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April 30, 2016
Hydrothermal systems show spectrum of extreme life on Earth
London, UK (SPX) Apr 28, 2016
The Danakil Depression in Ethiopia is one of the most inhospitable places on Earth. Water at near-boiling temperatures bubbles up from underground, high salt concentrations create multi-colored structures, and chlorine and sulphur vapor fogs the air. This month, researchers from the Europlanet 2020 Research Infrastructure, carrying out the first investigation into the site's geology, mineralogy and biology, have found that the Danakil Depression hosts at least three extreme ecosystems that have th ... read more
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Taiwan's president-elect says democracy at heart of China ties
Taiwan's president-elect said Wednesday that democracy would be at the heart of future relations with China after they hit bumps recently over sensitive issues like the forced deportation of Taiwanese suspects from Kenya to the mainland. ... more

Back to the future as S.Sudan's old rivals 'end war', again
The metal gates are still twisted where troops in December 2013 stormed the house of South Sudan's now new Vice President Riek Machar, as war erupted leaving tens of thousands dead. ... more

Kenya demands total ivory ban to stop elephant slaughter
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday demanded a total ban on trade in ivory to end trafficking and prevent the extinction of elephants in the wild. ... more
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Kenya's mega ivory piles 'will burn even if it snows'
Eleven towering piles of ivory rise above the savannah grasslands of Nairobi National Park, ready to be burned Saturday in a symbolic grand gesture against the trade threatening elephants with extinction. ... more


Mozambique police probe reports of mass grave in rebel stronghold
Police in Mozambique said Friday they were investigating reports of the discovery of a mass grave containing 120 bodies in a region which has seen clashes between the security forces and rebels. ... more

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Libya's Haruj volcanic field spotted from space
Next time you're passing above North Africa at an altitude of 440 miles, check out the Haruj volcanic field in central Libya. From space, the volcanic plateau looks like a giant oil spill. ... more

Kenya readies to torch tusks in bid to stamp out ivory trade
Thousands of elephant tusks are being piled high into pyres as Kenya prepares to torch its vast ivory stockpile hoping to stop trafficking and prevent extinction of elephants in the wild. ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Report: U.S. wind energy sector booming

EU roaming charges drop sharply on Saturday

Russia's Central Bank keeps rates unchanged

PetroChina posts first quarterly loss since listing

Crude oil rally knows no limit

Oil opposition grows on both U.S. shores

Gulf Keystone Petroleum mulling debt


Nigeria, France step up joint fight against Boko Haram
Nigeria and France on Thursday signed an agreement on closer military cooperation, including intelligence sharing, to strengthen the fight against Boko Haram in the Lake Chad region. ... more

Tullow lowers spending forecast
Africa-focused exploration company Tullow Oil said Thursday it lowered its 2016 spending plans while reporting lower output from a key project offshore Ghana. ... more

Africa turning to nuclear to meet growing energy needs
The UN nuclear agency said on Friday that African countries are expressing greater interest in tapping nuclear power for their energy needs. International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Deputy Di ... more
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Oil still at center of Libyan conflict
With oil again acting as kindling for conflict in Libya, the U.N. mission there reminded all parties to respect the sanctity of the nation's economic lifeline. ... more

UN pushes South Sudan to quickly form unity government
The United Nations on Tuesday pushed South Sudan's rival sides to quickly form a new unity government after rebel leader Riek Machar returned to Juba and was sworn in as vice president. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Merkel says Germany ready to reinforce NATO eastern flank

Finland risks 'serious crisis' with Russia if it joins NATO: study

China rejects Hong Kong port call by US carrier: Pentagon

Marshall Islands welcomes US disaster declaration

Netherlands to hand out iodine pills in case of nuclear accident

China, Russia rap US missile defence plan in S. Korea

Textron adds VTOL capability to Aerosonde unmanned aerial system


11 dead including 8 soldiers in Cape Verde shooting: gov't
Eleven men including eight soldiers were shot dead on Tuesday at a military telecommunications centre in Cape Verde, officials said, adding that a missing soldier was suspected of carrying out the attack. ... more

S.Sudan rebel chief becomes vice-president and urges unity
South Sudan's rebel chief Riek Machar finally returned to Juba on Tuesday and was sworn in as vice-president of the world's newest country, calling for "unity" after more than two years of ferocious civil war. ... more

South Sudan's long road to peace
South Sudan's rebel chief Riek Machar finally returned on Tuesday to the capital Juba, where he was sworn in as vice-president of a unity government formed to end more than two years of civil war in the world's newest country. ... more

Uganda advancing on oil pipeline developments
A statement from the government in Uganda said a decision was made by a regional consortium to build a crude oil pipeline through Tanzania. ... more

South Sudan rebel general returns to Juba ahead of top chief
South Sudan's top rebel military commander Simon Gatwech Dual returned to Juba Monday in a key step forward in a floundering peace process, calling for an end to war. ... more

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NATO to close Libya migrant route to Europe
NATO is ten weeks away from launching a naval mission off Libya as part of a controversial US-backed plan to close the Western Mediterranean migrant route to Europe, officials said Monday. ... more

Climate change brings conflict, Senegal leader warns
Senegal's President Macky Sall sees a link between climate change and security, in particular when it comes to the jihadist threat in the Sahel. ... more
Space News from
Russia delays space crew's return to Earth

Comet from Oort Cloud brings clues about solar system's origins

Weasel chews power cable, puts LHC experiments on hold

Superfast light source made from artificial atom

Simulators give astronauts glimpse of future flights

Committee votes to double Russian rocket engine procurement

Date set for second SLS Booster qualification ground test


Top African producer bans GM cotton


South Sudan's peace deal hangs by a thread


Amnesty accuses Nigeria's military over deadly Shiite clashes


Shell tight-lipped on claims it's leaving Gabon


Global leaders agree to set price on carbon pollution


South Sudan rebel delay fans fears for peace


45 Taiwanese fraud suspects to be tried in China: state media


Fighting for peace in South Sudan


Ivory Coast deploys rangers to protect dwarf elephants


Critics dismiss S.African graft probe clearing arms deal

Southern Africa drought triggers DR Congo food shortage

S.Africa won't seek to legalise rhino horn trade: govt

Burundi gunmen murder military officer: witness, army

Israeli intel cooperation with Egypt at 'unprecedented' level

Nigeria's Buhari secures China deals but currency woes linger

5 mn AIDS patients going untreated in west, central Africa: MSF

Eni renews focus on Algerian renewables

Experts examine new debris for MH370 clues

South Sudan rebel homecoming fails again

Madagascar yields three new primate species

South Sudan rebel chief's return delayed

Gripped by drought, Ethiopia drills for water

Tracking elephants as new railway cuts Kenya

Senegal environment ministry delegation arrested by Gambia

Satellite images reveal dramatic tropical glacier retreat

New BRICS-supported bank approves first set of loans

Algeria says 14 Islamists killed near Tunisia last month

AU mission apologises for killing 4 Somalis taken for Shebab

Malaysia deports Taiwanese to Taiwan 'despite China request'

Ivory trucks arrive in Kenyan capital for mass burning

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