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US plans wide seismic testing of Atlantic seabed

7-25-14
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The federal government is planning to use sound blasting to conduct research on the ocean floor along most of the East Coast, using technology similar to that which spawned a court battle between environmentalists and ...

As numbers of gray seals rise, so do conflicts

7-20-14
ROCKLAND, Maine (AP) — Decades after gray seals were all but wiped out in New England waters, the population has rebounded so much that some frustrated residents are calling for a controlled hunt. The once-thriving New England gray seal population ...

Court KOs New Jersey bid to block ocean blasting

7-14-14
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A federal appeals court has cleared the path for seismic testing off the coast of New Jersey that will blast the floor of the Atlantic Ocean with loud noises as part of a climate change research project. The 3rd Circuit ...
A new technology based on carbon nanotubes promises commercially viable hydrogen production from water. Image: Tewodros Asefa.

Rutgers Chemists Develop Technology to Produce Clean-Burning Hydrogen Fuel

7-14-14
New catalyst based on carbon nanotubes may rival cost-prohibitive platinum for reactions that split water into hydrogen and oxygen.

SpaceX launches cluster of commercial satellites

7-14-14
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The SpaceX company has launched a rocket packed with communication satellites. The Falcon rocket blasted off Monday from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. On board were six advanced satellites for the New Jersey-based ...
Wind and sea ice cover influence how many krill there are at the bottom of the food chain off the Antarctic Peninsula, and the fate of the krill reverberates throughout the food chain, Grace Saba says.

Antarctic Food Web Depends on Changes in Wind and Ice Cover

7-11-14
As the wind and ice go, so go the phytoplankton; as the phytoplankton go, so go the krill and everything that eats the krill.

New Jersey to keep sex assault evidence longer

7-10-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey is requiring officials to keep sexual assault medical examination evidence, including DNA results, longer if the accuser doesn't press charges. Acting Attorney General John Hoffman announced the new directive on ...

New Jersey nuke plant goes offline for repair work

7-8-14
LACEY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — The nation's oldest operating nuclear plant has been taken offline temporarily so crews can replace a piece of equipment. The Oyster Creek plant in Lacey Township was shut down at 8 p.m. Monday. Plant officials say the ...

New Jersey appealing order on ocean sound blasting

7-8-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's administration says it will appeal a judge's ruling that allowed scientists to go ahead with blasting sound waves in the ocean for research. The state government says the research could harm ...

New Jersey asks judge to block ocean blasting plan

7-3-14
New Jersey environmental officials went to federal court Thursday trying to block a federally approved research plan that involved blasting the ocean floor off New Jersey with loud sound waves. The state Department of Environmental Protection sought ...