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Industrial lead pollution beat explorers to the South Pole by 22 years and persists today

Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen became the first man to reach the South Pole in December of 1911. More than 100 years later, an international team of scientists led by Joe McConnell of Nevada's ...

Mon 28 Jul 14 from Phys.org

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NOAA: 'Nuisance flooding' an increasing problem as coastal sea levels rise

Eight of the top 10 U.S. cities that have seen an increase in so-called "nuisance flooding"—which causes such public inconveniences as frequent road closures, overwhelmed storm drains and compromised ...

21 hours ago from Phys.org

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New research reveals Pele is powerful, even in the sky

One might assume that a tropical storm moving through volcanic smog (vog) would sweep up the tainted air and march on, unchanged. However, a recent study from atmospheric scientists at the University ...

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Excavated ship traced to Colonial-era Philadelphia

Four years ago this month, archeologists monitoring the excavation of the former World Trade Center site uncovered a ghostly surprise: the bones of an ancient sailing ship. Tree-ring scientists ...

2 hours ago from Phys.org

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New study confirms water vapor as global warming amplifier

A new study from scientists at the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science and colleagues confirms rising levels of water vapor in the upper troposphere – a key ...

19 hours ago from Phys.org

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Fracking in UK national parks allowed in 'exceptional circumstances'

Fracking will be allowed in British national parks in "exceptional circumstances", according to government guidelines announced on Monday as new bidding for exploration licenses opens.

Mon 28 Jul 14 from Phys.org

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Long-Lost Anchor May Soon Be Identified

After decades, possibly centuries, at the bottom of the sea, a barnacle-crusted anchor arrived in Texas for a major cleaning.

21 hours ago from Discovery.com

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Quality grilled cheese delivered, thanks to algorithms

The Melt, founded by the Flip Camera's creator, invents a smart delivery box that can keep your sandwich fresh for 30 minutes. Thank tech for your lunch.

Mon 28 Jul 14 from CNET

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Maine Ocean Acidification Commission to meet Friday, August 1

Brooks HaysAUGUSTA, Maine, July 28 (UPI) -- The Maine Ocean Acidification Commission, the first of its kind on the East Coast, is set to hold its inaugural meeting on Friday, August 1.

18 hours ago from UPI

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US plans widespread seismic testing of sea floor

(AP)—The U.S. government is planning to use sound blasting to conduct research on the ocean floor along most of the East Coast, using technology similar to that which led to a court battle by ...

Sat 26 Jul 14 from Phys.org

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