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Tide starts to turn for fish stocks

10 years ago from The Guardian - Science

Regions in Iceland, California and north-east US show signs of recovery but North Sea and Ireland still overfished

New analysis of global fisheries data suggests marine ecosystems can recover

10 years ago from

An international team of scientists with divergent views on ocean ecosystems has found that efforts to rebuild many of the world's fisheries are worthwhile and starting to pay off in...

Scientists warn restoration-based environmental markets may not improve ecosystem health

10 years ago from

While policymakers across of the globe are relying on environmental restoration projects to fuel emerging market-based environmental programs, an article in the 31 July edition of Science by two noted...

Oxidized lava may help explain Earth's evolution

10 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- Material from volcanoes where the Earth's plates squeeze together is more oxidized than in regions where the seafloor splits apart, a finding that helps shed light on...

Study: Jellyfish help oceans mix it up

10 years ago from UPI

PASADENA, Calif., July 30 (UPI) -- Jellyfish and other small swimming marine creatures can have a huge impact on ocean mixing, researchers in California report.

Giant Jellyfish Invasion May Be Imminent in Japan

10 years ago from National Geographic

A new swarm of giant jellyfish is building up off China's coast, and experts are warning fishers in Japan to brace for an inundation like the one that devastated their catch in...

Successful completion of first riser-drilling operations in earthquake zone

10 years ago from Physorg

Despite harsh weather and ocean conditions, and complex geological characteristics of its drill site, the deep-sea drilling vessel CHIKYU, for the first time in the history of scientific ocean drilling,...

Douglas-fir, geoducks make strange bedfellows in studying climate change

10 years ago from Physorg

Scientists are comparing annual growth rings of the Pacific Northwest's largest bivalve and its most iconic tree for clues to how living organisms may have responded to changes in climate.

Model predicts evolution of Mediterranean landscape following fires

10 years ago from

An international research team has developed a mathematical and cartographical model that make it possible to view how Mediterranean landscapes evolve in the aftermath of forest fires. In order to...

Senate Passes Bill to Close Yucca Mountain

10 years ago from CBSNews - Science

Move Would Fulfill Obama Campaign Promise to Shut Down the Nevadan Nuclear Waste Facility as Part of Energy and Water Bill

Japanese Astronaut Craves Sushi

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Japanese astronaut Koichi Wakata is craving the hometown taste of fresh sushi after months in space.

One in ten 16 year olds have self-harmed

10 years ago from Physorg

One in ten 16 year olds in Northern Ireland have self-harmed in the past year, according to new research by ARK at Queen`s University and the University of Ulster.

Pakistan island puts wind-power to work

10 years ago from Physorg

A tiny island of fishermen is light years ahead of the rest of Pakistan, powering homes and businesses with wind turbines -- protecting the environment and improving the quality of...

Jellyfish help to stir the ocean

10 years ago from BBC News: Science & Nature

With their umbrella-shaped bodies, jellyfish contribute to ocean mixing as they move around, researchers have found.

Krakatoa's fiery eruption

10 years ago from The Guardian - Science

Marco Fulle's pictures of Krakatoa capture the raw intensity of volcanic eruption

NOAA Bans Commercial Harvesting Of Krill

10 years ago from Science Daily

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has published a final rule in the Federal Register prohibiting the harvesting of krill in the Exclusive Economic Zone off the coasts of California,...

Floating Docks Designed To Harness Clean Energy For NYC

10 years ago from Science Daily

An architecture professor with an architecture student has designed a network of modular floating docks to harness clean energy for New York City. According the the designers, the tidal action...

Guide for soil id'ing comes to cellphones

10 years ago from Science Blog

When an agricultural technician is out in the field, without a library or laboratory in sight, how does he answer the farmers' question: “What type of soil does my farm...

Deforestation emissions on the rise

10 years ago from News @ Nature

Amazon study suggests denser forest yields will mean more carbon release.

Shrimpy Sea Life May Mix Oceans as Much as Tides and Winds Do

10 years ago from Scientific American

Here's a puzzle: A child pees in the shallow end of a pool and then swims to the deep end. Which end should you avoid? Conventional wisdom holds that the deep end...

Marine life faces changing seas

10 years ago from Science Alert

A recent study has found that ocean changes, such as warming and increased acidity, will make rapid changes to marine ecology.

Life Underground Critical to Earth's Ecosystems

10 years ago from Physorg

( -- "I wonder if I shall fall right through the Earth!" mused Alice-in-Wonderland as she tumbled down the rabbit-hole." How funny it'll seem to come out among people that...

Aussie ecology marked poorly

10 years ago from Science Alert

A review of conservation in Ocenia has found the region is in grave trouble – in Australia, mostly from land clearing and invasive weeds.

Forest growth studies begin to turn up the heat

10 years ago from News @ Nature

Researchers aim to assess the effects of rising air temperature.

A pet peeve on research funding

10 years ago from Science Blog

In my opinion, the following study is a complete waste of research funding that could be doing some good elsewhere. Researcher studied why we swing our arms while...

Team Leads Canadian Reclamation Effort

10 years ago from Newswise - Scinews

Plant biology expert is working with a joint venture of oil and gas companies in Alberta, Canada, to turn gigantic open sand pits created by the extraction process into a...

Improving Air Force Situational Awareness With Smart Satellite Imagery

10 years ago from Science Daily

Researchers are improving US Air Force situational awareness with software that presents vast amounts of map data in a more manageable format for its commanders in theater.

Study: Global warming speeds CO2 release

10 years ago from UPI

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, July 29 (UPI) -- Global warming is speeding the release of carbon dioxide, a chief greenhouse gas, from underground peat forms in subarctic wetlands, Dutch research indicates.