Four shark species win international trade protection
Governments agreed on Monday to restrict international trade in four shark species in a bid to save them from extinction due to rampant demand for their fins.
Japan's huge quake heard from space by GOCE (Update)
The colossal earthquake that sent a devastating tsunami barreling into Japan two years ago on Monday was so big it could be heard from space, a study has said.
Bedmap2 gives scientists a more detailed view of Antarctica's landmass
Scientists at the British Antarctic Survey have been working with a host of international collaborators to present the most detailed map yet of Antarctica's landmass. Bedmap2 reveals a landscape of mountain ...
Image: Winter storm hits the Mid-Atlantic
(Phys.org) —An image from NOAA's GOES-13 satellite on March 6, 2013, shows a winter storm hitting the U.S. mid-Atlantic region.
NJ flood mapper: A new tool for coping with sea-level rise
(Phys.org) —If sea level rises as scientists predict, will your New Jersey home or parts of your town be underwater?
Invasive species danger from tsunami may not be known for years
(Phys.org) —Scientists from Oregon State University, who have examined more than three dozen pieces of debris from the 2011 Japanese tsunami that have washed ashore on the Northwest coast, say the potential ...
Rusty stirs up double trouble surprise
(Phys.org) —As Tropical Cyclone Rusty crossed the Pilbara coast last week, the ocean's turbidity levels exceeded the maximum range of scientists' instruments.
Study finds evidence of bacteria spread throughout the global ocean
Cyclone rusty's rains stirred up sediment
In the wake of Cyclone Rusty's heavy rains from the week of Feb. 25 when it made landfall near Port Hedland on the Pilbara coast of Western Australia, sediment filled many rivers and tributaries that flowed ...
Scientist uses Fukushima radiation to reveal swimming secrets of Pacific bluefin tuna
(Phys.org) —Trace radiation from the Fukushima nuclear disaster is showing up in Pacific bluefin tuna. By measuring that radiation, scientists are gaining valuable insight about the fish's early migratory ...
Arctic ice loss amplified Superstorm Sandy violence
(Phys.org) —If you believe that last October's Superstorm Sandy was a freak of nature—the confluence of unusual meteorological, atmospheric and celestial events—think again.
Astronomers open window into Europa's ocean
(Phys.org) —With data collected from the mighty W. M. Keck Observatory, California Institute of Technology (Caltech) astronomer Mike Brown—known as the Pluto killer for discovering a Kuiper-belt object ...
Fishers near marine protected areas go farther for catch but fare well
Fishers near marine protected areas end up traveling farther to catch fish but maintain their social and economic well-being, according to a study by fisheries scientists at Washington State University and in Hawaii.
NASA transfers operational control of environmental satellite
The Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (NPP) satellite, a partnership between NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), was transitioned to NOAA operational organization ...