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Sea Ice in the Arctic Removes CO2 from the Atmosphere

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Sea Ice in the Arctic Removes CO2 from the Atmosphere

Source: University of Southern Denmark - September 22, 2014

Due to global warming, larger and larger areas of sea ice melt in the summer and when sea ice freezes over in the winter it is more…

Rising Temperatures in the Atlantic Ocean Spread Tropical Invasive Species

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Rising Temperatures in the Atlantic Ocean Spread Tropical Invasive Species

Source: HealthDay News/Mary Elizabeth Dallas - September 19, 2014

(HealthDay News) -- Rising temperatures in the Atlantic Ocean may be allowing certain tropical fish to spread to shallow waters that are becoming warmer, an more…

Orangutans Steal Canoes, Can Learn to Fish

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Orangutans Steal Canoes, Can Learn to Fish

Source: The New Yorker/Ferris Jabr - September 18, 2014

In 1990, while visiting a research camp in central Borneo, the primatologist Anne Russon saw an orangutan nicknamed Supinah attempt to make fire. Supinah sauntered more…

Colossal Squid Caught, Examination Streamed Online

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Colossal Squid Caught, Examination Streamed Online

Source: AP/Nick Perry - September 17, 2014

It was a calm morning in Antarctica's remote Ross Sea, during the season when the sun never sets, when Capt. John Bennett and his crew more…

Massive Search Effort Becomes Unprecedented Science Mission

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Massive Search Effort Becomes Unprecedented Science Mission

Source: Fox News/Steve Dorsey - September 16, 2014

In the six months of searching for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, investigators haven’t found a trace of the Boeing 777, but they have made groundbreaking more…

Marine Algae Can Evolve Fast Enough to Deal With Climate Change

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Marine Algae Can Evolve Fast Enough to Deal With Climate Change

Source: Reuters/Alistair Doyle - September 15, 2014

OSLO (Reuters) - Tiny marine algae can evolve fast enough to cope with climate change in a sign that some ocean life may be more more…

Autonomous Ships Are on the Horizon

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Autonomous Ships Are on the Horizon

Source: Ars Technica/Sean Gallagher - September 12, 2014

A European Union-funded research project called MUNIN is looking to make international cargo shipping more energy and cost efficient, essentially turning "seafaring" into a desk job. Named more…

Universities To Determine Southern Ocean’s Role in Climate Regulation

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Universities To Determine Southern Ocean’s Role in Climate Regulation

Source: Phys.org/Princeton University - September 11, 2014

The Southern Ocean that encircles Antarctica lends a considerable hand in keeping Earth's temperature hospitable by soaking up half of the human-made carbon in the more…

Hemingway’s Logs Could be Valuable Source of Fisheries Data

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Hemingway’s Logs Could be Valuable Source of Fisheries Data

Source: The Sydney Morning Herald/Michael Weissenstein - September 10, 2014

Cojimar, Cuba: A dozen tiny, ageing fishing boats bobbed in the wake of the massive, gleaming white sport-fishing yacht taking Ernest Hemingway's grandsons to the village more…

International Space Station Gets Ocean Wind Sensor Installed

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International Space Station Gets Ocean Wind Sensor Installed

Source: Latin Post/Erik Derr - September 9, 2014

In a matter of days, the International Space Station will receive a new sensor for monitoring ocean winds back on Earth - thereby opening a more…