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Antarctic icebergs play key role in climate change: Study


March 26th, 2011 - 5:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 26 (ANI): Researchers have discovered that when icebergs cool and dilute the seas through which they pass for days, they also raise chlorophyll levels in the water that may in ... Read more...

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Volcanoes ‘may have kick-started life on Earth’


March 22nd, 2011 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 22 (ANI): Volcanoes might have played a crucial role in kick-starting life on Earth, according to new results from an old experiment that sat on the shelf for more than ... Read more...

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Global warming was ‘more common 50m yrs ago’


March 17th, 2011 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 17 (ANI): Periods of intense global warming lasting tens of thousands of years occurred more frequently in the past than previously believed, according to a new study.A team, led by ... Read more...

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Expedition to discover colour of the Atlantic Ocean


March 11th, 2011 - 6:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 11 (ANI): An international team of scientists have undertaken a seafaring expedition to find out the colour of the Atlantic Ocean.They want to discover the impact of misty clouds ... Read more...

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Global warming ‘affecting food chain, carbon cycling in Arctic Ocean’


March 3rd, 2011 - 4:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 3 (ANI): Over the past decade, the annual bloom of phytoplankton in the Arctic Ocean has been arriving earlier each year - a change that could hurt the marine food ... Read more...

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Life’s building blocks discovered on surprising meteorite


December 16th, 2010 - 1:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 16 (ANI): Scientists has identified amino acids, a fundamental building block of life, in a meteorite where none were expected."This meteorite formed when two asteroids collided. The shock of the ... Read more...

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Marine researchers call for international effort to save coral reefs


October 8th, 2010 - 2:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 8 (ANI): Leading marine researchers say that there is still time to save the world's ailing coral reefs, if prompt and decisive action can be taken to improve their overall ... Read more...

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Coastal residents need better education about tsunamis: Experts


September 18th, 2010 - 4:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 18 (ANI): The ability of the US to detect and forecast tsunami may have improved in the last efforts, but the current efforts are still not enough to meet the ... Read more...

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Why tectonic plates move the way they do


July 17th, 2010 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 17 (ANI): Researchers at Monash University and Scripps Institution of Oceanography have developed a new theory to explain the global motions of tectonic plates on the earth's surface.The new theory ... Read more...

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Glider Robots Helping Researchers Track The Plume In Gulf Oil Spill


June 20th, 2010 - 7:34 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Peru, June 20, (THAINDIAN NEWS) With the Gulf Oil spill rolling into its third month, the researchers have introduced a new way to track the plume. Reportedly, the "glider" robots ... Read more...

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World’s largest oceanography library digitized


May 23rd, 2010 - 1:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 23 (ANI): As part of a partnership between Google, the University of California and the UC San Diego Libraries, the 100,000 volumes from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography Library, the ... Read more...

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Indian origin climate researcher, partner say Copenhagen Accord objectives an uphill task


May 4th, 2010 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
San Diego US, May 4 (ANI): Two climate change researchers have warned that the goals spelt out in the Copenhagen Accord will be a "Herculean" task.Indian origin Veerabhadran Ramanathan and Yangyang Xu, ... Read more...

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Scientists stumble on fossils of whale bone-eating worms


April 21st, 2010 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 21 (IANS) Scientists have stumbled on the first fossil boreholes of the worm Osedax that consumes whale bones on the ocean floor. A team led by Steffen Kiel of Christian-Albrechts ... Read more...

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30-million-years-old worms munched on whale bones


April 21st, 2010 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 21 (ANI): Palaeontologists have discovered the first fossil boreholes of the worm Osedax that consumes whale bones on the deep-sea floor.The international team of scientists led by the paleontologist Steffen ... Read more...

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Now, a robotic underwater vehicle powered by ocean movement


April 9th, 2010 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 9 (IANS) A robotic underwater vehicle that is powered entirely by natural, renewable, ocean thermal energy has been developed, holding out promise of almost indefinite monitoring of the ocean depths ... Read more...

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Scientists discover animals that live without oxygen


April 8th, 2010 - 2:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 8 (ANI): Animals that live their entire lives without oxygen and surrounded by 'poisonous' sulphides have been discovered for the first time, deep under the Mediterranean Sea.Roberto Danovaro, from the ... Read more...

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2010 El Nino affecting North Pacific Ocean ecosystems adversely


March 4th, 2010 - 4:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 4 (ANI): Scientists at NOAA and Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego, US, have revealed that the ongoing El Nino of 2010 is affecting north Pacific Ocean ecosystems in ... Read more...

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Habitat conservation can revitalize once-depleted marine ecosystems


February 22nd, 2010 - 4:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 22 (ANI): A new research has indicated that habitat conservation can revitalize once-depleted marine ecosystems.If reports are anything to go by, the marine ecosystems of the Gulf of California are ... Read more...

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Antarctic Ice Shelf collapse possibly triggered by ocean waves


February 12th, 2010 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 12 (ANI): In a new research, a team of scientists has discovered that ocean waves originating along the Pacific coasts of North and South America impact Antarctic ice shelves and ... Read more...

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Scientist creates graphic translation of climate change data


December 17th, 2009 - 3:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 17 (ANI): A scientist has developed a series of graphics that translate key figures from the fourth Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report for public audiences.The scientist in ... Read more...

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Soot and dust damaging Himalayas: NASA


December 16th, 2009 - 9:34 am ICT by IANS
By Joydeep Gupta Copenhagen, Dec 16 (IANS) Soot and dust contribute as much to a temperature rise in the Himalayas as greenhouse gases do, according to a new study by the US space ... Read more...

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Pitch of blue whale songs ‘declining around the world’


December 10th, 2009 - 5:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 10 (ANI): Researchers have found that the sound level of songs blue whales sing across the vast expanses of the ocean to attract potential mates has been declining for the ... Read more...

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Hawaiian hot spot’s deep roots uncovered by scientists


December 5th, 2009 - 3:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 5 (ANI): A new study by an international research team has opened up a window into the earth to reveal Hawaii's deep roots, by suggesting that the Hawaiian hot spot ... Read more...

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Scientists find “predator” corals that eat jellyfish


November 22nd, 2009 - 12:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 22 (ANI): In a new study, scientists have discovered the only known "predator" corals to eat adult jellyfish.According to a report in National Geographic News, the study, led by ... Read more...

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Cut soot, slow climate change: Scientists


October 13th, 2009 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 13 (IANS) Global warming is caused by excess of greenhouse gases, mainly carbon dioxide, but cutting down other pollutants such as soot can help slow climate change in a ... Read more...

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Tipping points trigger abrupt shifts in people, society, nature


September 5th, 2009 - 2:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 5 (IANS) What do abrupt changes in ocean circulation and earth's climate, shifts in wildlife populations and ecosystems, global finance market and epileptic seizures have in common? All of them share ... Read more...

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Scientists identify ‘tipping points’ at which sudden shifts to new conditions occur


September 3rd, 2009 - 3:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 3 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have identified 'tipping points' at which sudden shifts to new conditions occur in the world.The research was done by Martin Scheffer of Wageningen ... Read more...

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Antarctica’s plumbing system more dynamic than previously believed


September 2nd, 2009 - 12:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 2 (ANI): Scientists, using space-based lasers on a NASA satellite have created the most comprehensive inventory of lakes that actively drain or fill under Antarctica's ice, which has revealed a ... Read more...

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Decoded structure of sea compound yielding potential new ways to fight diseases


August 29th, 2009 - 2:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 29 (ANI): A team of scientists in the U.S. have deciphered the highly unusual molecular structure of a natural sea compound, which is shedding new light on the function of ... Read more...

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Presence of plastic garbage in deep Pacific shocks scientists


August 28th, 2009 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 28 (IANS) The presence of a huge quantity of plastic garbage in a remote patch of Pacific ocean shocked scientists who have just completed an unprecedented journey to its least-explored ... Read more...

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Scientists discover extensive plastic debris in ‘great Pacific Ocean garbage patch’


August 28th, 2009 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 28 (ANI): In an exploration of the 'great Pacific Ocean garbage patch', scientists from the Scripps Environmental Accumulation of Plastic Expedition (SEAPLEX) have discovered extensive plastic debris floating 1,000 miles ... Read more...

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Cleaning up black carbon provides instant benefits against global warming


August 22nd, 2009 - 3:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 22 (ANI): A new research has determined that cleaning up black carbon emissions, created through diesel and solid biomass fuel burning, provides instant benefits against global warming.The research was ... Read more...

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Scientists discover oceanic worms that throw ‘green bombs’ on predators


August 21st, 2009 - 12:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 21 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a mysterious group of oceanic worms that can throw 'bombs' which burst into brilliant green light - probably a defensive mechanism against potential predators.The ... Read more...

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Sources of Earth’s “hum” pinpointed


August 9th, 2009 - 12:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 9 (ANI): A new research has found that the Pacific coasts of North America and Central America are important sources of the Earth's low-frequency vibration, or "hum".Previous studies had found ... Read more...

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Caribbean’s marine species survived extinction by having sex


July 29th, 2009 - 4:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 29 (ANI): Fossil records of organisms in the Caribbean Sea show that if a species could shift from clonal to sexual reproduction, it can survive extinction, which suggests that environmental ... Read more...

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