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December 04, 2017
WATER WORLD
Sea turtles' sad fate: from restaurant menus to plastic 'soup'



Watamu, Kenya (AFP) Dec 4, 2017
Gently, Kenzo the sea turtle is lowered onto a beach where a scattering of bottle caps, candy wrappers, yoghurt cups and discarded flipflops scar an otherwise idyllic setting. As its human handlers step aside, Kenzo struggles out of the harness, pushes hard with its flippers on the sand, and slides into small waves specked with bits of plastic trash. With a final gulp of air, the hawksbill turtle executes a perfect butterfly stroke and disappears into deeper water - a rare lucky escape for one ... read more

FROTH AND BUBBLE
Cricketers flounder in New Delhi's hazardous smog
New Delhi (AFP) Dec 4, 2017
Indian and Sri Lankan cricketers battled through hazardous smog levels in a Test match Monday as New Delhi authorities faced scathing criticism over their lack of action to combat pollution. ... more
FARM NEWS
Tokyo 2020 to feed IOC food from disaster-hit regions
Tokyo (AFP) Dec 4, 2017
International Olympic officials will be fed produce from northern Japan hit by the 2011 tsunami and nuclear disaster, as Tokyo 2020 organisers aim to dispel fears over food from the region. ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT
Big changes for Florida with mass Puerto Rican immigration
Orlando (AFP) Dec 4, 2017
Cristina Sanchez is one of thousands of Puerto Ricans fleeing their hurricane-ravaged island for Florida, a mass migration set to shape the southern US state as much as migrants from communist Cuba in the late 20th century. ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW
Albania sends in military rescue as heavy rains trigger huge floods
Tirana (AFP) Dec 3, 2017
Thousands of police and soldiers have been deployed in Albania to rescue stranded residents after heavy rainfall triggered major flooding, and caused the death of a utility worker, officials and the power company said Sunday. ... more
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SHAKE AND BLOW
6.0 quake causes light damage, power outages in Ecuador
Quito (AFP) Dec 3, 2017
A 6.0 magnitude earthquake shook coastal Ecuador Sunday, opening cracks in walls and cutting electricity in the province of Manabi, authorities said. There were no immediate reports of casualties. ... more
DEMOCRACY
Joshua Wong leads 'anti-authoritarian' march in Hong Kong
Hong Kong (AFP) Dec 3, 2017
Around 1,000 people marched through Hong Kong Sunday, led by some of the city's high-profile democracy campaigners including Joshua Wong, in what they billed an "anti-authoritarian" protest. ... more
EXO WORLDS
Scallops have 200 eyes, which function like a telescope: study
Miami (AFP) Nov 30, 2017
Scallops may look like simple creatures, but the seafood delicacy has 200 eyes that function remarkably like a telescope, using living mirrors to focus light, researchers said Thursday. ... more
EARLY EARTH
Feathered dinosaurs were extra fluffy, new research shows
Washington (UPI) Nov 30, 2017
New analysis of the remains of a bird-like dinosaur called Anchiornis suggests feathered dinosaurs were fluffier than researchers thought. ... more
EARLY EARTH
Pterosaur hatchlings needed their parents, trove of eggs reveals
Rio De Janeiro (AFP) Nov 30, 2017
The largest collection of fossilized pterosaur eggs ever found has shown that pterosaurs, the airborne cousins of dinosaurs, could not fly right away and needed care from their parents, researchers said Thursday. ... more
EARTH OBSERVATION
French NGO helps African mums shake off AIDS stigma
Paris (AFP) Nov 30, 2017
To young African migrant women seeking help at a centre outside Paris, AIDS is much more than a disease. It is social death. ... more


Arctic, major fishing nations agree no fishing in Arctic, for now

FLORA AND FAUNA
China seizes 12 tonnes of endangered pangolin scales
Beijing (AFP) Nov 30, 2017
Nearly 12 tonnes of smuggled pangolin scales have been confiscated by Chinese officials - the country's largest-ever seizure of the endangered mammal's prized parts as it seeks to curb illegal trafficking. ... more
FLORA AND FAUNA
Five arrested over elephant killing in Sri Lanka
Colombo (AFP) Dec 1, 2017
Sri Lankan police have arrested five men for allegedly killing a wild elephant, with officers seizing ivory and tusk-cutting tools, officials said Friday. ... more
WATER WORLD
Fishing nets pose grave threat to New Zealand's yellow-eyed penguin
Washington (UPI) Dec 1, 2017
New research details the threat posed to New Zealand's hoiho, or yellow-eyed penguin, by fishing nets. Scientists at the University of Otago argue the problem warrants immediate government action. ... more
FROTH AND BUBBLE
Serious health risks from Lebanon waste burning: report
Beirut (AFP) Dec 1, 2017
The open burning of waste in Lebanon poses serious health risks, Human Rights Watch warned in a report released on Friday, blaming decades-old, across the board government failure. ... more



Beijing bans fireworks, evil spirits rejoice
Beijing (AFP) Dec 1, 2017
China may have invented fireworks but Beijing banned them from the capital Friday ahead of Lunar New Year celebrations, as authorities clamp down on potentially dangerous activities. The new regulation was passed by the local government, state news agency Xinhua said, and comes amid a city-wide campaign that is driving an estimated tens of thousands of migrants from homes that authorities de ... more
Santiago (AFP) Dec 1, 2017
Southern Chile iceberg splits from glacier, threatens navigation
Beijing (AFP) Dec 1, 2017
China, Myanmar hail close ties amid Rohingya outcry
Serres, Greece (AFP) Dec 2, 2017
Despite Greek shelter, Yazidis struggle to integrate
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
Boston MA (SPX) Nov 29, 2017
New 3-D printer is 10 times faster than commercial counterparts
Singapore (SPX) Nov 28, 2017
Device could reduce the carbon footprint of ethylene production
Raleigh NC (SPX) Nov 29, 2017
Researchers inadvertently boost surface area of nickel nanoparticles for catalysis
There's a deeper fish in the sea
Seattle WA (SPX) Dec 01, 2017
The ocean's deepest fish doesn't look like it could survive in harsh conditions thousands of feet below the surface. Instead of giant teeth and a menacing frame, the fishes that roam in the deepest parts of the ocean are small, translucent, bereft of scales - and highly adept at living where few other organisms can. Meet the deepest fish in the ocean, a new species named the Mariana snailf ... more
Gainesville FL (SPX) Nov 30, 2017
Why are there no sea snakes in the Atlantic?
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
Arctic, major fishing nations agree no fishing in Arctic, for now
Ottawa (AFP) Dec 1, 2017
Arctic and major fishing nations, including China, announced Friday that they have agreed to a moratorium on commercial fishing in Arctic waters before a fishery in the icy region is even feasible. The far north is warming at nearly twice the global average rate, causing changes in the size and distribution of fish stocks that may become more attractive to fishers in the medium to long term. ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 30, 2017
Antarctic Selfie's Journey to Space via Disruption Tolerant Networking
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
Tokyo 2020 to feed IOC food from disaster-hit regions
Tokyo (AFP) Dec 4, 2017
International Olympic officials will be fed produce from northern Japan hit by the 2011 tsunami and nuclear disaster, as Tokyo 2020 organisers aim to dispel fears over food from the region. "Restoration of the disaster-hit area is an important pillar of our Games," a spokeswoman for the Tokyo 2020 organising committee told AFP. "By offering food from three disaster-hit prefectures, we ho ... 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
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 30, 2017
Getting a better handle on methane emissions from livestock
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
Tirana (AFP) Dec 3, 2017
Albania sends in military rescue as heavy rains trigger huge floods
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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Regional force deploys to Lesotho over security concerns
Maseru, Lesotho (AFP) Dec 2, 2017
A 258-strong regional force was deployed to Lesotho on Saturday to ease security concerns in the landlocked kingdom after the killing of the country's top army commander in September. The move by the Southern African Development Community (SADC), a regional bloc, was approved in September after Khoantle Motsomotso was shot dead at a barracks by officers from a perceived rival faction. Th ... more
Bamako (AFP) Nov 28, 2017
Mali justice minister resigns after activist's acquittal
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
Chimp females who leave home postpone parenthood
Durham NC (SPX) Nov 30, 2017
New moms need social support, and mother chimpanzees are no exception. So much so that female chimps that lack supportive friends and family wait longer to start having babies, according to researchers who have combed through the records of Jane Goodall's famous Gombe chimpanzees. Wild chimpanzee females in western Tanzania who leave home or are orphaned take roughly three years longer to ... more
Chicago IL (SPX) Nov 29, 2017
Long-term logging study demonstrates impacts on chimpanzees and gorillas
Kyoto, Japan (SPX) Nov 27, 2017
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London, UK (SPX) Nov 22, 2017
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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'
OGC seeks public comment on CDB Multi-spectral Imagery Extension
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 30, 2017
The "Multi-Spectral Imagery" extension defines how to encode and store reflected electromagnetic radiation from the infrared wavelengths into a CDB data store. This extension is limited to only adding this new data type and does not change any existing requirements or structure defined in the CDB standard. This extension also attempts to harmonize with the existing component selectors used in th ... more
Paris (AFP) Nov 30, 2017
French NGO helps African mums shake off AIDS stigma
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Beijing (XNA) Nov 27, 2017
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Pterosaur hatchlings needed their parents, trove of eggs reveals
Rio De Janeiro (AFP) Nov 30, 2017
The largest collection of fossilized pterosaur eggs ever found has shown that pterosaurs, the airborne cousins of dinosaurs, could not fly right away and needed care from their parents, researchers said Thursday. Pterosaurs were reptiles, and the first creatures - after insects - to evolve powered flight, meaning they flapped their wings to stay aloft instead of simply jumping and gliding. ... more
Washington (UPI) Nov 30, 2017
Feathered dinosaurs were extra fluffy, new research shows
Cambridge UK (SPX) Nov 27, 2017
Ancient fish scales and vertebrate teeth share an embryonic origin
St. Louis MO (SPX) Nov 23, 2017
Rise in oxygen levels links to ancient explosion of life, researchers find
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
Statoil: Batteries can address wind power variability
Washington (UPI) Nov 28, 2017
Norwegian energy company Statoil said it was planning a battery system for a floating wind farm that will be "smart " enough to compensate for calm conditions. The company said Tuesday its Hywind facility off the coast of Scotland, the first floating wind farm in service in the world, will be equipped next year with batteries to store power. "The purpose is to 'teach' the battery ... more
Adelaide, Australia (AFP) Dec 1, 2017
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Zurich, Switzerland (SPX) Nov 30, 2017
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Five arrested over elephant killing in Sri Lanka
Colombo (AFP) Dec 1, 2017
Sri Lankan police have arrested five men for allegedly killing a wild elephant, with officers seizing ivory and tusk-cutting tools, officials said Friday. Villagers in the island's northwest had alerted wildlife authorities after a popular local elephant called "Dala Poottuwa", or crossed tusker, disappeared. Its carcass was later found with a bullet wound in the skull. Authorities b ... more
Beijing (AFP) Nov 30, 2017
China seizes 12 tonnes of endangered pangolin scales
Washington (UPI) Nov 29, 2017
The Yeti of the Himalayas is probably an Asian bear, DNA shows
Exeter UK (SPX) Nov 27, 2017
Plant respiration could become a bigger feedback on climate than expected
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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
Beijing (AFP) Nov 29, 2017
Chinese teacher used needles to 'discipline' children: police
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
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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