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The 'end of the high seas', or we watch the seas die

Even optimistic estimates for what might be achieved at December's Climate Change Conference (COP21) in Paris will not be enough to save the world's coral reefs, according to a Plenary session analysis presented at the Goldschmidt ...

dateAug 16, 2015 in Environment
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Oceanic junk ranges from Legos to suspected jet wreckage

For years along the Cornish coast of Britain, Atlantic Ocean currents have carried thousands of Lego pieces onto the beaches. In Kenya, cheap flip-flop sandals are churned relentlessly in the Indian Ocean surf, until finally ...

dateAug 14, 2015 in Other
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Oceanographers solve mystery of beach explosion

When an explosion beneath the sand at Salty Brine State Beach in Narragansett injured a visiting vacationer, state and local police and the bomb squad found no evidence of what may have caused the blast. So state officials ...

dateAug 13, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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Panama declares drought emergency

Panama's government has declared a state of emergency as it faces a drought that has prompted water restrictions, depleted reservoirs and affected shipping through its bustling canal.

dateAug 12, 2015 in Environment
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