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A recent paper in the Journal of Physical Oceanography details the specific challenges posed by the many millions of tons of plastic dumped into the ocean every years. The findings indicate that solving the problem may have complicating factors beyond just raw scale (4.8 million to 12.7 million metric tons of dumped in 2015 alone). Read about the research on EurekAlert!.

Video: New Princeton University research proves that ocean currents can move particles like phytoplankton and plastic debris all the way across the world in significantly less time than previously thought. Find out how in this video and on EurekAlert!.

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Public Release: 13-Apr-2016
Journal of Integrated Pest Management
New resource for managing the Mexican rice borer
A new article in the Journal of Integrated Pest Management provides information on the biology and life cycle of the Mexican rice borer (Eoreuma loftini), and offers suggestions about how to manage them.
USDA NIFA Hatch Funds, USDA CSREES Southern Region IPM Program and Crops-at-Risk Program, USDA NIFA Sustainable Bioenergy Program, US EPA Strategic Agricultural Initiative Program and Agricultural IPM

Contact: Richard Levine
Entomological Society of America

Public Release: 13-Apr-2016
Understanding ocean processes
Geographer Timothy DeVries receives a grant to use satellite data for gaining a better understanding of the ocean's biological carbon pump.
NASA's New (Early Career) Investigator Program (NIP) in Earth Science

Contact: Julie Cohen
University of California - Santa Barbara

Public Release: 13-Apr-2016
Global Change Biology
Using data to protect coral reefs from climate change
Coral reefs are early casualties of climate change, but not every coral reacts the same way to the stress of ocean warming. Northwestern University researchers have developed the first-ever quantitative 'global index' detailing which of the world's coral species are most susceptible to coral bleaching and most likely to die. Based on historical data, the index can be used to compare the bleaching responses of the world's corals and to predict which corals may be most affected by future bleaching events.
National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Megan Fellman
Northwestern University

Public Release: 13-Apr-2016
Nature Conservation
Nature Conservation's 4th anniversary: Achievements and challenges recap
Four years ago, Nature Conservation was launched to address the need for a stronger link between science, policy and management. Through timely, high-quality and innovative papers with clear practical relevance, the open-access journal has been working in the name of applied biodiversity conservation ever since. On celebrating this anniversary, an editorial marks the steady growth in publications and international attention alike driven by the invaluable contributions of authors, editors and reviewers.

Contact: Dr. Klaus Henle
Pensoft Publishers

Public Release: 13-Apr-2016
GPM sees heavy rain in Tropical Cyclone Fantala
Tropical Cyclone Fantala continued to strengthen in the Southern Indian Ocean and NASA/JAXA's Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) satellite found very heavy rain in the system.

Contact: Rob Gutro
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 13-Apr-2016
New imaging technique reveals vulnerability of coral reefs
In a study published today in PLOS ONE, researchers from the University of Hawaii, University of California-Irvine and University of Lincoln created a novel method using µCT (micro-computed tomography) scans to expose how bioerosion and secondary accretion of corals -- critical processes for reef sustainability -- respond to varying environmental conditions, including changing ocean acidity.

Contact: Marcie Grabowski
University of Hawaii at Manoa

Public Release: 13-Apr-2016
Prehistoric peepers give vital clue in solving 300 million year old 'Tully Monster'
University of Leicester researchers identify ancient 'Tully Monster' was a vertebrate.
Natural Environment Research Council

Contact: Thomas Clements
University of Leicester

Public Release: 12-Apr-2016
Applied Geochemistry
Oxygen key to containing coal ash contamination
The level of oxygen in a coal ash disposal site can greatly affect how much toxic selenium and arsenic can be leached from the system.
National Science Foundation, Environmental Research and Education Foundation

Contact: Ken Kingery
Duke University

Public Release: 12-Apr-2016
NASA eyes powerful storms in newborn Tropical Cyclone Fantala
Powerful thunderstorms circled the low-level center of newborn Tropical Cyclone Fantana in infrared imagery from NASA's Aqua satellite.

Contact: Rob Gutro
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 12-Apr-2016
Diseases of Aquatic Organisms
Study links fetal and newborn dolphin deaths to Deepwater Horizon oil spill
Scientists have finalized a study of newborn and fetal dolphins found stranded on beaches in the northern Gulf of Mexico between 2010 and 2013. The study team identified substantial differences between fetal and newborn dolphins found stranded inside and outside the areas affected by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

Contact: Diana Yates
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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