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Hacking a Pressure Sensor to Track Gradual Motion Along Marine Faults

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Oceanographers and a Seattle engineering company are testing a simple technique to track seafloor movement in earthquake-prone coastal areas.
22-Sep-2017 2:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Scott Montgomery Makes Case for Nuclear Power in New Book 'Seeing the Light'

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Nuclear power is not merely an energy option for the future, geoscientist Scott L. Montgomery writes in his new book, it is a life-saving and essential way for the world to provide energy and avoid "carbon and climate failure."
21-Sep-2017 4:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Wave Glider Surfs Across Stormy Drake Passage in Antarctica

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A hardy ocean drone made a first-ever attempt to surf across Antarctica’s stormy Drake Passage gathering data about ocean mixing.
20-Sep-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Catching a Diversity of Fish Species — Instead of Specializing — Means More Stable Income for Fishers

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A team of scientists analyzed nearly 30 years of revenue and permitting records for individuals fishing in Alaskan waters and tracked how their fishing choices, in terms of permits purchased and species caught, influenced their year-to-year income...
15-Sep-2017 3:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Old Fish Few and Far Between Under Fishing Pressure

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A new study by University of Washington scientists has found that, for dozens of fish populations around the globe, old fish are greatly depleted — mainly because of fishing pressure. The paper, published online Sept. 14 in Current Biology, is the...
12-Sep-2017 4:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites

People of Color Exposed to More Pollution From Cars, Trucks, Power Plants During 10-Year Period

A new nationwide study finds that the U.S. made little progress from 2000 to 2010 in reducing relative disparities between people of color and whites in exposure to harmful air pollution emitted by cars, trucks and other combustion sources. While...
11-Sep-2017 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Climate Change Challenges the Survival of Fish Across the World

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University of Washington researchers have published the first analysis looking at how vulnerable the world's freshwater and marine fishes are to climate change. Their paper, appearing online Sept. 11 in Nature Climate Change, used physiological data...
13-Sep-2017 4:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

UW Team Shatters Long-Range Communication Barrier for Near Zero-Power Devices

University of Washington researchers have demonstrated for the first time that devices that run on almost zero power can transmit data across distances of up to 2.8 kilometers — breaking a long-held barrier and potentially enabling a vast array of...
13-Sep-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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