Topic: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
An increase in ocean salinity suggests an increase in the net evaporation of the water.
05/24/2010 04:32 pm
Scientists have found that the devastating Jan. 12 Haiti earthquake has placed stresses on the fault system beneath the island nation, which could lead to another major quake.
05/21/2010 02:12 pm
After this flight of Space Shuttle Atlantis there are only two space shuttle missions left before the orbiters are retired.
05/14/2010 04:52 pm
What scientists know about how oil spills affect the environment is drawn from a range of past events, no two of which have been alike. Because the blowout occurred 5,000 feet below below the water surface, the Gulf oil spill is unchartered territory.
05/10/2010 03:45 pm
Scientists have found a hydrothermal vent community three miles beneath the sea near the Cayman Islands. Other vents have led to the discovery of new and exotic creatures.
04/13/2010 08:19 pm
In a legal settlement Thursday, the EPA agreed to help states test coastal waters for acidity, and to weigh whether to tighten rules on carbon emissions to address ocean acidification.
03/12/2010 08:52 am
A colony of sea lions from the Galapagos Islands recently migrated 1,000 miles southeast to Peru, say a Lima-based ocean group. Was this migration – and others like it – caused by climate change?
02/08/2010 01:04 pm
The forces that led to the Haiti earthquake are a reminder that the idyllic Caribbean is one of the more geologically active spots on earth, and that a powerful earthquake could strike the region again.
01/21/2010 03:31 pm
Climate change is driving talks to curb greenhouse gas emissions in Copenhagen, but scientists warn that rising CO2 is turning oceans more acidic.
12/09/2009 12:00 am
Scientists say the Greenland ice sheet is losing about 7 billion cubic feet of ice a year. Now, they are just finally beginning to uncover some reasons why its been shrinking.
09/24/2009 01:00 am