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Ocean sink for human-made carbon dioxide measured

As reported in the latest issue of Science, the researchers have found that the ocean has taken up from the atmosphere as much as 34 gigatonnes (billions of metric tonnes) of human-made carbon between 1994 and 2007. This figure corresponds to 31 per cent of all anthropogenic CO2emitted during that time.  

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Horseshoe crabs at risk of extinction in some parts of the U.S.

These fearsome-looking prehistoric creatures have survived multiple global mass extinction events. The fear, though, is they may not survive us. They’re already endangered in Japan. And recent research shows they appear to be facing extinction in other areas, mostly due to encroachment on their beach habitats, pollution and over harvesting for everything …

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