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February 26, 2015
Mapping seascapes in the deep ocean
Southampton, UK (SPX) Feb 19, 2015
Researchers from University of Southampton have developed a new, automated method for classifying hundreds of miles of the deep sea floor, in a way that is more cost efficient, quicker and more objective than previously possible. Currently there is very little information about the geographic distribution of life on the sea floor. This is largely because of the practical difficulty in accessing creatures that live at such great depths in the ocean. However, this research, soon to be publishe ... read more

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Paleoclimate, proxies, paleosols, and precipitation: A look to the future
Precipitation reconstructions are essential for predicting impacts of future climate change and preparing for potential changes in terrestrial environmental conditions, such as shifting amounts of r ... more
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Global water solution critical to preempt looming conflicts
A new UN report warns that without large new water-related investments many societies worldwide will soon confront rising desperation and conflicts over life's most essential resource. Present ... more
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Scientists bring oxygen back to dead fjord
More and more of the world's waters are seriously lacking oxygen. Could we use pumps to bring oxygen and thus higher life back into these waters? A Danish/Swedish research team says yes. They instal ... more
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Cambodia expels Spanish environmental activist after arrest
Cambodia deported a Spanish environmental activist Monday after he was arrested in Phnom Penh, officials said, a move described by a rights group as the government's latest attempt to stifle dissent. ... more
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Zimbabwe, Zambia secure urgent repairs of giant Kariba Dam
Urgent repairs to avert the collapse of the gigantic, power-generating Kariba Dam between Zimbabwe and Zambia will begin this year after the two neighbours signed $294 million in deals with international investors Friday. ... more
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New study reveals the global impact of debris on marine life
Nearly 700 species of marine animal have been recorded as having encountered man-made debris such as plastic and glass according to the most comprehensive impact study in more than a decade. R ... more
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Huge spring tides draw crowds to French Atlantic coast
France kicked off nearly a month of exceptionally large spring tides Saturday, as tourists flocked to coastal areas to witness spectacularly high water levels ahead of the so-called "tide of the century" March 21. ... more
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Cattle damage to riverbanks can be undone
Simply removing cattle may be all that is required to restore many degraded riverside areas in the American West, although this can vary and is dependent on local conditions. These are the findings ... more
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Thames study: Rivers can be a source antibiotic resistance
Rivers and streams could be a major source of antibiotic resistance in the environment. The discovery comes following a study on the Thames river by scientists at the University of Warwick's School ... more
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MIT creates self-assembling underwater chair
Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have created a chair that uses magnets to assemble itself from six pieces underwater. ... more
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Scuba divers lead charge against invasive lionfish
Clad in a gray hooded wetsuit, Eric Billips straps on his scuba tank, grabs a pole spear and nods at his dive buddy as they step feet-first off the boat and disappear with a splash into sparkling blue waters off the Florida Keys. ... more
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An ocean of plastic
Ocean currents have been carrying floating debris into all five of the world's major oceanic gyres for decades. The rotating currents of these so-called "garbage patches" create vortexes of trash, m ... more
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New techniques reveal how microbes shape the health and biodiversity of oceans
Microbes in the ocean take up massive amounts of carbon dioxide, contributing to the global carbon cycle and affecting climate change. These microbes are abundant, diverse and critical to the health ... more
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Carbon release from ocean helped end the Ice Age
Published in Nature, the study shows that carbon stored in an isolated reservoir deep in the Southern Ocean re-connected with the atmosphere, driving a rise in atmospheric CO2 and an increase in glo ... more
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Water ice renders short-lived molecule sustainable
'Antiaromatic compounds' is what chemists call a class of ring molecules which are extremely instable - the opposite of the highly stable aromatic molecules. Because they exist for mere split secon ... more
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Reduced rainfall in the northern tropics linked to industrial emissions
Scientists have produced a rainfall record strongly suggesting that man-made industrial emissions have contributed to less rainfall in the northern tropics. The research team, led by experts a ... more
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Aerial monitors shed light on reed die-back around Central Europe's largest lake
An international team led by scientists at the University of Leicester has developed a way to increase our understanding of the die-back of reeds throughout Europe - including popular tourist areas ... more
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Australia's Barrier Reef 'risks becoming dumping ground': WWF
Australia's Great Barrier Reef could be "severely damaged" if the government does not completely ban the dumping of dredge waste in the World Heritage-listed waters, a report commissioned by conservation group WWF said Monday. ... more
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Japan-inspired 'water-house' slashes energy needs
As UN climate negotiators gather in Geneva this week, one Japan-inspired Hungarian inventor believes he has found a revolutionary and inexpensive way to construct buildings that could slash humanity's energy needs. ... more
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Heavy rainfall events becoming more frequent on Big Island
A recent study by University of Hawai'i - Manoa (UHM) researchers determined that heavy rainfall events have become more frequent over the last 50 years on Hawai'i Island. For instance, a rare storm ... more
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Rivers may constitute 20 percent of continental water flows into oceans
If you think rivers are what send terrestrial rainfall back into the oceans, you don't know the half of it. And that fraction keeps shrinking. According to new research, it might be that only one-fi ... more
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How will ocean acidification impact marine life?
Many marine organisms--such as coral, clams, mussels, sea urchins, barnacles, and certain microscopic plankton--rely on equilibrated chemical conditions and pH levels in the ocean to build their cal ... more
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In Rio favela, hungry caimans complicate water hunt
Residents of a Rio de Janeiro favela face a dangerous challenge in their quest for clean drinking water: a canal infested with hungry caimans, South America's alligator cousins. ... more
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Online photos provide evidence for the value of clean water
Think of the last time you planned a visit to a lake. Why did you choose the lake you did? Did you consider the quality of the water? The answers to these questions are critical to understanding how ... more
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