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Scientists discover ancient undersea landslide near Australia

Scientists discover ancient undersea landslide near Australia

James Cook University Scientists discover what they beleive to be the largest underwaterlandslide in the world. JCU’s Dr Robin Beaman said the remains of the slip, known as the Gloria Knolls Slide, were discovered 75 kilometres off the north Queensland coast near the town of Innisfail while the scientists were working from the Marine National Facility’s blue-water research ship Southern ... Read More »

Illegal fishing during closures among fall 2016 convictions in ‘Newfoundland and Labrador’

Illegal fishing during closures among fall 2016 convictions in Newfoundland and Labrador

Illegal recreational fishing and fishing during closures among fall 2016 convictions in Newfoundland and Labrador. Between October to December 2016, 31 individuals were convicted under the Fisheries Act following investigations by Fisheries and Oceans Canada fishery officers. Fines totaling more than $23,000 were issued. In the inland recreational salmon fishery, individual fines up to $1000.00 were issued for offences such ... Read More »

Climate change linked to extreme weather events, Climate Council report says

Climate change linked to extreme weather events, Climate Council report says

Climate change is now influencing all extreme weather events – with some of the most severe climate impacts occurring in 2016. The Climate Council report ‘Cranking Up The Intensity: Climate Change and Extreme Weather Events’ finds that while the links between climate change and some extreme weather events such as bushfires and heatwaves are well-established, the evidence linking climate change ... Read More »

Halifax professor Jeff Dahn wins Herzberg Gold Medal

Battery expert Jeff Dahn wins Herzberg Gold Medal

Jeff Dahn, A leading scientist who is working with Tesla to make better lithium-ion batteries has won the $1-million Herzberg prize, Canada’s top science award. The esteemed prize is akin to a lifetime achievement award, celebrating sustained excellence and overall influence of research work conducted in Canada. It’s an incredible honour for Dr. Dahn, a researcher who’s made Dalhousie his ... Read More »

Climate-change whistleblower alleges NOAA manipulated data, Report

NOAA researchers manipulated climate data to erase global warming pause

A high-level whistleblower at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has revealed that the organization published manipulated data in a major 2015 report on climate change in order to maximize impact on world leaders at the UN climate conference in Paris in 2015. “The chairman intends to push for responses to his initial requests,” an aide for the Committee ... Read More »

Mars Liquid Water: Curiosity Rover Exposes Low CO2 Level

Rover Curiosity's latest data adds to puzzle of liquid water on Mars (research)

Mars’ liquid water may have had an atmospheric ‘escape route’, says new research. The early Martian atmosphere likely didn’t contain enough carbon dioxide to keep the planet warm enough for liquid water, according to National Aeronautics and Space Administration researchers. “A higher carbon dioxide pressure in the atmosphere of early Mars could have provided a greenhouse effect with the magnitude ... Read More »

Black Hole Feeds on Star for a Decade, Says New Research

Black Hole Feeds on Star for a Decade, Says New Research

Scientists have discovered a giant black hole that’s so hungry, it’s been gorging on a star for more than a decade – more than 10 times longer than any stellar meal detected before. Scientists made this discovery using data from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory and Swift satellite as well as ESA’s XMM-Newton. The trio of orbiting X-ray telescopes found evidence ... Read More »

Japan ‘Space Junk’ Mission Fails in Attempt to Tether Trash, Report

Japan 'Space Junk' Mission Fails in Attempt to Tether Trash, Report

A Japan “space junk” mission ended in failure when an electrodynamic tether from a Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency cargo ship failed to deploy before returning to Earth on Monday. Before the HTV-6 spacecraft’s fiery end, it spent a week orbiting the Earth to test out the Kounotori Integrated Tether Experiment (KITE), or technology for removing space junk. But during the ... Read More »

NASA’s Juno Completes Its Fourth Flyby of Jupiter (Watch)

NASA’s Juno Completes Its Fourth Flyby of Jupiter

NASA’s Juno spacecraft successfully completed a close flyby of Jupiter on February 2, 2017. All of Juno’s science instruments and the spacecraft’s JunoCam were operating during the flyby to collect data that is now being returned to Earth. Juno is currently in a 53-day orbit, and its next close flyby of Jupiter will occur on March 27, 2017. NASA’s Juno ... Read More »