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Government Agency Proposes Dozens Of Coral Species For Endangered Species Act
2012-12-03 16:06:58

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A new Endangered Species Act listings proposed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) would cover 66 coral species found in the Pacific and the Caribbean. NOAA said that in 2009, it received a petition to list 83 species of reef-building corals under the ESA from the Center for Biological Diversity. The organization found that the Center presented substantial information indicating a listing under the ESA...

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2011-07-23 05:45:00

Volcanic ash from small-scale eruptions and soot resulting from the burning of fossil fuels may be responsible by slowing the rate of global warming up by to 20-percent, according to the results of a new National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) study released Thursday. Particles such as these, commonly referred to as "aerosols", can reflect sunlight back into space once they reach the stratosphere, which according to an NOAA press release, "leads to a cooling influence on the...

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2011-01-20 09:00:00

The average global temperatures recorded throughout the year place 2010 in a tie with 1998 and 2005 for the title of warmest year ever recorded, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) announced in a press release on Thursday. The WMO's findings corroborate a Wednesday report by the US-based National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA), which also found that last year's global surface temperatures were the co-hottest noted by meteorologists since they began keeping track of such...

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2010-08-26 09:50:00

American and Indonesian scientists have managed to capture 100 hours of video and nearly 100,000 high-definition photos that illustrate the biological diversity of the waters around the Southeast Asian country of Indonesia, according to a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) press release dated August 25. Collaborating at Exploration Command Centers in Jakarta and Seattle, Washington through the summer, scientists were able to use HD cameras and other state of the art...

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2006-02-16 06:59:34

LANAI CITY, Hawaii - A 40-foot humpback whale wiggled off into the deep without a look back after ocean researchers and volunteers freed it from a tangle of abandoned fishing lines and other debris, possibly saving its life. Whale watchers were looking for another dangerously entangled whale in waters around Hawaii on Wednesday, but experts warned against anyone trying to do the job themselves. Disentangling whales requires a special permit. The rescue on Monday, using poles to untangle...


Word of the Day
cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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