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True colors : Bloom in the Barents Sea

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Aug
23

Plankton blooms spanning hundreds or even thousands of kilometers occur across the North Atlantic and Arctic Oceans every year. Many species thrive in the cooler ocean waters, which tend to be richer in nutrients and plant life than tropical waters.

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Oldest Fossils Discovered On Oldest Shoreline Known On Earth

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Aug
22

Earth’s oldest fossils have been found in a remote part of coastal Western Australia, very well preserved between the quartz sand grains of the oldest beach or shoreline known on Earth, in 3.4-billion-year-old rocks. Meanwhile, world famous 130 million old fossilized dinosaur tracks that dot a remote 80-km stretch of Western Australia’s coastline, are now under threat from a proposed natural gas facility.

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Beach Goers To Report Endangered Leatherback Turtle Sightings, UK

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Aug
10

Beach goers are being asked to look out for endangered leatherback turtles which are currently visiting British summer seas to feed on the huge numbers of jellyfish.

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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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