Water & Oceans

"Introducing the Ocean Health Index"

"In a potential milestone for ocean management, a team of collaborators has produced the first Ocean Health Index, a tool for appraising the state of the world’s oceans. The index takes into account the major factors that influence the quality of regional marine ecosystems like fisheries, biodiversity, tourism and carbon storage and then assigns a score from zero to 100 for each place."

Source: Green/NYT, 08/16/2012

"Source of Mysterious Pumice 'Raft' in Pacific Found, NASA Says"

"The source of an enormous floating mass of pumice spotted this week in the South Pacific Ocean off the coast of New Zealand has been discovered: NASA satellite images and other sleuthing science have pinpointed an erupting undersea volcano called the Havre Seamount as the culprit."

Source: LiveScience, 08/15/2012
April 9, 2013 to April 13, 2013

AAG Annual Meeting

Get the latest in research and applications in environment, energy, climate, sustainability, and health GIS at the Association of American Geographers annual gathering in Los Angeles.

"Toxic Taps: Lead Is Still the Problem"

"Millions of Americans may be drinking water that is contaminated with dangerous doses of lead. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) knows it; state governments know it; local utilities know it. The only people who usually don’t know it are those who are actually drinking the toxic water."

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