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Wherefore art thou, dear zooplankton?

On a good day, corals make happy homes for photosynthetic algae. It's a cooperative setup, with the algae turning dissolved carbon dioxide into food for the coral and the coral providing a nice roof for the algae.

dateJun 06, 2014 in Environment
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Water mission boosts food security

ESA's Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity mission has gone beyond its original scientific brief of delivering critical information for understanding the water cycle – this versatile satellite is now being used to predict drought ...

dateMay 22, 2014 in Earth Sciences
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Dangerous nitrogen pollution could be halved

The most important fertilizer for producing food is, at the same time, one of the most important risks for human health: nitrogen. Chemical compounds containing reactive nitrogen are major drivers of air and water pollution ...

dateMay 13, 2014 in Environment
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Geologic formation of Florida

We all know why we love to live in Florida - the sun, sand, and seashore. What is it that truly makes this state unique? According to Geological Oceanographer Albert C. Hine – Professor of Geological Oceanography at USF's ...

dateFeb 06, 2014 in Earth Sciences
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Arctic inland waters emit large amounts of carbon

Geoscientist Erik Lundin shows in his thesis that streams and lakes of Northern Sweden are hotspots for emissions of carbon dioxide and methane into the atmosphere. Erik defends his findings at Sweden's Umea University on ...

dateJan 23, 2014 in Environment
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