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April 24, 2014
DISASTER MANAGEMENT
Cancellations on Everest amid talks to save climbing season
Kathmandu (AFP) April 23, 2014
Nepal's government strove Wednesday to save the Everest climbing season from an unprecedented walkout by sherpa guides as another major mountaineering company abandoned its expedition following a deadly avalanche last week. New Zealand-based Adventure Consultants lost three people in Friday's avalanche, which struck a party of sherpas preparing routes for commercial climbers up the world's highest peak and killed 16. The company said in a statement that "after much discussion and consideration ... read more
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DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Australia says cost not a concern in MH370 search
Australia said Wednesday cost was not a concern in the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, after the mini-submarine plumbing the depths of the Indian Ocean for wreckage ended its ninth mission empty-handed. ... more
FLORA AND FAUNA

Chimpanzees prefer firm, stable beds
Chimpanzees may select a certain type of wood, Ugandan Ironwood, over other options for its firm, stable, and resilient properties to make their bed, according to a study published April 16, 2014 in ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Everest guides abandon climbing season after deadly avalanche
Nepalese guides on Mount Everest said Tuesday they would abandon this year's climbing season to honour 16 colleagues killed in an avalanche last week, throwing hundreds of mountaineers' plans into chaos. ... more
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SOLAR DAILY

US urged to drop India WTO case on solar
Environmentalists Wednesday urged the United States to drop plans to haul India to the WTO to open its solar market, saying the action would hurt the fight against climate change. ... more


INTERNET SPACE

WhatsApp hits half billion users; Facebook profits soar; Apple plan stock split
WhatsApp now has 500 million regular, active users around the world, the free mobile messaging service being acquired by Facebook said. ... more
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ENERGY TECH

Madagascar fights to prevent oil spill from stricken tanker
Madagascar has launched an emergency operation to prevent a stricken tanker from unleashing 10,000 cubic metres of crude oil into the postcard-perfect Emerald Sea off the country's north coast. ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Nepal calls off search for missing guides on Everest: official
Nepal Sunday called off the search for local guides still missing after the deadliest accident on Mount Everest killed 13 colleagues, as climbers recalled the terrifying moments when the avalanche hit. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Pentagon scientists show off life-size robot

The battle of the Mr. Cools

China and rivals sign pact to ease maritime tensions

Dispute islands 'within scope' of US-Japan alliance: Obama

Kiev announces town 'liberated' but residents dumbfounded

Hong Kong, Philippines end emotional hostage row

Patria vehicles getting Saab communications electronics

DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Cyclone curtails aerial search for MH370
The aerial search for missing Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 was suspended Tuesday due to a tropical cyclone, but not before several aircraft had departed on the mission, Australian officials said. ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Guides, climbers cancel Everest expeditions after tragedy
Distraught Nepalese guides and climbers cancelled expeditions on Mount Everest Monday after at least 13 colleagues died in an avalanche, as anger mounted at poor payments for sherpas who take huge risks on the world's highest peak. ... more
AEROSPACE

Malaysia Airlines jet in emergency landing after tyre bursts
A Malaysia Airlines plane with 166 people aboard was forced to make an emergency landing in Kuala Lumpur early Monday in another blow to the flag-carrier's safety image after the loss of flight MH370. ... more
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DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Everest avalanche death toll reaches 13
Rescuers on Mount Everest found the body of a 13th Nepalese guide on Saturday as authorities ruled out hope of finding any more survivors from the deadliest accident ever on the world's highest peak. ... more
INTERNET SPACE

Ex-Apple chief plans mobile phone for India
Former Apple chief executive John Sculley, whose marketing skills helped bring the personal computer to desktops worldwide, says he plans to launch a mobile phone in India to exploit its still largely untapped smartphone market. ... more
24/7 News Coverage
60% of China underground water polluted: report

Brain size matters when it comes to animal self-control

What gave us the advantage over extinct types of humans

Cyber buddy is better than 'no buddy'

Wildlife response to climate change is likely underestimated

How Australia got the hump with 1 million feral camels

Too many chefs: Smaller groups exhibit more accurate decision-making

DISASTER MANAGEMENT

12 Nepalese guides killed in worst-ever Everest accident
At least 12 Nepalese guides preparing routes up Mount Everest for commercial climbers were killed Friday by an avalanche in the most deadly mountaineering accident ever on the world's highest peak, officials and rescuers say. ... more
DEMOCRACY

IT czar Nilekani issues warning as India votes
IT billionaire turned political hopeful Nandan Nilekani said Thursday the "idea of India" was at stake as millions of voters headed to the ballot box in the latest phase of the mammoth elections. ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT

MH370 search to be most costly ever at $100 mln: analysts
The search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 is set to be the most expensive in aviation history, analysts say, as efforts to find the aircraft deep under the Indian Ocean show no signs of slowing. ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT
State Department okays helicopter deal for Mexico

Boeing labor dispute settled by arbitration

Sikorsky, Army demonstrate optionally piloted Black Hawk


DISASTER MANAGEMENT
Fifty years of Mustang cool: is China along for the ride?

Relieving electric vehicle range anxiety with improved batteries

China's love of luxury cars undimmed by domestic troubles


DISASTER MANAGEMENT
Huge boost in energy 'peak load' financial incentives in Summer 2014 for NYC's largest energy users

Ubiquitous Energy Secures Series A Financing

Expanding energy access key to solving global challenges


DISASTER MANAGEMENT
Madagascar fights to prevent oil spill from stricken tanker

Geothermal Showcase to offer investor a global perpective on opportunities

Iran putting final touches on new energy contracts

NUKEWARS

India's opposition rules out major change to nuke policy
The head of India's opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), tipped to win ongoing national elections, has ruled out any change in the country's "no-first-use" nuclear weapons policy. ... more
WAR REPORT

Sri Lanka troops kill emerging Tiger leaders: official
Sri Lanka's military on Friday shot dead three men they believed were trying to revive the separatist Tamil Tiger movement five years after its defeat, a spokesman said. ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Mini-sub to dive again after aborting first MH370 search
A mini-sub hunting missing Flight MH370 was set to sweep the Indian Ocean seabed again Tuesday after cutting short its first mission, as Malaysia vowed to reveal any 'black box' data found. ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Mini-sub dives again after aborting first MH370 search
A mini-sub hunting for Malaysian jet MH370 was Tuesday set for a second sweep of the remote Indian Ocean seabed, after aborting its first search when it encountered water deeper than its operating limits. ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Fifty years of Mustang cool: is China along for the ride?

US urged to drop India WTO case on solar

Boeing lifts profit outlook as jetliner demand booms

Superconducting Qubit Array Points the Way to Quantum Computers

Physicist demonstrates dictionary definition was dodgy

Progress made in developing nanoscale electronics

Piezotronics and piezo-phototronics leading to unprecedented active electronics and optoelectronics

TRADE WARS

Chinese gold demand may rise 20% by 2017: industry body

TECTONICS

SU geologists prove early Tibetan Plateau was larger than previously thought

WATER WORLD

Mini-sub deploys to scour ocean depths in MH370 hunt

WATER WORLD

Coral reefs of the Mozambique Channel a leading candidate for saving marine diversity

WAR REPORT

British Gurkha war hero fights one last campaign

INTERN DAILY

China and India face huge cancer burden: experts

ENERGY NEWS

IMF, World Bank push for price on carbon

MARSDAILY

India's mission to Mars crosses half-way mark

AEROSPACE

Elusive 'pings' keep MH370 search in limbo

POLITICAL ECONOMY

China's GDP growth to slow to 7.5% this year, 7.3% next: IMF

ISRO examining business model for industries in satellite, rocket production

Indian navigation satellite soars into orbit, step closer to own GPS-like system

PSLV-C24 Launches India's Second Dedicated Navigation Satellite IRNSS-1B

India developing satellites to study stars

India to have own satellite navigation system by 2015

MH370 searchers detect promising acoustic lead

Australia probes 'encouraging' signals in MH370 hunt

Malaysia PM 'will not rest' until MH370 answers found

Sub joins MH370 hunt as Malaysia police probe draws blank

Ukraine delivers upgraded military transports to India

Sub joins MH370 hunt ahead of Malaysian PM visit to Perth

Nepal accused of succumbing to China pressure on Tibetans

Sri Lanka seeks divine help to avoid power cuts

No clues in MH370 cockpit transcript as search wears on

Kohler and CalTech Solar-Powered Toilet Heads to India Toilet Fair

Thai satellite spots 300 objects in jet search

Pandas and yak soup on Michelle Obama's China menu

Storms ground MH370 air search after new debris sighting

China demands Malaysia hand over MH370 satellite data

Gurkha war hero tells British MPs of 'third-class' treatment

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