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NASA: Sea Levels Have Risen 8cm Since 1992

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NASA: Sea Levels Have Risen 8cm Since 1992

Source: Reuters - August 28, 2015

Sea levels worldwide have risen an average of nearly eight centimetres (three inches) since 1992 because of warming waters and melting ice, a panel of NASA scientists more…

Robots Are Livestreaming From the Ocean Floor

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Robots Are Livestreaming From the Ocean Floor

Source: CBC News/Emily Chung - August 28, 2015

Join two robots exploring the deeps off the British Columbia coast — without getting wet.

You can watch them online during a three-week mission by the more…

Desert Dust Storms May Impact Ocean Phytoplankton

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Desert Dust Storms May Impact Ocean Phytoplankton

Source: Phys.org/Jennifer Chu - August 28, 2015

Each spring, powerful dust storms in the deserts of Mongolia and northern China send thick clouds of particles into the atmosphere. Eastward winds sweep these more…

Hacking the Ocean

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Hacking the Ocean

Source: National Geographic/Pierre-Yves Cousteau - August 28, 2015

Seventy percent of our planet is one connected ocean. It produces half the oxygen we breathe and feeds over three billion people.

Today the ocean is more…

Cuba’s Oil

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Cuba’s Oil

Source: World Ocean Radio/Peter Neill - August 28, 2015

Cuban waters are rich with oil and natural gas. The abundance of the oil resource has not been lost on international entrepreneurs. In more…

Officials Crack Down on Totoaba Bladders

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Officials Crack Down on Totoaba Bladders

Source: Quartz/Gwynn Guilford - August 27, 2015

Another asset bubble has burst in China. And it’s not in stocks, metals or real estate. It’s the market for a maize-colored organ carved out more…

U.S. Calls For More Global Attention on Climate Change Impacts on Ocean

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U.S. Calls For More Global Attention on Climate Change Impacts on Ocean

Source: The Guardian/Oliver Milman - August 27, 2015

The US government has urged the international community to focus more on the impact of climate change on the oceans, amid growing concern over changes affecting corals, more…

Take a Dive With the Deepflight Dragon

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Take a Dive With the Deepflight Dragon

Source: Gizmag/Loz Blain - August 27, 2015

When you get an opportunity to go fly a 1.5 million dollar electric personal submarine that looks like a Formula One car, but operates like more…

Popular Measure of Ancient Ocean Temperatures Questioned by New Lab Experiments

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Popular Measure of Ancient Ocean Temperatures Questioned by New Lab Experiments

Source: UW Today/Hannah Hickey - August 27, 2015

Understanding the planet’s history is crucial if we are to predict its future. While some records are preserved in ice cores or tree rings, other more…

Multicellularity

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Multicellularity

Source: EOL/Casey Dunn, Sophia Tintori and Cassandra Extavour - August 27, 2015

creaturecast.org brings you stories about the unexpected world of animals. In our second episode, Sophia Tintori and Cassandra Extavour talk about multicellularity and the more…

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