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December 21, 2014
Rosetta Reignites Debate on Earth's Oceans
Huntsville AL (SPX) Dec 18, 2014
Where did our planet get its oceans? Among planetary scientists, this is one of the most important and perplexing questions about the origins of Earth. One popular theory holds that water was brought to Earth by the ancient impacts of comets and asteroids. However, new data from the European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft indicate that terrestrial water did not come from comets like 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. The findings were published Dec. 10th in the journal Science. Researchers agree that w ... read more

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Uphill battle to tackle Indonesian shark fishing
Sharks are hauled ashore every day at a busy market on the central Indonesian island of Lombok, the hub of a booming trade that provides a livelihood for local fishermen but is increasingly alarming environmentalists. ... more
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EU agrees fish quotas seen as too lax by environmentalists
EU member states have introduced fish catch limits for next year for the Atlantic and North Sea that environmentalists say fail to protect some overfished stocks like cod and sole. ... more
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Stanford scientist examines ways to put stormwater to use in big cities
Stanford researchers plan to use data from St. Paul, Minnesota, to determine the value of stormwater, and apply these lessons to water projects in Brazil and Ethiopia. Runoff from rainstorms i ... more
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Fish use chemical camouflage from diet to hide from predators
A species of small fish uses a homemade coral-scented cologne to hide from predators, a new study has shown, providing the first evidence of chemical camouflage from diet in fish. Filefish eva ... more
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The story of a bizarre deep-sea bone worm takes an unexpected twist
The saga of the Osedax "bone-eating" worms began 12 years ago, with the first discovery of these deep-sea creatures that feast on the bones of dead animals. The Osedax story grew even stranger when ... more
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Berkeley researchers helping Bangalore residents know when to expect water
In southern India, water is scarce and people are plenty. As a result, supply of the life-giving liquid is rationed. It's also unpredictable. Women in Bangalore, a city of some 9.9 million, spend hours each week anticipating the running water and storing it when it comes. ... more
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London sewer cleaners in fatberg fightback
Every day beneath the streets of London, sewer technicians are fighting a grim war against giant fatbergs which clog the system and threaten to regurgitate putrid waste back into people's homes. ... more
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Water's role in the rise and fall of the Roman Empire
Smart agricultural practices and an extensive grain-trade network enabled the Romans to thrive in the water-limited environment of the Mediterranean, a new study shows. But the stable food supply br ... more
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Ancient creature discovered in the depths of the Arctic Ocean
In the depths of the Arctic Ocean, buried deep in the sediment, an ancient creature waited for over a million years to be discovered. Paul Valentich-Scott, from the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural H ... more
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Ecuador hydropower plant accident kills 13, injures 12
A total of 13 people were killed and 12 injured in a tunnel collapse at a Chinese hydroelectric power station under construction in the Ecuadoran Amazon. ... more
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Fishermen, environmentalists pressure EU over fish quotas
EU ministers went into difficult talks Monday to decide on fish catch limits for 2015 as they sought to balance conflicting demands from fishermen and environmentalists. ... more
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Giant Chinese water diversion starts to flow
A multi-billion-dollar man-made river to divert water from China's south to its parched north started to flow on Friday, officials said. ... more
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Mexico City sinking as aquifer exhausted
As Mexico City continues to pull water from the aquifer below, its ground is sinking. The process is called subsidence. Now, the city's subsidence can be visualized from the perspective of low Earth orbit. ... more
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Oceans laden with 269,000 tons of plastic: study
The world's oceans are laden with nearly 269,000 tons of plastic pollution, international researchers said on Wednesday after a six-year study of conditions across the globe. ... more
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Orange spotted filefish takes on the smell of its food
For the orange spotted filefish (or harlequin filefish), the saying "you are what you eat" isn't just a cliche, it's a way of life. At some point in evolutionary history, the harlequin filefish began taking on the appearance of its preferred coral. That's all and well for escaping predators that rely on their eyesight. But what about bigger fish with a keen sense of smell? ... more
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Maldives says 'worst is over' in water crisis
Drinking water supplies in the Maldives have improved sharply thanks to foreign assistance, a minister said Wednesday, after a fire at a purification plant left taps dry in the holiday destination's capital. ... more
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Warmer Pacific Ocean could release millions of tons of seafloor methane
Off the West Coast of the United States, methane gas is trapped in frozen layers below the seafloor. New research from the University of Washington shows that water at intermediate depths is warming ... more
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Ancient balloon-shaped animal fossil sheds light on Earth's ancient seas
A rare 520 million year old fossil shaped like a 'squashed bird's nest' that will help to shed new light on life within Earth's ancient seas has been discovered in China by an international research ... more
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Scientists find early warning signs of changing ocean circulation
The Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation, or AMOC for short, is the large-scale flow of water - driven by temperature and salinity gradients - specific to the Atlantic Ocean. Researchers say they've located signs that it and other portions of Earth's oceanic conveyor belt are slowing. ... more
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Antarctic seawater temperatures rising
The temperature of the seawater around Antarctica is rising according to new research from the University of East Anglia. New research published in the journal Science shows how shallow shelf seas o ... more
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Restoring water to Male could take 10 days: official
Restoring water supplies to the Maldivian capital could take 10 more days, an official warned Monday, but tourists will not be affected by the crisis in the idyllic holiday destination. ... more
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'Disaster' in Maldives as capital suffers water crisis
India and Sri Lanka airlifted drinking water to the Maldives Friday after a fire at a desalination plant led to severe shortages and triggered unrest on the streets of the honeymoon islands' capital. ... more
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Value of Pacific fishing watchdog questioned
The effectiveness of the fishing watchdog in lucrative Pacific island waters was under scrutiny Saturday after talks aimed at protecting the region's valuable tuna stocks ended in stalemate. ... more
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Managing reefs to benefit coastal communities
Coral reefs provide a range of benefits, such as food, opportunities for income and education, but not everyone has the same access to them, according to a new study conducted by the ARC Centre of E ... more
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