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What can be done about a water shortage?

The water crisis in the western United States – most notably in California and Washington – may be the most severe and most publicized, but other threats to the nation's water supply loom, says Dr. Joel ...

dateMay 20, 2015 in Environment
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Oceanographer publishes atlas of seafloor volcanoes and deep-ocean life

A University of Washington oceanographer has helped create the first full-color photographic atlas of the ocean floor. "Discovering the Deep: A Photographic Atlas of the Seafloor and Ocean Crust" (Cambridge University Press, 2015) was almost a decade in the making and contains more than 500 original illustrations and col ...

dateMay 20, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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How do you measure a sea's level, anyway?

There are about 330 million cubic miles of water in the world oceans today, 97% of all the water on the planet. Early in our planet's 4.5 billion year history, water from the atmosphere and from the inte ...

dateMay 19, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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