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August 28, 2014
FLORA AND FAUNA
'Just right' plant growth may make river deltas resilient
Bloomington IN (SPX) Aug 28, 2014
Research by Indiana University geologists suggests that an intermediate amount of vegetation - not too little and not too much - is most effective at stabilizing freshwater river deltas. The study, "Optimum vegetation height and density for inorganic sedimentation in deltaic marshes," was published online Aug. 24 by Nature Geoscience. The findings may help guide restoration of river deltas, such as those near the mouth of the Mississippi River, which are under threat as sea levels rise. Au ... read more
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EPIDEMICS

Unusual discovery leads to fascinating tuberculosis theory
Grade school history lessons often have it that American Indians largely were wiped out by diseases such as whooping cough, chicken pox, influenza and tuberculosis brought to the New World by Europe ... more
ENERGY TECH

Indonesia passes law to tap volcano power
The Indonesian parliament on Tuesday passed a long-awaited law to bolster the geothermal energy industry and tap the power of the vast archipelago's scores of volcanoes. ... more
ENERGY NEWS

London carrying energy, climate message to New Delhi
British Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said energy and climate change would be near the top of his agenda during a three-day visit to India. ... more
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THE STANS

Two soldiers, 4 rebels killed in Indian Kashmir clashes: army
India's army clashed with suspected militants in Indian Kashmir near the disputed border with Pakistan, leaving two soldiers and four rebels dead, a military official said Sunday. ... more


SINO DAILY

Five Tibetans die after China police shooting: group
Five Tibetans have died in China after police opened fire on unarmed protesters, a rights group said on Wednesday, the latest report of unrest linked to ethnic minority rights. ... more
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THE STANS

Pakistan's envoy to India defends decision to meet Kashmiri separatists
Pakistan's top envoy to India on Wednesday defended his decision to meet Kashmiri separatists, a move that prompted an angry New Delhi to cancel high-level talks between the nuclear-armed neighbours. ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW

Nepal floods kill at least 97 as cholera fears rise
Rescuers Sunday found 12 more bodies buried under mud and debris to bring the death toll from landslides and flooding in Nepal to 97, sparking fears of a cholera outbreak. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
BAE Systems ships carrier hull section to Scotland

Space Command team wins national award

Rebels seize ground as West claims Russia army is in Ukraine

Obama's executive order: computer chip implants to heal injured troops

Japan seeks to double budget for disputed islands patrol

US weighs mission to help besieged Turkmen in Iraq

Iraq forces ready bid to break jihadist siege of Shiite town

SUPERPOWERS

China troops enter disputed India territory: sources
Chinese troops have advanced in recent days into disputed territory claimed by India, echoing a similar incursion last year that raised tensions between the two rival giants, official sources said Tuesday. ... more
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8,000-year-old mutation key to human life at high altitudes
In an environment where others struggle to survive, Tibetans thrive in the thin air on the Tibetan Plateau, with an average elevation of 14,800 feet. A University of Utah led discovery that hinged a ... more
ICE WORLD

Glaciers on Tibetan plateau warmest in 2,000 years
The glacier-filled Tibetan plateau has warmed more over the last 50 years than it has in the preceding 2,000, according to researchers in China. ... more
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SHAKE AND BLOW

Landslides, floods kill 109, displace thousands in Nepal, India
The death toll from landslides and flooding triggered by torrential monsoon rains in Nepal and northern India climbed to at least 109 Saturday as tides of water, mud and rocks swept away houses, officials said. ... more
WAR REPORT

India must build defences so none dares cast 'evil eye': PM
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said India must build up its military might to the point that no other country "dare cast an evil eye" on the South Asian nation. ... more
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Traders warn of Chinese exodus from Ebola-hit Sierra Leone

Brazil cracks 'biggest' Amazon deforestation gang

SA's Taung Child's skull and brain not human-like in expansion

Sunblock poses potential hazard to sea life

Boron Facilitates Stem Cell Growth and Development in Corn

Sorting cells with sound waves

New Zealand big trees number 10 different species

ROBO SPACE

Remotec upgrading Army, Marine EOD robots
Robots used by the U.S. Army and Marine Corps in disposal of unexploded ordnance are to be upgraded by their manufacturer, Remotec Inc. ... more
OIL AND GAS

India on pace to run an energy deficit, EIA finds
India ranks among the top energy consumers in the world, with demand increasing at a double-digit rate, analysis from the U.S. Energy Department found. ... more
FROTH AND BUBBLE

India's top court raps Modi government over filthy Ganges
India's top court on Wednesday accused the new Hindu nationalist government of failing to move on its promise to clean up the sewage-ridden, sacred river Ganges. ... more
OIL AND GAS

ONGC Videsh signs production sharing contracts in Myanmar
Indian oil company ONGC Videsh announced it signed two production sharing contracts for onshore exploration with partners in Myanmar. ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW

Floods kill 45 in eastern India: official
Flooding in eastern India has killed 45 people and displaced more than 300,000 in the past week, a senior official said Monday, adding that water levels were now gradually receding. ... more

MILPLEX

"Red tape" should not mar India-US defense cooperation: Hagel
US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Saturday that India and United States should not let "bureaucratic red tape" thwart the momentum of defence partnerships between two of the world's largest democracies. ... more
FLORA AND FAUNA

Biologists discover lake full of jellyfish in India
Marine biologists have discovered a lake in India filled with jellyfish, the nation's first so-called jellyfish lake. Researchers estimated the lake's bed was covered by a swath of jellyfish stretching 13 acres. ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Westinghouse Aims to Bring Benefits of AP1000 Reactors to Western US

'Robo Brain' will teach robots everything from the Internet

Turning waste from rice, parsley and other foods into biodegradable plastic

Process Overcomes Obstacles To Produce Renewable Fuels And Chemicals

The power of salt

Scientists craft atomically seamless semiconductor junctions

Researchers map quantum vortices inside superfluid helium nanodroplets

DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Tibet bus accident kills 44 people, injures 11: Xinhua

DISASTER MANAGEMENT

India calls off landslide rescue after 151 bodies found

FAST TRACK

India approves foreign investment hike in railways, defence

FARM NEWS

Dhaka's residents fight back over vanishing green spaces

DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Nepal says 156 people killed in landslide, ends search

DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Australia hires Dutch firm to continue MH370 search

SUPERPOWERS

China-India energy rivalry in spotlight as Modi visits Nepal

DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Nepal landslide toll climbs to 23, scores still missing

WEATHER REPORT

India searches for 600 missing fishermen after storm

DISASTER MANAGEMENT

'No hope' of survivors in deadly Nepal landslide: official

Tibetan monk cremated in Nepal despite China controversy

Rescuers battle rain in search for India landslide victims

More than 150 feared dead in India monsoon landslide

Nepal allows Tibetan monk cremation after China controversy

Australia approves huge India-backed mine

Naval ships from US, India and Japan to start war games

Rising temperatures hinder Indian wheat production

After MH17 tragedy, Australia assures search for MH370 goes on

India could return to Mars as early as 2017

Nepal Army gets emergency bridge kits

Russia envisions major gas pipeline project for India

India clears defence procurement worth $3.5 bn: report

Aniara Selects Dauria Aerospace to Supply Two Small Ku-band GEO Sats

Sri Lanka announces probe into military's alleged rights abuses

Can Modi clean the Ganges, India's biggest sewage line?

Iran says oil exports to Asia in line with contracts

India PM, China's Xi pledge stronger ties in first meeting

Nepal denies Chinese pressure over Tibetan monk's cremation

BRICS bank will reduce Western dominance: China media

Hunting gives deer-damaged forests a shot at recovery

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