Ocean’s Color Can Change Hurricane Patterns

August 13, 2010 by  
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Chlorophyll concentrations worldwide; Image via SeaWiFS satellite of NASA Recent research shows that the color of the ocean can have a big influence on the occurence of hurricanes — the greener the ocean, the more hurricanes. And that’s a good thing.

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Incredible Images of Pilot Whales in the Strait of Gibraltar

August 13, 2010 by  
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Marine biologist Rory Moore and his team, including photographer Danny Kessler, came across pilot whales in the Strait of Gibraltar in the Mediterranean and managed to take some extraordinary photographs of the curious animals. Pilot whales rarely come into contact with humans thanks to strict diving regulations, so the images are an extra special treat.

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It’s Time to Consider Our Food’s Nitrogen Footprint Too – Shrinking Ocean Dead Zones Depends On It

August 9, 2010 by  
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photo: Tambako the Jaguar via flickr We’re pretty accustomed at this point, those of us in the green community at least, of talking about the carbon footprint of our food . But what about the nitrogen footprint?

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Oceana Launches Expedition to Learn Long-Term Effects of Gulf Oil Spill

August 9, 2010 by  
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Photo via Southerntabitha As BP pushes hard to shift attention away from the spill itself and on to clean-up and wrap-up efforts , Oceana has launched an expedition that will study the long-term effects of the disaster on the Gulf’s flora and fauna. Hopping aboard the 170-foot Oceana Latitude and using remotely operated vehicles, specialized divers and satellite tags, the team will investigate how the spill is impacting coral, fish, shark and other wi…

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Luna the Killer Whale Hits the Big Screen! Ryan Reynolds To Produce And Narrate Documentary

August 6, 2010 by  
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Image via Vancouver Sun If you haven’t heard of Luna the killer whale, you very soon will know the incredible story as actor Ryan Reynolds has decided to create a documentary on the inspirational orca.

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Filtered Water In 2 Minutes with New UV Light Bottle Invention

August 5, 2010 by  
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Image via James Dyson Award Most portable water filters use carbon filters, special membranes with microscopic openings, or chemicals like chlorine or iodine to clean the water and make it save for drinking. However, one of the best systems for purifying water is actually with ultraviolet light.

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BP Gulf Oil Spill’s Impact on Tourism Estimated at 3 Years, Nearly $23 Billion

July 26, 2010 by  
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Credit: VisitFlorida.com By now you’ve probably seen the ads: Come to Florida /Another Gulf Coast state, our beaches are still beautiful (despite the worst oil spill in U.S. history )

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NASA Releases New Map of Aquatic Dead Zones

July 23, 2010 by  
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Image: NASA , public domain. In 2008, 415 Dead Zones Were Identified NASA has just released a new map of oceans showing aquatic dead zones around the world (places where water is so low in dissolved oxygen that sea creatures can’t survive, something we’ve written about a lot

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Solar Powered, Driverless Cars To Drive 8,000 Miles from Rome to Shanghai

July 23, 2010 by  
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Image Credit: VisLab Intercontinental Autonomous Challenge If you’re planning on driving from Rome to Shanghai this summer, you might encounter two small, orange cars along the route. Covered with seven cameras and four laser scanners each, they’ll look a bit different from your car

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World’s Mangroves Being Destroyed Four Times Faster Than Other Forests

July 14, 2010 by  
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Mangroves in Kiribati, photo: UNEP The United Nations Environment Programme and the Nature Conservancy have released the first global assessment in a decade of the state of the world’s mangrove forests and the prognosis isn’t particularly good: The report found that, despite conservation efforts and slowing rates of clearance, mangroves are being cleared at three to four times the rate of other forests…. Read the full story on TreeHugger

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