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Seafloor to be Mapped by Underwater Drones

Photo: Lockheed Martin

Seafloor to be Mapped by Underwater Drones

Source: Mashable/Eric Larson - July 11, 2014

Three weeks after Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 went missing, Pete LeHardy and his crew were on a plane headed for Australia.

Previous teams searching for Flight 370 more…

US National Park Service Releases Climate Change Report

Photo: L.V. Winter, P.E. Pond, Bruce Molnia/USGS

US National Park Service Releases Climate Change Report

Source: Bloomberg BusinessWeek/Brad Wieners - July 10, 2014

On Wednesday the National Park Service released a report by two of its scientists confirming that 289 of America’s parks and historic sites are experiencing climate change. more…

Warming Canada Struggling to Keep Pace with Climate Change

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Warming Canada Struggling to Keep Pace with Climate Change

Source: ClimateWire/Christa Marshall - July 9, 2014

In 2006, reduced thickness of ice roads forced the Diavik Diamond Mine in Northern Canada to fly in fuel rather than try to transport cargo more…

Shifting Winds Pose New Threat to Antarctic

Photo: J. Alean/M. Hambrey/Glaciers Online

Shifting Winds Pose New Threat to Antarctic

Source: ScienceDaily - July 8, 2014

New research shows projected changes in the winds circling the Antarctic may accelerate global sea level rise significantly more than previously estimated.

Changes to Antarctic more…

An Internet Connected Ocean

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An Internet Connected Ocean

Source: ArsTechnica/Matthew Braga - July 7, 2014

The Juan de Fuca tectonic plate is by far one of the Earth's smallest. It spans just a few hundred kilometers of the Oregon, Washington, more…

NASA Launches New Satellite to Monitor Climate Change

Photo: Bill Ingalls/NASA

NASA Launches New Satellite to Monitor Climate Change

Source: CBS News/William Harwood - July 4, 2014

A workhorse Delta 2 rocket roared to life and climbed away from California coast early Wednesday, boosting an environmental research satellite into orbit on a more…

Drones: The Future of Ocean Research

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Drones: The Future of Ocean Research

Source: Motherboard/Max Cherny - July 3, 2014

The world’s oceans are turning into plastic soup, and new research shows we have no idea where 99 percent of that toxic trash—hundreds of thousands of more…

Plastic in Ocean Disappearing, Fish Likely to Blame

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Plastic in Ocean Disappearing, Fish Likely to Blame

Source: LA Times/Deborah Netburn - July 2, 2014

Plastic seems to be disappearing from the world's oceans, and scientists are not sure why.

Exposure to waves and radiation from the sun can cause more…

Mysterious Outbreak Wiping Out Sea Stars

Photo: Michael Melford/National Geographic

Mysterious Outbreak Wiping Out Sea Stars

Source: The Seattle Times/Lynda V. Mapes - July 1, 2014

A mysterious killer is wiping out sea stars along the entire West Coast of North America, with 20 species affected.

Called Sea Star Wasting Syndrome, more…

Space Observations Change Climate Models

Illustration: G. Haller/ETH Zurich

Space Observations Change Climate Models

Source: Wired/Joshua Batson - June 30, 2014

The weather is a dance between an odd couple: the frantic atmosphere and the staid sea. The atmosphere changes quickly, as when a strong wind more…