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October 15, 2014
Mineralization of sand particles boosts microbial water filtration
Washington DC (SPX) Oct 15, 2014
Mineral coatings on sand particles actually encourage microbial activity in the rapid sand filters that are used to treat groundwater for drinking, according to a paper published ahead of print in Applied and Environmental Microbiology. These findings resoundingly refute, for the first time, the conventional wisdom that the mineral deposits interfere with microbial colonization of the sand particles. "We find an overwhelmingly positive effect of mineral deposits on microbial activity and density," ... read more

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Migrating animals' pee affects ocean chemistry
The largest migration on the planet is the movement of small animals from the surface of the open ocean, where they feed on plants under cover of darkness, to the sunless depths where they hide from ... more
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Zimbabwe signs $1.5 bn power deal with China's Sinohydro
Energy-starved Zimbabwe signed a $1.5 billion (1.2-billion-euro) deal with China's Sinohydro on Friday for a project to boost power generation at the Hwange coal-fired power station. ... more
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Tracing our ancestors at the bottom of the sea
A specialist group of European researchers are studying the remains of prehistoric human settlements which are now submerged beneath our coastal seas. Some of these drowned sites are tens of thousan ... more
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Tidal pumps keep streets dry, but could they hurt water quality?
Miami Beach recently installed a series of high power pumps to keep king tides - the highest of high tides, sometimes called spring tides - from flooding city streets. On Thursday, residents got to see those pumps in action as the seasonal high tide peaked. As waters rose, thoroughfares remained dry. ... more
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The unexamined diversity in the 'Coral Triangle'
Research on zoantharians, a group of animals related to corals and anemones, by researchers James Reimer of the University of the Ryukyus in Okinawa, Japan, Angelo Poliseno of Universita Politecnica ... more
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River flow by design
Last spring, the Colorado River reached its delta for the first time in 16 years, flowing into Pacific Ocean at the Gulf of California after wetting 70 miles of long-dry channels through the Sonoran ... more
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How plankton gets jet lagged
A hormone that governs sleep and jet lag in humans may also drive the mass migration of plankton in the ocean, scientists at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Heidelberg, Germany, ... more
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New map uncovers thousands of unseen seamounts on ocean floor
Scientists have created a new map of the world's seafloor, offering a more vivid picture of the structures that make up the deepest, least-explored parts of the ocean. The feat was accomplished by a ... more
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Coral Reef Winners and Losers
Contrary to the popular research-based assumption that the world's coral reefs are doomed, a new longitudinal study from UC Santa Barbara's National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCE ... more
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Rating the Planet's Oceans
The most comprehensive assessment conducted by the Ocean Health Index rates the Earth's oceans at 67 out of 100 in overall health. In addition, for the first time, the report assessed the Antarctic ... more
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Scientists sound alarm over ocean acidification
Ocean acidification has risen by a quarter since pre-industrial times as a result of rising carbon emissions, casting a shadow over the seas as a future source of food, scientists warned Wednesday. ... more
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Smithsonian scientists discover coral's best defender against an army of sea stars
Coral reefs face a suite of perilous threats in today's ocean. From overfishing and pollution to coastal development and climate change, fragile coral ecosystems are disappearing at unprecedented ra ... more
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Asian carp DNA detected in Lake Michigan tributary
Recent water samples collected from the Kalamazoo River, about 20 miles upstream from where the river flows into Lake Michigan, tested positive for genetic material from Asian carp. It's the closest to Lake Michigan a positive sample has been found. ... more
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Fall in monsoon rains driven by rise in air pollution
Emissions produced by human activity have caused annual monsoon rainfall to decline over the past 50 years, a study suggests. In the second half of the 20th century, the levels of rain recorde ... more
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Lack of ocean heat puzzles NASA hunt for warming 'hiatus'
The deep ocean may not be hiding heat after all, raising new questions about why global warming appears to have slowed in recent years, said the US space agency Monday. ... more
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Zooplankton migrations may affect global ocean currents
Sea monkeys have captured the popular attention of both children and aquarium hobbyists because of their easily observable life cycle - sold as dehydrated eggs, these tiny brine shrimp readily hatc ... more
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Study shows sharks have personalities
Some sharks are 'gregarious' and have strong social connections, whilst others are more solitary and prefer to remain inconspicuous, according to a new study which is the first to show that the noto ... more
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Ocean Health Index issues world's seas a near-failing grade
On their latest report card, the world's oceans were docked points for overfishing, pollution, climate change, and weak environmental protections, ultimately earning a D grade. ... more
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Sensitive youngsters
Young sea stars from the Baltic Sea suffer more from the effects of ocean acidification than adults. In a laboratory experiment, scientists from GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel showe ... more
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Biodiversity in the Mediterranean is threatened by alien species
Millions of tourists visit the Mediterranean each year, but its deep-blue waters host the largest invasion currently underway on Earth. Almost 1,000 alien species, including fish, crustaceans, and a ... more
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Modi wields broom in new 'Clean India' push
Prime Minister Narendra Modi wielded a broom in a New Delhi slum on Thursday as he pledged to sweep away India's reputation for poor public hygiene and rudimentary sanitation. ... more
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Ocean Acidification Could Lead to Collapse of Coral Reefs
An expedition from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Carnegie Institute of Science has measured a roughly 40% reduction in the rate of calcium carbonate deposited in Australia's Great Barri ... more
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Some sharks are loners, others are gregarious
Just as people exist on a sliding scale of sociability - some seeking out and thriving in the presence of others, some preferring personal space and solitude, others somewhere in between - sharks, too, have personalities. ... more
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Divers capture remarkable images of underwater mountains near the Canary Islands
Just as there are soaring peaks and deep, dramatic canyons and valleys atop dry land, there are also remarkable geological features hiding beneath the surface of the sea - many of them undocumented. ... more
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