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April 30, 2016
Measuring river surface flow with image analysis
Kobe, Japan (SPX) Apr 29, 2016
Fujita Ichiro, a Professor at the Graduate School of Engineering in Kobe University, has developed a piece of software that can measure the flow rate of rivers using image analysis. The software is called KU-STIV (Kobe University Space-Time Image Velocimetry). This technology makes it easier to obtain accurate data about river flow rates that can be used in strategies for flood risk management. Japan is hit by flood-related disasters almost every year - one of the most recent examples occurred in ... read more
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Million people urge Bayer to stop bee-killer pesticides
German agrochemicals and pharmaceuticals giant Bayer was presented Friday with a petition of more than one million signatures urging it to stop manufacturing pesticides that are blamed for the decline in the world's bee populations. ... more

Australia blocks Chinese-led bid to buy biggest ranch
Australian on Friday knocked back the sale of the country's biggest private landowner, cattle firm S. Kidman and Co., to a Chinese-led consortium citing national interest. ... more

El Nino dries up Asia as its stormy sister La Nina looms
Withering drought and sizzling temperatures from El Nino have caused food and water shortages and ravaged farming across Asia, and experts warn of a double-whammy of possible flooding from its sibling, La Nina. ... more


Mozambique police probe reports of mass grave in rebel stronghold
Police in Mozambique said Friday they were investigating reports of the discovery of a mass grave containing 120 bodies in a region which has seen clashes between the security forces and rebels. ... more


Halal: is it meat you're looking for? says China businessman
The wine-swilling co-founder of Sai Wai Xiang Halal Foodstuff Co enjoys his pork and does not follow Islam, but still sells more than $50 million-worth of food to Muslims across Asia and the Middle East. ... more

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Tonnes of clams die in Vietnam as toxic leak fears mount
More than 100 tonnes of clams have perished in central Vietnam, state media reported Thursday, as public outrage mounts over a possible toxic leak into the sea near an industrial zone. ... more

CO2 fertilization greening the earth
An international team of 32 authors from 24 institutions in eight countries has just published a study titled "Greening of the Earth and its Drivers" in the journal Nature Climate Change showing sig ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Report: U.S. wind energy sector booming

EU roaming charges drop sharply on Saturday

Russia's Central Bank keeps rates unchanged

PetroChina posts first quarterly loss since listing

Crude oil rally knows no limit

Oil opposition grows on both U.S. shores

Gulf Keystone Petroleum mulling debt


High alpine dairying may have begun over 3000 years ago
The discovery of dairy fats on ancient pottery may indicate dairying high in the Alps occurred as early as the Iron Age over 3000 years ago, according to a study published April 21, 2016 in the open ... more

Climate change threatens Iran's great salt lake
These dire findings are the result of a new study by researchers from the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) in Austria and Wageningen University in the Netherlands, which ... more

Ireland edges closer to forming new government with deal on water charges
A deal between two rival parties to suspend controversial water charges nudged Ireland closer to the formation of a minority government on Wednesday after more than two months of tortuous negotiations. ... more
Human 2 Mars Conference May 17-19 2016 - Washington DC
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Obama to visit water crisis-hit Flint
President Barack Obama will next week travel to Flint, Michigan, where a crisis over tainted water has become a focus of the 2016 election campaign, the White House said Wednesday. ... more

Junk food is fattening rural Chinese children: study
Researchers raised the alarm Wednesday about an obesity explosion among children in rural China as a Western-style diet high in sugar and carbohydrates starts taking its toll. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Merkel says Germany ready to reinforce NATO eastern flank

Finland risks 'serious crisis' with Russia if it joins NATO: study

China rejects Hong Kong port call by US carrier: Pentagon

Marshall Islands welcomes US disaster declaration

Netherlands to hand out iodine pills in case of nuclear accident

China, Russia rap US missile defence plan in S. Korea

Textron adds VTOL capability to Aerosonde unmanned aerial system


Study shows how to make fertilizer from sunlight
A group of scientists led by the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden and involving the University of Colorado Boulder has developed a new, eco-friendly ... more

60 mn people worldwide hit by El Nino: UN
Some 60 million people worldwide need assistance due to havoc wreaked by the El Nino climate phenomenon, but a shortage of funding could threaten the delivery of life-saving aid, the UN warned Tuesday. ... more

Novel approach allows early forecasting of monsoons
The Indian monsoon's yearly onset and withdrawal can now be forecasted significantly earlier than previously possible. A team of scientists developed a novel prediction method based on a network ana ... more

Bringing nitrogen out to pasture
Cows in Brazil might start bellowing "leguuume" rather than "moo." That's because Jose Dubeux Jr. wants to plant more legume trees in cow pastures. Dubeux is an assistant professor of Agronomy at No ... more

USU chemists shed new light on global energy, food supply challenge
All living things require nitrogen for survival, but the world depends on only two known processes to break nitrogen's ultra-strong bonds to allow conversion to a form humans, animals and plants can ... more

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Bottled water infects over 4,000 people in Spain with norovirus
More than 4,000 people fell ill with norovirus in northeastern Spain after drinking bottled spring water contaminated with human faecal matter, local health officials said Monday. ... more

Top African producer bans GM cotton
Burkina Faso, Africa's top cotton producer and the sole West African nation to venture into biotech farming, is dropping genetically-modified (GM) cotton on quality grounds. ... more
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Russia delays space crew's return to Earth

Comet from Oort Cloud brings clues about solar system's origins

Weasel chews power cable, puts LHC experiments on hold

Superfast light source made from artificial atom

Simulators give astronauts glimpse of future flights

Committee votes to double Russian rocket engine procurement

Date set for second SLS Booster qualification ground test


Could global warming's top culprit help crops?


Trees' internal water pipes predict which species survive drought


Phosphorus tax could be huge if tropical farming intensifies


The P tax cometh


Water recovered from whey can be used for clean-in-place procedures


Drinking water: Carbon pricing revenues could close infrastructure gaps


A cellular sensor of phosphate levels


Criminal charges filed in Flint tainted water scandal


India says 330 million people suffering from drought


Australia's biggest cattle firm says China-led bid preferred

Chile heavy rain leaves millions without water, closes copper mine

Gripped by drought, Ethiopia drills for water

China wields increasing power in world wine market: study

Chemical weathering controls erosion rates in rivers

Storms leave three million without water in Chile capital

Spreading seeds by human migration

Trap and neutralize: A new way to clean contaminated groundwater

Rising CO2 levels reduce protein in crucial pollen source for bees

Growth of GM crops slows for first time in 20 years

New technology could improve insect control in cotton

El Salvador capital declares alert over lack of drinking water

China to 'facilitate' new GM crops after years of waiting

Alibaba to invest $1.25 bn in China food delivery firm

Scientists invent robotic 'artist' that spray paints giant murals

Will raindrops stick to a spider web's threads?

EU parliament urges limited approval for weedkiller

Malawi, Mozambique issue drought alerts as crisis spreads

Pinpointing the effects of fertilizer

Fertilizer's legacy: Taking a toll on land and water

Nicaragua lawmakers dismiss attempt to block canal project

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