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College of Sciences News » UCF’s Newest Sea Turtle Expert Studies “The Lost Years”

Posted by AHamed 309 days ago in Miscellaneous from http://news.cos.ucf.edu

UCF has a long history of studying loggerhead, green and leatherback turtles, which are all protected by the Endangered Species Act. Ehrhart, who joined UCF in the 1970s, was largely responsible for getting Congress to create the Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge in Brevard County in 1991 thanks to the data the Marine Turtle Research Group began collecting. The refuge provides nesting habitats ... Read More

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Ocean: Assessing the Effect of Climate Change On Upwelling Ecosystems

Posted by Amir 311 days ago in Miscellaneous from http://www.sciencedaily.com

Assessing the effect of climate change on upwelling ecosystems is essential to be able to predict the future of marine resources. The zones concerned by this upwelling of cold deep water, which is very rich in nutrients, provide up to 20 % of global production of fish. Since the 1990s, the theory adopted by the majority of the scientific community affirmed that these phenomena were intensifying. ... Read More

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Utah-Nevada Water Deal Falls Through After Gov. Refuses To Share Groundwater Resources

Posted by Pooria 313 days ago in Miscellaneous from http://www.huffingtonpost.com

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily reporting and analysis on trends in state policy.

Utah has sent a message to Nevada: What flows into Utah stays in Utah, even if Las Vegas is thirsty. ... Read More

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Dean Kamens Slingshot Aims To Bring Fresh Water To The World

Posted by Pooria 313 days ago in Miscellaneous from http://www.huffingtonpost.com

A recent invention called the Slingshot could provide freshwater to those with some of the most limited access. Inventor Dean Kamen, best known as the man behind the Segway, has partnered with Coca-Cola to place his machines throughout developing nations in Africa and Central America in hopes of eliminating the millions of deaths each year related to waterborne disease. ... Read More

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Fracking taxes may be used to pay for cut in energy bills

Posted by Hadian 312 days ago in Miscellaneous from http://www.telegraph.co.uk

With 40 new fracking sites due to be set up in the next two years, ministers want to use the tax revenue from operators to reduce bills for hard-pressed households.
Green taxes, which help pay for onshore wind farms, currently account for about 10 per cent of the average energy bill, and the proportion is expected to rise to a third by 2020.
However, George Osborne has indicated that he is look ... Read More

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Water purity key to wavy icicle riddle › News in Science (ABC Science)

Posted by jgonzalez 311 days ago in Miscellaneous from http://www.abc.net.au

Scientist have been researching into why icicles would have ripples in the shape. The other question bothering scientist is why, regardless of size or shape. Do the icicles always have the ripples in the same wave length. Well to the first question, the reason why icicles have ripples has been determined to be, due to the impurities of the water that is freezing to form the icicles. ... Read More

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'Punish thy neighbor': Game theory shows the way to control climate change

Posted by Amir 313 days ago in Miscellaneous from http://planet.infowars.com

A week ago the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) delivered to massive media coverage an unsettling message – climate change is real, humans are the main cause of it, and unless we stop the warming of the planet, in 50 years life as we know will be no more. The problem now is that despite innumerous attempts, world consensus on how to do it has proved impossible to reach. But, wi ... Read More

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New Yorkers Tell Hillary Clinton: No to Fracking, Yes to Renewables

Posted by Hadian 312 days ago in Miscellaneous from http://ecowatch.com

Last month, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a new report showing that most of the planet’s warming in recent decades is human-caused. The report serves as a dire warning that we must drastically reduce the amount of greenhouse gases we spew into the atmosphere, or face irreversible and very damaging impacts.
Also among the IPCC’s findings was that methane traps even ... Read More

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