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Calculating tidal energy turbines' effects on sediments and fish

— 13 Dec 2010 17:01 | Environment

The emerging tidal-energy industry is spawning another in its shadow: tidal-energy monitoring. Little is known about tidal turbines' environmental effects and environmentalists, regulators…

Many coastal wetlands likely to disappear this century

— 2 Dec 2010 19:01 | Environment

Many coastal wetlands worldwide - including several on the U.S. Atlantic coast - may be more sensitive than previously thought to climate change and sea-level rise projections for the…

Whale-inspired ocean turbine blades

— 28 Nov 2010 14:05 | Technology

Interest in developing alternative energy sources is driving the consideration of a promising technology that uses underwater turbines to convert ocean tidal flow energy into electricity…

New analysis explains formation of bulge on far side of moon

— 12 Nov 2010 15:21 | Astronomy

A bulge of elevated topography on the farside of the moon - known as the lunar farside highlands - has defied explanation for decades. But a new study led by researchers at the University…

Saturn's icy moon may keep oceans liquid with wobble

— 8 Oct 2010 13:12 | Astronomy

Saturn's icy moon Enceladus should not be one of the most promising places in our solar system to look for extraterrestrial life. Instead, it should have frozen solid billions of years…

New current meter provides answers for lobster industry, oyster farmers, scientists

— 15 Sep 2010 12:15 | Environment

When a federal fisheries scientist sought to learn how ocean currents affect the catch rate of lobsters, he turned to a University of Rhode Island oceanographer who had developed an…

Tidal marshes protect aquatic ecosystems and store carbon

— 24 May 2010 10:25 | Environment

A team of scientists measured nitrogen and phosphorus retention and carbon sequestration by tidal marsh soils along the Georgia coast to document the role of these wetlands in storing…

Composites for energy

— 30 Jun 2009 12:44 | Technology

Advanced composite materials are playing a vital role in improved design and reduced operating costs for renewable energy technologies. Research presented today [Tuesday 30 June] will…

New definition could further limit habitable zones around distant suns

— 11 Jun 2009 09:12 | Astronomy

As astronomers gaze toward nearby planetary systems in search of life, they are focusing their attention on each system's habitable zone, where heat radiated from the star is just right…

Scientists find climate change to have paradoxical effects in coastal wetlands

— 24 Mar 2009 16:26 | Environment

Rising atmospheric carbon dioxide is largely responsible for recent global warming and the rise in sea levels. However, a team of scientists, including two Smithsonian ecologists, have…

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