"News Analysis: The Hidden World Under Our Feet"

"HELENA, Mont. -- The world’s worrisome decline in biodiversity is well known. Some experts say we are well on our way toward the sixth great extinction and that by 2100 half of all the world’s plant and animal species may disappear. Yet one of the most important threats to biodiversity has received little attention — though it lies under our feet."

Source: NY Times, 05/13/2013

Charles: 'Climate Change Sceptics Are Turning Earth Into Dying Patient'

"Prince Charles has attacked corporate lobbyists and climate change sceptics for turning the Earth into a 'dying patient', making his most outspoken criticism yet of the world's failure to tackle global warming just when the heir to the throne is assuming a growing number of the duties of what is supposed to be an apolitical monarchy."

Source: Guardian, 05/10/2013

Canada Think Tank To Save Freshwater Fisheries Research Facility

"OTTAWA — Some federal scientists working at the Department of Fisheries and Oceans may soon gain new freedom to control their research and speak in public, under a tentative deal announced Thursday to transfer management of a world-renowned freshwater research facility that opened in 1968."

Source: Postmedia, 05/10/2013
October 11, 2013 to October 13, 2013

ScienceOnline Oceans

The inaugural ScienceOnline Oceans conference will focus on how the internet can be used for collaboration, education and outreach in the marine sciences.


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