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Officials Crack Down on Totoaba Bladders

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Officials Crack Down on Totoaba Bladders

Source: Quartz/Gwynn Guilford - August 27, 2015

Another asset bubble has burst in China. And it’s not in stocks, metals or real estate. It’s the market for a maize-colored organ carved out of a giant, endangered Mexican fish.
That fish, the totoaba, uses this organ, its swim bladder, to regulate buoyancy. For centuries, wealthy Chinese have used such bladders, what they often more…

Take a Dive With the Deepflight Dragon

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Take a Dive With the Deepflight Dragon

Source: Gizmag/Loz Blain - August 27, 2015

When you get an opportunity to go fly a 1.5 million dollar electric personal submarine that looks like a Formula One car, but operates like more…

Popular Measure of Ancient Ocean Temperatures Questioned by New Lab Experiments

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Popular Measure of Ancient Ocean Temperatures Questioned by New Lab Experiments

Source: UW Today/Hannah Hickey - August 27, 2015

Understanding the planet’s history is crucial if we are to predict its future. While some records are preserved in ice more…

Officials Crack Down on Totoaba Bladders

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Officials Crack Down on Totoaba Bladders

Source: Quartz/Gwynn Guilford - August 27, 2015

Another asset bubble has burst in China. And it’s not in stocks, metals or real estate. It’s the market for a maize-colored organ carved out more…

U.S. Calls For More Global Attention on Climate Change Impacts on Ocean

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U.S. Calls For More Global Attention on Climate Change Impacts on Ocean

Source: The Guardian/Oliver Milman - August 27, 2015

The US government has urged the international community to focus more on the impact of climate change on the oceans, amid growing concern over changes affecting corals, more…

Multicellularity

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Multicellularity

Source: EOL/Casey Dunn, Sophia Tintori and Cassandra Extavour - August 27, 2015

creaturecast.org brings you stories about the unexpected world of animals. In our second episode, Sophia Tintori and Cassandra Extavour talk about multicellularity and the more…

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The TerraMar Project Interviews Ian Urbina

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The TerraMar Project Interviews Ian Urbina

Source: The TerraMar Project - August 20, 2015

The TerraMar Project sat down with Ian Urbina (@ian_urbina), an investigative reporter for The New York Times, to discuss his series on lawlessness on more…

Sensor for Microplastic Research Designed by Student

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Sensor for Microplastic Research Designed by Student

Source: News@Northeastern/Joe O'Connell - June 9, 2015

More than 250 metric tons of microplastic are esti­mated to be floating in the world’s oceans. And the cost to take a research vessel out more…

Cli-Fi Novel ‘The Water Knife’ Previews a Future Drought Scenario

Cli-Fi Novel ‘The Water Knife’ Previews a Future Drought Scenario

Source: NPR/Adam Frank - August 12, 2015

As I write this, California remains deep in its fourth year of drought.

One hundred percent of the state of Nevada is in drought — with more…

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