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October 30, 2014
Uzbekistan calls for help over disappearing Aral Sea
Urgench, Uzbekistan (AFP) Oct 29, 2014
Uzbekistan on Wednesday called for more international help over the shrinking of the Aral Sea, after recent images showed part of the lake had dried up completely. In an environmental catastrophe that haunts Central Asia, the Aral Sea on the border of Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan has been ravaged due to Soviet irrigation projects dating back to the 1960s. Last month NASA said satellite imagery showed that the southern basin of the lake, once the world's fourth-largest inland body of water, had com ... read more
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World losing 2,000 hectares of farm soil daily to salt damage
Every day for more than 20 years, an average of 2,000 hectares of irrigated land in arid and semi-arid areas across 75 countries have been degraded by salt, according to a study by UN University's C ... more

Salt-loving plants key to sustainable food production
Farmland is vanishing in part because the salinity in the soil is rising as a result of climate change and other man-made phenomena. In an Opinion piece publishing in the Cell Press journal Trends i ... more

Desert Streams: Deceptively Simple
Volatile rainstorms drive complex landscape changes in deserts, particularly in dryland channels, which are shaped by flash flooding. Paradoxically, such desert streams have surprisingly simple topo ... more


No-till agriculture may not bring hoped-for boost in global crop yields
No-till farming, a key conservation agriculture strategy that avoids conventional plowing and otherwise disturbing the soil, may not bring a hoped-for boost in crop yields in much of the world, acco ... more


New Insights on Carbonic Acid in Water
Though it garners few public hDrones help show how environmental changes affect the spread of infectious diseasess, carbonic acid, the hydrated form of carbon dioxide, is critical to both the health ... more
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Europeans lactose intolerant for 5,000 years after agriculture began
By analysing DNA extracted from the petrous bones of skulls of ancient Europeans, scientists have identified that these peoples remained intolerant to lactose (natural sugar in the milk of mammals) ... more

Businesses struggle on drought-hit Californian lake
It is a vast bowl of sand and rocks. It could be a lunar landscape, were it not surrounded by pine trees and dotted with shipwreck-like jetties and beached boats. ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Using radio waves to control the density in a fusion plasma

Climate: EU set for 24% emissions cut by 2020

Postcards from the plasma edge

Physicists Closer to Understanding Balance of Matter, Antimatter

Calming the plasma edge: The tail that wags the dog

Can the wave function of an electron be divided and trapped?

E-waste inferno burning brighter in China's recycling capital


Chewing too much hassle? Japan's got just the thing
Are you worried that you're just not chewing enough to keep your mind and body in tip-top condition? Then never fear: Japan has invented something to help you count your bites. ... more

Plant communities produce greater yield than monocultures
Although monocultures can be cultivated efficiently, they are anything but sustainable: environmental damage to soil and water caused by monoculture cultivation is becoming increasingly evident. ... more

Building a bridge from basic botany to applied agriculture
One of the planet's leading questions is how to produce enough food to feed the world in an increasingly variable climate. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations predicts that f ... more
Startup in the Land of the Rising Sun; A Japanese Solar Venture - by Bradley L. Bartz


Lake Erie increasingly susceptible to large cyanobacteria blooms
Lake Erie has become increasingly susceptible to large blooms of toxin-producing cyanobacteria since 2002, potentially complicating efforts to rein in the problem in the wake of this year's Toledo d ... more

Stomping out grape disease one vineyard at a time
Cracking the genetic code of a common disease affecting grape production could improve vineyard management and help protect the multibillion-dollar industry that includes raisins, juice, jam/jelly, ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
US agrees deal to buy 43 more F-35 fighters: Pentagon

India's Modi pledges to modernise Vietnam's defences

NATO chief wants strong defence as basis for ties with Russia

India plans to build 6 submarines

US eyes cyber 'deterrence' to stop hackers

Engineers Harvest and Print Parts for New Breed of Aircraft

AYW Companies' Flexible Waveguide And Components Ideal For Satelite Applications


Rivers flow differently over gravel beds
River beds, where flowing water meets silt, sand and gravel, are critical ecological zones. Yet how water flows in a river with a gravel bed is very different from the traditional model of a sandy r ... more

1934 drought was worst of the last millennium
The 1934 drought was by far the most intense and far-reaching drought of the last 1,000 years in North America, and was caused in part by an atmospheric phenomenon that may have also led to the curr ... more

Colombian farmers sue oil giant BP for environment damage
A case in which 100 Colombian farmers are suing British oil giant BP for environmental damage opened in the High Court in London on Wednesday. ... more

Drought-hit US town learns to live without water
In front of the local fire station, Pete Rodriguez stands next to his pick-up truck, filling about a dozen buckets from a vast tank. ... more

Scientist explains why freezing lakes sound like 'Star Wars' movies
Cory Williams, actor and YouTube personality, makes a living by filming videos of himself. Lately, those videos have involved exploring Alaska, and his most recent one included the discovery of the acoustic wonders of a freezing lake. ... more

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Are there enough fish to go around?
Scientists from the University of York have released a report highlighting the gap between declining wild fish supplies and healthy eating advice recommending more seafood. While the health benefits ... more

Mineralization of sand particles boosts microbial water filtration
Mineral coatings on sand particles actually encourage microbial activity in the rapid sand filters that are used to treat groundwater for drinking, according to a paper published ahead of print in A ... more
Space News from
Orbital rocket explodes after launch

Mars 2020 Will Continue Search for Habitability

China's Main Competitor in Space Exploration is India, Not Russia

US space budget still exceeds rest of world's combined

Spotlighting the sun

North Alabama Companies Play Big Part in Orion's First Flight

Vega launch of ESA spaceplane postponed


Money grows on trees with great walnuts of China


Drop in China, HK demand dries up Bordeaux wine sales


Centuries-old 'Chinese' fishing tradition fades on Indian shores


Brazil beef exports soar on Chinese, Russian demand


Rivers recover natural conditions quickly following dam removal


Price gap between more and less healthy foods grows


River flow by design


Automated imaging system looks underground to help improve crops


Malaysia's Sime Darby to acquire PNG palm oil leader


NMSU researchers address water sustainability for viable farming

New estimates for carbon emissions from cropland expansion in China

China food giant buys into Italian olive oil maker

Costa Rica promises to compensate sickened banana workers

Study: Genetics drive coffee habits

The Shebaa Farms, a tug-of-war Mideast conflict zone

Asian carp DNA detected in Lake Michigan tributary

Natural gene selection can produce orange corn rich in provitamin A for Africa, U.S.

Fall in monsoon rains driven by rise in air pollution

NYT says it's sorry for cartoon mocking India's Mars mission

Ivory Coast buoyed by record agricultural harvest

No sign of health or nutrition problems from GMO livestock feed

Modi wields broom in new 'Clean India' push

Terra satellite shows how much the Aral Sea has dried up

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