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Discovery of how coral reefs adapt to global warming could aid reef restoration

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Discoveries about tropical coral reefs, to be published on 23 June 2010, are expected to be invaluable in efforts to restore the corals, which are succumbing to bleaching and other...

Gulf Cruise Raises Questions on Methane, But Much Data Still to Analyze

8 years ago from Science NOW

Preliminary results from a research cruise measuring methane in deep water near the gushing...

Comprehensive look at human impacts on ocean chemistry

8 years ago from Science Daily

Numerous studies are documenting the growing effects of climate change, carbon dioxide, pollution and other human-related phenomena on the world's oceans. But most of those have studied single, isolated sources...

The key role of the oceans' subpolar regions in the climate control of the tropics is confirmed

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An international team of researchers, led by the members of the Institut de Ciencia i Tecnologia Ambientals (ICTA) at the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (UAB), has published the first registers...

Aerogeophysical survey provides promising prospects of economic development in Afghanistan

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Analysing nearly 20 terabytes of data collected from 220 mission flight-hours covering more than half of Afghanistan, Naval Research Laboratory and the U.S. Geological Survey investigators reveal several potential major...

Retooling the ocean conveyor belt

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For decades, oceanographers have embraced the idea that Earth's ocean currents operate like a giant conveyor belt, overturning to continuously transport deep, cold polar waters toward the equator and warm...

Oceanographers call for more ocean observing in Antarctica

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Rutgers' Oscar Schofield and five colleagues from other institutions have published in Science, calling for expanded ocean-observing in the Antarctic, particularly in the Western Antarctic Peninsula, or WAP...

Ancient ice revealing climate secrets

8 years ago from UPI

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., June 18 (UPI) -- A U.S. scientist studying 800,000-year-old polar ice says ocean currents play a significant role in increasing carbon dioxide in the earth's atmosphere.

Time to wake up to cyber threat: experts

8 years ago from Physorg

NATO governments and the public must wake up to the threat of cyberattacks, which could paralyse a nation far more easily than conventional warfare, experts warned Friday.

The Coal Age Continues

8 years ago from NY Times Science

An ongoing Asian boom in coal use threatens to render American debates over a climate bill a sideshow.

'Gliding' Robots Patrol Gulf Oil Spill

8 years ago from Live Science

New "glider" robots use water power to zigzag through the ocean.

Climate and CO2 levels linked: study

8 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

Scientists believe that carbon dioxide has played an instrumental role in determining global weather patterns by tying together the ice age of the Northern Hemisphere and the evolving climate in...

Sparks to Receive Liebig Medal from International Union of Soil Sciences

8 years ago from Newswise - Scinews

This summer, Donald Sparks, S. Hallock du Pont Chair in Plant and Soil Sciences at the University of Delaware and director of the Delaware Environmental Institute (DENIN), will receive the...

Polar oceans key to temperature in the tropics

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'Our results show that the polar oceans play a key role in the global climate, and that one outcome of a rise in global temperature could be an increase in...

Architectural impact of climate change mimicked in lab tests

8 years ago from Physorg

(PhysOrg.com) -- The architectural and structural havoc wreaked by torrential rain, flooding and fluctuating temperatures could be prevented thanks to analysis based on laboratory simulations.

In China’s Energy Plan, Security Tops Environment

8 years ago from NY Times Science

Global warming remains a secondary concern as China drafts a comprehensive energy law.

Wind in the willows 'ratty' making a comeback in the UK

Water voles populations are gradually recovering in many parts of the UK, according to the Environment Agency.

Drilling Moratorium Means Hard Times for Gulf Rig Workers

8 years ago from NY Times Science

The drill ban could jeopardize 50,000 jobs, according to one estimate, hurting many blue-collar communities on the Gulf Coast.

L.A. council panel investigates DWP threat to withhold money amid budget crisis

8 years ago from LA Times - Science

One week after Los Angeles City Controller Wendy Greuel accused the Department of Water and Power of misleading the public about its financial situation, a panel of the Los Angeles...

Climate change threatens food supply of 60 million people in Asia

8 years ago from Science Daily

Climate change will drastically reduce the discharge of snow and ice meltwater in a region of the Himalayas, threatening the food security of more than 60 million people in Asia...

Israel agrees to ease restrictions on imports to Gaza

8 years ago from LA Times - Science

Israel promises to 'liberalize' its much-criticized policy of tightly restricting the flow of food, building material and other items into the Gaza Strip. But Cabinet members remain undecided over specifics. Israel said Thursday...

Mercosur unhappy with EU mining rules on cyanide content

8 years ago from UPI

BUENOS AIRES, June 17 (UPI) -- With weeks to go before the start of new Mercosur-European Union talks on creating a free trade zone, the two sides clashed as...

Study finds echoes of the Holocaust in Russia's economy, politics

8 years ago from Physorg

Russian cities and regions whose Jewish populations bore the brunt of the Holocaust have seen lower economic growth and wages ever since, according to a detailed new analysis of seven...

Research will help submariners breathe more easily

8 years ago from Science Daily

Engineers in the UK and US are teaming up to develop a chemical-free way of removing carbon dioxide from the air inside deep sea human habitats.

Russian vs. Belarus on gas shipments

8 years ago from UPI

MOSCOW, June 17 (UPI) -- Russia's Gazprom has threatened that Belarus has until June 21 to clear its gas debts or face supply restrictions.

New analysis on problems between archaeology and pharaonic chronology, based on radiocarbon dating

8 years ago from Science Blog

BEER-SHEVA, ISRAEL June 17, 2010 — In a just published article in Science magazine (June 18, 2020), Prof. Hendrik J. Bruins of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev presents novel implications...

Odd Figure-8 Bridge to Merge Left vs. Right Side Traffic

8 years ago from Live Science

A Dutch architectural firm has proposed a bridge shaped like a figure '8' to switch the sides of the road driven on by cars traveling between Hong Kong and mainland...

UF marine researchers rush to collect samples as oil threat grows

8 years ago from Physorg

(PhysOrg.com) -- GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- In a race against time, University of Florida marine researchers are hurrying to collect underwater marine algae samples in the Florida Keys while an ever-growing...