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2 hrs ago | NorCalBlogs

Life found below Antarctica's ice sheet

In a finding that has implications for life in other extreme environments, both on Earth and elsewhere in the solar system, researchers funded by the National Science Foundation this week published a paper confirming that the waters and sediments of a lake that lies 800 meters beneath the surface of the West Antarctic ice sheet support "viable ... (more)


Related Topix: Science, Saint Olaf College, World News, United Kingdom, University of Tennessee, Ceredigion County, Wales, Powell, TN, UC Santa Cruz

2 hrs ago | Daily Kos

Western USA drought: 63 trillion gallons of groundwater lost, and the surface of the Earth is rising

The ongoing drought in the western United States has caused so much loss of groundwater that the Earth, on average, has lifted up about 0.16 inches over the last 18 months, according to a new study.


Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, UC San Diego, Science, US Geological Survey, Technical Services, Geology

3 hrs ago | CBS News

New theory may help explain global warming pause

In 1999, the feverish rise in Earth's surface temperatures suddenly slowed, even as greenhouse gas emissions escalated.


Related Topix: Global Warming, University of Washington, Science

5 hrs ago | Mother Jones

Drought Weighing You Down? Nope, It's Lifting You Up

Here's a odd piece of news: According to a study published Thursday in Science , the water loss due to this year's drought has caused the entire western side of the United States to literally rise.


Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Science

9 hrs ago | St. Petersburg Times

Fresh seafood key to Caribbean Shellfish Delight

June to September is calico scallop season along the west coast of Florida. During our annual trek to Homosassa Springs, concern about Red Tide and oil contamination seemed to outweigh the nutritional benefits of harvesting wild scallops - a real privilege for us on the west coast of Florida.


Related Topix: Life, Food, Seafood, Homosassa Springs, FL, Science, Aquaculture, Recipes, Nutrition

Thu Aug 21, 2014


GPS Devices Find Huge Water Loss in Western US

A new study finds that 63 trillion gallons of water have been lost to drought in the western United States, enough to blanket the region with 5 inches of water.


Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Science, UC San Diego

Courier News

Penguins and Antarctica and climate change, oh my! Teachers...

Penguins and Antarctica and climate change, oh my! Teachers CONVERGE at Rutgers with research team Workshop is the kick-off of yearlong collaborative, hands-on "real science" research project Check out this story on Twenty-five educators from New York and New Jersey have been selected for a year- long ... (more)


Related Topix: Rutgers University, Education Etc., South Plainfield, NJ, Plainfield, NJ, Science, Science / Technology, Robots

Science Daily

Severe drought is causing the western US to rise like a spring uncoiling

The severe drought gripping the western United States in recent years is changing the landscape well beyond localized effects of water restrictions and browning lawns.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, UC San Diego, Science, Geology

The Martha's Vineyard Times

Filmmaker, fishermen, and scientist team would create marine sanctuaries

A documentary film released this month makes the case that urgent action is needed to restore the health of the oceans, and one step may be to close some areas to fishing.


Related Topix: Science, Chilmark, MA

RF Globalnet

Waterloo Makes Public Most Complete Antarctic Map For Climate Research

The University of Waterloo has unveiled a new satellite image of Antarctica, and the imagery will help scientists all over the world gain new insight into the effects of climate change.


Related Topix: Aerospace-Defense, Computers, IT Services, MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates, Retail, Household Products, Media Arts Group, Science

Creative Loafing Tampa

Fall Arts Preview 2014 - Movies

Don't miss .. Tampa International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival TIGLFF has always been a fabulous cinematic celebration, but this year's event marks a particularly meaningful milestone - 25 years.


Related Topix: Tampa, FL, Science, Dolphin Tale, Harry Connick Jr., Jazz

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Toledo Blade

Microcystin may follow blooms

From the boat docks of Ohio State University's Stone Laboratory, practically a stone's throw from the party headquarters known as Put-in-Bay tiny green specs are in the early stages of bunching up and floating on Lake Erie's surface.


Related Topix: Ohio State University, Put-in-Bay, OH, Science, Maumee, OH


Talk to explore fate of Antarctic ice sheet

The Antarctic ice sheet's contribution to future sea-level rise will be explored by a world-leading polar scientist who is giving the 2014 S.T. Lee Lecture.


Related Topix: UMass Amherst, Science


Algae Biomass Summit Features Latest Breakthroughs In Algae Biology Research

The 8th Annual Algae Biomass Summit, taking place in San Diego, California, September 29-October 2 will showcase almost 30 presentations by leading research scientists and experts from universities, companies and several national laboratories in its Progress in Algal Biology track.


Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Biomass, Energy, Science, Rutgers University, UC San Diego, Biofuel, Renewable Energy (Green Energy)

CBS Local

Scientists Meet With Gov. Scott To Warn Of Climate Change

Amid questions about his views on global warming, Gov. Rick Scott on Tuesday met with five Florida scientists who urged him to prepare the state for the coming challenges posed by climate change.


Related Topix: Rick Scott, US Governors, Florida, Florida Government, Global Warming, Science, Florida State University

Triple Pundit

Israeli Scientists Develop Means to Slow Coral Reef Extinction

Efforts have been underway for some time now to find a way to save the world's coral reefs.


Foster's Daily Democrat

Annoying minor floods are increasing on U.S. coasts

Along much of America's coasts, the type of flooding that is more annoying than dangerous has jumped more than fivefold in the last 50 years, the federal government reported Monday.


Related Topix: Science, Annapolis, MD

Tue Aug 19, 2014

The San Diego Union-Tribune

Educating Planet Earth

Scripps Institution of Oceanography researcher Veerabhadran Ramanathan discussed environmental stewardship with participants in the 16h annual conference of the World Council for Curriculum and Instruction.


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Marine News

Markey Equips Research Vessel Sally Ride

Named for the first American woman launched into space aboard the Space Shuttle Challenger, the Research Vessel Sally Ride was commissioned August 9 at Dakota Creek Industries .


Related Topix: CPU, Science / Technology, Space, Anacortes, WA, Science

Scientific American

Swelling Waves Could Hasten Demise of Arctic Sea Ice

Ice melt causes a growth of large waves in previously iced-over areas, which could further exacerbate the loss of sea ice A map showing wave heights in the Arctic based on wave model run with conditions during a September 2012 storm.


Related Topix: Global Warming, Environment, Science