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October 01, 2014
If trees could talk
Panama, Panama (SPX) Sep 30, 2014
Permafrost thaw drives forest loss in Canada, while drought has killed trees in Panama, southern India and Borneo. In the U.S., in Virginia, over-abundant deer eat trees before they reach maturity, while nitrogen pollution has changed soil chemistry in Canada and Panama. Continents apart, these changes have all been documented by the Smithsonian-led Center for Tropical Forest Science-Forest Global Earth Observatory, CTFS-ForestGEO, which released a new report revealing how forests are changing wor ... read more
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Microsoft to tap $2-trillion Indian cloud market
Microsoft announced plans Tuesday to offer its commercial cloud services from Indian data centres as it seeks to tap what it calls a $2-trillion market in the country where Internet use is growing rapidly. ... more

Six Nobel laureates boycott summit over Dalai Lama visa
Six Nobel peace laureates will boycott a global summit in South Africa next month after the government refused to grant the Dalai Lama a visa, a spokeswoman said Thursday. ... more

Sri Lanka seeks to trademark cinnamon spice success
Ten years after the Asian tsunami devastated Sarath Kumara's cinnamon plantation in Sri Lanka, forcing him to start over with nothing, the farmer faces a new threat from further afield. ... more
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Philippines 'breaks world tree-planting record'
Philippine officials said Saturday they had set a new world record for the most trees planted in an hour, with 3.2 million seedlings sown as part of a national forestation programme. ... more


India turns to nuclear as energy crisis deepens
India's new prime minister is turning to nuclear energy to ease a power crisis made worse by the cancellation of hundreds of coal mining permits, but he faces scepticism both at home and abroad. ... more
PV Operations & Maintenance USA 2014

Training Space Professionals Since 1970

Tempur-Pedic Mattress Comparison & Memory Foam Mattress Review

India's Mars Orbiter Cost Only 11 Percent of NASA's Maven Probe: Reports
India's Mangalyaan orbiter reached Mars' orbit Wednesday, becoming the first spacecraft from an Asian country to reach the red planet, but the country hit another record by making the cheapest space ... more

China Exclusive: Mars: China's next goal?
Mars receives two visitors from the Earth this week. NASA's new spacecraft MAVEN entered the orbit around Mars on Sept. 21 to hunt for the planet's lost water. and India's first Mars probe has reach ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
UAE asks U.S. for $900M rocket artillery deal

'Terror backers' can't defeat jihadists: Syria's Assad

Polish weekend warriors up in arms over Russian threat

Japan envoy invited to N. Korea over Cold War kidnappings: Abe

Body cameras join cops on the beat in US

Iran rejects Israel PM accusations on nuclear threat

Modi makes White House debut


India's spacecraft beams back first Mars photos
India's spacecraft has beamed back its first photos of Mars, showing its crater-marked surface, as the country glowed with pride Thursday after winning Asia's race to the Red Planet. The India ... more

India-China border stand-off resolved: minister
A military stand-off between Indian and Chinese troops that lasted nearly two weeks and overshadowed a key summit in New Delhi has ended, India's foreign minister said. ... more

New underwater discoveries in hunt for MH370
Remnants of volcanoes, towering ridges and deep trenches have been discovered on the seabed of the southern Indian Ocean by experts mapping the underwater terrain as part of the search for missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370. ... more
Startup in the Land of the Rising Sun; A Japanese Solar Venture - by Bradley L. Bartz


Modi election points to India economy 'turnaround': ADB
India's economy shows promise of a "turnaround" following Narendra Modi's election, while Asian markets will likely ride out the effects of further stimulus tapering by the United States, the Asian Development Bank said Thursday. ... more

Water research tackles growing grassland threat: trees
Two Kansas State University biologists are studying streams to prevent tallgrass prairies from turning into shrublands and forests. By looking at 25 years of data on the Konza Prairie Biologic ... more
24/7 News Coverage
Instant speciation, biodiversity, and the root of our existence

Nitrogen fingerprint in biomolecules could be from early sun

New mechanism reveals how molecules become trapped in ice

Shape up quickly - applies to fish too

Genetic Operating System Facilitated Evolution of Bilateral Animals

600-year-old canoe helps explain migration from East Polynesia to New Zealand

UN urges peaceful resolution to Hong Kong protests


Snail shells show high-rise plateau is much lower than it used to be
The Tibetan Plateau in south-central Asia, because of its size, elevation and impact on climate, is one of the world's greatest geological oddities. At about 960,000 square miles it covers sli ... more

India wins Asia's Mars race as spacecraft enters orbit
India won Asia's race to Mars on Wednesday when its unmanned Mangalyaan spacecraft successfully entered the Red Planet's orbit after a 10-month journey on a tiny budget. ... more

India Mars mission enters orbit
India's Mars Orbiter Mission on Wednesday successfully entered orbit around the Red Planet on in its first attempt, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced. ... more

Floods kill at least 55 in northeast India
At least 55 people have been killed and hundreds of thousands displaced in flash floods and mudslides in India's northeast after days of heavy rain, local authorities said Wednesday. ... more

White tiger kills youth at New Delhi zoo
A white tiger on Tuesday attacked and killed a youth who apparently jumped into its enclosure at a zoo in the Indian capital. ... more


One million Filipinos join booming Philippine outsourcing sector
The Philippines' booming outsourcing industry now employs a million people after growing almost tenfold in just over a decade, the industry association said Wednesday. ... more

Why India went to Mars
India went Mars because Japan and China had tried and failed and she wanted the glory to the first Asian country to succeed. The small cars sized Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) with its modest 15kg scie ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Fukushima operator, Sellafield to compare nuclear notes

Blades of grass inspire advance in organic solar cells

Bioenergy: Australia's forgotten renewable energy source (so far)

Solar-Powered Sun Flyer Trainer Makes Progress

How to make stronger, 'greener' cement

OPDE gain approval for new 10.8 MWp Solar Farm in UK

How to make a 'perfect' solar absorber


India successfully testfires its maiden Mars mission's liquid engine


Two Martian Probes Set to Orbit Red Planet


India to enter Mars orbit on September 24


Pakistani Kashmiris want India border opened for flood relief


Tibetan man self-immolates in China: reports


Kashmir's famed carpets ruined in $5 bn flood losses


Iran considers other use for Pakistani gas pipeline


India A New Contender in Asian Space Race or Technological Breakthrough


NASA Awards Cross-track Infrared Sounder For JPS System-2 Bird


India's spacecraft 'on target' to reach Mars

India says Modi raised China border incursions with Xi

De Beers warns diamonds aren't forever

Border stand-off overshadows China leader's India trip

China's Xi makes maiden India visit, seeking to reset ties

Floating bodies, shallow graves in flood-hit Kashmir

Dalai Lama calls inter-faith meeting in India to counter violence

China's Xi pledges closer defence ties with Sri Lanka

China's Xi visits India, sets tone for future relations

Hindu hardliners storm Indian university after Kashmir flood appeal

Asian monsoon much older than previously thought

China's Xi wins Maldives backing for 'maritime silk route'

China's Xi starts South Asia tour in "paradise"

Hundreds of thousands still stranded by killer Kashmir floods

Shikaras to the rescue on Kashmir's flooded paradise

Fresh rain hampers rescue bid in flood-ravaged Kashmir

Indian Ocean expedition pioneers citizen oceanography

Kashmir militants suspend jihad to help flood efforts

Bangladesh meet begins to save endangered tigers

14 Nobel Laureates urge Zuma to give Dalai Lama visa

China's Xi touts 'maritime silk road' on South Asia tour

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