Kill switches for engineered microbes gone rogue  [LINK]
Boston MA (SPX) Nov 20, 2017 Synthetic biologists are fitting the genomes of microorganisms with synthetic gene circuits to break down polluting plastics, non-invasively diagnose and treat infection... [Read More]
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Shape of Lake Ontario generates white-out blizzards, study shows  [LINK]
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 17, 2017 A 6-foot-wide snow blower mounted on a tractor makes a lot of sense when you live on the Tug Hill Plateau. Tug Hill, in upstate New York, is one of the snowiest plac... [Read More]
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Large mammals do use road crossing structures  [LINK]
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 20, 2017 Large mammals crossing US Highway 93 are more likely to use wildlife crossing structures than move past a random location in the surrounding habitat, new research sh... [Read More]
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Greek flooding toll reaches 19, as more bodies found  [LINK]
Athens (AFP) Nov 18, 2017 Greek police and emergency workers rescued three bodies in flood-hit areas west of Athens on Saturday, bringing the death toll since Wednesday to 19. "The bodies of three... [Read More]
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Hundreds of Haitians protest government corruption  [LINK]
Port-Au-Prince (AFP) Nov 19, 2017 Hundreds of Haitian opposition activists took to the streets of Port-au-Prince on Saturday to protest the army's remobilization and government corruption. While t... [Read More]
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Head of Puerto Rico power authority resigns  [LINK]
San Juan (AFP) Nov 18, 2017 The head of Puerto Rico's power authority has resigned amid a scandal over efforts to restore electricity to the hurricane-hit island, its governor announced Friday. Go... [Read More]
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China to help resolve Rohingya crisis: Bangladesh  [LINK]
Dhaka (AFP) Nov 18, 2017 China has offered to help defuse the Rohingya crisis, Bangladesh said Saturday, following meetings with Beijing's top diplomat that Dhaka hopes will apply pressure on Myanma... [Read More]
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Keeping it real: UN climate talks struggle to stay relevant  [LINK]
Bonn (AFP) Nov 18, 2017 There was a telling moment at the 23rd edition of UN climate talks that underscored both the life-and-death stakes in the fight against global warming, and how hard it is for ... [Read More]
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UN climate envoys agree on way forward, despite Trump  [LINK]
Bonn (AFP) Nov 18, 2017 Negotiations to bolster the climate-saving Paris Agreement, crafted over two decades, closed in Bonn Saturday, deflated but not derailed by Donald Trump's rejection of the tre... [Read More]
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Trump reverses elephant trophy decision, keeps ban  [LINK]
Washington (AFP) Nov 20, 2017 President Donald Trump said Friday he will uphold a ban on importing trophies of elephants hunted and killed in Zimbabwe, pending further review, reversing his own admi... [Read More]
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Keeping it real: UN climate talks struggle to stay relevant  [LINK]
There was a telling moment at the 23rd edition of UN climate talks that underscored both the life-and-death stakes in the fight against global warming, and how hard it is for this belaboured forum to ... [Read More]
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UTSA researchers receive grant to help prevent contaminations in Edwards Aquifer  [LINK]
(University of Texas at San Antonio) Vikram Kapoor, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, and Drew Johnson, professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of ... [Read More]
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20 years of changing seasons on Earth packed into two and half minutes  [LINK]
NASA captured 20 years of changing seasons in a striking new global map of the home planet. [Read More]
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Heavy nitrogen molecules reveal planetary-scale tug-of-war  [LINK]
Nature whispers its stories in a faint molecular language, and Rice University scientist Laurence Yeung and colleagues can finally tell one of those stories this week, thanks to a one-of-a-kind instru... [Read More]
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Infrared NASA imagery shows development of Tropical Depression 31W  [LINK]
NASA's Aqua satellite provided infrared imagery of the latest tropical cyclone in the South China Sea. [Read More]
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What is the Paris Agreement?  [LINK]
On December 12, 2015, 195 countries gathered in the French capital to conclude the first truly universal climate treaty, the Paris Agreement, aimed at preventing worst-case-scenario global warming. [Read More]
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Science update on climate change: from bad to worse  [LINK]
Scientists monitoring the Earth's climate and environment have delivered a cascade of grim news this year, adding a sense of urgency to UN talks on how best to draw down the greenhouse gases that driv... [Read More]
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Six missing after deadly Greek floods as stricken towns face shortages  [LINK]
Six people were still missing in Greece Friday after a flash flood killed 16 others near the capital, with local communities facing food and medicine shortages and the full scope of the damage still u... [Read More]
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Climate talks wrap up with progress on Paris rulebook  [LINK]
Global talks on curbing climate change wrapped up Friday, with delegates and observers claiming progress on several key details of the 2015 Paris accord. [Read More]
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Image: Salar de Atacama from orbit  [LINK]
From the Salar de Atacama salt flat in the east to the Cordillera Domeyko mountains in the west, Sentinel-2 takes us over part of the Atacama Desert in northern Chile. [Read More]
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Plant respiration could become a bigger feedback on climate than expected  [LINK]
New research, led by the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, suggests that plant respiration is a larger source of carbon emissions than previously thought, and warns that as the world warms, this may... [Read More]
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Delhi half-marathon to go ahead despite smog, court rules  [LINK]
New Delhi (AFP) Nov 17, 2017 The Delhi half marathon is to go ahead on Sunday despite dire health warnings from doctors after a court in the heavily polluted city refused to order a delay. The Ind... [Read More]
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Pakistan indifferent as smog kills more people than militancy  [LINK]
Islamabad (AFP) Nov 16, 2017 The toxic smog that has covered parts of Pakistan for weeks has exposed official torpor over rampant pollution that has killed thousands more people than have died in ye... [Read More]
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Chimp study reveals how brain's structure shaped our evolution  [LINK]
Edinburgh UK (SPX) Nov 17, 2017 The pattern of asymmetry in human brains could be a unique feature of our species and may hold the key to explaining how we first developed language ability, experts ... [Read More]
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