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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…

Record Longest Monitoring Program to Measure Ice Melt Underway

Photo: Christine Zenino

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…

NASA to Probe Carbon Cycle, Ocean Ecology

Photo: Endeavor/URI School of Oceanography

NASA to Probe Carbon Cycle, Ocean Ecology

Source: NASA - July 18, 2014

NASA embarks this week on a coordinated ship and aircraft observation campaign off the Atlantic coast of the United States, an effort to advance space-based more…

Whale Poo Can Return Balance to Ocean

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Whale Poo Can Return Balance to Ocean

Source: ABC AU/Verica Jokic - July 17, 2014

A team of scientists has discovered that the iron-rich 'liquid fertiliser' created by whale faeces could return stability to the world's oceans. However, as Verica Jokic writes, more…

You Smell Gorgeous: Is That Seaweed?

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You Smell Gorgeous: Is That Seaweed?

Source: Reuters/Astrid Wendlandt - July 16, 2014

(Reuters) - Seaweed may not be the first ingredient that springs to mind for perfume. But algae are among obscure ingredients to which perfume makers more…

Striking Changes to World Atlases to be Released

Illustration: National Geographic

Striking Changes to World Atlases to be Released

Source: Climate News Network/Alex Kirby - July 15, 2014

Two new atlases provide clear visual evidence of the effect climate change and extreme weather can have on people and property.

LONDON, 12 July 2014 – more…

Oceans Teeming with Microbial Life

Photo: G. F. Steward

Oceans Teeming with Microbial Life

Source: National Science Foundation - July 14, 2014

Imagine the open ocean as a microbial megacity, teeming with life too small to be seen.

In every drop of water, hundreds of types of more…

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…