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Bugs ate 200,000 tonnes of oil spill: Study


September 12th, 2012 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 12 (IANS) Hydrocarbon-eating bugs in the Gulf of Mexico cleared over a period of five months at least 200,000 tonnes of oil and natural gas that had spewed ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Destroyed coastal habitats may release tonnes of carbon


September 7th, 2012 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 7 (IANS) Destruction of coastal habitats may saddle the atmosphere with an additional billion tonnes of carbon every year, 10 times higher than previously reported, according to a ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Arctic ice melt prelude to severe winters


June 7th, 2012 - 11:51 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 7 (IANS) The dramatic melt-off of Arctic sea ice due to climate change could lead to severe winter outbreaks, reveals a study. Charles H. Greene, professor of earth ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

First ever study to explore beneath the seafloor


May 4th, 2011 - 6:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 4 (ANI): Scientists are one step closer in understanding the natural processes taking place below the seafloor, which also give rise to economically important ores along the seafloor and may ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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...

Posted in Health Science |

Battery that uses freshwater, seawater to generate electricity developed


April 21st, 2011 - 12:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 21 (ANI): Stanford researchers have developed a battery that takes advantage of the difference in salinity between freshwater and seawater to produce electricity.Anywhere freshwater enters the sea, such as river ... Read more...

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Battery that makes electricity from water developed


March 30th, 2011 - 1:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 30 (ANI): A battery that takes advantage of the difference in salinity between freshwater and seawater to produce electricity has been developed by Stanford researchers.Anywhere freshwater enters the sea, such ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Witwatersrand basin in South Africa has ‘world’s oldest water’


February 21st, 2011 - 5:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 21 (ANI): A new study has suggested that deep saline groundwaters in South Africa's Witwatersrand Basin may have remained isolated for millions of years and could be the world's oldest ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Arctic Ocean water is ‘warmest it’s been for more than 2,000 years’


February 1st, 2011 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 1 (ANI): A new study has found that the water flowing into the Arctic from the North Atlantic is at its warmest level for more than 2,000 years.This could endanger ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

West Antarctic ice sheet would collapse by year 3000: Study


January 10th, 2011 - 2:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 10 (ANI): By the dawn of this millennium, the West Antarctic ice sheet is likely to collapse and the global sea level may rise by nearly four meters, suggests a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Rising greenhouse gases could have significant impacts on ocean life


December 22nd, 2010 - 5:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 22 (ANI): A new study has suggested that the prolonged, extensive emission of greenhouse gases over the next few decades could have major impacts on ocean life.UC Merced marine biologist ... Read more...

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Pakistan flood aid tops $800 mn


August 22nd, 2010 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 22 (DPA) Aid received for Pakistan's flood victims is almost double the amount requested by the UN, the country's foreign minister said Sunday, as relief workers struggled to save ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

To Kill An Oil-Soaked Bird?-That is The Question


June 8th, 2010 - 3:24 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
The disaster in the Gulf of Mexico has reached epic proportions, and is no where near over. The slow agonizing death of millions of animals, including fish and birds as well ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Balti cuisine has ‘outrageous’ levels of salt


April 29th, 2010 - 1:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 29 (IANS) Balti cuisine, spicy curries of Asian origin that are loved by Britons, have been found to contain salt nearly three times the recommended levels, and health experts ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Smallest bubbles in oceans detected


February 26th, 2010 - 3:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 26 (ANI): In a new research, a team of physicists has detected the smallest bubbles in the oceans that are as tiny as one thousandth of a millimeter.According to a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Ice Shelves on Antarctic Peninsula in danger


February 23rd, 2010 - 1:48 am ICT by BNO News
RESTON, VIRGINIA (BNO NEWS) – Ice shelves in the southern section of the Antarctic Peninsula are in danger because of global warming issues, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said Monday.The sea-level could ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

San Francisco, CA man pleads guilty to violating Endangered Species Act


January 27th, 2010 - 5:37 pm ICT by BNO News
SAN FRANCISCO (BNO NEWS) –A San Francisco man on Tuesday pled guilty to violating the Endangered Species Act and making false statements to investigators, prosecutors said.Luke D. Brugnara, 46, pleaded guilty to ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

How aquatic animals mix ocean water


November 23rd, 2009 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 23 (ANI): A team of scientists has built models of how marine animals mix the waters ocean-wide and concluded that the effect may be extensive.Modern ocean models primarily incorporate the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Making costs of algae oil production more reasonable


November 4th, 2009 - 2:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 4 (ANI): Two Kansas State University engineers are assessing systematic production methods that could make the costs of algae oil production more reasonable, helping move the US from fossil ... Read more...

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Giant robotic cages may one day roam the seas as future fish farms


August 19th, 2009 - 1:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 19 (ANI): If scientists have their way, giant robotic cages may one day roam the seas as future fish farms, which could help produce greener, healthier, and more numerous ... Read more...

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US navy chemists try to turn seawater into jet fuel


August 19th, 2009 - 12:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 19 (ANI): In a new experiment, US navy chemists have processed seawater into unsaturated short-chain hydrocarbons that with further refining could be made into kerosene-based jet fuel.According to a report ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Glaciers can shrink “in a geologic instant”


June 22nd, 2009 - 12:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 22 (ANI): A new research by scientists has revealed that modern glaciers in deep ocean water can undergo periods of rapid retreat, where they can shrink even more quickly than ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

How mercury makes its way into the ocean and contaminates seafood


May 3rd, 2009 - 12:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 3 (ANI): A new study has documented for the first time the process in which increased mercury emissions from human sources across the globe, and in particular from Asia, make ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Origin of sulfur in rocks point to oxygen-rich atmosphere 2.4 billion years ago


April 17th, 2009 - 2:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 17 (ANI): A team of geochemists has come across evidence that Earth's atmosphere 2.4 billion years ago was oxygen-rich, as pointed out by the origin of sulfur in rocks.Sedimentary ... Read more...

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Prehistoric Leatherback turtles threatened with extinction


March 14th, 2009 - 4:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 14 (ANI): In a new study, it has been determined that the prehistoric leatherback turtles, who survived even the extinction of dinosaurs, are now threatened with extinction themselves, all ... Read more...

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Asiatic turtle migrated to America over a tropical Arctic


February 2nd, 2009 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Feb 2 (IANS) Fossils of a tropical fresh water Asian turtle that surfaced in Arctic Canada suggest they migrated to North America not around Alaska but directly across a freshwater sea ... Read more...

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80-year-old lobster given new lease of ocean life by PETA


January 10th, 2009 - 6:21 pm ICT by ANI
New York, January 10 (ANI): A hefty lobster, around 80 years old, is set to taste the ocean water again after animal rights activist lobbied a local Manhattan restaurant for its ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Ocean acidification could have broader effects on marine ecosystems


December 18th, 2008 - 4:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 18 (ANI): A new research has determined that ocean acidification could result in broader disruptions of biological processes in the oceans. The research was conducted by Donald Potts, a professor ... Read more...

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Desalinization may help solve global water crisis


October 1st, 2008 - 4:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 1 (ANI): A geoscientist has said that desalinization, which is removing salt from ocean water to create fresh water, is a practical way to provide more drinkable water for ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Jules Verne spaceship to end life in a ball of flames


September 29th, 2008 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 29 (ANI): Jules Verne, Europes biggest, most sophisticated spaceship is about to bring its six-month mission to an end by plunging into the Pacific in a ball of flames. ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Pacific coast is turning more acidic, determines new research


May 23rd, 2008 - 5:05 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 23 (ANI): An international team of scientists surveying the waters of the continental shelf off the West Coast of North America has discovered that the Pacific coast is turning ... Read more...

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Global warming has made Arctic wetter and snowier


April 26th, 2008 - 12:28 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 26 (ANI): A new study has suggested that in addition to the Arctic heating up faster than almost anywhere else on the planet, it has also become wetter and ... Read more...

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Analyzing oceanic bacteria may help in understanding how oceans respond to climate change


March 4th, 2008 - 2:11 pm ICT by admin
Washington, March 4 (ANI): Scientists have devised a new method to analyze gene expression in complex microbial populations, which could help in the better understanding of how oceans respond to climate change.Developed ... Read more...

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Sea urchins at risk due to global warming


March 2nd, 2008 - 12:12 pm ICT by admin
Washington, March 2 (ANI): A new study has determined that global warming is proving to be a threat to the sea's tiniest creatures, namely sea urchins. A team of marine scientists from ... Read more...

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Ancient flood shut down Gulf Stream 8200 years ago


December 7th, 2007 - 4:45 pm ICT by admin
London, Dec 7 (ANI): A massive release of fresh water from a huge glacial lake in Canada triggered the most dramatic spell of chill in Europe and North America some 8200 years ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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