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November 28, 2015
Powerful new global arena needed to confront coming water challenges
New York NY (SPX) Nov 26, 2015
The supreme importance of water and sanitation to development and well-being merits creation of a powerful new global arena inside the UN, dedicated to resolving water conflicts and common challenges while tracking progress against the world's newly-agreed development goals. The new intergovernmental platform, supported by strong, independent panels of world scientists, counsellors and monitors, is part of a sweeping set of recommendations and conclusions released by UN Secretary-General's Advisor ... read more
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Warming ocean worsened Australia's fatal 2011 floods
As world leaders gather in Paris at the end of the month for the COP 21 climate summit, new research from scientists reveals the destructive impact the warming global ocean can have on society. ... more

Trade may not help a warming planet fight its farming failures
Warming temperatures will take a heavy toll on agricultural productivity, according to climate scientists. How will society adjust? One possibility might be increased trade: If one country suffers a ... more

2015 and 1997 El Ninos: Deja vu, or Something New
If you live anywhere El Nino has important impacts, you've heard forecasters say this year's event looks just like the monster El Nino of 1997-98. NASA satellite images of the Pacific Ocean in Novem ... more


How crop prices and climate variables affect yield and acreage
When corn prices increase farmers reap higher yields by making changes. According to a recent University of Illinois study, about one-third of the yield increase derives from more intensive manageme ... more


'Resurrection plants' offer hope as climate turns hostile
As the race to adapt to climate change quickens, a South African scientist is leading global research into developing crops that mimic the extraordinary survival skills of "resurrection plants". ... more

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Small landscape changes can mean big freshwater gains
A typical bird's-eye view of the Midwest offers a patchwork landscape covered mostly by agriculture but mottled with forest, wetland, grassland, buildings and pavement. This pattern influences the q ... more

South American origins and spread of the Irish potato famine pathogen
Using some ancient DNA detective work, a new study led by University of California Berkeley postdoctoral researcher Mike D. Martin and University of Copenhagen professor Tom Gilbert has linked the c ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Powering the next billion devices with Wi-Fi

Greater potential for transport in climate mitigation

Energy from a fossil fuel without carbon dioxide

Projection mapping sticks visual information on moving, rotating objects

Strange quantum phenomenon achieved at room temperature in semiconductor wafers

ORNL microscopy captures real-time view of evolving fuel cell catalysts

Ecological extinction explains how turbulence dies


Researchers discover sediment size matters in high-elevation erosion rates
When it comes to sediment in the High Sierra, size does matter, according to two University of Wyoming researchers. For the past four summers, Cliff Riebe, a UW associate professor in the Department ... more

Shocking new way to get the salt out
As the availability of clean, potable water becomes an increasingly urgent issue in many parts of the world, researchers are searching for new ways to treat salty, brackish or contaminated water to ... more

Study is first to map Earth's hidden groundwater
Groundwater: it's one of the planet's most exploited, most precious natural resources. It ranges in age from months to millions of years old. Around the world, there's increasing demand to know how ... more
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Study finds High Plains Aquifer peak use by state, overall usage decline
A new Kansas State University study finds that the over-tapping of the High Plains Aquifer's groundwater beyond the aquifer's recharge rate peaked in 2006. Its use is projected to decrease by roughl ... more

High yield crops a step closer in light of photosynthesis discovery
Crops with improved yields could more easily become a reality, thanks to a development by scientists. Researchers studying a biological process that enables tiny green algae to grow efficiently have ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Poland wants NATO-Russia deal scrapped: minister

Under junta rule, Thailand pivots towards China

Reality check for Putin after Turkey shoots down plane

Chinese, Lao leaders mark successful launch of communication satellite

US Engine Dilemma: No Space Without Moscow

Japan rocket launches its first commercial satellite

China's scientific satellites to enter uncharted territory


FDA okays GM salmon for sale in the United States
On Thursday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a bid to sell genetically modified salmon in the United States. The company AquaBounty has sought FDA approval for their salmon products for the last 20 years. ... more

Going native - for the soil
Prairie gardens offer Midwestern suburban dwellers an alternative option to the traditional grass lawn. Their combination of native grasses, like tall and wispy bluestem and sideoats, and forbs, suc ... more

Global energy demand has adverse effects on freshwater of less developed nations
Global energy demand from developed nations has an adverse impact on freshwater resources in less developed nations according to a new study. While current energy policy focuses on preventing greenh ... more

Brazil cut C02 emissions through less deforestation: NGO
Brazil cut carbon emissions slightly last year, thanks mainly to a drop in deforestation which offset rises from the farming, energy and industrial sectors, said a report released Thursday. ... more

A 'blood rain' infiltrates villages of Spain
The rainwater that fell in some of the villages of Zamora (Spain) last autumn brought along a strange traveller: a green microalgae that turns a reddish colour when in a state of stress. Once this m ... more

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Honduran army goes to war against invading bugs
For Honduran soldiers fanning out in the pine forest, their chainsaws roaring, the enemy is like no other: numbering in the thousands, invading a sizeable chunk of their country and causing incalculable environmental damage. ... more

Australia blocks sale of huge cattle estate to foreigners
Australia on Thursday blocked the sale of one of the world's largest cattle estates to foreign entities, ruling it was not in the national interest with part of the holdings in a weapons testing area. ... more
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Neptune-size exoplanet around a red dwarf star

Moscow extends Russian Cosmodrome program for one year

Volcanic rocks hold clues to Earth's interior

'Shrinking bull's-eye' data algorithm crunches days into hours

Scientists get first glimpse of black hole eating star, ejecting high-speed flare


NASA adds up rainfall from 2 historic Yemen tropical cyclones


Early farmers exploited beehive products at least 8,500 years ago


Nanopores could take the salt out of seawater


No more brown apples


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Cattle dying in South Africa as drought deepens


Wheat disease-resistance gene identified, potential to save billions


'Regional disaster' warning as S.Africa suffers drought


El Nino worst in over 15 years, severe impact likely: UN


Managed bees spread and intensify diseases in wild bees

Mongolian herders reined in by government

Breeding higher yielding crops by increasing sugar import into seeds

Protecting plants from stealthy diseases

EU downplays cancer risk from weedkiller in win for Monsanto

East Africa hunger to worsen as El Nino strikes: UN

Shipping fears as Rhine falls to lowest level in 40 years

China's Singles Day sparks baby formula shortage in Australia

Kenya army involved in sugar smuggling racket: report

Wildfires may double erosion across western US watersheds by 2050

Ground-level ozone reduces maize and soybean yields

Stanford researchers develop new way to measure crop yields from space

Pineapple genome offers insight into photosynthesis in drought-tolerant plants

Vibrating bees tell the state of the hive

New test for ancient DNA authenticity throws doubt on Stone Age wheat trade

Cracking the problem of river growth

Cow-calf grazing practices could mitigate greenhouse gas emissions

Johannesburg limits water use as drought worsens

Climate change is good news for English wine

Researchers uncover the history of rice cultivation

The global connections between El Nino events and drought

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