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November 28, 2017
SHAKE AND BLOW
Evacuation centres, hotels fill up as Bali eruption looms



Karangasem, Indonesia (AFP) Nov 28, 2017
Evacuation centres and hotels in Bali filled up Tuesday with tens of thousands seeking refuge as a volcano on the Indonesian resort island threatened to erupt, forcing the closure of the main airport for a second day. Stranded tourists hunted for accommodation while frightened villagers living in Mount Agung's shadow made their way to more than 200 evacuation centres as the mountain gushed smoke and ash. The rumbling volcano - which last erupted in 1963 killing around 1,600 people - forced In ... read more

SHAKE AND BLOW
Bali paradise turns to tourist nightmare as volcano rumbles
Denpasar, Indonesia (AFP) Nov 28, 2017
Cancelled flights, missed connections and expiring visas have turned Bali into a nightmare for thousands of tourists scrambling to leave, as a volcano on the Indonesian vacation paradise threatens a major eruption. ... more
FARM NEWS
To address hunger effectively, first check the weather
Burlington VT (SPX) Nov 28, 2017
Too little rain, or too much, is often a driver of poverty and hunger, leading to poor nutrition and food insecurity among vulnerable populations. According to a new study, rainfall patterns also pr ... more
ICE WORLD
Added Arctic data shows global warming didn't pause
Fairbanks AK (SPX) Nov 28, 2017
Gaps in Arctic temperature data caused a misperception that global warming slowed from 1998 to 2012, according to a new study in the journal Nature Climate Change. A University of Alaska Fairb ... more
AFRICA NEWS
Cash and history keep Europe as Africa's prime partner
Abidjan (AFP) Nov 28, 2017
Hard cash but also the intangible ties of history have kept Europe in pole position as Africa's main partner, even if an influx of Chinese investment is prompting many African countries to look eastward. ... more
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China taps Africa at Morocco Silk Road investment forum
Marrakesh, Morocco (AFP) Nov 27, 2017
A two-day investment forum opened in Morocco's Marrakesh on Monday as China seeks to revive ancient Silk Road trade routes from Asia to Europe and Africa. ... more
WATER WORLD
Children who avoid tap water have lower lead levels but more tooth decay
Washington (UPI) Nov 27, 2017
For American children, tap water's health benefits come with risks. ... more
WATER WORLD
Xi orders China's 'toilet revolution' to march on
Beijing (AFP) Nov 27, 2017
China's president has ordered the country to march on in its "revolution" to clean up notoriously dirty and foul-smelling public bathrooms in a bid to improve quality of life and boost tourism. ... more
WOOD PILE
Greenpeace slams Indonesia palm oil industry on deforestation
Jakarta (AFP) Nov 28, 2017
`Greenpeace slammed Indonesia's palm oil industry Monday for failing to live up to a pledge to halt deforestation, as the lucrative sector faces possible restrictions in Europe over environmental concerns. ... more
FLORA AND FAUNA
New butterfly species with 46 chromosomes discovered in Russia
Washington (UPI) Nov 27, 2017
Entomologists in Russia have discovered a new butterfly species with an unusual number of chromosomes. The newly named South Russian blue has 46 chromosomes, the same number as humans. ... more
FLORA AND FAUNA
Canadian mice adapt to warming by mutating, moving north: study
Montreal (AFP) Nov 27, 2017
Mice in Canada are mutating and migrating farther north in response to climate change, according to McGill University research released Monday. ... more


EU deadlock over weedkiller goes to appeal

FARM NEWS
EU breaks stalemate to renew licence on controversial weedkiller
Brussels (AFP) Nov 27, 2017
EU countries broke months of deadlock on Monday when they voted to renew the licence for the controversial weedkiller glyphosate for five years after heavyweight Germany surprisingly voted in favour despite health concerns. ... more
ROBO SPACE
Facebook trains artificial intelligence to spot suicidal signs
San Francisco (AFP) Nov 27, 2017
Facebook on Monday said stepping up the use of artificial intelligence to identify members of the leading social network who may be thinking of suicide. ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT
Iraqi bishop urges US aid for frontline community
Washington (AFP) Nov 28, 2017
With the Islamic State group routed at last, one of the oldest Christian communities in the Middle East has a chance to reoccupy its ancestral towns. ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT
Army contracts for temporary electricity for Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands
Washington (UPI) Nov 27, 2017
The U.S. Army has awarded a contract with The Louis Berger Group Inc. to support critically needed temporary electricity for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. ... more



Libya navy says over 30 migrants dead, 200 rescued off coast
Tripoli (AFP) Nov 25, 2017
More than 30 migrants died and 200 were rescued on Saturday after their boats foundered off Libya's western coast, the Libyan navy said. The coastguard conducted two rescue operations off the city of Garabulli, 60 kilometres (40 miles) east of Tripoli, spokesman Colonel Abu Ajila Abdelbarri said. He added that patrols had found 31 bodies and 60 survivors from one boat, while all 140 pass ... more
Seoul (AFP) Nov 23, 2017
South Korea quiet for quake-delayed college entrance exam
Washington (UPI) Nov 27, 2017
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Athens (AFP) Nov 22, 2017
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Borophene shines alone as 2-D plasmonic material
Houston TX (SPX) Nov 23272017
n atom-thick film of boron could be the first pure two-dimensional material able to emit visible and near-infrared light by activating its plasmons, according to Rice University scientists. That would make the material known as borophene a candidate for plasmonic and photonic devices like biomolecule sensors, waveguides, nanoscale light harvesters and nanoantennas. Plasmons are colle ... more
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London, UK (SPX) Nov 27, 2017
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Children who avoid tap water have lower lead levels but more tooth decay
Washington (UPI) Nov 27, 2017
For American children, tap water's health benefits come with risks. New research shows children and adolescents in the United States who avoid tap water are more likely to have tooth decay. The data also shows young people who avoid tap have lower levels of lead in their blood. Most municipal water in the U.S. is fluoridated, which numerous studies have proven prevents cavities. ... more
Swansea UK (SPX) Nov 27, 2017
The tragedy of the seagrass commons
Washington (UPI) Nov 22, 2017
Ocean acidification harms young mussels
Sydney (AFP) Nov 26, 2017
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Operation IceBridge 2017: The Beauty of Ice
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Nov 27, 2017
Ice can be stunningly beautiful and also quite varied in its appearance. The most obvious differences are between the two main ice types: land ice and sea ice. But even sea ice can vary dramatically from one place to another. On November 14, Operation IceBridge scientist John Sonntag took this photograph of ice in the Weddell Sea, a part of the Southern Ocean off the Antarctic Peninsula. T ... more
Fairbanks AK (SPX) Nov 28, 2017
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EU deadlock over weedkiller goes to appeal
Brussels (AFP) Nov 28, 2017
The European Union will on Monday attempt to determine the future of glyphosate, a controversial weedkiller hugely relied on by farmers but which critics say causes cancer and whose use has been thrown into doubt. Since its introduction in the United States in 1974 by pesticides and seed maker Monsanto as Roundup, the use of glyphosate has soared across the globe. It is sprayed on food c ... more
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Evacuation centres, hotels fill up as Bali eruption looms
Karangasem, Indonesia (AFP) Nov 28, 2017
Evacuation centres and hotels in Bali filled up Tuesday with tens of thousands seeking refuge as a volcano on the Indonesian resort island threatened to erupt, forcing the closure of the main airport for a second day. Stranded tourists hunted for accommodation while frightened villagers living in Mount Agung's shadow made their way to more than 200 evacuation centres as the mountain gushed ... more
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Denpasar, Indonesia (AFP) Nov 28, 2017
Bali paradise turns to tourist nightmare as volcano rumbles
Karangasem, Indonesia (AFP) Nov 27, 2017
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Gambia court charges soldiers with coup plot
Banjul, Gambia (AFP) Nov 27, 2017
A Gambian military court on Monday charged 10 soldiers with treason and mutiny for plotting to overthrow the country's newly elected government in July, and two more with helping a sergeant evade arrest. Elements of The Gambia's armed forces are known to have maintained support for former president Yahya Jammeh following his ouster from power after 22 years in January, but detailed evidence ... more
Abidjan (AFP) Nov 28, 2017
Cash and history keep Europe as Africa's prime partner
Beijing (AFP) Nov 27, 2017
China hails new Zimbabwe leader, denies role in transition
Marrakesh, Morocco (AFP) Nov 27, 2017
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What grosses out a chimpanzee?
Kyoto, Japan (SPX) Nov 27, 2017
Chimpanzees do some pretty disgusting things. In their natural habitats, chimpanzees are known to pick up seeds from feces and re-ingest them. In captivity, some practice coprophagy: the deliberate ingestion of feces. These behaviors usually involve their own fecal matter, or that of their closest family members. If presented with feces and other bodily fluids from others, however, that's an ent ... more
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Moroccans pray for rain as 'mercy from God'
Sale, Morocco (AFP) Nov 24, 2017
"We beg for God's mercy," said 10-year-old Hassan, wearing a long white tunic, as Moroccans across the parched country on Friday held prayers for rain under a royal decree. The faithful gathered in Sale, opposite the capital Rabat, to take part in the ancient tradition. "People pray to call for God's mercy and pardon. The Prophet (Mohammed) and his companions would pray for rain every ti ... more
Washington (UPI) Nov 27, 2017
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NASA's TSIS-1 keeps an eye on Sun's power over ozone
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Nov 23, 2017
High in the atmosphere, above weather systems, is a layer of ozone gas. Ozone is Earth's natural sunscreen, absorbing the Sun's most harmful ultraviolet radiation and protecting living things below. But ozone is vulnerable to certain gases made by humans that reach the upper atmosphere. Once there, they react in the presence of sunlight to destroy ozone molecules. Currently, several NASA a ... more
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Ancient fish scales and vertebrate teeth share an embryonic origin
Cambridge UK (SPX) Nov 27, 2017
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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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Sapporo, Japan (SPX) Nov 23, 2017
Novel approach utilizes high mobility two-dimensional electron gas, boosting thermoelectric conversion efficiency. More than 60% of the energy produced by fossil fuels is lost as heat. Thermoelectric energy conversion has attracted much attention as a way to convert waste heat from power plants, factories and cars into electricity. However, currently available technologies need improvement ... more
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Jakarta (AFP) Nov 28, 2017
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