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July 20, 2017
FLORA AND FAUNA
3 lions shot after escaping from South Africa's Kruger Park



Johannesburg (AFP) July 13, 2017
Three male lions that escaped over the weekend from South Africa's Kruger National Park have been shot dead after a farmer found them eating his cattle, officials said Thursday. The farmer shot one dead and wounded another on Wednesday. Parks authorities armed with rifles then used a helicopter to track down the injured animal and the third lion. "We had to obviously kill the wounded lion because it becomes very dangerous," South African national parks spokeswoman Janine Raftopoulos told loc ... read more

FARM NEWS
Disneyland China falls a-fowl of huge turkey leg demand
Los Angeles (AFP) July 13, 2017
Over nearly a century Disney has exported US culture across the globe, but the company was astonished to find one slice of Americana wildly popular in China - the turkey leg. ... more
WATER WORLD
Trump envoy mediates water deal between Israel, Palestinians
Jerusalem (AFP) July 13, 2017
US President Donald Trump's Middle East peace envoy said Thursday Israel would supply the Palestinians with millions of cubic metres of water annually, as Washington seeks to build confidence for fresh negotiations. ... more
WATER WORLD
Big Muddy Missouri river needs a plan
Urbana IL (SPX) Jul 12, 2017
As the Missouri River flows across the Great Plains to where it meets the Mississippi River at St. Louis, it accumulates such a large sediment load that it has earned the nickname "Big Muddy." A rec ... more
FARM NEWS
Using treated graywater for irrigation is better for arid environments
Sede Boqer, Israel (SPX) Jul 13, 2017
Reusing graywater in dry areas may require treatment for more efficient irrigation in arid, sandy soils, according to a new study published in Chemosphere by researchers at the Ben-Gurion University ... more
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FARM NEWS
Disneyland China falls a-fowl of huge turkey leg demand
Los Angeles (AFP) July 12, 2017
Over nearly a century Disney has exported US culture across the globe, but the company was astonished to find one slice of Americana wildly popular in China - the turkey leg. ... more
WATER WORLD
Scientists make 'squarest' ice crystals ever
Columbus OH (SPX) Jul 12, 2017
You won't find ice cubes like this in your freezer. An international team of scientists has set a new record for creating ice crystals that have a near-perfect cubic arrangement of water molecules - ... more
FARM NEWS
Warmer Arctic harms crops in US, Canada: study
Paris (AFP) July 10, 2017
Exceptionally warm years in the Arctic have provoked extra-cold winters and springs further to the south, decreasing crop yields across central Canada and the United States, researchers said Monday. ... more
TERROR WARS
Niger air strike kills 14 civilians mistaken for jihadists
Niamey (AFP) July 6, 2017
An air strike by Niger's army has killed 14 displaced people who were mistaken for jihadists in the restive southeast where Boko Haram Islamists have staged regular attacks, regional officials said Thursday. ... more
WATER WORLD
Bacteria-coated nanofiber electrodes clean pollutants in wastewater
Ithaca NY (SPX) Jul 03, 2017
Cornell University materials scientists and bioelectrochemical engineers may have created an innovative, cost-competitive electrode material for cleaning pollutants in wastewater. The research ... more
FARM NEWS
Study offers new approach to evaluating agricultural development programs
Boston MA (SPX) Jul 07, 2017
As the old saying goes, teaching someone to fish is far more helpful than just giving them a fish. Now, research from WorldFish and MIT takes that adage a step further: Better yet, the study found, ... more


From dry to wet: Rainfall might abruptly increase in Africa's Sahel

FARM NEWS
Global use of wastewater to irrigate agriculture at least 50 percent greater than thought
Colombo, Sri Lanka (SPX) Jul 07, 2017
The use of untreated wastewater from cities to irrigate crops downstream is 50 percent more widespread than previously thought, according to a new study published this week in the journal Environmen ... more
FARM NEWS
Spain hit by deadly bacteria threatening olive trees
Madrid (AFP) July 6, 2017
A deadly bacteria that infected thousands of olive trees in Italy has been detected for the first time in mainland Spain, the world's top producer of olive oil, a regional government official said Thursday. ... more
WATER WORLD
Rivers do not have same rights as humans: India's top court
New Delhi (AFP) July 7, 2017
India's sacred Ganges and Yamuna rivers cannot be considered "living entities", the country's top court ruled Friday, suspending an earlier order that granted them the same legal rights as humans. ... more
FARM NEWS
Customs grab 122 tonnes of fake pesticide: Europol
The Hague (AFP) July 6, 2017
European customs have seized 122 tonnes of illegal pesticides, pouncing on shipments entering the continent through ports and airports, Europol said Thursday. ... more



Nickel key to Earth's magnetic field, research shows
Washington (UPI) Jul 13, 2017
New research suggests nickel is essential to the Earth's magnetic field. Earth's magnetic field is generated by what's called the "dynamo effect," a unique combination of a geophysical factors. Of these factors, the convection currents of Earth's conductive, molten core and Earth's constant rotation are the most important. Earth's core is made primarily of melted iron, but new re ... more
Washington (UPI) Jul 17, 2017
Great Plains to see more dust storms in second half of the 21st century
Wurzburg, Denmark (SPX) Jul 13, 2017
Quantum mechanics inside Earth's core
Palo Alto CA (SPX) Jul 10, 2017
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IAI, Honeywell Aerospace team for GPS anti-jam system
Washington (UPI) Jul 17, 2017
An advance GPS anti-jam navigation system is to be jointly developed and manufactured by Israel Aerospace Industries and Honeywell Aerospace, the companies announced on Monday. The technology, covered under a recent memorandum of understanding between the two companies, will combine IAI's existing ADA GPS Anti-Jamming system together with Honeywell's embedded GPS Inertial Navigation Sys ... more
New Delhi (Sputnik) Jul 07, 2017
India Plans to Roll Out National GPS Next Year
Washington (UPI) Jul 7, 2017
Orbital Alliance Techsystems receives contract for GPS artillery
Paris (AFP) July 4, 2017
Europe's Galileo satnav identifies problems behind failing clocks
EU hauls Poland to top court over ancient forest logging
Brussels (AFP) July 13, 2017
The EU on Thursday took Poland to the bloc's top court over logging in the ancient Bialowieza forest, a UNESCO World Heritage site covering some of Europe's last remaining primeval woodland. The European Commission, the EU's executive arm, "refers Poland to the Court of Justice of the EU and requests interim measures to stop logging operations in one of Europe's last remaining primeval fores ... more
Pasadena CA (JPL) Jul 18, 2017
Amazon Makes Its Own Rainy Season
Okanagan, Canada (SPX) Jul 07, 2017
Ancient fungi could help Canada's future northern forests
Kraków, Poland (AFP) July 5, 2017
UNESCO urges Poland to stop logging ancient forest
New biofuel technology significantly cuts production time
Okanagan, Canada (SPX) Jul 14, 2017
New research from a professor of engineering at UBC's Okanagan Campus might hold the key to biofuels that are cheaper, safer and much faster to produce. "Methane is a biofuel commonly used in electricity generation and is produced by fermenting organic material," says Cigdem Eskicioglu, an associate professor with UBC Okanagan's School of Engineering. "The process can traditionally t ... more
Tempe AZ (SPX) Jul 03, 2017
Solving a sweet problem for renewable biofuels and chemicals
New Brunswick NJ (SPX) Jul 10, 2017
Cutting the cost of ethanol, other biofuels and gasoline
Berkeley CA (SPX) Jul 07, 2017
A whole-genome sequenced rice mutant resource for the study of biofuel feedstocks
There Will Always be Sun on this Horizon
New Bedford MA (SPX) Jul 12, 2017
A partnership between Beaumont Solar and Horizon Beverage is now powering its operations with clean, renewable solar power. Family-owned Horizon Beverage Company have announced their new 978kW DC solar PV system is in operation at their Norton, MA distribution facility. Horizon Beverage selected Beaumont Solar to fully engineer, design and construct the system. Consisting of 2,990 solar pa ... more
San Francisco, CA (SPX) Jul 12, 2017
SolarEdge Launching First PV Inverter-Integrated Electric Vehicle Charger
Bristol, UK (SPX) Jul 12, 2017
Investors Generate 174,000,000 kWh of Renewable Electricity
Washington (UPI) Jul 17, 2017
More EU praise for progress on renewable energy
Unbalanced wind farm planning exacerbates fluctuations
Zurich, Switzerland (SPX) Jul 18, 2017
The expansion of renewable energy has been widely criticised for increasing weather-dependent fluctuations in European electricity generation. A new study shows that this is due less to the variability of weather than from a failure to consider the large-scale weather conditions across the whole continent: many European countries are unilaterally following national strategies to expand wind ener ... more
Washington (UPI) Jul 10, 2017
Algeria seen as African leader for renewable energy
Washington DC (SPX) Jul 07, 2017
Owls' wings could hold the key to beating wind turbine noise
Bristol UK (SPX) Jun 22, 2017
Thrive Renewables delivers mezzanine funded wind farms in Scotland
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China backs hundreds of global coal power projects
Beijing (AFP) July 5, 2017
Chinese companies are planning or constructing hundreds of coal-fired power projects around the world, data show, even as Beijing talks up its commitment to fighting climate change. The report by German environmental lobby group Urgewald comes as China seeks to fill a vacuum left by the United States following President Donald Trump's decision to exit the Paris climate agreement. Urgewal ... more
Sydney (AFP) June 26, 2017
Rio prefers Yancoal to Glencore in Australia coal sale
Sydney (AFP) June 26, 2017
Glencore makes new bid for Rio's Australia coal assets
Sydney (AFP) June 20, 2017
Rio backs Yancoal over Glencore for Australia coal minesw
Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo's ashes buried at sea
Shenyang, China (AFP) July 15, 2017
The ashes of China's late Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo were buried at sea on Saturday, depriving his supporters of a place to pay tribute to the pro-democracy dissident. Officials showed a video in which his wife, Liu Xia, and relatives lowered a white round urn into the water off the northeastern coastal city of Dalian, two days after the democracy advocate died of liver cancer aged 61 while i ... more
Hong Kong (AFP) July 14, 2017
Anti-Beijing Hong Kong lawmakers disqualified from parliament
Shenyang, China (AFP) July 14, 2017
China hits back at criticism over Nobel laureate's death
Shenyang, China (AFP) July 14, 2017
China under pressure to free dissident's widow
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Helping robots learn to see in 3-D
Durham NC (SPX) Jul 18, 2017
Autonomous robots can inspect nuclear power plants, clean up oil spills in the ocean, accompany fighter planes into combat and explore the surface of Mars. Yet for all their talents, robots still can't make a cup of tea. That's because tasks such as turning the stove on, fetching the kettle and finding the milk and sugar require perceptual abilities that, for most machines, are still a fantasy. ... more
Paris (ESA) Jul 20, 2017
Rovers drive through Tenerife darkness
Hong Kong (AFP) July 12, 2017
Robots debate future of humans at Hong Kong tech show
Bangalore, India (AFP) July 14, 2017
India's Infosys eyes artificial intelligence profits
Kicking up a stink: Ukraine's Lviv blighted by trash crisis
Lviv, Ukraine (AFP) July 17, 2017
Ukraine's western city of Lviv is famous for its picture-postcard graceful domes and cobblestone streets but it's not such a pretty sight in the back alleys, which are blighted by growing mountains of garbage. Waste has not been removed from some neighbourhoods in the city of 700,000 people since May, with the stench scaring off tourists and a rat infestation threatening public health. ... more
Paris (AFP) July 13, 2017
200 green activists killed in 2016, record toll: watchdog
Phnom Penh (AFP) July 13, 2017
Cambodia bans overseas exports of coastal sand
Lowell MA (SPX) Jul 13, 2017
Study finds toxic mercury is accumulating in the Arctic tundra
Wildfires rage in Europe from Croatia to Portugal
Zagreb (AFP) July 18, 2017
Firefighters battled to douse wildfires on the Adriatic coast of Croatia and Montenegro on Tuesday, as blazes also raged in Italy, France and Portugal. About a dozen wildfires had broken out late Sunday in the villages surrounding Split, a popular tourist destination, but firefighters managed to control the blaze on the outskirts of Croatia's second largest city. Late Monday the fire sp ... more
Montreal (AFP) July 17, 2017
Thousands more Canadians on evacuation alert as wildfires spread
Montreal (AFP) July 16, 2017
Canada fires drive thousands more out of their homes
Podgorica, Montenegro (AFP) July 17, 2017
Montenegro asks for international help to fight fires
Risky business for fish in oil-polluted reef waters
Sydney (AFP) July 19, 2017
Coral reef fish are more likely to engage in risky behaviour and be unable to identify predators if they swim in waters contaminated with petroleum-based oil, researchers said. Concentrations equivalent to only "a couple of drops in a swimming pool" could be enough to impair their judgement, scientists said in the study published Tuesday in the journal Nature Ecology & Evolution. "The fi ... more
Tokyo (AFP) July 18, 2017
World's northernmost coral reef in Japan bleached
Jerusalem (AFP) July 13, 2017
Trump envoy mediates water deal between Israel, Palestinians
Paris (AFP) July 13, 2017
Climate change deepens threat to Pacific island wildlife
Spain heatwave breaks records and kills one
Madrid (AFP) July 13, 2017
Spain baked in a record-breaking heatwave on Thursday which was blamed for the death of a road crew worker and is suspected of leaving another man in critical condition. The 54-year-old male victim died of suspected heatstroke late Wednesday while laying asphalt near the town of Moron de la Frontera in the southwestern province of Seville, emergency services said. Temperatures reached 43 ... more
New Delhi (AFP) July 11, 2017
Five killed, 10 missing in landslide in remote India
Shanghai (AFP) July 6, 2017
At Ikea, Chinese shoppers make themselves at home
Istanbul (AFP) July 2, 2017
Turkey, Greece swelter under soaring temperatures
China's Xi calls for more imports and more 'open economy'
Beijing (AFP) July 18, 2017
Chinese President Xi Jinping has called for an increase in imports and fewer restrictions for foreign investors as Beijing comes under pressure from the US and Europe to provide a more level playing field for companies in the country. Donald Trump has railed against China's massive trade surplus while the European Union and US companies have complained about a lack of access to the huge mark ... more
Beijing (AFP) July 19, 2017
Chinese activist questions arrest in Ivanka Trump factory probe
Aspen, United States (AFP) July 18, 2017
Target CEO unfazed by Amazon-Whole Foods deal
Washington (AFP) July 19, 2017
US seeks to smooth trade relations with China in talks
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NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory sees sunspot turn toward Earth
Washington (UPI) Jul 11, 2017
NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, a space probe dedicated to the study of the sun, has captured footage of a sunspot rotating towards Earth. Sunsports are patches on the surface of the sun that appear darker than their surroundings due to the loss of surface tension caused by magnetic flux, an intense concentration of complex magnetic fields. Sunspots are relatively common, but ... more
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Mexico City (AFP) July 19, 2017
Star chefs from around the world gathered in Mexico City's ancient floating gardens for a symposium on saving the world's threatened biodiversity, a bleak subject they peppered with breaks to savor the local cuisine. Joan Roca of Spain, Michel Bras of France and Gaston Acurio of Peru were among the big-name chefs who took part in the event Tuesday at Xochimilco, a UNESCO World Heritage Site ... more
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Villagers in Niger 'massacre' 27 hippos
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