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James Cameron dives to deepest point of ocean


March 26th, 2012 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, March 26 (IANS) "Titanic" and "Avatar" director James Cameron succeeded in reaching the depth of the Mariana Trench Sunday, becoming the first person in the world to ... Read more...

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Chevron detects new oil leak in Brazil


March 17th, 2012 - 11:47 am ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, March 17 (IANS/EFE) US oil supermajor Chevron Corp. announced it has detected a small crude leak at the same field off Brazil's coast where another spill occurred ... Read more...

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Dead Sea floor craters teeming with life


September 30th, 2011 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 30 (IANS) Scientists have found giant craters at the bottom of the Dead Sea, teeming with bug infested fresh water. The Dead Sea, which lies on the border ... Read more...

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Man faces 20 years jail for dropping ship’s anchor


August 21st, 2011 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 21 (IANS) A cruise ship passenger is facing about 20 years in prison besides an over 151,000 pounds ($250,000) fine for dropping the anchor of the moving ... Read more...

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Seven tonnes of cocaine found in submarine


July 31st, 2011 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
Tegucigalpa (Honduras), July 31 (IANS/EFE) A huge consignment of cocaine - 7.3 tonnes - has been found in a submarine off the coast of Honduras in the Caribbean, a top ... Read more...

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Cocaine found on submarine in Honduran waters


July 30th, 2011 - 11:25 am ICT by IANS
Tegucigalpa, July 30 (IANS/EFE) Honduran authorities and the US Coast Guard found 2.5 tonnes of cocaine aboard a small submarine that was scuttled by its crew off the Central American ... Read more...

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Investigation report blames failure of ‘blowout preventer’ for Gulf of Mexico oil spill


March 24th, 2011 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
Houston, Mar 24(ANI): A buckled section of drill pipe prevented a blowout preventer from properly sealing to stop last year's massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill, according to a report released by ... Read more...

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System that will warn of impending tsunami developed


March 6th, 2011 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 6 (IANS) Seismologists have developed a system that warns of an impending tsunami only minutes after the initial earthquake, thus helping minimise the death toll by giving locals ... Read more...

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Now, a system that can warn about tsunamis within minutes


March 5th, 2011 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 5 (ANI): Soon, people would be able to get warning about an impending tsunami within minutes of an earthquake.Seismologists at the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a new ... Read more...

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Shocking images reveal oil spill still stuck at the bottom of the Gulf


February 21st, 2011 - 1:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 21 (ANI): A scientist has shown that oil from the BP spill still remains stuck on the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico.Samantha Joye, a professor at the University of ... Read more...

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Pheromone makes squids aggressive


February 11th, 2011 - 5:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 11 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that female squid produces a pheromone that triggers immediate and dramatic fighting in male squid that come into contact with it.The aggression-producing pheromone, believed ... Read more...

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No fish will be left to catch, expert warns Bangladesh


February 1st, 2011 - 1:12 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Feb 1 (IANS) No hilsa, not even fish will be left to catch in the Bay of Bengal, an expert has warned as the Bangladesh government prepared to issue 30 ... Read more...

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Bacteria ate up methane from Gulf spill, say scientists


January 7th, 2011 - 6:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 7 (ANI): Bacteria consumed the methane released from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico within about four months, say scientists."It was remarkable. We had gone out ... Read more...

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BP’s ‘cost-cutting decisions’ blamed for ‘avoidable’ Gulf of Mexico oil spill


January 6th, 2011 - 5:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 6(ANI): The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico was an avoidable disaster caused in part by a series of 'cost-cutting decisions' made by BP and its partners, the White ... Read more...

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Bering Sea floor sheds light on last major global warming period


January 5th, 2011 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 5 (ANI): Researchers at the University of California at Santa Cruz have found that the sediments at the bottom of the Bering Sea indicate that that the region was ice-free ... Read more...

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Life may have survived ‘Snowball Earth’ in ocean pockets 700mn yrs ago


December 15th, 2010 - 12:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 15 (ANI): A new study has revealed that life may have survived a cataclysmic global freeze in the ocean pockets some 700 million years ago.Researchers have apparently found evidence in ... Read more...

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1,500 World War II-era shells found in US


October 25th, 2010 - 12:15 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Oct 25 (IANS) A team of divers claimed to have found a cache of roughly 1,500 live ammunition scattered in a bay here more than 50 years ago following an ... Read more...

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Our oceans home to 750,000 undiscovered species


October 4th, 2010 - 4:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 4 (IANS) The oceans are bustling with far greater diversity of life than previously thought, says the first Census of Marine Life -- 10 years in the making. It will ... Read more...

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750,000 undiscovered species beneath the waves: study


October 4th, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 4 (ANI): In a decade long first census of marine life, it has been revealed that the world's oceans are teeming with far greater diversity of life than was previously ... Read more...

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Arctic bacteria may have the longest life cycle on Earth


September 21st, 2010 - 1:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 21 (ANI): Bacteria discovered on the Arctic sea floor may have longest life cycle of any known organism, as it has a hibernation period of up to 100 million years.Casey ... Read more...

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Researchers at the Gulf of Mexico say they’ve found layer of oil on seafloor


September 15th, 2010 - 10:09 pm ICT by BNO News
ATLANTA, GEORGIA (BNO NEWS) – Researchers on Wednesday at the Gulf of Mexico said that they have found a layer of oil as thick as two inches coating the sea floor in ... Read more...

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TBT exposure causes female snails to grow penises on heads


September 10th, 2010 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Sep 10 (ANI): After exposure to the chemical TBT, female marine snails living off the Perth coast are growing male sex organs on their heads, researchers have revealed.Curtin University researchers ... Read more...

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Louisianan Governor, Bobby Jindal, Utters That The Lid Has Been Put Down On The ‘Mariner’ Platform Production


September 3rd, 2010 - 5:20 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Washington, September 3, 2010 (Just Flashed): The Republican Governor of Louisiana happens to be Bobby Jindal, who possesses Indian bloodline. He divulged in the afternoon on Thursday that the shutters have been ... Read more...

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A fish that ‘walks’ in water


August 27th, 2010 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 27 (IANS) The angler fish, which is mostly found in the ocean depths, appears to saunter along on four legs on the ocean floor, new pictures have revealed. But the angler ... Read more...

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Scientists unearth Great Barrier Reef’s 169,000-year-old great grandmother


August 20th, 2010 - 4:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 20 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a more ancient reef than the Great Barrier Reef - just 600 metres away from it.This year, an international team extracted 34 sediment cores from ... Read more...

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‘Static kill’ operation at US oil well successful: BP (Lead)


August 4th, 2010 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
London/Washington, Aug 4 (DPA) Oil company BP Plc said Wednesday that its so-called "static kill" operation of pumping mud into the ruptured well in the Gulf of Mexico had been successful. The company ... Read more...

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BP begins ’static kill’ at ruptured US oil well


August 4th, 2010 - 6:27 am ICT by IANS
Washington/New Orleans, Aug 4 (DPA) Oil company BP Plc Tuesday began the long-awaited pumping of mud into the ruptured well in the Gulf of Mexico - the so-called "static kill" to permanently ... Read more...

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BP’s oil cap tests extended for 24 hours


July 18th, 2010 - 8:21 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 18 (DPA) BP Plc and the US government agreed Saturday to extend pressure testing on the new cap sealing the leaking oil well in the Gulf of Mexico, which ... Read more...

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BP Receives Fourth Bill Of $99.7 Million From The White House


July 14th, 2010 - 8:19 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
July 14, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): The oil giant BP has received another Bill of $99.7 Million from the White House, which is the fourth bill. This amount is for ... Read more...

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Huge undersea volcano mapped off Indonesia


July 14th, 2010 - 5:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 14 (ANI): A huge undersea volcano has been found off the coast of Indonesian by a US-Indonesia joint expedition.The volcano, which is 3000 metres above the sea floor but remains ... Read more...

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Scientists Find Towering Undersea Volcano Near Indonesia


July 12th, 2010 - 10:43 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
July 12 (THAINDIAN NEWS) While on a deep sea expedition which was located off the shores of Indonesia, scientists have discovered a towering volcano which reaches heights of 10,000 feet off of ... Read more...

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Huge Undersea volcano mapped off Indonesia


July 12th, 2010 - 10:27 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Jakarta, July 12 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Explorers on a deep-sea exploration have discovered an incredible volcano under the sea. The scientists who discovered the volcano reported that the volcano rises to levels of ... Read more...

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BP oil leak may be contained by Monday


July 10th, 2010 - 5:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 10 (ANI): The BP oil leak could be completely contained as early as Monday if a new tighter cap can be fitted over the blown-out well. The news that the ... Read more...

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Oil spills raise toxic arsenic levels in ocean


July 3rd, 2010 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 3 (IANS) Oil spills can raise levels of toxic arsenic in the ocean, creating an additional long-term threat to the marine ecosystem, according to new research. Arsenic is a poisonous chemical ... Read more...

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Pine Island Glacier behind thinning ice in Antarctica


June 21st, 2010 - 12:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 21(ANI): Scientists have identified Pine Island Glacier (PIG) as a major source for thinning ice in West Antarctica, which has contributed nearly 10 per cent of global sea level rise.Researchers ... Read more...

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