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October 24, 2014
WATER WORLD
New Insights on Carbonic Acid in Water
Berkeley CA (SPX) Oct 24, 2014
Though it garners few public hDrones help show how environmental changes affect the spread of infectious diseasess, carbonic acid, the hydrated form of carbon dioxide, is critical to both the health of the atmosphere and the human body. However, because it exists for only a fraction of a second before changing into a mix of hydrogen and bicarbonate ions, carbonic acid has remained an enigma. A new study by Berkeley Lab researchers has yielded valuable new information about carbonic acid with impor ... read more
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Europeans lactose intolerant for 5,000 years after agriculture began
By analysing DNA extracted from the petrous bones of skulls of ancient Europeans, scientists have identified that these peoples remained intolerant to lactose (natural sugar in the milk of mammals) ... more
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Businesses struggle on drought-hit Californian lake
It is a vast bowl of sand and rocks. It could be a lunar landscape, were it not surrounded by pine trees and dotted with shipwreck-like jetties and beached boats. ... more
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Chewing too much hassle? Japan's got just the thing
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Plant communities produce greater yield than monocultures
Although monocultures can be cultivated efficiently, they are anything but sustainable: environmental damage to soil and water caused by monoculture cultivation is becoming increasingly evident. ... more


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Building a bridge from basic botany to applied agriculture
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Lake Erie increasingly susceptible to large cyanobacteria blooms
Lake Erie has become increasingly susceptible to large blooms of toxin-producing cyanobacteria since 2002, potentially complicating efforts to rein in the problem in the wake of this year's Toledo d ... more
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Stomping out grape disease one vineyard at a time
Cracking the genetic code of a common disease affecting grape production could improve vineyard management and help protect the multibillion-dollar industry that includes raisins, juice, jam/jelly, ... more
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Quantum holograms as atomic scale memory keepsake

WATER WORLD

Rivers flow differently over gravel beds
River beds, where flowing water meets silt, sand and gravel, are critical ecological zones. Yet how water flows in a river with a gravel bed is very different from the traditional model of a sandy r ... more
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1934 drought was worst of the last millennium
The 1934 drought was by far the most intense and far-reaching drought of the last 1,000 years in North America, and was caused in part by an atmospheric phenomenon that may have also led to the curr ... more
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Colombian farmers sue oil giant BP for environment damage
A case in which 100 Colombian farmers are suing British oil giant BP for environmental damage opened in the High Court in London on Wednesday. ... more
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Drought-hit US town learns to live without water
In front of the local fire station, Pete Rodriguez stands next to his pick-up truck, filling about a dozen buckets from a vast tank. ... more
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Scientist explains why freezing lakes sound like 'Star Wars' movies
Cory Williams, actor and YouTube personality, makes a living by filming videos of himself. Lately, those videos have involved exploring Alaska, and his most recent one included the discovery of the acoustic wonders of a freezing lake. ... more
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Are there enough fish to go around?
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Mineralization of sand particles boosts microbial water filtration
Mineral coatings on sand particles actually encourage microbial activity in the rapid sand filters that are used to treat groundwater for drinking, according to a paper published ahead of print in A ... more
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Money grows on trees with great walnuts of China
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Drop in China, HK demand dries up Bordeaux wine sales
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Centuries-old 'Chinese' fishing tradition fades on Indian shores
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Brazil beef exports soar on Chinese, Russian demand
Brazil beef exports jumped seven percent this year so far, in part due to rising Russian demand as Moscow turned away from US and European sources in retaliation against sanctions, an industry group said Friday. ... more
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Rivers recover natural conditions quickly following dam removal
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Price gap between more and less healthy foods grows

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NMSU researchers address water sustainability for viable farming

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NYT says it's sorry for cartoon mocking India's Mars mission

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Earth's water is older than the sun

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China's Ningxia matures as a quality wine producer

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