Archive: 01/07/2013

NASA image: Fires in Manitoba, Canada

There are currently 27 fires in the northeast section of Manitoba. These fires have burned over 126,000 hectares (over 311,000 acres). Showers have lowered wildfire danger levels in most areas of the province with the exception ...

dateJul 01, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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Caterpillars attracted to plant SOS

Plants that emit an airborne distress signal in response to herbivory may actually attract more enemies, according to a new study published in the open-access journal Frontiers in Plant Science .

dateJul 01, 2013 in Plants & Animals
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Tallying the wins and losses of policy

In the past decade, China as sunk some impressive numbers to preserve its forests, but until now there hasn't been much data to give a true picture of how it has simultaneously affected both the people and the environment.

dateJul 01, 2013 in Environment
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Apple seeks iWatch trademark in Japan (Update)

Apple has filed a trademark application for an "iWatch" in Japan, fuelling speculation the US tech giant is preparing to introduce a wearable computing device to go up against products on stream from Google and Samsung.

dateJul 01, 2013 in Business
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