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The Salton Sea: A Time-Bomb Amid California Drought

The Salton Sea: A Time-Bomb Amid California Drought

AFP (Mar. 25, 2015) Salton Sea is California's biggest lake, appearing after a 1905 irrigation accident in the middle of the desert. But the salty, toxic water is slowly disappearing, leaving behind abandoned resorts and a looming environmental disaster. Duration: 02:38 Video provided by AFP
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US Supply Chain Tainted by Slave-Aught Fish

US Supply Chain Tainted by Slave-Aught Fish

AP (Mar. 24, 2015) A year-long investigation by the Associated Press has found that seafood caught by slaves in Indonesia is sent to Thailand, where the fish can wind up in the supply chains of Wal-mart, Kroger, Albertsons, and Safeway. (March 24) Video provided by AP
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Thousands Turn out for Annual 'Sea Parting' Phenomenon

Thousands Turn out for Annual 'Sea Parting' Phenomenon

AFP (Mar. 24, 2015) Thousands turn out for annual 'sea parting' phenomenon between South Korea's islands of Jindo and Modo. Duration: 00:51 Video provided by AFP
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Britain to Create World's Biggest Protected Marine Reserve

Britain to Create World's Biggest Protected Marine Reserve

AFP (Mar. 18, 2015) Britain on Wednesday said it intended to create what will be the world's biggest fully-protected marine reserve, covering an area nearly the size of France and Germany put together in the Pacific Ocean. Duration: 01:28 Video provided by AFP
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New Lobster-Like Predator Found in 508 Million-Year-Old Fossil-Rich Site

Mar. 27, 2015 What do butterflies, spiders and lobsters have in common? They are all surviving relatives of a newly identified species called Yawunik kootenayi, a marine creature with two pairs of eyes and ... full story
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Spring Plankton Bloom Hitches Ride to Sea's Depths on Ocean Eddies

Mar. 27, 2015 Just as crocus and daffodil blossoms signal the start of a warmer season on land, a similar 'greening' event --a massive bloom of microscopic plants, or phytoplankton -- unfolds each spring ... full story
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More Than One-Third of Division I College Athletes May Have Low Vitamin D Levels

Mar. 27, 2015 A new study found that more than one-third of elite, Division I college athletes may have low levels of vitamin D, which is critical in helping the body to absorb calcium needed to maintain bone ... full story
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Two Degree Celsius Climate Change Target 'Utterly Inadequate', Expert Argues

Mar. 27, 2015 The official global target of a two degree Celsius temperature rise is 'utterly inadequate' for protecting those at most risk from climate change, says an expert. The commentary presents a ... full story
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First Glimpse Inside a Macroscopic Quantum State

Mar. 27, 2015 Scientists report on the detection of particle entanglement in a beam of squeezed light. Researchers were able to observe effects of entanglement monogamy, where particles can be strongly entangled ... full story
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Predicting Pesticide Loads More Accurately

Mar. 27, 2015 The EU wants to further improve the authorization process for pesticides. The different national procedures for this are supposed to be further harmonized. Researchers have now developed a software ... full story
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Tagged Mako Shark Traveled More Than 7,300 in Less Than a Year

Mar. 26, 2015 Like his human counterparts, it seems a shortfin mako shark tagged in Maryland has decided to visit the tropical waters off Puerto ... full story
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How Did the Chicken Cross the Sea?

Mar. 26, 2015 It may sound like the makings of a joke, but answering the question of how chickens crossed the sea may soon provide more than just a punch line. Researchers have studied the mysterious ancestry of ... full story
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Pacific-Wide Study Reveals Striped Marlins' Preferred Habitat, May Help Avoid Overfishing

Mar. 26, 2015 Using the largest tagging data set to date, biologists have shown that across the Pacific Ocean the vertical habitat of striped marlin is defined by the light-penetrated, uppermost part of the ocean ... full story
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Dark Matter Even Darker Than Once Thought

Mar. 26, 2015 Astronomers have studied how dark matter in clusters of galaxies behaves when the clusters collide. The results show that dark matter interacts with itself even less than previously thought, and ... full story
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Bats Obey 'Traffic Rules' When Foraging for Food

Mar. 26, 2015 Foraging bats obey their own set of 'traffic rules,' chasing, turning and avoiding collisions at high speed according to new ... full story
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Antarctic Ice Shelves Rapidly Thinning

Mar. 26, 2015 A new study has revealed that the thickness of Antarctica's floating ice shelves has recently decreased by as much as 18 percent in certain areas over nearly two decades, providing new insights ... full story
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Twice the Coral Trout in Great Barrier Reef Protected Zones

Mar. 26, 2015 Coral trout in protected 'green zones' are not only bigger and more abundant than those in fished 'blue zones' of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, but they are also better able ... full story
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Sea Slug Provides New Way of Analyzing Brain Data

Mar. 26, 2015 Scientists say our brains may not be as complicated as we once thought -- and they're using sea slugs to prove it. “This research introduces new methods for pulling apart neural circuits to ... full story
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Thin Air, High Altitudes Cause Depression in Female Rats

Mar. 26, 2015 Oxygen intake contributes to depression, scientists have surmised after a study shows that thin air and high altitudes causes depression in female rats. "The significance of this animal study is ... full story
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Flocks of Starlings Ride the Wave to Escape: Researchers Study Agitation Waves That Form When Flocks of Birds Dodge Predators

Mar. 26, 2015 Why does it seem as if a dark band ripples through a flock of European starlings that are steering clear of a falcon or a hawk? It all lies in the birds' ability to quickly and repeatedly dip to ... full story
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The Mediterranean Diet Is Not Only Healthier, It Also Pollutes Less

Mar. 26, 2015 The health benefits of the Mediterranean diet are well-known. As well as being healthier, a recent article concludes that the menu traditionally eaten in Spain leaves less of a carbon footprint than ... full story
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Coorong Fish Hedge Their Bets for Survival

Mar. 26, 2015 Analysis of the ear bones of the River Murray estuarine fish black bream has revealed how these fish 'hedge their bets' for population survival. Fish ear bones provide much information ... full story
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Pioneering Techniques in Computer Vision and Robotics Pave the Way for Future Underwater Surveying in Cardigan Bay

Mar. 26, 2015 Scientists have been working with marine conservation groups to develop better techniques for studying the seabed which is vital for marine conservation and fisheries ... full story
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Coastal Property Values Could Erode If Nourishment Subsidies End

Mar. 25, 2015 The value of many oceanfront properties on the East Coast could drop dramatically if Congress were to suddenly end federal beach nourishment subsidies. Values could fall by as much as 17 percent in ... full story
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