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April 19, 2014
UN weather agency warns of 'El Nino' this year
Geneva (AFP) April 15, 2014
The UN weather agency Tuesday warned there was a good chance of an "El Nino" climate phenomenon in the Pacific Ocean this year, bringing droughts and heavy rainfall to the rest of the world. The World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) said its modelling suggested a "fairly large potential for an El Nino, most likely by the end of the second quarter of 2014." "If an El Nino event develops ... it will influence temperatures and precipitation and contribute to droughts or heavy rainfall in differe ... read more

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Sub dives deeper in hunt for missing MH370
The mini-sub searching for missing flight MH370 has reached record depths well beyond its normal operating limits, officials said Friday as it dived on its fifth seabed mission. ... more
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Puget Sound's rich waters supplied by deep, turbulent canyon
The headwaters for Puget Sound's famously rich waters lie far below the surface, in a submarine canyon that draws nutrient-rich water up from the deep ocean. New measurements may explain how the Pac ... more
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Water users can reduce the risk of spreading invasive species
Foreign species that are devastating water ecosystems could be "hitchhiking" around Britain on canoeists' and anglers' kit, according to a new study. Invaders like the killer shrimp, zebra mus ... more
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Researchers describe four new species of "killer sponges" from the deep sea
Killer sponges sound like creatures from a B-grade horror movie. In fact, they thrive in the lightless depths of the deep sea. Scientists first discovered that some sponges are carnivorous about 20 ... more
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Making dams safer for fish around the world
Think of the pressure change you feel when an elevator zips you up multiple floors in a tall building. Imagine how you'd feel if that elevator carried you all the way up to the top of Mt. Everest - ... more
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A small coral-eating worm may mean big trouble for reefs
New research from the University of Southampton has identified a coral-eating flatworm as a potential threat for coral reefs. It is barely possible to see the parasitic worm Amakusaplana acroporae w ... more
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Uncharted depths provide reality check for MH370 hunt
Hopes that Malaysia's missing jet might soon be found are yielding to the sobering realisation of the immense challenge of searching an uncharted seafloor at depths that push deep-sea technology to its limits. ... more
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Study resolves controversy over nitrogen's ocean 'exit strategies'
A decades-long debate over how nitrogen is removed from the ocean may now be settled by new findings from researchers at Princeton University and their collaborators at the University of Washington. ... more
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Reef fish arrived in two waves
The world's reefs are hotbeds of biological diversity, including over 4,500 species of fish. A new study shows that the ancestors of these fish colonized reefs in two distinct waves, before and afte ... more
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Mini-sub deploys to scour ocean depths in MH370 hunt
Australia decided Monday to deploy a mini-submarine to scour the unmapped Indian Ocean seabed for Malaysian jet MH370 at a daunting depth of 4,500 metres (15,000 feet), ending the search for black-box signals. ... more
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Coral reefs of the Mozambique Channel a leading candidate for saving marine diversity
Marine scientists keen on finding patterns of coral decline and persistence in gradually warming oceans have a complex challenge: how to save reefs containing the most diversity with limited resourc ... more
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Sunken logs create new worlds for seafloor animals
When it comes to food, most of the deep sea is a desert. Many seafloor animals feed on marine snow-the organic remnants of algae and animals that live in the sunlit surface waters, far above. Howeve ... more
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Longer catch-and-release time leaves largemouth bass nests more vulnerable to predators
During spawning season, a largemouth bass male attentively guards its nest. Recent research at the University of Illinois found that catch-and-release angling could give bass predators the perfect o ... more
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Cyprus opens sewage plant in rare cross-communal effort
The mayors of north and south Nicosia opened a new sewage plant for Europe's last divided capital on Tuesday, renewing a rare joint infrastructure project between the Greek and Turkish Cypriot communities. ... more
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Not so dirty: Methane fuels life in pristine chalk rivers
Scientists from Queen Mary University of London have found that naturally high concentrations of the greenhouse gas methane contributes to energy production in chalk rivers, in a new study published ... more
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The Atlantic Ocean dances with the Sun and volcanoes
Natural fluctuations in the ocean temperature in the North Atlantic have a significant impact on the climate in the northern hemisphere. These fluctuations are the result of a complex dance between ... more
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Warming Climate May Spread Drying to a Third of Earth
Increasing heat is expected to extend dry conditions to far more farmland and cities by the end of the century than changes in rainfall alone, says a new study. Much of the concern about future drou ... more
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Oxygen depletion in the Baltic Sea is 10 times worse than a century ago
After several years of discussions, researchers from Aarhus University (Denmark), Lund University (Sweden) and Stockholm University (Sweden) have determined that nutrients from the land are the main ... more
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Ecuador hydroelectric blast kills four Chinese workers
Four Chinese technicians died in an explosion Tuesday while building a hydroelectric plant in southern Ecuador. ... more
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Upward Falling Payloads Advances Deep-Sea Payload Technology
Cost and complexity limit the number of ships and weapon systems the Navy can support in forward operating areas. A natural response is to offset these costs and risks with unmanned and distributed ... more
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'Mama Kanga': Nigeria's 'well woman'
Fortified by a faith in God and a Guinness stout - or a tot of something stronger - Ololade Rabiu reckons she must have dug hundreds of wells in her time. ... more
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Invasive waterways species spread due to climate change
One of the most serious threats to global biodiversity and the leisure and tourism industries is set to increase with climate change according to new research by Queen's University Belfast. Re ... more
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Toxic water scandal hits Italian region
An Italian official was forced Friday to reassure residents their water is safe to drink, after tests showed that toxic waste had leaked into the supply in the central region of Abruzzo. ... more
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NMSU teams study relationship between water, energy, environment
A group of research teams at New Mexico State University that is working toward greater understanding of the relationships between water, energy and the environment was recognized at an NMSU Researc ... more
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