These Oceanographers Want to Turn Marine Slime into Drugs

This article comes from Wired.com Eric Niiler 10.27.2020 08:00 AM A California team will use a robotic vehicle to study tiny seafloor creatures, hoping they might yield new compounds to fight viruses and cancer. ON WEDNESDAY, A crew of technicians will hoist a remotely operated vehicle dubbed Hercules from its berth on an oceanographic research vessel down into a patch of ocean about 150 miles off the Southern … Continue reading These Oceanographers Want to Turn Marine Slime into Drugs

Seaweed to Cow Feed

Why is Sweden building the world’s largest algae factory? From Euronews.com A Swedish start-up is building the world’s largest algae factory to create emission-reducing seaweed feed for cattle. But how do you reduce greenhouse gases from the world’s most polluting animal? 4 per cent of the world’s methane emissions currently come from cattle, which is two times higher than the whole aviation industry put together. … Continue reading Seaweed to Cow Feed

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California King Tides Project – 2021

King Tides are coming December 4-5 and January 2-3! The California King Tides Project is raising awareness about sea level rise and help communities plan for the future. You can help by taking and sharing photos of the highest high tides of the year. Find out what time the King Tides will be near you. Learn how to participate by uploading your photos via a web browser or app. Check … Continue reading California King Tides Project – 2021

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Did You Know – What’s the Difference Between a Hurricane, Typhoon and a Cyclone?

Since we are in the middle of Hurricane season we thought we share this tidbit. The only difference between a hurricane and a typhoon is the location where the storm occurs. Hurricanes and typhoons are the same weather phenomenon: tropical cyclones.  A tropical cyclone is a generic term used by meteorologists to describe a rotating, organized system of clouds and thunderstorms that originates over tropical or subtropical waters and … Continue reading Did You Know – What’s the Difference Between a Hurricane, Typhoon and a Cyclone?