Spain, Portugal struggle with extreme drought  [LINK]
Madrid (AFP) Nov 21, 2017 Spain and Portugal are grappling with a devastating drought which has left rivers nearly dry, sparked deadly wildfires and devastated crops - and experts warn that prolonged... [Read More]
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EU court threatens Poland with heavy fines over ancient forest logging  [LINK]
Luxembourg (AFP) Nov 20, 2017 The EU's top court on Monday warned Poland's rightwing government to "immediately" stop logging in one of Europe's last primeval forests or face fines of up to 100,000 ... [Read More]
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Portuguese cattle farmers desperately wait for rain  [LINK]
Alpalhao, Portugal (AFP) Nov 21, 2017 Antonio Granadeiro, a cattle farmer who has already lost 20 cows this year, surveys with sadness the fields of his ranch in Alentejo in central Portugal, which ... [Read More]
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Bali volcano spews smoke and ash, raising eruption fears  [LINK]
A rumbling volcano on Indonesia's holiday island of Bali spewed ash and towering clouds of smoke Tuesday, heightening fears it may erupt for the first time in more than 50 years. [Read More]
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Climate changes triggered immigration to America in the 19th century  [LINK]
From Trump to Heinz, some of America's most famous family names and brands trace their origins back to Germans who emigrated to the country in the 19th century. Researchers from the University of Frei... [Read More]
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Study suggests some population shifts during early and late Holocene were due to climate changes  [LINK]
(Phys.org)—A team of researchers from University College London and the University of Plymouth, both in the U.K., has found evidence that suggests at least some of the population shifts that hav... [Read More]
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How to save the rainforest—build a health centre  [LINK]
The roosters were still asleep when Sri Wayunisih woke her daughter, Puteri. They could not afford to sleep till dawn. Wayunisih had taken a day off from working on the oil palm estates and Puteri had... [Read More]
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Scientists dispute missing dryland forests  [LINK]
Scientists are disputing the possibility that a significant portion of the world's forests have been missed in an earlier accounting of ecological diversity. [Read More]
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Research becomes reality in study of fire impact on sonoma water resources  [LINK]
Scientists at the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) spent a decade developing world-class modeling and monitoring capabilities to pinpoint factors behind the ... [Read More]
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Carbon's economic damage costlier than thought based on current science  [LINK]
The data used to calculate the damage that an additional ton of carbon dioxide has on the global economy has long relied on outdated science. Recent updates modeled by the University of California, Da... [Read More]
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High-latitude volcanic eruptions have global impact  [LINK]
Volcanic eruptions emit sulfate aerosols via volcanic plumes, which may stay in the stratosphere for months to years, reflecting sunlight back into space, cooling the Earth's lower atmosphere or tropo... [Read More]
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EU's top diplomat 'encouraged' by Rohingya talks with Suu Kyi  [LINK]
Yangon (AFP) Nov 20, 2017 The EU's foreign policy chief on Monday hailed "extremely encouraging" talks with Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi on the Rohingya crisis, welcoming steps towards the repa... [Read More]
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Six dead, including two soldiers, in DRCongo attack  [LINK]
Goma, Dr Congo (AFP) Nov 20, 2017 Six people, including two soldiers, died Sunday in clashes between the army and militiamen in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the Congolese army said Monday. ... [Read More]
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Greece unveils flood relief measures as death toll hits 20  [LINK]
Athens (AFP) Nov 20, 2017 Greece's government on Monday announced relief measures for areas hit by flooding as the death toll rose to 20 with two more people missing. "All households (confirmed to... [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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Our Living Planet Shapes the Search for Life Beyond Earth  [LINK]
Pasadena CA (JPL) Nov 16, 2017 As a young scientist, Tony del Genio of NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York City met Clyde Tombaugh, the discoverer of Pluto. "I thought, 'Wow, ... [Read More]
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Ancient life form discovered in remote Tasmanian valley  [LINK]
Hobart, Australia (SPX) Nov 21, 2017 A team of Tasmanian researchers has uncovered rare, living stromatolites deep within the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. The researchers from the D... [Read More]
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Salt pond in Antarctica is fed from below  [LINK]
Seattle WA (SPX) Nov 21, 2017 At the base of the Transantarctic Mountains lies a geological oddity. Don Juan Pond is one of the saltiest bodies of water on the planet, filled with a dense, syrupy br... [Read More]
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Spain, Portugal struggle with extreme drought  [LINK]
Spain and Portugal are grappling with a devastating drought which has left rivers nearly dry, sparked deadly wildfires and devastated crops—and experts warn that prolonged dry spells will become... [Read More]
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A chicken-flavored electrolyte drink could help sniffer dogs stay hydrated  [LINK]
The first comparison of three common hydration methods for sniffer dogs shows that while all are effective, dogs drink more and are more hydrated when given a chicken-flavored electrolyte drink compar... [Read More]
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Study pinpoints arctic shorebird decline  [LINK]
A new study co-authored by WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) addresses concerns over the many Arctic shorebird populations in precipitous decline. Evident from the study is that monitoring and prote... [Read More]
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A chicken-flavored electrolyte drink could help sniffer dogs stay hydrated  [LINK]
(Frontiers) The first comparison of plain water, electrolyte injections and a chicken-flavored electrolyte drink as techniques for keeping sniffer dogs hydrated when working in hot weather finds that ... [Read More]
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Women prefer getting mammograms every year  [LINK]
Women prefer to get their mammograms every year, instead of every two years, according to a new study. [Read More]
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Male triathletes may be putting their heart health at risk  [LINK]
Competitive male triathletes face a higher risk of a potentially harmful heart condition called myocardial fibrosis, according to new research. The increased risk, which was not evident in female tria... [Read More]
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