How hurricanes such as Irma and Maria can devastate the Caribbean marine environment  [LINK]
Hurricane Irma – one of the strongest on record to hit the Caribbean – recently scoured the islands leaving catastrophic damage in its wake. And just as we began to piece together the deva... [Read More]
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Scientists call for more research on how human activities affect the seabed  [LINK]
A group of UK scientists, co-ordinated by the University of Southampton, has published extensive research into how industry and environmental change are affecting our seafloors, but say more work is n... [Read More]
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NASA tech aids search following Mexico quake  [LINK]
Disaster relief workers on the ground in Mexico City were responding to this week's 7.1-magnitude earthquake by using a suitcase-sized radar instrument capable of detecting human heartbeats under rubb... [Read More]
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Unravelling the mechanisms of SST warming in the Yellow Sea and East China Sea is still a challenge  [LINK]
The world's oceans are warming, and the marginal seas exhibit more notable warming than the open ocean due to their proximity to land and other unique regional factors. The Yellow Sea and East China S... [Read More]
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The waste-collecting cyclists who caught the UN's eye  [LINK]
Putting an end to the unnecessary burning of biodegradable waste, one restaurant at a time, has become the forceful mission of a team of French cyclists. [Read More]
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Conditions growing dire in hurricane-hit Puerto Rico  [LINK]
Living conditions in hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico are growing worse by the day, with tired, bewildered people lining up to buy scarce fuel and food Sunday amid a blackout and little to no telephone s... [Read More]
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Discovery of a new group of sponges could help measure impact of deep-sea mining  [LINK]
A completely new group of sponges has been discovered, which scientists believe could be a key indicator species in measuring future mining impact in a region targeted for deep-sea mining of polymetal... [Read More]
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Dino-killing asteroid's impact on bird evolution  [LINK]
Ithaca NY (SPX) Sep 25, 2017 Human activities could change the pace of evolution, similar to what occurred 66 million years ago when a giant asteroid wiped out the dinosaurs, leaving modern birds as... [Read More]
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Experts set to meet in Kenya on space science  [LINK]
Nairobi (XNA) Sep 22, 2017 More than 200 scientists from across the world are set to attend a three-day international conference on space science in Nairobi next week, organizers said on Wednesday. ... [Read More]
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A Box of 'Black Magic' to Study Earth from Space  [LINK]
Pasadena CA (JPL) Sep 25, 2017 Black magic... That's what radiofrequency engineers call the mysterious forces guiding communications over the air. These forces involve complex physics and are diffic... [Read More]
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Ball Aerospace Completes Spectrometer Testing and Verification on NASA's TEMPO Program  [LINK]
Boulder CO (SPX) Sep 22, 2017 The Tropospheric Emissions: Monitoring of Pollution (TEMPO) instrument, designed and built by Ball Aerospace for NASA, has completed spectrometer testing and verificati... [Read More]
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Conditions growing dire in hurricane-hit Puerto Rico  [LINK]
San Juan (AFP) Sept 24, 2017 Living conditions in hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico are growing worse by the day, with tired, bewildered people lining up to buy scarce fuel and food Sunday amid a blackou... [Read More]
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NASA Tech Aids Search Following Mexico Quake  [LINK]
Pasadena CA (JPL) Sep 25, 2017 Disaster relief workers on the ground in Mexico City were responding to this week's 7.1-magnitude earthquake by using a suitcase-sized radar instrument capable of dete... [Read More]
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Nearly a week on, hopes fade in Mexico City quake rescue operations  [LINK]
Mexico City (AFP) Sept 25, 2017 Hopes of finding more survivors after Mexico City's devastating earthquake have dwindled to virtually nothing, nearly a week after the seismic jolt shook the mega-city... [Read More]
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Gravity waves influence weather and climate  [LINK]
Frankfurt, Germany (SPX) Sep 21, 2017 Gravity waves form in the atmosphere as a result of destabilizing processes, for example at weather fronts, during storms or when air masses stroke over mountai... [Read More]
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Scientists propose new concept of terrestrial planet formation  [LINK]
Hong Kong (SPX) Sep 21, 2017 Scientists have long been intrigued by the surfaces of terrestrial bodies other than Earth which reveal deep similarities beneath their superficially differing volcanic ... [Read More]
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Europe urged to reconsider pullout from 'Armageddon' asteroid mission  [LINK]
Riga (AFP) Sept 20, 2017 Space scientists urged Europe Wednesday to rethink its withdrawal from a futuristic, international dry-run for an Armageddon-like mission to deflect a space rock on a calamit... [Read More]
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New quake shakes traumatized Mexico City  [LINK]
A new earthquake sowed panic in Mexico City on Saturday, forcing a brief pause in rescue operations to free survivors from the more powerful tremor this week that devastated parts of the capital. [Read More]
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Fish have complex personalities, research shows  [LINK]
(University of Exeter) Tiny fish called Trinidadian guppies have individual 'personalities', new research shows. [Read More]
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Puerto Rico wants US aid after quake but not second-class treatment  [LINK]
San Juan (AFP) Sept 22, 2017 The calamity of Hurricane Maria could not have come at a worse time for Puerto Rico. The US island territory buckled under the weight of $70 billion in debt and filed ... [Read More]
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Mexico's quake-proof building codes not always respected  [LINK]
Mexico City (AFP) Sept 23, 2017 Sergio Lopez spends his days inspecting buildings at risk of collapse in Mexico City following Tuesday's quake. And he still can't believe that a school where 19 child... [Read More]
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Dam fails in Puerto Rico, 70,000 told to evacuate  [LINK]
San Juan (AFP) Sept 23, 2017 Some 70,000 people have been ordered to evacuate their homes after a rain-swollen dam in Puerto Rico failed in the latest disaster caused by Hurricane Maria. With the ... [Read More]
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What now? Mexicans in shelters ask themselves after quake  [LINK]
Mexico City (AFP) Sept 22, 2017 Erika Albarran, a 33-year-old street vendor, was feeding her baby when the 7.1-magnitude quake struck Mexico City. Both survived, but her home was damaged and now... [Read More]
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Desperate rescue effort after Hurricane Maria toll hits 33  [LINK]
San Juan (AFP) Sept 22, 2017 Puerto Rico battled dangerous floods Friday after Hurricane Maria ravaged the island, as a dam burst, rescuers raced against time to reach trapped residents and the stor... [Read More]
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