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Coral Bleaching Likely In Caribbean

10 years ago from Science Daily

Scientists say conditions are favorable for significant coral bleaching and infectious coral disease outbreaks in the Caribbean, especially in the Lesser Antilles. Similar conditions may develop in Gulf of Mexico...

Indications For Volcanic Eruptions In The Younger Geological History Found In Labrador Sea

10 years ago from Science Daily

Scientists have researched the geology of the seabed in the Labrador Sea on board of RV Maria S. Merian. They have studied the so-called Eirik Drift at the southern tip...

Study: Iberian Peninsula rainfall to drop

10 years ago from UPI

SARAGOSSA, Spain, July 24 (UPI) -- Decades of study suggest a significant decline in rainfall over the Iberian Peninsula in coming years, especially in spring and summer, Spanish scientists...

Biologist says jumbo squid are not man-eaters

10 years ago from MSNBC: Science

Carnivorous jumbo squid have been washing up on San Diego beaches and swarming in Southern California's coastal waters, freaking out scuba divers and bathers this month, but a biologist now...

Heat wave may have caused Fla. fishkill

10 years ago from UPI

MIAMI, July 23 (UPI) -- Thousands of dead fish were found in Florida Bay this week, possible victims of the summer heat, Everglades National Park officials say.

Biodiesel On The Wing: A 'Green' Process For Biodiesel From Feather Meal

10 years ago from Science Daily

Scientists are reporting development of a new and environmentally friendly process for producing biodiesel fuel from "chicken feather meal," made from the 11 billion pounds of poultry industry waste that...

Modest Fisheries Reduction Could Protect Vast Coastal Ecosystems

10 years ago from Science Daily

A reduction of as little as 5 percent in fisheries catch could result in as much as 30 percent of the British Columbia coastal ecosystems being protected from overfishing, according...

Deep sea fossils record climate

10 years ago from Science Alert

Researchers have found Earth’s temperature history in deep ocean fossils – and it suggests that ice sheet behaviour links to climate.

ESA and EUMETSAT sign GMES Framework Agreement

10 years ago from European Space Agency

ESA and EUMETSAT, the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites, signed on 20 July a Framework Agreement on the Global Monitoring for Environment and Security (GMES) Programme.

Eco-warrior trashes seismic experiment

10 years ago from News @ Nature

Explosive geological studies on a Canadian island disrupted by activist.

Big Advantage for the Small -- Climate change influences the size of marine organisms

10 years ago from Physorg

The ice is melting, the sea level is rising and species are conquering new habitats. The warming of the world climate has many consequences. In the current issue of the...

Small fossils provide key clues for interpreting environmental changes

10 years ago from Physorg

The Micropalaeontology team at the Department of Stratigraphy and Palaeontology at the University of the Basque Country (Spain) is working on the study of microfossils under the direction of Mr...

Bye bye black sheep, climate study finds

10 years ago from MSNBC: Science

Rising temperatures on Scotland's St. Kilda islands are whittling away the islands' number of black sheep, replacing them with lighter ones, according to a new study.

China Battles Internet Addiction, Nobel Laureates Battle Climate Change

10 years ago from Science NOW

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Still a low chance of development for two lows

10 years ago from Physorg

The two areas of thunderstorms in the Caribbean from yesterday, July 21, are on the move. One area is now moving into out of the Caribbean and into the eastern...

New Zealand moves west after massive quake

10 years ago from MSNBC: Science

Southern New Zealand has moved slightly closer to the east coast of neighboring Australia as a result of a massive earthquake last week off the country's South Island, a scientist...

Calcium Helps Evaluate Soil's Ability to Retain Earth's Carbon

10 years ago from Newswise - Scinews

As carbon is released through fossil-fuel burning and changing land use, scientists are seeking a more accurate understanding of carbon storage and cycling. Calcium in rainfall may reveal soil's carbon...

Mystery blob leaves scientists puzzled

10 years ago from MSNBC: Science

A huge mat of oily goo caught everyone by surprise when it showed up off the shore of Wainwright, Alaska nearly two weeks ago. Since then, the mysteries have only...

The Evolution of Earth's Evenly Spaced Valleys

10 years ago from Live Science

The evolution is shown of a model landscape's evenly spaced valleys over 600,000 years under the influence of bedrock uplift, stream incision and soil creep. See Perron et al., 2009,...

South Asia News in brief: 9–22 July 2009

10 years ago from SciDev

Bangladeshi renewables project proves successful, India resolving spacecraft malfunction, scientists rid water of toxic algae, and more.

Fund promotes African adaptation to climate change

10 years ago from SciDev

A new fund will help Africans share their knowledge of adapting to climate change.

Dutch Harbor-Unalaska, Alaska and New Bedford, Mass., remain top fishing ports

10 years ago from

Commercial fishermen unloaded 612.7 million pounds of fish and shellfish at the port of Dutch Harbor-Unalaska, Alaska, in 2008, mostly pollock, making it the country's top port for the amount...

Price put on Copenhagen success

10 years ago from BBC News: Science & Nature

Richest nations must put $10bn "on the table" if the climate change summit is to be a success, says UN climate chief.

Saltwater angling a sign of coastal vitality

10 years ago from

Saltwater recreational fishing continued to provide important economic benefits to America's coastal communities in 2008, bringing fishermen to the shore to reel in fish, book spots on charter and party...

Massive glacier in sub-Antarctic island shrinks by a fifth

10 years ago from Physorg

One of the biggest glaciers in the southern hemisphere shrivelled by a fifth in 40 years, French scientists said on Wednesday.

A global back-up system for agriculture

10 years ago from The Guardian - Science

With climate change, pests and disease, Cary Fowler told the audience at TEDGlobal that by saving seeds, humanity might end up saving itself

Early Mars stayed molten

10 years ago from Science Alert

Research has found that steam kept the surface of Mars molten for an unusually long time – possibly stalling the formation of life.

Time for caution on northern cod: fisheries scientist

10 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

Newfoundland and Labrador's leading expert on cod said Tuesday that while there are strong signs northern cod is starting to make a comeback, fishermen should still leave it alone.