Category: Oceans

Munch inspired by ‘screaming clouds’

A new theory may explain the background to one of the most famous works of art every produced.

What can we learn from dinosaur proteins?

Researchers recently confirmed it is possible to extract proteins from 80-million-year-old dinosaur bones.

Can slag heaps help save the planet?

British scientists are exploring ways to use the steel industry’s waste to capture carbon dioxide in the atmosphere

Cold weather, fewer sun hours are associated with increased rates of alcoholic cirrhosis

Colder and less sunny regions of the world have higher rates of alcoholic cirrhosis, a disease caused by excessive drinking which results in irreversible scarring of the liver, new research shows. An international team of scientists found that every increase in temperature of one degree Celsius was linked with a decrease in the alcohol-attributable fraction of cirrhosis of 0.3 percent.

Cold snap: massive iceberg just off coast draws Canadians eager for close-up

150ft iceberg, which dwarfs nearby town of Ferryland, becomes tourist attraction as number of icebergs moving into North Atlantic shipping lanes spikes

When Rising Seas Transform Risk Into Certainty

Along parts of the East Coast, the entire system of insuring coastal property is beginning to break down.

Evaluating cultural value of landscapes using geotagged photos

A new method has been devised for assessing the cultural value of landscapes using geotagged photos shared on a social-networking service.

The ocean enterprise

New geospatial tools are not only helping to observe and preserve marine life, they are creating industries and revenues around the world.

Cool roofs: beating the midday sun with a slap of white paint

Reflecting the sun saves a building’s energy but it can also affect surrounding temperatures and offset carbon emissions

Saved: the endangered species back from the brink of extinction

Human activity has put wildlife around the world at risk, but many creatures are now thriving thanks to conservationists