News tagged with runoff

Humble plants may save the planet

Marine ecologists call them seagrass meadows. They once wrapped Australia's coastline providing sanctuary and food for dugongs and turtles, habitats for fish to breed and myriad other ecosystem services such ...

Aug 16, 2013 4.5 / 5 (12) 0 | with audio podcast

Oceans where fishes choke

(PhysOrg.com) -- Australian marine scientists have expressed disquiet over the continued worldwide spread of large, dead zones in the ocean.

Nov 30, 2010 4.4 / 5 (9) 9 | with audio podcast

Glacial tap is open but the water will run dry

Glaciers are retreating at an unexpectedly fast rate according to research done in Peru's Cordillera Blanca by McGill doctoral student Michel Baraer. They are currently shrinking by about one per cent a year, and that percentage ...

Dec 20, 2011 5 / 5 (6) 2