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September 29, 2016
Thirsty megacities poisoning rural groundwater
Paris (AFP) Sept 27, 2016
A massive drawdown of water beneath delta-based megacities across the world may be pulling surface pollution deeper into the ground, risking contamination and health problems for local populations, a new study said Tuesday. Research led by Holly Michael of the University of Delaware in the United States used the example of Bangladesh's capital Dhaka to show how unsustainable water use was exacerbating arsenic pollution. Water consumption in greater Dhaka, home to some 18 million people, is lower ... read more

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Two million people without water in Syria's Aleppo: UN
Nearly two million civilians were without water in Syria's second city of Aleppo on Saturday after regime bombardment damaged one pumping station and rebels shut down another in retaliation, the UN said. ... more
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Great white sharks and tuna share super predator genes
A high metabolism and an impressive swimming pace are two reasons why tuna and great white sharks are such effective predators. New research suggests the two super-predator traits shared by the fish are derived from a similar set of genes. ... more
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Coral fish stress out if separated from 'shoal-mates'
Coral fish become stressed and lose weight if they are separated from each other, hampering their chances of survival, an Australian study revealed Thursday. ... more
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New wave buoy boosts Wallops' shoreline protection efforts
A new offshore directional wave buoy is reinforcing NASA's efforts to manage, protect and renourish the Wallops Island shoreline, which protects some $1.2 billion in federal and state assets. ... more
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NAVTOR takes maritime lead for EU autonomous vessel project
NAVTOR is to spend the next three years helping the EU chart a route towards autonomous vessels. The Norwegian firm, a global leader in e-Navigation technology and services, has been selected to rep ... more
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French firms to gauge impact of Nile dam project
Two French engineering companies formally signed a contract in Sudan on Tuesday to conduct environmental impact studies on Ethiopia's Grand Renaissance Dam project on the river Nile, officials said. ... more
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Amsterdam to pilot world's first 'self-drive' boats
Amsterdam's iconic canals may soon see the world's first driverless boats, doing everything from moving people and goods to providing "pop-up" bridges and cleaning up thousands of dumped bicycles, the project's scientists said. ... more
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Tunisia water shortages spark 'thirst uprising' warning
Activists are warning of a potential "thirst uprising" in Tunisia following protests over severe water shortages after one of the North African nation's driest summers on record. ... more
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Nitrates poison water in California's Central Valley
In California's Central Valley, where verdant fields of fruit and vegetables unfurl under sunny skies, the water that feeds them - and flows into taps across the region - contains a toxic and silent poison. ... more
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DiCaprio unveils free technology to spy on global fishing
American movie star Leonardo DiCaprio unveiled Thursday a free technology that allows users to spy on global fishing practices, in a bid to curb illegal activity in the oceans and rebuild imperiled fish stocks. ... more
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Vietnam investigating new fish deaths
Vietnam is investigating new mass fish deaths along its central coast, an official said Friday, months after a major steel plant was blamed for a toxic leak that wiped out tonnes of marine life in the fishing hub. ... more
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Spain's Donana wetlands going dry, WWF warns
It's one of Europe's most important wetland reserves, a World Heritage site full of lagoons, woodlands, pristine beaches and dunes, home to more than 4,000 species including the endangered Iberian lynx. ... more
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Scientists consider the future of seafood and farmed fish
What does the future of sustainable seafood look like? That's what scientists at the University of California are asking themselves as they consider how the world will feed its growing population. ... more
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Study: Largest marine species most likely to be wiped out by humans
A new survey of extinction patterns suggests the ocean's largest species are most likely to be wiped out by humans. ... more
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New bivalve species dwelling on a sea cucumber discovered in Japan
Most bivalves live in sand or mud or attached to rock surface. However, a new bivalve species described from Japan lives on a sea cucumber. Ryutaro Goto, postdoctoral fellow in Museum of Zoology and ... more
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Protests over water supplies hit India's tech hub
Violent protests have broken out in the southern technology hub of Bangalore over a Supreme Court order to divert water from reservoirs to a neighbouring state. ... more
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Scotland aims for global lead in tidal energy
The Scottish government said it was putting funding forward to help develop what it says may be the first large-scale tidal power operation in the world. ... more
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GenDyn demos capabilities of underwater drone
An autonomous underwater vehicle from General Dynamics has successfully launched mini-drones as part of a U.S. Navy-sponsored capability exercise. ... more
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French territories join Pacific bloc
The Pacific Islands Forum expanded its boundaries to include French Polynesia and New Caledonia, a communique said Sunday at the end of its annual summit, underscoring the changing political face of the region. ... more
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Green-powered boat readies for round-the-world voyage
Dubbed the "Solar Impulse of the Seas," the first boat to be powered solely by renewable energies and hydrogen hopes to make its own historic trip around the world. ... more
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The ocean predators use their buzz saw mouths to efficiently dismantle prey, ranging from marine mammals and sea turtles to seabirds and - as Hollywood likes to remind us - an occasional human. ... more
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Scientists recommend strategies to reduce environmental damage from dams
Dams around the world provide critical water supplies and hydropower to growing communities and hundreds of new dams are proposed for developing economies. Though viewed as sources of potential gree ... more
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Waste-besieged Easter Island slowly learns to recycle
Every Friday, a cargo plane loaded with three tonnes of waste cardboard takes off from wind-swept Easter Island, bound for the Chilean mainland thousands of miles away across the Pacific. ... more
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Chinese boats face huge fines for illegal fishing off Guinea
Two Chinese vessels face huge fines after being caught fishing illegally in Guinea's waters, including one fine of up to $3.4 million, the country's fishing minister said Thursday, as west Africa attempts to crack down on millions lost to foreign trawlers. ... more
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