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Radioactive elements that were leaked into the Pacific Ocean following the meltdown of the Fukushima nuclear power plant in 2011 have been recorded for the first time off the coast of California. Volunteer researchers have been...

source: The Independent

It's been known for decades that certain organisms, found primarily deep in the ground and under bodies of water, can break down the toxic substances created by many industries. These pollution-gobbling microbes have been used to treat...

source: Smithsonian

Young salmon have a lot to deal with after first being brought into the world. Leaving the safety of their spawning pools, these fish have to dodge predatory birds, bears, sea lions and even the dangerous turbines of hydroelectric dams...

source: Nature World News

Global warming is likely playing a bigger role than previously thought in dead zones in oceans, lakes and rivers around the world and it's only going to get worse, according to a new study. Dead zones occur when fertilizer runoff clogs waterways with nutrients, such as nitrogen...

source: San Francisco Chronicle

Dolphin-sized robots are giving clues to a thaw of Antarctica's ice in a sign of how technology is revolutionizing data collection in remote polar regions, scientists said. An international study led by the California Institute of Technology...

source: Reuters

Researchers from North­eastern University's Marine Sci­ence Center and the Uni­ver­sity of North Car­olina at Chapel Hill have found that moderate ocean acid­i­fi­ca­tion and warming can actu­ally enhance the growth rate...

source: Eureka!

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