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May 16, 2016
Wildfires to increase in Alaska with future climate change
Missoula MT (SPX) May 16, 2016
Climate change is melting glaciers, reducing sea-ice cover and increasing wildlife activity - with some of the most dramatic impacts occurring in the northern high latitudes. New research by University of Montana affiliate scientist Adam Young and UM fire ecology Associate Professor Philip Higuera projects an increased probability of fires occurring in Alaskan boreal forest and tundra under a warmer, drier climate. Their work recently was published in the journal Ecography. Young, also a doc ... read more
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Acidification and low oxygen put fish in double jeopardy
Severe oxygen drops in the water can leave trails of fish kills in their wakes, but scientists thought adult fish would be more resilient to the second major threat in coastal waters: acidification. ... more

World's smallest porpoise nearer extinction in Mexico
Environmentalists warned Friday that Mexico's vaquita marina, the world's smallest porpoise, was close to extinction as the government reported that only 60 were now left. ... more

Birth of rare Sumatran rhino hailed as major boost
The rare birth of a Sumatran rhino in Indonesia has been hailed a victory for the critically endangered species, which has been almost wiped out in the wild by poaching and habitat destruction. ... more
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Five years on, Spain's Indignados have shaken up politics
Five years ago, a small group of angry activists launched Spain's anti-austerity Indignados movement, likely never imagining it would grow so big, spreading beyond the country and shaking the very core of politics. ... more


Shrinking shorebird pays the bill for rapid Arctic warming while wintering in the tropics
Red knots migrate between their breeding grounds in the Arctic and their wintering grounds in West Africa. Chicks currently born under rapidly warming conditions attain smaller sizes before migratio ... more

Space Tech Expo - Design - Build - Test - Pasadena CA - May 24-26, 2016

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Brazil's new rulers: rich, white, conservative, and in legal trouble
The two dozen ministers in Brazil's new government have a lot in common: they're white, male, conservative, often wealthy and in numerous cases face legal problems. ... more

Residents near Madrid return home as toxic tyre blaze under control
Spanish authorities allowed residents near a giant tyre dump blaze to return home Saturday, saying that toxic fumes billowing from the rubber heap posed less of a risk although the fire has yet to be extinguished. ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Silver could be the key to gold-standard flexible gadgets

Innovative traffic interchanges help drivers avoid crashes, save lives

Paper gets 'smart' with drawn-on, stenciled sensor tags

SeaPlanner is Awarded Contract for Rampion Offshore Wind Farm

Ingestible robot operates in simulated stomach

AREVA awarded decontamination contract for Grafenrheinfeld Power Plant

A quasiparticle collider


Nation's beekeepers lost 44 percent of bees in 2015-16
Beekeepers across the United States lost 44 percent of their honey bee colonies during the year spanning April 2015 to April 2016, according to the latest preliminary results of an annual nationwide ... more

Northern Galapagos Islands home to world's largest shark biomass
In a study published in the journal PeerJ, scientists from the Charles Darwin Research Station (CDRS) and the National Geographic Society revealed that the northern Galapagos islands of Darwin and W ... more

Why do tomatoes smell 'grassy'
A Japanese research group has identified the enzymes that change the grassy odor of plants into a sweeter "green" fragrance. This discovery can potentially be used to grow sweet tomatoes with less o ... more
Human 2 Mars Conference May 17-19 2016 - Washington DC
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Transition from Operations to Decommissioning by Preparing a Safe, Cost-Effective Shut Down and Waste Management Strategy The World's Largest Commercial Drone Conference and Expo - Sept 7-9 - Las Vegas
Directed Energy And Next Generation Munitions - 20-22 June - Washington DC

DR Congo denies getting pistols from North Korea
The Congolese government on Saturday denounced as an "outright lie" claims in a UN confidential report its soldiers and police have been equipped with pistols from North Korea in violation of international sanctions. ... more

Former Chinese presidential top aide charged with bribery
An ex-aide of former Chinese president Hu Jintao has been charged with accepting bribes and illegally obtaining state secrets, prosecutors said on Friday, suggesting he will face jail after a trial. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
A year of mystery swirls around latest X-37B mission

IGC Team Will Continue on the Same Path

Iran says it has equipped tanks with anti-TOW jamming system

Philippines' Duterte wants friendly ties with China

US ready to loosen Libya arms embargo

US says bid to retake Iraq's Mosul from IS making progress

US, Russia step up war of words over missile shield


Canada PM honors firefighters who battled Fort McMurray blaze
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau paid tribute Friday to crews who fought to save fire-ravaged Fort McMurray, amid criticism for not showing up in the city sooner. ... more

Verdicts loom for Hong Kong student leader Wong
Hong Kong student leader Joshua Wong was in court Friday for the last day of a trial over pro-democracy protests, as he faces two imminent verdicts and a possible prison sentence. ... more

Lightning kills 59 people in three days in Bangladesh: official
Lightning strikes have killed an unprecedented 59 people in Bangladesh in three days as tropical thunderstorms hit the country before the annual monsoon, an official said Sunday. ... more

Brass tacks time for UN climate forum
Frontline climate diplomats will seek to translate good intentions into concrete action in Bonn Monday when they gather for the first time since hammering through a historic deal in December. ... more

Water crisis hits Sierra Leone capital
Sierra Leone's capital is in the grip of a fortnight-long drought that has forced residents to spend hours searching for water, often risking their lives by drinking contaminated supplies. ... more

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A dance to the music of Mao: China's Cultural Revolution art
When the critical eye of Mao Zedong's wife fell upon a non-conforming artist during China's Cultural Revolution the assessment could be devastating. ... more

China's Cultural Revolution, now highly collectible
At the "East is Red" shop in Shanghai, every nook and cranny is packed with memorabilia of China's Cultural Revolution, from small badges of Chairman Mao Zedong to gigantic posters of his iconic image. ... more
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Amateurs prepare big-picture perspective to support Juno

Opportunity microscopic imaging camera back to normal operations

Small blue galaxy could shed new light on Big Bang, IU astronomers say

Russia's Glonass system to get 8 more satellites by end of 2017

Exoplanets' Orbits Point to Planetary Migration

MMS Puts Magnetic Reconnection Under the Microscope


UCI sleuths search the seas for soot


Antarctic whales and the krill they eat


Biofeedback system designed to control photosynthetic lighting


Study offers clues to better rainfall predictions


Saharan dust makes big impact on Caribbean waters


Scientists track Greenland's ice melt with seismic waves


Study finds declining sulfur levels


Study: Cooperation, not struggle for survival, drives speciation, evolution


Spotlight on our living planet


Earth's magnetic heartbeat

Rare Sumatran rhino born in Indonesia

Nepal's quake recovery costs up by a quarter

Storms kill at least 33 in Bangladesh

Five questions about China's Cultural Revolution

32 million face hunger in drought-hit southern Africa: UN

Drought forces Coca-Cola to halt canned drinks in Namibia

80 percent of world's city dwellers breathing bad air: UN

Understanding tiny droplets can make for better weather forecasts

Earth's upper mantle moving up and down 'like a yo-yo'

Canada wildfires in 'bullseye' of warming planet trends

Artist Ai Weiwei says Gaza key part of refugee crisis

Daily up and down of the plankton animals in the sea

Rapid marsh bank sediment build up does not equate land loss resilience

Saharan dust affects marine bacteria, potential pathogen Vibrio

US must step-up forest pest prevention

Agricultural ammonia emissions disrupt earth's delicate nitrogen balance

Leftover warm water in Pacific Ocean fueled massive El Nino

Most streamflow in the upper Colorado River basin originates as groundwater

How algae could save plants from themselves

Silver could be the key to gold-standard flexible gadgets

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