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July 25, 2014
NASA Starts Campaign To Probe Ocean Ecology, Carbon Cycle
Washington DC (SPX) Jul 23, 2014
NASA embarks this week on a coordinated ship and aircraft observation campaign off the Atlantic coast of the United States, an effort to advance space-based capabilities for monitoring microscopic plants that form the base of the marine food chain. Phytoplankton, tiny ocean plants that absorb carbon dioxide and deliver oxygen to Earth's atmosphere, play a major role in the global cycling of atmospheric carbon between the ocean and the atmosphere. NASA has long used satellites to make observations ... read more

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Water, water - not everywhere: Mapping water trends for African maize
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Sharks are Collateral Damage in Commercial Fishing
A new study that examined the survival rates of 12 different shark species when captured as unintentional bycatch in commercial longline fishing operations found large differences in survival rates ... more
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Street fishing thrives in waterways of Paris
Quentin Nespoulous is standing by Canal Saint Martin, a once run-down waterway in Paris that has been cleaned up and turned into a popular haunt for young bohemians. ... more
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Mixing it up: Study provides new insight into Southern Ocean behaviour
A new study has found that turbulent mixing in the deep waters of the Southern Ocean, which has a profound effect on global ocean circulation and climate, varies with the strength of surface eddies ... more
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Water problems lead to riots, deaths in South Africa
Three babies who died from drinking tap water contaminated by sewage have become a tragic symbol of South Africa's struggle to cope with a flood of people into cities designed under apartheid to cater to the tiny white minority. ... more
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Whale shark fringe migration
At the fringe of the whale shark range, the volcanic Azore islands may play an increasing role for the north Atlantic population as sea surface temperatures rise, according to a study published July ... more
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Can Modi clean the Ganges, India's biggest sewage line?
Standing on the banks of the river Ganges a day after his election triumph, Prime Minister Narendra Modi vowed to succeed where numerous governments have failed: by cleaning up the filthy waterway beloved of India's Hindus. ... more
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Rainwater discovered at new depths
University of Southampton researchers have found that rainwater can penetrate below the Earth's fractured upper crust, which could have major implications for our understanding of earthquakes and th ... more
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Tailored water the latest in lawn care
In Santa Fe, Albuquerque, and other major cities in New Mexico, nearly every public golf course is now watered with treated municipal wastewater rather than precious potable water supplies. Across t ... more
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Forecasters at the Climate Prediction Center haven't declared El Nino conditions, even though the Nino3.4 index is currently around 0.5 C above normal, and has been for the past two months. What's t ... more
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Dam collapse endangers Bolivia river
A dam in a southwestern Bolivian mining town that helped keep dangerous pollutants out of a major regional waterway has burst, sparking an environmental emergency, officials said. ... more
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Lake Erie algae bloom getting worse
It's not a matter of if or when, but of how bad will it get? The question concerns Lake Erie's growing algae bloom, and the answer - according to the National Atmospheric and Oceanic Administration - a five or six on a 10-point scale (with ten being the worst). ... more
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Mediterranean fish stocks show steady decline
While careful management has helped stabilize or even improve the state of fisheries resources in some parts of Europe, the situation in the Mediterranean has deteriorated over the past 20 years. In ... more
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Collaboration key to sustainable fish and shellfish farming
Getting more people to eat seafood because it's a healthier option will need careful planning to ensure that the expansion of the aquaculture sector does not pose a risk to the environment. Business ... more
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Damage assessment of runaway barges at Marseilles lock and dam
It takes a synchronized lock and dam system-operating like a motorized flight of stairs on the Illinois River, using gravity to move the water-to maintain a minimum depth for boat traffic. A d ... more
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Water everywhere for DR Congo city yet scarcely a drop to drink
Goma, a city in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, sits by one of the world's largest freshwater reservoirs and has some of Africa's heaviest annual rainfall, yet it is a thirsty place. ... more
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Beautiful but a threat: Tropical fish invasion destroys kelp forests
The migration of tropical fish as a result of ocean warming poses a serious threat to the temperate areas they invade, because they overgraze on kelp forests and seagrass meadows, a new study conclu ... more
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Short circuit in the food web
They are amongst the most numerous inhabitants of the sea: tiny haptophytes of the type Emiliania huxleyi. Not visible to the naked eye, when they are in bloom in spring, they form square kilometer ... more
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English Channel fisherman scraping the bottom of the barrel
Decades of overfishing in the English Channel has resulted in the removal of many top predators from the sea and left fishermen 'scraping the barrel' for increasing amounts of shellfish to make up t ... more
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SAR11, oceans' most abundant organism, has ability to create methane
The oxygen-rich surface waters of the world's major oceans are supersaturated with methane - a powerful greenhouse gas that is roughly 20 times more potent than carbon dioxide - yet little is known ... more
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Most abundant ocean organisms have clear daily cycles
Imagine the open ocean as a microbial megacity, teeming with life too small to be seen. In every drop of water, hundreds of types of bacteria can be found. Now scientists have discovered that commun ... more
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Study reveals strong links between Antarctic climate, food web
A long-term study of the links between climate and marine life along the rapidly warming West Antarctic Peninsula reveals how changes in physical factors such as wind speed and sea-ice cover send ri ... more
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Border guard wounded in shootout over water access on Kyrgyz-Tajik border
A Kyrgyz border guard received head injuries on Thursday following clashes near a disputed border between Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan that Bishkek blamed on Tajiks attempting to divert water from a river. ... more
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Reconstruction in Fukushima includes new hydroelectric facility
Japanese company Marubeni Corp. said Thursday it started construction of a hydroelectric power plant in a small town in Fukushima prefecture. ... more
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New study of largely unstudied mesophotic coral reef geology
A new study on biological erosion of mesophotic tropical coral reefs, which are low energy reef environments between 30-150 meters deep, provides new insights into processes that affect the overall ... more
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