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September 26, 2016
Two million people without water in Syria's Aleppo: UN
Beirut (AFP) Sept 24, 2016
Nearly two million civilians were without water in Syria's second city of Aleppo on Saturday after regime bombardment damaged one pumping station and rebels shut down another in retaliation, the UN said. Rebel-held districts in the east of the city came under intense air and artillery fire for a fifth night as the army prepared a ground offensive to recapture the whole of the divided city. "Intense attacks last night have damaged the Bab al-Nayrab water pumping station, which supplies water to s ... read more

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China removes 13-year-old ban on some US beef products
China has removed an almost 13-year-old ban on some US beef products, its quality inspection regulator said Thursday. ... more

China removes 13-year-old ban on some US beef products
China has removed an almost 13-year-old ban on some US beef products, its quality inspection regulator said Thursday. ... more

Amazon forest fire threatens natives, wildlife in Peru
An enormous fire is destroying vast stretches of the Amazon rainforest in Peru, threatening natives and wildlife, officials said, blaming traditional slash-and-burn farming. ... more


French firms to gauge impact of Nile dam project
Two French engineering companies formally signed a contract in Sudan on Tuesday to conduct environmental impact studies on Ethiopia's Grand Renaissance Dam project on the river Nile, officials said. ... more


How plant roots sense and react to soil flooding
While we already knew that plant roots were capable of sensing many individual soil characteristics (water, nutrients and oxygen availability), we did not have any understanding of how they integrat ... more

Transition from Operations to Decommissioning by Preparing a Safe, Cost-Effective Shut Down and Waste Management Strategy

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In Uruguay, green school 'plants seeds' for planet
A building made of tires and glass and plastic bottles, off the grid and non-polluting: a village in Uruguay is home to a fully sustainable school - and a bold experiment in green citizenship. ... more

Tunisia water shortages spark 'thirst uprising' warning
Activists are warning of a potential "thirst uprising" in Tunisia following protests over severe water shortages after one of the North African nation's driest summers on record. ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
UN trims nuclear power growth forecasts

Scientists forge nanogold chains with atomic precision

Hyperloop pushes dream of low-cost futuristic transport

First test of driverless minibus in Paris Saturday

Alberta taking a step away from coal

Canada, China aim to strike free-trade deal

California dreamin' for Chinese investors in US


Nitrates poison water in California's Central Valley
In California's Central Valley, where verdant fields of fruit and vegetables unfurl under sunny skies, the water that feeds them - and flows into taps across the region - contains a toxic and silent poison. ... more

Study quantifies enviromental impact of genetically modified crops
The largest, most comprehensive analysis of genetically modified crops suggest the practice has led to a reduction in insecticide use but a spike in the employment of herbicides. ... more

Spain's Donana wetlands going dry, WWF warns
It's one of Europe's most important wetland reserves, a World Heritage site full of lagoons, woodlands, pristine beaches and dunes, home to more than 4,000 species including the endangered Iberian lynx. ... more
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Sri Lanka to shift farmers from elephant corridors
Sri Lanka Wednesday announced it was planning to relocate farmers living on the edges of forests inhabited by elephants to reduce the numbers killed on both sides. ... more

After Strong El Nino Winter, NASA Model Sees Return to Normal
Not too hot, not too cold - instead, water temperatures in the equatorial Pacific Ocean should be just around normal for the rest of 2016, according to forecasts from the Global Modeling and Assimil ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
French fighter jet deal: an Indian saga

US Air Force set to replace intercontinental nuke arsenal

N. Korea air show thumbs nose at sanctions

Russia jails space engineer for 7 years for treason

Syria's Aleppo reels from new wave of air strikes

U.S. intel agency renews contract for satellite imagery

Rouhani uses UN to hit US over nuclear deal


Full circle: space algae fighting malnutrition in Congo
Looking for food that could be harvested by astronauts far from Earth, researchers focused on spirulina, which has been harvested for food in South America and Africa for centuries. ESA astronaut Sa ... more

Bayer sets $66 bn deal for Monsanto after lengthy pursuit
German chemicals giant Bayer announced Wednesday a $66 billion deal to buy controversial US seeds and pesticides firm Monsanto, triggering immediate criticism from farmers and environmentalists. ... more

US challenges $100 bn in China rice, cereal subsidies
US President Barack Obama launched legal action against "unfair" Chinese rice, wheat and corn subsidies at the World Trade Organization on Tuesday, setting up a culturally sensitive multi-billion-dollar trade spat. ... more

Rutgers researchers debunk 'five-second rule'
Turns out bacteria may transfer to candy that has fallen on the floor no matter how fast you pick it up. Rutgers researchers have disproven the widely accepted notion that it's OK to scoop up food a ... more

Protests over water supplies hit India's tech hub
Violent protests have broken out in the southern technology hub of Bangalore over a Supreme Court order to divert water from reservoirs to a neighbouring state. ... more


Study suggests cover crop mixtures increase agroecosystem services
Planting a multi-species mixture of cover crops - rather than a cover crop monoculture - between cash crops, provides increased agroecosystem services, or multifunctionality, according to researcher ... more

Waste-besieged Easter Island slowly learns to recycle
Every Friday, a cargo plane loaded with three tonnes of waste cardboard takes off from wind-swept Easter Island, bound for the Chilean mainland thousands of miles away across the Pacific. ... more
Space News from
Hubble spots possible water plumes erupting on Jupiter's Moon Europa

World's largest radio telescope starts operating in China

Rosetta: The end of a space odyssey

Rosetta: How to end the fairytale

Messenger probe images fault scarps on Mercury's surface

Pluto's heart sheds light on a possible buried ocean

Cosmology Safe as Universe Has No Sense of Direction

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Fruit flies help explain why humans yearn for protein


Farming adaptations needed to combat climate change to impact crop yields in 2050


Future drought will offset benefits of higher CO2 on soybean yields


Experts warn booming seaweed industry


Predictive tool vital to sustainable environmental futures


Helpers for energy acquisition from plants


During drought, dry air can stress plants more than dry soil


Sorghum: A Super Plant to Save the World


Russia probes river turning bright red


Can humans learn from the farming prowess of ambrosia beetles?

Early-onset spring models may indicate 'nightmare' for ag

Crop domestication is a balancing act

Flood threat as plastic bags clog Bangkok's bowels

Croatian Pig Farm Uses Synergies to Generate Energy

Ivory Coast cocoa farmers seek gold in face of drought

Iran's pistachio farms are dying of thirst

ChemChina rolls over $43 bn Syngenta offer

More tomatoes, faster: Accelerating tomato engineering

Millions at risk from rising water pollution: UN

University of Akron researchers find thin layers of water can become ice-like at room temperature

Plants found to regulate leaf temperature to boost carbon uptake

'Electric' sheep models help scientists study sheltering sheep

Torrential monsoon rains bring Indian capital to halt

Making pesticide droplets less bouncy could cut agricultural runoff

Plants' future water use affects long-term drought estimates

Climate change has less impact on drought than previously expected

Defend or grow? These plants do both

Vegetation matters

Managing invasive weeds in Botswana

60% of key S.Asian water basin not usable: study

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