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April 10 - 17, 2014
34th Annual Symposium on Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation
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Public Release: 3-Apr-2014
Science
Hot mantle drives elevation, volcanism along mid-ocean ridges
Using data from seismic waves, scientists have shown that temperature deep in Earth's mantle controls the elevation and volcanic activity along mid-ocean ridges, colossal mountain ranges that line the ocean floor. The findings, published this week in Science, bolster the idea that warm mantle plumes are responsible for 'hot spot' volcanism, and shed new light on how temperature in the depths of the mantle influences the contours of the Earth's crust.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Kevin Stacey
kevin_stacey@brown.edu
401-863-3766
Brown University

Public Release: 2-Apr-2014
Geophysical Research Letters
River ice reveals new twist on Arctic melt
A new study led by Lance Lesack, a Simon Fraser University geographer and Faculty of Environment professor, has discovered unexpected climate-driven changes in the mighty Mackenzie River's ice breakup. This discovery may help resolve the complex puzzle underlying why Arctic ice is disappearing more rapidly than expected. Lesack is the lead author on 'Local spring warming drives earlier river-ice breakup in a large Arctic delta,' published recently in Geophysical Research Letters.

Contact: Carol Thorbes
cthorbes@sfu.ca
778-782-3035
Simon Fraser University

Public Release: 2-Apr-2014
NASA sees Tropical Cyclone's Hellen's lively remnants
Powerful Tropical Cyclone Hellen rapidly weakened after hitting northwestern Madagascar, but Hellen's remnants have recently started to show signs of life. The TRMM satellite flew over these remnants in the Mozambique Channel on April 2, 2014, at 01:43 UTC.
NASA

Contact: Rob Gutro
robert.j.gutro@nasa.gov
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 2-Apr-2014
Magnetic anomaly deep within Earth's crust reveals Africa in North America
The repeated cycles of plate tectonics that have led to collision and assembly of large supercontinents and their breakup and formation of new ocean basins have produced continents that are collages of bits and pieces of other continents. Figuring out the origin and make-up of continental crust formed and modified by these tectonic events is vital to understanding Earth's geology and is important for many applied fields, such as oil, gas, and gold exploration.

Contact: Kea Giles
kgiles@geosociety.org
Geological Society of America

Public Release: 2-Apr-2014
Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment
Don't move a mussel (or a clam, or a snail)
Anyone that has spent time at a seaside pier has witnessed the destruction barnacles wreak on boat hulls. But biofouling animals are not limited to marine environments. A new paper published in the journal Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment estimates that the global management of freshwater mussels, clams, and other clinging animals costs $277 million US dollars annually.

Contact: Lori Quillen
quillenl@caryinstitute.org
845-677-7600 x233
Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies

Public Release: 2-Apr-2014
New project to help millions of people living in deltas adapt to climate change
Researchers from the University of Southampton are leading an international project to understand the effect of climate change on people living in deltas in South Asia and Africa, and how they respond. The $13.5m Canadian dollar DECCMA project is funded by Canada's International Development Research Centre and the UK's Department for International Development.
International Development Research Centre

Contact: Glenn Harris
G.Harris@soton.ac.uk
44-023-805-93212
University of Southampton

Public Release: 1-Apr-2014
Extreme weather events provide window for scientists studying Amazon climate change
Extreme weather events in the Amazon Basin are giving NASA-funded scientists an opportunity to predict the impacts of climate change and deforestation on ecological processes and ecosystem services of the Amazon River wetlands.
NASA

Contact: Leandro Castello
leandro@vt.edu
540-231-5046
Virginia Tech

Public Release: 1-Apr-2014
Global research possibilities expand as IISD assumes operation of Canada's famed 'Experimental Lakes'
Canada's famed 'Experimental Lakes Area' -- one of Earth's only whole-lake laboratories -- has enabled studies that today underpin phosphate, mercury, acid rain and other fundamental environmental legislation worldwide. Now, thanks to a group of agreements announced today, not only will the 58 northern Ontario lakes remain available for global scientific research, the scope of experimentation is expected to expand under the new stewardship of the International Institute for Sustainable Development.

Contact: Terry Collins
tc@tca.tc
416-538-8712
International Institute for Sustainable Development

Public Release: 1-Apr-2014
2014 Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research IACUC Conference
Study reveals animal research bias in experimentation oversight committee membership
Committees that are federally mandated to review, approve, and monitor the use of animals in experiments -- called Institutional Animal Care and Use Committees (IACUC) -- are dominated by animal research interests, according to a study presented today at the 2014 Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research IACUC Conference in Denver.
PETA, University of California -- San Diego School of Medicine

Contact: Tasgola Bruner
tasgolab@peta.org
404-907-4172
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals

Public Release: 1-Apr-2014
NASA caught Tropical Cyclone Hellen's rainfall near peak
When Tropical Cyclone Hellen was near the 'peak of her career' NASA's TRMM satellite picked up on her popularity in terms of tropical rainfall. Hellen was a very heavy rainmaker in her heyday with heavy rain rates.
NASA

Contact: Rob Gutro
robert.j.gutro@nasa.gov
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

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