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Lophelia, how are you? - GEOMAR

Actualités en continu - Tue, 2014-08-19 14:54

Scientists recover instruments and long-term experiments from two Norwegian cold-water coral reefs How do cold-water corals react to changing environmental conditions such as rising water temperatures and ocean acidification? Will the fragile reefs survive climate change?


Researchers reveal how ocean bacteria use light to grow - University of Otago

Actualités en continu - Tue, 2014-08-19 14:44

Sunlight stimulates common ocean bacteria to use carbon dioxide for growth when high-quality organic carbon food sources are scarce, according to surprising research by an international team that includes a University of Otago researcher.


August 19th is Earth Overshoot Day: the date our Ecological Footprint exceeds our planet’s annual budget - GFN (PDF)

Actualités en continu - Tue, 2014-08-19 11:38

It has taken less than eight months for humanity to use up nature’s entire budget for the year and go into ecological overshoot, according to data from Global Footprint Network, an international sustainability think tank with offices in North America, Europe and Asia.


New Energy Projects Boost the Use of Undersea Power Cables

Scoop it - Tue, 2014-08-19 11:15

The need to transmit power over long distances is increasing demand for submarine power cables, but the industry still faces hurdles.

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Did an exceptional iceberg sink the Titanic?

Scoop it - Tue, 2014-08-19 11:07

While the sinking of the Titanic in 1912 is typically blamed on human, design and construction errors, a new paper points to two other unfavorable factors outside human control: there were a greater number of icebergs than normal that year, and weather conditions had driven them further south, and earlier in the year, than was usual.

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Sauvetage et surveillance en mer : Frédéric Cuvillier salue le travail du CROSS Méditerranée - Ministère du Développement durable

Scoop it - Tue, 2014-08-19 11:06

Frédéric Cuvillier s'est rendu samedi 16 août 2014 au Centre Régional Opérationnel de Surveillance et de Sauvetage (CROSS) Méditerranée à La Garde, dans le Var (83), afin de saluer le travail (...)

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Misunderstood worm-like fossil finds its place in the Tree of Life - University of Cambridge

Actualités en continu - Tue, 2014-08-19 11:02

One of the most bizarre-looking fossils ever found - a worm-like creature with legs, spikes and a head difficult to distinguish from its tail – has found its place in the evolutionary Tree of Life, definitively linking it with a group of modern animals for the first time.


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