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Conference on Climate Change and Health Abruptly Cancelled by CDC

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Conference on Climate Change and Health Abruptly Cancelled by CDC

Source: The Washington Post/Brady Dennis - January 24, 2017

With little warning or explanation, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently canceled a major climate change conference that had been scheduled for next more…

NASA Develops AI to Explore Extraterrestrial Oceans

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NASA Develops AI to Explore Extraterrestrial Oceans

Source: Phys.org/Tomasz Nowakowski, Astrowatch.net - January 24, 2017

NASA is developing technology that could enable autonomous navigation of future underwater drones studying subsurface oceans on icy moons like Jupiter's Europa. The agency is more…

How the Sea Became Salty

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How the Sea Became Salty

Source: Hakai Magazine/Adityarup Chakravorty - January 24, 2017

Thousands of years ago, the answer to a child’s question of why the sea is salty would elicit some creative and curious explanations. Before Google more…

Saving the Plastic From Ocean With Sky Ocean Rescue

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Saving the Plastic From Ocean With Sky Ocean Rescue

Source: Sky News/Thomas Moore - January 24, 2017

More than eight million tonnes of plastic is thrown away each year and washed out to sea.

It takes centuries to break down. It's eaten more…

Atlantic Bluefin Tuna

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Atlantic Bluefin Tuna

Source: One Species at a Time/Ari Daniel - January 24, 2017

What is it like to be eyeball to eyeball with a fish the size of a Volkswagen? Learn about the process of tagging tuna and more…

Will President Obama’s Clean Energy Legacy Endure?

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Will President Obama’s Clean Energy Legacy Endure?

Source: The Conversation/Mark Barteau, University of Michigan - January 23, 2017

In the closing days of President Obama’s second term, he and leaders in the Executive Branch worked feverishly to articulate their views of the administration’s more…

Seal Whiskers Detect Fish Breath

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Seal Whiskers Detect Fish Breath

Source: Cosmos/Evelyn Fetterplace - January 23, 2017

Imagine, for a second, you’re a fish – one that lurks on the murky bottom of the ocean, rendered invisible by your turbid surroundings. Suddenly, the more…

Zebra Shark Confounds Scientists, Gives Birth Without a Mate

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Zebra Shark Confounds Scientists, Gives Birth Without a Mate

Source: CNN/Anna Cummins - January 23, 2017

(CNN) - A female zebra shark in an Australian aquarium has astounded scientists by producing live offspring asexually, three years after being separated from her more…

600-Year Old Buddha Statue Emerges in Reservoir as Water Levels Fall During Renovation Work

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600-Year Old Buddha Statue Emerges in Reservoir as Water Levels Fall During Renovation Work

Source: CNN/Serenitie Wang - January 23, 2017

Beijing, China (CNN) -  600-year-old Buddha statue has been discovered in a reservoir in east China's Jiangxi Province after water levels fell during renovation work.

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Chinook Salmon

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Chinook Salmon

Source: One Species at a Time/Ari Daniel - January 23, 2017

Chinook or King Salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) are the largest salmon. They may reach around 150 cm in length and can occasionally exceed 23 kg; other more…

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