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February 08 2012


On Our Radar: A Subglacial Lake

Scientists say they have drilled down through ice and reached Lake Vostok, the largest of more than 280 lakes under the thick ice that covers most of the Antarctic continent. It has been sealed from light and air for millions of years. If evidence of life is found there, it could boost hopes of finding life in similar conditions in icy water on one of the moons of Jupiter.

June 21 2011


Oceans at Dire Risk, Team of Scientists Warns

The cumulative impact of global warming, acidification, overfishing and other threats is "greater than the sum of its parts," the scientists say, and the speed of the decline is far greater than had been thought.
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February 14 2011


Gulf Suffered a Gas Surge, Study Finds

The injection of both gas and oil led to a tremendous demand for oxygen in the deep ocean, which may have caused oxygen levels to become dangerously low for marine life, a paper suggests.

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August 20 2010


In Atlantic Debris, Good News and Bad

No increase is seen after comparing debris gathered in plankton nets with 22 years of similar data on marine debris.

August 05 2010


Do Dispersants Pose a Risk in Seafood?

The Food and Drug Administration offers some assurances that dispersants do not accumulate in seafood to a degree that would cause concern.

December 14 2009


Copenhagen climate summit: Hilary Benn to warn about ocean acidification

The acidification of the oceans is a threatening marine life and the global food supply, Hilary Benn will warn.
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