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Violence Adding to Credit Risk Amid South Africa's Power Crisis - Bloomberg

Sun, 2015-05-03 23:28

Bloomberg

Violence Adding to Credit Risk Amid South Africa's Power Crisis
Bloomberg
South Africa's credit risk is climbing relative to emerging-market peers after a wave of violence against foreigners soured investor sentiment already dimmed by power shortages, according to Nedbank Group Ltd. Credit-default swaps to protect ... “South ...

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Oxygen-starved 'dead zones' with no marine life up to 100-miles long ... - The Independent

Sun, 2015-05-03 11:12

Tech Times

Oxygen-starved 'dead zones' with no marine life up to 100-miles long ...
The Independent
The group of researchers led by Dr Johannes Karstensen have suggested that: 'the eddies propagate westward, at about four to five kilometres day, from their generation region off the West African coast into the open ocean.' Dead zones are usually found ...
Dead zones — where animals suffocate and die — found in the Atlantic's open ...Washington Post
'Dead zones' with no marine life up to 100-mile long discovered in the ...Times of India
Several Ocean Dead Zones Found in AtlanticClapway
National Monitor -The Daily Star -Tech Times
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Sugarcane aphid a potential new pest for grain sorghum - Hays Daily News

Sat, 2015-05-02 20:39

Sugarcane aphid a potential new pest for grain sorghum
Hays Daily News
This insect appears to have arrived on infested sugar cane planting material from Hawaii and changed its host from sugarcane to plants in the genus Sorghum — grain sorghum, forage sorghums, sorghum-X-sudan crosses and johnsongrass. ... The aphid is a ...

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Two Leading Biologists Discuss The Next Step In Saving The Planet - io9

Sat, 2015-05-02 18:15

io9

Two Leading Biologists Discuss The Next Step In Saving The Planet
io9
Sean B. Carroll made his name by unifying the study of humans and animals, showing that development in both is driven by the same fundamental molecular and genetic processes. So what happened when these two scientists were brought together?
Two Top Biologists Talk about The Next Step In Saving The PlanetThe Post

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Science | Five more scientific problems found in evolutionary theory - World Magazine

Sat, 2015-05-02 12:03

World Magazine

Science | Five more scientific problems found in evolutionary theory
World Magazine
Before law school he conducted geological research at the Scripps Institution for Oceanography, and he is now a program officer with Discovery Institute's Center for Science and Culture. ... In the 1960s, around the time the genetic code was first ...

Wildlife decline may lead to 'empty landscape' - BBC News

Fri, 2015-05-01 23:21

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Wildlife decline may lead to 'empty landscape'
BBC News
... raising the threat of an "empty landscape", say scientists. About 60% of giant herbivores - plant-eaters - including rhinos, elephants and gorillas, are at risk of extinction, according to research. Analysis of 74 herbivore species, published in ...
Loss of large herbivores will lead to 'empty' landscapesRedOrbit
Facing an 'empty landscape'Corvallis Gazette Times
World at risk of 'empty landscape' as large herbivores face extinctionTimes of India
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Atlantic 'Dead Zones' Could Cause Mass Fish Kills - Nature World News

Fri, 2015-05-01 22:50

Tech Times

Atlantic 'Dead Zones' Could Cause Mass Fish Kills
Nature World News
To study the dead zone, which is located off the West African coast, the research team used drifting floats and used satellite observations to measure oxygen levels and plant growth. They discovered that the dead zone contains concentrations of almost ...
Deep Sea Dead Zones Found Far Out In Atlantic OceanTech Times
'Dead Zones' With Lowest Oxygen Levels Ever Recorded Discovered In Open ...Headlines & Global News
Public Release: 30-Apr-2015 'Dead zones' found in Atlantic open watersEurekAlert (press release)
Science 2.0 -Science Codex
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Facing an 'empty landscape' - Corvallis Gazette Times

Fri, 2015-05-01 18:04

Corvallis Gazette Times

Facing an 'empty landscape'
Corvallis Gazette Times
Big plant-eaters are under serious stress on every continent except Antarctica, the study found. Elephants and rhinos are on the run in Asia as well as Africa. Other threatened animals include hippopotami and zebras in Africa, camels in Central Asia ...
Global decline of large herbivores may lead to an 'empty landscape'Phys.Org
Rainforests and savannas at risk of becoming 'empty landscapes'Daily Mail
World at risk of 'empty landscape' as biggest herbivores face extinctionInternational Business Times UK
Yahoo News UK
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Climate Change Effects On Coffee Production: How Hotter Weather Is Killing The ... - International Business Times

Fri, 2015-05-01 17:50

International Business Times

Climate Change Effects On Coffee Production: How Hotter Weather Is Killing The ...
International Business Times
“Rising temperatures have already reduced crop quality and increased the pressure of pests and diseases, reducing agricultural production worldwide,” scientists noted. The livelihoods of an estimated 25 million ... "Coffee yields have declined to their ...
Coffee catastrophe beckons as climate change threatens arabica plantThe Guardian

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Millions of Dollars in Ivory Sold on Craigslist - Live Science

Fri, 2015-05-01 17:37

Live Science

Millions of Dollars in Ivory Sold on Craigslist
Live Science
From March 16 to 20, researchers with the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) combed through Craigslist postings in 28 geographic areas across the country. Just in that five-day ... Many buyers may ...

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Chipotle's GMO message is muddled - LancasterOnline

Fri, 2015-05-01 15:49

LancasterOnline

Chipotle's GMO message is muddled
LancasterOnline
Scroll deeper into the Chipotle website and you'll learn that, in fact, many of the beverages sold at Chipotle do contain GMOs (in the high-fructose corn syrup), and some of the meat and dairy served at Chipotle is “likely to come from animals given at ...

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Ancient DNA Tells a New Human Story - Wall Street Journal

Fri, 2015-05-01 14:56

Wall Street Journal

Ancient DNA Tells a New Human Story
Wall Street Journal
In a study published late last year in the journal Nature, Johannes Krause of the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History in Jena, Germany, and his colleagues found that all human strains of tuberculosis share a common ancestor in Africa ...