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November 29, 2017
WEATHER REPORT
High-altitude turbulence data could add 20-minute warning window to tornados



London, Canada (SPX) Nov 29, 2017
When mere seconds of storm warning could mean the difference between harm or safety, two researchers with ties to Western University in London, Canada, have developed a tornado-prediction method they say could buy as much as 20 minutes additional warning time. These radar-based calculations can forecast a tornado, with 90 per cent accuracy within a 100-kilometre radius, say Anna Hocking, PhD and a Western alumna, and Prof. Wayne Hocking, who leads the Atmospheric Dynamics Group based at Western's ... read more

WEATHER REPORT
At least 11 dead as floods and landslide hit Indonesia
Jakarta (AFP) Nov 28, 2017
At least 11 people have died in severe floods and landslides in the east of Indonesia's main island of Java, an official said Tuesday. ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW
Indonesia officials extend Bali airport closure over volcanic ash
Jakarta (AFP) Nov 28, 2017
The international airport on the resort island of Bali will be closed for a third day, Indonesian officials said Wednesday, as ash from a rumbling volcano poses a danger to planes. ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW
Hurricane damage put at 2bn euros on two French islands
Paris (AFP) Nov 28, 2017
Hurricanes Irma and Maria caused some 2 billion euros ($2.4 billion) in damage on the French islands of St Martin and Guadeloupe as they ravaged the Caribbean in September, French officials said Tuesday. ... more
EXO WORLDS
Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula reveals a cryptic methane-fueled ecosystem in flooded caves
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 29, 2017
In the underground rivers and flooded caves of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, where Mayan lore described a fantastical underworld, scientists have found a cryptic world in its own right. Here, methane ... more
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EARTH OBSERVATION
NASA finds VA metro area is sinking unevenly
Pasadena CA (JPL) Nov 29, 2017
Anew NASA-led study shows that land in the Hampton Roads, Virginia, metropolitan area is sinking at highly uneven rates, with a few trouble spots subsiding 7 to 10 times faster than the area average ... more
ICE WORLD
Antarctic landscape insights keep ice loss forecasts on the radar
Edinburgh UK (SPX) Nov 29, 2017
New high-resolution maps of the complex landscape beneath a major West Antarctic glacier will be valuable for forecasting global sea level rise, researchers say. Radar surveys of the land bene ... more
EARTH OBSERVATION
China launches remote sensing satellites in multiple launches
Beijing (XNA) Nov 27, 2017
China launched remote sensing satellites at 2:10 am, Beijing Time, Saturday on a Long March-2C rocket from Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China's Sichuan Province. The satellites ... more
ABOUT US
Long-term logging study demonstrates impacts on chimpanzees and gorillas
Chicago IL (SPX) Nov 29, 2017
Research has shown human disturbance can have detrimental effects on great ape populations but now, due to a study published in Biological Conservation on Nov. 27 by Lincoln Park Zoo, there is evide ... more
FROTH AND BUBBLE
99 percent of ocean microplastics could be identified with dye
Warwick UK (SPX) Nov 29, 2017
The smallest microplastics in our oceans - which go largely undetected and are potentially harmful - could be more effectively identified using an innovative and inexpensive new method, developed by ... more
FARM NEWS
Fighting plant disease at warm temperatures keeps food on the table
East Lansing (SPX) Nov 29, 2017
An issue of global concern is the anticipated shortage of agricultural output to meet the steady rise in human population. Michigan State University scientists understand that overcoming crop loss d ... more


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France to monitor air-borne farm chemicals
Paris (AFP) Nov 28, 2017
French air quality experts will begin monitoring the presence of air-borne pesticides and other chemicals at around 50 sites across France next year, their umbrella group ATMO France said Tuesday. ... more
TECTONICS
Geophysicists uncover new evidence for an alternative style of plate tectonics
Toronto, Canada (SPX) Nov 29, 2017
When renowned University of Toronto (U of T) geophysicist J. Tuzo Wilson cemented concepts in the emerging field of plate tectonics in the 1960s, he revolutionized the study of Earth's physical char ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW
When magma prevents volcanic eruptions
Geneva, Switzerland (SPX) Nov 29, 2017
A spectacular proof of our planet's activity, calderas are huge topographic depressions, similar to flat-bottomed craters, with a diameter of several tens of kilometres. They are formed by large vol ... more
TECTONICS
Water cooling for the Earth's crust
Kiel, Germany (SPX) Nov 29, 2017
Hot vents in the deep sea and geysers on land document the penetration of water into the hot interior of the Earth. This happens primarily in regions where the crust breaks up and magma chambers are ... more



Seven 'trapped' after cargo ships collide off south China
Beijing (AFP) Nov 28, 2017
Five people have been rescued after two cargo ships collided off the coast of China's southern Guangdong province, but seven crew members are still "trapped" inside a cabin, state media said Tuesday. The five rescued from a sunken ship cabin on Tuesday afternoon told rescue staff that the other seven were trapped inside and still alive, the official Xinhua news agency reported. The colli ... more
Washington (UPI) Nov 27, 2017
Army contracts for temporary electricity for Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands
Yangon (AFP) Nov 27, 2017
Myanmar has 'no religious discrimination', army chief tells Pope
Washington (AFP) Nov 28, 2017
Iraqi bishop urges US aid for frontline community
New catalyst controls activation of a carbon-hydrogen bond
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 27, 2017
Chemists have developed another catalyst that can selectively activate a carbon-hydrogen bond, part of an ongoing strategy to revolutionize the field of organic synthesis and open up new chemical space. The journal Nature is publishing the work by chemists at Emory University, following on their development of a similar catalyst last year. Both of the catalysts are able to selectively func ... more
Schriever AFB CO (SPX) Nov 27, 2017
3rd SES bids farewell to ANGELS satellite
London, UK (SPX) Nov 27, 2017
New way to write magnetic info could pave the way for hardware neural networks
Singapore (SPX) Nov 28, 2017
Device could reduce the carbon footprint of ethylene production
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
Beijing (AFP) Nov 27, 2017
Xi orders China's 'toilet revolution' to march on
Sydney (AFP) Nov 26, 2017
Coral transplant raises Barrier Reef survival hopes
Antarctic landscape insights keep ice loss forecasts on the radar
Edinburgh UK (SPX) Nov 29, 2017
New high-resolution maps of the complex landscape beneath a major West Antarctic glacier will be valuable for forecasting global sea level rise, researchers say. Radar surveys of the land beneath Pine Island Glacier, obtained by snowmobile, have revealed a surprisingly diverse, mountainous landscape under the ice. The findings are significant as Pine Island Glacier is the fastest mel ... more
Fairbanks AK (SPX) Nov 28, 2017
Added Arctic data shows global warming didn't pause
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Nov 27, 2017
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Moscow (AFP) Nov 23, 2017
Polar bears crowd on Russian island in sign of Arctic change
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
Brussels (AFP) Nov 27, 2017
EU breaks stalemate to renew licence on controversial weedkiller
East Lansing (SPX) Nov 29, 2017
Fighting plant disease at warm temperatures keeps food on the table
Burlington VT (SPX) Nov 28, 2017
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Indonesia officials extend Bali airport closure over volcanic ash
Jakarta (AFP) Nov 28, 2017
The international airport on the resort island of Bali will be closed for a third day, Indonesian officials said Wednesday, as ash from a rumbling volcano poses a danger to planes. "Bali's Ngurah Rai airport will remain closed until at least Thursday morning," airport spokesman Arie Ahsanurrohim told AFP. Mount Agung, which looms over one of the world's top holiday spots, could produce ... more
Paris (AFP) Nov 28, 2017
Hurricane damage put at 2bn euros on two French islands
Geneva, Switzerland (SPX) Nov 29, 2017
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Karangasem, Indonesia (AFP) Nov 28, 2017
Evacuation centres, hotels fill up as Bali eruption looms
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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
Bamako (AFP) Nov 28, 2017
Mali justice minister resigns after activist's acquittal
Beijing (AFP) Nov 27, 2017
China hails new Zimbabwe leader, denies role in transition
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
Chicago IL (SPX) Nov 29, 2017
Long-term logging study demonstrates impacts on chimpanzees and gorillas
London, UK (SPX) Nov 22, 2017
Human evolution was uneven and punctuated, suggests new research
Edinburgh UK (SPX) Nov 17, 2017
Chimp study reveals how brain's structure shaped our evolution
Canada to explore trade, climate change fight, with China
Washington (UPI) Nov 27, 2017
The Canadian prime minister said a "progressive trade" relationship and climate change would be high on the agenda during a December tour of China. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced during the weekend he'd travel to China for a five-day trip starting Dec. 3. The outreach to the world's second-largest economy is the latest in a series that began with his first official vis ... more
Sale, Morocco (AFP) Nov 24, 2017
Moroccans pray for rain as 'mercy from God'
Madrid (AFP) Nov 21, 2017
Spain, Portugal struggle with extreme drought
Washington (UPI) Nov 21, 2017
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Heavy nitrogen molecules reveal planetary-scale tug-of-war
Houston TX (SPX) Nov 29, 2017
Nature whispers its stories in a faint molecular language, and Rice University scientist Laurence Yeung and colleagues can finally tell one of those stories this week, thanks to a one-of-a-kind instrument that allowed them to hear what the atmosphere is saying with rare nitrogen molecules. Yeung and colleagues at Rice, UCLA, Michigan State University and the University of New Mexico counte ... more
Pasadena CA (JPL) Nov 29, 2017
NASA finds VA metro area is sinking unevenly
Beijing (XNA) Nov 27, 2017
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Greenbelt MD (SPX) Nov 23, 2017
NASA's TSIS-1 keeps an eye on Sun's power over ozone
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Rise in oxygen levels links to ancient explosion of life, researchers find
St. Louis MO (SPX) Nov 23, 2017
Oxygen has provided a breath of fresh air to the study of the Earth's evolution some 400-plus million years ago. A team of researchers, including a faculty member and postdoctoral fellow from Washington University in St. Louis, found that oxygen levels appear to increase at about the same time as a three-fold increase in biodiversity during the Ordovician Period, between 445 and 485 millio ... more
Cambridge UK (SPX) Nov 27, 2017
Ancient fish scales and vertebrate teeth share an embryonic origin
Atlanta GA (SPX) Nov 22, 2017
A popular tool to trace Earth's oxygen history can give false positives
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 16, 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
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
New computational method provides optimized design of wind up toys
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 27, 2017
A team of leading computer scientists has developed a novel computational system to aid the design and fabrication of wind-up toys, focusing on automating the intricate interior machinery responsible for the toys' wind-up motion. The new computational system includes analytic modeling of a wide variety of elemental mechanisms found in common wide-up toys, including their geometry and kinem ... more
Julich, Germany (SPX) Nov 23, 2017
Renaissance of the iron-air battery
Washington (UPI) Nov 28, 2017
Statoil: Batteries can address wind power variability
Sydney (AFP) Nov 23, 2017
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New NASA Insights into the Secret Lives of Plants
Pasadena CA (JPL) Nov 27, 2017
Life. It's the one thing that, so far, makes Earth unique among the thousands of other planets we've discovered. Since the fall of 1997, NASA satellites have continuously and globally observed all plant life at the surface of the land and ocean. During the week of Nov. 13-17, NASA is sharing stories and videos about how this view of life from space is furthering knowledge of our home planet and ... more
Montreal (AFP) Nov 27, 2017
Canadian mice adapt to warming by mutating, moving north: study
Minneapolis MN (SPX) Nov 27, 2017
Carbon emissions by plant respiration will have large impact on climate
Washington (UPI) Nov 27, 2017
New butterfly species with 46 chromosomes discovered in Russia
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Different strokes: Taiwan's creative campaign for traditional characters
Taipei (AFP) Nov 27, 2017
As a growing number of people around the world learn simplified Chinese instead of the more complicated traditional characters, young creatives in Taiwan are fighting to promote what they fear will become a dying art. Introduced by the Chinese Communist Party in the 1950s to boost literacy, the simplified version of the script uses fewer strokes and is now the predominant writing system in ... more
Beijing (AFP) Nov 28, 2017
Chinese general kills himself after facing graft probe
Shanghai (AFP) Nov 28, 2017
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Shenyang, China (AFP) Nov 21, 2017
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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. Palm oil is used in everything from soap to frozen pizza, but a consumer backlash has forced dozens of the world's largest food and drink manufacturers to address its ecological impact. ... more
Edinburgh UK (SPX) Nov 22, 2017
Amazon's recovery from forest losses limited by climate change
Warsaw (AFP) Nov 21, 2017
Poland says compliant with EU court order against ancient forest logging
Rio De Janeiro (AFP) Nov 22, 2017
Brazil exports murder-tainted illegal logging: Greenpeace
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