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February 13, 2016
Rising Seas Slowed by Increasing Water on Land
Pasadena CA (JPL) Feb 12, 2016
New measurements from a NASA satellite have allowed researchers to identify and quantify, for the first time, how climate-driven increases of liquid water storage on land have affected the rate of sea level rise. A new study by scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, and the University of California, Irvine, shows that while ice sheets and glaciers continue to melt, changes in weather and climate over the past decade have caused Earth's continents to soak up and sto ... read more
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US inspectors ensure no nasty surprises on Valentine's Day
When - or if - that bunch of flowers arrives on Sunday for Valentine's Day, spare a thought for Edward Putland. ... more

Drought caused by El Nino threatening food security in southern Africa: UN
The El Nino weather phenomenon, one of the worst in 50 years, has caused intense drought in southern Africa that will have a "devastating" impact on the region's food security, the UN food agency warned on Friday. ... more

A global software solution for road, water and sewer repairs
Ever have your street repaved one year, only to have it torn up for sewage work shortly afterwards? Municipal blunders like this may soon be a thing of the past, thanks to new software developed by ... more


Healing the soil
Four empty lots in Chicago's South Side bear scars of the past. Their surfaces are strewn with construction debris and foundation rubble. However, the most incriminating evidence of the past lies be ... more


Coca-Cola stops making drinks at three Indian plants
Coca-Cola has halted manufacturing at three plants in India temporarily on lower sales, company officials said Thursday, as the US giant faces challenges from activists over alleged depletion of groundwater. ... more

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Inland fisheries determined to surface as food powerhouse
No longer satisfied to be washed out by epic seas and vast oceans, the world's lakes, rivers, streams, canals, reservoirs and other land-locked waters continue a push to be recognized - and properly ... more

Becoming a Martian
It's 2040, and the human base on Mars is bustling. Robots are moving about, carrying out exploratory missions operated from the base. At a safe distance from the human habitat, powered by a nuclear ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Footsteps could charge mobile electronics

Russian Government Proposes to Increase Security at Nuclear Facilities

Scientists find a new way to make nanowire lasers

Research reveals carbon films can give microchips energy storage capability

UBC researchers discover new glass technology

Over 70% of Japanese Against Nuclear Power Plants After Fukushima Tragedy

A metal that behaves like water


NASA Global Hawk to Begin NOAA El Nino Storm Mission
NASA and NOAA are teaming up again to send NASA's remotely piloted Global Hawk out over the Pacific to take a closer look at storms brewed by this year's strong El Nino. The observation flights are ... more

The mystery of the Red Sea
The Red Sea is known as one of the best tourist destinations for good relaxation and scuba-diving, but no one can even imagine that this place is inhabited by many sea creatures that are still waiti ... more

Oregano may reduce methane in cow burps
It may sound pretty harmless, but methane emissions from cows are a large problem for the climate. When ruminants digest their feed, methane is formed as a natural by-product of the microbial proces ... more
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Climate change's frost harms early plant reproduction
Climate change may harm early-flowering plants not through plant-pollinator mismatch but through frost damage, a Dartmouth College-led study shows. The findings appear in the journal Global Change B ... more

Flint mayor demands lead pipes be replaced after scandal
Replacing 15,000 lead pipes is the only way that residents of Flint, Michigan can feel safe again in the wake of a tainted water scandal, the US city's mayor said Tuesday. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Russia decries 'new Cold War' as East-West strains cloud talks

Lavrov says US, Russia must 'cooperate on ground' in Syria

US deploys more Patriot missiles in S. Korea

Russia sends brand new cruise missile ship to Syria: report

Russian military reveals rocket launching, flame throwing tank killer drone

Drones give scientists a new self-service approach

DARPA's Fast Lightweight Autonomy program takes flight


Zimbabwe appeals for $1.5 bln to prevent starvation
Zimbabwe on Tuesday appealed to local businesses and charities for $1.5 billion (1.4 billion euros) aid to save more than a quarter of the population from starvation due to drought. ... more

Agricultural policies in Africa could be harming the poorest
Agricultural policies aimed at alleviating poverty in Africa could be making things worse, according to research by the University of East Anglia (UEA). Published this month in the journal Wor ... more

One step closer to commercial edamame production in the US
Edamame, touted as a healthy snack for its high protein content, is becoming increasingly popular in the United States. The soybean seeds are consumed at an immature stage, giving a sweet and slight ... more

Southwest sliding into a new normal: Drier conditions
The weather patterns that typically bring moisture to the Southwest are becoming more rare, an indication that the region is sliding into the drier climate state predicted by global models, accordin ... more

Zimbabwe declares 'state of disaster' over drought
Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe on Friday declared a "state of disaster" in many rural areas hit by a severe drought, with more than a quarter of the population facing food shortages. ... more

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Bee virus spread manmade and emanates from Europe
The spread of a disease that is decimating global bee populations is manmade, and driven by European honeybee populations, new research has concluded. A study led by the University of Exeter and UC ... more

France's Cahors wine is new frontier for Argentina, China
France's southwestern Cahors region is a new frontier for foreign investors, from Argentine winegrowers doing the "Malbec tango" to potential investor "ambassadors" from China. ... more
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Rosetta's lander faces eternal hibernation

Flowering Zinnias set stage for deep-space food crop research

Sentinel-3A poised for liftoff

N. Korea lacks technology for anti-US nuclear strike: Pentagon

ISRO to launch cryogenic GSLV vehicle in December

Astronomers use Hubble to find rare supernova 'impostor' in a nearby galaxy


The seawater temperature distribution in tropics affects the rainfall in East Asia


Battery technology could charge up water desalination


How roots grow


Scientists discover how plants tailor growth to the seasons


Organic agriculture key to feeding the world sustainably


Small ponds produce an outsized share of greenhouse gases


Germany says carbon emissions down sharply in 2014


China firm offers record $43 bn for agri-giant Syngenta


Transgenic plants' 'die and let live' strategy dramatically increases drought resistance


China jails employees of US food firm over meat scandal

High-tech river studies reveal benefits of habitat restoration for fish

How 'more food per field' could help save our wild spaces

Improved harvest for small farms thanks to naturally cloned crops

Replace pipes that 'poisoned' Flint water, lawsuit demands

Chinese man stole protected seeds from major US firms

Millions in drought-hit Ethiopia facing food shortages: UN

Seagrass genome sequence lends insights to salt tolerance

Mercury levels in rainfall are rising in parts of North America

Pollinator competition may drive flower diversification

Molecular method promises to speed development of food crops

Developing countries bear brunt of nitrogen pollution: study

Palmer amaranth could affect Illinois soybean yield

Global nitrogen footprint mapped for first time

Earthworms could be a threat to biodiversity

Replace corroded lead pipes in Flint, lawsuit demands

Pressure building on global water supply

Eritrea president dismisses food crisis fears despite drought

Soybean has greater energy value when fed to pigs than previously known

Researchers measure fish abundance in lakes using a few water samples

Fatty acids from GM oilseed crops could replace fish oil

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