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
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 has sent a message to Nevada: What flows into Utah stays in Utah, even if Las Vegas is thirsty. ... Read More
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
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
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
A week ago the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) delivered to massive media coverage an unsettling message â€“ 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
Last month, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a new report showing that most of the planetâ€™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 IPCCâ€™s findings was that methane traps even ... Read More
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