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Raw: Thousands of Fish Dead in Mexico Lake

Raw: Thousands of Fish Dead in Mexico Lake

AP (Sep. 2, 2014) — Over 53 tons of rotting fish have been removed from Lake Cajititlan in western Jalisco state. Authorities say that the thousands of fish did not die of natural causes. (Sep. 2) Video provided by AP
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Sharks Off the Menu and on the Tourist Trail in Palau

Sharks Off the Menu and on the Tourist Trail in Palau

AFP (Sep. 2, 2014) — Tourists in Palau clamour to dive with sharks thanks to a pioneering conservation initiative -- as the island nation plans to completely ban commercial fishing in its vast ocean territory. 01:15 Video provided by AFP
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Melting Ice Shelves Drive Rapid Antarctic Sea Level Rise

Melting Ice Shelves Drive Rapid Antarctic Sea Level Rise

Newsy (Sep. 1, 2014) — A study of almost 20 years' worth of satellite images shows Antarctic sea levels are on the rise as ice shelves continue to melt. Video provided by Newsy
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Minds Blown: Scientists Develop Fish That Walk On Land

Minds Blown: Scientists Develop Fish That Walk On Land

Newsy (Aug. 28, 2014) — Canadian scientists looking into the very first land animals took a fish out of water and forced it to walk. Video provided by Newsy
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Taxes, Subsidies Could Encourage Healthier Diet, Lower Healthcare Costs

Sep. 2, 2014 — A team of researchers call for the implementation of taxes and subsidies to improve dietary quality in the United States. Over time, the size of the tax could be on a sliding scale depending on ... full story
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Extinctions During Human Era One Thousand Times More Than Before

Sep. 2, 2014 — The gravity of the world's current extinction rate becomes clearer upon knowing what it was before people came along. A new estimate finds that species die off as much as 1,000 times more ... full story
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Oil Spills and Marine Snow: Changing Microbial Dynamics in the Wake of the Macondo Blowout

Sep. 2, 2014 — Following the oil spill caused by the blowout at the Macondo wellhead in 2010, Gulf of Mexico microbial population dynamics shifted rapidly as numbers of oil degraders quickly increased. In addition, ... full story
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Whose to Blame for Ocean Trash? Giant Garbage Patches Help Redefine Ocean Boundaries

Sep. 2, 2014 — Researchers have created a new model that could help determine what area of the world is to blame for each ocean garbage patch of floating debris – a difficult task for a system as complex and ... full story
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Exceptionally Well Preserved Insect Fossils from the Rhτne Valley Found

Sep. 2, 2014 — In Bavaria, the Tithonian Konservat-Lagerstδtte of lithographic limestone is well known as a result of numerous discoveries of emblematic fossils from that area (for example, Archaeopteryx). Now, ... full story
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Scientists Obtain New Data on the Weather 10,000 Years Ago from Sediments at the Bottom of a Lake in Sierra Nevada

Sep. 2, 2014 — During the early phase of the Holocene (10.000 – 6.000 years ago) the climate in the Iberian Peninsula was rather more humid than it currently is, according to new ... full story
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Nature's Tiny Engineers: Corals Control Their Environment, Stirring Up Water Eddies to Bring Nutrients

Sep. 1, 2014 — Conventional wisdom has long held that corals -- whose calcium-carbonate skeletons form the foundation of coral reefs -- are passive organisms that rely entirely on ocean currents to deliver ... full story
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Antarctic Sea Level Rising Faster Than Global Rate

Aug. 31, 2014 — A new study of satellite data from the last 19 years reveals that fresh water from melting glaciers has caused the sea level around the coast of Antarctica to rise by 2cm more than the global average ... full story
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Ready for Mating at the Right Time: How Pheromones Signal Mating Cues in Tilapia

Aug. 29, 2014 — Fish rely on pheromones to trigger social responses and to coordinate reproductive behavior in males and females. Scientists have now identified such a signal molecule in the urine of male Mozambique ... full story
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Reducing Water Scarcity Possible by 2050

Aug. 29, 2014 — Water scarcity is not a problem just for the developing world. Increased water-recycling and improved irrigation techniques are among many strategies identified in North America as key to ... full story
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Not All Phytoplankton in the Ocean Need to Take Their Vitamins

Aug. 29, 2014 — Some species of marine phytoplankton, such as the prolific bloomer Emiliania huxleyi, which can grow so big it can be seen from space, can grow without consuming vitamin B1 (thiamine), researchers ... full story
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Managing Coasts Under Threat from Climate Change, Sea-Level Rise

Aug. 29, 2014 — Coastal regions under threat from climate change and sea-level rise need to tackle the more immediate threats of human-led and other non-climatic changes, according to a team of international ... full story
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Snails Tell of the Rise and Fall of the Tibetan Plateau

Aug. 29, 2014 — The rise of the Tibetan plateau -- the largest topographic anomaly above sea level on Earth -- is important for both its profound effect on climate and its reflection of continental dynamics. ... full story
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Climate Change Puts Endangered Devils Hole Pupfish at Risk of Extinction

Aug. 28, 2014 — Climate change is hurting reproduction of the endangered Devils Hole pupfish, threatening the survival of this rare species that has numbered as few as 35 individuals, new research by the University ... full story
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How the Zebrafish Gets Its Stripes: Uncovering How Beautiful Color Patterns Can Develop in Animals

Aug. 28, 2014 — The zebrafish, a small fresh water fish, owes its name to a striking pattern of blue stripes alternating with golden stripes. Three major pigment cell types, black cells, reflective silvery cells, ... full story
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New Research Reveals How Wild Rabbits Were Genetically Transformed Into Tame Rabbits

Aug. 28, 2014 — The genetic changes that transformed wild animals into domesticated forms have long been a mystery. An international team of scientists has now made a breakthrough by showing that many genes ... full story
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Marine Protected Areas Inadequate for Protecting Fish and Ocean Ecology, Study Finds

Aug. 28, 2014 — A new study reports that an expansion of marine protected areas is needed to protect fish species that perform key ecological functions. According to investigators, previous efforts at protecting ... full story
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New Analytical Technology Reveals 'Nanomechanical' Surface Traits

Aug. 28, 2014 — A new research platform uses a laser to measure the 'nanomechanical' properties of tiny structures undergoing stress and heating, an approach likely to yield insights to improve designs for ... full story
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Atmospheric Mercury Review Raises Concerns of Environmental Impact

Aug. 28, 2014 — The cycling of mercury through soil and water has been studied as it impacts atmospheric loadings, researchers report. Recent studies that show increasing levels of mercury in the ocean's upper ... full story
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Ancient Metal Workers Were Not Slaves but Highly Regarded Craftsmen

Aug. 28, 2014 — In the course of ongoing excavations at Timna Valley, archaeologists analyzed remnants of food eaten by copper smelters 3,000 years ago. This analysis indicates that the laborers operating the ... full story
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