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Sea less vulnerable to CO2 13 mn years ago: Study


June 7th, 2012 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 7 (IANS) Higher levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) are linked to rising ocean temperatures -- but the seas were not so sensitive to the gas around 13 ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Alga blooming in Antarctica can be seen from space


March 6th, 2012 - 9:27 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Sydney, Mar 6 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Australian scientists have produced images from space which shows giant algae floating on the surface of Antarctica. It is not clear how the algae got there but ... Read more...

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Algae bloom can be seen from space


March 6th, 2012 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 6 (IANS) Snow blown off the Antarctica into the nearby ocean is believed to have caused a field of bright green algae that is so large it is ... Read more...

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Carbon emissions could wipeout marine species


March 3rd, 2012 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
London, March 2 (IANS) Carbon emissions are acidifying oceans at a faster rate than at any time in the past 300 million years, raising the prospect of ecological catastrophe in ... Read more...

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CO2 threatens fish’s very survival in oceans


January 16th, 2012 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 16 (IANS) Can you imagine seas and oceans completely bereft of colourful fish? The possibility may not be all that far-fetched, thanks to rising carbon dioxide (CO2) ... Read more...

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World’s largest fish could be even bigger than previously thought


February 8th, 2011 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 8 (ANI): A new study has revealed that whale sharks, the world's biggest fish, could be even bigger than previously recorded.Scientists working in Mozambique have developed a new method of ... 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 |

Oceanic ‘garbage patch’ not as big as depicted in media


January 5th, 2011 - 6:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 5 (ANI): Claims that the 'Great Garbage Patch' between California and Japan is twice the size of Texas are grossly exaggerated, according to an Oregon State University scientist."There is no ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Size of ocean garbage patch exaggerated


January 5th, 2011 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 5 (IANS) A lot of plastic trash is floating on the Pacific Ocean but claims that the 'Great Garbage Patch' between California and Japan is twice the size of Texas ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Study finds changes in solar activity affect local climate


December 9th, 2010 - 6:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 9 (ANI): There is a lot of debate about whether the sun's activity could have influenced the earth's climate over thousands or millions of years.Now, Swedish researchers have revealed ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Icebergs bombed by asteroids 600mn-yrs-ago ‘created early life’


October 20th, 2010 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 20 (ANI): University of Adelaide researchers have found evidence of ancient icebergs mixed in with volcanic rocks, which were spewed out when an asteroid hit the Earth between 635-542 million ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Whale poop ups productivity of ocean fisheries


October 13th, 2010 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 13 (ANI): A new study from Harvard University and University of Vermont has revealed that whale faeces is rich in nutrients, and has a huge positive influence on the productivity ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Female humpback whales form long lasting friendships


June 8th, 2010 - 12:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 8 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that female humpbacks, especially of the same age, form bonds that last year after year.Individual female humpbacks reunite each summer to feed and swim alongside ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Oceans can feed the human race


December 2nd, 2009 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 2 (IANS) Oceans could become a source of more human food if steps are taken to expand and improve marine aquaculture, says a new study. As the world's population continues ... Read more...

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Oceans would be able to feed growing world population in future


December 2nd, 2009 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 2 (ANI): In a new study, scientists have determined that the oceans could become the source of food for the increasing human population in the future if steps are taken ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Asian Carp Feared To Damage Eco-System Of Great Lake


November 21st, 2009 - 7:28 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Chicago, Nov.21, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The giant sea fish, 'Asian Carp' which weighs around one hundred pounds and can be up to four feet long is feared to break the barriers ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Atmospheric acid nourishes world’s oceans


October 6th, 2009 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 6 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Leeds in the UK have proved that acid in the atmosphere breaks down large particles of iron found in dust into small and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

A thirst for blood sparks toxic algal blooms


July 1st, 2009 - 3:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 1 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden have suggested that toxic algal blooms are created when aggressive algae kill and injure their competitors in order to absorb ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists solve mysterious disappearing act of world’s second largest fish


May 8th, 2009 - 1:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 8 (ANI): Scientists have discovered where basking sharks - the world's second largest fish - hide out for half of every year.The discovery revises scientists' understanding of the iconic species ... Read more...

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NASA satellite to pinpoint sources and sinks of worlds CO2


February 24th, 2009 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 24 (ANI): NASAs new climate-monitoring satellite, the Orbiting Carbon Observatory (OCO), which would pinpoint sources and sinks of carbon dioxide (CO2), will blast off today from California''s Vandenberg Air ... Read more...

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Decline of CO2-gobbling plankton coincided with global cooling 33 mln yrs ago


January 9th, 2009 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 9 (ANI): A new study has revealed that after a sudden rise in species numbers, carbon-dioxide (CO2) gobbling plankton known as diatoms abruptly declined about 33 million years ago, ... Read more...

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Stunning close up photos reveals planktons complexity


December 22nd, 2008 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 22 (ANI): A marine biologist has taken a series of stunning close up photographs of plankton to reveal the tiny creatures complexity.According to a report in the Telegraph, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Melting ice may help in battle against global warming


December 8th, 2008 - 1:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 8 (ANI): Though melting Antarctic ice sheets have become potent symbols of global warming, they may actually turn out to help in the battle against climate change and soaring ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Southern Ocean could become too acidic by 2030


November 11th, 2008 - 3:05 pm ICT by ANI
Canberra, Nov 11 (ANI): Researchers in Australia have discovered that the tipping point for ocean acidification caused by human-induced CO2 emissions is much closer than first thought, with estimates suggesting that ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Melting ice caps could soak up CO2 from the atmosphere


September 11th, 2008 - 12:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 11 (ANI): A new research has suggested that as the northern polar cap melts, it could lift the lid off a new carbon sink capable of soaking up carbon ... Read more...

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Oceans develop acidity, thanks to fossil fuels


May 22nd, 2008 - 3:39 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 22 (IANS) Oceans have mitigated the effects of climate change by absorbing a third of total carbon dioxide emissions worldwide -- but this intake, caused largely by fossil fuel burning, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Human intervention alters natural systems: NASA study


May 15th, 2008 - 4:28 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 15 (IANS) Human intervention has caused widespread climatic alterations like permafrost thawing, premature blooming of plants across Europe and declining lakes in Africa, according to a NASA study. Cynthia Rosenzweig ... Read more...

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Human-caused climate change has impacted Earths natural systems


May 15th, 2008 - 12:41 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 15 (ANI): A new NASA-led study has shown that human-caused climate change has made an impact on a wide range of Earths natural systems, including permafrost thawing, plants blooming ... Read more...

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London, April 19 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that some plankton can thrive in acidic oceans, w


April 19th, 2008 - 1:39 pm ICT by admin
London, April 19 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that some plankton can thrive in acidic oceans, which are a result of increased levels of carbon dioxide.According to a report in New Scientist, ... Read more...

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Dust dumped on ocean floor impacts global climate


February 29th, 2008 - 6:30 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 29 (IANS) Nine hundred million tonnes of dust from deserts and land that is dumped into the ocean every year impacts global climate, but exactly how was for long a ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Bering Sea may not remain productive fishery by 2100 due to ocean warming


January 12th, 2008 - 3:56 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Jan 12 (ANI): Ecologists have predicted that the Bering Sea, which is one of the worlds most productive fisheries, would be unsustainable by the year 2100 because of warmer ocean surfaces ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists warn selling carbon offsets from ocean iron fertilization is premature


January 11th, 2008 - 4:35 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Jan 11 (ANI): An international team of scientists, which include signatories from India, have issued a warning that it is too early to sell carbon offsets from ocean iron fertilization.Other signatories ... Read more...

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Researchers doubt global warming will be reduced by ocean fertilization


November 30th, 2007 - 6:03 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Nov.30 (ANI): Research undertaken at the Universities of Stanford and Oregon State have raised doubts about the viability of plans to fertilize the ocean in a bid to neutralize global warming. According ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Ice age DNA of Cods might hold key for their future survival


November 14th, 2007 - 3:18 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Nov 14 (ANI): A new DNA-based research by biologists would help to determine the vulnerability of cods to future global warming by finding out their location during the Ice Age. The ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

The longest-lived animal is a sea clam


November 14th, 2007 - 2:59 am ICT by admin
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