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Public Release: 12-Jun-2015
Scientific Reports
TAML catalysts safely and effectively remove estrogenic compounds from wastewater
Catalysts created by Carnegie Mellon University chemist Terrence J. Collins effectively and safely remove a potent and dangerous endocrine disruptor from wastewater. In a paper published in Scientific Reports, Collins' research team and collaborators led by Brunel University London's Susan Jobling and Rak Kanda demonstrate that the catalysts could be a viable option for large-scale water treatment.
The Heinz Endowments, Swiss National Science Foundation, Carnegie Mellon's Steinbrenner Institute for Environmental Education and Research, National Science Foundation, UK Water Industry Research

Contact: Jocelyn Duffy
jhduffy@andrew.cmu.edu
412-268-9982
Carnegie Mellon University

Public Release: 11-Jun-2015
NASA satellite shows Tropical Cyclone Ashobaa approaching Oman
Tropical Cyclone Ashobaa continues toward a landfall in eastern Oman and NASA's Terra satellite captured an image of the storm on its approach on June 11.
NASA

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

Public Release: 11-Jun-2015
NASA saw Tropical Depression 3-E coming together
The third tropical depression of the active Eastern Pacific Ocean hurricane season formed and NASA's RapidScat saw its winds coming together as it formed. NASA's Terra satellite provided an image of the storm's cloud extent showing bands of thunderstorms wrapping into its center.
NASA

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

Public Release: 10-Jun-2015
NASA sees powerful storms within Tropical Cyclone Ashobaa
Two NASA satellites provided a look inside and outside of Tropical Cyclone Ashobaa. NASA and JAXA's GPM satellite observed rainfall rates and cloud heights identifying powerful thunderstorms within the cyclone, and NASA's Aqua satellite provided an overall look at Ashobaa's cloud extent.
NASA

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

Public Release: 10-Jun-2015
Science
Warmer, lower-oxygen oceans will shift marine habitats
Modern mountain climbers usually carry tanks of oxygen to help them reach the summit. The combination of physical exertion and lack of oxygen at high altitudes creates a major challenge for mountaineers. Now, just in time for World Oceans Day on Monday, June 8, researchers have found that the same principle applies to marine species during climate change.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Cheryl Dybas
cdybas@nsf.gov
703-292-7734
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 10-Jun-2015
Science Advances
Coral reefs defy ocean acidification odds in Palau
Will some coral reefs be able to adapt to rapidly changing conditions in Earth's oceans? If so, what will these reefs look like in the future? As the ocean absorbs atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) released by the burning of fossil fuels, its chemistry is changing. The CO2 reacts with water molecules, lowering ocean pH in a process known as ocean acidification.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Cheryl Dybas
cdybas@nsf.gov
703-292-7734
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 10-Jun-2015
Satellite shows Blanca's remnant moisture over New Mexico today
Today, June 10, the remnant moisture from Blanca is now over New Mexico where it is expected to generate some isolated to scattered thunderstorms.
NASA

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

Public Release: 10-Jun-2015
Molecular Ecology
Coral colonies more genetically diverse than assumed
Coral colonies are more genetically diverse than it has been assumed to date. This is the conclusion drawn by biologists at Ruhr-Universität Bochum, who have conducted comprehensive studies into the genetic variability in individual colonies of different reef-forming coral species. 'However, this doesn't mean we should expect that this variability can compensate for corals dying worldwide due to climate change,' says Maximilian Schweinsberg from the Department of Animal Ecology, Evolution and Biodiversity.

Contact: Maximilan Schweinsberg
maximilian.schweinsberg@rub.de
49-234-322-2372
Ruhr-University Bochum

Public Release: 10-Jun-2015
Nature
Ice sheet collapse triggered ancient sea level peak: ANU media release
An international team of scientists has found a dramatic ice sheet collapse at the end of the ice age before last caused widespread climate changes and led to a peak in the sea level well above its present height.

Contact: Dr. Gianluca Marino
gianluca.marino@anu.edu.au
61-261-253-241
Australian National University

Public Release: 10-Jun-2015
BioScience
Genetically modified fish on the loose?
Transgenic fish may soon enter commercial production, but little is known about their possible effects on ecosystems, should they escape containment. Further, risk-assessment efforts are often hampered by an inability to comprehensively model the fishes' fitness in the wild.
Canadian Regulatory System for Biotechnology, Swedish Research Council

Contact: James Verdier
jverdier@aibs.org
205-286-8626
American Institute of Biological Sciences

Public Release: 9-Jun-2015
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Geological game changer
A long-standing fact widely accepted among the scientific community has been recently refuted, which now has major implications on our understanding of how Earth has evolved. Until recently, most geologists had determined the land connecting North and South America, the Isthmus of Panama, had formed 3.5 million years ago. But new data shows that this geological event, which dramatically changed the world, occurred much earlier.

Contact: Alison Satake
asatake@lsu.edu
225-578-3870
Louisiana State University

Public Release: 9-Jun-2015
Scientific Reports
Longest ever tiger shark tracking reveals remarkable, bird-like migrations
A new study has yielded the first ever continuous, two or more-year satellite tagging tracks for tiger sharks. This study reveals remarkable, and previously unknown, migration patterns more similar to birds, turtles and some marine mammals than other fishes.

Contact: Joe Donzelli
jdonzelli@nova.edu
954-262-2159
Nova Southeastern University

Public Release: 9-Jun-2015
ACS Central Science
Researchers turn to the ocean to help unravel the mysteries of cloud formation
In a study published today in ACS Central Science, a research team led by University of Wisconsin-Madison chemistry professor Timothy Bertram peels back the mysteries of the structures of tiny aerosol particles at the surface of the ocean. The work shows how the particles' chemical composition influences their abilities to take in moisture from the air, which indicates whether the particle will help to form a cloud -- a key to many basic problems in climate prediction.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Timothy Bertram
tbertram@chem.wisc.edu
608-890-3422
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Public Release: 9-Jun-2015
NASA looks at rare Arabian Sea tropical cyclone in 3-D
Tropical cyclones are not too common in the Arabian Sea, but tropical cyclone 01A, now renamed Ashobaa, formed this week.
NASA

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

Public Release: 9-Jun-2015
170th Meeting of The Acoustical Society of America
Carl Wunsch selected as 2015 Walter Munk Award recipient
Dr. Carl Wunsch has been selected as the 2015 recipient the Walter Munk Award for Distinguished Research in oceanography related to sound and the sea. Since 1993, The Oceanography Society has presented this award to recognize: significant original contributions to the understanding of physical ocean processes related to sound in the sea, significant original contributions to the application of acoustic methods to that understanding, and outstanding service that fosters research in ocean science and instrumentation contributing to the above.
The Office of Naval Research

Contact: Jennifer Ramarui
jenny@tos.org
301-251-7708
The Oceanography Society

Public Release: 9-Jun-2015
77th EAGE Conference & Exhibition 2015
Discovery of new rock property earns prize
The discovery of a new fundamental rock property will improve estimates of underground resources, such as hydrocarbons and drinking water, as well as CO2 storage reservoir capacity. The revelation that electricity can flow more easily through sedimentary rocks in the vertical, rather than horizontal, direction is contrary to established scientific wisdom.
Natural Environmental Research Council National Capability

Contact: Holly Peacock
holly.peacock@noc.ac.uk
National Oceanography Centre, UK

Public Release: 8-Jun-2015
NASA sees Tropical Storm Blanca weaken
NASA's RapidScat instrument and NASA's Terra and Aqua satellites showed the transition of Blanca from a hurricane to a tropical storm before it made landfall in Baja California.
NASA

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

Public Release: 8-Jun-2015
Nature Geoscience
Constant weathering
Variations in the weathering of rocks over the past two million years have been relatively uniform despite the distinct glacial and interglacial periods and the associated fluctuations in the Earth's climate.

Contact: F. Ossing
ossing@gfz-potsdam.de
49-331-288-1040
GFZ GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam, Helmholtz Centre

Public Release: 8-Jun-2015
The Auk
Loon chicks grow fast and fledge early to give parents a break
Raising healthy chicks is always a challenge, but in a cold, fish-free Arctic lake, it's an enormous undertaking. Red-throated Loon parents must constantly fly back and forth between their nesting lakes and the nearby ocean, bringing back fish to feed their growing young, and a new study suggests that the chicks grow fast and fledge while they're still small so that they can reach the food-rich ocean themselves and give their parents a break.

Contact: Daniel Rizzolo
djrizzolo@alaska.edu
Central Ornithology Publication Office

Public Release: 8-Jun-2015
NASA sees Tropical Cyclone 01A's winds intensify
Tropical Cyclone 01A has been moving in a northerly direction through the Northern Indian Ocean, and is now curving to the west, moving into the Gulf of Oman.
NASA

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

Public Release: 8-Jun-2015
Northeastern researchers investigate rules of the water
This summer an inter­dis­ci­pli­nary research team led by North­eastern pro­fessor Geoff Trussell will study com­mu­nity orga­ni­za­tion and con­nec­tivity of rocky inter­tidal habi­tats throughout the Gulf of Maine. The project is intended to help inform the devel­op­ment of pre­dic­tive eco­log­ical models that can be used to improve how these ecosys­tems are man­aged and preserved.
National Sci­ence Foundation

Contact: Casey Bayer
c.bayer@neu.edu
617-373-2592
Northeastern University

Public Release: 8-Jun-2015
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Making organic molecules in hydrothermal vents in the absence of life
For more than a decade, the scientific community has postulated that methane could be spontaneously produced by chemical reactions between hydrogen from hydrothermal vent fluid and carbon dioxide. New research by geochemists at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is the first to show that methane formation does not occur during the relatively quick fluid circulation process, despite extraordinarily high hydrogen contents in the waters.
NASA, National Science Foundation, NOAA, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Contact: WHOI Media Office
media@whoi.edu
508-289-3340
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Public Release: 8-Jun-2015
Scientists and surfers team up to assess antibiotic resistance risk
UK scientists are about to begin an innovative study that will shed light on how surfers exposed to human sewage and diffuse pollution in seawater might be affected by antibiotic resistant bacteria. A group from the University of Exeter Medical School is joining forces with environmental charity, Surfers Against Sewage, and calling on surfers across the country to help by providing samples gathered from rectal swabs.

Contact: Alex Smalley
a.j.smalley@exeter.ac.uk
44-187-225-8135
University of Exeter

Public Release: 8-Jun-2015
Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences
California Academy of Sciences discovers 100 new species in the Philippines
Scientists from the California Academy of Sciences are celebrating World Ocean's Day with a slew of brand new marine discoveries -- more than 100 species that are likely new to science. Mysterious live animals from dimly-lit, deep-water reefs were also collected for a new exhibit at the Academy's Steinhart Aquarium, expected to open in the summer of 2016.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Haley Bowling
hbowling@calacademy.org
415-379-5123
California Academy of Sciences

Public Release: 8-Jun-2015
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Fish declines linked to effects of excess nutrients on coastal estuaries
A comprehensive study of a major California estuary has documented the links between nutrient runoff from coastal land use, the health of the estuary as a nursery for young fish, and the abundance of fish in an offshore commercial fishery. The study, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, focused on Elkhorn Slough and Monterey Bay on California's central coast.
The Nature Conservancy

Contact: Tim Stephens
stephens@ucsc.edu
831-459-4352
University of California - Santa Cruz

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