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Lesson from the Santa Barbara Oil Spill: Leave it in the Ground

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Lesson from the Santa Barbara Oil Spill: Leave it in the Ground

Source: LA Times/David Helvarg - May 25, 2015

Memorial Day marks the beginning of high beach season, but there are miles of coastline near Santa Barbara that will be out of commission this more…

How Sea Level is Measured

Illustration: NOAA/Laboratory for Satellite Altimetry

How Sea Level is Measured

Source: The Conversation/Gary Griggs - May 25, 2015

There are about 330 million cubic miles of water in the world oceans today, 97% of all the water on the planet. Early in our planet’s 4.5 more…

Hundreds of Fossilized Shark Teeth Discovered in Palm Beach

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Hundreds of Fossilized Shark Teeth Discovered in Palm Beach

Source: WPTV/James Wieland - May 25, 2015

PALM BEACH, Fla. - Ever since the beach renourishment project ended at Midtown Palm Beach, beach goers like Lauren Young have been pulling up shark more…

Japan Pledges Climate Change Aid to Pacific Island Nations

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Japan Pledges Climate Change Aid to Pacific Island Nations

Source: Tech Times/Dianne Depra - May 25, 2015

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced on Saturday that the country will be pledging over $450 million to aid Pacific island nations over the next more…

Iron-Oxidizing Bacteria

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Iron-Oxidizing Bacteria

Source: One Species at a Time/Ari Daniel Shapiro - May 25, 2015

If you were driving along a highway in Maine - located on the east coast of the United States - past pine trees more…

Science Sheds Light on how the Ocean Works

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Science Sheds Light on how the Ocean Works

Source: The Daily Catch - May 22, 2015

The ocean is big.

So big, in fact, that we know more about the surface of the moon than we do about the depths of more…

Dolphin Deaths in Gulf of Mexico Linked to BP Oil Spill

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Dolphin Deaths in Gulf of Mexico Linked to BP Oil Spill

Source: AP/Cain Burdeau - May 22, 2015

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- In a new study, a team of scientists says there's a definite link between the massive BP oil spill in 2010 and more…

Despite Kerry’s Statement to Arctic Council, Shell Receives Approval for Arctic Drilling

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Despite Kerry’s Statement to Arctic Council, Shell Receives Approval for Arctic Drilling

Source: Cryopolitics/Mia Bennett - May 22, 2015

At the Arctic Council ministerial in Iqaluit, Canada on April 25, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry waxed poetic about the prospects for clean energy more…

Is This the Future of Farming?

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Is This the Future of Farming?

Source: DesignBoom/Javier Ponce and Nick Brink - May 22, 2015

Given current trends, it’s estimated the world’s population will reach 9.1 billion by 2050, which will in turn rise food demand by up to 70%. more…

Sea Sparkle in China is Pretty But Contaminated

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Sea Sparkle in China is Pretty But Contaminated

Source: Daly Mail/Nelson Groom - May 22, 2015

They say all that glitters is not gold.
Nowhere is this saying more fitting than in these images of majestic sparkling blue lights on the more…

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