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An “Ocean” May Lie Beneath One of the Driest Places on Earth

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An “Ocean” May Lie Beneath One of the Driest Places on Earth

Source: South China Morning Post/Stephen Chen - July 31, 2015

There could be an “ocean” hidden under one of the driest areas on earth, according to a breakthrough discovery by Chinese scientists.

The amount of more…

Robotic Seagliders Are Game Changers for Ocean Surveying, Data Collection

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Robotic Seagliders Are Game Changers for Ocean Surveying, Data Collection

Source: Phys.org/The Scottish Association for Marine Science - July 30, 2015

Robotic underwater Seagliders used by the Oban-based Scottish Association for Marine Science have now gathered the equivalent of five years of oceanographic data, most of more…

Microscopic Wars Between Phytoplankton, Bacteria in Antarctic Waters

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Microscopic Wars Between Phytoplankton, Bacteria in Antarctic Waters

Source: Lab Manager/National Science Foundation - July 29, 2015

A team of marine researchers funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) has discovered a three-way conflict raging at the microscopic level in the frigid waters off more…

NASA Launches New Mission to Greenland

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NASA Launches New Mission to Greenland

Source: Nature/Jeff Tollefson - July 28, 2015

When the retired fishing trawler MV Cape Race sets off along Greenland’s west coast this week, it will start hauling in a scientific catch that promises to more…

Recycling Carbon Dioxide From the Atmosphere

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Recycling Carbon Dioxide From the Atmosphere

Source: Forbes/Hilary Brueck - July 27, 2015

We recycle cans, we recycle clothes, yes, we even recycle bras and old prosthetic limbs.
But what if you could recycle some of your fossil fuels, the carbon dioxide more…

Ancient Japanese Wetland Microbes Discovered Beneath the Sea

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Ancient Japanese Wetland Microbes Discovered Beneath the Sea

Source: Science/Mitch Leslie - July 24, 2015

If you want to find some weird, undiscovered organisms, the sediments more than 2 kilometers below the ocean floor should be a good place to more…

NASA’s Operation Ice Bridge Explores Arctic Ice Sheets

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NASA’s Operation Ice Bridge Explores Arctic Ice Sheets

Source: Gizmodo/Kiona Smith-Strickland - July 23, 2015

Every spring, the scientists and flight crew of Operation Ice Bridge fly low over the Arctic, studying the Greenland ice sheet and nearby sea ice more…

Fishermen Are Becoming Citizen Scientists

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Fishermen Are Becoming Citizen Scientists

Source: BBC News/Mark Kinver - July 22, 2015

Fishermen in South Devon, UK, have turned their boats into "massive data platforms" for a citizen science study.
They have become the first commercial fishers more…

XPRIZE Awards $2 Million to Monitor Harmful Ocean Acidification

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XPRIZE Awards $2 Million to Monitor Harmful Ocean Acidification

Source: The Verge/Loren Grush - July 21, 2015

Team Sunburst Sensors won $1,500,000 last night from the XPRIZE Foundation for developing the most accurate and most affordable sensor technology for measuring ocean acidification. Sunburst more…

The Internet of Earth Things: Engineering Into the Okavango

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The Internet of Earth Things: Engineering Into the Okavango

Source: Medium/Shah Selbe - July 20, 2015

This is a post from the field on a National Geographic supported expedition to explore the Okavango River system from source to sand. 90 days, more…

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