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May 24, 2015
Pockmarks on the lake bed
Zurich, Switzerland (SPX) May 22, 2015
Anna Reusch, a doctoral student at ETH's Geological Institute, was utterly amazed one morning: during a routine measuring run with her research vessel on Lake Neuchatel, she suddenly saw an unusual shape on the control panel screen. Beneath the boat, at a depth of over 100 metres, had to be something no one had ever seen before. She immediately informed her professor, Michael Strasser: "We've found something that you absolutely have to see." An initial rough data analysis on board indicated that R ... read more
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Thousands worldwide march against Monsanto and GM crops
From Paris to Ouagadougou, thousands of people took to the streets Saturday to protest against the American biotechnology giant Monsanto and its genetically modified crops and pesticides. ... more

Climate change's future impact uncertain on Midwest water cycle, Dartmouth-led study finds
Will climate change make the U.S. Midwest drier or wetter during the summer growing season? A new Dartmouth-led study finds that the answer remains uncertain. The findings are important given the Mi ... more

Historical land use an important factor for carbon cycling in northern lakes
The historical past is important when we seek to understand environmental conditions as they are today and predict how these might change in the future. This is according to researchers from Umea Un ... more


Japan takes food row with SKorea to WTO
Japan on Thursday took its food row with South Korea to the World Trade Organization concerning import bans and new testing procedures following the Fukushima nuclear plant disaster in 2011. ... more


Europe's bathing waters cleaner, says Brussels
European beach and river bathing sites have cleaned up their acts, with 95 percent now meeting water quality standards in time for the summer holiday season, the EU said Wednesday. ... more
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France moves to ban food waste in supermarkets
In a rare show of unity France's parliament voted unanimously Thursday to ban food waste in big supermarkets, notably by outlawing the destruction of unsold food products. ... more

Scientists discover tiny microbes with potential to cleanse waterways
A seven-year scientific study has revealed that microbial communities in urban waterways has the potential to play an important role in cleansing Singapore's waterways and also act as raw water qual ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Star power: Troubled ITER nuclear fusion project looks for new path

Pacific-Atlantic railroad will respect environment: Chinese premier

Researchers measure thermoelectric behavior by Tinkertoy materials

New tech advance could fundamentally change wireless communications

Robotic sonar system inspired by bats

Offshore wind turbine construction could be putting seals' hearing at risk

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Bodyguards for precious seeds
The fungi (Rhizoctonia solani) is stealthy blight, becoming visible only shortly before the harvest infesting beets or corn at their roots. The fungal rot begins early in the season, working its way ... more

How used coffee grounds could make some food more healthful
Coffee has gone from dietary foe to friend in recent years, partly due to the revelation that it's rich in antioxidants. Now even spent coffee-grounds are gaining attention for being chock-full of t ... more

Spores for thought
Researchers at the Institute of Food Research have established how clostridia bacteria emerge from spores. This could help them understand how these bacteria germinate and go on to produce the deadl ... more
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US beekeepers lost 40 percent of bees in 2014-15
Beekeepers across the United States lost more than 40 percent of their honey bee colonies during the year spanning April 2014 to April 2015, according to the latest results of an annual nationwide s ... more

Rubber plantation brings both work and worries to Gabon
When one of the world's biggest traders of agricultural commodities went to Gabon's government with a multi-million-dollar plan to produce rubber, the authorities jumped at the chance to diversify an oil-dependent economy. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
HELLADS laser weapon to undergo field testing

US planes keep distance from Chinese 'islands' -- for now

China's Xi says Japan friendship 'worth cherishing'

NATO to hold summit in Warsaw in July 2016

New software for U.S. nuclear submarines

Proliferation talks fail over Mideast nuke plan

Obama stays the course despite IS group's advance


White House gets busy to save the bees
The White House unveiled Tuesday a plan to reverse an alarming decline in the populations of bees and other pollinators that play a critical role in agriculture and the environment. ... more

Google backs farm-focused startup as 'AgTech' blooms
Google on Tuesday pumped $15 million into a farming-focused technology startup, the latest in a surge of investment applying Internet innovations to growing food. ... more

Study reveals how rivers regulate global carbon cycle
Humans concerned about climate change are working to find ways of capturing excess carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere and sequestering it in the Earth. But Nature has its own methods for the r ... more

Climate change boosts a migratory insect pest
The potato leafhopper is a tiny insect--barely half the size of a grain of rice--with a bright lime green color that helps it blend in against plant leaves. Despite its unassuming appearance, this l ... more

The mighty seed
Restoring diverse vegetation along the Atlantic seaboard after devastating hurricanes or replanting forests after destructive wildfires rests mightily upon one tiny but important ingredient: the see ... more
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Brazilian beef industry moves to reduce its destruction of rain forests
Expansion of cattle pastures has led to the destruction of huge swaths of rain forest in Brazil, home to the world's largest herd of commercial beef cattle. But a new study led by the University of ... more

Drought face-lift: California paints lawns green
The heat is stifling, the soil dry as a bone, and a new law in drought-stricken California restricts sprinklers. ... more
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Gaza engineer seeks solution to water woes

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Human security at risk as depletion of soil accelerates, scientists warn

Low-allergen soybean could have high impact

Fungi enhances crop roots and could be a future 'bio-fertilizer'

Startup turns old shipping containers into farms

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Norway plans to slash subsidies to fur farms

Organic farming techniques can make agriculture a carbon sink

Pesticides alter bees' brains

Quenching the thirst for clean, safe water

Lack of oxygen in the groundwater

Silicon: An important element in rice production

Bigger bang for your buck: Restoring fish habitat by removing barriers

Engineering a better future for the Mississippi Delta

Could smell hold the key to ending pesticide use

McDonald's supplier gets Beijing's biggest pollution fine: Xinhua

Bumblebee genomes create a buzz in the field of pollination

Dutch saltwater potatoes offer hope for world's hungry

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