Flare-ups of bacteria connected to human and animal feces have long plagued certain beaches on the Jersey Shore, threatening to sicken swimmers and scare away tourism dollars. State officials believe New Jersey has fixed some trouble spots ahead of the … [more…] “NJ beach bacteria: The Shore can’t dodge NYC’s sewage”
A huge, swirling pile of trash in the Pacific Ocean is growing faster than expected and is now three times the size of France. According to a three-year study published in Scientific Reports Friday, the mass known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch is about 1.6 million square kilometers in size — up to 16 times bigger than previous estimates.
That makes it more than double the size of Texas. … [more…] “Great Pacific Garbage Patch now three times the size of France”
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They were there, billions of oysters on the Great Barrier Reef of the Americas (GRBA), along the southern coast of Louisiana – a dangerous impediment to navigation. Just three to four feet under
When you think about the English computer scientist Alan Turing you most probably think of either his code-breaking efforts at Bletchley Park during World War II or his early hypotheses about artificial intelligence, which resulted in the formulation of the famous Turing Test.
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Something you probably don’t associate him with? Groundbreaking chemistry — and, more specifically, groundbreaking chemistry which could soon be used to provide people around the world with
Melting ice shelves are changing the ocean’s chemistry at the South Pole and the result could be a change in global currents and increased glacial melt, according to scientists who are creating maps to feed into climate change models.
At the North and South Poles, cold dense … [more…] “Warmer, saltier polar water could change global ocean currents”