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December 01, 2017
NUKEWARS
Squeezed by sanctions, N. Korea firm hawks cancer cures



Jinan, China (AFP) Dec 1, 2017
While the United States pushes for new sanctions on North Korea, one trading company from the hermit state has creatively reinvented itself to survive. Its latest offer: A $50 root to "cure" cancer. The Shinhung Trading Company has exported seafood, sold millions of dollars of iron ore to China's national railway and bypassed sanctions to import luxury goods from Japan. But as a series of United Nations sanctions have taken those big ticket items off the plate, the firm has resorted to selling " ... read more

SHAKE AND BLOW
Time between world-changing volcanic super-eruptions less than previously thought
Bristol UK (SPX) Nov 30, 2017
After analysing a database of geological records dated within the last 100,000 years, a team of scientists from the University of Bristol has discovered the average time between so-called volcanic s ... more
WATER WORLD
Why are there no sea snakes in the Atlantic?
Gainesville FL (SPX) Nov 30, 2017
Sea snakes are an evolutionary success story. With about 70 species, they're the most diverse reptile group in the ocean, outnumbering sea turtle species 10-to-1. They sport a range of physica ... more
BIO FUEL
Convert methane to hydrogen without forming carbon dioxide at low-cost
Santa Barbara CA (SPX) Nov 28, 2017
As we work to toward more sustainable ways of powering our lifestyles, there is a quest to bridge the gap between the carbon dioxide-emitting fossil fuels we rely on for our most basic needs, and th ... more
OIL AND GAS
Half of hydraulically fractured wells within 3km of domestic groundwater systems
Santa Barbara CA (SPX) Nov 28, 2017
How safe is the water you drink? For the 45 million Americans who get their drinking water from private groundwater wells rather than a public utility, the answer is decidedly murky. The Environment ... more
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WATER WORLD
The world needs to rethink the value of water
Oxford UK (SPX) Nov 30, 2017
Research led by Oxford University highlights the accelerating pressure on measuring, monitoring and managing water locally and globally. A new four-part framework is proposed to value water for sust ... more
CARBON WORLDS
Evaluation of novel hybrid membranes for carbon capture
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Nov 30, 2017
Carbon dioxide (CO2) capture remains a priority in many countries as the world seeks to address climate change. In particular, the most recent report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Chan ... more
CLIMATE SCIENCE
Europe backing climate ambitions with capital
Washington (UPI) Nov 29, 2017
The European Union is putting money behind its rhetoric on climate change through partnerships in Germany and in India, the commission said Wednesday. ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW
Bali volcano burns wedding dreams, threatens economy
Jakarta (AFP) Dec 1, 2017
Australian Tiarna Thompson had her dream Bali wedding all set, but there was one thing she did not count on: a volcano threatening its first major eruption in half a century. ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW
Tourists leave as Bali's volcano-hit airport gets back to business
Denpasar, Indonesia (AFP) Nov 30, 2017
Thousands of foreign tourists were leaving Bali by plane Thursday after an airport shutdown sparked by a rumbling volcano, but some visitors were irate at not being able to get off the Indonesian island paradise sooner. ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW
16 dead, 100 missing as cyclone hits India, Sri Lanka
New Delhi (AFP) Dec 1, 2017
A powerful cyclone has killed at least 16 people across India and Sri Lanka, uprooting trees and cutting power for millions amid warnings Friday that the storm would intensify. ... more


Floods in southern Thailand kill five

SHAKE AND BLOW
Shallow 6.0 quake strikes eastern Iran
Tehran (AFP) Dec 1, 2017
Three earthquakes hit eastern Iran in quick succession early Friday, the first a fairly strong but shallow magnitude-6.0 tremor that struck near the city of Kerman, but appeared not to have caused any deaths. ... more
TECTONICS
Research reveals the scale at which Earth's mantle composition varies
Providence RI (SPX) Nov 30, 2017
New research by Brown University geochemists provides new insights on the scale at which Earth's mantle varies in chemical composition. The findings could help scientists better understand the mixin ... more
FARM NEWS
Gene discovery may halt worldwide wheat epidemic
Davis CA (SPX) Nov 28, 2017
University of California, Davis, researchers have identified a gene that enables resistance to a new devastating strain of stem rust, a fungal disease that is hampering wheat production throughout A ... more
FARM NEWS
Getting a better handle on methane emissions from livestock
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 30, 2017
Cattle, swine and poultry contribute a hefty portion to the average American's diet, but raising all this livestock comes at a cost to the environment: The industry produces a lot of methane, a pote ... more



Beijing evicts migrants onto cold streets, sparking outcry
Beijing (AFP) Nov 29, 2017
Two dozen police swept through the pitch-black frigid hallways of tenement buildings in a ramshackle neighbourhood of northern Beijing, posting eviction notices on every door with heavy thumps of their fists. The blunt warning gave residents just six hours to pack up and leave, as part of a city-wide campaign that has thrown throngs of migrant workers onto the freezing streets in recent days ... more
Moscow (AFP) Nov 24, 2017
Russia opens commission into 'nuclear incident' report
Beijing (AFP) Nov 28, 2017
Seven 'trapped' after cargo ships collide off south China
Shanghai (AFP) Nov 28, 2017
China port city blast caused by illegal explosives: police
Quantum optics allows us to abandon expensive lasers in spectroscopy
Moscow, Russia (SPX) Nov 29, 2017
An international research group together with scientists from the MSU have developed a time-resolved spectroscopy method that allows studying fast processes in samples. The new method works by analyzing quantized light transmitted through a sample, without the use of femtosecond lasers and complex detection systems. This design is much cheaper than the one used currently and, moreover, allows yo ... more
Bielefeld, Germany (SPX) Nov 27, 2017
Spin current from heat: New material increases efficiency
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 27, 2017
New catalyst controls activation of a carbon-hydrogen bond
Houston TX (SPX) Nov 30, 2017
Math gets real in strong, lightweight structures
Why are there no sea snakes in the Atlantic?
Gainesville FL (SPX) Nov 30, 2017
Sea snakes are an evolutionary success story. With about 70 species, they're the most diverse reptile group in the ocean, outnumbering sea turtle species 10-to-1. They sport a range of physical adaptations for life at sea, including a flattened oar-like tail for paddling and the abilities to smell underwater, hold their breath for hours and go for months without a drink. And although they' ... more
Oxford UK (SPX) Nov 30, 2017
The world needs to rethink the value of water
Miami (AFP) Nov 28, 2017
Scientists discover resilient 'heart' of Great Barrier Reef
Washington (UPI) Nov 27, 2017
Children who avoid tap water have lower lead levels but more tooth decay
Antarctic Selfie's Journey to Space via Disruption Tolerant Networking
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 30, 2017
NASA is boosting cyber to space with benefits for Earth. On Nov. 20, 2017, a selfie snapped from the National Science Foundation's McMurdo Station in Antarctica demonstrated technology that can enable the future interplanetary internet. Called Disruption Tolerant Networking (DTN), the technology is NASA's solution to reliable interplanetary data transmissions when vast distances or alignments of ... more
Edinburgh UK (SPX) Nov 29, 2017
Antarctic landscape insights keep ice loss forecasts on the radar
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Nov 27, 2017
Operation IceBridge 2017: The Beauty of Ice
Fairbanks AK (SPX) Nov 28, 2017
Added Arctic data shows global warming didn't pause
Istanbul anglers keep up tradition despite stocks alarm
Istanbul (AFP) Nov 29, 2017
After half a century of fishing, 65-year-old Fuat, a retired Turkish civil servant, is nostalgic for the good old days when the Bosphorus Strait in Istanbul teemed with fish. Wearing a black woolly hat, Fuat is one of hundreds of amateur anglers passing their spare time on the Galata Bridge on the European side of Istanbul, trying to fill their buckets. "I've been fishing since I was 15 ... more
Davis CA (SPX) Nov 28, 2017
Gene discovery may halt worldwide wheat epidemic
Davis CA (SPX) Nov 30, 2017
Genome of wheat ancestor sequenced
East Lansing (SPX) Nov 29, 2017
Fighting plant disease at warm temperatures keeps food on the table
Indonesia reopening Bali airport shut by volcanic ash fears
Denpasar, Indonesia (AFP) Nov 29, 2017
Bali's international airport reopened Wednesday afternoon after a nearly three-day shutdown as towering columns of volcanic ash and smoke shifted direction on the Indonesian resort island. The move raised hope for some of the more than 120,000 tourists stranded after a surge in activity at Mount Agung had grounded hundreds of flights since Monday, sparking travel chaos. It was not immedi ... more
Wellington (AFP) Nov 30, 2017
New Zealand says no charges over killer quake building
Jakarta (AFP) Dec 1, 2017
Bali volcano burns wedding dreams, threatens economy
New Delhi (AFP) Dec 1, 2017
16 dead, 100 missing as cyclone hits India, Sri Lanka
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Mali justice minister resigns after activist's acquittal
Bamako (AFP) Nov 28, 2017
Mali's justice minister resigned late Monday following the acquittal of a popular radio presenter and activist who alleged that the president and top military leaders were failing to keep the country secure. No official reason was given for Mamadou Ismael Konate's abrupt departure from the government, but a source close to the minister told AFP his decision was "related to the Ras Bath case" ... 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
China taps Africa at Morocco Silk Road investment forum
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 evidence showing how selective logging impacts chimpanzees and gorilla populations differently by utilizing data collected before, during and after timber extraction. David Morgan, Ph.D., of the Lest ... more
Durham NC (SPX) Nov 30, 2017
Chimp females who leave home postpone parenthood
Kyoto, Japan (SPX) Nov 27, 2017
What grosses out a chimpanzee?
London, UK (SPX) Nov 22, 2017
Human evolution was uneven and punctuated, suggests new research
German judges agree to hear Peruvian's climate case against RWE
Berlin (AFP) Nov 30, 2017
A German court ruled Thursday that it would hear a Peruvian farmer's case against energy giant RWE over climate change damage in the Andes, a decision labelled by campaigners as a "historic breakthrough". Farmer Saul Luciano Lliuya's case against RWE was "well founded," the court in the northwestern city of Hamm said in a statement. Lliuya argues that RWE, as one of the world's top emitt ... more
Washington (UPI) Nov 29, 2017
Europe backing climate ambitions with capital
Washington (UPI) Nov 27, 2017
Canada to explore trade, climate change fight, with China
Sale, Morocco (AFP) Nov 24, 2017
Moroccans pray for rain as 'mercy from God'
Haze pollution affects satellite cloud detection
Beijing, China (SPX) Nov 30, 2017
It is very important to observe and study cloud properties because clouds play an important role in weather, climate, and the Earth's energy balance. Satellite remote sensing is commonly used to obtain a variety of cloud properties. Haze pollution can reduce human's vision, but will it also affect the accuracy of satellite cloud detection? In a paper published in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sc ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 30, 2017
OGC seeks public comment on CDB Multi-spectral Imagery Extension
Paris (ESA) Nov 29, 2017
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Beijing (XNA) Nov 27, 2017
China launches remote sensing satellites in multiple launches
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Ancient fish scales and vertebrate teeth share an embryonic origin
Cambridge UK (SPX) Nov 27, 2017
In biology, one long-running debate has teeth: whether ancient fish scales moved into the mouth with the origin of jaws, or if the tooth had its own evolutionary inception. Recent studies on species such as zebrafish showed scales and teeth developing from distinctly different clusters of cells in fish embryos, pouring cold water on 'teeth from scales' theories. However, while most f ... more
St. Louis MO (SPX) Nov 23, 2017
Rise in oxygen levels links to ancient explosion of life, researchers find
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
When water met iron deep inside the Earth, did it create conditions for life
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
Washington (UPI) Nov 28, 2017
Statoil: Batteries can address wind power variability
Sydney (AFP) Nov 23, 2017
Musk beats deadline for building world's biggest battery
Adelaide, Australia (AFP) Dec 1, 2017
Musk's record-breaking battery officially launches in Australia
The Yeti of the Himalayas is probably an Asian bear, DNA shows
Washington (UPI) Nov 29, 2017
New genetic analysis suggests Asian bears help explain the myth of the Yeti. Several museums and private collections hold what is claimed to be physical evidence of the Yeti, or Abominable Snowman, the mythical human-like creature believed to lurk among the peaks of the Himalayas. Recently, scientists collected and analyzed DNA from the evidence, which included bone, tooth, skin, hair a ... more
Exeter UK (SPX) Nov 27, 2017
Plant respiration could become a bigger feedback on climate than expected
Washington (UPI) Nov 27, 2017
New butterfly species with 46 chromosomes discovered in Russia
Jamestown (AFP) Nov 26, 2017
Jonathan, St. Helena's ancient tortoise, awaits visitors
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Tibetan monk self-immolates in China: campaigners
Beijing (AFP) Dec 1, 2017
A 63-year-old Tibetan monk has self-immolated in southwest China in protest against Beijing's presence in Tibet, campaigners said, the fifth person to do so this year. Tenga, a popular monk and volunteer teacher of village children, died after setting himself ablaze Sunday in Sichuan province's Ganzi Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, said the International Campaign for Tibet (ICT), headquarter ... more
Shanghai (AFP) Nov 28, 2017
Shanghai schools fly the flag for China's next generation
Beijing (AFP) Nov 28, 2017
Chinese general kills himself after facing graft probe
Taipei (AFP) Nov 27, 2017
Different strokes: Taiwan's creative campaign for traditional characters
NASA Survey Technique Estimates Congo Forest's Carbon
Pasadena CA (JPL) Nov 29, 2017
The equivalent of 85 billion tons of carbon dioxide - a huge amount equal to three-quarters of the carbon stored in forests across the contiguous United States - is locked in the living vegetation of one African country that holds much of the second largest tropical rainforest in the world, according to new research. The study conducted by NASA, UCLA and the World Wide Fund for Nature-Germ ... more
Jakarta (AFP) Nov 28, 2017
Greenpeace slams Indonesia palm oil industry on deforestation
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
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