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Drop in CO2 levels triggered formation of Antarctic ice sheet

Drop in CO2 levels triggered formation of Antarctic ice sheet

Last Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014, 14:20

A new study suggests that a drop in carbon dioxide (CO2) levels seems to have triggered Antarctic ice sheet formation.

Oceans pivotal in sustaining alien life: Study

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 14:31

Oceans are vital in moderating climate on Earth-like planets, thus sustaining alien life as revealed by a recent report by researchers from University of East Anglia.

New approach to improve hurricane intensity forecast

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 14:34

In what could offer a new method to aid in storm intensity prediction of hurricanes, researchers have found that physical conditions at the air-sea interface, where the ocean and atmosphere meet, is a key component to improve forecast models.

Trash concentration in ocean as dangerous as climatic change

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 11:26

Large concentrations of trash in the oceans, also known as "plastic soups", are as dangerous as climatic change, one of the experts in the field, Mike Moore said, Australian media reported.

US calls for more efforts to protect oceans

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 09:19

US Secretary of State John Kerry said the oceans are facing threats from over-fishing, pollution and acidification, and called for "a comprehensive, global strategy" to protect them, media reported Tuesday.

US calls for more efforts to protect oceans

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 09:17

US Secretary of State John Kerry said the oceans are facing threats from over-fishing, pollution and acidification, and called for "a comprehensive, global strategy" to protect them, media reported Tuesday.

Global warming will increase greenhouse gas emissions: Study

Last Updated: Monday, June 09, 2014, 19:23

A new study has claimed that rising temperatures can increase the amount of greenhouse gases emitted naturally by the oceans.

Warming climate adding to CO2 levels released by oceans: Study

Last Updated: Monday, June 09, 2014, 16:30

A new study has revealed that increase in warming climate has intensified the carbon dioxide level in atmosphere which is released by oceans.

UN calls for eco-awareness on World Oceans Day

Last Updated: Monday, June 09, 2014, 14:40

The UN has urged the international community to commit itself to keeping the oceans healthy and productive for current and future generations.

Today`s ocean acidification outpacing 56m year-old ancient upheaval

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 03, 2014, 10:37

Some 56 million years ago, a massive pulse of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere sent global temperatures soaring.

Dolphins originated 6 million years earlier than thought

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 07, 2014, 13:18

Dolphins may have been swimming the Earth`s oceans for six million years longer than previously thought and they might have had their origins in the Pacific Ocean, a new study suggests.

Life may have originated at bottom of sea: Study

Last Updated: Sunday, April 27, 2014, 16:37

A lab reconstruction of Earth`s "ancient ocean" has suggested that how the first organisms on the planet could have become metabolically active at the bottom of the sea.