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December 06, 2016
A new dead zone in the Indian Ocean could impact future marine nutrient balance
Odense M, Denmark (SPX) Dec 06, 2016
Large areas of the global ocean, so called marine "dead zones" contain no oxygen and support microbial processes that remove vast amounts of nitrogen from the global ocean. Nitrogen is a key nutrient for life. These dead zones are well known off the western coasts of North and South America, off the coast of Namibia and off the west coast of India in the Arabian Sea. New research published in the journal Nature Geoscience shows that the Bay of Bengal, located in the northeastern Indian Ocean, also ... read more

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Over half of the Mediterranean's shark and ray species are at risk of extinction, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) said Monday, blaming overfishing for plummeting numbers. ... more
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Corals much older than previously thought, study finds
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600,000 risk losing water in war-scarred Ukraine
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Study shows many lakes getting murkier, but gives hope for improvement
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As oceans empty, Kenya fishermen must adapt or disappear
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Coral survey reveals 5,000-year-old genotypes
New research suggests coral colonies can persist for thousands of years, much longer than previously thought. Scientists discovered 5,000 year-old genotypes of elkhorn corals, Acropora palmata, in Florida and the Caribbean. ... more
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500,000 Iraqis face 'catastrophic' Mosul water shortages: UN
Up to 500,000 civilians in Mosul face a "catastrophic" drinking water shortage as Iraqi forces advance on the Islamic State group in the city, the United Nations warned on Wednesday. ... more
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Lake ecologists see winter as a key scientific frontier
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Life and death following Great Barrier Reef bleaching
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Marine incentives programs may replace 'doom and gloom' with hope
Incentives that are designed to enable smarter use of the ocean while also protecting marine ecosystems can and do work, and offer significant hope to help address the multiple environmental threats ... more
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Record coral kill-off on Great Barrier Reef
A mass bleaching event on the Great Barrier Reef this year killed more corals than ever before, scientists said Tuesday, sounding the alarm over the delicate ecosystem. ... more
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Hundreds of thousands of people were without water in eastern Mosul Tuesday, residents and officials said, raising fears of a major health crisis in the war-torn Iraqi city. ... more
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