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Codfish numbers at key fishery hits all-time low

8-10-14
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The level of codfish spawning in one of the most critical fisheries in the Northeast U.S. is at an all-time low. National Marine Fisheries Service scientists say the amount of cod spawning in the Gulf of Maine is estimated at ...

Mechanical issues thwart seismic research project

8-8-14
LONG BEACH ISLAND, N.J. (AP) — A seismic research project that has faced steep criticism will be postponed to next summer. The Press of Atlantic City (http://bit.ly/1oMtqyu) reports that a project aimed at studying sea level rise by sending sound ...
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Cyber Security Expert: Users Should Have Unique Passwords for Every Online Account

8-7-14
Kroll Cyber Security Managing Director Tim Ryan says people who use the same username and password for multiple online accounts should change all of their passwords to unique ones for every account.

New Jersey flights check for pollution at shore

8-3-14
OVER THE JERSEY SHORE (AP) — New Jersey environmental officials are alone this summer in checking for pollution from high above the state's shore. The federal Environmental Protection Agency ended its coastal pollution-monitoring flights this year ...

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.