ocean currents

Volcanic eruptions serve to sustain reefs


July 24th, 2012 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 24 (IANS) Could the pumice, a light and porous volcanic rock, that surges into the ocean once a volcano erupts in Tonga or elsewhere in the south-west Pacific ... Read more...

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Russia’s floating university traces Gulf Stream


July 17th, 2012 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's Arctic Floating University has possibly discovered a new branch of the Gulf Stream in the Barents Sea during its inaugural trip this summer, programme ... Read more...

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Evidence from octopus hints at ice sheet collapse


May 10th, 2012 - 2:09 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 10 (IANS) Genetic evidence from an Antarctic octopus indicates that the West Antarctic ice sheet - one of the world's major ice sheets - could collapse if temperatures ... Read more...

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Satellite records Antarctica ice shelf’s retreat


April 8th, 2012 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
Vienna, April 8 (IANS) The European Space Agency's Envisat satellite continues to record the rapid retreat of one of Antarctica's ice shelves due to atmospheric warming. Envisat mapped a loss ... Read more...

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Strong currents accelerate Antarctic ice melt


June 27th, 2011 - 12:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 27 (IANS) Strong ocean currents are eroding the ice beneath West Antarctica's Pine Island Glacier, accelerating its melting. According to one estimate, the total collapse of Pine Island ... Read more...

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Inflow of salt water from Indian Ocean could stabilize climate in Europe


April 30th, 2011 - 5:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 30 (ANI): It has been predicted that global warming will weaken the effects of the Gulf Stream leading to dry climate in Europe, but a new study has suggested that ... Read more...

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Japan’s tsunami debris all set to reach the US coast


April 11th, 2011 - 7:55 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Tokyo, Apr 11 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A month after the devastating quake hit Japan, massive debris that have been floating across the Pacific are expected to reach U.S coasts. These include everything that ... Read more...

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Ocean circulation changes ‘more dramatic than previously thought’


January 15th, 2011 - 3:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 15 (ANI): A new study from Cardiff University has revealed that ocean circulation changes this winter may have been more dramatic than previously thought.The study found that as the last ... Read more...

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Ice chunk ‘4 times Manhattan’s size’ breaks away from Greenland glacier


August 7th, 2010 - 4:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 7 (ANI): A researcher from University of Delaware has reported that a huge chunk of ice, 4 times that of Manhattan's size, has broken away from a Greenland glacier.Andreas Muenchow, ... Read more...

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Majority Of Tar Balls Found In Texas Unrelated To BP Oil Spill


July 11th, 2010 - 7:14 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez July 11, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Majority of the tar balls that washed up on the shores of Texas cannot be traced back to the oil spill in gulf of Mexico, coastal ... 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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Crocodiles ride ocean currents to cross large areas of open sea


June 8th, 2010 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 8 (ANI): Crocodiles ride ocean currents for ocean travel, a new Australian research reveals.The study conducted by a group of Australian ecologists has finally solved the mystery of how ... Read more...

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Animals may have hitched rides on natural rafts to populate Madagascar


January 21st, 2010 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 21 (ANI): In a new research, a pair of scientists has suggested that animals may have populated Madagascar by hitching rides on natural rafts blown out to sea.According to professors ... Read more...

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Ancient algae provide insights into Earth’s response to global warming


December 17th, 2009 - 2:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 17 (ANI): In a new study, a team of scientists, using algae records from the early Pliocene, when earth's climate was warmer, has suggested that coastal upwelling off the California ... Read more...

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Nuclear energy may help cut greenhouse gas emissions


December 9th, 2009 - 4:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 9 (ANI): Proposals are being worked upon at the Copenhagen summit to cut the greenhouse gas emissions in the atmosphere, prominent among which is the use of nuclear energy.A ... Read more...

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Evacuations ordered for Australia’s Lord Howe Island


July 15th, 2009 - 7:01 pm ICT by admin
LORD HOWE ISLAND (BNO NEWS) -- Emergency services have ordered evacuations for parts of Australia's Lord Howe Island following a series of major earthquakes off New Zealand on Wednesday, officials said.An undersea ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Major earthquakes off New Zealand prompt tsunami warnings


July 15th, 2009 - 6:37 pm ICT by admin
TUATAPERE, New Zealand (BNO NEWS) -- Several major earthquakes off New Zealand on Wednesday prompted a series of tsunami warnings in the region, officials said.The first earthquake struck at 9.22 a.m. UTC, ... Read more...

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Biggest Arctic glacier on verge of losing Manhattan-sized ‘tongue’


July 15th, 2009 - 12:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 15 (ANI): Reports indicate that the biggest glacier in the Arctic is on the verge of losing a chunk of ice the size of Manhattan.According to a report in New ... Read more...

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Sole Known Survivor Of Yemeni Plane Crash At Trousseau Hospital


July 10th, 2009 - 8:20 pm ICT by GD
It has been reported that the sole survivor of the Yemenia Airways flight crash has undergone a surgery. She has been treated at the Armand-Trouseau hospital which is in Paris for a ... Read more...

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Wandering of Earth’s magnetic poles maybe caused due to ocean currents


June 20th, 2009 - 1:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 20 (ANI): A controversial new hypothesis has proposed that oceans' currents are responsible for the slow wandering of the Earth's magnetic poles.According to a report in New Scientist, the theory ... Read more...

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Air France jet may have ‘disintegrated in mid-air’


June 11th, 2009 - 5:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 11 (ANI): Two pieces of new evidence have suggested that the Air France jet broke up mid-air in minutes, rather than in one catastrophic incident.Searchers in the Atlantic fear ocean ... Read more...

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More bodies, wreckage found from Air France AF447


June 9th, 2009 - 2:00 am ICT by John Le Fevre
Brazilian military divers and rescue teams have recovered more bodies and wreckage, including a portion of the tail, of downed Air France flight AF447. Photographs released Monday by the Brazilian military showed ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Mae West, the Turtle, Exhibit in Plastic Waste Halt Awareness


April 22nd, 2009 - 5:53 pm ICT by GD
A photo released by the Algalita Marine Research Foundation shows Mae West, a turtle severely deformed by throwaway plastics. The turtle crawled into it when it was young and as it grew, ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

ESA satellite to map Earths gravity field in unprecedented detail


March 18th, 2009 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 18 (ANI): The European Space Agencys (ESAs) has launched its Earth explorer satellite GOCE (Gravity Field and Steady-State Ocean Circulation Explorer), which will map Earths gravity field in unprecedented ... Read more...

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British explorer to set sail on plastic-bottle boat


March 10th, 2009 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 10 (ANI): British explorer, environmentalist, and celebrity David de Rothschild, is all set to go on an 11,000-mile (17,703-kilometer) journey across the Pacific Ocean at the end of March, ... Read more...

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Aerosols may have a greater impact on patterns of rainfall than previously thought


February 15th, 2009 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 15 (ANI): A leading atmospheric scientist has said that aerosols may have a greater impact on patterns of Australian rainfall and future climate change than previously thought. Aerosols are ... Read more...

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Aerosol pollution impacting rainfall, climate change


February 13th, 2009 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 13 (IANS) Pollution from aerosols is likely to have a greater impact on rainfall patterns and future climate change than previously thought, according to a leading atmospheric scientist. "We have identified ... Read more...

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Ozone hole over Antarctica weakens carbon sink in Southern Ocean


December 10th, 2008 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 10 (ANI): A new research has suggested that the hole in the ozone layer over Antarctica may be impairing the Southern Oceans ability to mop up carbon dioxide (CO2) ... Read more...

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Southern Oceans ability to soak up CO2 unaffected by changing winds


December 9th, 2008 - 4:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 9 (ANI): A new study has determined that intensifying winds in the Southern Ocean have had little influence on the strength of the Southern Ocean circulation and therefore its ... Read more...

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Rare mineral might tell us global warmings state over next two centuries


December 2nd, 2008 - 5:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 2 (ANI): The study of a rare mineral, which can be used to track ancient climates, will help scientists estimate what will be the condition of the world over ... Read more...

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Revolutionary device would enable ocean currents to power the world


December 1st, 2008 - 12:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 1 (ANI): Scientists have developed a new revolutionary device that can harness energy from slow-moving rivers and ocean currents, and might be able to provide enough power for the ... Read more...

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Wind power can alter ocean currents and boost marine life


November 13th, 2008 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 13 (ANI): A new study has suggested that generating wind power at sea may alter ocean currents and marine ecosystems, bringing nutrient-rich waters up from the depths, which marine ... Read more...

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90,000 yr old data suggests warming, CO2 and ocean currents are linked


October 5th, 2008 - 11:27 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 5 (ANI): Scientists have presented new data from their analysis of ice core samples and ocean deposits dating as far back as 90,000 years ago and have suggested that ... Read more...

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Stranded Brazil penguins returned to sea


October 5th, 2008 - 9:05 am ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Oct 5 (IANS) Around 300 penguins marooned on the Brazilian beaches for past few months have been returned to the sea by conservationists, hoping that they would find their ... Read more...

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Data from past provides new insights into climate change


October 4th, 2008 - 1:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 4 (IANS) Ice core and ocean deposit comparisons show complex links between carbon dioxide levels, ocean currents and climate and may help explain past, present and future climate trends.Researchers presented ... Read more...

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