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July 23, 2014
New water balance calculation for the Dead Sea
Tel Aviv, Israel (SPX) Jul 23, 2014
The drinking water resources on the eastern, Jordanian side of the Dead Sea could decline severe as a result of climate change than those on the western, Israeli and Palestinian side. This is the conclusion reached by an international team of researchers that calculated the water flows around the Dead Sea. The natural replenishment rate of groundwater will reduce dramatically in the future if precipitation lowers as predicted, say the scientists, writing in the journal Science of the Total Environ ... read more
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The Real Price of Steak
We are told that eating beef is bad for the environment, but do we know its real cost? Are the other animal or animal-derived foods better or worse? New research at the Weizmann Institute of Science ... more

LEDs shine in bedding plant production study
Growers of annual bedding plant seedlings or plugs work to produce compact, fully rooted transplants with a large stem diameter and high root dry mass--qualities that make seedlings less susceptible ... more

Street fishing thrives in waterways of Paris
Quentin Nespoulous is standing by Canal Saint Martin, a once run-down waterway in Paris that has been cleaned up and turned into a popular haunt for young bohemians. ... more


McDonald's earnings edge lower on tepid gobal sales
McDonald's Tuesday said profit slipped in the second quarter amid fairly flat global sales as it pledged to take action against any wrongdoing in an Asian food safety scare. ... more


China meat scandal spreads to Japan in Chicken McNuggets
A scandal involving expired meat sold by a China unit of US food supplier OSI Group spread to Japan Tuesday, as McDonald's confirmed that the now shut factory provided Chicken McNuggets to its restaurants. ... more
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Scientists complete chromosome-based draft of the wheat genome
Several Kansas State University researchers were essential in helping scientists assemble a draft of a genetic blueprint of bread wheat, also known as common wheat. The food plant is grown on more t ... more

China shuts meat producer supplying KFC and McDonald's
Shanghai has shut a factory of US food producer OSI Group for selling out-of-date meat to restaurant giants including McDonald's and KFC, authorities said Monday, in China's latest food safety scandal. ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Self-cooling solar cells boost power, last longer

NIST shows ultrasonically propelled nanorods spin dizzyingly fast

Low cost technique improves properties of nanomaterials

NIST develops prototype meter test for hydrogen refueling stations

Creating optical cables out of thin air

A new multi-bit 'spin' for MRAM storage

Fires are a major cause of wind farm failure


Beef's environmental costs far outweigh poultry, pork
Beef is by far the most costly protein when it comes to the environmental damage wreaked by feeding and raising cattle, according to a study out Monday. ... more

Genetic blueprint of bread wheat genome unveiled
The genetic blueprint is an invaluable resource to plant science researchers and breeders. For the first time, they have at their disposal a set of tools enabling them to rapidly locate specific gen ... more

New study shows how existing cropland could feed billions more
Feeding a growing human population without increasing stresses on Earth's strained land and water resources may seem like an impossible challenge. But according to a new report by researchers at the ... more
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Fires are a major cause of wind farm failure
Fire is the second leading cause of accidents in wind turbines, after blade failure, according to new research. Wind farming is one of the leading industries in the renewable energy sector. Ho ... more

Effects of starvation can be passed to future generations
Evidence from human famines and animal studies suggests that starvation can affect the health of descendants of famished individuals. But how such an acquired trait might be transmitted from one gen ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
US Air Force to launch new surveillance satellites

The X-Gen Men at 1600 and Number 10

IBM's Watson advises US soldiers on life after service

This time for the PLA: Chinese army shows off dancing robots

Saab buys ThyssenKrupp's Swedish submarine shipyard

Rising civilian deaths fuel outrage in Pakistan offensive

USAF orders ground approach radar for Saudi Arabia


Water problems lead to riots, deaths in South Africa
Three babies who died from drinking tap water contaminated by sewage have become a tragic symbol of South Africa's struggle to cope with a flood of people into cities designed under apartheid to cater to the tiny white minority. ... more

Britain enlists public in fight to save dwindling bees
Five steps can help stop the decline of bees and other pollinators that are vital for the human food supply, Britain urged in a public appeal on Friday. ... more

Governments agree to stem cancer-causing arsenic in rice: UN
Governments have agreed the first international standards limiting cancer-causing arsenic pollution in rice, a key move to protect consumers of what is a staple food for billions, the UN said Thursday. ... more

Can Modi clean the Ganges, India's biggest sewage line?
Standing on the banks of the river Ganges a day after his election triumph, Prime Minister Narendra Modi vowed to succeed where numerous governments have failed: by cleaning up the filthy waterway beloved of India's Hindus. ... more

Rainwater discovered at new depths
University of Southampton researchers have found that rainwater can penetrate below the Earth's fractured upper crust, which could have major implications for our understanding of earthquakes and th ... more


Gene discovery offers better soybean varieties for northern US
Researchers from Purdue University and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln have discovered a soybean gene whose mutation affects plant stem growth, a finding that could lead to the development of imp ... more

Tailored water the latest in lawn care
In Santa Fe, Albuquerque, and other major cities in New Mexico, nearly every public golf course is now watered with treated municipal wastewater rather than precious potable water supplies. Across t ... more
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India could return to Mars as early as 2017

OCO-2 Data to Lead Scientists Forward into the Past

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Chelyabinsk Meteorite Sheds Light on Dinosaur Extinction Mystery

Is The Universe A Bubble? Let's Check

Next ISS Cargo Spacecraft Rolls Out to Pad


World interest in research work on the benefits of the Okra plant


NMSU sustainability project receives regional and national recognition


Vibrations enhance efficiency of photosynthesis


A-maize-ing double life of a genome


Lake Erie algae bloom getting worse


First snapshots of water splitting in photosynthesis


Best for bees to be stay-at-homes


Damage assessment of runaway barges at Marseilles lock and dam


Tamed animals tend to have floppy ears, white patches


Water everywhere for DR Congo city yet scarcely a drop to drink

Perfect growing conditions for charcoal rot in soybeans

Border guard wounded in shootout over water access on Kyrgyz-Tajik border

Water bonus flows from climate change measures

'Bee-harming' pesticides also hit bird populations: study

The long, slow march of 'biofortified' GM food

Internet crowd bites big into potato salad project

Why does Europe hate GM food and is it about to change its mind?

French deal could bring 63 million gallons of fresh water to U.A.E.

Payback time for soil carbon from pasture conversion to sugarcane production

With new tech tools, precision farming gains traction

More carbohydrates make trees more resistant to drought

Ecuadoran indigenous march to protest water policy

Comparison study of planting methods shows drilling favorable for organic farming

Australian food group accepts lower Asian bid

Oil palm plantations threaten water quality

Scientists chart a baby boom - in southwestern Native Americans from 500 to 1300 A.D.

'Land grabbing' could help feed at least 300 million people

New report evaluates progress of comprehensive everglades restoration plan

Organic agriculture boosts biodiversity on farmlands

A breakthrough for organic reactions in water

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