‘Caffeinated’ coastal waters: Possible sources include sewer overflows, septic tanks

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Scientists connect seawater chemistry with ancient climate change and evolution

Posted: 19 Jul 2012 11:18 AM PDT

Humans get most of the blame for climate change with little attention paid to the contribution of other natural forces. Now, scientists are shedding light on one potential cause of the cooling trend of the past 45 million years that has everything to do with the chemistry of the world’s oceans.

‘Caffeinated’ coastal waters: Possible sources include sewer overflows, septic tanks

Posted: 19 Jul 2012 07:53 AM PDT

A new study finds elevated levels of caffeine at several sites in Pacific Ocean waters off the coast of Oregon — though not necessarily where researchers expected. This study is the first to look at caffeine pollution off the Oregon coast.

Could volcanic eruptions in the south-west Pacific save the Great Barrier Reef?

Posted: 19 Jul 2012 07:52 AM PDT

Could the pumice that surges into the ocean once a volcano erupts in Tonga or elsewhere in the south-west Pacific save the Great Barrier Reef? New research conducted by Queensland University of Technology geologist Dr Scott Bryan indicates that yes, this is not only possible, but could be how the Great Barrier Reef formed in the first place.

High dolphin deaths in Gulf of Mexico due to oil spill and other environmental factors, study finds

Posted: 19 Jul 2012 07:52 AM PDT

The largest oil spill on open water to date and other environmental factors led to the historically high number of dolphin deaths in the Gulf of Mexico, concludes a two-year scientific study.
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