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2/9/2014
Big data can only capture the past -- without theory, they cannot predict into a changing future, says Martin Hilbert. Recently, much has been written, talked, and done about the usefulness of big data for development. The UN Economic ...   
2/9/2014
The legal battle over the governance of India's coal industry has taken another twist as the government urged the Supreme Court not to revoke all of the 218 coal mining licences that it last week deemed illegal. The court had ruled all ...   
2/9/2014
An India-backed mining consortium could shelve controversial plans to dump dredging waste in the Great Barrier Reef, with alternative sites on land being considered amid growing environmental concerns, Australia said Tuesday.Environment ...   
2/9/2014
Ffty years ago Wednesday, Lyndon Johnson strolled out to the Rose Garden, pressed a fountain pen between the fingers of his hefty right hand and signed into law the highest level of protection ever afforded the American landscape. "If future ...   
1/9/2014
U.N. climate change chief Christiana Figueres on Tuesday warned time was running out for meaningful action on global warming, citing the plight of low-lying Pacific nations facing ever rising seas. Figueres, in Samoa for a U.N. ...   
1/9/2014
The World Resources Institute (WRI) has said that global water shortages could hobble ambitious plans to develop shale gas exploration across the planet. In a newly published report, the WRI says that 38% of the world's shale resources ...   
1/9/2014
The recent disclosure that Gogebic Taconite donated $700,000 to a Wisconsin political group is the latest example of how the mining company and its supporters used money, influence and the allure of jobs to persuade lawmakers to relax state ...   
1/9/2014
Scientists have more bad news for drought-stricken California: The climate warming expected in this century is likely to result in even less water flow from the mountains, as trees and plants growing higher on the slopes soak up more of the ...   
1/9/2014
“The air was literally filled with Pigeons; the light of noon-day was obscured as by an eclipse; the dung fell in spots, not unlike melting flakes of snow; and the continued buzz of wings had a tendency to lull my senses to ...   
1/9/2014
Hike high enough up California's Sierra Nevada and the forest morphs around you. At around 6,000 feet, the dazzling diversity of the lower montane forest, replete with California black oak, ponderosa pine, and incense cedars gives way to more ...   
1/9/2014
The Sierra Nevadas deliver freshwater runoff that could dry up if temperatures continue rising. A new study suggests rising global temperatures could cut into California's water supply by altering high-altitude vegetation. Water ...   
1/9/2014
Plans to use the Great Barrier Reef as a dumping site for 3 million cubic metres of dredged material from the ocean floor will be abandoned by a multinational consortium, the Australian Financial Review reports. North Queensland Bulk ...   
1/9/2014
Wildfires are taking off in Canada as the country goes through one of its hottest and driest summers in decades. Wildfire activity in the Northwest Territories is more than six times higher than its 25-year average, and as of August 23 a ...   
1/9/2014
Not every scientist would choose to spend a peaceful summer Sunday morning perched on a jittery scaffold 40 feet up a red oak tree, peering through a microscope to jab a leaf with a tiny glass needle filled with oil.But Michael Knoblauch, ...   
1/9/2014
There’s a scene in the newly-restored science fiction classic The Day the Earth Caught Fire (premiered last week in the summer open air cinema at the British Museum) when The Daily Express’s fictional, bull-nosed science reporter, Bill Maguire, ...   
1/9/2014
The destruction of natural habitats in the Amazon is increasingly forcing vampire bats into contact with people and even into cities, causing more outbreaks of the deadly rabies disease, say scientists. In remote parts of the Amazon, ...   
1/9/2014
The Indian government has urged the country’s supreme court to allow 46 illegally granted coal licenses to continue to operate. The court is considering what action to take in the “Coalgate” corruption scandal. Last week, it found that ...   
1/9/2014
Unless global red meat and dairy product consumption is reduced, greenhouse gases resulting from food production will increase by 80 percent in the years to come, a team of researchers from the UK reported Sunday in the journal Nature Climate ...   
1/9/2014
Last year, Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin and the Republican-controlled State Legislature approved the world’s largest open-pit iron ore mine, a gash in the northern part of the state that could be as long as 21 miles, a half-mile wide and 1,000 ...   
31/8/2014
A month after Singapore was shrouded in a thick haze produced by Indonesian fires in June 2013, scientist David Gaveau went to the source of the smoke in Riau province to survey the charred aftermath. News reports attributed the haze to ...   
31/8/2014
Small island nations, particularly those in the Pacific, are already experiencing "extreme effects" from global warming, and rich nations including Australia have a "moral responsibility" to help them cope with future unavoidable threats, a ...   
31/8/2014
A new study, published today in Nature Climate Change, suggests that - if current trends continue - food production alone will reach, if not exceed, the global targets for total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in 2050. The study's authors ...   
31/8/2014
An occasionally raucous crowd of nearly 450 sent a message to Raleigh Monday: Ban Fracking in North Carolina. In rapid sequence, with no breaks, for four solid hours, 84 speakers appeared before the members of the NC Mining and Energy ...   
31/8/2014
A hundred years ago on Monday, a once-mighty species became extinct. At the Cincinnati Zoo, a passenger pigeon named Martha died at the age of 29. People coming to the zoo to see the last passenger pigeon were disappointed by the bird, ...   
31/8/2014
Coming soon to a farm near you: just about every possible type of pest that could take advantage of the ripening harvest in the nearby fields.Wherever pests can make a living, they will. None of this bodes well for food security in a ...   

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