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November 14, 2017
EARTH OBSERVATION
How ice in clouds is born



Salt Lake City UT (SPX) Nov 14, 2017
Something almost magical happens when you put a tray full of sloshing, liquid water into a freezer and it comes out later as a rigid, solid crystal of ice. Chemists at the University of Utah have pulled back the curtain a little more on the freezing process, particularly in clouds. Their research shows that when water droplets freeze in clouds, the structure of the ice crystal isn't necessarily the classic hexagonal snowflake structure. Rather, a more disordered ice structure forms more easily tha ... read more

WATER WORLD
How a 'shadow zone' traps the world's oldest ocean water
Stockholm, Sweden (SPX) Nov 14, 2017
New research from an international team has revealed why the oldest water in the ocean in the North Pacific has remained trapped in a shadow zone around 2km below the sea surface for over 1000 years ... more
FROTH AND BUBBLE
Parents angry as Delhi schools reopen despite smog
New Delhi (AFP) Nov 13, 2017
Angry parents accused Delhi authorities on Monday of "playing with children's health" as schools reopened despite a fresh surge in pollution to emergency levels. ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW
Iran hunts for survivors as quake kills 400 near Iraq border
Tehran (AFP) Nov 13, 2017
Teams of Iranian rescuers dug through rubble in a hunt for survivors Monday after a major earthquake struck the Iran-Iraq border, killing at least 421 people and injuring thousands. ... more
WOOD PILE
Ecological restoration success higher with natural measures
Storrs CT (SPX) Nov 14, 2017
Ecological restoration success is higher for natural regeneration than for active restoration in tropical forests Restoration of deforested and degraded forest areas can be accomplished throug ... more
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FLORA AND FAUNA
New type of cell has been found in the eye of a deep-sea fish
Brisbane, Australia (SPX) Nov 14, 2017
A new type of cell has been found in the eye of a deep-sea fish, and scientists say the discovery opens a new world of understanding about vision in a variety of light conditions. University o ... more
FROTH AND BUBBLE
China's sulfur dioxide emissions fell sharply while India's grew rapidly
College Park MD (SPX) Nov 14, 2017
Sulfur dioxide is an air pollutant that causes acid rain, haze and many health-related problems. It is produced predominantly when coal is burned to generate electricity. Although China and In ... more
CLIMATE SCIENCE
Cooling in high and mid-latitudes led to aridification in Northern Africa
Potsdam, Germany (SPX) Nov 14, 2017
It is one of the driest regions of the Earth, yet, in a cave in the Egyptian Sahara, paintings have been found depicting people swimming. This stone-age art is thought to be up to ten thousand years ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW
Central pressure deficit, not wind speed, best to predict hurricane damage
West Lafayette IN (SPX) Nov 14, 2017
The system for categorizing hurricanes accounts only for peak wind speeds, but research published in Nature Communications explains why central pressure deficit is a better indicator of economic dam ... more
WEATHER REPORT
Heatwaves have at least 27 ways to kill you
Honolulu HI (SPX) Nov 14, 2017
Around the world, numerous cases have revealed the considerable dangers of extreme heatwaves. Over 70,000 people perished to the extreme heat of the 2003 European heatwave, >10,000 people to the 201 ... more
ICE WORLD
A new timeline for glacial retreat in Western Canada
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 14, 2017
Much of western Canada was ice-free as early as 14,000 years ago, a new study reports. The results suggest that the Cordilleran Ice Sheet (CIS) retreated more than a millennium sooner than pre ... more


Research shows ice sheets as large as Greenland's melted fast in a warming climate

ABOUT US
Finger and toe fossils belonged to tiny primates 45 million years ago
Dekalb IL (SPX) Nov 14, 2017
At Northern Illinois University, Dan Gebo opens a cabinet and pulls out a drawer full of thin plastic cases filled with clear gelatin capsules. Inside each numbered capsule is a tiny fossil - some a ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT
Climate change imperils one in four UNESCO natural sites
Bonn (AFP) Nov 13, 2017
Climate change imperils one in four UN-listed natural heritage sites, including coral reefs, glaciers, and wetlands - nearly double the number from just three years ago, a report said Monday. ... more
EARTH OBSERVATION
Global 2% rise in CO2 'giant leap backwards for humankind'
Bonn (AFP) Nov 13, 2017
The carbon dioxide emissions that drive global warming, flat since 2014, are set to rise two percent this year, dashing hopes they had peaked, scientists reported at UN climate talks Monday. ... more
CLIMATE SCIENCE
Scientists warn of 'giant leap backward' at climate talks
Bonn (AFP) Nov 14, 2017
Carbon dioxide emissions are set to rise this year after a three-year pause, scientists said at UN climate talks Monday, warning that "time is running out", even as White House officials used the occasion to champion the fossil fuels that drive global warming. ... more



Climate change imperils one in four UNESCO natural sites
Bonn (AFP) Nov 13, 2017
Climate change imperils one in four UN-listed natural heritage sites, including coral reefs, glaciers, and wetlands - nearly double the number from just three years ago, a report said Monday. The number of UNESCO natural sites at risk has grown to 62 from 35 in 2014, when one in seven were listed, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), which released the re ... more
Berlin (AFP) Nov 10, 2017
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The Hague (AFP) Nov 10, 2017
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San Juan (AFP) Nov 9, 2017
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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
Washington (UPI) Nov 12, 2017
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How a 'shadow zone' traps the world's oldest ocean water
Stockholm, Sweden (SPX) Nov 14, 2017
New research from an international team has revealed why the oldest water in the ocean in the North Pacific has remained trapped in a shadow zone around 2km below the sea surface for over 1000 years. To put it in context, the last time this water encountered the atmosphere the Goths had just invaded the Western Roman Empire. The research suggests the time the ancient water spent belo ... more
Washington (UPI) Nov 6, 2017
Researchers use forensic science to track turtles
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
A new timeline for glacial retreat in Western Canada
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 14, 2017
Much of western Canada was ice-free as early as 14,000 years ago, a new study reports. The results suggest that the Cordilleran Ice Sheet (CIS) retreated more than a millennium sooner than previous estimates and hold important implications for understanding climate patterns and human migration. Previous estimates suggested that the CIS covered large portions of westernmost Canada as ... more
West Lafayette IN (SPX) Nov 14, 2017
Research shows ice sheets as large as Greenland's melted fast in a warming climate
Pasadena CA (JPL) Nov 08, 2017
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Beijing (AFP) Nov 8, 2017
Chinese icebreaker steams for Antarctica in polar power play
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
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Boston MA (SPX) Nov 10, 2017
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Vancouver WA (SPX) Nov 10, 2017
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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
Tehran (AFP) Nov 13, 2017
Iran hunts for survivors as quake kills 400 near Iraq border
West Lafayette IN (SPX) Nov 14, 2017
Central pressure deficit, not wind speed, best to predict hurricane damage
Danang, Vietnam (AFP) Nov 9, 2017
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African leaders urge support for new security doctrine
Dakar (AFP) Nov 13, 2017
African leaders on Monday used a regional forum to underline the need for the continent to assure its own security after years of Western interventions, while also calling for international funding to support the anti-terror fight.. The annual Dakar International Forum on Peace and Security this year brings together the presidents of Mali, Rwanda and host Senegal along with military official ... 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
Conakry (AFP) Nov 10, 2017
Judges finish investigation into Guinea stadium massacre
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
Dekalb IL (SPX) Nov 14, 2017
Finger and toe fossils belonged to tiny primates 45 million years ago
Kyoto, Japan (SPX) Nov 08, 2017
Japanese scientists estimate the mutation rate from chimpanzee parents to their offspring
Washington (UPI) Nov 8, 2017
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Scientists warn of 'giant leap backward' at climate talks
Bonn (AFP) Nov 14, 2017
Carbon dioxide emissions are set to rise this year after a three-year pause, scientists said at UN climate talks Monday, warning that "time is running out", even as White House officials used the occasion to champion the fossil fuels that drive global warming. CO2 emissions, flat since 2014, were forecast to rise two percent in 2017, dashing hopes they had peaked, scientists reported at 12-d ... more
Berlin (AFP) Nov 14, 2017
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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
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How ice in clouds is born
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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
London, UK (SPX) Nov 08, 2017
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Portsmouth UK (SPX) Nov 09, 2017
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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
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Washington (UPI) Oct 1, 2017
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'Perfectly frustrated' metal provides possible path to superconductivity
Ames IA (SPX) Nov 13, 2017
The U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory has discovered and described the existence of a unique disordered electron spin state in a metal that may provide a unique pathway to finding and studying frustrated magnets. Condensed matter physicists use the term "frustrated" to describe a kind of magnet in which the spins fail to align into stable magnetic order. In perfectly frustrated m ... more
Washington (UPI) Nov 14, 2017
Scientists make progress in quest for fusion energy
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 10, 2017
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Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Nov 10, 2017
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New type of cell has been found in the eye of a deep-sea fish
Brisbane, Australia (SPX) Nov 14, 2017
A new type of cell has been found in the eye of a deep-sea fish, and scientists say the discovery opens a new world of understanding about vision in a variety of light conditions. University of Queensland scientists found the new cell type in the deep-sea pearlside fish (Maurolicus spp.), which have an unusual visual system adapted for twilight conditions. Dr Fanny de Busserolles at ... more
Kuala Lumpur (AFP) Nov 8, 2017
Malaysia rescues 140 pangolins from suspected smugglers
Mexico City (AFP) Nov 6, 2017
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London, UK (SPX) Nov 03, 2017
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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
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Washington (AFP) Nov 14, 2017
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Storrs CT (SPX) Nov 14, 2017
Ecological restoration success higher with natural measures
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