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8.2 earthquake hits Chile

Wed, 2014-04-02 07:25
(CNN) — Here’s some background information about earthquakes worldwide. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, “an earthquake is the ground shaking caused by a sudden slip on a fault. Stresses in the earth’s outer layer push the sides of the …

Rescue package for US fisheries

Wed, 2014-03-26 02:52
SIX fishing areas in the United States that have experienced disasters of one form or another over the past two years are to share in a pot of around $75 million of aid appropriated by Congress as part of the Fiscal Year 2014 federal budget, the NOAA has announced.

Oceania News

Sun, 2014-03-16 13:59
News on Oceania continually updated from thousands of sources around the net.

2015 Rugby World Cup Pools

Sat, 2014-03-15 16:04
LONDON (AP) Updated pools with Georgia, Romania for 2015 Rugby World Cup in England:Pool A: Australia, England, Wales, Oceania 1, Playoff winnerPool B: South Africa, Samoa, Scotland, Asia 1, Americas 2Pool C: New Zealand, Argentina,...

Flight terror lawsuit rages on

Sat, 2014-03-15 10:44
A David-and-Goliath battle is brewing between giant aviation firms and two Kiwis seeking compensation for an aircraft malfunction that sent a passenger jet into a terrifying 210m plunge.United States aviation lawyer Floyd Wisner...

SXSW 2014: Showcasing the L.A. scene in Austin, Texas

Tue, 2014-03-11 05:20
Critic's Notebook: L.A. acts hitting the stage at the South by Southwest festival include Kelela, YG, Cherry Glazerr and Zig Zags. Then there's Burgermania III and the Innovative Leisure showcase. Many cities boast about their scenes, and rightly so. Few if any, though, have such a range of sounds as Los Angeles. It's overwhelming, as evidenced by the volume of artists trekking eastbound along ...

Meager aid for N.J. marine industry stirs anger

Tue, 2014-03-11 00:57
Despite a pool of more than $75 million in federal appropriations for fisheries disaster relief from Hurricane Sandy and other storm damage, at only $1.5 million, New Jersey has received a pittance compared with other regions, according to state legislators and anglers associations.

Meager aid for N.J. marine industry stirs anger

Tue, 2014-03-11 00:12
Despite a pool of more than $75 million in federal appropriations for fisheries disaster relief from Hurricane Sandy and other storm damage, at only $1.5 million, New Jersey has received a pittance compared with other regions, according to state legislators and anglers associations.

Niue ratifies the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty

Wed, 2014-03-05 16:01
Niue ratified the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) today, becoming the 162th country to do so. Niue’s ratification follows the country’s signature on 9 April 2012.

Quantum Spatial Honored with MAPPS Grand Award for American Samoa Project

Wed, 2014-02-26 06:30
Photo Science Inc., a Quantum Spatial Company, has been honored with the 2013 MAPPS Geospatial Products and Services Excellence Grand Award for its project entitled, "Coastal Resilience Data for American Samoa." (PRWeb February 26, 2014) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/02/prweb11617143.htm

Local heroes to be honored; Red Cross recognizes those that went above, beyond

Sat, 2014-02-22 01:06
Local lifesavers will be honored by the Humboldt-Del Norte Chapter of the Red Cross today at the 12th annual Humboldt Heroes luncheon and fundraiser.

Comfortably numb

Mon, 2014-02-17 09:07
I ask for a 'low tide', clap once, slurp down the brown fluid in one gulp and clap three times.        

Study highlights indigenous response to natural disaster

Fri, 2014-02-14 11:51
( University of Colorado Denver ) When a tsunami struck American Samoa in 2009, indigenous institutions on the islands provided effective disaster relief that could help federal emergency managers in similar communities nationwide, according to a study from the University of Colorado Denver and the University of Hawaii at Manoa .

Researchers identify new way to control stone fruit disease

Fri, 2014-02-14 07:10
(Phys.org) —Researchers at the University and East Malling Research have identified a new way of controlling a fungal disease that can have a devastating impact on the UK's valuable cherry and plum crops.

Making sense of maple syrup

Fri, 2014-02-14 06:15
Understanding more about the relationship between weather and maple sap flow, and how Maine syrup producers will adapt to climate change is the focus of research being conducted by a University of Maine graduate student.

London wildlife summit moves to choke off illegal markets

Fri, 2014-02-14 02:30
More than 40 countries including China and African states have signed a declaration aimed at stamping out the illegal trade in wildlife, in a move broadly welcomed by conservation groups.

Genetic chip will help salmon farmers breed better fish

Thu, 2014-02-13 18:25
Atlantic salmon production could be boosted by a new technology that will help select the best fish for breeding.

Cat parasite found in western Arctic Beluga deemed infectious

Thu, 2014-02-13 13:45
University of British Columbia scientists have found for the first time an infectious form of the cat parasite Toxoplasma gondii in western Arctic Beluga, prompting a health advisory to the Inuit people who eat whale meat.

Threatened A-listers of the animal world

Thu, 2014-02-13 12:16
The 40 countries meeting here Thursday to seek a landmark declaration on the illegal trade of wildlife have said they are particularly concerned about the plight of elephants, rhinos and tigers, prized for their tusks, horns and skins.

Rewriting the text books: Scientists crack open 'black box' of development

Thu, 2014-02-13 12:15
We know much about how embryos develop, but one key stage – implantation – has remained a mystery. Now, scientists from Cambridge have discovered a way to study and film this 'black box' of development. Their results – which will lead to the rewriting of biology text books worldwide – are published in the journal Cell.
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