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December 01, 2017
WAR REPORT
Egypt's Sisi tells army to restore Sinai security in 3 months



Cairo (AFP) Nov 29, 2017
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi publicly ordered on Wednesday his military chief of staff to restore security in Sinai within three months after militants killed more than 300 worshippers, demanding "complete brutal force." Sisi made his remarks in a televised speech to mark the birthday of the Muslim Prophet Mohammed as the country reels from the Friday massacre in a North Sinai mosque. The Islamic State (IS) group's Egypt affiliate based in the North Sinai is believed to have carried o ... read more

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Chimp females who leave home postpone parenthood
Durham NC (SPX) Nov 30, 2017
New moms need social support, and mother chimpanzees are no exception. So much so that female chimps that lack supportive friends and family wait longer to start having babies, according to research ... more
EPIDEMICS
Nigeria's flourishing 'miracle cure' business for HIV/AIDS
Lagos (AFP) Nov 30, 2017
Blessing wanted to believe the advert on Facebook that promised "a cure for AIDS". ... more
OIL AND GAS
Libyan PM asks for easing of arms embargo
Washington (AFP) Nov 30, 2017
Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj on Thursday told US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis that he hopes a UN arms embargo can be eased. ... more
SOLAR DAILY
Burkina, France launch W.Africa's biggest solar plant
Zagtouli, Burkina Faso (AFP) Nov 29, 2017
Burkina Faso and France on Wednesday launched West Africa's biggest solar farm, a 33-megawatt facility designed to power tens of thousands of households and ease dependence on imported energy. ... more
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CIVIL NUCLEAR
For Gabon's sickly uranium miners, a long quest for compensation
Mounana, Gabon (AFP) Nov 29, 2017
"We are all sick. It's our health, and we are being conned," Moise Massala says angrily. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Africa-focused Tullow Oil sees 2018 as a productive year
Washington (UPI) Nov 29, 2017
Refinancing $2.5 billion in loans means that, after resolving potentially pivotal West African issues, Tullow Oil enters 2018 on good footing, an officer said. ... more
AFRICA NEWS
Mali justice minister resigns after activist's acquittal
Bamako (AFP) Nov 28, 2017
Mali's justice minister resigned late Monday following the acquittal of a popular radio presenter and activist who alleged that the president and top military leaders were failing to keep the country secure. ... more
AFRICA NEWS
China hails new Zimbabwe leader, denies role in transition
Beijing (AFP) Nov 27, 2017
China on Monday congratulated Zimbabwe's new President Emmerson Mnangagwa but denied it played any part in his takeover or in the ousting of strongman Robert Mugabe. ... more
AFRICA NEWS
Cash and history keep Europe as Africa's prime partner
Abidjan (AFP) Nov 28, 2017
Hard cash but also the intangible ties of history have kept Europe in pole position as Africa's main partner, even if an influx of Chinese investment is prompting many African countries to look eastward. ... more
AFRICA NEWS
China taps Africa at Morocco Silk Road investment forum
Marrakesh, Morocco (AFP) Nov 27, 2017
A two-day investment forum opened in Morocco's Marrakesh on Monday as China seeks to revive ancient Silk Road trade routes from Asia to Europe and Africa. ... more


Gambia court charges soldiers with coup plot

SUPERPOWERS
From Myanmar to Zimbabwe, China's global footprint grows
Beijing (AFP) Nov 24, 2017
China has traditionally rejected US-style interventionism, but its deepening economic involvement in volatile countries like Myanmar and Zimbabwe is thrusting Beijing towards a more assertive global role, analysts say. ... more
SUPERPOWERS
China forges 'strategic' ties with Djibouti after opening base
Beijing (AFP) Nov 23, 2017
Chinese President Xi Jinping and Djibouti's visiting leader Omar Ismail Guelleh, whose African nation is hosting China's first overseas military base, agreed on Thursday to elevate their nations' diplomatic relations. ... more
TERROR WARS
Egypt mourns 235 victims of Sinai mosque attack
Cairo (AFP) Nov 25, 2017
Egypt on Saturday mourned 235 worshippers killed in a gun and bomb assault on a mosque in the Sinai Peninsula, where warplanes struck militant hideouts in retaliation for the country's deadliest attack in recent memory. ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT
Libya navy says over 30 migrants dead, 200 rescued off coast
Tripoli (AFP) Nov 25, 2017
More than 30 migrants died and 200 were rescued on Saturday after their boats foundered off Libya's western coast, the Libyan navy said. ... more



Istanbul anglers keep up tradition despite stocks alarm
Istanbul (AFP) Nov 29, 2017
After half a century of fishing, 65-year-old Fuat, a retired Turkish civil servant, is nostalgic for the good old days when the Bosphorus Strait in Istanbul teemed with fish. Wearing a black woolly hat, Fuat is one of hundreds of amateur anglers passing their spare time on the Galata Bridge on the European side of Istanbul, trying to fill their buckets. "I've been fishing since I was 15 ... more
Davis CA (SPX) Nov 28, 2017
Gene discovery may halt worldwide wheat epidemic
Davis CA (SPX) Nov 30, 2017
Genome of wheat ancestor sequenced
East Lansing (SPX) Nov 29, 2017
Fighting plant disease at warm temperatures keeps food on the table
Why are there no sea snakes in the Atlantic?
Gainesville FL (SPX) Nov 30, 2017
Sea snakes are an evolutionary success story. With about 70 species, they're the most diverse reptile group in the ocean, outnumbering sea turtle species 10-to-1. They sport a range of physical adaptations for life at sea, including a flattened oar-like tail for paddling and the abilities to smell underwater, hold their breath for hours and go for months without a drink. And although they' ... more
Oxford UK (SPX) Nov 30, 2017
The world needs to rethink the value of water
Miami (AFP) Nov 28, 2017
Scientists discover resilient 'heart' of Great Barrier Reef
Washington (UPI) Nov 27, 2017
Children who avoid tap water have lower lead levels but more tooth decay
German judges agree to hear Peruvian's climate case against RWE
Berlin (AFP) Nov 30, 2017
A German court ruled Thursday that it would hear a Peruvian farmer's case against energy giant RWE over climate change damage in the Andes, a decision labelled by campaigners as a "historic breakthrough". Farmer Saul Luciano Lliuya's case against RWE was "well founded," the court in the northwestern city of Hamm said in a statement. Lliuya argues that RWE, as one of the world's top emitt ... more
Washington (UPI) Nov 29, 2017
Europe backing climate ambitions with capital
Washington (UPI) Nov 27, 2017
Canada to explore trade, climate change fight, with China
Sale, Morocco (AFP) Nov 24, 2017
Moroccans pray for rain as 'mercy from God'
Burkina, France launch W.Africa's biggest solar plant
Zagtouli, Burkina Faso (AFP) Nov 29, 2017
Burkina Faso and France on Wednesday launched West Africa's biggest solar farm, a 33-megawatt facility designed to power tens of thousands of households and ease dependence on imported energy. The 55-hectare (135-acre) outside the Burkinabe capital Ouagadougou, has an annual capacity equivalent to five percent of national production, according to the national power firm SONABEL. Its 47.5 ... more
San Diego CA (SPX) Nov 28, 2017
Improving solar cells by watching atoms move in hybrid perovskite crystals
Toronto, Canada (SPX) Nov 22, 2017
Artificial photosynthesis gets big boost from new catalyst
Saint Petersburg, Russia (SPX) Nov 21, 2017
Glass microparticles enhance solar cells efficiency
Convert methane to hydrogen without forming carbon dioxide at low-cost
Santa Barbara CA (SPX) Nov 28, 2017
As we work to toward more sustainable ways of powering our lifestyles, there is a quest to bridge the gap between the carbon dioxide-emitting fossil fuels we rely on for our most basic needs, and the cleaner, but not yet economically feasible alternative technologies. To that end, a group at UC Santa Barbara has explored methods by which currently cheap and abundant methane (CH4) can be re ... more
Onna, Japan (SPX) Nov 22, 2017
Cleaning Okinawan pig farm wastewater with microbial fuel cells
Sao Paulo, Brazil (SPX) Nov 29, 2017
Brazilian ethanol can replace 13 percent of global crude oil consumption
St. Louis MI (SPX) Nov 22, 2017
The water world of ancient photosynthetic organisms
Beijing evicts migrants onto cold streets, sparking outcry
Beijing (AFP) Nov 29, 2017
Two dozen police swept through the pitch-black frigid hallways of tenement buildings in a ramshackle neighbourhood of northern Beijing, posting eviction notices on every door with heavy thumps of their fists. The blunt warning gave residents just six hours to pack up and leave, as part of a city-wide campaign that has thrown throngs of migrant workers onto the freezing streets in recent days ... more
Moscow (AFP) Nov 24, 2017
Russia opens commission into 'nuclear incident' report
Beijing (AFP) Nov 28, 2017
Seven 'trapped' after cargo ships collide off south China
Shanghai (AFP) Nov 28, 2017
China port city blast caused by illegal explosives: police
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Half of hydraulically fractured wells within 3km of domestic groundwater systems
Santa Barbara CA (SPX) Nov 28, 2017
How safe is the water you drink? For the 45 million Americans who get their drinking water from private groundwater wells rather than a public utility, the answer is decidedly murky. The Environmental Protection Agency regulations that protect public drinking water systems don't apply to privately owned wells, leaving owners responsible for ensuring their water is safe from contaminants. I ... more
Washington (AFP) Nov 30, 2017
Libyan PM asks for easing of arms embargo
Washington (UPI) Nov 30, 2017
U.S. set to be net gas exporter for second year in a row
Washington (UPI) Nov 30, 2017
Norway sells foreign currencies in petroleum-related move
China warns of retaliation after fresh US trade probe
Beijing (AFP) Nov 29, 2017
China on Wednesday warned it would take the "necessary measures" to protect its businesses after the United States launched a new trade probe into China's possible aluminium dumping. The investigation into imports of aluminium sheet worth hundreds of millions of dollars a year was an unusually aggressive move by the United States. For the first time since 1991, the US Commerce Department ... more
Beijing (AFP) Nov 30, 2017
China factory activity accelerates in November
Belfast (AFP) Nov 28, 2017
In Ireland, Brexit border risk awakens ghosts of the Troubles
Washington (AFP) Nov 28, 2017
Fresh US probe of Chinese aluminum imports ups ante with Beijing
Huge Australia-bound cocaine haul siezed by French navy
Sydney (AFP) Aug 4, 2017
A massive cocaine haul bound for Australia in the hull of a yacht has been intercepted by the French navy in the Pacific, officials said on Friday. The 1.46 tonnes of the drug with an estimated street value of Aus$322 million (US$256 million) was seized in the South Pacific and four crew members, believed to be Lithuanian and Latvian nationals, arrested. The vessel "Afalina", which set s ... more
Jakarta (AFP) Aug 1, 2017
Indonesia to deport 153 Chinese for $450 million scam
Washington (AFP) June 28, 2017
US lists China among worst human trafficking offenders
U.S. wind turbines getting taller and more efficient
Washington (UPI) Nov 30, 2017
U.S. federal data show installed wind turbines are taller and more efficient than in the past, though hydroelectric power still holds a slight edge. The U.S. Energy Information Administration found that the average height and power generating capacity for wind turbines installed in the country are taller and more efficient that in years past. "Since 2012, the average height of wi ... more
Washington (UPI) Nov 22, 2017
New wind farm in service off the British coast
Washington (UPI) Nov 15, 2017
End tax credits for wind energy, Tennessee Republican says
Washington (UPI) Oct 26, 2017
New York sets high bar for wind energy
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The Yeti of the Himalayas is probably an Asian bear, DNA shows
Washington (UPI) Nov 29, 2017
New genetic analysis suggests Asian bears help explain the myth of the Yeti. Several museums and private collections hold what is claimed to be physical evidence of the Yeti, or Abominable Snowman, the mythical human-like creature believed to lurk among the peaks of the Himalayas. Recently, scientists collected and analyzed DNA from the evidence, which included bone, tooth, skin, hair a ... more
Exeter UK (SPX) Nov 27, 2017
Plant respiration could become a bigger feedback on climate than expected
Washington (UPI) Nov 27, 2017
New butterfly species with 46 chromosomes discovered in Russia
Jamestown (AFP) Nov 26, 2017
Jonathan, St. Helena's ancient tortoise, awaits visitors
US vows to help Europe repel Russian aggression
Washington (AFP) Nov 28, 2017
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson re-committed the United States to opposing Moscow's "aggression" against its neighbors Tuesday and vowed to help Europe wean itself off Russian oil and gas. Next week Washington's top diplomat will attend ministerial meetings of the NATO alliance in Brussels and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) in Vienna. At both sets of talk ... more
Washington (AFP) Dec 1, 2017
US battles for global push on N.Korea amid Russia, China doubts
Ankara (AFP) Nov 30, 2017
Turkey detains 50 over links to group blamed for coup bid
Istanbul (AFP) Nov 29, 2017
Turkish police move to arrest 333 soldiers over Gulen links
Long-term logging study demonstrates impacts on chimpanzees and gorillas
Chicago IL (SPX) Nov 29, 2017
Research has shown human disturbance can have detrimental effects on great ape populations but now, due to a study published in Biological Conservation on Nov. 27 by Lincoln Park Zoo, there is evidence showing how selective logging impacts chimpanzees and gorilla populations differently by utilizing data collected before, during and after timber extraction. David Morgan, Ph.D., of the Lest ... more
Durham NC (SPX) Nov 30, 2017
Chimp females who leave home postpone parenthood
Kyoto, Japan (SPX) Nov 27, 2017
What grosses out a chimpanzee?
London, UK (SPX) Nov 22, 2017
Human evolution was uneven and punctuated, suggests new research
Argentine court sentences 48 in 'Dirty War' trial
Buenos Aires (AFP) Nov 30, 2017
An Argentine court sentenced 48 former military personnel to prison on Wednesday for involvement in so-called "death flights" and other crimes committed at a notorious torture center when a junta ruled the country. The trial is part of an effort to probe torture and crimes against humanity committed at the ESMA Naval Mechanics School. Only a fraction of an estimated 5,000 opponents of the re ... more
Washington (UPI) Nov 27, 2017
US coalition conduct 11 strikes on ISIS over Thanksgiving weekend
Cairo (AFP) Nov 25, 2017
Egypt mourns 235 victims of Sinai mosque attack
Riyadh (AFP) Nov 26, 2017
Saudi vows new Islamic alliance 'will wipe terrorists from the earth'
Daily Newsletters - Space - Military - Environment - Energy
NASA Survey Technique Estimates Congo Forest's Carbon
Pasadena CA (JPL) Nov 29, 2017
The equivalent of 85 billion tons of carbon dioxide - a huge amount equal to three-quarters of the carbon stored in forests across the contiguous United States - is locked in the living vegetation of one African country that holds much of the second largest tropical rainforest in the world, according to new research. The study conducted by NASA, UCLA and the World Wide Fund for Nature-Germ ... more
Jakarta (AFP) Nov 28, 2017
Greenpeace slams Indonesia palm oil industry on deforestation
Edinburgh UK (SPX) Nov 22, 2017
Amazon's recovery from forest losses limited by climate change
Warsaw (AFP) Nov 21, 2017
Poland says compliant with EU court order against ancient forest logging
'Explosion' dashes last hopes for missing Argentine sub with 44 aboard
Mar Del Plata, Argentina (AFP) Nov 24, 2017
Argentina's navy confirmed Thursday that an unusual noise heard in the Atlantic near the last known position of a missing submarine appeared to be an explosion, dashing the last hopes of finding the vessel's 44 crew members alive. Relatives of the missing sailors reacted with grief and anger to the news after holding out hope since the sub was reported overdue at its Mar del Plata base on N ... more
Mar Del Plata, Argentina (AFP) Nov 23, 2017
Argentina says abnormal noise heard after sub's last contact as hopes fade
Washington (UPI) Nov 22, 2017
Huntington Ingalls launches 8th National Security Cutter for Coast Guard
Washington (UPI) Nov 22, 2017
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