News tagged with coast

Australia to go ahead with shark 'kill' zones

A controversial policy to catch and kill sharks off popular west coast beaches got the green light in Australia, in a move the Humane Society Tuesday termed a "complete disgrace".

Jan 21, 2014
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Acidification, predators pose double threat to oysters

The once-booming, now struggling Olympia oyster native to the West Coast could face a double threat from ocean acidification and invasive predators, according to new research from the University of California, ...

Jan 15, 2014
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How radioactive is our ocean?

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) marine chemist Ken Buesseler began sampling and analyzing seawater surrounding the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant three months after the 2011 disaster. ...

Jan 15, 2014
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US icebreaker to rescue 2 ships in Antarctica

(AP)—A U.S. Coast Guard heavy icebreaker left Australia for Antarctica on Sunday to rescue more than 120 crew members aboard two icebreakers trapped in pack ice near the frozen continent's eastern edge, ...

Jan 05, 2014
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How math helps stop oil spills and plane crashes

Jason Merrick, Ph.D., says that his daughters tell people that their father stops oil spills, plane crashes and terrorist attacks with math. That's one way to describe Merrick's research, which at its core involves developing ...

Dec 20, 2013
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