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A new way to detect tsunamis—cargo ships

Racing across ocean basins at speeds over 500 miles per hour, tsunamis can wreak devastation along coastlines thousands of miles from their origin. Our modern tsunami detection networks reliably detect these events hours ...

dateMar 15, 2016 in Earth Sciences
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Nitrogen fixation key to ocean life

How do ocean gardens grow? Specifically, how do those gardens get nitrogen, which is critical to producing life, and will nitrogen sources to the ocean in the future be different as the ocean changes?

dateMar 15, 2016 in Environment
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Rising seas swamp Marshall Islands

Residents in low-lying areas of the Marshall Islands were braced for ongoing flooding Friday, as a series of high tides underscores the Pacific island nation's vulnerability to climate change.

dateMar 11, 2016 in Environment
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Major source of methanol in the ocean identified

As one of the most abundant organic compounds on the planet, methanol occurs naturally in the environment as plants release it as they grow and decompose. It is also found in the ocean, where it is a welcome food source for ...

dateMar 10, 2016 in Environment
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