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Virtual Reality Can Make People Care About Climate Change

Photo: Virtual Human Interaction Lab/Stanford University

Virtual Reality Can Make People Care About Climate Change

Source: Climate Confidential/Amy Westervelt - July 23, 2014

A woman peers through goggles embedded in a large black helmet. Forest sounds emanate from various corners of the room: a bird chirping here, a more…

Largest Aquatic Insect Found in China

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Largest Aquatic Insect Found in China

Source: Yahoo! News/Dylan Stableford - July 23, 2014

Ick!
What appears to be the world's largest flying aquatic insect was discovered earlier this month in China's Sichuan province, officials there say.
According to more…

June Was Warmest Month on Record

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June Was Warmest Month on Record

Source: Mashable/Andrew Freedman - July 23, 2014

June was the Earth's warmest such month on record since instrument data began in 1880, propelled by ocean temperatures that were so far above average more…

Dar es Salaam to Build Megacity Prepared for Climate Change

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Dar es Salaam to Build Megacity Prepared for Climate Change

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation/Kizito Makoye - July 23, 2014

DAR ES SALAAM (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Tanzania’s largest commercial city - one of the fastest-growing in Africa - has redrawn its master plan to more…

The Tides Bring Lego Pieces to This UK Beach

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The Tides Bring Lego Pieces to This UK Beach

Source: BBC News Magazine/Mario Cacciottolo - July 22, 2014

A container filled with millions of Lego pieces fell into the sea off Cornwall in 1997. But instead of remaining at the bottom of the more…

Learn How to be an Expert Underwater Photographer

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Learn How to be an Expert Underwater Photographer

Source: Digital Trends/Bill Schiffner - July 22, 2014

Sharks have roamed the Earth’s seas for nearly 400 million years, and are of the oldest species. Their size, power, and teeth fill us with more…

High Seas Absorb CO2, But Only if There is Fish

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High Seas Absorb CO2, But Only if There is Fish

Source: Rabble/Stephen Leahy - July 22, 2014

Marine life in the high seas soak up twice as much CO2 from the atmosphere as Canada emits every year, a new study by the Global more…

Fishing For Viruses With Bacteria Bait

Photo: Jennifer Brum/Tucson Marine Phage Laboratory

Fishing For Viruses With Bacteria Bait

A fishing expedition of microscopic proportions led by University of Arizona ecologists revealed that the lines between virus types in nature are less blurred than more…

Australia to Cut Carbon Tax, Replace With Incentives

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Australia to Cut Carbon Tax, Replace With Incentives

Source: AFP/Martine Parry - July 21, 2014

Australia's axing of its carbon tax and a plan to replace it by offering incentives to polluters to increase their energy efficiency is "the perfect more…

Record Longest Monitoring Program to Measure Ice Melt Underway

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Record Longest Monitoring Program to Measure Ice Melt Underway

Source: Climate News Network/Tim Radford - July 21, 2014

A sophisticated array of automatic sensors will allow scientists to conduct the longest ever monitoring programme to determine the precise physics of summer sea ice more…