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September 25, 2017
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Food labeling pact aims to cut food waste



New York (AFP) Sept 20, 2017
Many of the world's largest retailers and food companies have agreed to better labeling of products by 2020 in a bid to radically cut food waste, they announced Wednesday. Large global companies, including Wal-Mart Stores, Tesco, Kellogg, Nestle, Carrefour and Unilever, supported a "call to action" sponsored by the Consumer Goods Forum and unveiled on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly. The initiative is designed to eliminate multiple labels on food such as manufacturing and di ... read more

WATER WORLD
Veolia's US growth hopes run into trouble
New York (AFP) Sept 24, 2017
Veolia's hopes of taking advantage of municipal privatizations and promised Trump administration public works projects to expand its US presence, are being strained by its role in water crises in Flint, Michigan and other cities. ... more
FARM NEWS
Syngenta chief calls for debate on 'sustainable agriculture'
Paris (AFP) Sept 21, 2017
Swiss agrochemicals giant Syngenta, recently taken over by ChemChina, said there should be a wide-scale debate on what constitutes "sustainable agriculture" in face of a number of current controversies over pesticides. ... more
FARM NEWS
At Dubai expo, Chinese firms look to tap lucrative halal market
Dubai (AFP) Sept 19, 2017
Standing behind her stall at a Dubai exhibition centre, Dai Dong He offered passersby what looked like carefully wrapped biscuits or chocolates. ... more
FARM NEWS
Research finds roots use chemical 'photos' to coordinate growth
Melbourne FL (SPX) Sep 15, 2017
Though it may look haphazard, the network of intertwining plant roots snaking through the soil actually represents a deliberate process. Root growth is guided by chemical snapshots taken by the youn ... more
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Climate change threatens Latin America coffee producers
Washington (AFP) Sept 12, 2017
Climate change is threatening the Latin American zones most favorable for growing coffee, according to a study out Monday that warns seed production could drop by nearly 90 percent by 2050. ... more
FARM NEWS
Latvia tweets no room for mushroom hunters on army base
Riga (AFP) Sept 10, 2017
Latvia's armed forces took to Twitter this weekend to warn sneaky mushroom-pickers against venturing onto restricted training ranges where they run the risk of getting shot or even blown up while seeking the perfect fungi. ... more
FARM NEWS
EU chamber urges China to lift cheese ban
Beijing (AFP) Sept 11, 2017
China should reconsider its decision to suspend imports of some types of cheese, the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China said Monday. ... more
FARM NEWS
Parched Jordan starts growing vegetables in
Aqaba, Jordan (AFP) Sept 7, 2017
Jordan, a water-poor country that is 90-percent desert, on Thursday launched a project to turn its sand dunes into farming land to produce food using sun and sea water. ... more
WATER WORLD
130-tonne 'monster fatberg' clogs London sewer
London (AFP) Sept 12, 2017
Sewage workers have found a 130-tonne ball of congealed fat - dubbed a "monster fatberg" - clogging a Victorian-era sewer in London, utility company Thames Water said Tuesday. ... more
FARM NEWS
Foodies cheesed off as China says 'non' to France's finest
Beijing (AFP) Sept 8, 2017
Fans of French cheeses in China have received news they may find hard to digest: the country's food hygiene authorities have turned their noses up at some people's favourite fare, blocking imports of Camembert, Brie and Roquefort. ... more


Your tap water may contain plastic, researchers warn

FARM NEWS
Scientists developed 'smart fertilizer'
Krasnoyarsk, Russia (SPX) Sep 07, 2017
According to the head of the works Tatiana Volova, Professor of SibFU and the Head of Laboratory in the Institute of Biophysics KSC of SB RAS, development of a new generation of drugs with the use o ... more
CLIMATE SCIENCE
Italy's drought seen from space
Paris (ESA) Sep 07, 2017
Despite the welcome showers at the weekend, abnormally low soil-moisture conditions persist in central Italy. Scientists are using satellite data to monitor the drought that has gripped the country. ... more
WATER WORLD
Don't be salty - tiny tubes desalinate water one molecule at a time
Chicago IL (SPX) Aug 30, 2017
Earth is 70 percent water, but only a tiny portion - 0.007 percent - is available to drink. As potable water sources dwindle, global population increases every year. One potential solution to ... more
WATER WORLD
Your tap water may contain plastic, researchers warn
Paris (AFP) Sept 6, 2017
People may be ingesting between 3,000 and 4,000 microparticles of plastic from tap water every year, said a study Wednesday based on samples from 14 countries. ... more



Scientists Produce Best Estimate of Earth's Composition
Canberra, Australia (SPX) Sep 21, 2017
Scientists at The Australian National University (ANU) have produced the best estimate of Earth's elemental composition which will help them understand how the Earth formed 4.6 billion years ago. The solar system began as a dense blob in a molecular cloud of hydrogen gas and dust that collapsed under its own gravity, forming the early Sun, Earth and other planets. Co-researcher Assoc ... more
Boulder CO (SPX) Sep 22, 2017
Ball Aerospace Completes Spectrometer Testing and Verification on NASA's TEMPO Program
Pasadena CA (JPL) Sep 25, 2017
A Box of 'Black Magic' to Study Earth from Space
Nairobi (XNA) Sep 22, 2017
Experts set to meet in Kenya on space science
BeiDou navigation to cover Belt and Road countries by 2018
Beijing (XNA) Sep 15, 2017
China's home-grown BeiDou Navigation Satellite System will cover countries and regions along the Belt and Road by 2018, said an official at the China National Space Administration (CNSA) Monday. Wu Yanhua, deputy head of the CNSA, said the plan was based on the satellite system's improving regional services, which had been cooperating with various countries and regional organizations. ... more
Beijing (XNA) Sep 19, 2017
China's BeiDou-3 satellites get new chips
Denver CO (SPX) Sep 13, 2017
US Air Force Awards Lockheed Martin GPS M-Code Early Use Ground System Upgrade Contract
Dublin, Ireland (SPX) Sep 18, 2017
Top 5 Businesses in Ireland that Need GPS Tracking and Location-Sharing
Earth's oldest trees in climate-induced race up the tree line
Davis CA (SPX) Sep 15, 2017
Bristlecone pine and limber pine trees in the Great Basin region are like two very gnarled, old men in a slow-motion race up the mountaintop, and climate change is the starting gun, according to a study from the University of California, Davis. The study, published in the journal Global Change Biology, shows that the tree line has been steadily moving upslope over the past 50 years in the ... more
Montreal, Canada (SPX) Sep 15, 2017
Forest fires are not limited to hot or temperate climates
Washington (UPI) Sep 19, 2017
Harvard report details the threats faced by New England forests
Porto-Novoa Benin (SPX) Sep 19, 2017
Restored forest now shelters dozens of endangered species
New biomaterial could replace plastic laminates, greatly reduce pollution
University Park PA (SPX) Sep 21, 2017
An inexpensive biomaterial that can be used to sustainably replace plastic barrier coatings in packaging and many other applications has been developed by Penn State researchers, who predict its adoption would greatly reduce pollution. Completely compostable, the material - a polysaccharide polyelectrolyte complex - is comprised of nearly equal parts of treated cellulose pulp from wood or ... more
Bethlehem PA (SPX) Sep 13, 2017
A new way to directly convert methane to methanol using gold-palladium nanoparticles
Beijing (AFP) Sept 13, 2017
China aims to extend ethanol fuel usage countrywide by 2020
Washington DC (SPX) Sep 15, 2017
How well electron transport works in furfural biogas
Antigua's well-built PV systems sustain impact of hurricane Irma
Antigua and Barbuda (SPX) Sep 25, 2017
The 6th September 2017 will remain as a notable day that all the people of Antigua and Barbuda will remember. Irma, the most powerful hurricane ever recorded in the Caribbean, exceeding category 5, has then hit the twin island state with its devastating power. The island of Barbuda suffered from the highest impact, with 90% of constructions wiped away by the strong wind blowing at consiste ... more
Golden CO (SPX) Sep 21, 2017
NREL investigates coatings needed for concentrating solar power
Washington (UPI) Sep 19, 2017
Chinese solar panel manufacturer claims a quarter of India's market
Chicago IL (SPX) Sep 21, 2017
Scientists make atoms-thick Post-It notes for solar cells and circuits
French energy company to build wind power sector in India
Washington (UPI) Sep 20, 2017
French energy company ENGIE said it teamed up with an investment group to help develop a wind energy program in India, one of the world's fastest growing economies. The company formed a partnership with the Abraaj investment group to develop as much as 1 gigawatt of wind power in the Indian energy sector. "Energy demand is growing tremendously in India, and ENGIE is investing in ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Sep 19, 2017
Finding better wind energy potential with the new European Wind Atlas
Washington (UPI) Sep 7, 2017
Last of the 67 turbines for a British wind farm installed
Washington (UPI) Sep 14, 2017
Kimberly-Clark next U.S. company to draw more on renewables
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Rio in massive share buyback after coal mines sale
Sydney (AFP) Sept 22, 2017
Rio Tinto will return $2.5 billion to shareholders in a buyback after selling most of its Australian coal assets to China-backed Yancoal, the mining giant said Friday. The world's second-largest miner sold Coal & Allied to Yancoal, majority-controlled by China's Yanzhou Coal, earlier this month in a divestment drive analysts expect will lead to a complete exit from the sector. The buybac ... more
Washington (UPI) Sep 15, 2017
First-ever U.S. coal shipment arrives in Ukraine
Sydney (AFP) Sept 1, 2017
Rio completes Australia coal mines sale to China's Yancoal
Washington (UPI) Aug 22, 2017
In a first, U.S. ships coal to Ukraine
Patten on egg tarts and the future of Hong Kong
Hong Kong (AFP) Sept 21, 2017
In a suite at the harbourside Mandarin Oriental hotel in Hong Kong, Chris Patten is whipping through rounds of interviews before an important visit from his tailor. Having lost weight recently he needs new suits and running them up in the city, famous for its speedy and affordable couture, was preferable to taking them for alterations in London, he says. Britain's last governor in Hong K ... more
Hong Kong (AFP) Sept 23, 2017
Universities battleground for latest row over Hong Kong freedoms
Datang, China (AFP) Sept 21, 2017
An ancient Chinese fishing community washes ashore
Beijing (AFP) Sept 21, 2017
China lifts 10-year travel ban on feminist activist
Sorting molecules with DNA robots
Pasadena CA (SPX) Sep 22, 2017
Imagine a robot that could help you tidy your home: roving about, sorting stray socks into the laundry and dirty dishes into the dishwasher. While such a practical helper may still be the stuff of science fiction, Caltech scientists have developed an autonomous molecular machine that can perform similar tasks - at the nanoscale. This "robot," made of a single strand of DNA, can autonomously "wal ... more
Manchester UK (SPX) Sep 21, 2017
Scientists create world's first 'molecular robot' capable of building molecules
Pisa, Italy (AFP) Sept 12, 2017
Robot 'conductor' steals the show from Italy's top tenor
Houston TX (SPX) Sep 15, 2017
Artificial 'skin' gives robotic hand a sense of touch
Canada's Eldorado Gold to suspend investment in Greece
Athens (AFP) Sept 11, 2017
Canada's Eldorado Gold announced early Monday it would suspend investment in mining operations in Greece due to what it said were delays by the Greek government in issuing permits. Despite repeated attempts by the company and its Greek subsidiary to talk to the government, "delays continue in issuing routine permits and licences for the construction and development of the Skouries and Olympi ... more
Washington (UPI) Sep 14, 2017
Brexit a step away from pollution commitments, U.N. envoy says
London (AFP) Sept 11, 2017
UN slams UK government over 'plague' of air pollution
Colombo (AFP) Sept 1, 2017
Sri Lanka bans plastic after garbage crisis
Portuguese ex-firefighter jailed for starting 2016 forest fires
Lisbon (AFP) Sept 12, 2017
A Portuguese former firefighter has been sentenced to 12 and a half years in prison for having started forest fires in central Portugal last year, a regional court announced Tuesday. He was found guilty of arson for igniting nine fires between July and September 2016 in the Castelo Branco region with its forests of eucalyptus trees, which are particularly flammable. The biggest blaze in ... more
Washington (UPI) Sep 5, 2017
Satellite images show wildfire smoke spreading across United States
Marseille (AFP) Sept 3, 2017
Arson suspected as fire in southeast France brought under control
Montreal (AFP) Sept 1, 2017
State of emergency extended in western Canada over wildfires
SubSea Craft to display Diver Delivery Unit at DSEI 2017
Washington (UPI) Sep 11, 2017
SubSea Craft is set to display it's high-speed submersible Diver Delivery Unit at the Defense and Security Equipment International 2017 exhibition in London according to Janes. The DDU functions as a fast speedboat for delivering special forces and cargo to shore and back with the ability to submerge for the last few miles of approach to avoid detection. It is envisaged to be capable of ... more
Bethesda MD (SPX) Sep 19, 2017
Lockheed invests in Ocean Aero, in greater focus on unmanned maritime systems
New York (AFP) Sept 24, 2017
Veolia's US growth hopes run into trouble
San Juan (AFP) Sept 23, 2017
Dam fails in Puerto Rico, 70,000 told to evacuate
Powerful wind storm kills eight in Romania
Bucharest (AFP) Sept 17, 2017
A storm packing powerful winds ripped off roofs and toppled trees in Romania on Sunday, killing eight people and injuring dozens more, authorities and witnesses said. With gusts that reached nearly 100 kilometres (60 miles) an hour, the storm pounded the area around the western city of Timisoara before heading north toward Ukraine. Most of the victims were outside when the winds swept in ... more
Manila (AFP) Sept 12, 2017
At least three dead, six missing, as storm hits Philippines
Berlin (AFP) Sept 13, 2017
Storm kills three people in Germany
Rome (AFP) Sept 10, 2017
Family drowns as violent storms thrash Italy
EU firms want 'concrete action' from China on access
Beijing (AFP) Sept 19, 2017
European companies suffer from "promise fatigue" over China's failure to follow through on pledges to open its market, the EU Chamber of Commerce in China said Tuesday. The chamber issued an annual 400-page report detailing the regulatory barriers that continue to hinder investment in the world's second-largest economy. European businesses are "suffering from accumulated 'promise fatigue ... more
Beijing (AFP) Sept 19, 2017
Beijing, Shanghai shut down bitcoin exchanges: media
Brussels (AFP) Sept 21, 2017
Landmark EU, Canada trade deal enters into force
Hong Kong (AFP) Sept 15, 2017
China bank loans rebound in August
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Solar wind impacts on giant 'space hurricanes' may affect satellite safety
Daytona Beach FL (SPX) Sep 22, 2017
Could the flapping of a butterfly's wings in Costa Rica set off a hurricane in California? The question has been scrutinized by chaos theorists, stock-market analysts and weather forecasters for decades. For most people, this hypothetical scenario may be difficult to imagine on Earth - particularly when a real disaster strikes. Yet, in space, similarly small fluctuations in the solar wind ... more
Washington (UPI) Sep 11, 2017
NASA captures significant solar flare
Washington (AFP) Sept 7, 2017
NASA captures images of strong solar flares
Paris (ESA) Sep 01, 2017
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Report finds staggering decline in Canada wildlife
Montreal (AFP) Sept 14, 2017
Half of the vertebrate populations in Canada are in staggering decline, despite the country's vast outback, according to a WWF report Thursday that highlighted threats to beluga whales and caribou. The World Wildlife Fund in its Living Planet Report pointed to 451 shrinking animal populations out of 903 monitored over a 45-year period that ended in 2014. They included mammals, fish, bird ... more
Miami (AFP) Sept 18, 2017
Biggest and smallest creatures at top risk of extinction: study
Washington (UPI) Sep 19, 2017
Study: Proteins have 'add-ons,' just like web browsers
Washington (UPI) Sep 8, 2017
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