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How Sea Otters Can Reduce CO2 in Atmosphere
TEHRAN (FNA)- Can an abundance of sea otters help reverse a principal cause of global warming? A new study suggests that a thriving sea otter population that keeps sea urchins in check will in turn allow kelp forests to prosper. The spreading kelp can absorb as much as 12 times the amount of CO2 from the atmosphere than if it were subject to ravenous sea urchins, the study finds. ( 09:13:10 - 2012/09/09)

World Record Set for Highest Surface Area Material
TEHRAN (FNA)- Researchers announced that they have broken a world record by creating two new synthetic materials with the greatest amount of surface areas reported to date. ( 09:11:50 - 2012/09/09)

Iranian Speaker Calls off Visit to Canada
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani canceled his planned visit to Canada after Ottawa intensified its anti-Iran policies and recalled its diplomats from Tehran. ( 18:26:03 - 2012/09/08)

Yemeni Activists Urge Gov't to Stop Dispatching Terrorists to Syria
TEHRAN (FNA)- Several Yemeni activists gathered in front of the cabinet building in a show of protest against the dispatch of the jobless Yemeni youths to Syria for terrorist missions against Bashar al-Assad's government. ( 18:24:36 - 2012/09/08)

Families Urges Thailand to Extradite Iranian Inmates
TEHRAN (FNA)- Families of the Iranian expatriates imprisoned in Thailand staged a protest here in Tehran on Saturday and asked for the extradition of the jailed Iranian nationals in Thailand. ( 18:23:15 - 2012/09/08)

FM Sees Islamic Awakening as "Valuable Opportunity" for Palestinian Cause
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi stressed that the Islamic Awakening movement in the region has provided a great chance and a unique opportunity for the materialization of the Palestinian cause. ( 17:59:54 - 2012/09/08)

Iran Eying Strong Exports of Technical, Engineering Services to NAM Members
TEHRAN (FNA)- The Association of Exporters of Technical and Engineering Services of Iran said Tehran can export 15 billion dollars worth of technical services to the Non-Aligned Movement member states. ( 17:58:45 - 2012/09/08)

McCain: Iranians Support Govt's Policy of Nuclear Advancement
TEHRAN (FNA)- American Senator and former Republican presidential candidate John McCain underlined that the US sanctions cannot deter Iran from acquiring and mastering the nuclear technology inasmuch as the Iranian nation is supportive of the country's nuclear program. ( 17:56:35 - 2012/09/08)

Official: Canada to Lose Much by Cutting Ties with Iran
TEHRAN (FNA)- Head of Iran's General Inspectorate Office Mostafa Pourmohammadi downplayed Ottawa's decision to recall its diplomats from Tehran, and said severance of ties with Tehran will inflict much damage and loss on Canada. ( 17:54:42 - 2012/09/08)

Iranian Scientists Increase Efficiency of Pigment Solar Cells
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian researchers succeeded in increasing the efficiency of solar cells by modifying optical properties of titanium dioxide layers coating the fluorine-doped tin oxide (FTO) glass. ( 17:52:51 - 2012/09/08)

US Senators Admit Ineffectiveness of Sanctions on Iran
TEHRAN (FNA)- US Senators John McCain and Joe Lieberman conceded that the unilateral sanctions against Iran have failed to stop Iranians' drive for gaining access to nuclear technology. ( 17:50:58 - 2012/09/08)

Commander Sees Canadian Embassy Closure as Reaction to Iran's Success
TEHRAN (FNA)- Commander of the Iranian Basij (volunteer forces) said Iran's progress and achievements in various fields have angered the West, and the recent closure of the Canadian embassy in Tehran should be deemed as the West's reaction to Tehran's increasing success on the scene of diplomacy. ( 16:46:35 - 2012/09/08)

Bahrainis Demand Downfall of Al-Khalifa Regime
TEHRAN (FNA)- Bahraini protestors on Friday continued rallies in the capital and other cities across the island, demanding the overthrow of the Saudi-backed Al Khalifa dictatorial regime. ( 16:45:27 - 2012/09/08)

Former French Spy: Western Spying Agencies Smuggling Weapons into Syria
TEHRAN (FNA)- Claude Moniquet, a former member of the French intelligence service, disclosed the main role of the western countries' intelligence services in arming terrorist groups in Syria, and said that the CIA, MI6 and French intelligence service have been involved in arms smuggling into Syria. ( 16:43:31 - 2012/09/08)

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