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US scientists predict eruption of undersea volcano

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Aug
10

US scientists have for the first time successfully predicted the eruption of one of the world’s most active undersea volcanoes off the coast of the western state of Oregon.

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Better Desalination Technology, Key to Solving World’s Water Shortage

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Aug
8

With 1.8 billion people predicted to live in areas of extreme water scarcity by 2025, desalination, the removal of salt from water, is increasingly being proposed as a solution, but officials and experts need to commit to overcoming obstacles that make the process expensive, unsustainable and inefficient, a Yale University study found.

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What was natural in the coastal oceans?

Humans transformed Western Atlantic coastal marine ecosystems before modern ecological investigations began. The universal pattern of losses demonstrates that no coastal ecosystem is pristine and few wild fisheries are sustainable along the entire Western Atlantic coast.

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Sediment In Motion

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Aug
5

With or without human intervention, coastal processes continually morph coasts into different shapes, sizes, and colors. Changes can be observed in a day, a season, or a decade, such that there will always be something different about the sand beneath our toes from one visit to the next.

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Slowing climate change by targeting gases other than carbon dioxide

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Aug
3

A new study, conducted by NOAA scientists, shows that even if carbon dioxide remains the undisputed king of recent climate change, other greenhouse gases measurably contribute to the problem, and there are short-term opportunities to influence the trajectory of climate change.

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Ancient Tides Quite Different From Today

Geological forces that act over hundreds to millions of years, such as plate tectonics, ice ages, land uplift, erosion and sedimentation, have caused the tides, generally thought to be one of the most predictable forces on Earth, to vary wildly throughout history, according to a new study.

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Rare fossil of sea reptile found on Alaska beach

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Aug
1

Alaska scientists have discovered the fossil of a rare, prehistoric marine reptile that is likely the most complete remnant of the creature ever found in North America.

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Caribbean states want end of nuclear waste shipments

The practice of shipping hazardous and nuclear waste through the Caribbean sea is seen as a dangerous environmental gamble, risking the existence of the more than 20 million people, and threatening its coral reefs and ecosystems.

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Huge Ice Island Near Labrador ‘s Coast

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Jul
21

Nearly 11 months after calving off of the northwestern coast of Greenland, a massive ice island, the size of Manhattan, is now caught up in ocean currents off the coast of Labrador, Canada. The ice island stretched roughly 62 square kilometers in area and weighed between 3.5 and 4 billion tons.

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