September 21, 2019
  • 10:13 am How many species are in the deep sea?
  • 4:10 am A Reason to Celebrate
  • 6:11 pm The lingering and extreme impacts of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on the deep sea
  • 7:24 am Urbanization and its global consequences
  • 8:39 am Red Tide Recollections
A Heartbreaking Dive in the Florida Keys

For most of my life, the Florida Keys has been one of those “safe” places for me. Like those old, holey, worn out jeans you always reach for because they’re so comfortable, so the Keys are for me. This paradise is just far enough away from home to be a true road trip. This is […]

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The Beauty of Rarity

Legend has it that Saint Patrick gave a four-leaf clover to a group of his followers; the fourth leaf put there by God to bring luck. St. Patrick believed the first three leaves represented hope, faith, and love. While the actual probability of finding a four-leaf clover is unclear, at best, it may be 1 […]

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  In other words, biodiversity ensures natural sustainability for all life on the planet — think more abundant crops and fresher air, for example. More than 3 billion people depend on marine and coastal biodiversity, while more than 1.6 billion people rely on forests for their livelihoods. The loss of biodiversity affects the lives of more than 1 […]

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Volcanic eruptions are responsible for releasing molten rock, or lava, from deep within the Earth, forming new rock on the Earth’s surface. But eruptions also impact the atmosphere. The gases and dust particles thrown into the atmosphere during volcanic eruptions have influences on climate. Most of the particles spewed from volcanoes cool the planet by […]

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World Environment Day is celebrated on June 5 each year, as an opportunity to raise awareness and promote action on national environmental issues. The 2019 theme is #BeatAirPollution. Internationally, air quality is one of the greatest environmental health issues, with 91% of the world’s population living in places where air quality exceeds World Health Organisation guideline […]

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A team of researchers, led by marine biologist Helen Bailey, installed underwater microphones at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Maryland in 2016 to record ambient noise levels. They discovered that dolphins were adapting their communication sounds to be heard over the noise of boats in shipping lanes. “It’s kind of […]

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Natural events such as volcanic eruptions and meteor impacts can cause earthquakes, but the majority of naturally-occurring earthquakes are triggered by movement of the earth’s plates.[ The earth’s surface consists of 20 constantly moving plates. The pressure increase from shifting plates can cause the crust to break. This break allows stress to be released as […]

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Hard coral cover on the Great Barrier Reef is near record lows in its northern stretch and in decline in the south, surveys by government scientists have found. A report card by the government’s Australian Institute of Marine Science says hard coral cover in the northern region above Cooktown is at just 14% – a slight increase on last […]

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The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chief Dr Sivan, in a recent press conference, announced the space agency’s plans to set up its own space station. The announcement comes as an intent to sustain the capabilities and the capacity being built in the country as a part of the Gaganyaan mission, the indigenous human spaceflight programme. ISRO […]

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