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June 16, 2017
WATER WORLD
Small scale, big improvements



Newark DE (SPX) Jun 16, 2017
Methods to improve water purification or build better batteries are problems that have challenged scientists for decades. Advances have inched forward, but rising demand moves the finish line further and further away. At the same time, the chemical reactions that make these improvements possible occur at scales invisible to the naked eye (the atomic scale) where liquids and solid surfaces meet, making the work even more difficult. Knowing how these chemical interactions occur at the solid-li ... read more

FARM NEWS
Fractal planting patterns yield optimal harvests, without central control
Santa Fe NM (SPX) Jun 16, 2017
Bali's famous rice terraces, when seen from above, look like colorful mosaics because some farmers plant synchronously, while others plant at different times. The resulting fractal patterns are rare ... more
FARM NEWS
One million sign petition for EU weedkiller ban
Strasbourg, France (AFP) June 15, 2017
More than one million people have signed a petition demanding the EU ban the Monsanto weedkiller glyphosate over fears it causes cancer, campaigners said Thursday. ... more
FARM NEWS
Carrefour pulls dog meat from shelves in China
Beijing (AFP) June 14, 2017
French retailer Carrefour has removed dog meat products from two supermarkets in China after an outcry from animal rights groups. ... more
WATER WORLD
Flint water scandal prompts manslaughter charge for health chief
Chicago (AFP) June 14, 2017
The chief of Michigan state's health department and four others were charged with involuntary manslaughter Wednesday over the Flint water contamination scandal, the most serious criminal offenses leveled so far. ... more
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WATER WORLD
NASA Data Suggest Future May Be Rainier Than Expected
Pasadena CA (JPL) Jun 15, 2017
A new study suggests that most global climate models may underestimate the amount of rain that will fall in Earth's tropical regions as our planet continues to warm. That's because these models unde ... more
WOOD PILE
Tropical peat forests risk turning from carbon "drains" to emitters
Washington (AFP) June 14, 2017
Peat bogs in tropical forests, long key outlets for greenhouse gases, could dry up due to farming and global warming, further accelerating climate change and putting more pressure on wetlands, a study out Monday found. ... more
FARM NEWS
Dairy dispute sours Belarus-Russia relations
Minsk (AFP) June 14, 2017
A spat between Russia and Belarus seems to have spilt over into the dairy sector, as Moscow has whipped up a conflict that is pushing its neighbour to export its products to China. ... more
FARM NEWS
Bee buzzes could help determine how to save their decreasing population
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
According to recent studies, declines in wild and managed bee populations threaten the pollination of flowers in more than 85 percent of flowering plants and 75 percent of agricultural crops worldwi ... more
WATER WORLD
New-generation material removes iodine from water
Hanover NH (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
Researchers at Dartmouth College have developed a new material that scrubs iodine from water for the first time. The breakthrough could hold the key to cleaning radioactive waste in nuclear reactors ... more
WATER WORLD
One Man's Shoes Help NASA Explain Water Clarity
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Jun 07, 2017
Wearing white sneakers, a cowboy hat and overalls, Bernie Fowler walks into Maryland's Patuxent River every June to see how deep he can go and still see the tops of his shoes. As a young man he coul ... more


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FARM NEWS
Scientists design laser to kill weeds
Washington (UPI) Jun 8, 2017
In a quest to become heroes to yard workers everywhere, a team of German researchers are developing a laser gun to kill weeds. ... more
FARM NEWS
Culls, poultry transport ban as S. Korea fights bird flu outbreak
Seoul (AFP) June 7, 2017
South Korea has imposed a temporary nationwide ban on poultry transportation as it struggles to contain an outbreak of the highly pathogenic H5N8 virus, which has led to the slaughter of some 190,000 birds. ... more
FARM NEWS
Study predicts where global warming is likely to spark food violence
Washington (UPI) Jun 8, 2017
Global warming is likely to trigger a higher frequency of extreme weather - longer, hotter droughts and more intense flooding. Regions of Africa and the Middle East are expected to become too hot and dry to sustain large human populations. ... more
FARM NEWS
Scientists discover plant 'brain' controlling seed development
Birmingham UK (SPX) Jun 07, 2017
A new study by scientists at the University of Birmingham has revealed a group of cells that function as a 'brain' for plant embryos, capable of assessing environmental conditions and dictating when ... more



Satellites forewarn of locust plagues
Paris (ESA) Jun 16, 2017
Satellites are helping to predict favourable conditions for desert locusts to swarm, which poses a threat to agricultural production and, subsequently, livelihoods and food security. Desert locusts are a type of grasshopper found primarily in the Sahara, across the Arabian Peninsula and into India. The insect is usually harmless, but when they swarm they can migrate across long distances a ... more
Washington (UPI) Jun 8, 2017
NASA satellites image, measure Florida's extreme rainfall
Paris (ESA) Jun 02, 2017
The heat is on for Sentinel-3B
Cambridge, Canada (SPX) May 31, 2017
exactEarth Launches Revolutionary Global Real-Time Maritime Tracking and Information Service
BDS Precise Service System covers over 300 Chinese cities
Beijing (XNA) Jun 14, 2017
The Precise Service System of the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) has been used in creating 317 smart cities in China, according to the Smart BDS Precise Application Summit opened on Monday. BDS Precise Service System can provide precise positioning services for household gas and heat, power grid, water supplies,drainage and smart transportation. Sun Jiadong, an academician ... more
Paris (ESA) Jun 09, 2017
Galileo grows: two more satellites join working constellation
Washington DC (SPX) May 30, 2017
GIS is a powerful tool that should be used with caution
Tokyo (AFP) June 1, 2017
Japan launches satellite in bid for super accurate GPS system
Tropical peat forests risk turning from carbon "drains" to emitters
Washington (AFP) June 14, 2017
Peat bogs in tropical forests, long key outlets for greenhouse gases, could dry up due to farming and global warming, further accelerating climate change and putting more pressure on wetlands, a study out Monday found. The vast swamplands, located largely in southeast Asia, have long helped store atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) and put a brake on global warming. The forested peat bogs ... more
Boston MA (SPX) Jun 16, 2017
Peatlands, already dwindling, could face further losses
Czerlonka, Pologne (AFP) June 8, 2017
Activists block logging in Poland's ancient forest
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 07, 2017
Decomposing leaves are surprising source of greenhouse gases
Scientists make plastic from sugar and carbon dioxide
Bath UK (SPX) Jun 16, 2017
Some biodegradable plastics could in the future be made using sugar and carbon dioxide, replacing unsustainable plastics made from crude oil, following research by scientists from the Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies (CSCT) at the University of Bath. Polycarbonates from sugars offer a more sustainable alternative to traditional polycarbonate from BPA, however the process uses a ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
Turning car plastics into foams with coconut oil
Washington (UPI) Jun 7, 2017
Scientists use new technique to recycle plant material into stock chemicals
Lausanne, Switzerland (SPX) Jun 07, 2017
Splitting carbon dioxide using low-cost catalyst materials
Photopower for microlabs
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Jun 16, 2017
Miniaturized devices such as microsensors often require an independent, equally miniaturized power supply. Searching for suitable systems, Japanese scientists have now developed a fully integrated microfluidic device that produces hydrogen fuel and converts it into electrical energy based on photocatalysis. As they report in the journal Angewandte Chemie, it works fully autonomously and delivers ... more
Beaverton OR (SPX) Jun 15, 2017
Urban Solar lands UL approval for entire product line
Melbourne, Australia (SPX) Jun 15, 2017
Solar paint offers endless energy from water vapor
Huddersfield UK (SPX) Jun 15, 2017
New technology will enable properties to share solar energy
It's a breeze: How to harness the power of the wind
Beijing, China (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
There might be a better way to use wind power, according to a recent paper in IEEE/CAA Journal of Automatica Sinica (JAS), a joint publication of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and the Chinese Association of Automation. Scientists from the University of Rhode Island, Florida Atlantic University, USA, and Wuhan University, China, teamed up to find a way to optim ... more
Washington (UPI) Jun 5, 2017
ADB: Asia-Pacific growth tied to renewables
Anaheim, CA (SPX) May 28, 2017
GE Energy Financial Services Surpasses $15 Billion in Renewable Energy Investments
Washington (UPI) May 25, 2017
U.S. states taking up wind energy mantle
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Coal waste fuel may reduce anthropogenic emissions
Tomsk, Russia (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
Scientists from Tomsk Polytechnic University are developing a technology for obtaining liquid fuel from coal wastes for thermal power stations (TPSs). This fuel is ten times more environmentally friendly that will make it possible to resolve two problems at once: to reduce the amount of anthropogenic emissions of TPSs and efficiently dispose wastes from coal processing and beneficiation. The res ... more
Berlin, Germany (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
Researchers compute their way toward cleaner coal plants
Sydney (AFP) June 11, 2017
Foreign bidding war for Rio's Australia coal mines
Sydney (AFP) June 6, 2017
India's Adani to start work on mine near Great Barrier Reef
Hong Kong freedoms being eroded: Patten
Hong Kong (AFP) June 15, 2017
Hong Kong's last British colonial governor Chris Patten said Thursday the city's autonomy was slipping away, with less than a month before the 20th anniversary of the city's handover. Patten was governor of Hong Kong when it was handed back to China by Britain in 1997 under a semi-autonomous deal protecting its freedoms for 50 years. But 20 years on, there are serious concerns Beijing ... more
Beijing (AFP) June 15, 2017
Billionaire shakes China's elite with online theatrics
Dazu, China (AFP) June 15, 2017
Backpacks, books and life jackets: Time for school in China
Taipei (AFP) June 12, 2017
Taiwan lawmakers launch support group for Hong Kong democracy
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Facebook gives bots ability to negotiate, compromise
Washington (AFP) June 14, 2017
Facebook's artificial intelligence researchers announced Wednesday they had broken new ground by giving automated programs or "bots" the ability to negotiate, and make compromises. The new technology pushes forward the ability to create bots "that can reason, converse and negotiate, all key steps in building a personalized digital assistant," said researchers Mike Lewis and Dhruv Batra in a ... more
Boston MA (SPX) Jun 16, 2017
Learning with light: New system allows optical 'deep learning'
San Francisco (AFP) June 7, 2017
Apple wants to rock the market with HomePod, faces challenges
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
Autonomous machines edge towards greater independence
'Green police' to battle Tunisia trash scourge
Tunis (AFP) June 13, 2017
Tunisia on Tuesday launched a special "green police" unit aimed at dealing with the proliferation of waste, a scourge that has worsened dramatically since the 2011 revolution. "May God help you - it's a very difficult mission," Prime Minister Youssef Chahed said at the launch of the unit, with their new uniforms and GPS-equipped pick-ups. The North African country's rubbish woes have wo ... more
New Brunswick NJ (SPX) Jun 16, 2017
Lab on a chip could monitor health, germs and pollutants
Beirut (AFP) June 13, 2017
Garbage dumped in sea off Lebanon sparks outrage
The Hague (AFP) June 8, 2017
Plastic in rivers major source of ocean pollution: study
Thousands evacuated in South Africa as storm fans fires
Cape Town (AFP) June 8, 2017
Up to ten thousand people were evacuated from their homes as fires continued to ravage South Africa's Western Cape region on Thursday, fanned by a ferocious winter storm. Knysna, a town of 77,000 people 500 kilometres (310 miles) east of Cape Town on South Africa's famed Garden Route, was worst hit as firefighters battled to quell 26 fires along the tourist trail. High winds from a stor ... more
Cape Town (AFP) June 8, 2017
Thousands evacuated in South Africa as storm fans fires
Moscow (AFP) May 25, 2017
Three die in raging Siberia wildfires in Russia
Fort Mcmurray, Canada (AFP) April 30, 2017
Fort McMurray recovery from 2016 forest fire plods along
Researchers find a surprise just beneath the surface in carbon dioxide experiment
Pasadena CA (SPX) Jun 16, 2017
In a classic tale of science taking twists and turns before coming to a conclusion, two teams of researchers - one a group of theorists and the other, experimentalists - have worked together to solve a chemical puzzle that may one day lead to cleaner air and renewable fuel. The scientists' ultimate goal is to convert harmful carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere into beneficial liquid fue ... more
Pasadena CA (JPL) Jun 15, 2017
NASA Data Suggest Future May Be Rainier Than Expected
Istanbul (AFP) June 14, 2017
'Plankton explosion' turns Istanbul's Bosphorus turquoise
New York NY (SPX) Jun 15, 2017
Seeing inside coral
Bangladesh steps up search for landslide victims
Chittagong, Bangladesh (AFP) June 15, 2017
Emergency workers in Bangladesh on Thursday stepped up the search for victims of the country's worst ever landslides, with mounting claims that the disaster was made worse by unchecked development. Rescuers found two more bodies, including that of a woman apparently washed away, taking the death toll from floods and landslides across southeast Bangladesh to 154. "We think she was washed ... more
Chittagong, Bangladesh (AFP) June 13, 2017
Heavy rain, landslides kill at least 134 in Bangladesh
Dhaka (AFP) June 13, 2017
Heavy rains kill at least 35 in Bangladesh
Irvine CA (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
Small climb in mean temperatures linked to far higher chance of deadly heat waves
IMF raises China growth forecast, urges faster reforms
Beijing (AFP) June 14, 2017
China must quicken the pace of reforms and do more to curb rising debt, the IMF said Wednesday as it raised its growth forecast for the world's number two economy. The International Monetary Fund expects China to expand by 6.7 percent this year, faster than its previous estimate of 6.6 percent due to expanding credit and investment. That would match last year's growth rate, which was ... more
Conakry (AFP) June 14, 2017
French miner signs Guinea bauxite deal with Franco-Asian consortium
Frankfurt Am Main (AFP) June 13, 2017
ECB swaps some dollar reserves for renminbi
Strasbourg, France (AFP) June 14, 2017
Britain can stay in EU but perks will end: Verhofstadt
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NASA's SDO sees partial eclipse in space
Greenbelt MD (SPX) May 30, 2017
On May 25, 2017, NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, or SDO, saw a partial solar eclipse in space when it caught the moon passing in front of the sun. The lunar transit lasted almost an hour, between 2:24 and 3:17 p.m. EDT, with the moon covering about 89 percent of the sun at the peak of its journey across the sun's face. The moon's crisp horizon can be seen from this view because the moon has n ... more
Miami (AFP) May 31, 2017
A real scorcher: NASA probe to fly into sun's atmosphere
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 01, 2017
NASA renames Solar mission to honor Eugene Parker
Huntsville AL (SPX) May 24, 2017
CLASP Sounding Rocket Mission Opens New Research Window in Solar Physics
Hong Kong launches ivory ban bill
Hong Kong (AFP) June 14, 2017
Hong Kong launched a landmark bill to ban its ivory trade Wednesday, describing it as an effort to "eradicate" the illegal poaching of elephants. The southern Chinese city is a major hub for ivory sales and announced last year that it would ban the import and export of the goods, but later clarified it would only completely abolish the trade by 2021. Critics say authorities are dragging ... more
Washington (UPI) Jun 15, 2017
Distantly related fish species still look and act similarly, study shows
Berlin (AFP) June 14, 2017
Germany to welcome two giant pandas
Bucharest (AFP) June 13, 2017
Romania to ban wild animals in circuses


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