Rising ocean temperature is ‘greatest hidden challenge of our generation’

IUCN report warns that truly staggering rate of warming is changing the behaviour of marine species, reducing angling zones and spreading disease The rising temperature of the oceans is the greatest concealed challenge of our generation that is altering the make-up of marine species, shrinking fishing areas and starting to spread disease to humans, according […]

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How Florida could get hit by Hurricane Matthew twice in one week

Waves crashoff the pilings under the Jacksonville Beach Fishing Pier on Wednesday, Oct. 05, 2016. Just like with people, the history of tropical cyclones is replete with oddballs and eccentrics. Cyclones that for one reason or the other just seemed to be listening to their own compass, rather than the larger plane stream around them, […]

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Obama highlights climate change on final presidential trip-up to Asia

President Barack Obama and Marine National Monuments Superintendent Matt Brown visit Turtle Beach during a tour of Midway Atoll, Sept. 1, 2016. Image: AP Photo/ Carolyn Kaster President Barack Obama traveled to the remote, sun-scorched Midway Atoll on Thursday to highlight the threats that climate change and human activities pose to fragile ecosystems like the […]

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31 of the best space photographs of the year

The rusty red vortex of the circular, iron sculpture Seven Magic Points in Brattebergan, Norway mirror the rippling aurora above .Image: RUNE ENGEBO Bright green auroras dance above a Norwegian lagoon in just one of dozens of new photos shortlisted for a 2016 astrophotography prize. The shortlisted photos, chosen for the Insight Astronomy Photographer of […]

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Climate scientists exhort Obama to rule out more Arctic oil and gas exploration

Letter asking the president to prevent future hunting for petroleum in the water follows a series of new heat and melting records in the Arctic, which stunned researchers Nearly 400 international scientists called on Barack Obama to rule out expansion of oil and gas exploration in Arctic water under US control. The letter, signed by […]

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Great Barrier Reef: scientists ask Malcolm Turnbull to curb fossil fuel use

International Society for Reef Studies presidents tell prime minister should prioritise reef after devastating damage As the largest international meet of coral reef experts comes to a shut, scientists have written to the Australian “ministers “, Malcolm Turnbull, calling for action to save the worlds reefs. The letter was sent to Turnbull on Saturday imploring […]

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Fresh concerns raised over academic conduct of major US nutrition and behaviour laboratory

With eleven publishings already under scrutiny, new evidence emerges of duplication publication and data irregularities in the work of Professor Brian Wansink The head of Cornell Universitys Food and Brand lab is facing renewed allegations of academic misconduct, including self-plagiarism and potential data misrepresentation. Professor Brian Wansink, who has authored hundreds of scientific papers and […]

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Civil War-era cannonballs resurface in South Carolina after Hurricane Matthew

Officials in Charleston County, South Carolina shared this photo of Civil War-era cannonballs unearthed by Hurricane Matthew, Oct. 10, 2016. A cluster of Civil War-era cannonballs washed up on a South Carolina beach on Sunday after Hurricane Matthew whipped the southeastern U.S. coast with strong winds and heavy flooding. The U.S. Air force subsequently explosion […]

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Unraveling the Mystery of the Ocean’s Twilight Zone

Deep down in the ocean, 200 to500 feet belowthe surface, lifeforms flourishwhere they shouldn’t. Down here, little light penetrates, which is somewhatof a problem for solar-powered beasts like coral. Yet here, obstinately, the reefsstill sprawl, supporting hordes of fish and invertebrates, forming an ecosystem thats almost totally foreign to science. This is the mysterious twilight […]

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