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Deepwater mining in Norway

The mid-ocean ridges where tectonic plates meet in the Atlantic and the Pacific Oceans are seething with volcanic activity. The most active areas are deep under water, several thousand metres down. Ocean water penetrates ...

dateOct 22, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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Traces of immense prehistoric ice sheets

Geologists and geophysicists of the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI), discovered traces of large ice sheets from the Pleistocene on a seamount off the north-eastern coast of Russia. ...

dateSep 30, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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Time 'running out' to save tuna stocks

Time is running out to save some species of tuna from overfishing, environmental groups warned Monday, calling for Japan to take the lead in reducing the global catch.

dateAug 26, 2013 in Ecology
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