Daily Archives: August 1, 2010

China launches new global positioning satellite for COMPASS

A rocket carrying the fifth of a planned array of 35 orbiters blasted off from the Xichang space launch center in Sichuan, southwest China, the official Xinhua news agency reported.Beijing started a drive to end its reliance on the U.S. … Continue reading

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Russian Forest Fires Rage on;Causing Heat Wave

Fierce  fire is burning in Russian forests. Around 238,000 firefighters and 226 aircraft were tackling the fires in 14 regions. Temperatures are forecast to top 100 degrees in the next few days. read here

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Trees ‘Farm’ Bacteria to Help Supply Nutrients

Some trees growing in nutrient-poor forest soil may get what they need by cultivating specific root microbes to create compounds they require. These microbes are exceptionally efficient at turning inorganic minerals into nutrients that the trees can use.New research finds … Continue reading

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