild
The Hague (AFP) Nov 10, 2017
The Dutch government announced Friday it will release 617 million euros ($720 million) to help rebuild its Caribbean territories devastated by Hurricane Irma in September. ... more
FARM NEWS
Chinese farmer turned eco-warrior takes on big business
Yushutun, China (AFP) Nov 12, 2017
Wang Enlin, an elderly farmer who left school when he was 10 years old and taught himself law armed with a single textbook and dictionary, makes for an unlikely eco-warrior. ... more
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DISASTER MANAGEMENT
Allianz confident for 2017 after hurricane-battered Q3
Berlin (AFP) Nov 10, 2017
German insurer Allianz reported plunging profits for the third quarter as a series of natural disasters undermined its earnings, but said it was on track to hit its full-year targets. ... more
FROTH AND BUBBLE
Delhi smog shortening lives, say doctors as hospitals fill up
New Delhi (AFP) Nov 12, 2017
In the emergency ward of a Delhi hospital, men and women gasp for breath as they wait to be treated for symptoms triggered by the choking blanket of smog that descended on the Indian capital this week. ... more
FROTH AND BUBBLE
Smog-hit Delhi calls off odd-even car rationing plan
New Delhi (AFP) Nov 11, 2017
India's smog-choked capital has called off a plan to restrict private vehicle use after the country's top environmental court ruled women, VIPs and two-wheelers could not be exempt. ... more
FROTH AND BUBBLE
Pollution spikes in Delhi amid warnings no relief in sight
New Delhi (AFP) Nov 12, 2017
Air pollution in New Delhi worsened again Sunday and officials warned of little relief in sight from the smog, which has even caused one airline to cancel flights to the world's most polluted capital. ... more
SPACE TRAVEL
Science has more impact when researchers travel, collaborate
Washington (UPI) Nov 9, 2017
If nations and their research institutions are to produce more impactful science, they need to encourage scientists to travel, collaborate and work across international borders - not restrict them. ... more
CLIMATE SCIENCE
Under Trump, US to miss Paris climate targets: report
Paris (AFP) Nov 11, 2017
The United States will fail to meet its commitments for reducing greenhouse gas emissions under the Paris climate treaty, according to a report released Saturday at UN negotiations in Bonn. ... more


Climate target too low and progress too slow: top scientist

WOOD PILE
Peace brings hope for Colombia's biodiversity: Santos
London (AFP) Nov 10, 2017
Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos on Friday hailed his country's peace deal with the FARC guerrilla group as a chance to preserve his country's biodiversity after decades of violence. ... more
CLIMATE SCIENCE
UN chief says $100 bln climate fund far from guaranteed
United Nations, United States (AFP) Nov 10, 2017
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday said a $100 billion annual fund to help developing countries tackle climate change was crucial to achieve the goals of the Paris climate deal. ... more
CLIMATE SCIENCE
Developing world says rich nations shirking on climate pledges
Paris (AFP) Nov 10, 2017
The failure of wealthy nations to deliver on short-term climate commitments could hinder the rollout of a landmark treaty, a bloc of 134 developing countries, including India and China, warned at UN negotiations in Bonn. ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE
Vega launches Earth observation satellite for Morocco
Kourou, French Guiana (ESA) Nov 09, 2017
Arianespace has launched a Vega rocket to deliver an Earth observation satellite into orbit for the Kingdom of Morocco. Liftoff of Vega's 11th mission from Europe's Spaceport in Kourou, French ... more



Fighting overdose epidemic, US bans all fentanyl-type drugs
Washington (AFP) Nov 9, 2017
The US Justice Department on Thursday announced a ban on all fentanyl-like drugs amid skyrocketing rates of overdoses from the synthetic opioids. Authorities moved to plug legal loopholes in which producers of fentanyl - which can be 50 times more potent than heroin - slightly alter the chemical makeup to render it a legal substance. "Anyone who possesses, imports, distributes, or manu ... more
Paris (AFP) Nov 9, 2017
French robbers target big-spending Chinese tourists
Mexico City (AFP) Nov 8, 2017
Mexico earthquake reconstruction will cost $2.5bn: Pena Nieto
Berlin (AFP) Nov 10, 2017
Allianz confident for 2017 after hurricane-battered Q3
Plasma from lasers can shed light on cosmic rays, solar eruptions
Plainsboro NJ (SPX) Nov 13, 2017
Lasers that generate plasma can provide insight into bursts of subatomic particles that occur in deep space, scientists have found. Such findings could help scientists understand cosmic rays, solar flares and solar eruptions - emissions from the sun that can disrupt cell phone service and knock out power grids on Earth. Physicists have long observed that particles like electrons and atomic ... more
Brisbane, Australia (SPX) Nov 10, 2017
Measuring atoms for better navigation and mineral detection
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Oct 26, 2017
Discovery of a new structure family of oxide-ion conductors SrYbInO4
Houghton MI (SPX) Nov 08, 2017
New insights into metamaterial magic
Researchers use forensic science to track turtles
Washington (UPI) Nov 6, 2017
Biologists tracking vulnerable turtle species in the Mediterranean have borrowed a technique from forensic scientists. By measuring "stable isotope ratios," scientists at the University of Exeter were able to determine where turtles were traveling from to breed Cyprus. Isotopes are variants of the same chemical element. Each variant boasts a different number of neutrons in its nucleus. ... more
Gao, Mali (AFP) Nov 7, 2017
A well changes lives in ravaged Mali city
Vancouver, Canada (SPX) Nov 06, 2017
50 years of data from oxygen minimum lab helps predict the oceans' future
Philadelphia PA (SPX) Nov 06, 2017
Penn engineers develop filters that use nanoparticles to prevent slime build-up
Chinese icebreaker steams for Antarctica in polar power play
Beijing (AFP) Nov 8, 2017
The Chinese ice-breaker Xuelong steamed south from Shanghai on Wednesday bound for Antarctica, where it will establish China's newest base as Beijing strives to become a polar power. China is a latecomer in the race for pole position but its interest in Antarctica has grown along with its economic might. The new station will be the fifth Chinese foothold on the frozen continent, more than so ... more
Pasadena CA (JPL) Nov 08, 2017
Hot News from the Antarctic Underground
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
Cover crops shield soil from extreme temps
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 10, 2017
Soil characteristics like organic matter content and moisture play a vital role in helping plants flourish. It turns out that soil temperature is just as important. Every plant needs a certain soil temperature to thrive. If the temperature changes too quickly, plants won't do well. Their seeds won't germinate or their roots will die. "Most plants are sensitive to extreme changes in soil te ... more
Shanghai (AFP) Nov 10, 2017
Chinese company offers lifetime of booze for $1,700 on Alibaba
Paris (AFP) Nov 8, 2017
France to oppose EU's 5-year renewal for weedkiller glyphosate
Boston MA (SPX) Nov 10, 2017
Sensors applied to plant leaves warn of water shortage
Strong quake rocks Costa Rica
San Josť, Costa Rica (AFP) Nov 13, 2017
A strong earthquake, measuring 6.5 according to a US seismological agency, rocked Costa Rica late Sunday, but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties. The quake occurred at 8:28 pm local (0228 GMT) on the Central American country's Pacific coast, at a depth of 20 kilometers (12 miles), close to the popular tourist beach town of Jaco. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center did ... more
Sulaimaniyah, Iraq (AFP) Nov 13, 2017
At least 135 killed as strong quake rocks Iran-Iraq border
Danang, Vietnam (AFP) Nov 9, 2017
More than 90 killed in Vietnam's deadliest typhoon in years
Sydney (AFP) Nov 7, 2017
6.5-magnitude quake hits PNG
DSI 4th Space Resiliency Summit November 28-29, 2017 Alexandria, VA
Judges finish investigation into Guinea stadium massacre
Conakry (AFP) Nov 10, 2017
Guinean judges have completed an investigation into a massacre in which at least 157 opposition supporters were killed and 109 women raped by troops in a stadium in 2009, the justice ministry said in a statement Thursday. In September 2009, a massive opposition protest in a stadium in Conakry against then junta chief Moussa Dadis Camara's rule ended in bloodshed when his security forces open ... more
Washington (AFP) Nov 12, 2017
US investigators return to scene of Niger ambush
Davis CA (SPX) Nov 10, 2017
Dozens of new wildlife corridors identified for African mammals
Washington (AFP) Nov 9, 2017
Niger ambush probe to last until at least January: Pentagon
Bonobos help strangers without being asked
Durham NC (SPX) Nov 08, 2017
A passer-by drops something and you spring to pick it up. Or maybe you hold the door for someone behind you. Such acts of kindness to strangers were long thought to be unique to humans, but recent research on bonobos suggests our species is not as exceptional in this regard as we like to think. Famously friendly apes from Africa's Congo Basin, bonobos will go out of their way to help stran ... more
Kyoto, Japan (SPX) Nov 08, 2017
Japanese scientists estimate the mutation rate from chimpanzee parents to their offspring
Washington (UPI) Nov 8, 2017
Faith not linked to intuition or rational thinking, study shows
Washington (UPI) Nov 8, 2017
Tracking collars reveal raiding strategies used by hungry baboons
Climate target too low and progress too slow: top scientist
Bonn (AFP) Nov 11, 2017
The world must sharply draw down greenhouse gas emissions and suck billions of tonnes of carbon dioxide from the air if today's youth are to be spared climate cataclysm, a top scientist has warned. "This reality is being ignored by governments around the world," said James Hansen, who famously announced to the US Congress 30 years ago that global warming was underway. "To say that we are ... more
Paris (AFP) Nov 9, 2017
Developing world says rich nations shirking on climate
United Nations, United States (AFP) Nov 10, 2017
UN chief says $100 bln climate fund far from guaranteed
Paris (AFP) Nov 10, 2017
Developing world says rich nations shirking on climate pledges
NASA CubeSat to Test Miniaturized Weather Satellite Technology
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Nov 10, 2017
Behind every weather forecast-from your local, five-day prediction to a late-breaking hurricane track update-are the satellites that make them possible. Government agencies depend on observations from weather satellites to inform forecast models that help us prepare for approaching storms and identify areas that need evacuating or emergency first responders. Weather satellites have traditi ... more
Seville, Spain (SPX) Nov 13, 2017
Green rooves to reduce the effects of climate change
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Nov 03, 2017
Warm Air Helped Make 2017 Ozone Hole Smallest Since 1988
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Nov 08, 2017
NASA Satellite Tracks Ozone Pollution by Monitoring Its Key Ingredients
International SMR and Advanced Reactor Summit 2018 - March 27-28 - Atlanta USA
Human cells, hardy microbes share common ancestor
Fort Collins CO (SPX) Nov 10, 2017
To Tom Santangelo, single-celled microorganisms called archaea are like ancient mariners, surviving among the most extreme conditions on Earth, including volcanic vents in the deep ocean. The Colorado State University researcher studies how these hardy microbes - which constitute one of three surviving domains of life - express their genes, produce their energy, and thrive in hot, lightles ... more
Portsmouth UK (SPX) Nov 09, 2017
Man's earliest ancestors discovered in southern England
London, UK (SPX) Nov 08, 2017
Mammals switched to daytime activity after dinosaur extinction
Potsdam, Germany (SPX) Nov 06, 2017
Carbonate shells change with time
Improving sensor accuracy to prevent electrical grid overload
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 08, 2017
Electrical physicists from Czech Technical University have provided additional evidence that new current sensors introduce errors when assessing current through iron conductors. It's crucial to correct this flaw in the new sensors so that operators of the electrical grid can correctly respond to threats to the system. The researchers show how a difference in a conductor's magnetic permeabi ... more
Washington (UPI) Oct 23, 2017
Japan faces challenges in cutting CO2, Moody's finds
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
Cool textiles to beat the heat
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 10, 2017
Air-conditioned buildings bring welcome relief to people coming in from the heat. But creating that comfort comes with a cost to our wallets and the environment in the form of increased energy bills and greenhouse gas emissions. Now researchers report in ACS Nano the development of a new material for clothing that we could one day don as our own personal cooling unit, without any external ... more
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Nov 10, 2017
A novel layered superconductor based on tin and arsenic
Ames IA (SPX) Nov 13, 2017
'Perfectly frustrated' metal provides possible path to superconductivity
Washington (UPI) Nov 7, 2017
Scientists design smart paper capable of detecting water, conducting electricity
Malaysia rescues 140 pangolins from suspected smugglers
Kuala Lumpur (AFP) Nov 8, 2017
Dozens of live pangolins were seized from suspected traffickers close to Malaysia's border with Thailand, officials said Wednesday, thwarting the latest attempt to smuggle the critically endangered creatures. The pangolins, the world's most heavily trafficked mammals, were recovered on Tuesday in two separate raids in the northern Malaysian state of Kedah. Despite concerted efforts to c ... more
Mexico City (AFP) Nov 6, 2017
Endangered vaquita porpoise dies in captivity
London, UK (SPX) Nov 03, 2017
Landmark discovery turns marathon of evolution into a sprint
Washington (UPI) Nov 3, 2017
Flights of honeybees reveal individual directional tendencies
Daily Newsletters - Space - Military - Environment - Energy
Trump praises China's 'highly respected' Xi
Beijing (AFP) Nov 10, 2017
US President Donald Trump praised Chinese leader Xi Jinping as a "highly respected and powerful representative of his people" on Friday as he wrapped up his first state visit to Beijing. Trump showered his host with accolades during two days of meetings during which the US leader sought to convince Xi to do more to reduce a trade deficit with China and rein in nuclear-armed North Korea. ... more
Phuket, Thailand (AFP) Nov 10, 2017
Gay Chinese tourists flock to Thailand for fun, acceptance
Beijing (AFP) Nov 8, 2017
Chinese dissident writer dies on medical parole
Hong Kong (AFP) Nov 7, 2017
Hong Kong pro-democracy activists allowed to appeal jail terms
Police detain protesters in primeval forest dispute
Warsaw (AFP) Nov 9, 2017
Police on Thursday detained 22 environment activists who staged a sit-in at the Warsaw headquarters of Poland's state forest management agency to protest against logging in the Bialowieza forest, a protected UNESCO site that includes Europe's last primeval woodland. Critics say Poland's right-wing government is defying a European Court of Justice injunction to suspend logging in the forest, ... more
London (AFP) Nov 10, 2017
Peace brings hope for Colombia's biodiversity: Santos
United Nations, United States (AFP) Nov 9, 2017
UN's number two accused in Chinese scam to import Nigerian rosewood
Mbandaka, Dr Congo (AFP) Nov 8, 2017
Could the peatlands of Congo be a carbon bomb?
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